Young, Gifted and Black: Remembering Aretha Franklin

Young, Gifted and Black: Remembering Aretha Franklin

  In 1972, Aretha Franklin released the album “Young, Gifted and Black” (Photo Credit: Atlantic Records).   In Memoriam: Re-Examining Aretha Franklin’s ‘Young, Gifted and… Magazine Topics: Music R&B Losing Legends of the Motown Sound Regal Chats with R&B Legend Lenny Williams Regal Chats with R&B Diva

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20th Anniversary; 10 Best Urban Albums of 1998

20th Anniversary; 10 Best Urban Albums of 1998

  In 1998, Whitney Houston released “My Love is Your Love,” her first true studio album since “I’m Your Baby Tonight” in 1990.   1998,… Magazine Topics: Music R&B Losing Legends of the Motown Sound Regal Chats with R&B Legend Lenny Williams Regal Chats with R&B Diva

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Classic R&B Makes Triumphant Return in 2018

Classic R&B Makes Triumphant Return in 2018

  Classic R&B artists will have new albums on the shelves this year.     Don’t Call it a Comeback Who said real R&B died… Magazine Topics: Music R&B Losing Legends of the Motown Sound Regal Chats with R&B Legend Lenny Williams Regal Chats with R&B Diva

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10 Must Have Christmas Songs for Holiday Season

10 Must Have Christmas Songs for Holiday Season

  The Temptations, circa 1980, created the best rendition of the Christmas song “Silent Night.”  In 1980, the R&B group consisted of (L-R) Otis Williams,… Magazine Topics: Music R&B Losing Legends of the Motown Sound Regal Chats with R&B Legend Lenny Williams Regal Chats with R&B Diva

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Have Black Male R&B Singers Lost Their Soul?

Have Black Male R&B Singers Lost Their Soul?

The return of D’Angelo to the music scene Monday with the release of “Black Messiah” has given many hope that the return of the Black… Magazine Topics: Music R&B Losing Legends of the Motown Sound Regal Chats with R&B Legend Lenny Williams Regal Chats with R&B Diva

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Ohio Players Lead Guitarist Launches Solo Career

Ohio Players Lead Guitarist Launches Solo Career

The Ohio Players’ lead guitarist, Clarence “Chet” Willis, steps away from the group’s legacy to release his solo debut “The C-Dub Project.” Lead Guitarist of… Magazine Topics: Classic R&B Makes Triumphant Return in 2018 Music R&B Losing Legends of the Motown Sound Regal Chats with R&B Legend

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OMI: Making Music, Making a Difference

OMI: Making Music, Making a Difference

Music That Makes a Difference By Todd A. Smith             “I come to make a difference.  I want to be one of the greats,” said… Magazine Topics: Music R&B Losing Legends of the Motown Sound Regal Chats with R&B Legend Lenny Williams Regal Chats with R&B Diva

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