• Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

    16 May 2009, 11:35 by fmera

    The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance is the latest in a series of awards recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category, the first of which was presented in 1959. The award goes to the artist. The awards have had quite a convoluted history, particularly during the early Grammy years, having seen several name changes:

    • 1959-1960: Best Vocal Performance, Female
    • 1961: Best Vocal Performance Single Record or Track, Female and Best Vocal Performance Album, Female
    • 1962-1963: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
    • 1964-1968: Best Vocal Performance, Female
    • 1966: Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance - Female
    • 1967: Grammy Award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female
      (the award went to Paul McCartney for Eleanor Rigby)
    • 1968: Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance
  • A Funky Soul Playlist

    3 Dec 2007, 14:40 by ambivaline

    Just a very funky playlist, from and inspired by the 70s:

    Across 110th Street
    It is no coincidence that this song is on the Soundtrack for both Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), and Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007). Originally written for the movie Across the 110th Street, 1972 - the sound of the times.

    Opening track from the album with "Ain't No Sunshine", Bill Withers 1971.

    We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
    1970, Curtis Mayfield.

    Feel Like Makin' Love
    More sensual than funky, perhaps, but Roberta Flack deserves to be on the list. 1974.

    I Can Understand It
    Bobby Womack is as energetic as James Brown here, only lesser known. 1972.

    Blaxploitation movie soundtrack, 1972, Curtis Mayfield.

    Back Stabbers
    A long time favorite - 1972.

    I Wish I Didn't Miss You
    Angie Stone was born in 1961, but didn't release her first album until 1999. …
  • Guess That Song! Pt. 4

    22 Oct 2006, 00:05 by Carali

    There is also still some songs to be guessed in Pt. 1, 2 & 3
    Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
    Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 4: Italicize the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    1. -- (name), it's now or never, give your love to me and I'll shower your heart with tenderness Lady Willpower
    2. Of all the things I believed in, I just want to get it over with Goodbye to You
    3. Many, many years ago, when I was 23, I was married to a widow, who was pretty as could be I'm My Own Grandpaw
    4. You better run, you better run
    5. When I said I needed you, you said you would always stay You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    6. Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, When I want you All I Have to Do Is Dream
    7. I see ya blowin' me a kiss, it doesn't take a scientist Crush