• The Ultimate Guide to Contemporary R&B

    27 Mar 2014, 17:49 by CapricornSun33

    Introduction - What is Contemporary R&B?

    Is there any other genre as misleading and as badly defined as Contemporary R&B? (except for ).

    - Ask your friend or neighbor what they think of Contemporary R&B and chances he/she will say that it is nothing but "commercial music for the clubs with lots of naked chicks, bling bling and luxury/alcohol brands in the videos".

    - Ask your parents and they will probably tell you it has nothing to do with the real R&B.

    - Ask a stranger in the street about which Contemporary R&B they are aware of and I can bet they'll tell something like "Rihanna, Chris Brown, Jason Derülo, The Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber" or maybe even "David Guetta or Lady Gaga"... :/ In other words, a mix of , and .

    A few years ago, the answer would have been pop-rappers such as Nelly or Ja Rule or people like Akon, Sean Paul and Jennifer Lopez. …
  • Remember this? King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew - King Holiday

    21 Jan 2008, 17:31 by 2Serenity

    Today in the United States, it is a Federal Holiday in celebrating, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday.

    There was a lot of lobbying done in order to make the holiday be recognized. A year after Dr. King's death in 1969, the paper work and lobbying started and it was not until President Regan decided to sign Dr. King's birthday over as a National Holiday. Some states did not recognize the King Holiday in the beginning. A lot of tension was still in America then about the holiday (and still is) but not as much now.

    Facts: http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2002/brotheroutsider/special_mlkday.html

    Please check out this video in celebration of Dr. King's birthday.

    I must have been about 11 when this video came out. I still know all the words. Everyone was so happy and elated that Dr. King would be celebrated at a National level. [I wish the song was still available. I have a 45 of the song somewhere in my junk at my parents house.]

  • Motown

    22 Aug 2007, 12:03 by Nectar_Card

    For a streamable tag radio of all the artists listed here, click here for Motown records radio

    Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan ("Motor City"), where it achieved widespread international success. Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as the first record label owned by an African American and primarily featuring African American artists to regularly achieve crossover success and have a widespread, lasting effect on the music industry.

    Incorporated on 12 January 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records, Motown has, over the course of its history, owned or distributed releases from more than 45 subsidiaries in varying genres, although it is most famous for its releases in the musical genres of R&B, hip hop, pop, and soul. Motown left Detroit for Los Angeles in 1972, and remained an independent company until 1988, when Gordy sold the company to MCA. …
  • 70s Disco Tracks Top 100

    11 Apr 2006, 00:26 by Tr1xx

    Well, I made up a similar list for a Northern Soul Top 100, so here's my equivalent DISCO version. As with that one, it's a personal and totally subjective list, and some folks will moan that "___" isn't really disco, well tough! Incidentally, I'm including 1980 chart entries, (basically because it's my list!), and I've only included tracks that I already possess. Time to turn up the hi-fi and get those feet tappin'...

    A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
    Al Hudson And The Partners - You Can Do It
    Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife
    Amanda Lear - Queen Of Chinatown
    Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
    Amii Stewart - Light My Fire
    Andrea True Connection - More, More, More
    Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
    Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure
    Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again
    Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
    Baccara - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
    Barry White - What Am I Gonna Do With You?
    Barry White - You're the First, the Last, My Everything