• Music Legends

    24 May 2010, 20:34 by Shasolace

    Some names and dates are still under research

    Aaliyah Dana Haughton (Aaliyah) - 1/16/1979 - 8/25/2001
    Al Wilson - 6/19/1939 - 4/21/2008
    Andrew Roy Gibb (Andy Gibb) - 3/5/1958 - 3/10/1988
    Antoine "TCD" Lundy (Force MD's) - 2/3/1964 - 1/21/1998
    Autry DeWalt Mixon (Jr. Walker & The All Stars) - 6/14/1931 - 11/23/1995
    Baldemar Huerta (Freddy Fender) - 6/4/1937 - 10/14/2006
    Barrence Eugene Carter (Barry White) - 9/12/1944 - 7/4/2003
    Benjamin Orr (The Cars) - 8/9/1947 - 10/3/2000
    Bernard Edwards (Chic) - 10/31/1952 - 4/18/1996
    Bill Haley (Bill Haley And The Comets) - 7/6/1925 - 2/9/1981
    Billy Henderson (The Spinners) - 8/9/1939 - 2/2/2007
    Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - 6/3/1952 - 1/28/2008
    Billy Stewart - 3/24/1937 - 1/17/1970
    Harry Lillis Crosby (Bing Crosby) - 5/3/1903 - 10/14/1977
    Robert George Pickett (Bobby "Boris" Pickett - 2/11/1938 - 4/25/2007
    Bradley E. Delp (Boston) - 6/12/1951 - 3/9/2007
  • Chicago Soul - Defined

    1 Jan 2008, 20:12 by gefosterjr

    Of the three major hotbeds for soul music during the 1960s, Motown had the hits and Memphis had the grit. Unfortunately, Chicago's fertile soul community is often left off the map — and if it's recognized at all, it's mostly for the accomplishments of Curtis Mayfield, both as a member of the Impressions and later as a solo act. The Chicago Soul scene obviously fostered a variety of production styles, but its best-known hits — including "The Monkey Time" by Major Lance, "Get on Up" by the Esquires, "People Get Ready" by the Impressions, and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson — featured a sound based on laid-back yet effervescent soul, with sweet vocals and a stinging horn section. Though Mayfield is rightly the central figure in the rise of Chicago soul, considering his work as a songwriter and producer as well as bandleader and vocalist, arranger/producer Johnny Pate and producer/A&R man Carl Davis deserve much credit for development of the sound. …
  • Al still sounds just like "owwwwww"...

    19 Jul 2007, 19:00 by clemens1986

    A little something I found over @

    Love and Happiness

    "Last year," says an excited Al Green, "we did 147 shows around the world. All those people in other countries know how bad Al Green is. Memphis should know it, too."
    Memphians will have their first real opportunity in a while to catch R&B legend Green and his 15-piece band, as they perform Saturday as part of the Memphis Botanic Garden's summer concert series.

    Though born in Arkansas and raised in Michigan, the 61-year-old Green is a beloved local icon. Arriving in town in 1970, under the guidance of his musical foil and mentor Willie Mitchell, he went on to craft some of the most essential soul sides of all time.

    In the mid-1970s, Green gave his life over to God, becoming an ordained minister and making gospel records, but returning periodically to cut secular albums. He can still be found most Sunday mornings preaching at his Full Gospel Tabernacle Church.