Posts Tagged ‘r&b’

Gregory Porter Returns to the West Coast!!!

Jazzy, soulful crooner Gregory Porter returns to the west coast promoting his latest release, Be Good, next week with tour dates in Oakland, Sacramento, Monterey, and Los Angeles. He will playing Yoshi’s Oakland next Wednesday, 9/19 at 8pm. Upcoming Tour Dates: 09/19/2012 Yoshi’s Oakland Oakland, CA 08:00pm – One show only!!! 09/20/2012 Crocker Art Museum […]

Stephanie Mills @ Yoshi’s SF – June 14-17

Stephanie Mills @ Yoshi's SF - June 14-17

The incomparable Stephanie Mills is making a rare intimate club appearance at Yoshi’s San Francisco from June 14 – 17. She is performing one show each night. Tickets are still available for the Thursday 8pm and Sunday 3pm shows and they are moving fast.

Vesta @ The Rrazz Room

Vesta – vocals Glen Pearson – keyboards Craig T. Cooper – guitar Curtis Ohlsen – bass guitar Dante “Taz” Roberson I went to see Vesta Williams at The Rrazz Room last night. It was like catching up with an old friend whom you had not seen for years. Vesta opened her 90 minute set with […]

Remembering Teddy Pendergrass & Ed Thigpen

R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass – Soulful crooner Teddy Pendergrass was much apart of my musical landscape when I was growing up in Chicago. As explained in the article, his message was erotic without telling you everything, unlike today’s young crooner. R.I.P. Ed Thigpen – Jazz legend Ed Thigpen best for his recordings with legendary […]

Patti Austin @ Yoshi’s San Francisco November 20-22

I am so excited about seeing Patti Austin tomorrow night at Yoshi’s San Francisco. See you there! Posted in: Music News/Info, Yoshi’s. Tagged: jazz · Patti Austin · r&b · San Francisco · Yoshi’s

Lizz Wright is coming to the Bay Area – 9/18-20

Vocalist/songwriter Lizz Wright is bringing her sweet music to the Bay Area. 9/18 Dizzy’s Den stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival at 8:30pm 9/19-20 Yoshi’s Oakland – Shows at 8 and 10pm Photo Credit: James Knox

2007 Russian River Jazz Festival/Jazz on the River


The Quiet Storm – Volume 2

There were so many good songs that the radio blog is a little longer this week than I had planned. I still had to leave out a few gems for now but I will find a way to fit them in a future radio blog. I will be back to share insights on each song. […]

The Quiet Storm – Volume 1

A few weeks ago when EJ did his OSW: Philly Soul – Vols. 1 & 2, it took me back to late summer nights in Chicago when I was sitting on my front porch listening to quiet storm late night radio. I had my trusty headphone radio (similar to the one shown above) that I […]

Anita Baker – My Everything

The wait is over!! Ms. Baker is back with her new Blue Note release, My Everything, which hits the stores today. Were you at your local record store last night at midnight to be one of the first to have it? No, I was not there. No, I do not have a copy of the […]

Flashback Friday – Gladys Knight & The Pips – About Love/Touch

“You’re the landlord and the keeper of our love“ The flashback on Gladys Knight & The Pips has been a longtime in the making because I could not find the album cover photos so I took a photo of them myself. You like? The About Love (1980) and Touch (1981) albums are two of my […]

Flashback Friday – Patrice Rushen – Straight from the Heart

“Sending you “forget me nots” To help you to remember Baby please forget me not I want you to remember.” I am sure you were starting to wonder what happened to Flashback Friday’s. Me too! I actually had a hard time selecting a Patrice “Baby Fingers” Rushen because there are so many great ones including […]

Flashback Friday – Natalie Cole – Thankful

“Picture yourself on the sea of a setting sun The salty air and the taste of your lover’s hair Inside you want to fly Ah, yi, yi, yi, yi, yi, yi Come to the magical mist where the oceans kissed A thousand kisses or more on the sandy shore And never says goodbye Ah, yi, […]

Flashback Friday – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan – Street Player

Flashback Friday - Rufus featuring Chaka Khan - Street Player

It was not an easy choice deciding which Chaka album to use for the flashback because there are so many good ones. Her work with Rufus as well as her solo albums are outstanding. Rufus and Chaka’s album Street Player (1978) is special for me for its lyrics and music. The soulful funk rhythms of […]

Flashback Friday – Randy Crawford – Now We May Begin

One day I’ll fly away Leave your love to yesterday What more can your love do for me When will love be through with me Why live life from dream to dream And dread the day when dreaming ends The voice of Randy Crawford is one of the most distinctive voice in R&B and Contemporary […]

Flashback Friday – Aretha Franklin – Aretha Sings The Blues

Drinking music is in a class all of its own. We know it as the music that has helped us just to make it through a situation. It has soothed the pain of a broken heart or a failed romance. You put that record of your choice on and slide on down to bluesville with […]

Friday Flashback – The Emotions – Rejoice

Best Of My Love Doesn’t take much to make me happy And make me smile with glee Never, never will I feel discouraged Cause our love’s no mystery Demonstrating love and affection That you give so openly yeah I like the way ya make me about you baby Want the whole wide world to see […]

Flashback Friday – Stephanie Mills – Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’?

Whether she was singing about getting back “Home“, or “The Comfort of a Man“, or “Feeling Good All Over“, or how she “Never Knew Love Like This“, or that “Two Hearts” are always better, or feeling that “Sweet Sensation“, or watching out for “Pilot Error” for you may need the “Medicine Song” to let you […]

Flashback Friday – Phyllis Hyman – Somewhere In My Lifetime

“Gonna make changes Gonna make minds aware Moving together Always willing to share. There’s power in the masses Collectively we can win Gonna make change…” – Phyllis Hyman Her voice is timeless. Her beauty and stature were beyond words. Her music is ageless and lives on in our hearts forever. This past Sunday, July 6, […]

Flashback Friday – Anita Baker “Rapture”

You bring me joy | When I’m down | Oh, so much joy | When I lose my way your love comes smiling on me | I saw your face | And them I knew | We would be friends | I was so afraid but your arms, they’d say `come to me’ |So I’d […]

Donnie – “The Colored Section”

Donnie - "The Colored Section"

“Welcome to the colored section | Welcome to the Negro league | Sign your name on the black list and know this | It’s American history | See what is to be blackmailed | See a real live conspiracy | Sign your name on the black list and know this | It’s American history” – […]

Sheree Brown – “The Music”

After coming down from the elation of recently winning my first Ebay bid, I was checking other items on auction from the seller and found the remastered 1982 Sheree Brown album, “The Music“. This album featured the beautiful song “On My Way Home” which was a staple of my early 80’s late night quiet storm […]