Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sade recently announced plans to tour in 2011 to support their Platinum selling album "Solider of Love". This upcoming tour marks their first tour in over 10 years. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning October 16th at livenation.com with additional dates to be announced soon.
"Brotha" - Angie Stone
- Writers and Producers: Angie Stone, Raphael Saadiq, Harold Lilly, Glenn Standridge, Robert C. Ozuna
- Classification: Neo-Soul, Southern Soul, and Old-School Soul
- Record Label: J Records
- "Brotha" was featured on 2001's "Mahogany Soul".
- Peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
Check out Marsha Ambrosius album cover for "Late Nights & Early Mornings" due out November 9th... Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
"Chasing Pavements" - Adele
- Writers: Adele and Eg White
- Producers: Eg White
- Classification: Blue-Eyed Soul and British Soul
- Record Label: XL Recordings
- "Chasing Pavements"was released in 2008 from 19 .
- "Chasing Pavements" won a 2009 Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance
- Peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
At the UNCF tribute to "The Queen" Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson covered her first pop top ten hit "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)". Enjoy these fantastic vocals and def. my favorite performance of that night. Jennifer infuses soul and so much more into this jam. It is very hard to sing an Aretha song and do a great job, but Jennifer tears into this one! :)
Check out Janelle Monáe's performance of her hit single "Tightrope" from Dancing with the Stars... Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Live Video of the Day: "That's What Friends Are For" (Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross & Whitney Houston)
Check out the tour dates for Fantasia's Back To Me Tour which features Eric Benet and Kandi!
Thur Nov 4 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
Fri Nov 5 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
Sat Nov 6 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
Sun Nov 7 Baltimore, MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Wed Nov 10 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
Thur Nov 11 Atlanta, GA Fox Theater
Fri Nov 12 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Sat Nov 13 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre
Sun Nov14 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center
Wed Nov17 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Thur Nov18 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
Fri Nov 19 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
Sat Nov 20 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
Wed Nov 24 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Fri Nov 26 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall
Sat Nov 27 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Thur Dec 2 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Fri Dec 3 Southaven, MS DeSoto Civic Center
Sat Dec 4 New Orleans, LA Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
Sun Dec 5 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Wed Dec 8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Thur Dec 9 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
Fri Dec 10 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sat Dec 11 Cincinnati, OH Procter and Gamble at Aronoff Centre
Sun Dec 12 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium
Mon Dec 27 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre
Tue Dec 28 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
Wed Dec 29 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
Thu Dec 30 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
Sat Jan 1 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
"Chocolate High" - India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild
- Writers and Producers: Dru Castro, Andrew, Musiq, and India Aire Simpson
- Classification: Philly Soul, Neo-Soul, Southern Soul and Smooth Soul
- Record Label: Universal Repubilc Records
- Release in 2009 from Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics.
- Peaked at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Monday, September 27, 2010
As Tiffany's rendition of the Chaka and Whitney classic "I'm Every Woman" are making the rounds on the internet, here is her cover of The Bodyguard classic "I Have Nothing" from back in January.. Enjoy!
- Writers and Producers:
- Classification: Neo-Soul, Southern Soul, Slow Jam, Quiet Storm, and Smooth Soul
- Record Label: Virgin and EMI Records
- "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" was released in 2000 from Voodoo.
- It reached #2 on the Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs.
- 2001 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Here is the video for the ladies ...
Check out John Legend, The Roots, Common, and Melanie Fiona doing there thing on the Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes classic "Wake Up Everybody"... Enjoy!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
"Respect Yourself" - The Staple Singers
- Writers: Luther Ingram and Mark Rice
- Producer: Al Bell
- Classification: Gospel Soul, Southern Soul, Smooth Soul,
- Record Label: Stax Records
- Released in 1971 from
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Check out Destiny's Child performing "Girl" with a little of "I'll Take You There" from The Staple Singers, "Free", and "If"... Enjoy!
- Writer: Anthony David and India.Arie
- Classification: Neo-Soul, Smooth Soul, and Southern Soul
- Record Label: Universal Republic and Soulbird
- "Words" was released in 2008 from Acey Duecy.
- It reached #53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Singles Charts
Check out this stirring performance that Patti gives of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" mixed in with "When You Wish Upon A Star".... Enjoy!
Check out this amazing performance of the Walter Hawkins classic "Be Grateful" from Jennifer Hudson with John Legend and The Roots backing her up... Enjoy!
Friday, September 24, 2010
- Writers and Producers: Ledisi Young, Adam Deitch, and Eric Krasno
- Classifications: Jazz-Soul, Neo-Soul, California Soul, and New Orleans Soul
- Record Label: Verve Records
- Released from her 2009 "Turn Me Loose" album
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Check out this live clip of Maxwell performing "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" live from a concert in 2009... Enjoy!
"Save Me From Myself" - Christina Aguilera
- Writer: Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry, and Bill Bottrell
- Producers: Linda Perry
- Classification: Blue-Eyed Soul, Acoustic Soul, Smooth Soul, Slow Jam, Quiet Storm
- Record Label: RCA
- "Save Me From Myself" was featured on third album 2006's "Back to Basics".
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"Heard It All Before" - Sunshine Anderson
- Writers and Producers: Sunshine Anderson, Michael Flowers, Rashawn Sherrer
- Classification: Smooth Soul and Neo-Soul
- Record Label: Atlantic Records
- Released in 20-1 from "Your Woman"
- Peaked at #3 on the Billboard R&B Charts