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  • Merritone At 70: ‘Things Of Quality Have No Fear Of Time’ April 18, 2020 Merritone Disco is in celebration mode, having reached the biblical milestone of three score and ten, and for them, their mantra accurately sums up their modus operandi: ‘Things of quality have no fear of time.’ Or, as owner Monte Blake puts it, while exhibiting the cheekiness and bravado that is essential to any soundman worth his salt, “Great sound systems come, and great sound systems go. They are now resting in ... Read More
  • Wynton Marsalis Facebook post on his father’s (Ellis Marsalis) passing April 5, 2020 Facebook Post by Wynton Marsalis on the death of his father Ellis Marsalis My daddy passed away last night. We now join the worldwide family who are mourning grandfathers and grandmothers, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers— kinfolk, friends, neighbors, colleagues, acquaintances and others. What can one possibly say about loss in a time when there are many people losing folks that mean so much to them? One of my friends lost ... Read More
  • Bill Withers, Hall of Fame Soul Singer dead at 81 April 3, 2020 Grammy-winning mellifluous vocalist behind “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day,” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” succumbs to heart complications By ANDY GREENE Bill Withers, the soul legend who penned timeless songs like “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day,” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” died Monday from heart complications in Los Angeles. He was 81. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father,” his family said in a statement. “A solitary man with ... Read More
  • Reggae Singer and Song Writer Bob Andy Dies at 75 March 27, 2020 Bob Andy, the reggae vocalist who performed a hit version of Young, Gifted and Black as part of the duo Bob and Marcia, has died aged 75 after a short illness. His death was confirmed by his collaborator on that song, Marcia Griffiths, who told the Jamaica Observer he died at 8am on Friday 27 March. Bob & Marcia reached No 5 in the UK in 1970 with Young, Gifted and Black, ... Read More
  • 9/22/2019 Junior and Georgie January 24, 2020 ARTISTS TITLES   COMMENTS   JUNIOR   DEAN FRAZIER IN MY TIME   JOHNNY TAYLOR PLAY SOMETHIN’ PRETTY   LOU RAWLS I GO CRAZY   LAKESIDE IF I DID’NT HAVE YOU   WATERS I JUST WANT TO BE THE ONE IN YOUR LIFE BREAK DEBBIE GORDON I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU * LEGEND RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA   GRADY TATE FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION   GERALD ALSTON SEND FOR ME * CISSY HOUSTON BE MY BABY   KATIE WEBSTER NEVER LET ME GO     CD GEORGIE   JAY ABBOTT LA TANYA   STAN GETZ BLOWING IN THE WIND   CELENE DION YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN   JEAN PLUM YOU ASK ME   ROZETTA JOHNSON WHO ARE YOU GONNA LOVE   MARVIN ... Read More
  • 9/15/2019 Clayton and Greg January 24, 2020 ARTISTS TITLES   COMMENTS   CLAYTON   BERT KEYES PEACE OF MIND   CHARLIE MCKOY COLD COLD WORLD   FREDDY ANISFIELD PRINCESS OF THE PALACE OF ICE   THE DELLS DOES ANYBODY KNOW I’M HERE   IVA ZANNICHI SENZA CATENE (UNCHAINED MELODY)   THE CONCEPTS BLUE SEAS   STEVE ROSSI MR JONES I LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER   BOB CONRAD LOVE YOU   JOHNNY NASH OL MAN RIVER   JOHNNY NASH KISSES   SARAH VAUGHAN THE ENCHANTED WALL * RANDY LEE YOUNG DAYS   AL MACARTHUR HIS TRUE LOVE FOR YOU   COSMO SOFT AND PRETTY   TONY MIDDLETON DRIFTING * KYLO TURNER I KEEP THINKING OF YOU   JIMMY BREEDLOVE MY GUARDIAN ANGEL   RICHARD ROUNDTREE THIS MAGIC MOMENT   RONNY DOUGLAS YOU’LL COME BACK   TONY WILLIAMS WHEN I HAD YOU   DURAND JONES PUT A ... Read More
  • SPECIAL NEW YEARS DAY 2020 SHOW : – Live Video Show – Hosted By Aubrey Stumpy Grant – Guest DJ: – *** Stumpy *** – Elmont, Long Island New York December 31, 2018 SPECIAL NEW YEARS DAY 2020 SHOW : – Live Video Show – Hosted By Aubrey Stumpy Grant – Guest DJ: – *** Stumpy *** – Elmont, Long Island New York Read More
  • Prince Buster Obituary September 9, 2016 It was boxing ability as much as musical talent that helped Prince Buster become a key figure in the birth of Jamaican ska music. During the mid-1950s Buster, who has died aged 78, sang in a number of small-time bands in the island’s capital, Kingston. But he also had a promising career as a street fighting boxer, and it was his reputation as a quick-witted and assertive gang leader that ... Read More