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  • Lost James Brown Song To Be Released Later This Month

    02/02/2024 6:19:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | February 1, 2024 | Hannah Zwick
    The lost 1970 recording ‘We Got To Change’ will be released this month alongside A&E’s James Brown documentary.More than two decades after the release of his last single, listeners will be able to hear a new James Brown song. Titled “We Got To Change,” the song is a lost track by the musical pioneer, recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios on August 16, 1970. UMe will debut “We Got To Change” on February 16, 2024 in unison with A&E’s James Brown: Say it Loud, a 4-episode documentary, premiering February 19 and 20, 2024. The track was recorded with the core...
  • ABC’s Hostin: ‘Still in the Fight of Our Lives to Save the Soul of This Country from the Scourge of Racism’

    01/19/2024 1:03:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/19/2024 | Pam Key
    ABC legal analyst Sunny Hostin told her co-hosts Friday on “The View” that the United States is still “in the fight of our lives” to save the United States from “the scourge of racism.” Thursday on a CNN town hall, Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) said, “When you look, all men are created equal. I think the intent was to do the right thing. Now, did they have to go fix it along the way? Yes, but I don’t think the intent was ever that we were going to be a racist country.” Hostin said, “What is...
  • Starsky & Hutch star David Soul dies, aged 80: Actor who won cult status for 1970s TV series and topped the charts with hit 'Don't Give Up On Us' passes away after 'valiant battle for life' - as his heartbroken wife leads tributes

    01/05/2024 6:49:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09:43 EST, 5 January 2024 | By RORY TINGLE
    Actor David Soul, who won cult status for his role in 1970s TV series Starsky & Hutch before topping the charts in the US and UK, has died at the age of 80. His heartbroken wife Helen Snell confirmed the news in a statement issued this afternoon. She said: 'David Soul - beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother - died yesterday after a valiant battle for life in the loving company of family. 'He shared many extraordinary gifts in the world as actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist and dear friend. 'His smile, laughter and passion for life will be remembered...
  • Greg Kelly: 'Donald Trump has a soul and Joe Biden doesn't'

    09/26/2023 10:20:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sep 26, 2023 | Greg Kelly
    Greg Kelly weighs in on James Comer connecting money from China to President Biden's house, the President's empty promises to the American people, and more on NEWSMAX.
  • Biden: Antisemitism is a stain on the soul of America

    05/16/2023 4:36:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 99 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/23
    US President Joe Biden on Tuesday denounced antisemitism and reiterated his support for Israel, as he spoke at a White House event in honor of Jewish Heritage Month. Biden condemned antisemitism as a “stain on the soul of America”, and noted that it was the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, where protesters carried torches and chanted phrases including “Jews will not replace us,” that convinced him to run for the White House in 2020. “That’s when I knew we had to stay engaged in the work of our time. Hate never goes away,” Biden said, before pointing out that...
  • Biden says transgender people 'shape our nation's soul' in official proclamation

    03/30/2023 11:23:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2023 | Anders Hagstrom
    President Biden issued an official proclamation declaring that transgender Americans "shape our nation's soul" and established a holiday relating to the group this week. Biden issued the proclamation Thursday to mark March 31, 2023, as the Transgender Day of Visibility, a day some transgender activists have renamed to "day of vengeance." "Transgender Americans shape our Nation's soul -- proudly serving in the military, curing deadly diseases, holding elected office, running thriving businesses, fighting for justice, raising families, and much more," Biden wrote in the Thursday morning proclamation. "Today, too many transgender Americans are still denied…rights and freedoms," the president's statement...
  • ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’: Marvin And Tammi’s Towering Pop Classic

    04/21/2023 2:21:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | Ian McCan | April 20, 2023
    Full of artistry and soul, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ is a pinnacle of pop music that cannot be surpassed.It was one of the most glorious achievements in 60s music, rising from a delicate opening to a shattering climax. If the 60s gave us the love generation, here was an anthem full of love. If soul was about physical passion in a gospel context, this song is its apex. Full of artistry, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is, fittingly, a pop pinnacle. Though its roots lie in gospel, the song...
  • Five Reasons the Spinners Should Be in the Hall of Fame

    03/03/2023 1:22:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | March 2, 2023 | Nick DeRiso
    The Spinners helped create the sound of an era with a parade of soul and pop hits beginning in 1973. Their music has lived on thanks to its sly sophistication, love-struck lyrics and timeless hooks. The lineup whittled down over the years to stalwart Henry Fambrough and a group of newer collaborators, but the songs – and memories of the camaraderie – remain: "The other guys are gone, but they're still with us any time we sing," Fambrough told Billboard. "This group's bigger than any one of us." After a slow start at Motown, the Spinners switched to Atlantic Records...
  • Barrett Strong, ‘Money’ Singer and Motown Songwriter, Dies at 81

    01/30/2023 5:34:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Billboard ^ | 1/29 | Gary Graff
    Strong -- who passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, at the age of 81 in Detroit -- co-wrote some of Motown's most enduring hits.More than 73 years ago, Barrett Strong, as a singer, declared “Money (That’s What I Want)” — for the first hit single from the Motown empire. What he actually wound up getting was musical immortality. As a songwriter. Strong — who passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, at the age of 81 in Detroit — co-wrote some of Motown’s most enduring hits, with a variety of collaborators but primarily the late Norman Whitfield. Those included “I Heard It Through...
  • Earth, Wind & Fire Drummer Fred White Dies at 67

    01/02/2023 11:18:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | January 2, 2023 | Jazz Monroe
    Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White has died, the band and White’s brother, Verdine, announced yesterday (January 1). No cause of death was given. Fred White was 67. White was a drum prodigy, touring with the likes of Donny Hathaway before finishing high school (including in the show immortalized on Donny Hathaway Live) and joining his siblings in Earth, Wind & Fire before his 20th birthday. His arrival in the band in 1974 installed him in the twin-drummer engine room of a hitmaking powerhouse; the band’s commercial heyday began a year later with “Shining Star,” a No. 1 single...
  • Legendary Philly Soul Hitmaker Thom Bell Dead At 79 (Backstabbers, Rubberband Man, I'll Be Around)

    12/22/2022 7:19:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    STEREOGUM ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2022 | Rachel Brodsky
    Thom Bell, the Jamaican-born producer, arranger, songwriter, and pillar of ’70s Philadelphia soul, has died. The news was confirmed by Philadelphia radio station WDAS-FM. Bell was best known for his work in the “Mighty Three” with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff; together, the trio created what became known as the “Sound Of Philadelphia.” He was 79. Born in Jamaica in 1941, Bell moved to Philadelphia as a child. He studied classical music, and as a teen sang with Gamble, Huff, and Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates. His first major break in soul music was with Cameo Records, where he...
  • Jim Stewart, Stax Records Founder, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Dies At 92

    12/06/2022 11:55:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | December 6, 2022 | Paul Sexton
    Stewart, a fearless champion of racial integration in soul music, was described by the Stax Museum as ‘an architect of the Memphis Sound.’Jim Stewart, the co-founder of Stax Records, died yesterday (5) at the age of 92. His passing was confirmed by another storied member of the Stax family, hit songwriter David Porter. Stewart paved the way for, and presided over, the immense and worldwide popularity of Stax and its wealth of household soul names. His standing was reflected in his 2002 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by representatives of two of the company’s most celebrated...
  • The Best Funk Albums Ever: 40 Classic Records

    11/04/2022 5:54:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | November 4, 2022
    From iconic records by Parliament-Funkadelic and James Brown to Betty Davis and the Isaac Hayes, these are the best funk albums ever.Rick James, artist behind one of the best funk albums everPhoto by Bobby Holland/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images The best funk albums ever made have one thing in common: They make you want to get down. Over the years, plenty of artists have excelled in the genre: James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Rick James. There have also have been artists that have taken elements from funk and made it their own: Prince, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder all come to mind. In...
  • Even Richard Nixon Has Got Soul

    10/26/2022 11:09:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    tabletmag ^ | 10/24/2022 | DAVID MIKICS
    Fifty years ago this November, Nixon buried the hapless George McGovern under the third-largest landslide in the history of American presidential elections. McGovern carried only one of the 50 states, Massachusetts. The benighted American masses wouldn’t stop chanting “four more years,” to the dismay of peaceniks and intellectuals everywhere. Five decades later, we still haven’t absorbed the reasons behind Nixon’s triumph. Few liberals grasp the sources of Nixon’s appeal, which cut across partisan lines and gave him a huge victory, even among voters who wanted out of Vietnam immediately, which was supposed to be Nixon-haters’ signature issue. Until you get...
  • ‘Soul Man’: Sam & Dave, Comin’ To Ya In 1967

    09/09/2022 6:16:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | September 9, 2022 | Paul Sexton
    The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production ‘Soul Man’ became another Stax classic.1967 may be remembered for psychedelic pop and the Summer of Love, but it was also a super-soulful time in chart history. That was thanks in no small part to Stax Records in general and Sam & Dave in particular. On September 9 that year, Messrs Moore and Prater continued their run of hits on the esteemed southern soul label with the irresistible Isaac Hayes and David Porter composition and production “Soul Man.” Such was its crossover potential that it entered the Hot 100 that day,...
  • evin McCarthy: Joe Biden ‘Does Not Understand the Soul of America’

    09/01/2022 9:16:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2022 | Pam Key
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Thursday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends” that President Joe Biden does not understand the soul of America. Co-host Steve Doocy said, “The White House is making President Biden’s take on Trump voters very clear by labeling MAGA Republicans as a threat to democracy. Co-host Brian Kilmeade asked, “I’m stunned by this approach. I’m stunned by trying to marginalize people and say every one of the people that considers himself a MAGA Republican with supporting January 6th and riots. Is that what they’re trying to do?”
  • The Eternality of Hell

    07/24/2022 4:08:21 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 59 replies ^ | 7/14/22 | Daniel Woodhead
    Isaiah 66:24 24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh (KJV) The Great Day of His Wrath 1851-3 by John Martin 1789-1854 At least five and a half billion people will die in the Tribulation. Many of them who assaulted Jerusalem in the last stages of the Campaign of Armageddon will die and their bodies will lie on the ground decaying around Jerusalem. The dead bodies of the...
  • Delfonics Frontman William ‘Poogie’ Hart Died Age 77 From ‘Surgery Complications’

    07/15/2022 6:05:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    William ‘Poogie’ Hart died age 77 from “complications from surgery”. The Delfonics frontman passed away unexpectedly, with TMZ reporting the cause of death as linked to a medical procedure. It is understood the singer had been struggling with breathing and was rushed to Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. Born January 14, 1945, William and his brother Wilbert were the founding members of the Delfonics in the late 1960s. Their bandmates included Randy Cain, Ritchie Daniels, and Thom Bell, with William and Thom writing their entire catalogue. The Delfonics split in 1975 after landing a dozen top-20 hits on the ‘Billboard R...
  • Ken Williams Dies: “Everybody Plays The Fool” Songwriter Was 83

    06/27/2022 2:13:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Deadline ^ | 6/27/22 | Greg Evans
    Kenneth “Ken” Williams, who wrote or co-wrote more than 500 songs including the classic 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool” recorded by The Main Ingredient with lead vocals by Cuba Gooding Sr., died June 17 following a long non-Covid illness at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. He was 83. His death was announced by his wife, the Broadway actress and singer Mary Seymour Williams. Hollywood & Media Deaths In 2022: Photo Gallery Although most widely known for “Everybody Plays the Fool,” the classic R&B song he co-wrote with Rudy Clark and J.R. Bailey, Williams was a prolific songwriter,...
  • CNN’s Acosta tells NRA to ‘look into its soul’ to protect kids

    05/29/2022 5:41:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/29/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    CNN’s Jim Acosta got into a heated exchange with a National Rifle Association (NRA) board member on Sunday afternoon over actions to counter gun violence following last week’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “I’m 51 years old,” Acosta said. “This has been going on for decades, and it just seems to me that the NRA just has to look into its soul.” “I’m sorry to say it that way, sir, but you and your other board members need to look into your souls and see what can be done for these kids. These kids who keep dying over and over...