Tag Archives: Anthony Hamilton

THE FUNKY R&B DUO: Toni Braxton & Babyface

THE FUNKY R&B DUO: Toni Braxton & Babyface

I never heard an R&B duet that I didn’t like.  Over the years there have been hundreds of performances, but the R&B duo as a musical entity, has been limited.  Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton are the male and female who have done it right most recently with the song “So In Love,” from Scott’s CD “The Light of the Sun.”  This was a track that no true program director in the genre of Urban music could deny — they did the damn thing.

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FUNKY FEMALES IN R&B & not so R&B — TAMAR ON TOP/ DISCOVER LAURA!

FUNKY FEMALES IN R&B & not so R&B — TAMAR ON TOP/ DISCOVER LAURA!

I Funkin’ LOVE Tamar Braxton’s new CD!  If you haven’t heard it, GET IT, it’s unquestionably one of the best in R&B this year.  Titled “Love And War,” it’s actually set a record in Billboard history.  The album features the hit “The One,” which samples the classic Mtume jam, “Juicy.”

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The FUNKALICIOUS TOP-10 for 2012

The FUNKALICIOUS TOP-10 for 2012

My Top-10 and favorites for 2012 ranged from a legend to the future in music.  Bonnie Raitt is a nine-time Grammy winner.  At this year’s ceremony she won her tenth – and first since 1996 – for “Slipstream”, taking the Best Americana Album honor.

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DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

“Django Unchained” is everything a Quentin Tarantino fan expects it to be — Don’t miss it.  It stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Waltz.

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My FUNKIN’ TOP-10 for 2011!

My FUNKIN’ TOP-10 for 2011!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2012 – Wow! Peace Love & Abundant Blessings to Everyone.  I hope and trust all are in great mind & spirit… Coldplay’s MYLO XYLOTO, a Christmas gift from my beautiful wonderful wife, rounds out my top-10 for favorite CDs in 2011.  To my brother Jeff Cornell I have no doubt I’ll love the new “Portugal The Man” once I get it, but in terms of stuff I’ve heard and enjoyed…

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The FUNK n’ Soul of Al Green – The Al Green Interview

The FUNK n’ Soul of Al Green – The Al Green Interview

I actually had the fortune to have met Al Green, the first time I interviewed him. As it was in the latter 90s when I conducted it, the living legend was already extremely accomplished by that time. He reflected on his beginnings in music and spoke of his early days in the studio with Willie Mitchell.

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The Funkiest Music of 2008

The Funkiest Music of 2008

Why do some of us feel compelled to do a Top-10 music list at the end of each year? There are several answers I suppose… for me, it’s primarily to let those closest to me, ones that share my musical taste, know what the FUNK-iest music I’ve heard, is.  Beyond that, I hope to reach others who are seeking fresh, motivating, head-boppin’, gut moving, foot tappin’, eye opening, FUNKALICIOUS flavored, groovy, neck bendin’ sounds… they may not have encountered yet.

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