Tag Archives: Black Musicians

insideplaya LOVES D’Angelo

insideplaya LOVES D’Angelo

Earlier this year, I posted portions of an article originally published ‎through the blog insideplaya, about D’Angelo.  A tough love piece, it rendered facts about the business of the music industry, the legacy of FUNK, and Michael “D’Angelo” Archer’s career.

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“GET ON UP” – The James Brown Movie

“GET ON UP” – The James Brown Movie

Chadwick Boseman, the star of the movie “42” based on the life of Jackie Robinson, has taken on the role of James Brown for the biopic “Get On Up.”  The film chronicles Brown’s life from poverty to his rise to mega success, as he became one of the most influential musicians in history.  World renown as “The Godfather of Soul”, Brown is unequivocally “The Pioneer of FUNK.”

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Funky New Music

Funky New Music

Now I don’t typically write about music at the museum, but there are some artists that I just love and I get really excited when they release new music. So I had to put this info out to the people! There seems to be a lot going on in what I would call the “real” music category right now…

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Earth, Wind And Fire

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Sly And The Family Stone

 

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Ms. Whitney Houston Goes Home

Ms. Whitney Houston Goes Home

Whitney Elizabeth Houston
1963-2012

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The FUNKIN’ DON of SOUL TV – Don Cornelius, Dead at 75

The FUNKIN’ DON of SOUL TV – Don Cornelius, Dead at 75

My mouth literally gaped open just now when I read the headline that television icon Don Cornelius was dead.  It then opened wider when I read that he had shot himself!!!  “Soul Train” hit the air in 1970 in Chicago, going national in 1971, I was eight.  It was uplifting programming, seeing people of color dancing and enjoying themselves while some of the greatest talent in music performed.

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THE POLOTRICKS OF BLACK FILM AND THE BITTERSWEET COVETED OSCARS

THE POLOTRICKS OF BLACK FILM AND THE BITTERSWEET COVETED OSCARS

 

The nominees are in… this past Tuesday the annual Oscar nominations were announced.  A lover of movies, I was always impressed by a show that honored the best of the best in film as a youth.

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FUNKIN’ D’Angelo and Van Hunt – Are They Back?

FUNKIN’ D’Angelo and Van Hunt – Are They Back?

D’Angelo is doing a European tour!  According to various websites, he rocked the stage of Filadelfiakyrkan Church in Stockholm last night.

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NICKI SAYS YOU’RE A “STUPID HOE”

NICKI SAYS YOU’RE A “STUPID HOE”

 
 
It’s been almost a year since my blog entry on the rivalry between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim.  Just when you thought it was over, Nicki’s back with a new track called “Stupid Hoe.”

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RED TAILS BRINGS THE FUNK

RED TAILS BRINGS THE FUNK

 
 
The new movie “Red Tails” garnered the number-two spot among top box office grossing films in its first week of release. It’s the story about the Tuskegee Airman of World War II.

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Bootsy Collins

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Funk Gettin Ready To Roll

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Rufus And Chaka Khan

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Soul Train

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P-Funk

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Florence Ballard Biopic. Maybe!

Florence Ballard Biopic. Maybe!

It has been a while since we last checked in on the maybe/maybe not biopic about the life of fallen Supreme Florence Ballard, but film blog Shadow and Act spotted something curious on the flick’s IMDB profile.

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I Got Six – Schoolhouse Rock

I Got Six – Schoolhouse Rock

 

I got six.
That’s all there is.
Six time one is six, one times six
He got six.
I put mine with his and we got twelve
Six time two is twelve, two times six
I got six, you got six,
She got six.
We got eighteen altogether.
If we can get ’em all together.
Six time three is eighteen, three times six

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Mary J Channels Nina

Mary J Channels Nina

Mary J. Blige spent the summer researching the life of late jazz and blues legend Nina Simone for an upcoming biopic.

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The TIME is Back! – The Original 7ven

The TIME is Back! – The Original 7ven

 
 
The TIME has released some new music! One of the best bands of the past 30 years, their re-entry to music is a welcome presence. People always want to FUNK! They say the third TIME’s a charm.

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