In celebration of Black History Month I’m paying tribute to 28 contemporary history makers. These people have inspired me throughout my life, as well as today, and are making a positive impact on our world.
On the day after Eric Holder announces the results of the Federal Investigation on Ferguson… Shonda Rhimes incorporates the essence of current events on “Scandal,” presenting the horror of the Michael Brown case and addressing the issue of “illegal immigrants”, via “Olivia Pope” ala Kerry Washington.
What’s happening folks, it’s S.D., your favorite OG (older gent) here! Reflecting on some of my favorite musical artists of the 70’s (1970-1979). It was during these times that I personally enjoyed the natural development and maturation of some already known R&B acts. In addition to being introduced to new musicians from the “DISCO” era.
According to Tommy Mottola of The Mottola Group (the producers) it looks like SuperFly The Musical is finally coming to broadway.
Darkest of night with the moon shining bright. There’s a set goin’ strong lotta things goin’ on. The man of the hour has an air of great power. The dudes have envied him for so long…Super Fly!
Yes I love Super Fly! I loved Ron O’Neal’s portrayal of this really Kool Cat who was a street hustling cocaine dealer who wanted nothing more than to get out of the game. The Museum of UnCut Funk celebrates the 40th anniversary of Super Fly, on August 4, 2012.
Sparkle, the remake of the 1976 film starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, will be novelized by Simon & Schuster and adapted for the Broadway stage with executive producer Howard Rosenman, the Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Seal’s new CD “SOUL 2” is in stores. A follow-up to his “SOUL” release, it’s a collection of covers by some of music’s greatest performers. Although Seal has a new album out, he’s singing a different tune in regards to his marriage to fashion icon Heidi Klum. Klium and Seal were a power couple! Two accomplished people in their respective fields that came together by way of commonalities in their lifestyles, they had a tremendous presence.
Since I hit 100 blogs without realizing it, I figured I do something special for blog #105. The following list of LPs/ CDs are the FUNKIEST Soundtracks of all time according to www.funkaliciousblog.com – while all albums may not be comprised of all FUNK music, they are unquestionably FUNKY! Now, put on your favorite soundtrack, go ahead put it on… Let’s take a ride down memory lane and reminisce about what made you feel good when you heard any of these musical FUNKY gems.
Music is my life!
I have worked in the business of music entertainment in one form or another for over 25 years. Below are some of the music personalities that I have met along the way. I have also interviewed many celebrities. You can hear my interviews at my funkalicious blog or c-dub’s interviews page.
New York Funkin’ City And Harlem, USA
As you know, I love Blaxploitation. What I dig most about these films is that a number of them took place in NYC. With all the jive-talking, gun-toting, leather-wearing, cocaine and heroin sniffin’ pimps, not to mention the outrageous outfits, cars and of course the women, all of these films had a funky inner-city vibe that was quite campy and extremely cheesy. I JUST LOVE IT!!!
Could blaxploitation meet Broadway? It’s an obvious question that comes up with news that Bill T. Jones, the director and choreographer, will spend three weeks next month developing “Super Fly: The Musical” in New York.
When I was afforded the privilege to speak to Curtis Mayfield, it wasn’t until after his near fatal accident at Brooklyn’s Wingate Field. As he spoke to us in a reclined position, everyone present at the roundtable discussion felt blessed to be there.
Sade is not a funk band, nor is the lead singer for which the band was named a Funk vocalist, but I don’t believe anyone would dispute that they have given us some Funky music. To that end, her voice has definitely lifted many souls from a Funky place with her soothing tone.