There’s Big Truth in Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Tales”

Jazmine Sullivan released her debut extended play “Heaux Tales” on January 8, 2021, and I must say that it was totally worth the wait. With six long years between the release of her “Reality Show” album, “Heaux Tales” is a really nice gift for Sullivan fans. Though the wait was long, the technique is genius….

Music Birthday: DeFord Bailey Sr.

Today, December 14, 1899, DeFord Bailey Sr. was born in Smith County, Tennessee. Though he struggled with polio, Bailey broke racial barriers as a black musician when he performed on the Grand Ole Opry – originally The Barn Dance – in December 1924. Ultimately helping establish the country music genre.  With his harmonica, stature and…

Beyonce: “I Am… Sasha Fierce”

Today, November 18, 2008, Beyonce released her third studio album, “I Am… Sasha Fierce.” This dual album is complete with one message: Beyonce is beautifully and boldly human – just like us. She gives a subtle “I Am” side, with soft tracks like ‘Satellites’ and ‘Ave Maria.’ And, then the unabashed ego side, “Sasha Fierce,’…