Rahsaan Patterson: “Heroes & Gods”

🔊💜Today, May 17, 2019, Rahsaan Patterson released his “Heroes & Gods” studio album. This album peaked at no. 7 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, no. 29 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, and no. 87 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart. Patterson included his cover of Luther Vandross’ ‘Don’t You Know That?’Continue reading “Rahsaan Patterson: “Heroes & Gods””

Music Birthday: Bessie Smith

🔊🥳Today, April 15, 1894, Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Smith has a song called ‘Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home,’ released by Columbia Records in 1923, this version popularized the song originally written by Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams. Smith’s version peaked at no. 6 on the US Hot 100.

Music Birthday: Nina Simone

🔊🥳Today, February 21, 1933, Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, in Tyron, North Carolina. On January 16, 1970, her classic soul song ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ peaked at no. 76 on the US Hot 100. The song comes from Simone’s live “Black Gold” album of 1969. In 1972, the Queen of Soul ArethaContinue reading “Music Birthday: Nina Simone”