Rest in Paradise: Norman Whitfield

Today, September 16, 2008, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Norman Jesse Whitfield passed away in Los Angeles, California. Whitfield co-wrote and produced several Motown hits, including ‘You’re My Everything,’ by The Temptations.  Yesterday, September 15/67, the song peaked at no. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100. ‘You’re My Everything’ was released as a singleContinue reading “Rest in Paradise: Norman Whitfield”

Music Birthday: Barry White

Today, September 12, 1944, Barry White was born Barry Eugene Carter in Galveston, Texas. Barry’s beautiful baritone blends amiably with those of El Debarge, James Ingram and Al B. Sure!, on Quincy Jones’ ‘The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite).’  The song was written by El Debarge, Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett (also provided backing vocals), andContinue reading “Music Birthday: Barry White”

Music Birthday: Gladys Knight

🔊🥳 Today, May 28, 1944, Gladys Maria Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1994, Knight covered Boys II Men’s signature single ‘End of the Road’ in her medley called ‘End of the Road Medley: If You Don’t Know Me By Now/Love Don’t….’ The song is the final track on Knight’s “Just for You” album.Continue reading “Music Birthday: Gladys Knight”