Music Birthday: Shellback

Today, February 1, 1985, Shellback was born Karl Johan Schuster in Karlshamn, Sweden. Alongside Justin Timberlake and Max Martin, Shellback produced ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ performed by Justin Timberlake. The song comes from the original soundtrack to animated musical comedy, Trolls. Shellback’s work on ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ earned him a Grammy Award for Best…

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….

Lalah Hathaway: “honestly”

Today, October 20, 2017, Lalah Hathaway released “honestly.” This sensually sophisticated album is full of soul and Self, complete with co-production and songwriting by the brilliant Tiffany Gouche. “honestly” reached nos. 9 & 45 on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart, and iTunes.   Released independently, “honestly” is spirited, voluptuous, and encouraging. Any lover can soak…