Music Birthday: Bobby Womack

🔊🥳Today, March 4, 1954, Bobby Womack was born Robert Dwayne Womack in Cleveland, Ohio. In February 1973, on Valentine’s Day, Bobby Womack & Peace’s ‘Harry Hippie’ single earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The song was written by Jim Ford, like Aretha Franklin’s ‘Niki Hoeky,’ and it peaked at no. 31Continue reading “Music Birthday: Bobby Womack”

HomageCollage: Offset, “FATHER OF 4”

🔊💜Today, February 22, 2019, Offset released his solo debut studio album, “FATHER OF 4.” The album reached no. 4 on the US Billboard 200. Two singles were spawned in support of “FATHER OF 4,” ‘Red Room’ and ‘Clout.’ On May 3, 2019, ‘Clout’ peaked at no. 39 on the Hot 100; and on August 21,Continue reading “HomageCollage: Offset, “FATHER OF 4””

HomageCollage: Lalah Hathaway, ‘That Was Then’

🔊💜Today, February 7, 2009, ‘That Was Then’ by Lalah Hathaway peaked at no. 32 on the US Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart. The song comes from Hathaway’s “Self Portrait” LP release in June 2008. Rex Rideout produced ‘That Was Then,’ much like Ledisi’s ‘Alright.’ “Self-Portait” peaked at no. 63 on the Billboard 200, and no.Continue reading “HomageCollage: Lalah Hathaway, ‘That Was Then’”