Music Birthday: Tammi Terrell

🔊🥳 Today, April 29, 1945, Tammi Terrell was born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The late, great soulful songstress passed away too soon, leaving us with beautiful songs to keep her alive. One of those sweet melodies is the 1967 love song ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.’ Terrell sang the song with Marvin Gaye,…

Music Birthday: Marvin Gaye

🔊🥳Today, April 2, 1939, Marvin Gaye was born Marvin Pentz GayJr. in Washington, D.C. Robin Thicke sampled Gaye’s 70’s hit ‘Got to Give It Up’ in his ‘Blurred Lines.’ Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ ft. T.I. and Pharrell, a co-production by the latter, is included on Thicke’s sixth studio album of the same name. Art Stewart produced…

Rest in Paradise: Marvin Gaye

🔊🙏🏾Today, April 1, 1984, Marvin Gaye passed away from gunshot wounds in Los Angeles, California. Gaye won his first Grammy at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards, for ‘Sexual Healing’—the song won for Best R&B Vocal Performance, and it’s instrumental version won for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. The song, now a platinum record, has been sampled…

HomageCollage: Aretha Franklin, “Amazing Grace”

🔊❤️Today 1992 – Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” album was certified double platinum, by the Recording Industry Association of America – This live gospel album from Franklin was re-released in 1999, to include unreleased tracks such as ‘On Our Way’ – Other notable songs on this album are ‘Climbing Higher Mountains,’ ‘Mary Don’t You Weep,’ and…