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…

Marques Houston: “Naked”

🔊💜Today, May 5, 2005, Marques Houston released his second studio album “Naked.” This album reached no. 13 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned these two Hot 100 singles: ‘Naked’ (no. 47), and ‘All Because of You’ ft. Young Rome (no. 69). The latter single was sampled the 1976 ‘Living Together’ by The Whispers. On…

Music Birthday: Ike Turner

🔊🎉Today, November 5, 1931, Ike Turner was born Izear Luster Turner Jr., in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The live album recorded by Ike & Tina, “Live at Carnegie Hall: What You Hear is What You Get,” earned gold certification back in September 1972. Album was released the previous summer, and it peaked at no. 25 on the…

HomageCollage: Rahsaan Patterson, “Wines & Spirits”

🔊❤️Today, October 13, 2007, Rahsaan Patterson’s “Wines & Spirits” album peaked at no. 42 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. This album has production by Keith Crouch, producer of Eric Benét’s ‘Chocolate Legs.’

HomageCollage: Robin Thicke, “Something Else”

🔊❤️Today 2008 – Robin Thicke released “Something Else,” his third studio album – This is his second-best performer on the US Billboard 200, behind “Blurred Lines” – Album peaked at no. 3, and enjoyed a 28-week chart run; while, “Blurred Lines” peaked at no. 1, and spent 36 weeks on chart – “Something Else spawned…

HomageCollage: Brandy, “Brandy”

🔊❤️Today 1994 – Brandy made her eponymous debut, which reached no. 20 on the US Billboard 200 – Album spawned four Hot 100 hits: ‘Baby’ (no. 4), ‘I Wanna Be Down’ (no. 6), ‘Brokenhearted’ (no. 9), and ‘Best Friend’ (no. 34) – Brandy worked with the legendary Keith Crouch, nephew of gospel guru Andraé Crouch,…