Rest in Paradise: Lou Rawls

Today, January 6, 2006, Lou Rawls passed away in Los Angeles, California. For their 1969 “Cloud Nine” album, The Temptations included their psychedelic soul cover of Rawls’ ‘Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing.’ Norman Whitfield produced The Temptations’ version, while David Axelrod handled Lou’s three years prior.  On November 4, 1966, ‘Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing’…

Music Birthday: Tank

Today, January 1, 1976, Tank was born Durrell Babbs, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before his R&B hits like ‘Please Don’t Go’ and ‘Your One,’ Tank lent those lush vocals to Aaliyah’s posthumous single, ‘Come Over.’  The song was written by Johnta Austin, and produced by Jazze Pha, Bryan-Micahael Cox and Kevin Hicks – it’s included on…

Tamar Braxton: “Love and War”

Today, December 21, 2012, ‘Love and War’ by Tamar Braxton peaked at no. 13 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song is a DJ Camper production, included on Tamar’s sophomore studio album of the same name.  The following year, on December 20, ‘All the Way Home,’ another single from the album peaked…