Music Birthday: Teena Marie

🔊🥳Today, March 5, 1956, Teena Marie was born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California. Her ‘Lovergirl’ single was a self-production that peaked at no. 4 on the US Hot 100, her best performer on the chart. The song comes from Marie’s sixth studio album “Starchild,” and in 2012, it was covered by Sy SmithContinue reading “Music Birthday: Teena Marie”

Music Birthday: Rick James

🔊🎉Today, February 1, 1948, Rick James was born James Ambrose Johnson Jr., in Buffalo, New York. In 1983, Rick James produced ‘All Night Long’ for the Mary Jane Girls. The song comes from the self-titled debut album by the Mary Jane Girls, and has since been homaged in several popular songs: ‘Effortless’ by Wale, ‘LevelContinue reading “Music Birthday: Rick James”

Music Birthday: Doug E. Fresh

🔊🎉Today 1966 – The Human Beatbox Doug E. Fresh was born Douglas Davis, in Barbados – His ‘Bustin’ Out (On Funk)’ single pearled at no. 15 on the US Hot 100 – Song comes from Doug E.’s third album, “Doin’ What I Gotta Do,” which went to no. 47 on Billboard’s chart for Top R&B/Hip-HopContinue reading “Music Birthday: Doug E. Fresh”