Music Birthday: D’Angelo

Today, February 11, 1974, D’Angelo was born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia. At the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, D’Angelo’s “Voodoo” won Best R&B Album. “Voodoo,” released in January 2000, shared the category with incredible albums from Jill Scott, Sisqo, Toni Braxton, Joe, and Boyz II Men.  On the US Billboard 200, “Voodoo” peaked at…

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….

Queen Latifah: “Simply Beautiful”

Today, December 24, 2004, ‘Simply Beautiful’ by Queen Latifah peaked at no. 22 on the US Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. The song features Al Green, and it’s included on Latifah’s debut singing album, “The Dana Owens Album.”  In October 2004, the album itself reached no. 16 on the Billboard 200, becoming her first to…

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…

Mint Condition: “E-Life”

Today, November 17, 2017, Mint Condition released “E-Life.” This album has 13 soulful songs that speak to love and life on an adept level. Complete with feather-like vocal textures; sultry, funky beats and truthful lyrics, leading to the acclaim it deserves. Speaking of acclaim, “E-Life” peaked at no. 119 on the US Billboard 200, and…

Earth, Wind & Fire: ‘After the Love Has Gone’

Today, September 14, 1979, ‘After the Love Has Gone’ by Earth, Wind & Fire peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100. A production by Maurice White, co-written by David Foster, Jay Graydon, and Bill Champlin, this is without a doubt a classic soul song.  Coming from the funk band’s ninth album “I…

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: Terry Lewis

🔊🎉Today, November 24, 1956, Terry Steven Lewis was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His production partnership with James “Jimmy Jam” Harris II has led to several hits including ‘Come On’ by Barry White, Again’ by Janet Jackson, ‘Yours’ by Mariah Carey, ‘That’s What It’s Made For’ by Usher, ‘Disrespectful’ by Chaka & MJB, and even ‘Blu…