Doo Wop : A Continuation
Doo wop was king back in the day, as people say.it started in the early ‘50’s and lasted into the early 1960’s. Doo Wop had a roller coaster ride. Bruce Morrow, aka “Cousin Bruce”, was part of the generation that literally thrived on the music. He wrote,”Doo Wop was a collection of meaningful
moments in our lives.
Grace, Gumption and Sincerity. In 1972 after 16 years the Warner label dropped her. Though she thought she was on the verge of moving her career and fading away. She is, Bonnie Raitt, daughter of Broadway star John Raitt.
Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Her Voice Lives On. The words to sum up the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, called the Queen of Soul, and truly justified, but not wholly descriptive of her lifetime. Yes, musically she was the Queen, after all she was the first female singer to place 100 hits on the R&B charts.
Berry Gordy Jr.
If there is any place where the legacy of doo wop was kept alive and simmering in rhythm and blues it was in Detroit. A label was started in 1959, when Berry Gordy Jr. (at first called Tamla), released a single called, “Reet Petite”. Gordy wrote the song for Jackie Wilson.
Lunch with Smokey Robinson..What a trill!
SBK was a small record label started by three New York business men. At this point their names are irrelevant. At any rate EMI, the parent company of Capitol Records purchased distribution rights and eventually bought the label.
Duo - BeBe and CeCe
BeBe and CeCe Winans charted new territory for gospel singers. In 1991, the brother and sister duo made it with a Capitol album, “Different Styles.” The album went to Number 1 on the R&B charts.