Ahmad Bell, AKA Victorious – “Love Worth Living For” Featuring Joshua Bridgewater”

Ahmad Bell is back again with a new single titled "Love Worth Living For," featuring Joshua Bridgewater who is also a Gospel Hip Hop artist getting the word out that Jesus lives and loves us all.  Both men talk to both the youths and adults about staying away from drugs and the wrong crowd and … Continue reading Ahmad Bell, AKA Victorious – “Love Worth Living For” Featuring Joshua Bridgewater”

Tony Orlando and Dawn – “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree”

This song was written by Irwin Levine and Larry Brown (credited as L. Russell Brown), who wrote the previous #1 hit for the group, "Knock Three Times." The song is based on a story called "Going Home" that Levine read in the January 1972 edition of the magazine Reader's Digest. The story was originally published … Continue reading Tony Orlando and Dawn – “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree”

Blood, Sweat & Tears – “And When I Die”

One would have to admit that Laura Nyro was a brilliant songwriter and ahead of her time. Blood, Sweat & Tears did wonders with this song and turned it into a hit filled with a mixer of blues, a little country and a sprinkle of gospel. This was one of the first songs written by … Continue reading Blood, Sweat & Tears – “And When I Die”

Keith Whitley – “Don’t Close Your Eyes”

Remembering Keith Whitley. today on what would have been his 67th birthday.  It's hard to believe that he has been gone for 32 years. Jackie Keith Whitley (July 1, 1954 – May 9, 1989) was an American country music singer. During his career, Whitley recorded only two albums but charted 12 singles on the Billboard country … Continue reading Keith Whitley – “Don’t Close Your Eyes”

The Marmalade – “Reflections of My Life”

Each time I listen to this song and hear Dean Ford's voice, and the music, it is so soothing. He had a heavenly voice that was meant to sing ballads such as this one.  The music just takes me back to my younger years. This is such a beautiful song.   "Reflections of My Life" … Continue reading The Marmalade – “Reflections of My Life”

Curtis Mayfield – “Freddie’s Dead”

Curtis Mayfield was a gifted and talented American soul, R&B, funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. Through his songwriting skills he had the ability to use his lyrics to paint a clear picture of the social injustices of that time. Once the music was composed and both merged together, the songs would deeply capture the … Continue reading Curtis Mayfield – “Freddie’s Dead”

Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”

The 70s was an era of great music of all genre's, and in 1975 this song set the airways on fire. Every guy who was or even thought they were a playboy I'm sure listened to this song and shivered, wondering if they too would fool around and fall in love?  Mickey Thomas' voice is … Continue reading Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”

Chris Clark – “Love’s Gone Bad,’ “I Wanna Go Back There Again,” & “I Like Everything About You!

"Soul Sounds," is the debut album by soul singer Chris Clark, released in 1967 (catalogue number MOS 664). As a white artist on a label for which artists were predominantly black, the album made Clark a cult heroine. The album is considered one of Motown's most collectable. Christine Elizabeth Clark (born February 1, 1946), is … Continue reading Chris Clark – “Love’s Gone Bad,’ “I Wanna Go Back There Again,” & “I Like Everything About You!