Sunday, July 25, 2021

Valerie Simpson is living a life that is solid as a rock

Musical double dynamite, Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford, have been recognized as one of the most influential R&B artists of all time. They brilliantly...

Evelyn “Champagne” King has not lost her fizz

Evelyn “Champagne” King practically still had Similac on her breath when she picked up a mike to perform. The girl could sang! The young...

Bishop Marvin Sapp…”God is so amazing to me!”

Bishop Marvin Sapp is a force to be reckoned whether he is singing or raspily imparting beneficial spiritual truths to those who are spiritual....

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. celebrate 50 years of good love

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have what so many people are searching for, a love that has stood the test of time. Even...

Freddie Jackson feels “blessed, so blessed!”

In the 80s and 90s, Freddie Jackson was a true stylistic vanguard of R&B. Most of the songs Freddie sang were odes to love’s...

Pam Grier is living her best life!

Pam Grier is best known as a 70’s action-heroine cult figure who kicked, punched, shot, stabbed, crushed her way through her adversaries and made...

“First Lady of Southern Soul” Candi Staton is still ‘unstoppable’

Candi Staton is built tough, but this might very well be an understatement. She began singing while still in grade school and has led...

The Supreme Mary Wilson talks Motown and how the best is yet to come

Flashback 1964--The Ed Sullivan Show-- three beautiful, elegant, impeccably dressed young women with hair that was perfectly coiffed, mesmerized us as they performed their...

The “Voice of Romance” Johnny Mathis Chats with 50BOLD

The power of Johnny Mathis' voice can soothe and comfort; I can certainly attest to this! It was a sunny September morning in 1994. Before...

Peabo Bryson’s fire still roars

Peabo Bryson, the classy, sexy and silky balladeer who made us Feel the Fire, serenaded us with I’m So Into You and showed his...

Her Majesty Motown’s Queen Martha Reeves heats it up with 50BOLD

You may not know her by an early stage name, Martha LaVaille, given to her by an aunt who prophesized her world-renowned fame but...

Woo, Woo, Wooing with the legendary Jeffrey Osborne

He’s an R&B legend, champion of staying power, the “woo woo” love balladeer; this songwriter and music producer extraordinaire is Jeffrey Osborne, who started...

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