Daily Archives: September 11, 2009
Melba Moore & Phil Perry “Optimistic” (cover of Sounds of Blackness track)
In today’s R&B the art of romance and passion is easily lost. The interplay between great vocalists like Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, Teena Marie and Rick James is seldom heard. These timeless vocalists’ ability to capture the human dynamic between two lovers created some of the greatest duo encounters in music. On September 29, 2009, Melba Moore and Phil Perry rekindle the fire of the great duets on the inspirational The Gift of Love. Moore, a Tony Award-winning actress and vocalist who has topped the R&B Charts, starred on Broadway, TV and film (most notably in the storied musicals Hair and Purlie) and who was recently the subject on an episode of TV One’s lauded documentary series Unsung and Perry, one of R&B’s great balladeers known for his velvety-smooth falsetto, and who has worked with everyone from Patti LaBelle and Anita Baker to Peabo Bryson and George Duke, bring to life an unforgettable set of originals and classics. The dynamic duo are joined by producers Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis (George Clinton, Maysa, Najee) and Preston Glass (Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole and Kenny G) in association with co-producer David Nathan.
Breakout Hip-Hop Artist Fashawn Releases Alchemist Produced Mixtape, Announces Tour With Ghostface Killah
The 20-year old Fresno, CA-based emcee Fashawn has just released his anticipated new mixtape, The Antidote, compiled and produced by the The Alchemist. In addition, Fashawn will be supporting Ghostface Killah on a coveted spot on his upcoming national Wizards of Poetry tour, beginning October 2nd in Albany, NY and extending through November 14th in Portland, ME.