Monthly Archives: September 2012

Throwback: Odyssey-Native New Yorker

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Lillian, Louise and Carmen Lopez were a singing trio from New York who billed themselves as The Lopez Sisters. Tony Reynolds joined the group after Carmen left and they became Odyssey. “Native New Yorker” was the centerpiece song of their self-titled 1977 debut and a benchmark of the disco era. The band recorded seven albums but only managed to gain commercial ground in the United States with the 1982 Slave-produced single, “Inside Out.” “Use It Up and Wear It Out” went to number one in the UK and “Don’t Tell Me Tell Her,” “If You’re Looking For A Way Out” and “Going Back To My Roots” also did well overseas. Tony Reynolds passed in 2010 and Lillian Lopez died in September of 2012. A new version of the group lead by Lillian Lopez’s son Steven Collazo independently released the Legacy project in 2011.

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Media Questions Of The Week

1. Why does Dolce & Gabbana think it’s hip and cool to appropriate Mammy imagery for their blackamoor-inspired earrings?

2. Isn’t it funny how Lil’ Wayne beat Elvis Presley’s record as the male artist with the most songs on the Top 100 in the history of Billboard but the music industry establishment still won’t admit that hip-hop has been the new rock and roll for 30 years?

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3. Will any of the Mile Davis films get finished?

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BamaLoveSoul Presents Y’all Feel That?: Erykah Badu Remixes, Flips & Covers Pt 2

BamaLoveSoul just released Y’all Feel That?: Erykah Badu Remixes, Flips & Covers Pt 2. You can download the first part now and the second part will be released tonight at midnight.

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Mayer Hawthorne-No Strings (Remix)

The RAC remix of Mayer Hawthorne’s “No Strings” is from an EP of 6 How Do You Do remixes that he will give away for free on Monday via his Facebook page.

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Rock Hall Announces Additional Chuck Berry Tribute Concert Artists, Music Conference, More

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University are pleased to announce additional artists that will honor Chuck Berry at the 17th annual American Music Masters® tribute concert on Saturday, October 27, 2012. at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre. Joining the tribute concert lineup are: Rick Derringer, Ronnie Hawkins, Merle Haggard, Vernon Reid and Ray Sharpe.

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