Daily Archives: February 1, 2014

R.I.P. Anna Gordy Gaye


Anna Gordy Gaye, the older sister of Berry Gordy and ex-wife of Marvin Gaye died of natural causes at the age of 92 yesterday. Berry Gordy credits his sister as being an important source of support that helped him find success with Motown. Anna Records was a subsidiary of Motown named after her and she was a co-writer of songs with Marvin Gaye including “Baby, I’m For Real” and “The Bells.” Gordy Gaye was the subject of Marvin Gaye’s Here, My Dear album that was created solely to pay her in their divorce settlement.


Jimi: All Is By My Side To Screen At SXSW


John Ridley’s Jimi: All Is By My Side will screen for a second time at SXSW this year. The film focuses on Jimi Hendrix’s life between the years of 1966 and 1967. As usual the Hendrix estate denied usage of Hendrix’s music so Ridley used blues artists that inspired Hendrix and ’60’s rock. The film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last Fall and received good reviews.


Media Questions Of The Week


1. If Macklemore feels like he “robbed” Kendrick of recognition at The Grammys, then why didn’t he give Kendrick one of his Grammys the same way Kanye West did with UGK at The BET Hip-Hop Awards in 2007?

2. Wasn’t Jay-Z’s comment about his Grammy being a sippy cup for Blue Ivy the best comment of the night?


3. Why wasn’t the Isley Brothers Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award televised?