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Butcher Brown by Danielle Barbieri

Butcher Brown’s big band jazz-themed album Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey Featuring Tennishu And R4ndzzo Big4nd has landed. The group’s rapper Tennishu had initially planned a straightforward hip-hop album but the direction changed and they made a collection inspired by both genres. Their cover of the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Unbelievable” combinesContinue Reading

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Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes will premiere on PBS in October. The documentary about one of jazz music’s most intriguing musicians will look at his life and 60-year career. Carter’s upright bass has traveled some of the most interesting spaces in music including the Miles Davis Quintet and beingContinue Reading

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Otis Redding

Otis Redding was the tenth artist to record “Try A Little Tenderness” when he included it on his 1966 fifth album. The publishers of the song did not want Redding to record a “negro version” but Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke had already covered it in 1962 and 1964. PercyContinue Reading

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Patti LaBelle Good Life Breakfast

Will Patti LaBelle’s breakfast products become as popular as her pies?  Does The Woman King starring Viola Davis tell the truth about the Dahomey people and their involvement in the slave trade?  Related posts: Media Questions Of The Week Media Questions Of The Week Media Questions Of The Week MediaContinue Reading

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