[youtube id=”EQ0l_m3Xm0″]Macy Gray’s “I Try” took her unique raspy voice to the world. The second single from her debut album On How Life Is introduced Gray as a quirky new pop star. She sang about pining for a lover with a fearless vulnerability that quickly endeared her to a criticalContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”FuEt5aibpn0″] Marcus Miller’s 2005 Silver Rain album was influenced by a Bob Marley show he saw and a Langston Hughes poem, “In Time Of Silver Rain.” Those creative references were not the only ones as he covered songs by Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix and Duke Ellington. Miller’s experience with PrinceContinue Reading

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