REMEMBERING A HIT MUSIC MACHINE: RIP SKIP SCARBOROUGH


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy Clarence Alexander Scarborough wrote,co-wrote, or produced hit records for Earth Wind & Fire, LTD, Anita Baker, Blue Magic, and so on. How did he do all this, where most people never heard of him, nor did they recognize his face. Ashford & Simpson wrote for people and you knew…

Do you have a signature sound? No? Better get one…


Originally posted on makingmusicmyway:
One of the biggest compliments I’ve ever gotten is when another singer asks me to produce them. It means a lot when people love what you do. The only problem is that when they say, “produce me,” it really means that they want what I consider to be my “signature sound.”…

CLARK ” MUMBLES” TERRY REACHES THE BIRD’S EYE at 94


posted by  Robert J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy The American Jazz community is jarred once again by the passing of trumpet master,Clark Terry (94). He was considered a major influence on trumpet coming out of the swing and Bebop eras, while bringing style and hip humor to generations of musicians, including Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. The seventh…

POP ICON SHEILA E’s E-SPOT LOUNGE PROVES MUCHO CALIENTE


posted by Robert J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy  #E-SpotLounge    “Where The Stars Go to Shine” Stephanie Spruill will be at (Sheila E’s) E. Spot Lounge  Friday-March 13th, 2015- 8PM showtime 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, Ca 91604  (formerly Vitello’s Upstairs) Call for Reservations / More information 818-769-0905

CBS STEVIE WONDER’S SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE CELEBRATION “GOT IT RIGHT”


posted by robert j. carmack #blues2jazzguy #chefrobb #GrammyAwards #GrammySalute  #CBSNetwork “Songs in the Key of Life: An All-Star Grammy Salute” aired Monday on CBS, which featured the best of the new generation performers, all paying respect to the legendary Stevie Wonder. http://www.complex.com/music/2015/02/beyonce-ed-sheeran-gary-clark-jr-cover-stevie-wonder-higher-ground Performers including Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Tony Bennett and The Band…

DALE FIELDER QUARTET ROBERT J. CARMACK PERFORMS JAZZ & POETRY CONCERT


MOON GLOW PRODUCTIONS presents The SATURDAY JAM                  eclectic jazz Improvisations and riveting original poetry THE DALE FIELDER QUARTET  with Special Guest Poet   ROBERT J. CARMACK           @ KINGSTON CAFE 333 FAIR OAKS Blvd.  off  DEL MAR Ave.  PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91105 SAT.  APRIL 18 2015…