KIRK ANDRES WILSON XMAS SHOW OF SHOWS!


posted by Robert J. Carmack @blues2jazzguy                       Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Kirk  Andres Wilson showed up and showed out last Thursday evening (December 28) at Hollywood’s Catalina Bar and Grill on Sunset. The almost two-hour set was plumb full of music for every taste and style….

PATRICE RUSHEN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY FINGERS!


Patrice Louise Rushen (born September 30) is quite the  jazz pianist and R&B singer. She’s also a composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and music director. Her 1982 single, “Forget Me Nots“, received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Rushen had great success on the R&B and dance charts. “Haven’t You Heard” went number 7 on…

R&B SOUL GROUP THE WHISPERS NICHOLAS CALDWELL DEAD AT 71


posted by Robert J. Carmack      blues2jazzguy One of the Original members of the R&B group,The Whispers has passed at the age of 71. The cause of death are not totally clear as Caldwell was facing  several life threatening  challenges as recently as part of  last year , when he went on the record…

MULTI-AWARD WINNING SINGER NATALIE COLE SUCCUMBS AT 65


posted by blues2jazzguy   Singer-songwriter Natalie Cole, daughter of world renown crooner, Nat King Cole. She’s best known for her Grammy Award-winning album Inseparable. Natalie Cole was born in Los Angeles,California on February 6, 1950, to singers Nat “King” Cole and Maria Cole. After battling life’s trials/tribulations and poor health in latter years, Natalie Maria…

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…

BOBBY WOMACK PROLIFIC WRITER: MY PERSONAL FAVORITES


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy Still reeling after the news of  Bobby Womack’s death, I thought about all the shows I saw live in Los Angeles going back as far as, the early 1970s. Everybody have their own favorites, but I hate having record companies pick the faves for me ,then place them…