SOUL/POP ICON BOBBY WOMACK DEAD AT 70


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy One of the last of the great soul men has died at 70. musician, songwriter, Bobby Womack has succumb to poor health today as announced by his record label, XL Recordings. The cause of deah has not been officially reported, nut it was well known Womack was battling an…

GET A CLUE …WWW.HIPSTERSANCTUARY.COM


STILL NOT  FOLLOWING HIPSTER SANCTUARY.COM YET ?? The Hipster Sanctuary  E-Zine/Blog  is focused primarily on UNSUNG  artists of  Jazz, Blues and Soul Genres. We’ll profile, explore, interview and publicize information to, commemorate, or uplift the legacy of these artists who gave it their all during their time in the public’s eye.  “By Any Medium Necessary”  From time to…

BLACK MUSIC MONTH:50 YEARS BOLD SOUL SISTER ARETHA FRANKLIN


posted by Robert J. Carmack    #@blue2jazzguy Congratulations!! Aretha Franklin receives an honorary degree from Harvard University  May 29 2014.  There are Divas and there are DIVAS, Aretha Franklin isn’t just the Queen of Soul, she’s THE Voice of  All Ages. Gospel, Soul, Pop, and dare I say it, Opera?? Yes, Opera as the late…

BLUES & JAZZ REVUE THE CLUB ALABAM FINAL PERFORMANCE MOTHERS DAY


The Los Angeles  county suburb, Inglewood will be “rocking and jumping at the hinges” come this Sunday at 4:pm at the small theater known as The Performers Corner. The gregarious cast of  the Club Alabam will end its short limited run on Mother’s Day, May 11 . Some seats may be still available, You can…

SOUL LEGEND CHARLES WRIGHT: LOOKING FOR AN UGLY WOMAN


posted by Robert J. Carmack     twitter: @blues2jazzguy R&B Soul legendary singer Charles Wright keeps re-inventing himself,from Doo-Wop to Hip Hop. Charles is Looking for an Ugly Woman, at least that’s the name of his new cut that’s catching  on around the country. Partly due to a famous commercial using Wright’s very popular music…

REST IN LOVE & PEACE: JESSICA CLEAVES 1948 – 2014


posted by Robert J. Carmack  @blues2jazzguy       Singer/ songwriter, Jessica Cleaves Passed away early this morning. at the present time there are no details to share.. a family statement is expected in the very near future. Born: December 10 1948 –  Transitioned: May 2 2014 The Friends of Distinction formed in 1968 in…

ONAJE ALLAN GUMBS : QUIET MASTERY AT WORK


posted by Robert J. Carmack    follow:@blues2jazzguy whenever you hear jazz pianists on radio, over your car speakers, or even at a club , do you ask yourself, Why do they do this? at least I do..unless they happen to be Onaje Allan Gumbs. a New York native who embraces all there is to jazz…