REMEMBERING JAZZ PIANO ROYALTY TRAGICALLY LOST IN 2013


Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. (January 17, 1934 – August 19, 2013) was a  hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey‘s band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. Several of his compositions have become jazz standards, including “Mosaic”, “Bolivia”, “Mode for Joe” and “Ugetsu”, also known as “Fantasy in…

Paying Tribute To Big Bruh Sweet Lou: WE Are One


January 7 date is quickly approaching and marking the  first year since the passing of  Elder Wilson brother, Sweet Lou. WILSON was a founding member of funk group MANDRILL. After four decades in the music business, the Mandrill band is still thrilling audiences world wide. 2014 is no different  with the Wilson Brothers developing new…

What a Difference a Day Makes:Happy Birthday Dinah Washington


posted by Robert J. Carmack    Ruth Lee Jones, aka Dinah Washington, was born on August 29, 1924. She was a singer and pianist, who has been cited as “the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s”. Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues,…

GEORGE DUKE MEMORIAL SERVICES TO STREAM LIVE ON CENTRIC TV.COM


posted by Robert J. Carmack It was announced by CentricTV.Com,  memorial services for the late George Duke will  stream LIVE from the website on Monday, August 19, 5:PM Eastern / 2:PM Pacific His manager Darryl Porter confirmed the details of Duke’s death last week stating, he had suffered heart complications after being treated for chronic…

Remembering Award-Winning Producer Composer George Duke


                                      posted by Robert J. Carmack-Los Angeles,CA. Nothing matches up with the pain when you learn of a family member or close friend ‘s death. That proverbial lump that comes in your throat, after trying to come…

FLORIDA BOYCOTT COMING TOGETHER LIKE WILDFIRE & MISFIRE ??


Sources close to the Stevie Wonder camp confirm a list of artist joining him in support of a change of in the Stand Your Ground Law in Florida.  Some of the artists have even cancelled concerts in Florida after recent events. Stevie Wonder last week, at a concert in Canada said he would not play…

MEMBERS ONLY:R&B Soul Singer Bobby Blue Bland Laid To Rest


Lion Of The Blues: Celebrated And Laid To Rest  posted by Robert J. Carmack MEMPHIS – Funeral services for soul-blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland were held Thursday, June 27, at First Baptist Church in Memphis ,Tenn. Family, friends, colleagues and dignitaries from near and far gathered at First Baptist Church in Memphis to deliver Bland’s praises, listen to…