Monday, May 31, 2010

Soul Heaven

one of motown's finest.
Detroit native & former lead singer of the Temptations died yesterday. He was 58.

Former Temptation Dies [Detroit News]

Monday, May 17, 2010

Soul Fixin'

subway soul.

Believe it or not, some of NYC's best undiscovered, raw & uncut talent can be found hidden underground. I've had the pleasure of witnessing the man known as the 'Singing Dragon' do what he does best, sing in NYC's subway. Born Mitchell Hughes in South Carolina, the 'Singing Dragon' has been singing for NYC strap-hangers for years. With a voice reminiscent of soul legends such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett and Johnny Taylor, Mitchell Hughes possesses one of the subway's best voices. I've run into Mitchell on two separate Sunday nights at the 42nd Street/Port Authority station. He can also been seen & heard at the 59th Street/Columbus Circle station.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Soul Fixin'

will they do the 'un-thinkable'?
Below is A.Key's latest video for 'Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready).' The video is quite a surprise. Starting in the 1950's, Alicia, the product of an interracial love affair, tells the story of an unthinkable love. A love between Black female and White male, an unthinkable relationship in 1950's America. Sit back & enjoy as A.Keys unearths a touchy subject.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Soul Heaven

the definition of beauty.
Trailblazing performer & activist Lena Horne died yesterday. She was 92.

Lena Horne, Sultry Singer & Actress, Dies at 92
[New York Times]
President Obama's Letter of Condolence
[New York Times]

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Soul Fixin'

just 'wright' for tonight.
Twilite Tone gathered a bundle of love songs and prepared this mix for the upcoming release of Just Wright, a love story featuring fellow rapper/actors Queen Latifah & Common.

Settle For My Love/Patrice Rushen There’s Nothing Like This/Omar You’re Always On My Mind/SWV Guilty(Featuring Barry Gibb/Barbra Streisand Promise Me/Luther Vandross Someday/George Duke Making Love In The Rain/Herb Albert That Day/Muhsinah Daylight/Ramp I Still Love You/702 Inspiration Information/Shuggie Otis Uno Esta/Bobbi Humphries One On One/Hall & Oates When Will The Day Come/Rasa The Makings Of You (Live)/Curtis Mayfield Nothing Even Matters(featuring D’Angelo)/Lauryn Hill Light My Fire/Jose Feliciano Paperchase/Clara Hill Meets Vivkter Duplaix Tomorrow/Quincy Jones & Tevin Campbell