Today 10:43 AM

Classic Soul JAMS!

Today is my birthday and with each one I am blessed with I like to look back some. In this case I am looking back at some of the BEST Classic Soul Jams in my opinion. Are you with me? Here's a few that make the cut:

Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood - 1966

Today 10:08 AM

Sam Cooke story 1963 2019

Sam Cooke was turned away from a Louisiana hotel in 1963. Now a local mayor is apologizing
By Sophie Sherry and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN
Updated 5:41 AM ET, Tue June 25, 2019

The incidents in Shreveport inspired Sam Cooke to write " A Change is Gonna Come," according to CNN affiliate KSLA.
(CNN)A Louisiana mayor is apologizing more than 50 years later for Shreveport's mistreatment of the late singer Sam Cooke.
Cooke traveled to Shreveport, Louisiana, for a performance in 1963. According to an investigation by CNN affiliate KSLA, Cooke made reservations to stay at a Holiday Inn just north of the city's downtown, but was turned away because he was black.
At the city's annual Let the Good Times Roll Festival on Saturday, Mayor Adrian Perkins issued a formal apology on behalf of Shreveport and presented Cooke's daughter with a key to the city.
"We need to come to terms with our past so we can move forward in a positive way, so this is the beginning. Specifically with this, it's a beginning of a new relationship with the Cooke family," said Perkins, according to CNN affiliate KTBS.
Cooke and three members of his group were arrested later that evening after leaving the Holiday Inn for "blowing their car horn loudly and interrupting other guests," according to the Shreveport Journal in 1963.
David Washington, a close friend of Cooke's, told KSLA the honking was due to a malfunction on the car. Police held Cooke and the others for five hours, eventually releasing them each on a $102 bond, according to KSLA.
Author Peter Guralnick, who wrote a biography of Cooke, told KSLA that the incidents in Shreveport inspired Cooke to write one the most important civil rights era songs "A Change is Gonna Come."
"It was such a terrible thing that happened and the song was a direct outgrowth of it," Guralnick said.
Cooke died a year later in December 1964 at a motel in Los Angeles.
CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to give a more precise location for the Holiday Inn where the incident occurred.
Today 10:16 AM

Today 6/25/2019 marks 10th Anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson.

I am surprised nobody has posted anything today on this very sad day. There will be a gathering at the Glendale, CA Memorial Park where he is buried and also a gathering at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

I have not heard of any gatherings in Gary, IN at his childhood home or in Detroit at the museum headquarters.

Play some Jackson Five and Michael Jackson music today in honor of this great artist.
Today 10:23 AM

R&B Hall of Fame to honor Aretha, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Kendricks, more on Sunday

From the Detroit Free Press:
Yesterday 09:49 PM

Stevie Wonders Health Crisis DIALYSIS!

Patty Jackson of WDAS radio in Philadelphia announced this afternoon that Stevie has experienced kidney failure and has just started dialysis. He is hoping that one of his children will be a match for a kidney transplant. Pray for Stevie everyone.
Today 10:19 AM

(Slick) Rick James - Hollywood

James Ambrose Johnson Jr. was throwin' down (no pun intended) with this song from "Come Get It!"

Always loved this song the first time I heard it...


Ralph Terrana

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