The absence of love. Rufus, Angie Bofill, Maxwell, Rose Royce, The Famil, Taste Of Honey, Babyface, Alicia, Lalah, MJ, Cameo, Heather Headley. Musiq, Swing Out Sister, Chrisette Michele.
Showing love to Heavy D. Michael, Jamet, Tyrese, Monifah, BB King, Anthoiny Hamilton, Carl Thomas, Soul For Real and more.
On tap: Si Tew and Pete Simpson, The Rurals and Jaidene Veda, Leon Ware, SoulP with Princess Freesia and Replife, Deborah Bond and Lewis Taylor, Dego and Ferraz, Rahsaan Patterson, Heston, Julie Dexter, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Ayah, Tracy Cruz, Zo,and Phonte, DJ Mitsu and Jose James, Emily King.
Loose Ends from both sides- the well known, familiar side, and the not-so-familiar, rare, side.
The Whispers, Earth Wind and Fire, O’Bryan, Prince, Cameo, Tom Brown, Evelyn Champagne King, Angela Bofill, GQ, The System, Deniece Williams, Atlantic Starr, Steve Arrington, Patrice Rushen.
The man who takes new age and adult contemporary to another level, Michael Franks.
Anderson, The Spinners, The Supremes, Syreeta, Quincy, Patti Austin, Donny Hathaway, MJ, Angel Grant, John Keith.
Yes indeed. Billy Ocean, Savanna, David Joseph, Linx, Light Of The World. Second Image, D-Influence, Carleen Anderson, Nu Colours, Touchdown, The Limit, Culture Club, Omar, Rae and Christian, Level 42 and Lyndon David Hall.
EWF, ConFunkShun, Norman Connors Grey And Hanks, Manhattan Transfer, Instant Funk, Roy Ayers, Mtume, George Benson, Phyllis Hyman, A Taste Of Hioney, Crusaders, Raydio, Brenda Russell, Nile Rodgers.
Mark Adams, the bassist of Slave, has transitioned on. He is gone but will never be forgotten.
Nile Rodgers in full effect – and MUCH more than just Chic. B52’s David Bowie, Inxs, Duran Duran, Out Loud, Diana Ross, Norma Jean…and that’s not even half of who this man has touched.
Teena Marie, the queen of Ivory Soul, remembered. RIP.
The vibe of 2010 as I see it- from an aural standpoint, of course.
Rod does it again. The Brothers Johnson, Heatwave, Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Rufus and Chaka, James Ingram, Bob James, Manhattan Transfer, Mica Paris, Patrice Rushen.
Rod Temperton in full effect. The Brothers Johnson, Heatwave, Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Rufus and Chaka, James Ingram, Bob James, Manhattan Transfer, Mica Paris.