Hil St. Soul

In the news this week... Michael Jackson's Estate sues a memorabilia company. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Michael Jackson fans are learning that the hard way after finding out they got duped by a memorabilia company. According to TMZ, Premiere Props illegally sold photos of the late singer, although the rights were owned by his company. The shots are of the Jackson’s Victory Tour, which featured all the brothers back in 1984. MJ’s estate is now filing a suit. And to add to the scheme, Premiere Props told buyers they would be able to own the rights if they bought the photos, which is completely false. Fans paid between $200 and $2,000 to secure those rights. Through the courts, Jackson’s estate will attempt to halt all the profits the company made from the auction so far, and ultimately stop Premiere Props from selling additional photos. (boombox) Legacy Lives On! King of Pop's Hometown to Name School in His Honor, Gary, Indiana will soon be home to a school named after one of their hometown heroes, Michael Jackson. His mother Katherine Jackson signed off on a memorandum last month with The Gary Community School that "seeks to honor Michael Jackson and to inspire children to excel in the arts and education." The Jackson matriarch donated $10,000 in April during the Gary Promise scholarship event hosted by former NBA star Magic Johnson. (singersroom)

Earlier this week, it was reported that R&B powerhouse Deborah Cox would be supplying the singing vocals for actress YaYa DaCosta’s role as Whitney Houston in the highly-anticipated upcoming Lifetime film set for 2015. Upon that announcement, the common consensus was that Cox is a great choice, and now we can hear what onscreen Whitney will sound like on stage! TMZ got their hands on audio of Cox covering Whitney's mega hit “I Will Always Love You” for a live performance sequence. A statement from Lifetime states that the "music rights and clearances are still being worked out," but after listening to this, we hope it clears completely because Cox sounds great! Since Whitney was called "The Voice," this should, in a sense, bring the icon back to life. (singersroom)

This Weeks Playlist 4 Sunday 27-07-2014

Stephen Bishop - On & On
Deborah Cox - Sound Of My Tears
Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance [welcome music]
Godchild Presents - Where Are We Going
Donell Jones - Finer Things In Life
Betty Wright - Thank You For The Many Things
Syleena Johnson/Jaheim - Worlds Apart
Joshie Jo Armstead - In The Right Place (Miki-Mix)
Faith Evans - I Just Can't Wait
Charlie Wilson - I Still Have You (Remix)
J.P. Cooper - I Wish I Didn't Miss You (Live)
Jon B - They Don't Know
Curtis Mayfield - Baby It's You

Hil St. Soul x3
1 Wash Away 2 Pieces
3 Strictly A Vibe Thing

Rahsaan Patterson - I'll Go
Kenny Thomas - Turn It Up
Bluezone - Big Thing
Unknown - Rock My World
Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Studio Rio Remix)
Groove Association - Somethings Changed
                                  /Do You Remember
Tracy Carter - Everyday
Luther Vandross - Better Love

Hil St. Soul Biography:
Hilary Mwelwa moved from Lusaka, Zambia, to England when she was five years old -- just in time for kindergarten. She studied biochemistry at the University of London, but a strong love for music pushed her to leave school and follow her heart. An a cappella demo of Stevie Wonder/Clarence Paul/Morris Broadnax's "Until You Come Back to Me," cut in 1995, started everything for the enthusiastic singer; she loved the song so much she waxed two versions for her debut CD, jointly written and produced with Victor Redwood Sawyerr (aka VRS, a founding member of Blak Twang), the other half of Hil St. Soul.

Soul Organic A singer of many styles, Mwelwa is comfortable performing classic soul, smooth jazz, uptempo funk, and gospel. Her versatility earned her the honor of Best Newcomer by the U.K.'s Blues & Soul magazine. She has performed at festivals in Holland, Norway, and England, sharing stages with urban kings and queens such as D'Angelo, Kelis, Macy Gray, and Angie Stone, to name a few. An accomplished and prolific songwriter, Incognito, Maysa Leak, and others have used her material. Her style doesn't lack drama, but she's more subtle than demonstrative. Not as reclining as Sade, and not as overwhelming as Mica Paris, she's found a comfortable niche that appeases classic soul fanatics canvassing for fresh R&B/pop janissaries without disenfranchising hip-hop lovers. She issued four albums during the 2000s: Soul Organic (2000), Copasetik & Cool (2004), Soulidified (2006), and Black Rose (2008). (allmusic.com)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mr Merry. How are things. Enjoy listening to your show when I can.


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