Peggi Blu

In the news this week...March Against Black Genocide Galvanizes 50,000 In Brazil; Where Is The Media Coverage? In Manaus, the march took place in the Cidade Nova neighborhood, in the north zone, and with the participation of nine institutions that fight for the rights of Blacks, as well as groups of Hip-hop, capoeira, graffiti and other artistic manifestations. Despite the small number of protesters (about 500 according to evaluations), the organizers believe it’s an advance in the Amazonas, a state that has no tradition in the struggle of the movement. More

Happy Birthday to BB King who's 89 today. A singer and guitarist born into a sharecropping family on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bena, Mississippi, B.B. King—born Riley B. King—became one of the best-known blues performers, an important consolidator of blues styles, and a primary model for rock guitarists. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed "the Beale Street Blues Boy." That nickname was soon shortened to "B.B."

Cosimo in the studio with The Meters
Cosimo Matassa died on September 11, he was a pioneer of the New Orleans R&B sound. At the age of 18 in 1945, Matassa opened the J&M Recording Studio at the back of his family’s shop on Rampart Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In 1955, he moved to the larger Cosimo Recording Studio. As an engineer and proprietor, Matassa was crucial to the development of the R&B, rock and soul sound of the 1950s and 1960s (often working with producers Dave Bartholomew and Allen Toussaint), and recorded many hits - including Fats Domino’s "The Fat Man" (a contender for the first rock and roll record), Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti", and records by Ray Charles, Lee Dorsey, Dr John, Smiley Lewis, Bobby Mitchell, Tommy Ridgley, the Spiders and many others. He was responsible for developing what became known as the "New Orleans Sound", with strong drums, heavy guitar and bass, heavy piano, light horn sound and a strong vocal lead. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Matassa also managed the successful white New Orleans rock and roll performer Jimmy Clanton.

Sunday's play list 14-09-2014

Williams Brothers - Still Here
Freddie Jackson - Tasty Love
G.Womack - Groove Wit You
Seanel Paris - Paradise
Luther Vandross - Think About You
EOL - Make Sure Your Right
Vivian Green - Sweet Memory
Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
R. Kely - Single Ladies (Remix)
Wilton Felder - Someday We'll All Be Free
Reuben Studdard - Close The Door

Peggy Blu x3
1 I Can't Wait 2 Uh Oh 3 Tender Moments

Chevelle Franklyn - Spirit Filled (rmx)
Sisters Sledge - Thinking Of You (DMC remix)
Maze - Too Many Comes
Groove Association - Old Skool Magic
Jermaine Jackson - There's No Better Way
Keni Burke - Hang Tight
The Manhattans - Crazy
William De Vaughan - Be Thankful 4 What U Got

Peggi Blu's Biography:

Peggi Blu (Blue) (born May 26) is an American actress, singer and vocal coach. She is the 1986 "Star Search Grand Champion (Female Vocalist)" winner. And the winner of the 2013 "Malibu Music Awards" ("Vocal Coach Of The Year") award. She is best known as the "American Idol-Vocal Coach From Hell". Blu was born in Lumberton North Carolina and began singing at the tender age of 3. By her early teens she had honed her musical chops all over the Carolinas thanks to her mother, and first vocal coach, Avis Blue. A relocation to New York city at the age of 14 with her Uncle Bishop Walter L. Benton and his choir gave her the start of her professional career. Due to constant bookings and a demand for her vocals she was home-schooled. She later studied voice under famed vocal coach Kenneth Kamal Scott. More at Wiki

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