Al Jarreau

In the news.. With the premiere of Lifetime’s “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” airing soon on November 15, the network has revved up promo to deliver to the masses the highly-anticipated film about the late R&B star.In a short clip, Lifetime drops the first TV advertisement for the film starring Alexandra Shipp (pictured above) as Aaliyah. The clip also gives us more detail about the time it will air: 8/7c.  According to Wendy Williams, (whose production company logged on for the film), the movie will focus on her record deal at the age of 12, the controversial relationship with R. Kelly, how she took a risk against her label’s orders to work with then-up-and-coming producers Timbaland and Missy Elliot, and more. Despite the Haughton family's wishes to halt the production, the network seem gung ho about pushing this out...and with the quickness.

A schoolboy died after staff at a Birmingham hospital “missed opportunities” to save his life, a coroner has ruled in a damning inquest. Emmanuel Akinmuyiwa, seven, collapsed and died when he suffered a cardiac arrest during a blood transfusion at Heartlands Hospital. The procedure was performed four days after the youngster, from Tyseley, was admitted on February 8, 2013. Birmingham Coroner’s Court heard how Emmanuel would have survived had staff taken blood tests which would have shown a transfusion was required far sooner. More Mail

Lewis Hamilton secured a third successive win to move 10 points clear in the drivers' standings at a Japanese Grand Prix that was overshadowed by a crash that left Marussia driver Jules Bianchi unconscious. The leader did not take the chequered flag as the race was red-flagged for a second time in the afternoon following two separate crashes on the same corner. Hamilton had started behind pole sitter Nico Rosberg on the grid but passed his Mercedes team-mate and rival to open up a 10-point gap in their battle for the title. More @ Mail

Playlist for Sunday 05-10-2014

Al Green - Loving You
Deborah Cox - The Sound Of My Tears
Monique Thomas - Daughter Shine
Algebra Blessett - Nobody But You
Gwenolyn Collins - Beautiful Fantasy
Ca$e & Joe - Faded Pictures
Loretta - Miss You
Anita Baker - Feel The Need
Quincy Jones - Tomorrow
Phil Perry - You Send Me
Rick Braun -  Dance With My Father

Al Jarreau x3
1 Sweet Baby 2 Bright & Sunny Babe
3 We're In This Thing Together

Fried - Sugar Water Days
Rhythm & Jazz - Just In Case
Next - Looking For Love
Tracy Carter - Everyday
Charme - Georgy Porgy
Garfield Fleming - Don't Send Me Away
Don-E - You're So Special
Curtis Mayfield - Your So Good To Me

Al Jarreau Biography:

Jarreau was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the fifth of six children. His website refers to Reservoir Avenue, the name of the street where he lived. His father was a Seventh-day Adventist Church minister and singer, and his mother was a church pianist. He and his family sang together in church concerts and in benefits, and he and his mother performed at PTA meetings.

He was student council president and Badger Boys State delegate for Lincoln High School, going on to Ripon College, where he also sang with a group called the Indigos. Jarreau graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. He went on to earn a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa, worked as a rehabilitation counselor in San Francisco, and moonlighted with a jazz trio headed by George Duke.

In 1967, he joined forces with acoustic guitarist Julio Martinez. The duo became the star attraction at a small Sausalito night club called Gatsby's. This success contributed to Jarreau's decision to make professional singing his life and full-time career. More @ Wiki

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