Personal Journals Podcasts
Stephen A. Hart explores the stories behind today's most successful black entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals. Listeners gain access to the knowledge, resources and tools of these accomplished professionals and come away with the know-how, confidence and motivation needed to blaze their own trail.
By Stephen A. Hart
Brunswick Records to Release Classic Soul Recordings Used to Launch Platinum Albums by Beyonce, Joss Stone and Paul Wall Top 40 R&B Singles 1966â€“1975 double disc remastered collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 9, 2006 -- Brunswick Records today announced that on July 11, soul music fans will be able to purchase the long-awaited â€œBrunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975â€ collection. Brunswick, along with sister label Dakar, was home to some of the greatest R&B artists from the mid 60â€™s to the mid 70â€™s, including Tyrone Davis, the Chi-Lites, Barbara Acklin The Young-Holt Unlimited, and The Step By Step Band just to name a few. From Jackie Wilsonâ€™s â€œHigher & Higherâ€ to Willie Hendersonâ€™s â€œFunky Chicken,â€ the â€œBrunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975â€ collection is a treasure trove of very popular and hard to find genuine soul classics. Younger consumers will instantly recognize many of the tracks from recent recordings by Joss Stone, Paul Wall and Beyonce, who sampled the Chi-Litesâ€™ 1970 hit â€œAre You My Woman (Tell Me So)â€ to create her Grammy-nominated â€œCrazy in Love.â€ Under the leadership of Nat Tarnopol and Carl Davis, Brunswick rose to become one of the most important R&B labels of the classic soul era. This collection of 40 hit songs is a great representation of the hundreds of gems produced by Brunswick from 1966 to 1975. With over 20 top 10 recordings, six number one smashes and very rare photographs, this double CD set is an automatic staple in every soul music fanâ€™s collection. Retail giants Wal-Mart and Circuit City will be featuring â€œBrunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975â€ on sale the day of its release. Step By Step Band Featuring; Johnnie Gee. Heâ€™s the man in the band who made the Midwest the legendary Northern Soul spot that it is, and he has scored 14 chart songs during his long career, but Johnnie Gee remains something of a â€œLegendâ€ to many R&B and Soul fans who know his songs by heart but often donâ€™t know the man singing them. From 1975 â€“ 1981 Johnnie Gee recorded and started his career at the famous Brunswick Records, who at that time had stars like, Barbra Acklin, The Chilites, Bonannon, Tyrone Davis, and many more. Brunswick Records is set to release their Soul compilation of all the hits from the 70â€™s With many songs recorded by, Jackie Wilson, Eugene Records, The Chilites, Step By Step Band, Willie Hendersonâ€™s â€œFunky Chicken,â€ and many more. Though his recording career, Johnnie Gee has continued to be one of the most influential soul artists of the last quarter century. The longevity of and increase in his popularity is due in large part to the rare combination of gifts he possessed. Johnnie Gee started at the young age of 13, with a Brunswick Records, a major record label with top 20 hit records back in the early 70â€™s and today! As a producer, song writer, music agent and professional entertainer, Johnnie Gee has kept his chops up for 37 years, and the new EP release is another bar to put on the shoulders of â€˜The General of Soulâ€™. Johnnie Gee is a talented songwriter with the ability to write songs thatâ€™s provided, in a secular format, the depth of the most heartfelt Soul music; and he was a remarkable song stylist who defined (or redefined) nearly every song he touched in his career. At their peak, Johnnie Gee & The Step By Step Band were perhaps the most consistent song writers in Soul Music out of the Midwest. They had the best producer in the business Eddie Parnell, some of the most infectious material of the early 70s and perhaps the smoothest falsetto lead vocalist in Johnnie Gee. â€œCash Money,â€ â€œSo very near you,â€ â€œRosesâ€ and â€œPeopleâ€ all rocketed up the Pop and Soul charts, and immediately made the Step By Step Band the most sought after Northern Soul & Pop artists around the country in the Mid 70â€™s. The groupâ€™s seamless harmonies and Johnnie Gee falsetto blended magically with Step By Step's lush production and their smooth style.. By any measurement, Step By Step Band must be considered one of the most important Soul Music groups of the past 30 years. Originally a regionally popular group in the Midwest the group was together for a three years before getting a contract with Brunswick Records. Their first album on Brunswick Records was titled, 'I Always Wanted To Be In The Band', the LP was a masterpiece highlighted by Eddie Parnell & Benny Clarkâ€™s master composition, â€œCash Money.â€ Formed in the late 60s in Milwaukee , the Step By Step Band first achieved some regional attention in 1971 with the popular song â€œShe's Gone,â€ most notable for its contrast to the luscious work that they would record a year later with Brunswick Records. Their Brunswick Records eponymous debut was a playful fun song performed by the whole band and vocals by Jerome Gee, Greg Emmerson, Greg McDonald and Johnnie Gee titled: "I Always Wanted To Be In The Band", containing a basket of marvelous compositions by Johnnie Gee, Step By Step and co-writer Benny Clark, that would become soul standards covered by other artists for the next 30 years. That's why it's important to possess the 1976 10-track Classic Soul LP that spans Johnnie Gee's entire career in bringing you his Brunswick Records hits and best songs for your private collection. This classic LP sell in Japan for $22.00, Dustygrooves.com $14.00, but by acting now you can save $4.00 by purchasing this collector's LP, to pass on thru generations for $12.97.
AMOR&POESIAPODCAST Podcast do artista plastico, ilustrador e locutor brasileiro, Daniel Amaral. Fique a vontade, caso queira deixar algum comentario.
By Daniel Amaral
INspiredINsider.com Show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz features interviews with successful and inspirational entrepreneurs, authors, and visionary leaders. The interviews reveal deeply personal stories and explore the tough journey of Big Challenges or Big Mistakes that the inspirational leaders overcame to achieve success. Here are some inspiring stories you will find: - Jonny Imerman with Imerman Angels--Listen to how one guest fought and beat cancer. He then started an organization to match others to help battle cancer by providing one on one mentorship with someone who has already battled and beat that same cancer. It is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. --Jordan Guernsey Founder of MoldingBox--How did the CEO and founder of a multimillion dollar company handle both personally and professionally being diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma. He said it was the best thing that ever happened to him. There are also featured interviews with the founders of SkyMall, Wistia, Noah's Bagels (Einsteins) and many more! Thank you for listening from your host, Dr. Jeremy Weisz.
By Dr. Jeremy Weisz