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Foster/McElroy were looking to build a Girl Group based out of the San Fransisco Bay Area/Oakland back in 1988They held an audition and over 3.000 girls showed up. Maxine, Dawn, Cindy and Terry were the last 4 standing, and they became En Vogue.The rest is music history... Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
This may be the Funkiest Song Ever… Hear the story behind Zapp feat. Roger. Just another band from Dayton, or is Dayton Ohio the Funk Capitol of the World? Listen to this Podcast and you decide... Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Roberta Flack was the quiet girl from Black Mountain North Carolina. A Classical Pianist turned Teacher... She would go on to become the only Artist to ever win "Grammy Song of the Year", two years in a row - 1972 & 1973.and she had a string of Hits with Donny Hathaway. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
#On&On by Erykah Badu

#On&On by Erykah Badu


You may think that you know this song, but have you ever really paid attention to the lyrics.There is a message in Erykah’s song. That message is connected to the Five Percenters, and/or the Nation of Gods and Earths…Who are they and what is the message? Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen New York, it doesn’t get any toougher than that.She grew up on Classical, Jazz and Hip Hop… And she would go on to become one of the biggest Artist of her Generation. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
#Sunny by Bobby Hebb

#Sunny by Bobby Hebb


Bobby Hebb was a unique One Hit Wonder…In 1963 he was hit by a double tragedy. John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, and his brother Herold was stabbed to death on November 23rd. He was down and out and looking for solace. He would write one of the most recorded songs in music history  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.



It was 1972 and Motown was in transition. The new buzz was Psychedelic Soul.The Temptations were working with Producer Norman Whitfield and he was being inspired by Sly & the Family Stone and a new band called Funkadelic. Papa was a Rolling Stone would go on to win 3 Grammy’s, and would become one of the greatest recordings of all time… Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
SWV got their start in 1992…Their biggest Hit to date is Right Here (the Human Nature remix). The Producer and Remixer was New Jack’s Teddy Riley…  But it was also the world premier of a little known kid, who’s High School just so happened to be right next to Teddy’s studio. This is the story of how this song came to be... Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Janet Jackson had tasted success as a Music Artist, TV Star, and Movie Star… But now she wanted to step out of her family’s shadow… Janet wanted to share her femininity. What was about to happen would be the longest running # 1 Hit in Jackson family history Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
He started his career on Sesame Street, and would later go on to sing Background for some of the most influential Artist in the industry. They would include Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack,Barbara Streisand, David Bowie and many others. But still he could not get the attention of the American music industry as a Solo Artist.Then one day he received a telephone call from a French/Italian Music Producer… Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
She married her manager at 14, and together they caught the attention of James Brown.After touring as a background singer for James, he decided to bring her into the studio to record a song that he had written.That Single would become the most Sampled female record in the history of Hip Hop Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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