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President Obama Drops Two Smokin' Hot Summer Playlists

The White House has released President Obama’s two Spotify playlists for the summer — one for daytime and one for after dark.

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The old man, the little boy and the donkey

I just love the Calypsonian Mighty Sparrow. His use of funny double entendres, his amazing ability to rhyme and just the fact that his sometimes 60 year old music can still appeal to the younger generation, makes him, to me, the undisputed Calypso king. 569 more words

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

For those of you interested in old blues, Negro Spirituals, etc., I just now (!) found out about Sister Rosetta Tharpe while cruising Youtube.

Joking at her piano player while probably making up lyrics, ripping on a brand new electric guitar, and asking the audience if they remember her –remember, this is obviously the folk revival days in the video. 69 more words


There’s a girl in Philly with the same birthdate as me. We met around 2001.  On some “shut the fuck up” shit. We both can be very direct.  307 more words

Beyoncé: Strength vs. Color

This is difficult to write and I’m sure it will be to read, but I hope that doesn’t scare you. We should never shy away from the uncomfortable—this very principle has allowed our nation to evolve beyond unspeakable barriers. 388 more words


"SOUL TRAIN Theme Song - By the Sound Of Philadelphia and the Three Degree Vocals" On YouTube

“TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” is a 1973 hit recording by MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) featuring vocals by

The Three Degrees

. A classic example of the Philadelphia soul genre, it was… 595 more words


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