The 80s: Pretty In Pink Soundtrack

In 1986 the feature film Pretty In Pink, a romantic comedy starring Molly Ringwald as Andie, a working class girl from the other side of the tracks who has a crush on one of the rich, preppie kids at school, […]

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Soul Retrospective: Sly and the Family Stone’s ‘Fresh’

In the '60s and early ‘70s, there was no group as exciting and powerful as Sly and the Family Stone. The brainchild of producer, writer,

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Wanda Fuller Robinson

Anyone who watched Soul Train in its early days could not take their eyes off one of the program’s most dynamic dance couples, Wanda Fuller


The 80s: Newcleus’ “Jam On Revenge”

Any fan of old school hip-hop or music from the 1980s will probably remember a tune from Brooklyn-based hip-hop pioneers Newcleus.  In 1983 the group,

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Soul Retrospective: WAR

In the '70s, WAR was the epitome of a funky yet introspective band. By 1976 they received six gold and platinum albums. While many thought


Teena Marie: Still the Ivory Queen of Soul

Mary Christine Brockert, aka Teena Marie, was a soulful singer who exemplified beauty and class. The Grammy-nominated singer broke many racial barriers when she made

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Soul Train History Book: B.B. King

[caption id="attachment_24845" align="aligncenter" width="300"] BB King (L), Bobby "Blue" Bland (R) performing on Soul Train, episode 134 aired 3/29/1975.[/caption]

Over the years, Soul Train

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Q&A: Morris “Butch” Stewart

In marketing, advertising and promotion, jingles and theme songs are an integral component; in fact, in many cases, they can emerge as more popular or


The 80s: George Harrison’s “Got My Mind Set On You”

Beatles member, the late George Harrison, wrote plenty of chart-topping tunes over the years, leaving little doubt he was a great songwriter.  Tunes like “While


Profile: Shang—New York Undercover

Deep down in his heart, comedian Shang will always be a New Yorker. Originally from Brooklyn, the side-splitting comic genius has grown quite fond of

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