"Soul Sister No.1" Marva Whitney passed away on Saturday at the age of 68. She was JB's revue member, best known for her 1969 version of "It's My Thing." I remember playing and sampling a "Unwind Yourself" 45" countlessly after hearing Mark the 45 King's "The 900 Number." Rest her soul in peace.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
What a great surprise. Legendary Giuseppi Logan releases his first recording in 45 years (on Tompkins Square Label). Logan only recorded two albums in the mid 60's with Don Pullen, Eddie Gomez and Milford Graves for ESP. He returns with his distinctive tone and intact approach to all 8 songs (5 original compositions and 3 standards) as if he picked up where he had left off over 40 years ago. Also He was recently featured in the documentary film "Water in the Boat" where his street performances provide the soundtrack to the film. Enough said, it's just nice to hear him play again.
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Friday, April 23, 2010
Dorothy I. Height was an administrator, educator and activist. She has given leadership to the struggle for equality for all people and played a key role in the civil rights movement as the longtime head of the National Council of Negro Women.
"If the time is not ripe, we have to ripen the time."
May she rest in peace.
Posted by Cosiner at 2:48 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"So I'ma end this lecture and I betcha
Those who kick dirt and do time I'm gonna get cha
Cause I be kickin the real
While they be losin the race tryin to chase mass appeal"
Rest in Peace Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. You will be greatly missed.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The 12th Annual Lil' Bobby Hutton Day today at the West Oakland Public Library. Family, friends and former Panthers will get together for Lil' Bobby Hutton Day in honor of the 17-year-old Black Panther murdered by Oakland police in 1968.
For more information blockreportradio.com
Posted by Cosiner at 8:11 AM