Showing posts from March, 2013

The Spinners Lead Singer Passes at 76

The Spinners aka The Detroit Spinners lost it's 4th original member, Bobby (Bobbie) Smith on Saturday, March 16th. It's so sad when you find that one of your favorite artists have died. The Thursday prior to his passing, I was one of the lucky ones to have just seen The Spinners perform here in the Seattle area. During the show, t was announced that Bobby was feeling under the weather and would not be a part of that evening's show.  I was so disappointed because having been brought up at the height of The Spinners career, I was looking forward to seeing Bobby sing some of my favorite songs, such as "I'll Be Around," "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love," "Games People Play" and others. This great artist will be missed! Condolences to his family, friends and fellow members of The Spinners. Check out my article at Vinyl Radio  for a recap of the show. . 

Whosoever South Blends Country and Hip Hop with a Gospel Message on Debut Album “Goin’ Home”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2013 Whosoever South Blends Country and Hip Hop with a Gospel Message on Debut Album “Goin’ Home” Album drops May 14th. Debut Single, “Where We From,” is available now at iTunes. (NASHVILLE, Tennessee) -- Straight out of southern Georgia, Whosoever South blends country and hip hop with a Gospel message on their debut album, Goin’ Home , due May 14th from Pit Bull Productions. Produced by Asaf Fulks (Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Tyga, Courtney Stodden), Goin’ Home can only be classified as a genre all it’s own: Country Crunk. Whosoever South combines street savvy influences like TobyMac and Lecrae with country and bluegrass styles similar to the T Bone Burnett-produced O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack, for an unconventional but infectious bass-thumping sound that serves as the catalyst for a dynamic ministry already making a major impact throughout the south. Husband and wife Rowdy Eunice and Sarah Eunice along with longtime musical partner

Scott Krippayne's Hymns

What can be said of an artist who records and releases "another" hymns album?  Maybe the reactions out there might be, "oh no, do we really need another album on hymns?"  Okay, I'll be truthful. . . I've been known to say that a few times. Maybe because, I'm thinking the classic hymns are going to be given some new twist to make them interesting to the listener or the artist wants to get alittle artsy with them. Well let me tell you. . . you won't find that here.  Long time singer / songwriter Scott Krippayne, whose 2007 song "This Is My Now" co-written by Jeff Peabody and sung by American Idol's Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis, has taken a chance by releasing his own, " Hymns ."  Don't Try and Reinvent the Wheel I love the title. . . " H ymns ."  What you see is what you get!  Hymns are as American as "Baseball, French Fries, Apple Pie and Chevrolet." HAHAHA! Sorry. . .I couldn&#