Monday, May 16, 2011

The Rihanna Express or The Carribean Queen

Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Born 20 February 1988, in St. Michael, Barbados
Was known as The Carribean Queen

   Rihanna was born in a county in Barbados called St. Michael. She lived a life as a normal island girl.  Rihanna won numerous beauty pageants. Until a friend introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York who was in Barbados for a vacation.  Rodgers arranged for her to go to New York to meet Jay-Z, CEO of Def Jam Records.  She was 16 when she was signed to Def Jam. Since then, she's amassed phenomenal success.

California King Bed

 Her controversial music video for "S and M" was banned in 11 countries within a day of it's release.
S and M become her 10th No 1 song on Billboard Hot 100.

Stupid in Love Rihanna

Listen to some of these Demos being sent to Rihanna! I think she may have a few more hits on her hands!

 Black Butterflies

No Princess

Another Rihanna hit
Only Girl in the World

Grand Funk Railroad
Grand Funk Railroads legacy on pop music began in 1969 out of Flint, Michigan The group’s influence and staying power are shown.Through artists like Prince naming his first rock band Grand Central in reference to Grand Funk Railroad.There Mega-hits like "We’re An American Band," "I’m Your Captain/Closer To home," "Locomotion," and "Some Kind Of Wonderful" still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. 
These were the original founding members!
Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the hit, "We’re An American Band") and bassist Mel Schacher. Singer Max Carl, lead guitarist Bruce Kulick who had a good stint with KISS and credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squire. While keyboardist Tim Cashion has been with artists like Bob Seger and Robert Palmer. 
Some Kind of Wonderful

Hooked On Love 

Inside Looking Out

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Music of B.O.B with Jessie J and Joan Jett

   Our look at the dance floor this week! We are going to take a closer look at B.O.B who writes and produces some super tracks.I think Airplanes would have to be one of my favorites of all time!Just love his stuff and his new hit NY NY is no exception. Love It! The worldwide number one smash Price Tag is another ripper featuring Jessie J or Jessica Cornish who is destined to become the new female superstar in the music world
Throw in Magic  and Nothin Bout You all brilliant pop songs! We will also take a peak at Good Girl by Alexis Jordan and our flashback artist is Joan Jett. A lady full of passion and has covered some super classic songs like I Love You Love Me Love the old Glam rock hit of the seventies and the classic Nazareth recording Love Hurts!


    Bobby Ray Simmons born November 15, 1988 in Decatur, Georgia, better known by his stage name B.o.B, is a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper, singer and producer. His debut album, B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray, was released in April 2010 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, Nothin’ on You featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100...More 
Price Tag Jessie J ft B.O.B

Airplanes by Hayley Williams ft B.O.B

Magic B.O.B

Good Girl by Alexis Jordan

Flashback is Joan Jett

Singer, songwriter, producer. Born Joan Larkin on September 22, 1960, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Joan Jett had a string of hits during the 1980s and 1990s mainly covers but covered with a passion. A passion which began at  the at the age of 14 when she received her first guitar.More...

I Love Rock'n'Roll

I Love You Love Me Love

Love Hurts

Cherry Bomb

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This Weeks Songs on the Dance Floor

    Our opening song on the Ga Ga dance floor is the lady herself Miss GaGa with her new number one hit Born This Way. Lets forget about the price tag and just dance, Price Tag by Jessie J and BOB's  a UK number one.The next one should get you droppin low to the floor as well the Black Eyed Peas with Just Can't Get Enough and our last track is from Auburn, I Hate College.Just love the beat to this one. I could really see myself getting a good feel to this track on the dance floor,love it. Our flashback this week is to the legendary Curtis Mayfield with songs like People Get Ready, We're a Winner and the beautiful Gypsy Woman. I just love these classics.

Lady Ga Ga/Born This Way

   Flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga made her entrance to the Grammy Awards on Sunday encased in a giant egg.

Jessie J and Bob/ Price Tag

Black Eyed Peas /Just Cant Get Enough

Auburn /I Hate College


Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions

Gypsy Woman

People Get Ready

We're a Winner

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Michael Buble Hollywood and Michael Franti's Sunshine

    Take a listen to some great music this week. A great new hit song from Michael Buble titled Holywood. The uplifting Michael Franti  song sounds of sunshine and we finish up withthe seventies super group Smokie.Who are still touring and they bring back so many memories.Anyway hope you enjoy our highlighted music this week.

Michael Buble
Grammy Award Winning Singer.Michael Steven Buble is from Canada.
   He was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. At the young age of 13, Michael displayed a talent for singing, which did not go unnoticed by his parents .Buble began his career by performing wherever he could: talent shows, malls, clubs, etc. His breakthrough in his career came when he was invited to sing at a wedding. Where he was introduced to the famous multi-Grammy award winning producer, David Foster. It was this event that took his career into an upward spiral,that is continuing to rise!


Michael Franti

     Michael Franti is a gifted and much-heralded spoken word artist and political activist. As leader of the politically and socially-charged group Spearhead, Franti is at the forefront of hip-hop's renaissance, expanding the music's boundaries as he draws on funk and soul-driven beats. Through his music and poetry, Franti tackles a range of issues--the criminal justice system, corporatization of our daily lives, AIDS, gay rights, homelessness, the death penalty, drug addiction and suicide.More.......

Sound of Sunshine


 Originally formed in Yorkshire, England, in 1966, Smokie hit the British pop charts several times during the late '70s with updated psychedelic pop, influenced by the band's stay on Mickie Most's Rak Records as well as the writers of most of the band's hit material, Rak's Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. Vocalist Chris Norman, guitarist Terry Utley, and bassist Alan Silson had played in the Elizabethans, but formed the band Kindness in 1968, with the addition of drummer Pete Spencer. The quartet recorded many singles during the late '60s and early '70s, but failed to show any chart activity until 1975. That year, signed to Rak Records and billed as Smokey, the band hit number three in the U.K. with "If You Think You Know How to Love Me." After another Top Ten hit, "Don't Play Your Rock 'N Roll to Me," Smokey became Smokie; during 1976, the group scored with three Top 20 hits, including the number-five "Living Next Door to Alice." More....

Dont Play Your Rock'n'roll To Me

Needles and Pins

Cute Historic Clip of Jackie De Shannons original Needles and Pins! Sorry Chris and the boys Can't Beat Jackie.Such an original!

Lay Back in the Arms of Someone

Monday, January 17, 2011

Katy Perry , ET, Elvis and Rapunzel

This week we are taking a look at the sweet and sexy Katy Perry and her new single ET.Also the up and coming Australian artist Drapht.While we are flashbacking too Elvis his music and the remixes.The latest being Burning Love.

Katy Perry's road to success and her new single ET.

The cheeky singer's road to fame has been full of disappointments. Perry under her original name Kathryn Hudson released a little-known gospel album and got dropped from numerous labels by the age of 22.Then changing her name too Katy Perry and following a failed venture in 2004, with mega hit production team The Matrix of Avril Lavigne fame, that fell through weeks before the album's release. It was'nt long before her breakthrough song I kissed A Girl had the sensational Katy arriving on the music scene in a big way.This is her new single ET.


The Playful Katy Perry
Katy says before her performance quote"Usually I test out an outfit before shows by jumpin' rope, make sure The Twins are gonna stay in the holder."
Katy Perry's cats name is Kitty Purry
Katy Perry has revealed that she likes to play sexy but would rather tease than baring all.I like to play the sexy card because it’s fun and definitely in my deck.I’m like a burlesque girl. I definitely won’t be doing a Playboy spread, but I will be doing a kind of Dita Von Teese style. Being married to Russell Brand is what, Perry says, makes her feel unconditionally sexy.
The following is her new single.The banned Sesame Street Clip and an Interview with

The banned Sesame Street Katy Perry segment

Interview with Graham Norton

Drapht is an Australian hip hop singer from Perth, Western Australia. He is a member of the 
Syllaboliks crew, which comprises fellow Australian hip hop artists from Perth and is currently signed to the Obese record label.
Drapht was born, Paul Ridge, in Perth, Western Australia.

This is his new single Rapunzel

Elvis Presley

   Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child.In 1954, Elvis began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture.

Let Yourself Go 

A Little Less Conversation

Kissin Cousins

Power of my Love

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Perfect Pink and Higher by Taio and Kylie

  Our music blog this week is highlighting the great new song by Pink off of her Greatest Hits So Far Album and it is Perfect.While Australias princess Kylie Minogue is finally breaking into the American charts with the single Higher. She has the support of Taio Cruz on this song and she is sounding better than ever.
There is another song from train to add a bit of festive flavour and finally our flashback artist is the legendary Johnnie Taylor with songs from Sam Cookes Sar label as well as a from his Stax/Disco period.

Pinks Greatest Hits So Far Review

After 10 years in the music business, Alecia Moore better known as Pink has finally decided to release her first Greatest Hits compilation compromising of all her  biggest songs over the past decade. The compilation kicks off with Pink’s signature tune ‘Get The Party Started’, the song that launched her from a run-of-the-mill RnB artist to a real pop force not to  be reckoned with more...

New Single Perfect Pink

Kylie Minogue
Back with new Taio Cruz release Higher

Kylie Minogues Breast Cancer Fight

KYLIE Minogue has enjoyed an extra happy New Year as she marks her fifth anniversary free of breast cancer. Australia’s pop princess was diagnosed with the disease in May 2005. By January 2006 she had been given the all clear, but only after chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy.
Minogue said she was still taking small steps forward.
“It’s baby, baby steps,” she told the Daily Mirror. “I am an example of someone five years down the road and that is a big achievement.”
Taio Cruz and Kylie Minogue

Just wanted to include this Christmas release by Train. Love this song! The boys really have done sensational with this album,It is full of great songs.
Shake Up Christmas

Flashback to the Legendary Johnnie Taylor

 Johnnie Harrison Taylor was born in Crawfordsville, AK, on May 5, 1934. He grew up mostly in nearby West Memphis. Later moving to Kansas City, where he performed with a gospel group called the Melody Kings.In 1953, Taylor  joined the doo wop group the Five Echoes.He also began performing  with the gospel group the Highway QCs, which had once been home to Sam Cooke. In 1957, Taylor would replace Cooke in the hugely influential Soul Stirrers, after Cooke departed for a career in secular music.It was through this outfit that he initially met and befriended Soul Stirrers frontman Sam Cooke.He recorded for Sam's SAR label before Cookes untimely death.  

 Oh How I love You Johnnie Taylor

He was a top young gospel singer, gritty Stax/Volt soulster, lady-killing balladeer, chart-topping disco king, Southern soul-blues man. Johnnie Taylor  managed to adapt to the times, and his versatility showed out in his recording career that lasted nearly four decades. Nicknamed the "Philosopher of Soul" during his Stax days, here, Taylor is best remembered for his 1968 R and B chart-topping smash "Who's Making Love," but far and away his biggest success was 1976's across-the-board number one "Disco Lady,".The first single ever certified platinum which at the time meant sales of over two-million copies. After the disco craze faded in the mid 80's Taylor moved to the Malaco label and for over 15 years he kept on recording and performing right up to his passing in 2000.

I Found A Love


Good Love


Disco Lady

Baby We Got Love