Rhythm and Blues and Disco come together in a spectacular show featuring MAXINE NIGHTINGALE “Lead Me On” ★ “Right Back Where We Started From” THE MANHATTANS “Shining Star” ★ “Kiss and Say Goodbye” PEACHES AND HERB “Reunited” ★ “Shake Your Groove Thing” EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING “Shame” MARTHA REEVES Heat Wave ★ Dancing in the Street Alternates and Additions FRANCE
Brooklyn, New York has always been noted for contemporary music. This New York borough has produced some of the top names in today’s Music. Formed in 1974, the very first B.T. EXPRESS, “Do It ‘Til You’re Satisfied”, immediately climbed to the top of the charts where it remained at #1 for 8 weeks and went gold.
“It’s always been important for me to tune in with what’s going on in music” Evelyn says. She enjoys going to clubs and concerts and being with people who enjoy all types of music. “You have to live a little and explore a lot” the vocalist states. Evelyn always seems to dazzle the audience with
On July 7,1979, an unknown French Canadian singer from Montreal – all of sweet 16 – stepped onto the boards of New York’s Fire Island before a screaming crowd of 5,000 to perform her very first single, “Come to Me”. She left the stage a star. “Come to Me” reached # 1 on Billboard’s dance chart, # 13 on its pop
Born in Detroit, Michigan on September 19, 1942, Freda grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, which inspired her growing interest in music. While still in school, she began her musical career by singing radio commercial jingles in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Her polished voice caught the attention of music executives and
One of the most influential groups in the history of R&B, Charlie Wilson and his brothers, Robert and Ronnie, made themselves famous with their nonstop humorous funk grooves. You can probably get a witness of their style from many of the “new school” performers such as, R. Kelly, Keith Sweat, Ruff Endz, Guy, Blackstreet, Jagged
For those who weren’t there, it’s hard to imagine the impact of the arrival of Disco. For a decade, it made New York City the center of the universe, the decadent, dazzling and glamorous palace of all the night life in the world. Disco created a whole new heaven of stars, and the biggest of
It all began in West Germany when 5 young men stationed in the U.S. Army came together after work, went to the social clubs to play pool and sing a little harmony. This group was known as The Cashmeres. They joined with 3 young female vocalists and called themselves “The Cashmeres and The Black Pearls,”
JT’s vocal talents were discovered at the age of 7 while singing in his church choir and praise for his voice quickly spread throughout his neighborhood. At 13, JT formed his first band and gained tri-state recognition with an appearance at the world famous Apollo Theater. JT and his band also began to receive attention
KC and The Sunshine Band is one of the most recognizable names from the disco craze of the ’70s. KC, otherwise known as Harry Wayne Casey garnered a total of nine Grammy nominations, winning three of them, including two for his work on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and an American Music Award as well.
Born in the west London suburb of Wembley, England, Maxine was a mere 16 years old when she began singing in her school band. Enjoying the spotlight so much, she began appearing in a local clubs and came to the attention of Pye Records, who signed her. Four singles were recorded, including “Don’t Push Me Baby” and
In January 2000 “MUSIQUE” was featured on VH1 “WHERE ARE THEY NOW”? In 1999 E! ENTERTAINMENT Television produced a critically acclaimed two hour special entitled “THE TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY STUDIO 54 THE LAST PARTY Mary Seymour (Lead singer) was featured. MUSIQUE, was also featured on MTV’S “ROCK’IN THRU THE WEEK”. MUSIQUE emerged in the late
It was in 1957 when Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles began as a quintet called the Triumphs of McKinley High School in Canton, OH. In 1960, they became the Mascots but were renamed The O’Jays in 1963 after legendary radio D.J. Eddie O’Jay. Things began to take off for
Over an illustrious career that has spanned close to 4 decades, Peaches & Herb have established themselves as an international household name. This dynamic duo’s hitmaking reputation has been firmly etched into the public consciousness with nearly 60 records that have made the charts since “Let’s Fall In Love” began its climb up the charts in the
Some may say that success comes easy. Perhaps when speaking of Janice-Marie Johnson, it’s more correct to say that success comes naturally. A brief glance at Janice-Marie’s musical accolades may seem daunting to both insiders and outsiders alike. A Taste of Honey’s self-titled debut release, rocked the record industry in more ways than one. It
Award winning singer, songwriter and actress, Thelma Houston’s list of achievements are a testament to her ability to celebrate success and create new opportunity. Such a simple sentence to describe an extraordinary talent. This Grammy Award winning artist, with over 20 albums, is a legend who has crafted an outstanding career, ever since her very