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.
Reggie and Vincent Calloway’s songs have been nominated for 5 Grammys. They recorded over ten #1 singles and were voted by Billboard magazine as one of the greatest music production teams of all time. Their prolific talents as top music producers, hit writers, musicians and artists have attracted some of the biggest names in music.
Modern music history would be amiss if there wasn’t at least a chapter in every decade about the legendary group known as CAMEO. From the seventies through today, Cameo has been churning out trailblazing hits, and selling upwards to ten million albums. The group’s pivotal sounds have marked major turning points in music. Larry Blackmon
For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. “The Legends of Motown,” “The Mighty, Mighty Commodores,” “Hit after Hit after Hit,” “All The Excitement, All The Emotion.” Just like their hit song “Brick House”, the Commodores have created a foundation that just won’t budge. After being discovered by Berry Gordy in
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
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,”
With its signature horn riff and one of the most famous opening lines in rock’n’roll, “I’m the friendly stranger in the black sedan, won’t you hop inside my car”, the Ides of March’s “Vehicle” has earned it’s place in rock history, but the story behind The Ides of March has a resonance that few bands can
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
“A Unique and Talented Performer” “One of A Kind Voice” “A Singer for All Ages” These are just some of the descriptions of JoJo, lead singer of the Mary Jane Girls. Her vocals on such hits as “All Night Long,” “In My House,” and “Candy Man” created an unmistakable sound heard world wide for the
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.
Klymaxx featuring Cheryl Cooley is a very strong female funk band and dynamic vocal group, with the purpose and intent to deliver uncompromising grooves with style, class and taste. Klymaxx smash Billboard hits from the 80s remain popular on radio stations all over the world. “Meeting In The Ladies’ Room”, a high spirited number you just
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
Rose Royce’s first recorded album success was stunning, “Car Wash”, went Platinum and is a standard of the music industry. Currently Rose Royce has a new album released in the United Kingdom entitled “Rose Royce Live”, which is destined to go gold. In their recording history, Rose Royce has earned eight gold records and five platinum
The S.O.S. Band’s story began in 1977 in their native city of Atlanta, where they performed regularly in a club known as “The Regal Room”. Original group members included Willie “Sonny” Killebrew (saxophone), Billy Ellis (flute), Jason “T.C.” Bryant (keyboards), Bruno Speight (guitar), John Simpson (bass),and James Earl Jones III (drums), surrounding the stunning voice
It’s that voice. Strong and soulful. Emotional. Unique. Completely Shannon. Her greatest songs, “Let The Music Play”, “Give Me Tonight”, and “Do You Wanna Get Away” are haunting, enduring, and made unforgettable by … that voice. There is something special there. Born Brenda Shannon Greene in Washington, DC on May 12, 1958, she grew up
Sheila Escovedo was born into a musical family and began playing with the family instruments at the age of 3. Influenced by her father, Latin jazz legend and timbalero Pete Escovedo, she made her concert “debut” at the former Sands Ballroom in Oakland at age 5, when she was invited on stage by her father
Five brothers from New Bedford, Massachusetts joined together to create one of the most memorable soul groups of the 70s and 80s. Many of their instantly recognizable international hits, such as “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” and “More Than A Woman”have become classics. The brothers – Ralph, Tiny, Chubby, Butch and Pooch Tavares – originally called themselves