This rib cage shot is a quote from Steve Jobs R.I.P and a additional quote from the clients Girl. Ctoon$
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Welcome back to Mrs.Toons Soul Sundays.
Today's artist is another one of my favorite female singers.
Patti Drew with "Tell Him", "Working on a groovy thing" & "He's the One" she was born on December 29, 1944 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an American pop singer who achieved brief success in the late 1960s.
Drew was raised in Nashville, Tennessee and Evanston, Illinois, where she sang in church with her sisters, Lorraine and Erma. Drew's mother worked for a Capitol Records promoter, who heard Drew and her sisters sing in a church service and signed the group as the Drew-Vels. They first recorded "Tell Him" which was written by Carlton Black and not to be confused with "Tell Him" by The Exciters. The single release was a local hit and scraped the lower echelons of the national charts.
Drew signed as a solo artist to Quill Records in 1966 and soon after moved up to Capitol, issuing a new recording of "Tell Him" as her first single. It was a modest success and was the first of three charting singles. She released three albums before leaving the industry in 1971, though she recorded a one-off single in 1975 and sang locally in Evanston in the group Front Line in the 1980's. Patti Drew was a soul singer that had that original look & Sound. Thanks for Tooning In...
Friday, May 25, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Welcome back to Mrs.Toon$ Soul Sundays!
The music world has lost another Legend. The Queen of Disco.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines Her stage name was Donna Summer. She died of Breast Cancer on May 17 she was an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. She had a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and was a five-time Grammy Award winner. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period.
In the 70's Only a handful had the pipes to sing with expressiveness, subtlety and control above the clamorous frenzy of a disco groove, and Summer was one of them. Her voice had what seemed like effortless power. You got the sense that if she wanted to crank it up, she could blow any band right off the stage.
And she had something to say. Songs such as “Bad Girls,” “Hot Stuff” and “She Works Hard for the Money” were anthems to female empowerment and sexual liberation. Whether she was playing the role of a saucy streetwalker, a club-hopping adventuress or an Every woman shouldering the burdens of the world, she was always the protagonist, never the victim. “When I’m bad,” she famously sang, “I’m so, so bad.”
Unlike so many things from the disco era, Summer’s songs have endured. She released her last album in 2008, performed on “American Idol” that year and reportedly had been working on a new record before her final illness. She was a Classy Diva with style. Her music will continue to live on. RIP Donna Summer
Thanks for "Tooning" In embrace every moment. Life is short.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
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Sunday, May 13, 2012
What's up welcome back to Mrs. Toon$ Soul Sundays. Today's a special Sunday dedicated to all the Mothers. Without you we wouldn't be here. Today's Artist are The Intruders. A special dedication to the mothers With "I'll always love my mama". I'm also including a couple more of my favorites " When we get married" & " Cowboys to girls".
The Intruders were the first group to score hits with the songwriting/production team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the Intruders played a major role in the rise of Philadelphia soul. The Intruders were originally formed as a doo wop group in 1960, and sang around Philadelphia for several years. Lead singer Sam “Little Sonny” Brown, Eugene “Bird” Daughtry, Phil Terry, and Robert “Big Sonny” Edwards signed with Gamble and Huff’s fledgling Gamble label in 1966. They scored a Top 20 R&B hit that year with “(We’ll Be) United,” and followed it up a year later with “Together". In 1968, was the Intruders‘ breakthrough year with “Cowboys to Girls,” a template for what would become Philly soul’s trademark sound, topped the R&B charts and climbed to number six on the pop side, giving the group their biggest hit. The follow-up, “(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game,” was their only other Top 40 pop hit, and the accompanying LP, Cowboys to Girls, wound up their most popular.
Gamble and Huff’s success with the Intruders helped convince Columbia to grant them the money to launch Philadelphia International, which became the most successful soul label of the early ’70s. The Intruders, meanwhile, were undergoing some internal turmoil; when they resurfaced on the 1970 Gamble LP "When We Get Married" lead singer “Little Sonny” Brown had been replaced by nightclub singer Bobby Starr. The title cut, a Dreamlovers cover, was a hit on the R&B charts, as was the follow-up, “(Win, Place or Show) She’s a Winner.” Starr’s tenure with the group was short-lived; Brown returned for the 1973 LP Save the Children, which spawned the Intruders‘ last two big hits, “I’ll Always Love My Mama” and “I Wanna Know Your Name.” For the 1974 follow-up, Energy of Love, the Intruders were switched from the Gamble imprint to the Philly International subsidiary TSOP; however, it was less successful than the quartet’s previous releases, and they disbanded in 1975. Eugene Daughtry formed a new lineup in 1984 (without any other original members); they recorded an album titled Who Do You Love? for the U.K. imprint Streetwave before disbanding once again. Daughtry passed away in 1994 after a bout with cancer, while Brown unfortunately committed suicide following years of drug and alcohol problems. Bobby Starr, meanwhile, continued to lead another version of the group that features no other original Intruders. The Intruders had Hit after Hit. They all had some memory to go along with it. Whether it was a song my husband walked down the aisle at our wedding or a song dedicated to my mother. Their music will continue to be one of my favorites. Thanks for Tooning in!
Friday, May 11, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Check out this recent conversation I had with academic and Director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library Paul Holdengraber. The guy just interviewed Jay Z the Rolling Stones to name a few was a honor, thanks to the Andaz hotel for helping set it up and for supporting artists, C2N$.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
What's up welcome back to Mrs. Toon$ Soul Sundays! The Hip Hop world has lost another legend Mr. Adam Yauch AKA "MCA" from the Beastie Boys. He was battling with cancer for the last 3 yrs. he died on May 4th.
The Beastie Boys are an American hip hop group from Manhattan New York that busted out in the 80's. The group consists of Michael Diamond, known as Mike D , Adam Horovitz known as Ad-Rock and Michael Schwartz or Mix Master Mike and formerly Adam Yauch known as MCA. The Beastie Boys formed as a hardcore punk band in 1979, appearing on the compilation cassette New York Thrash, before recording their first EP Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 experimental hip hop 12" Cooky Puss, the group transitioned to hip hop in 1984 and released a string of successful 12" singles. The Beastie Boys toured with Madonna in 1985, and a year later released their debut album Licensed to Ill. The group had sold 22 million albums in the United States and 40 million albums worldwide, making them, according to Billboard, "the biggest-selling rap group" since 1991.
The Beastie Boys were one of the longest-lived hip hop acts worldwide and they continued to enjoy commercial and critical success more than 25 years after Licensed to Ill. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2012, "just the third rap group to enter the Hall, after Run-D.M.C. (2009) and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (2007)." In 2009, the group released digitally remastered deluxe editions of their albums Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. Their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, was released on May 3, 2011, and received positive reviews. Even though I was young when they first came out I remember my parents always playing their albums. In 1992 my friends & I were asked to appear & be the dancers on a local tv station called Hollywood Haze. This was a show that showed footage on the underground parties ,House music & party crews that were in at that time. They we're linked with street beat magazine which was a popular magazine in the 90's. We did most of our routines to beastie boys music such as Brass Monkey... The Beastie Boys music had a huge impact on my life & still relevant today.... RIP MCA.
Life is Short, stay humbled Thanks for Tooning In!
Skid Row Soul
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