Happy Birthday Leon Sylvers III – 7th March 1953

Leon F.Sylvers (III) is an accomplished songwriter and producer.From Memphis, Tennessee, Leon began his musical career with his family group The Sylvers, with his early songs including ‘Misdemeanor’ for brother Foster Sylvers in 1973.From here he became a respected songwriter within the Los Angeles dance music scene, his production showcasing the ‘Solar’ sound at Solar […]

Happy Birthday Hamilton Bohannon 7th March 1942

Hamilton Bohannon was born in Georgia in 1942.He had a huge portfolio of work issued throughout the Seventies, and achieving a great deal of chart success in the process.Hamilton graduated from Clark Atlanta University, with a B.A. in musical education .He then went into teaching before accepting an invitation to join a band that also […]

Featured February Release

Bruno Mars has linked up with Charlie Wilson for the R&B legend’s romantic new hip shaker, “Forever Valentine.” Wilson delivers a vintage vocal performance on the cut, belting and crooning sweet and delightfully over-the-top paeans to his partner — “It ain’t gotta be February/to break out some whipped cream and strawberries” — over a thumping […]

Happy Birthday Eryka Badu 26th February 1971

Erykah Badu ia an artist, who is at the forefront of the Nu-Organic Soul movement, which began in the mid 1990’s.Born Erica Abi Wright in South Dallas, Texas, in 1971, Erykah was raised by her mother. Her father had left the two siblings with their mother at an early age, leaving her grandmother pitching in […]

Happy Birthday General Crook 28th February 1945

General Columbus Crook was born in Mississippi.He was raised in nearby Greenville, relocating to Chicago in 1963. General first recorded for Capitol Records in 1969, which included ‘Hold On! I’m Comin’ b/w ‘When Love Leaves You Crying’.At the Down To Earth label, he recorded ‘Gimme Some Pt’s 1&2’ (number 22 R&B), in 1970.That was followed […]