Sylvia’s Work: Sister Soul Songwriter Standing In The Shadows of Motown 1964-1975

The music industry isn’t a kind place to women. Even now, there’s more hurdles that keep women mostly out of control of their artistic output rather than giving them the full creative reign of their male counterparts. The situation is more heightened for Women of Color, especially Black women. Often, and yet still, you are…

Ortheia Barnes “Waiting For Joey” (Coral 62529-B, 1967)

Ortheia Barnes “Waiting For Joey” (Coral 62529-B, 1967) She’ll never be as well known as BB King, but one of the many bright lights in Detroit’s Soul heyday of the 1960’s has taken her final bow in front of the lights. Although Orethia’s output during the decade isn’t as robust as many of her friends…