Prime Time for ’69: 50 Girl Power Gems from 50 Years Ago

Pardon me, as I deviate and gather around a theme. I don’t think I would have embraced the power of music without the brilliance of contributions of Black Women in particular to American Popular Music. Black people, and women in particular, brought a certain gospel, nothing necessarily about Christianity, but something always aware of reality,…

Mary – Very – Proud: Late Sixties into Seventies Sister Soul

 When we look back at late 60’s Soul Music in terms of a transitional period that saw the rise of women’s liberation, we know one name in particular: Aretha. True to life, from 1967 through 1974, she sat on multiple thrones. She had major hit singles on both the R&B and Pop charts, critically acclaimed…

Ruby Winters “Act Three” (Diamond 207-B, 1966)

Ruby Winters “Act Three” (Diamond 207-B, 1966) Singing stories, when you’re great at it, is like making a mini-movie on Vinyl. I write this as I do rehearsals for my first bit of actual stage acting in a good 10 years. There’s so much fun, so much psychology you can dig into when you put…