Listening with Larsupreme Episode 20: Love Covered Volume II

Spring’s in the air, and it’s filled with love… …yet we aren’t listening to the cover of “When You’re Young And In Love” for this episode of love covered through cover songs. We’ll save that for another time. Meanwhile, we have a fresh 90 minutes of love for you to flirt and frolic with as…

Listening with Larsupreme Episode 15: Voice Your Choice

Every Friday, during the height of the 60’s, Motown would host quality control meetings that would pit recordings against each other for release. For this episode of Listening with Larsupreme, we have the following battles set up where efforts by the following women of Motown went up against each other. You can vote along to…

Thank You, Mary Wilson

I’m not normally phased by celebrity death. Death is part of reality. Yet something hit me really hard about the passing of Mary Wilson this past Monday at the age of 76. She is not just a founding member of The Supremes, the most successful all girl group of all time. She is larger than…

Playing Favorites: A Top 40 Selection of Your DJ’s Favorite Singers

Here we are, winding down the mixes and the decade that brought them to life. For the penultimate mix in the old format, we’re gonna go with voices that have brought me the most joy over the years. In our current world, people aren’t really allowed to ‘play favorites.’ I’m sorry. But not. I do….

More Gems From The Jewelbox: Forgotten Kisses From The Many Mrs. of Motown

Motown was a house built on the labor of Women. Particularly Black Women There’s no way to really debate this. It started with the labor of understanding music, publicity, marketing and legal concerns Berry Gordy picked up from his sisters, Anna, Gwen, Esther and Loucye. It continued with the financial success that women like Mary…

To The Lady In The Spotlight – A Midsummer’s Nightingale Playlist

There’s a long tradition in vocal stylings in which people aspire to being as great in a field as their predecessors. Notably, years of women that birth’d Jazz loved those Blues and Gospel singers that gave them the extra edge over some people that weren’t exactly naturals to the style. Some of those Jazz singers…

Sister Side of ’66 – 40 Gems For Your Summer Spirit

Y’all. A long time goal of mine is starting to wrap up as we close out the second decade of this century. If you’ve been with me, following and listening, you know that heart & soul of what I love doing is highlighting the efforts by women, primarily Black Women, that crafted and created music…

Who Needs Abby? 35 Advice Column Tunes Spun From Womanly Wisdom

On a recent Women’s History Month post I denoted that as a Queer CIS Male, from an early age I took most of what I’ve learned about dealing from men from women. One large area where I took that advice from was from music. Therein lies the big root cause why my tastes in vintage music…

Everybody Sings Smokey: Motown’s Poet Laureate 50 times Over

It wouldn’t be Motown’s 60th Anniversary without visiting their premiere singer, songwriter and producer. As legend goes, Smokey Robinson met Berry Gordy with a notebook of songs, of which maybe one or two Gordy considered viable, yet he was impressed with the teenager’s moxie. So goes the template of who Gordy accepted into the fold,…