Brandon Bailey, singer and trumpeter for the Reprieve Band
*Well here’s one for those of us living fully in the year 2014.
A blues band at a bar in Beverly, IL claims their gig was cut short one night because there were “too many black people” in the audience.
This, according to the man who actually booked the group.
Singer and musician Brandon Bailey is the only black member of the Reprieve Blues Band, (he must be a new member too, because there are few, if any, photos shown of him with the group); but on Saturday night, he told CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley it was clear his black friends and supporters weren’t welcome at McNally’s Pub in Beverly. Continue reading
“Look Ma….I Made It?” is what the Roots drummer, Questlove, wrote on social media after discovering this Daily News cartoon inspired by him and Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon
*Does this mean that Questlove has truly “arrived?”
Not only is his band the new house band on a show that rests securely in ‘top dog’ history, but he was apparently so moved by the Bramhall World’s cartoon that continues to give flight to his latest gig as music director on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ that he sent his mom a special message via Instagram. Continue reading
*One thing is for sure, president Barack Obama will probably go down in history as one of the most talked about, hated on, blamed for everything bad in the country presidents ever!
But he had never been accused of having an affair…until now.
Get this. In a report published by French newspaper Le Figaro on Monday, French photographer Pascal Rostain claimed the president is having an affair with Beyoncé.
I kid you not! And from all perspectives it seems this guy said it with a straight face. Continue reading
*One councilman in Columbia may have too much time on his hands.
He’s fuming with claims that the video supporting Shakira’s new song, “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” promotes “Lesbianism” and he even invested in a poster to reiterate his point!
Otis Redding wrote and released this song originally in 1965. But it took Aretha Franklin to make it ‘signature’ as a mega hit in 1967
*Hey, no judgement here, we love us some ‘Ree-Ree.’ Not only is she the greatest, most emotive singer ever, but we are blessed to still have her in our presence.
We’re intrigued by her life story, so here’s some things we found out about the “Queen of Soul” we thought you might be interested in.
We’ve already hit you with the first bombshell, and there’s more so read on… Continue reading
*Hey, there are surprises, and then there are SURPRISES! Like this little ditty which shocked the mess out of me. Did you know that before he became the greatest comedian of all time, Richard Pryor was a singer…and an incredible one at that? Continue reading
*OK, we’ve heard that Virgo’s can be secretive people, but dang Bey, you hid the release of your new self-titled album from one of its producers? Now that’s cold!
As it turns out Ryan Tedder, who produced the single “XO,” learned about the release of Beyonce’s record only a short time before it went public.
“I knew 90 minutes before it dropped.” Continue reading