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Lost In the Vaults: "A Different World" star Jasmine Guy had a cool duet with James Ingram

As the spoiled Southern rich girl Whitley in the hit TV show A Different World, Jasmine Guy was an unusual American sweetheart, but that’s just what she became during with early 90s. Physically beautiful and with excellent comic timing, she stole many a scene on the show, which was a surprisingly strong spinoff from The Cosby Show.

Early Luther Vandross albums reissued for first time in four decades

February 21, 2024 - New York, NY – In a thrilling announcement for music enthusiasts and Luther Vandross fans worldwide, Primary Wave Music and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are proud to unveil the re-release of the legendary R&B artist's first two albums - Luther and This Close to You. Originally released on Cotillion Records, these seminal records are being made available commercially for the first time in over forty years.

The legendary Whispers give praise on groovalicious new single

(February 21, 2024) They are on every list of the great vocal groups of the past half-century, and The Whispers are still doing their thing in the 2020s. Now a trio consisting of Walter and Wallace (aka Scotty) Scott and Leaveil Degree, the Whispers have been active in the studio over the past two years re-recording some of their biggest hits as well as putting down some new ones.

Happy Birthday to the late, great Nancy Wilson

Happy Birthday to the late, great Nancy Wilson, born February 20, 1937.

I'll never forget you.  You took me into your arms of love and that made all the difference in the world, to me.” Those are the words that legendary jazz and soul singer Nancy Wilson wrote to SoulTrackers back in the day, when she announced to us her retirement. And those are the words we first thought of when she died on December 13, 2018, at age 81. 

Millie Jackson's daughter Keisha shines again with "On The Floor"

(February 19, 2024) Cue the classic Soul Train line dance setup. And the scramble board. 

Keisha Jackson, the daughter of R&B legend Millie Jackson and part of the supergroup Daughters of Legacy, is setting dance floors on fire with this blazing inferno of sweaty funk. And we are here for it. The new single, “On the Floor,” is contagiously funky and sweltering soulful while mixing Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” percussion with a whole lot of Stax energy.

First Listen: Nao Yoshioka wants to just "Let It Flow"

(February 18, 2024) When Nao Yoshioka pursued her musical aspirations in New York City, U.S. audiences gravitated to her vocal talents. That included an appearance at the 2010 McDonalds Gospel Fest finals.  And the dream for this Osaka, Japan born singer/songwriter eventually aligned with a profitable recording career.

On This Day in 1988: Pebbles arrives and hits the top

February 20, 1988 - Pebbles arrives, topping the charts with "Girlfriend"

She’s had careers both secular and sacred, but Perri A. Reid, better known as Pebbles, had for herself quite a career for several years as a singer, songwriter and music executive. And never was her power as a performer more evident than on this day in 1988, when she began a two week run with her first #1, with the smash hit “Girlfriend.”

Etterlene DeBarge, matriarch of legendary DeBarge family, dies at 88

(February 17, 2024) She was the rock that held together one of the great musical families of our time, even through seemingly endless tragedies. Today we say goodbye to Etterlene DeBarge, gospel singer and matriarch of the legendary DeBarge musical family. She was 88. Daughter Bunny DeBarge simply posted on Facebook “Momma has gone to see her king.”

On This Day in 1990: Bell Biv DeVoe leaves the shadow of New Edition with “Poison”

February 24, 1990 - Bell Biv DeVoe releases “Poison”

As founding members of supergroup New Edition, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe had been in the spotlight for the better part of a decade – though often not as bright a spotlight as group members Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant. So when, during a break in NE’s activities, at the suggestion of producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the trio decided to form their own vocal group, the music world looked curiously.

First Listen: Bey Bright will "Love You Down" with new jam

(February 16, 2024) Bey Bright has always been an artist who can put the language of love and romance over an arrangement that will attract people to the dance floor like a magnet pulling metal. Whether he’s using steppers music, funk or contemporary R&B, Bright wants people to be uninhibited on the dance floor.

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