New contests for new albums

Blacksummers' Night

Good afternoon.  Just a friendly reminder of two great albums coming our this summer, which is turning out to be pretty good for releases.  I just wish they would spread them out through the year, and the winter and spring won’t be so dry.  Anyway, we have Maxwell’s long awaited Blacksummers’ Night album arriving July 7th.  I’ve pre-ordered my copy of the Deluxe CD/DVD, and you can do so here @ Amazon.

Ledisi

Also we have Ledisi dropping her album “Turn Me Loose” on August 18th.  It will be her 5th album.  I can’t wait to hear this one.  I even picked up her Christmas album to get my fix.  It was great of course. When she came to Memphis last year, it was an unreal show. To me her show was one of the best Soul concerts I’ve ever seen.  The other great was Jill Scott, and 3rd is Frankie Beverly and Maze.  Last year was a great year for concerts in Memphis. Focus Eric. Here is a sample of her song Alone from the new album.

Alone

Now about the contest.  Since people enjoyed the last three contests, I’m doing once for each of these albums.  It’s very easy.

Here are the rules and a link to the obligatory legal statement:

1.  Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.

2. To enter leave a comment telling us how you’ll enjoy and chill to either album. (only one album entry per comment) (You can enter for each contests)

3. The comment must be left before Monday, July 6th, 05:00 PM Central Daylight Time for Maxwell’s album

4. The comment must be left before Monday, August 17th, 05:00 PM Central Daylight Time for Ledisi’s album

5. You may enter only for each album once.

6. One winner will be selected for each album in a random drawing.

7. Prize: 1 CD album of the corresponding album contest shipped to your address.

8. Click Here for complete Official Rules.

Maxwell touring in the South

Maxwell

Wifey just informed me that Maxwell is on tour in the South next month (July). First he is performing at Essence Music Fest, July 4th @ 7:00pm. Then for all the Mid-South fans, he will perform at the Ryman Auditorium July 12th @ 7:30pm. Lastly he performs in Louisville, at Louisville Palace July 13th @ 8:00pm. You can purchase tickets early, since the radio presale password is “summer”. So, you can get the jump on everyone else. I’m going to try to get to the Nashville concert, but prices are $89.50, $62.50, $49.50. I think that he will performing songs from his upcoming album BLACKsummer’s Night, that drops July 7th.

Back From Vacation!!!!

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Sorry for the lull in posting, but I needed a good vacation to revive my spirit.  Now that it is refreshed, revived and renewed I can burn it up.  We went on a cruise to the Western Caribbean, and had a blast.  I see that not a lot has happened in Soul music lately, so I’ll do what I do best, and bring you some more unknown music.   Check out the photos from the trip.  You will notice the food looked unreal.  It was.  I had some great dishes, that I’m going to do some follow up posts on.

Summer Concerts in Memphis

It looks like Memphis will have a much better summer concert turnout, compared to last year.  With Memphis it has become harder and harder to really grab the headliners, or even leseer known artists.  So, to make sure that we don’t miss the good shows, I have compiled a list of the shows that I am currently aware of.  If you know of any that I am missing, please let me know and I’ll update the list.  I’m also working on a interactive calendar that will work a lot better.  It looks like India Arie, Anthony David w/ Musiq Soulchild, John Legend, and Anthony David w/ N’Dambi.  So far so good.

India Arie

India Arie (Buy TIckets)

Place: Orpheum Theatre Memphis

Date/Time: Sun, May 24, 2009 08:00 PM

Anthony David

Anthony Hamilton & Musiq Soulchild (Buy TIckets)

Place: Desoto County Civic Center

Date/Time: Sat, May 30, 2009 08:00 PM

John Legend

John Legend (Buy TIckets)

Place: Harrah’s Casino Tunica Event Center

Date/Time: Thu, Jul 2, 2009 07:30 PM

N'Dambi

N’Dambi & Anthony David (Buy TIckets)

Place: Minglewood Hall

Date/Time: Sat, June 27th, 2009 08:00 PM

Memphis Soul Lovers, you have a voice

Mix And Mingle

Good afternoon. Wifey, just made me aware of a chance to vote on who Mix and Mingle will have in their next show. Just click the link and vote for one of the five artists. The voting ends May 4th Monday. The artists that you have a choice of, are Anthony David, Kem, Tamia, Rachelle Farrell, and George Benson. So click, and vote for who you desire.

Updated: Prince performs on Jay Leno

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I finally got video working on the site after a few hours.  Anyway, here is the video of Prince and his band performing “Never Gonna Age”, from the album MPLSound.  Prince is also performing tonight (Thursday), and also tomorrow night (Friday). Both performances are on the Jay Leno Show.  THis video isn’t from YouTube, so it should be up for awhile. Continue reading “Updated: Prince performs on Jay Leno” »

Erykah Badu, Common & Kanye West @ SXSW

Good morning people.  Just saw this video, of a nice performance of Erykah Badu, Common and Kanye West.  They performed at SXSW (South By Southwest) this past Saturday.  Erykah Badu ends up doing her damn thing.  Check it out.

Dave Hollister & Friends concert in Memphis

I’ve been complaining about there is never a good Soul concert in my area. Today I finally learned of a concert at Soul Cafe in Memphis, TN. Dave Hollister is headlining with seven other good artists. The other artists Joyce McKinney, Shontelle Norman, Terreigh Barnett, David Gillard, Devin Crutcher, Fletcher, and Will Graves. It’s tomorrow December 20th at 8pm and 10pm. There is hope for 2009.


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