Is There Anything The Roots Can't Do?

Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 by fillups

The Roots In a previous blog, I mentioned the endless versatility of The Roots. I knew about their role in popularizing the neo soul movement, their deep sense of musical history and their multi genre approach to music which meant that they were capable of creating all sorts of music. Still, I was surprised to see this: You can actually see Idina Menzel's face light up as . . . more »

Pharrell Williams and the Happy Terrific Very Good Award Nominations

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by fillups

Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams is having one heck of an awards season this year. Not only is he nominated for seven 2014 Grammy Awards, he just received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song for his work on Despicable Me 2 in the feel good anthem "Happy." All the current acclaim is for work that shows off Pharrell's skills at creating fun upbeat soulful tunes with absolutely . . . more »

Pharrell Williams and the Happy Terrific Very Good Award Nominations

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by fillups

Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams is having one heck of an awards season this year. Not only is he nominated for seven 2014 Grammy Awards, he just received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song for his work on Despicable Me 2 in the feel good anthem "Happy." All the current acclaim is for work that shows off Pharrell's skills at creating fun upbeat soulful tunes with absolutely . . . more »

A Glorious Fusion: The Music of Snarky Puppy and the R&B Grammy Nominees

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 by fillups

The bandmember of Snarky Puppy Like most music fans, including the SCCLD Music and Movie Team's Gina, I LOVE being blown away by a new sound or an incredible band. For me, Snarky Puppy is THAT band. They have an astounding range of beautiful sounds to offer. Snarky Puppy was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance for their track, "Something" featuring Lalah Hathaway from their album . . . more »

A Glorious Fusion: The Music of Snarky Puppy and the R&B Grammy Nominees

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 by fillups

The bandmember of Snarky Puppy Like most music fans, including the SCCLD Music and Movie Team's Gina, I LOVE being blown away by a new sound or an incredible band. For me, Snarky Puppy is THAT band. They have an astounding range of beautiful sounds to offer. Snarky Puppy was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance for their track, "Something" featuring Lalah Hathaway from their album . . . more »

Janelle Monáe & Mayer Hawthorne-Rising Stars of R&B

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by fillups

Janelle Monae, Mayer Hawthorne If you like great R&B, you need to check out two of my favorite albums of 2013. Janelle Monáe (top, left) has been a major creative force with her unique take on R&B. She continues exploring the boundaries of R&B with her fusion of classic R&B, hip hop and science fiction in The Electric Lady Her video "Q.U.E.E.N." with Erykah Badu seems to be almost . . . more »

Janelle Monáe & Mayer Hawthorne-Rising Stars of R&B

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by fillups

Janelle Monae, Mayer Hawthorne If you like great R&B, you need to check out two of my favorite albums of 2013. Janelle Monáe (top, left) has been a major creative force with her unique take on R&B. She continues exploring the boundaries of R&B with her fusion of classic R&B, hip hop and science fiction in The Electric Lady Her video "Q.U.E.E.N." with Erykah Badu seems to be almost . . . more »

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