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Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Shirley Murdock started her career as a singer in Toledo, Ohio by singing gospel music. In 1984, she was hired by Roger Troutman to be a background singer for Troutman’s G-Funk group, Zapp. The funk group had several popular hits with Warner Brothers Records. Based on this success, Troutman began recording with Murdock. Murdock and […]

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

As the creative force behind the Timex Social Club’s R&B chart-topper single “Rumors”, producer Jay King decided he could find success by forming his own funk group. He named the group Club Nouveau, and consisted of Jay King, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Samuelle Pratter, and Valerie Watson. The group was brought together in 1986 in […]

Where Are They Now: Undisputed Truth

Where Are They Now: Undisputed Truth

During the 1960s and ’70s, Motown changed the way people thought about and recognized the R&B/soul genre. In 1970, the record producer of the most successful Motown act, The Temptations, decided to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Norman Whitfield called his new group Undisputed Truth. Undisputed Truth consisted of members Joe Harris, who […]

Where Are They Now: Charles Wright

Where Are They Now: Charles Wright

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band is known for the soulful sound that were formed in the 1960s. They received the most recognition between 1967 and 1973 when the reached the Billboard charts with nine singles and released their 1970s single “Express Yourself.” Some of their most known hits include “Do Your […]

Where Are They Now: Atlantic Starr

Where Are They Now: Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr was a known for their biggest hits, “Always” and “Secret Lovers.” They originally formed in 1976 by Duke Jones who was the trumpeter for the group. Other members of the group included drummer Porter Carroll Jr., bassist Clifford Archer, percussionist and flutist Joseph Phillips, guitar Sheldon Tucker, David Wayne, and Jonathan Lewis. As time went on the […]

Reality TV: A Marketing Benefit

Reality TV: A Marketing Benefit

Reality television shows are as much a form of entertainment as they’ve become a marketing strategy. To the viewer, the purpose of the cast is to entertain. But that may not be the case for all cast members. In fact, a lot of those who do agree to take part in reality television agree with […]

Where Are They Now: Roberta Flack

Where Are They Now: Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack is known as one of the best story telling artists ever. Growing up with a musical background in North Carolina and with her father and mother both being church organists, Flack took an interest in piano. At the age of nine, Flack was taking classical piano lessons and mastered the art. She received […]

Interview: Bridget Kelly

Interview: Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly is slowly becoming a household name and it couldn’t be more exciting. This Roc Nation singer is heating up radio waves with her two singles, “Special Delivery” and “Street Dreamin” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Recently while she was headlining the Boston Urban Music Festival at the Seaport, we got a chance to talk to […]

Where Are They Now: The Whispers

Where Are They Now: The Whispers

The Whispers will go down in history as one of R&B music’s most beloved vocal groups. The Whispers began their infamous and timeless career in 1963. Nicholas Caldwell, Marcus Hutson, Gordy Harmon, and Twin brothers Walter and Wallace Scott joined forces to form a singing group. They began singing together, calling themselves, “the Eden trio” […]

Producer Spotlight: Statik Selektah

Producer Spotlight: Statik Selektah

Patrick Barel, better known to the world as Statik Selektah, is a hip-hop DJ and producer who hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts, a small city about 30 minutes north of Boston. This is where young Patrick developed his craft and love for music at a young age. Playing with his parents’ 8-track machine and recorder as […]

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