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Friday, May 18, 2012

Old School Friday "RIP Donna Summer"

Happy Friday All!  This is the end of a long work week for some, the end of a tiring week for me, and time to slip into relaxation mode.  Unfortunately yesterday was the passing of a music icon.  Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco sadly succumbed to cancer on Thursday, May 17, 2012.
Donna Summer, born LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948- May 17, 2012)received numerous awards such as 5 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, an NAACP Award, and many more.  Donna summer set the 70's disco era on fire with hits like, "Love To Love You Baby", "Hot Stuff", and "Bad Girls".  Her music was part of the soundtrack of my life, so I dedicate today's Old School Friday to Ms Donna Summer!!  Rest In Peace Donna Summer, you will be missed!  To learn more about Donna Summer go HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Happy Friday All!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Old School Friday "Happy Birthday Nick Ashford"

Happy Friday All!!
Another week has come and gone and I pray that you were productive this week and successful in reaching your weekly goals!  Now it is time for the weekend. Some relaxation, some entertainment, or just some good music!!
Today would have been the 71 birthday of Nick Ashford.  Nick Ashford native of Fairfield, South Carolina, was one half of the power writing, producing , and singing duo of Ashford and Simpson.  This power husband and wife team were active in the music business from 1964-2011!  Ashford and Simpson wrote hits for people like Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Teddy Pendergrass, and Amy Winehouse, as well as writing a slew of Motown Hits.  Ashford and Simpson also sang their own hits such as "Solid", "Is It Still Good To Ya", "It Seems To Hang On" and others.  Ashford and Simpson have written numerous songs for television series, and movie soundtracks.  Nick Ashford died August 22, 2011 from complications of throat cancer.  He leaves behind, wife Valerie and two daughters.  Rest In Peace Nick Ashford, your phenomenal contribution to the world will never be forgotten! Find out more about Nick Ashford HERE and HERE.

Send It - Ashford & Simpson (my FAVORITE Ashford & Simpson song!)

It Seems To Hang On - Ashford & Simpson

Somebody Told A Lie - Ashford & Simpson

Solid - Ashford & Simpson (Their biggest commercial hit)

Peace & Love All!
Tell Your Loved Ones that you love them, tomorrow is not promised to any of us!