Iyeoka Okoawo is a Nigerian-American poet, recording artist, singer, activist, educator and TEDGlobal Fellow.Her music includes elements from Soul, R&B, Rock and Hip Hop. Continue reading
I Wanna Be Your Lover is a song by American recording artist Prince. It was released on August 24, 1979 as the lead single from his second album, Prince.
Hold On, I’m Comin (officially registered as Hold On, I’m Coming and shown on the original single release as Hold On! I’m a Comin is a 1966 single recorded by soul duo Sam & Dave. The song was written by the songwriting team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter, who came up with the title of the song spontaneously when Hayes was trying to get Porter to hurry out of the Stax Studios restroom and get back to songwriting. Continue reading
Baby Workout by Jackie Wilson (from the album of the same name) is about urging a girl to dance (work out) all night with him. It was Wilson’s biggest hit. A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed “Mr. Excitement”, and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. Continue reading
You Make Me Feel Brand New, the 1974 hit R&B ballad by Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics, was the fifth track from their album All Together. Thom Bell and Linda Creed co-wrote the song, which sold over one million copies globally, earning the Stylistics a gold album. Continue reading
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group’s repertoire included soul, R&B, doo-wop, and disco. Bad Luck (1975) the disco/R&B/pop single was a number one Disco/Dance hit for eleven weeks. The song also help establish Teddy Pendergrass as the break out artist. Richard Pryor conducted the Soul Train interview. Continue reading
Wish I Didn’t Miss You, Stone’s most successful single, samples The O’Jays’ 1972 song Back Stabbers. The New York Times noted: “[Stone] calls her music soul. Not funk, not R&B, not hip-hop, not urban, but soul, the secular pop with gospel fervor behind it.” Continue reading
TLC was a girl group whose repertoire spanned R&B, hip hop, soul, funk and new jack swing. TLC originally comprised singer Tionne T-Boz Watkins, rapper Lisa Left Eye Lopes and singer Rozonda Chilli Thomas. The group was very successful in the 1990s and early 2000s in spite of numerous spats with the law, each other, and the group’s record label and management. Continue reading