October 20, 2014

Open Thread

Monday Afternoon Thread: Tribute to Philadephia Internation Records Week


Did you know: Gamble and Huff wrote 110 number one hits A Gamble-Huff song plays every 14.5 seconds around the world Enjoy Yourself - The Jacksons … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Passing


GOOD MONDAY MORNIN, P.O.U.! This week's series will take a look at Black people who have passed for white. It was inspired by this NPR article posted last week by fellow trustee Miranda: 'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White … [Read more...]

Sunday Afternoon Thread: Tribute to Philadelphia International Records Week


It’s the end of an era in Philly, at 309 South Broad Street, corner of Spruce, where the “Sound of Philadelphia” was born. The iconic Philadelphia International Records sign outside of the Sound Of Philadelphia building was removed on … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: P.O.U. Sunday Jazz Brunch


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the musical stylings of Randy Crawford live at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland... … [Read more...]

Saturday Afternoon Thread: George Duke Week


Al Jarreau and George Duke were friends long before they became household names. They began playing together in the mid-1960's in San Francisco as Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio. The successes of these performances are what helped to launch both … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders


Good Saturday Morning POU. We conclude our series by taking a look at afew of the more than 100 unresolved cases that remain from the Civil Rights Era. May 7, 1955 · Belzoni, Mississippi  Rev. George Lee, one of the first black people … [Read more...]

Friday Afternoon Thread: George Duke Week


Did you know George produced Niecy's "Let's Hear It For The Boy" CD?? Yes he did! He also worked with legendary David Foster on many hits and often used the vocal stylings of Howard Hewett for his compositions. He was a true musical gift. Black … [Read more...]