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Throw Back Sunday 0059

Well this weekend see’s the London Notting Hill Carnival back over the bank holiday weekend. There is only one classic track (which is played for the two days then put to bed) we could feature, that of Arrow.
“Hot Hot Hot” is a song by Montserrat musician Arrow featured on his 1982 studio album Hot Hot Hot. Written by Arrow himself, the song became an instant dance floor hit and was later covered by artists around the world, most notably in 1987 by American singer David Johansen under the name Buster Poindexter.

Miles Davis

Where is Suge Knight?

…the search continues

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford (Ashford & Simpson) dies at 70

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford, who penned hits such as Ain’t No Mountain High Enough with wife Valerie Simpson, has died at the age of 70.

Ashford, who was being treated for cancer, died in a New York hospital, former publicist Liz Rosenberg said.

Ashford and Simpson met in a church choir and penned a string of hits including You’re All I Need To Get By and Chaka Khan hit, I’m Every Woman.

They also had a hit themselves in the 1980s with Solid (As A Rock).

Ashford moved from his native South Carolina to New York to pursue a music career in the early 1960s.

Simpson later inscribed “Nick Ashford slept here” on the park bench he slept on in the city’s Bryant Park, when he first came to New York and was homeless.

The couple’s breakthrough hit was Ray Charles’s Let’s Get Stoned in 1966.

Full BBC article HERE

Will You Be Happy To See Brandy Back?

According to The Los Angeles Times‘ music blog, Pop & Hiss, Brandy has inked a recording deal with RCA Records and Breyon Prescott’s Chameleon Records after splitting with Epic Records. Her 2009 album, “Human” did not have commercial success and was subsequently her only release before she was released from the label. Brandy’s attempts to get back to a major label were seen in her reality show with her brother, “Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business.”

MUSIC Moment – Mighty Hannibal