Showing posts from August 21, 2011

N'Dambi - Can't Hardly Wait

Remembering Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton left us at the tender age of 22.  Words cannot describe her talent and gifting.  I remember first watching her on the video to "Back and Forth,"  and her voice captivated me.  In high school I fell in love with the hit "Care 4 U."  I was in a my first real relationship and that was one of the many songs on the mixtape that I made for one for our dates.  Then her video and track "Rock the Boat"  was part of my dance repertoire.  I remember doing some of her choreography especially to "Are you that Somebody."  One thing that I liked is that Aaliyah did not scream, yell, get over sexual, nor did she sell out to the industry. She had such a smooth, sweet, silky voice that cannot be compared with other vocalist.  As a tribute to Aaliyah here are some musical tributes of some of my favorite songs from her legacy.

RIP Nick Ashford

It is with sadness that I write to you. The Music world has lost another soldier. Nick Ashford, died at the age of 70 due to throat cancer in New York.  Many of you may know him as half of the duo Ashford and Simpson.  They wrote some of the greatest songs under the Motown label. Ashford and his wife, Valerie Simpson were known for writing the hits "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "You're All I Need to Get to Get By," "Solid," "I Found a Cure." The music is timeless.  He is survived by His wife and his two daughters.