Big Mama and Me

What is it about Grandma, or "Big Mama" as I call her? She has so much wisdom and so much love.  I love my grandma.  When I think of my grandma, I think of how for much of my life she practically raised me and took me to church.  I know that I have a praying grandmother.
  Music is in my life because of my grandmother. I remember as a child listening to Inez Andrews, Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson, The Soul Stirrers, Troy Ramey, Rev. James Cleveland, The Barrett Sisters, Mildred Clark.  I guess you can say I have an old soul.  My grandmother made sure that I was active in the church choirs and she encouraged me in all I do.
  My grandma is more than just my grandma; she's a mother, she's a teacher, a disciplinarian, a martyr, and a hero.  I love my grandmother. I love her home cooked meals, her stories of life.  I've even seen my grandmother shed a few tears, but the Queen is tough!!! I wouldn't have made it without God putting her in my life.  I love m…

Black History Month: Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson is one of the greatest Gospel Singers to grace this Earth. As a part of Black History Month, I present to you a video that is a short history of the legendary singer and actress. God Bless.

Black History Month: Star Love- Cheryl Lynn

Many of Us Know Cheryl Lynn for her hit "Got to Be Real." This song has been featured all over the world.
  Cheryl Lynn was born in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1957.  In her youth she sang in her church choir. Her mom was the minister of music for their church.
  Her professional career soared in 1976 when she obtained a job singing background for the national tour of "The Wiz" later going on to play the role of The Wicked Witch of the West. Cheryl Lynn blew everyone away with her performance of Joe Cocker's You Are So Beautiful on the gong show. She won the competition.
Cheryl Lynn signed with Columbia Records and release her self titled album "Cheryl." This album featured her # 1 single and biggest hit "Got To Be Real." Success continued for Cheryl Lynn with such songs such as "Star Love," "Shake it up Tonight" "If This World Was Mine" with Luther Vandross, and "Encore." In 2005 "Got…

Song of the Week: I Will Always Love You RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON



What can we say about this angel, better known as Whitney Houston? Whitney Houston is responsible for such hits as "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "I Will Always Love You," (penned by Dolly Parton)  " The Greatest Love of All," and she set the mark in 1991 at SuperBowl XXV when she flat out sang "The Star Spangled Banner."
  She set out acting in movies such as "The Bodyguard," "The Preacher's Wife," and "Waiting to Exhale." Whitney did some awesome music including the soundtrack for "The Prince of Egypt." Whitney Houston was working on a remake of the hit movie "Sparkle" at the the time of her death.
  Whitney may have had her troubles in life, but she was on her way back. In 2010 Kim Burrell states that she believed in Whitney Houston  as she sang a tribute to her "I Believe in You and Me," on the BET Honors.
                        REST ON WHITNEY. WE SHALL MEET AGAIN!!!!

Song of the Week: Toni Braxton- Wardrobe


Happy Friday 13th

HAPPY FRIDAY 13th!!!! Many of us are probably wearing rabbit feet, garlic, crosses, and doing other things to make sure that we don't have bad luck on today.  However, I'm not superstitious. Never have been. I just don't believe in luck. 
   Whenever Friday 13th comes around I think about the "Friday the 13th" series of movies that deal with the possessed, hate filled, seemingly unkillable, slasher Jason Voorhees.
Jason was a kid who had special needs who was killed during a camping outfit at Camp Crystal Lake. As a revenge his mother stalks and kills teens, but is decapitated by one of the stalked counselors and Jason sees it and therefore begins his bloody revenge. Anyway, I don't think I'll be watching this anytime soon. I've watched it too much along with the 200 remake. 
Well again, Happy Bloody Friday 13th.