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Alicia Keys: Making A Movie About Bettye LaVette

Posted March 24, 2015 by jmurray

In September of 2012, AlwaysAList.com wrote a story about soul singer Bettye LaVette’s riveting memoir, “A Woman Like Me” (Penguin Group). The spicy tome left no stone unturned, with juicy stories about LaVette’s fellow singers like Aretha Franklin (who she says was married to a pimp named Ted White who rightfully beat the Queen of […]

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Bettye LaVette: Memoir Offers Sexual Escapades With Soul Icons & Diva Dish On Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin & Tina Turner

Posted September 28, 2012 by jmurray

I fell in love with Bettye LaVette in an instant! I was watching the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008 and this woman who I had never seen before walked across the stage, stood in front of the microphone and delivered a soul-wrenching rendition of the 1973 song “Love, Reign o’er Me” in tribute to Roger […]

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Throwback Thursday: Preacher’s Kid PJ Morton Sings About Love

Posted September 6, 2012 by jmurray

PJ Morton is a Grammy Award-winning writer/producer, member of the pop band Maroon 5 and newly signed solo artist to Young Money Entertainment’s new R&B division, Soothe Your Soul Entertainment. The 31-year-old entertainer spent years developing a following as an underground artist on the independent music scene with CDs like “Walk Alone” (2010), “Live From […]

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Darlene Love: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Recovering From Heart Attack

Posted July 31, 2012 by jmurray

Vocal powerhouse Darlene Love is recovering from a heart attack, her agent has Eric Stevens confirmed to The Associated Press. The 71-year-old singer, known as one of the best background singers of all time, experienced some discomfort prior to a performance over the weekend in Asbury Park, N.J.  A day later the pain continued to […]

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Island Grooves: North Sea Jazz Festival in Curacao

Posted June 20, 2012 by AlwaysAList.com

North Sea Jazz Festival held its second music festival on the Caribbean island of Curacao over Labor Day weekend. North Sea Jazz Festival, which I call the Rolls Royce of international music festivals, lined up an all-star roster of performers including Stevie Wonder, Sting, Dionne Warwick, Earth Wind & Fire, Branford Marsalis, CHIC featuring Nile […]

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