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Chaka Khan Shouts Out To JMG

Chaka Khan sends a shout out to JMG readers to hype the Sept. 25th release of Funk This. It’s been ten years since Chaka’s last studio album and as the track that follows Chaka’s shout-out shows, we are in for a rare and overdue treat. Chaka is made of awesome. You baby mo’s out there – get schooled on what ...

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Re-View Redux

Friday night, with Dr. Jeff, Chris, and Aaron, I attended the Erasure concert at Brooklyn’s McCarren Pool. The concert was typically fantastic and I walked away as amazed as always at Erasure’s enduring appeal. Many in the crowd could not have been out of diapers when Erasure first started rocking gay dance floors around the world. The massive McCarren Pool ...

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Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan

I’m gonna tell you something good. Chaka Khan releases her first studio album in ten years, Funk This, on September 25th. Billed as a “return to her funky/r&b roots”, the album is produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and contains a duet with Mary J. Blige and a cover of Prince’s Sign ‘O’ The Times. In 1984, she had ...

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Non-Sequitur Sunday

If there’s anything better for erasing the blues of a gloomy, muggy, rainy Sunday afternoon than dancing around your apartment in your underwear to Sylvester, I’d like to know what it is. I feel mighty real and yes, I do wanna funk. That’s all I got.

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New Annie Lennox Album
Features HIV Prevention Anthem

Annie Lennox has a new album coming, Songs of Mass Destruction, due on October 2nd. Produced by Glen Ballard, the album includes a feminist/HIV prevention anthem titled, Sing, which features 23 major female solo artists: Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dion, Fergie, Faith Hill, Pink, Dido, Gladys Knight, kd lang, Angelique Kidjo, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Melissa Etheridge, Anastasia, Joss Stone, KT ...

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Dame Bassey Gets It Started

About ten years ago, I broke my hand and arm in six places when I tripped over a big pile of air that someone had negligently left lying on the Market Street sidewalk. But that didn’t stop me from attending Dame Shirley Bassey’s concert that night at the San Francisco Opera House, where in a vicodin haze I was chastised ...

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Win Live Earth Tickets

A friend of mine that works for Virgin Unite asked me to let you folks know about some free tickets available for Saturday’s massive Live Earth shows in New York City and London. Click on the banner and fill out the four questions, the answers to which can be found on the site. You must enter by tomorrow, winners receive ...

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A Little Respect For Tainted Love

My UK blogger pal Mike Atkinson, AKA Troubled Diva, has really been making a name for himself as a music journalist. Head over and check out his interview with the rarely heard from Vince Clarke of Erasure, in which Clarke talks about his “monogamous loyalty” to singer Andy Bell and what it’s like to be one of the few surviving ...

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“I Got A Crush On Obama”

YouTube isn’t allowing me to embed the video, for some reason, but you MUST go and watch I Got A Crush On Obama by Obama Girl. It’s actually a pretty sweet tune and I could totally see it being this summer’s slow jam. The girl in the video is not the singer, by the way. Lyric sample: “You’ll get your ...

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Your Love Is A Tease

My vote for this year’s summer song goes to Welsh scruffy cutie Rod Thomas, for his breezy, perfect, Your Love Is A Tease. I can’t stop playing it! (via – Troubled Diva.)

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