SONGS THAT MAKE SENSE !

Now YOU can own
a copy of the lyrics 

 

 

 

 

Love IS the Message

 

"Peace in the STREETS
Begins in our HOMES !"
- The Editor

Remember our Ancestors
by carrying on our legacy!

"The Community is your BEST friend."
Harold Barron (Hal) Jackson

 

Gratefully remember that:
Soul Train was the
original high speed rail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANITY RESTORED!

A refreshing breath of fresh air!

It comes from a time
when music meant civility
and the message of most songs was
NOT
depraved indifference to human life.




"Motown in Love
Lyrics from the Golden Era"
Edited by Herb Jordan, Jr


For more information
contact your book store

Here at last:
all the words to 119 great songs
from the golden era,
when the Motown sound dominated the charts
and had a positive influence on many other labels. 

 

Read more here about
Motown, James Brown
and the
Sounds of Blackness!

 

 

 

 

 

                    "We Shall Overcome"                     "Precious Lord"                     "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"                     "Keep On Pushing"                     "Some Day We'll Be Together"                     "Say It Loud, I'm Black and Proud"                     "I'll Be There"                     "Man In The Mirror"                     "You Are Not Alone"                     "Maybe Tomorrow"                     "I Feel Good"

June is
Black Music History and Heritage Month

                    "Will You Be There ?"                     "Going Up Yonder"                     "Soon and Very Soon (Going to See The King)"                     "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"                     "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing"                     "Love's In Need of Love Today"                     "What's Going On"                     "Get Ready"                     "Eyes on the Prize"                     "Oh Freedom"                     "Free At Last"

A Presidential Proclamation

 

 

 

 

Preserving & Sharing Our Heritage

 Imhotep Gary Byrd

Imhotep Gary Byrd

("The Voice of a Generation")

Presenting the "GBE"

 


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A
White House
Tribute to Motown

 

A Message from the President

A Message from the First Lady

Watch the PBS broadcast:
In Performance



At the
White House
Behind the Scenes

 

 

 



The Power of Words! 

 


 James Brown
(1933 - 2006)


Thousands bid farewell to
The "Godfather of Soul" !

(It was the largest gathering
that the Editor has witnessed
on 125th Street since
Nelson Mandela's first visit
to New York City in 1990
"many rains ago.")

 Read more from the
BBC,

and from
Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia,


and be sure to check out
his own biography


"I Feel Good"



The impact of words
(written, spoken and sung)
is enormous.

With that reality comes responsibility
for the consequences of what is uttered
and that should be a very sobering thought.

You can't "un-ring" the bell!

Those who consider themselves to be
"children of Abraham"
throughout the Judeo-Christian-Islamic community
should seriously consider the following references.

(It would not hurt for everyone else
to at least give it some contemplation.)

Proverbs 18:21

James 3:5 -10

I Peter 3:10 -12

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The Editor

 

 

 

 

STEVIE WONDER

Recognized For

Stevie Wonder Excellence Personified
White House Photograph
Excellence Personified!


YouTube Mix for
Stevie Wonder

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Brown Speaks
About Today's Songs

"Rap and hip-hop, as much as funk and soul, are all ultimately reflective musical forms. They hold a mirror up to the times, and if that reflection is distorted, it's not the glass that's the problem-it's the perception of the person looking.

As for me, I've always been a stylistic preacher, someone who wants to extend a hand to all races, all colors, both in America and around the world. I'm always ready to lend a hand, give advice, and offer encouragement. After all, I am the Godfather of Soul!

As long as rap is so pervasive right now, maybe it's worth another look. I'll let you in on a little secret. I believe a lot of people in the industry will know what I'm talking about ----- that a lot of the more tasteless aspects of rap is really part of a . . . conspiracy to destroy the integrity of Black music in America. Let me explain what I mean.

I firmly believe that Black music should never be 'dirty.' And if you think about it, how could it be, unless someone . . . was allowing it? . . . I believe a lot of the most anarchic, 'dirty' songs that have made rap something it wasn't intended to be by Blacks were either something they were pressured by labels into recording, or actually products originated . . . to discredit all the artists who rap, and the audiences who buy it . . . so that White people could shake their heads and say, 'See? That's what Black people are really all about. That's how they talk about their girlfriends and worse, their mamas. Instead of building their women up, they portray them as whores and sluts! And that's what they allow their children to listen to.'

Rappers out there, I'm especially talking to you! Listen to your Godfather! I know some of you will think I'm crazy for even suggesting it, but please, maybe we shouldn't all be so quick to dismiss the words of a man who speaks from firsthand knowledge of the music business . . . Somebody's lying to you somewhere, and that someone isn't me . . . we need to get back to the roots of our music, our industry, and our souls. And the only way to do that is to return to the purity of our love for our music, and all the positive things that it represents for us."


From pages 217 - 219 of
ISBN 0-451-21393-9


"I FEEL GOOD
A Memoir of a Life of Soul"

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.I.P.

Michael Jackson

(1958 - 2009)

The "Gloved One"
will always be a
LOVED one.

"I'll Be There"
should be the
"INTERnational ANTHEM"
and
"Man In The Mirror"
and
"You Are Not Alone"
ought to be the
international admonitions.

 

"Will You Be There ?"

 

 

 

 

 

MJackson star

Photograph kindly provided &
Copyright
© 2014 by Nicole Thompson,
(TCNJ Class of 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering
Duke Ellington

 

"A Legacy of Excellence and Elegance."

 

Remembering Duke Ellington

 

 

 

 

"Soundtrack For A
Revolution"

"Soundtrack for a Revolution" is the story of the music and songs that inspired the civil rights movement.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, PBS, and outside web resources offer a wealth of timelines, videos, and other chronological materials to help understand the historical narrative that shaped the music of the movement:
Please Read More

 

 

 

 

 

In Grateful Remembrance
of
Curtis Mayfield

 

Curtis Mayfield Foundation

 

 

 

 

"JAMES BROWN :
The Man, The Music
& The Message"



Mr. James Brown often said,

"This film is the best one ever done on me."

Critically acclaimed!

Featured at the 2007
Newark Black Film Festival!

As seen on TV One,

"JAMES BROWN :
The Man, The Music
& The Message"

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"MUSIC IS EMOTIONAL TRANSPORTATION !"

- John Turturro
filmmaker and actor
(on the Tavis Smiley Show
in December 2007).

 

Editor's Note:

Since this IS true,
Please choose your destinations carefully
Before you purchase your tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isn't it time
for people to recapture their
culture and heritage
from the interlopers and terrorists
who have hijacked major segments
of the entertainment media?


 

 
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PBS
INDEPENDENT LENS

focuses on
"HIP-HOP:
Beyond Beats & Rhymes"


Read More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Broadcasts Were On

WCBS TV NEWS REPORTS

"Godfather's" Deathbed Plea:
"Rev. Al, Clean Up Rap"

Sharpton Leads NYC Rally
On James Brown's Birthday

Rev Al Sharpton - National Action Network
Read More Here




Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network
is one of the leading Human Rights and social justice organizations
in the nation.

Learn more on the
National Action Network Web site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WDAS History:

Keep the knowledge of our history alive
and share it with our posterity!

WDAS History:
One Radio Station's Role in the History of
the Human Rights and Peace Movements.

WDAS History

(With Photographs!)

 

 

 

 

 

RAPPERS EXPOSED:
THE LIES THAT 50 CENT, T.I,
SNOOP AND OTHERS TELL OUR KIDS

New York City rapper releases video that brings the truth about Hip-Hop into schools
and, talks to 6th and 7th graders about the lies of popular rappers, their lyrics,
and the negative influence of the music they listen to.

Read More Here

 

 

 

 

GIL SCOTT-HERON

Legendary jazz/soul musician

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW MUSICAL RELEASE!

"Sounds Of Blackness"

"Kings & Queens:
Message Music
From The Movement"

Read more on the

In Loving Memory of Our Honorable Ancestors
Sounds Of Blackness Web site


 

 

 

 

RAY CHARLES

“A GENIUS REMEMBERED ”

 

 

 

APOLLO

 

IN MEMORY OF

                     MICHAEL  JACKSON                   

A True Apollo Legend

1958-2009

 

 

 

 

 

R.I.P.

Michael Jackson

(1958 - 2009)

The "Gloved One"
will always be a
LOVED one.

"I'll Be There"
should be the
"INTERnational ANTHEM"
and
"Man In The Mirror"
and
"You Are Not Alone"
ought to be the
international admonitions.

 

"Will You Be There ?"

 

 

 

 

 

MJackson star

Photograph kindly provided &
Copyright
© 2014 by Nicole Thompson,
(TCNJ Class of 2014)

 

 


Read More Here

 

 

 

Europe Remembers
The Supremes

Why do so many people
in "the States" forget?

Read More Here

 

 

 

Copyright ©  2006

by Stan Daniels, Editor,

Urban Cartographer Online

 

 

 

 

 

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