100 Years ago, on April 25, 1917, (read about her here) Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. After Ella’s death, The New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote that Ella had performed a cultural transaction as extraordinary as Elvis‘ contemporaneous integration … Read More
ROUTES: Do you find any contradiction between your religious image and your sex-symbol image?
TEDDY: No, because I don’t think people confuse the two. You can have a strong belief without opening a church or anything like that. I’m not into that. Besides, I’ve analyzed it and I think that makes a person even more sexy, you know, when they have a firm belief. I don’t want to throw the church into it, but the way Jesus Christ did things was very sexy. He knew what he was doing. Yeah man, he had it.
Whenever I reflect on gaining wisdom or insight on anything, I can’t help but think of the many heralded teachers and noble masters of their crafts who really know and knew what they are and were talking about in any … Read More
Routes interviews founders Benny Diggs and Wiley Hicks talk about New York Community Choir – Let Jesus Fix It (1982)—The New Contemporary Gospel Sound. It looks as if NYCC was disbanded sometime after 1982. However, there is a 2013 Youtube interview … Read More
Have you been listening to and enjoying your Jazz, R&B, Soul, Gospel & Blues music library that predates Hip Hop and Rap, but deep down you’ve longed for “Mo’ Music” and enjoyable and refreshing conversation? Well click on the links … Read More