Solid Gold Soul

Oct., 1, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul


About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
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Friday, December 14th, 2007 and
Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio presents The Steeles at The Fitzgerald Theater on Friday, December 14th at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 15th at 8:00 p.m. This legendary family gospel group from Minneapolis- Billy, Fred, J.D., Jearlyn, and Jevetta-gained acclaim for their Soulful work with pop icons such as Prince. Don’t miss this chance to catch their highly-anticipated acoustic Christmas special this holiday season.
Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, October 2nd at noon. Tickets are available for $38.00, $33.00 and $28.00. There will be an additional $2.50 facility fee added to the price of each ticket. Minnesota Public Radio Members receive a discount.



Fans in Malaysia can give up hopes of seeing a fully-covered Beyonce perform at Kuala Lumpur’s 9000-seat Putra Stadium. Her scheduled Nov. 1 concert has been canceled following protests by local Muslim groups and her reported refusal to abide by the country’s strict dress code for performers, reports Billboard Biz. A number of Muslim groups, including the 10,000-strong National Union of Malaysian Muslim Students, had taken their pleas for cancellation to the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage — which in 2005 introduced a compulsory dress code and other rules for performers. Local promoter Pineapple Concerts released a statement Sept. 28 announcing the cancellation, but would not disclose the reason. A ministry official says Pineapple had not applied for a license to hold the concert. However, industry sources speculate Pineapple did not apply for a license until it was sure Beyonce would agree to follow the dress code and that the artist refused to do so. The dress code says there must be no hugging or kissing audience members or fellow artists, no jumping or shouting, no throwing objects onstage or at the audience and no foul language. Clothes cannot have obscene or drug-related images or messages, and female performers must show no skin from the tops of their chests to their knees.



Steve Croft gained a rare glimpse into the life of Justice Clarence Thomas, a report which aired Sunday on the CBS newsmagazine, 60 Minutes. Croft spent a week with Thomas and recorded three hours of interview material. The reporter calls it one of the most insightful interviews he’s conducted in his 20 years with the news show. The wide ranging interview covered many aspects of Thomas’ life from childhood, to Anita Hill to his activities on the Supreme Court bench. The story comes on the heels of his new book, My Grandfather’s Son, A Memoir. No doubt, the story will give pause to some who have viewed Thomas as one who has turned his back on the African American race. For more, go to You can read the complete transcript of the interview and draw your own conclusions.



The G-Unit’s Young Buck is hard at work trying to set himself up independent of his mentor 50 Cent. Buck will launch his new David Brown/Tenakey Clothing line next month. The rapper told, “David Brown is my real name (and) November 1st we are going to be on the racks.” Young Buck is also working on a compilation from his newly formed Cashville Records. The compilation will be titled Young Buck Presents: Product Of The South, and will feature guest appearances by 615 and the Outlawz. The first single from the project is “Driving Down The Freeway.” No release date has been set for the compilation.



Rapper T.I. is still promoting his latest album, T.I. v TIP, which has already sold over one million copies since it was released in July. But the rapper is evidently already at work on a follow-up. T.I.’s partner and Grand Hustle Records CEO Jason Geter told that T.I. was already working on new material and he was looking to get into the studio with longtime collaborator DJ Toomp, who was noticeably absent from T.I. v TIP.
Geter and T.I. will have plenty to keep them busy while T.I. works on a new album. The label will release the long-awaited album from DJ Drama, Gangsta Grillz, in December. The first single from the project is “5000 One’s” featuring T.I., Diddy, Twista, Yung Joc, Young Dro and Willie the Kid. Geter explained, “We’re really focusing on capitalizing on Drama’s brand. He’s built a solid brand with his core audience and that’s who we’re targeting.”

Grand Hustle will release new albums from Big Kuntry and Young Dro early next year. Kuntry’s album is titled, My Turn To Eat. The first single from the project is “That’s Right” featuring T.I. Young Dro hasn’t decided on a single but his album will be titled Young and the Restless.



Rapper Mos Def has been very involved in raising awareness for the Jena 6, six black teenagers initially charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate. The rapper is now calling for a National Student Walk-Out in support of the Jena 6, today (October 1st) at noon CT. reports that some of the other celebrities and dignitaries involved in the call for the walk-out are Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, M1, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Idris Elba, Pharoahe Monch, the Malcolm X Grassroots, the National Hip Hop Political Convention, The Hip Hop Association and student leaders from over 100 campuses who have agreed to walk out of class at 12 noon CT. Mos Def said in a released statement, “This is the time for Black people to support the Jena 6, and call attention to the unequal treatment the criminal Justice system is dishing out not only in Jena, Louisiana but across this nation. We all live in Jena. ” A list of demands will be read during the walk-outs which include a call for all charges against the Jena 6 to be dropped, a motion to prevent Judge Mauffray from presiding over Mychal Bell’s juvenile court hearings, and that the Jena School District superintendent be removed from office. Seventeen-year-old Mychal Bell, the only one of the six teens to be tried so far, was convicted on an aggravated second-degree battery charges that could have sent him to prison for 15 years. The conviction was overturned last month when a state appeals court said he should not have been tried as an adult. He was released from prison last week after his bail was reduced from $90,000 to $45,000.

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1868: John Mercer Langston founded and organized the Law Department of Howard University, the first in a black school. He headed the department when classes formally began on January 6.
In 1851, Black and white abolitionists smash into a courtroom at Syracuse, New York, and rescue a fugitive slave.
In 1872, Morgan State College is founded in Maryland.
In 1937, The Pullman Company formally recognizes the Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters.
In 1943, Willie L. Williams is born one of seven children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He later became the first black man to be named chief of the Los Angeles police force.
In 1945, singer Donny Hathaway is born in Chicago, Illinois. He would go on to record the classics “The Ghetto” and “This Christmas” before committing suicide at the age of 33.
In 1948, The California Supreme Court voids a state statute banning interracial marriages.
In 1962, James Meredith starts school as the first black student at the University Of Mississippi… after 3,000 federal troops quell riots over his admission.
In 1966, the Black Panther party is founded in Oakland, California, by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.
In 1970, Curtis Mayfield leaves the Impressions to form Curtom Records and start a solo career.
In 1979, the album On The Radio, Volume I & II by Donna Summer is released.
In 1981, the All The Great Hits album by Diana Ross is released.
In 1983, “All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1983, the group Shalamar splits up on member Howard Hewett’s 26th birthday.
In 1989, the “Two To Make It Right” single by Seduction is released.
In 1990, the album Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em by M.C. Hammer is certified six times platinum.
In 1991, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, art historian, becomes dean of New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts.
In 1991, the Diamonds And Pearls album by Prince & the New Power Generation is released.
In 1991, A white, crystal-beaded glove worn by entertainer Michael Jackson is stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. Rapper M.C. Hammer offers a $50,000 reward for the return of the memento, which is recovered two days later.
In 1993, basketball star Shaquille O’Neal makes his recording debut with the release of his single “I Know I Got Skillz.”
In 1993, Wilson Pickett is sentenced to one year in jail for hitting an 86 year-old man with his car while drinking.
In 1995, the Dogg Food album by Tha Dogg Pound is released.
In 1996, the “No Diggity” single by Blackstreet is released.

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Saxophonist Jerry Martini of Sly and the Family Stone is 64.

Singer Youssou N’Dour is 48.

Actor Esai Morales (“NYPD Blue”) is 45

Dizzee Rascal, British rapper, 27

Rod Carew, Baseball Hall Of Famer, 62

Heather Hunter, retired porn star, 38

Howard Hewett, member of Shalamar, 52

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Give prayer a chance
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439