Solid Gold Soul

Oct. 5, 2007

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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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Teen singer Paris Bennett will show off her pipes Saturday (October 6th) in Los Angeles alongside her mother and Grammy-winning grandmother. The multi-generational performance will be part of the 17th annual Divas Simply Singing concert, organized by singer-actress Sheryl Lee Ralph to benefit local AIDS charities.
Bennett, a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, will sing together with her mother, Jamecia Bennett, and grandmother, Ann Nesby, both of whom performed with Minneapolis vocal ensemble Sounds Of Blackness. It will be the first public performance by the three since Paris appeared on the televised talent competition.

Paris has been busy promoting her debut CD Princess P, which was released in May. The 19-year-old says she’s already looking ahead: “Now I’m in the works of starting my second album, that one being more jazz, that one being more me and simply me.”

Meanwhile, Nesby has just released her fifth solo CD, This Is Love, on the Shanachie label.

Divas Simply Singing is set for Saturday, October 6th, at the Wilshire-Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. For more information, go to


contribution from Hattie Webb

I am passing this on to you because it definitely works and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace.

Dr Phil proclaimed, “The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished.” So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn’t finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates.

You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now. Please pass this on to those whom you think might be stressed.


Black male teachers

Do you know any Black males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE? Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers and will send them to universities/colleges for 4 years FREE.
The “Call Me MISTER” program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolina’s lowest performing public schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities. The program is a collaboration between Clemson University and four historically black colleges in South Carolina: Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University.
The project provides:

Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges.
An academic support system to help assure their success.
A cohort system for social and cultural support.
Visit for more details and the online application or call (800) 640-2657.




British soul singer Joss Stone’s current CD, Introducing Joss Stone, is a chronicle of the various facets of love and life and reflects some of what the 20-year-old herself has gone through. After recovering from a broken relationship with an older music producer, Stone says that finding true love is difficult. “I do believe the music is the closest thing I’ll have to a real love, ever,” the singer told The McClatchy-Tribune.
“Love is a funny word. People throw it around a lot,” Stone explained. “If you’re going to use the word ‘love’ to me, that’s unconditional. But unfortunately the love that I’m looking for, I have not found in a human being ever.”

The pursuit of her music is enough right now, she added. “With music, it’s completely unconditional. It loves you back,” she said. “Regardless of anything you do, it’s never going to leave you. I trust it. Because I know it’ll always be there. I know it won’t let me down.”

Stone is also dealing with the fact that while her CD has received critical praise, has gone gold, and debuted on the Billboard chart at Number Two back in May, she hasn’t received much radio play. “I’m not a singles artist,” Stone explained. “I’m more of an album type. It’s a story with a beginning, middle and an end. It’s one piece of art rather than lots of pieces of art shoved into a CD.”

Stone’s vocals can currently be heard on a series of commercials for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume that star Kiera Knightley. Stone’s version of the classic “L-O-V-E” is heard in the spots.

Meanwhile, Stone is in the midst of an international tour. She performs tomorrow, October 5th, at Canada’s MacEwan Hall in Calgary, Alberta.



Mpls/St. Paul, MN (GMS) The African American Academy for Accelerated Learning (AAAL) is excited to launch the 6th Education Conference: “Celebrating Successes in Educating African American Children.” Dr. Ben Carson, MD, sponsored by Medtronic Foundation, will be featured as the keynote speaker for the opening banquet on Friday November 2, 2007 at the Double Tree Hotel in St. Louis Park, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. A Reception and book-signing will be held 5:00 – 6:45. Dr. Carson is the director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is living proof that perseverance, prayer and self-respect, combined with a devotion to acquiring knowledge, can overcome any obstacles in one’s way.



Now that Ray lead Jamie Foxx is starring in another musical biopic, The Soloist, he’s been taking violin and cello lessons. Foxx, already a pianist, has to master the stringed instruments in order to portray a musical prodigy whodevelops schizophrenia in his second year at Juilliard and ends up homeless on the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

The Soloist is based on a series of articles about Nathaniel Ayers by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez. Filming is expected to get underway in 2008.

“A guy from the L.A. Times, Steve Lopez, has a wreck on his bicycle, hears this beautiful music coming from a violin with two strings. And he sees this guy and writes a story about him,” Foxx told Jam! Hollywood. “The next thing you know they have this bond and it’s beautiful.

“When he plays, that’s how he drowns out the voices in his head,” added Foxx. “You have a voice in your head that tells you you gotta get home and clean up, or whatever. Imagine having 12 voices in your head at the same time.”

Foxx can currently be seen on the big screen in The Kingdom, a drama about government agents on a search for terrorists in the Middle East.

CLASSIC SOUL UPDATE: Chaka Khan and Quincy Jones


Vocal icon Chaka Khan’s brand-new CD Funk This! debuted at Number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. It’s the soulful singer’s highest charting album since her best-selling solo set I Feel For You peaked at Number 14 in 1984, a span of more than 20 years. Funk This! also debuted on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at Number Five, making this her best chart showing ever. Also, music impresario Quincy Jones was named an NEA Jazz Master for 2008 at a ceremony held Tuesday (October 2nd) night at New York’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at the Jazz At Lincoln Center complex. The announcement came as Dana Goia, chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, unveiled the full slate of NEA Jazz Masters for the coming year.

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In 1864, National black convention meets in Syracuse, NY.
In 1977, In Full Bloom album by Rose Royce is certified Gold.
In 1978, A Taste Of Honey album by A Taste Of Honey was certified Platinum.
In 1978, “Kiss You All Over” single by Exile is certified Gold.
In 1978, One Nation Under A Groove album by Funkadelic is certified Gold.
In 1984, Break Out album by Pointer Sisters is certified Platinum.
In 1988, The Martin L. King, Jr. Federal Building is dedicated in Atlanta, Ga. It is the first federal building in the nation to bear the name of the slain civil rights leader.
In 1990, “Make You Sweat” single by Keith Sweat is certified Gold.
In 1994, The Icon Is Love album by Barry White is released.
In 1996, “Unbreak My Heart” single by Toni Braxton is released.
In 1996, Zhane album by Zhane is certified Platinum.
In 1997, “4 Seasons of Loneliness” by Boyz II Men peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1997, Butterfly by Mariah Carey debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
In 2000, Luther Vandross joins former Arista head Clive Davis’new label, J Records
In 2003, A man attending a rap concert featuring Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Xzibit, Obie Trice, Lil’ Jon & The EastSide Boyz, and 213 is stabbed to death during the nine-hour show in Devore, California
In 2004, Mos Def performs at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Freedom Concert at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall.

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Russell Simmons, Co-Founder of Def Jam Records, Phat Farm Clothing, 50

H. Rap Brown, Civil Rights Activist, 64

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Hitch your wagon to a star. Take a seat and there you are!
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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439