Solid Gold Soul

December 4, 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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Epic Records/Legacy Recordings have announced that the highly anticipated 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson’s blockbuster album Thriller will be released on February 12th, 2008. The newly expanded deluxe edition will include the original album in its entirety, as well as eight bonus tracks and a DVD featuring Jackson’s groundbreaking short films from Thriller and his Emmy-nominated performance of “Billie Jean” from the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983 TV special.

The previously unreleased material for the anniversary edition features some very special guests: a new Kanye West remix of “Billie Jean”; a 2008 version of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” with Akon and Will.I.Am; Will.I.Am remixes of “The Girl Is Mine” and “P.Y.T.”; and a rare and unreleased cut called “For All Time” from the original Thriller recording sessions, newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson.

Also included are previously unreleased tunes “Someone In The Dark” and “Carousel,” as well as Jackson’s original demo recording of “Billie Jean.”

The original Thriller, Jackson’s sixth solo album, was released on November 30, 1982. Seven of the set’s nine tracks became Top Ten singles, while the album remained the best-selling album for two years in a row. Thriller also earned Jackson seven Grammy Awards and was certified 27 times platinum for sales around the world.



Singer and songwriter Jaheim is poised to deliver his fourth solo project, titled The Makings Of A Man, on December 18th. The lead single from the set is the romantic tune “Never.”

The album is the singer’s first on the Atlantic label, and also marks the first time Jaheim has collaborated with several contributors in addition to longtime producer Kay-Gee. Lending a hand are R. Kelly, Babyface, Keyshia Cole, Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins, and Jasper Cameron.

“This is what’s so different about Makings and my previous albums,” Jaheim told “I’m not saying we didn’t have hit records before. We were doing our own thing and blessed to do that.”

Jaheim debuted in 2001 with the CD Ghetto Love, featuring the singles “Could It Be” and “Just in Case.” That was followed in 2002 by Still Ghetto, then his 2006 set Ghetto Classics. The three releases combined have sold more than 3.5 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.



Former Fugees member Wyclef Jean will release The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant on Tuesday (December 4th) via Columbia Records. Jean recently recruited the Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon for the remix of the set’s first single, “Sweetest Girl” featuring Akon and Lil Wayne. Jean recently released a video for the remix of MySpace. Jean is also currently working a street single, “Welcome to the East” featuring Sizzla and Uncle Murda. The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant will also feature guest appearances by Paul Simon, Mary J. Blige, T.I., Norah Jones, Serj Tankian of System Of A Down and Shakira.



Jewelry, furniture, costumes, stage props and other items owned by the late Luther Vandross will be auctioned off by his estate this week. Fans of the legendary singer, who died in 2005, will be able to bid on more than 1,000 items on December 5th and 6th through New Jersey auction house Dawson & Dye.

The lots up for auction include diamond-studded watches, a pair of mink-upholstered chairs, fur coats, handwritten lyrics to “Love Forgot,” designer loafers and boots, Lalique crystal vases, and even the green thermoses Vandross sipped tea from during his concerts. Also up for sale are costumes and props from his tours and memorabilia from his long career, including record sales certification plaques.

The items come from Vandross’ former homes in Beverly Hills, New York City, and Greenwich, Connecticut.

The collection, titled “Elegance On Stage, Elegance In Life” is valued at between $600,000 and $800,000, according to John Nye, of the Morris Plains, New Jersey-based auction house, Dawson & Nye.

To see and bid on the collection, go to



Three of the four young men arrested in the murder of NFL star Sean Taylor were ordered held without bond on murder charges on Saturday (December 1st). Suspects Venjah Hunte, who is 20, 17-year-old Eric Rivera, and 18-year-old Charles Wardlow, made preliminary appearances in a Florida state court in Fort Myers.

“They are charged with first-degree felony murder, home invasion and burglary,” Wardlow’s attorney, John E. Evans III, told AP. Evans said his client will likely be returned to the Miami area, where Taylor was shot.

The fourth man arrested in the murder, Jason Scott Mitchell, who is 19, was not at the hearing but is expected to face the same charges.

Taylor, a Washington Redskins safety, died early Tuesday (November 27th) after being shot in his suburban Miami home early Monday. The 24-year-old had been shot in the groin, damaging his femoral artery and leading to significant blood loss.



Will Smith told 60 Minutes in an episode , “I’ve never viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. Where I excel is with (a) ridiculous, sickening work ethic.” The 39-year-old actor — who has three films coming out next year — elaborated, saying, “While the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working. While the other guy’s eating, I’m working. While the other guy’s making love, I mean, I’m making love, too, but I’m working really hard at it!”



Talk show host Montel Williams is apologizing for a confrontation with a group of reporters, in which he allegedly threatened them. Williams was in Savannah, Georgia, on Friday (November 30th) to promote a program that gives free prescriptions to low-income people. When one newspaper reporter asked whether pharmaceutical companies would continue to do research if their profits were limited, Williams grew angry and cut the interview short. When reporters from the Savannah Morning-News returned to the hotel later for an unrelated assignment, Williams approached the one who had posed the earlier question– a high school intern — and reportedly went on a tirade.

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In 1843, The Society Of Colored People In Baltimore is the first black Catholic association to have its documentation preserved in a notebook.
In 1847, Frederick Douglass, along with Martin R. Delaney, start The North Star, an anti-slavery paper.
In 1864, Twenty-fifth Corps, the largest all-black unit in the history of the U.S. Army, is established in Army of the James in Virginia.
In 1866, John S. Rock, lawyer and the first black to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, dies.
In 1951, President Truman names a committee to monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions in U.S. government contracts and sub-contracts.
In 1964, J. Raymond Jones is elected leader of the New York City Democratic organization (Tammany Hall).
In 1966, Ray Charles is convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana, given a five-year suspended sentence, and fined $10,000.
In 1968, the Aretha Now album by Aretha Franklin is certified gold.
In 1968, the “Girl Watcher” single by the O’Kaysions is certified gold.
In 1981, the Something Special album by Kool & the Gang is certified gold.
In 1984, the It’s Your Night album by James Ingram is certified gold.
In 1985, the Color Of Success album by Morris Day is certified gold.
In 1991, the “Can’t Truss It” single by Public Enemy is certified gold.
In 1991, the “Oochie Coochie” single by MC Brains is released.
In 1992, Stevie Wonder is given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy Of Songwriters.
In 1993, the Music Box album by Mariah Carey is certified triple platinum.
In 1993, Toni Braxton’s self-titled album is certified double platinum.
In 1993, the “Will You Be There?” single by Michael Jackson is certified gold.
In 1994, “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart and stays there for six weeks.
In 1996, the “Falling” single by Montell Jordan is certified gold.
In 1997, the My Way album by Usher is certified platinum.
In 1998, the I Know album by Luther Vandross is certified gold.
In 1999, the Rainbow album by Mariah Carey is certified gold, platinum, and triple platinum.
In 2003, Murder Inc. Records, home to multi- platinum artists such as Ja Rule and Ashanti, changes its name to “The Inc.”

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Montell Jordan, R&B singer, 39

Trina (Katrina Taylor), rapper, 29

Malinda Williams, actress (Idlewild, Soul Food, The Wood), 32

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Prayer and prosperity are opposite ends of the same coin.
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