Solid Gold Soul
December 19, 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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KARRINE STEFFANS INKS RECORD DEAL WITH EDDIE MURPHY?
Karrine “Superhead” Steffans has been linked to several rappers in the past including DMX, Ja Rule, Kool G Rap, Jay-Z, and others. Now the best-selling author is allegedly ready to try her hand at rapping. Allhiphop.com reports that Steffans will be the flagship artist for Eddie Murphy’s new record label, Murphy Entertainment.
Steffans has denied the initial reports. In an email to SOHH.com, Steffans wrote, “I don’t sing or rap or anything.”
The author also denied reports that she’s been dating Sean Kingston. She said, “I heard that I was dating Sean Kingston, too. Nah. No deal.”
Steffans penned the best-selling tell-all Confessions of a Video Vixen.
The author-turned rapper released a mix tape earlier this year which featured a freestyle verse.
USHER HOSTING CONCERTS AT NHL ALL STAR WEEKEND
Usher has partnered with the National Hockey League to host two benefit performances during the 2008 NHL All- Star Weekend in Atlanta. The move should bring more African American fans to the sport of ice hockey.
The performances will feature Grammy Award-winner Wyclef Jean and platinum recording act the Jonas Brothers. Proceeds from the events will go toward Usher’s New Look Foundation.
Jean will headline a show January 28th at The Tabernacle, while the Jonas Brothers will headline the Verizon Wireless / NHL Rockin’ Skate 2008, with details to be announced later.
Usher will host both events.
In all, the league plans 18 to 20 events for the four-day All-Star weekend, starting on January 24th.
ALICIA AMONG THOSE TO BE HONORED
Singer Alicia Keys will be among the honorees at the 2008 BET Honors, set for next month. The inaugural event, to be presented January 12th in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to recognizing the achievements and contributions of distinguished African American leaders in their fields. Besides Keys, honorees will include model and media mogul Tyra Banks, educator and author Dr. Cornel West, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, corporate executive Richard Parsons and entrepreneur Janice Bryant Howroyd.
SONGWRITING DUO INTO THE HALL OF FAME
GAMBLE & HUFF TO GET ROCK HALL INDUCTION
Songwriter-producers Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff, responsible for the influential “Sound Of Philadelphia” brand of pop soul, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as the first recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award, named for the late co-founder of Atlantic Records.
Gamble and Huff founded Philadelphia International Records and introduced such artists as Teddy Pendergrass, the O’Jays, and Billy Paul to pop music during the 1970s. They celebrated their 45th anniversary as partners this past year, and recently announced a new licensing agreement of their catalog with Sony/BMG.
The duo released a joint statement on Monday (December 17th). It reads: “We are extremely happy and appreciative of this honor. We have always wanted to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and wholeheartedly thank the foundation for this prestigious induction. We are especially excited about being the first inductees under the newly named Ahmet Ertegun Award. Moreover, the timing couldn’t be better as we celebrate a 45-year creative vision that has impacted people and music all over the world including the music of Rock and Roll.”
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will take place March 10th at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
In 1852, George H. White is born. In 1896, he becomes the only African-American member of the U.S. House Of Representatives, and the first member to introduce an anti-lynching bill.
In 1865, The 13th Amendment is ratified, ensuring “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist in the U.S.”
In 1946, South African anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko is born.
In 1970, The Supremes, the Temptations, and Stevie Wonder guest-star on Smokey Robinson’s TV special on ABC.
In 1971, People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) is founded at a meeting in Chicago by the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
In 1973, “Space Race” by Billy Preston is certified gold.
In 1974, the New & Improved album by the Spinners is certified gold.
In 1974, “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” by Barry White is certified gold.
In 1976, “Don’t Take Away The Music” by Tavares peaks at Number 34 on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People is certified gold.
In 1978, “I Love The Night Life” by Alicia Bridges is certified gold.
In 1982, “On The Wings Of Love” by Jeffrey Osbourne peaks at Number 29 on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, the I Feel For You album by Chaka Khan is certified platinum.
In 1989, Ernest Dickerson wins the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography for the Spike Lee movie Do The Right Thing.
In 1990, the Ain’t No Shame In My Game album by Candyman is certified gold, on the same day that “Knockin’ Boots” is certified platinum.
In 1990, the Poison album by Bell Biv Devoe is certified triple platinum.
In 1995, the Cooleyhighharmony album by Boyz II Men is certified nine times platinum.
In 1995, the Design Of A Decade album by Janet Jackson is certified gold, platinum, and double platinum.
In 1995, the II album by Boyz II Men is certified 11 times platinum.
In 1996, the Michael Jackson video collection Dangerous – The Short Films is certified double platinum.
In 1996, the school board in Oakland, California, becomes the first in the nation to recognize black English — otherwise known as Ebonics — as a separate language, not as a dialect or slang.
In 1998, the My Love Is Your Love album by Whitney Houston is certified gold and platinum.
In 1998, a federal judge orders former Temptation Dennis Edwards to stop performing under the group’s name.
In 1999, “What A Girl Wants” by Christina Aguilera is released on her 19th birthday.
In 2001, Nas releases his fifth album, Stillmatic.
In 2003, Trick Daddy avoids jail time in two separate cases by pleading guilty to several weapons and drug charges.
T.K. Carter, actor (The Corner, The Steve Harvey Show), 51
DMX (Earl Simmons), rapper and actor (Exit Wounds, Romeo Must Die), 37
Roger E. Mosley, actor (Magnum P.I., Letters From A Killer), 69
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Contact InformationFreddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439