Solid Gold Soul

Feb 1, 2008

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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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The Barack Obama event at the Target Center, Minneapolis on Saturday is effectively sold out, but there is a waiting list for those still interested in attending. There are also a very limited number of paper tickets still available at ticket distribution locations across the state. People can add their name to a waiting list, however, there is no guarantee that anyone from the wait list will be able to attend the event, though. If you cannot get tickets to the rally, the entire event will be carried LIVE on Saturday. The free event sold out in less than 24 hours after tickets became available. In meetings I’ve attended lately, Minnesotans are talking about taking an active part in the upcoming Super Tuesday Caucus in the state. This is an intersting time in which we live. For the first time a female or a black male has a strong shot at occupying the White House. Where do you stand on the issue? Will you be a part of of shaping history?



Bill Cosby – a staunch critic of some rap music – is set to release a Hip-Hop album called State of Emergency, which will be a sanitized, issue-oriented CD. Sources told that the actor, comedian and philanthropist will address issues like proper parenting, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, Black-on-Black crime and the dropout rate in America’s high schools. Cosby’s album will not contain any profane language, nor will it offer any denigrating comments towards women. State of Emergency would be the 35th album for the legendary comedian, actor, who released his first album Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow in 1963.



Grammy Award winner Kanye West is gearing up for his Glow In The Dark tour and he announced on his blog that Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D. will be joining him as opening acts. West has consistently been a success on the road and he explained why he appears to be the exception when it comes to hip hop acts. West told, “A lot of people want to be too cool onstage. I do an hour-and-a-half with no hype man, running around onstage. The touring can only get better because the longer a song’s out, the more people get into it.”

With West, Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams on board for the tour, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if they perform as their super group, Child Rebel Soldier (CRS). The trio has only released one song so far, “Us Placers.”

No tour dates have been announced for the Glow In the Dark tour.

In related news, N.E.R.D. is working on a new album, N.3.R.D. The group plans to put it out later this year.



Sean “Diddy” Combs may already have two reality shows on MTV. He stars in Making The Band and serves as an executive producer of Run’s House. Now the mogul is getting his own Apprentice-like show on VH-1, to find a new personal assistant, according to The untitled show will follow 20 contestants as they do whatever it takes to land the job.

Open casting calls are scheduled for New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston and Miami. To find out more information and to apply please visit

In related news, so far Diddy has not launched a new Vote or Die campaign but the mogul strongly believes that the youth culture will play a strong role in deciding who the next president will be. In the past, the mogul explained: “We are the true leaders of the youth culture and we’re trying to make sure that voting is a necessity this year because ironically we will make the decision, the forgotten ones, the 40 million minorities and youth voters will make the decision on who the next President of the United States is. Mark my words.”



Talk show host Montel Williams will bid farewell to his long-running syndicated talk show. CBS Television Distribution announced Wednesday (January 30th) that the seventeenth season of The Montel Williams Show will be the last.

The Gospel Music Channel Will Air The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration


The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will premiere exclusively on Gospel Music Channel (GMC) on Saturday, February 9 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The Gospel celebration is the only Gospel event sanctioned by the National Football League for Super Bowl Weekend.

The event was seen on GMC last year and was ranked, as one of the top three must see events during the Super Bowl Weekend by USA Today. The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will be recorded live from Symphony Hall in Phoenix, AZ the site of Super Bowl XLII this Friday February 1st.

Performances at the Super Bowl Celebration will include Patti LaBelle, CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Winans, Martha Munizzi, David “Mr. Brown” Mann and the first ever NFL Players All-Star Choir. McClurkin will co-host the evening with David Mann (from Tyler Perry’s House of Pain).

Wal-Mart returns as sponsor of the GMC telecast which will have numerous encores. For more information visit

Stevie Wonder Appearing in Voting PSA Endorsing Obama


Superstar Stevie Wonder is one of the musicians who has signed on to appear in a new PSA campaign encouraging young people and underrepresented communities to vote in the California primary on February 5th. Wonder, who has endorsed presidential candidate Barack Obama and whose song “Signed Sealed Delivered” has been used at his rallies, hopes to increase voter turnout for the candidate. “It’s time to bring this country back to a good future,” says Wonder in the 45-second spot. “You’ve got a voice, you’ve got a choice. Vote for Change,” he adds, then writes out the name of his candidate, Barack Obama, in Braille.
Wonder’s video PSA appearance is the fourth in a series by Vote Hope, a new statewide political network championing democracy and justice in California.

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In 1958, Little Richard quit music at the height of his fame to attend evangelism college, where he stayed for four years.
In 1970, “I Want You Back” by the Jackson Five peaked at Number One on the pop chart.
In 1972, More than 40,000 mourners filed past Mahalia Jackson’s open coffin in Chicago’s Great Salem Baptist Church. Funeral services were held the next day. Those in attendance were Coretta Scott King, Mayor Richard Daley, and Sammy Davis, Jr., who read a telegram from President Nixon. Aretha Franklin closed things by singing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”
In 1976, “Love Rollercoaster” by the Ohio Players peaked at Number One on the pop chart.
In 1976, “Bad Luck” by the Atlanta Disco Band peaked at Number 94 on the pop chart.
In 1980, “Off The Wall” by Michael Jackson was released.
In 1981, “I Need Your Lovin'” by Teena Marie peaked at Number 37 on the pop chart.
In 1981, “Shine On” by L.T.D. peaked at Number 40 on the pop chart.
In 1983, the album Thriller by Michael Jackson was certified platinum.
In 1987, “If I Say Yes” by Five Star peaked at Number 67 on the pop chart.
In 1989, Playboy magazine hit newsstands with a photo spread of La Toya Jackson nude with snakes.
In 1993, At Super Bowl XXVII (27), Michael Jackson’s performance garners the highest ratings to date for the game’s halftime show.
In 1995, the album II by Boyz II Men was certified six times platinum.
In 1995, the album My Life by Mary J. Blige was certified platinum.
In 1995, “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan was released.
In 1996, the album The Score by the Fugees was released.
In 1997, the album Emancipation by Prince was certified platinum.
In 1998, “Together Again” by Janet Jackson peaked at Number One on the pop chart
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Ernie Banks, Baseball Hall Of Famer, 77
Justin Timberlake, singer, 27
Glynn Turman, actor (A Different World, Cooley High), 62

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Where is your faith?
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439