Solid Gold Soul

January 14, 2009

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Freddie Bell

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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Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Usher will join more than a dozen other music stars for the official kick off of Barack Obama’s presidential inaugural festivities at Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18.

The free event, which is open to the public, will also be broadcast on HBO and include 19 other performers across various musical genres, including Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder,, Heather Headley, John Legend, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Shakira, and Sheryl Crow.

Queen Latifah, along with Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III and Denzel Washington, will give historical readings at the event, which carries the official title “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.”
The celebration opens a four-day schedule of Inaugural events that will include 10 official Inaugural Balls, as well as an Inauguration-Day-eve youth concert at the Verizon Center.

A number of other music events celebrating Obama’s Inauguration are being planned to take place around Washington D.C. as well, including the Beastie Boys and Sheryl Crow headlining a “Hey, America Feels Kinda Cool Again” event on Jan. 19 at the 9:30 club; WAR and Marc Anthony appearing at the Latino Inaugural Gala at Union Station on Jan. 18; Jay-Z Jan. 19 at the Warner Theatre; and Bela Fleck and Wynton Marsalis performing at CNN’s Inaugural event on Jan. 19 at the Kennedy Center.


Just in case your invitation to the inauguration didn’t come, I thought you might like having a look at one I obtained.

Inauguration Invitation

Inauguration Invitation




In a case that has dragged on since the 1990s, an Italian court ruled that Prince’s 1994 hit “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” was plagiarized from a song by two Italian writers. However, a final ruling still has yet to take place.

For a sentence to become definitive in Italy, a “third degree” ruling is necessary and this could take several more years.

The Court of Appeals in Rome ruled that Prince’s song borrowed heavily from “Takin’ Me to Paradise,” written by Bruno Bergonzi and Michele Vicino, according to Billboard.

In the sentence handed down, Prince must stop distributing the song on Italian soil. Plus, he faces having to pay the royalties he has so far collected to Bergonzi and Vicino and their publishers, but only if a final hearing confirms the Italian songwriting duo was plagiarized.

“Our song was first released in 1983, at the height of the Italian dance boom and it appeared on assorted compilations that were distributed internationally,” Bergonzi tells “When we first heard Prince’s song we immediately took action, but this case has been dragging on for 15 years and it isn’t over yet, such is the slowness of the Italian legal system. We only decided to go public with our story now.”

The recent ruling is, in fact, an appeal against the original sentence, which, in 2003, rejected Bergonzi and Vicino’s claim. This latest ruling was actually made in December 2007 and registered on Feb. 11 last year, but Bergonzi and Vicino have only now spoken out.


Marian Robinson

Marian Robinson

The presidential transition team has announced that Barack Obama’s mother-in-law will move into the White House soon to help her family – particularly her granddaughters – settle into a new routine.

Marian Robinson, the 71-year-old mother of Michelle Obama, will stay in the White House in what’s being described by aides as a trial visit, a chance for Robinson to see if she’s ready to trade her classic Chicago bungalow for the nation’s most famous mansion, reports the Chicago Tribune.

However temporary, the living arrangement is viewed as a plus for senior advocates, who say Robinson will serve as a role model for the growing number of retirees moving in with their children and grandchildren.
Senior advocates say Robinson could show that moving into a grown child’s home does not mean surrendering one’s independence or usefulness.


Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy

A who’s who of Motown alumni returned to famed Studio A of Hitsville USA yesterday to officially kick off a year-long celebration of the label’s 50th anniversary.

The Four Tops’ Abdul “Duke” Fakir was joined by other Detroit-based Motown artists, including Bobby Rogers of the Miracles, Rosalind Ashford of Martha & the Vandellas and Rare Earth’s Gil Bridges, Funk Brothers Uriel Jones, Ivy Joe Hunter and Dennis Coffey, producer/arrangers Paul Riser and Johnny Allen, Motown manners coach Maxine Powell and songwriter Melvin Moore, according to reports.

Many will spend the week working as celebrity docents at the Motown Historical Museum, housed in the company’s original Hitsville Headquarters in midtown Detroit, as part of an In Their Own Words series.

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Jan. 13, 1869: National convention of black leaders met in Washington, D.C. Fredrick Douglass was elected president.
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Drummer Fred White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 54.

Actress Traci Bingham (“Baywatch”) is 41.

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Prayer Changes Things


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