Solid Gold Soul

April 17, 2009

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About Freddie Bell

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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Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is launching his new Sodapop Music record label in a partnership with Island Def Jam, which is run by his former LaFace Records partner Antonio L.A. Reid.

The first artist to be released on Sodapop is Kristinia DeBarge (pronounced kris-ti-NEE-a) of the famed DeBarge singing family. The 19-year-old entertainer is the daughter of DeBarge keyboardist and founding member James DeBarge.

Edmonds wrote and produced many of the songs on her debut album, including the current first single “Goodbye.” The singer is scheduled to shoot a video for the track in Los Angeles during the coming weeks.

Sodapop Music is a full-scale label start-up for Babyface, one of his first since LaFace Records (home of Toni Braxton, OutKast, TLC, and Usher).


Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole got candid with veteran columnist Liz Smith recently about the chemotherapy treatment she endured while simultaneously touring in support of her latest album.

“Whatever horror stories you have heard about chemo is true,” she reveals to Smith in Los Angeles Confidential magazine. “It is absolutely one of the most debilitating and difficult experiences that could ever happen to a human being.”

Cole underwent a bout of the aggressive therapy in a bid to beat hepatitis C, which the singer says she contracted through her past drug use. Instead of putting her career on hold for the treatments, Cole decided to remain on tour.

“Trying to perform was a real challenge. Just picture an IV (intravenous) hanging from a wardrobe rack in my dressing room in Japan as I tried to prepare for two shows in a night,” she said.

The chemotherapy eventually caused her kidneys to fail, and she’s now hoping for a life-saving transplant.


Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Every player, coach, manager and umpire throughout Major League Baseball wore No. 42 yesterday to honor pioneering athlete Jackie Robinson, who wore the number when he broke the sport’s color barrier on the afternoon of April 15, 1947.

A decade before Rosa Parks ignited the Montgomery bus boycott, Robinson became the first black man to play in the major leagues in the 20th century, making his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.

Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement: “April 15, 1947, is a day that resonates with history throughout Major League Baseball. With all Major League players, coaches and umpires wearing Jackie’s No. 42, we hope to demonstrate the magnitude of his impact on the game of baseball. Major League Baseball will never forget the contributions that Jackie made both on and off the field.”

Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, was on hand at New York’s new Citi Field Wednesday for the dedication of a new rotunda that bears her husband’s name.

“I’m speechless,” she told the crowd. “Jack was actually a very humble man. Some of you who are baseball fans wouldn’t believe that because you only saw him on the field arguing with umpires and trying to beat the other guys. But he was a very humble man. I think he would have been stunned by being acknowledged in this way and remembered in this way. It’s so grand and so beautiful. And the rotunda is not just a physical space but it carries with it so many memories and so many messages.”

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Apr. 15, 1960: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organized by young activists at a meeting on the Shaw University campus.
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Track star Evelyn Ashford is 52.

Actor Flex Alexander (“One on One”) is 39.

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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439