K E E P O N -K E H L A N I

The Artist Inspiring Artist Series is really just what it reads like. When we as music lovers have our playlist on random, a song comes on it hits us just right and a hook, chorus or portion of song gets so ingrained in our heads that we can’t stop looping it on repeat even after the track has elapsed. As an artist that’s the magic that makes me want to create and I am inspired, so now when it happens I will just add to this series and share it!

Keep On” by Kehlani

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Clayton Carr Capturing Moments – Tyrone Smith & Jenny Bapst

“What i like about Photographs is that they Capture a Moment that’s gone Forever, Impossible to…

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Clayton Carr Capturing Moments – Tyrone Smith & Jenny Bapst

“What i like about Photographs is that they Capture a Moment that’s gone Forever, Impossible to Reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfiled                 DOPE➴

Jenny Bapst _Tyrone Smith _Calyton Carr_music_positive_smile
Clayton Carr (@notoriousclay) captured @JennyBapst and @TyroneSmithMusic choppin’ it up about Music and Business..

“Smiling Faces” Honoring and Benefiting a Living Legend Barrett Strong – Tyrone Smith

Had a Great time playing tribute show Honoring Si Barrett Strong a true motown legend!

Great job…

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“Smiling Faces” Honoring and Benefiting a Living Legend Barrett Strong – Tyrone Smith

Had a Great time playing tribute show Honoring Si Barrett Strong a true motown legend!

Great job both Eliza Neals and Lizz Kristi!

Barrett Strong _ Tyrone Smith _ Eliza Neals _ Lizz Kristi_Benefit_The Cutting Room_Nyc_Music_Motown(For the Record, I am sitting in the picture lol)  : )

Barrett Strong was among the first artists signed to Berry Gordy‘s Motown corporation, and is the performer on the company’s first hit, “Money (That’s What I Want)“, which reached No. 2 U.S. R&B in 1960. Written by Gordy and Janie Bradford, the single was originally released on the Tamla record label, a forerunner of Motown, but was then leased to the Anna label as it was getting airplay, and it was on Anna label that it was a hit. “Money”, which gave Strong his only major hit as a vocalist,[1] was later recorded by a number of acts, including The Beatles, The Kingsmen, Richard Wylie and His Band, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Searchers, The Flying Lizards, The Sonics and Buddy Guy.

In the mid 1960s, Strong became a Motown writer lyricist, teaming with producer Norman Whitfield. Together, Strong and Whitfield wrote some of the most successful and critically acclaimed soul songs ever to be released by Motown, including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by both Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight & the Pips; “War” by Edwin Starr; “Smiling Faces Sometimes” by The Undisputed Truth; and the long line of “psychedelic soul” records by The Temptations, including “Cloud Nine“, “I Can’t Get Next to You“, “Psychedelic Shack“, “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)“, and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone“, amongst others. Strong received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1973 for “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”. Strong and Whitfield also co-wrote the ballad “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)“, a 1971 Billboard No. 1 that also marked the last Temptations single to feature charter members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams.

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”
Cecil Beaton

The quote above was introduced to me by an extremely daring and talented photographer/artist/Friend: Emily Perez 

Her work is amazing and shes definitely worth spending some time checking out, I bet you’ll LIKE it 😉   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Emily-Perez-Photography/173829321331