StreetcredMusic...This blog has followed a quote I heard many years ago..."Sometimes you must leap first, and build your wings on the way down". From nothing it has become a blog containing dozens of Indie artists. Follow me as I introduce you to them, from the place where they breed, New York City! ....and come with us as we document it on film!!

COVER: ...Here are some badass women.

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StreetcredMusic: TBT~Funk, Then and Now. SOS Band and Tom Tom Club

Funk: a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Funk de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions used in other related genres and brings a strong rhythmic groove of a bass line played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a drummer to the foreground. Like much of African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves. Funk uses the same richly colored extended chords found in bebop jazz, such as minor chords with added sevenths and elevenths, or dominant seventh chords with altered ninths.

The S.O.S. Band, Atlanta, Ga 1977-1991 
Original lead vocal: Mary Davis

Video: Enjoy
S.O.S. Band "Just Be Good To Me"

....and today, 
Tom Tom Club: 
 ... is an American new wave band founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, both also known for being members of Talking Heads. Their best known hits include "Wordy Rappinghood", "Genius of Love", and a cover of The Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk", all released on their 1981 debut album Tom Tom Club.

Enjoy video:
Tom Tom Club "Genius of love" 

Tina Weymouth, Tom Tom Club

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StreetcredMusic: Mystery Guest, September 14th, 2018??

One of the most captivating artists you will ever see...
      Lara Bello

vocalist, artist, composer, dancer, writer, actress, ambassador of music for her homeland, Spain. PhD, activist for women. 

        enjoy this video....Beatles Classic "Michelle"

        Follow Lara:   On The Web HERE              
       Lara's Music:   Available HERE

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StreetcredMusic: Tomoko Omura & The Post Bop Gypsies

Streetcred recently shot a music video with...
 Tomoko Omura & The Post Bop Gypsies
  The band is now touring, presenting their self titled album.

I met Tomoko about two years ago. While at a gig for Yula Beeri.
The album is a mix of standards by Charlie Parker, "Monk", Charlie Chaplin, Lionel Hampton...
and two of the tunes are Tomoko's compositions. Ten tunes is all.

Tomoko, violin. Alex Goodman, guitar & George DeLancey, bass
Please enjoy this just released video: "Relaxin' At Camarillo" (Charlie Parker)

 Tomoko Omura on Facebook HERE
upcoming dates for the band..Calendar HERE

Tomoko Omura on Twitter HERE


StreetcredMusic: Two Forthcoming Divas. North and South America. Ivete Sangalo, Mariah Carey.

Please enjoy two Divas who have inspired millions of other songstresses all over the world.

The have become household names in an industry that is full of rejection.

Their talents have no match, their voices and stage presents are second to none. 

Mariah Carey & Ivete Sangalo

 Here is Ivete at MSG: The largest crowd ever for a non English speaking performer:
 Video:: Ivete Sangalo "Easy"


"Easy Like Sunday Morning" 1977, The Commodores, Motown.
    Written by Lionel Richie

Video, Here is Mariah with: "I'll Be There"

"I'll Be There" 1970, The Jackson 5, Motown.
   Written by: Berry Gordy, Bob West, 
      Willie Hutch & Hal Davis.

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StreetcredMusic: Cat Women Videos

In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods: 
They have not forgotten this.

Cat woman video HERE 

Tracy Thorne

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.”

 Cat woman video HERE

Le Meow Gin Bourgeois

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StreetcredMusic: Why I Left New York City Part Vl

  So many of the creative and talented women friends I've gained through this blog, doing shows, making videos and a film, are now gone. Like in, they left NYC. In most cases priced out, by the cost of housing.

  I asked a few of them if they would like to write about it here.
Some do, and I will be posting their words. Some will post their name, others want to do it anonymously, here's the latest in the series...

 Emily, is a friend of Streetcred for six years, 
...She came to NYC from Idaho in 2012

"Boy have I wanted to do this, how long, 4 years or so.

I want to focus on one area, being a performing musician in New York City.

It sucks. Unless you want to teach, work a day job, a service job, or as I did,

drive for Lyft. Any of the above kill your creative time and desire.

I'm greedy and wanted to earn some money performing, and step up to the next level.
Level: Living off my music alone.
I did, once I acquired a 'reliable' agent. Which required money from my pocket, which required more money coming in. So it was a war of attrition. Yes there were lots of jobs working for others, for a starvation fee.

So an all out war ensued. I lost, well, I retreated.
The enemy had too many weapons. Weather, transportation, parking, taxes,
competition, time, and corporate venues overwhelmed my emotional forces.

And, yes, I retreated. To of all places New Mexico. I was fighting a war on too many fronts.
Now, I was able to make a CD (coming at U soon)
I work for a music company, can pay my bills and still have lots of time to create for myself.

I don't miss NYC, I miss you, and a handful of others. I kept my AirTrain pass on my farewell flight from JFK.
I sleep with my windows and door open all year. I have a residency at two clubs, and write on my own scheduled.

The glitter if you will, of NYC, to me is just a reflection bouncing off the big companies and distribution moguls.
Rejection is their way of keeping control."

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Here is a link to Previous Op/Eds in this series

StreetcredMusic: The Most Beautiful Royal Women in the World, Queens.

I am lucky to be a friend of royalty. Queens, to be precise. 
Queens from different worlds.

The Queen from the land of milk and honey, the Queen Bee. 
Queen of TheHiveNYC Yula Beeri 

Video: An Oldie but Goody, from the Rock Opera "Yulix".
Produced by Yula at TheHiveNYC. The story of a fallen angel, who saves the world by spreading love and joy with her music.:  
   Video:: Enjoy, "Yulix"
Yula, Queen Bee of: The HiveNYC

 Meet the Queen of R&B...HERE: Arika Kane

Meet the Queen of Image...HERE: Olga Kuraeva

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StreetcredMusic; Introducing Adam Baker, Unfiltered

Maybe I'm an addict
No morals for me
Maybe I'm a psychopath
That you made me be

I crave for you
Down to my heels
Can't help but feel the gasp
Between my knees
My hands are petrified
From what I've put them through
In your absence I'm calling your name
Guess I’m an addicted, too,
Addicted to you. 

Video:"Polar Bear"

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 I can’t pretend I’m not disgusted
By the visions in my 
You come and go and I keep touching
the scars you left outside 
I can’t pretend 
I need protection
Wouldn’t matter if I’d try
You said 
you’d kill me if I’d leftYou
So why the fuck am I alive 

Video: "EPA"


Music: And CDs Here
Facebook page: HERE   
Youtube Page: More Music

One of my very favorite artists. I love her compositions. Her stage presence. In addition to the amazing musical sounds, the visual is so very entertaining. She's wonderful....Pete Carma.