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!!

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StreetcredMusic: Two Divas, Two Videos, Too Easy. Greta Panettieri and Ivete Sangalo

 "Easy" is a song by the Commodores for the Motown label, from their fifth studio album, Commodores. Released in March 1977, "Easy" reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, and #4 on the Billboard 100  

Released as a 45RPM record, produced by, James Anthony Carmichael

Here is a 2019 version by Greta Panettieri
         Enjoy the  Video HERE, "EASY"

Greta Panettieri web

Ivete Sangalo  Brazilian Superstar, Opened her record breaking performance at Madison Square Garden, in NYC with the tune.

From 10 years ago,  Here is the VIDEO, Ivete Sangalo, "Easy"

Ivete Sangalo, web

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StreetcredMusic: Real Divas Sing 'bout Reality

The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.

A dose of 'reality' from Bette Midler. 
The video:  "Hello In There"

Bette Midler

 A person who is very attractive but who is irresponsible in emotional relationships.
 A story or event which causes overwhelming distress.

Some overwhelming distress from Etta James.
The video: I'd Rather Be Blind 

Etta James


 Motherhood is the state or experience of having or raising a child.

A mother's words from Regina Belle.
The video: If I Could 

Regina Belle
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StreetcredMusic: Mystery Guest March 12th, 2019

This week's Mystery Guest...

Website Kayce Laine


Kayce on Facebook

                "Synth pop and 80's lovers unite!"

          Current Location:
      Influences...Lights, Imogen Heap, Debbie Gibson, Betty Who, Goldroom

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StreetcredMusic. Black History Month 2019, Marilyn McCoo

Marilyn McCoo:

She met Billy Davis, Jr. in 1966 when he established the 5th Dimension, then called The Versatiles. The rest is history.

 Video:"One Less Bell To Answer"

Marilyn and Billy Davis Jr
"One Less Bell to Answer" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Originally written in 1967 for Keely Smith, the song was rediscovered in late 1969 by Bones Howe, the producer for the 5th Dimension, and the song was included on the group's 1970 debut album for Bell Records, Portrait. Lead vocals on the single were sung by Marilyn McCoo.
"One Less Bell to Answer" was a platinum record. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, behind My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. On other US charts, it went to number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, as well as No. 4 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart.

Other Black History Month stories..HERE!

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StreetcredMusic. Black History Month 2019, Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk
So many times watching him with his amazing musicians in the small clubs in Manhattan, I never realized that he was one of the greatest pianist of jazz, cuz there were so many in his era.

Enjoy this video:"Don't Blame Me"

"Don't Blame Me" is a popular song with music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The song was part of the 1932 show Clowns in Clover and was published in 1933. Popular versions that year were recorded by Ethel Waters, Guy Lombardo, and Charles Agnew.
It was a No. 21 hit for Nat King Cole in 1948. The song received two significant "rock era" remakes: a ballad version by the Everly Brothers in 1961 which reached No. 20 on Billboard and an up-tempo version by Frank Ifield which reached No. 8 of the UK charts on 15 February 1964.

Other Black History Month articles: HERE

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StreetcredMusic: She Said~He Said. Jasmine Thompson~Joe Alterman. "You Are My Sunshine"

Music knows no gender..."You Are My Sunshine"
Another in my series She Said~He Said.

Jasmine Thompson
 Jasmine was born to a Chinese mother and English father and spent her childhood living in low-income housing. Her parents divorced early on because of her father’s alcoholism and Jasmine found herself facing the reality of a split home as a young kid, and Jasmine turned to music to get her through the hard times.

She Said: VIDEO: You Are My Sunshine

Jasmine Thompson
Jasmine on Facebook

Joe Alterman

Ramsey Lewis
The wonderful Joe Alterman, one of my favorite young pianists, came by for an afternoon visit this weekend between his shows at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago. As you can see, we managed to play some music and have quite a few laughs!

He Said:  VIDEO "You Are My Sunshine"


"You Are My Sunshine" is a popular song written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell and first recorded in 1939. It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana because of its association with Davis, a country music singer and governor of the state in the years 1944–1948 and 1960–1964.
The song has been covered numerous times — so often, in fact, that it is "one of the most commercially programmed numbers in American popular music." The song, originally country music, has "virtually lost" its original country music identity, and represents both the national flowering of country music and its eventual absorption into the mainstream of American popular culture.

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StreetcredMusic: Mystery Guest December 13th, 2018

This week's mystery guest...

 Yula Beeri...
Frontwoman for, The eXtended Family, ReAl ZeRo, and Seasonal Beast.
Musician, bassist, keys, drums. Composer, writer.

  ...born Yuli Yael Be'eri, is an Israeli composed, musician, and performer. She has been performing music in New York City for the past ten years.

Yula is the founder of the music and arts collective Yula & The eXtended Family an ever-morphing poetic tribe based in Brooklyn. The group's members not only produce music but also theater, film, photography, painting, literature, and dance.

VIDEO~~Mouth Full Of Diamonds

Yula Beeri
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StreetcredMusic; Merry Christmas Moms, With Ivete Sangalo and Gloria Estefan

My favorite Christmas tunes?
This is more like my favorite mom vocalists doing Christmas tunes.

First Ivete Sangalo 
...Who gave birth to twins this year, and mother of three.
... Ivete Sangalo was born on May 27, 1972 in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil as Ivete Maria Dias de Sangalo. She is an actress, known for Gabriela (2012), Uga Uga (2000) and Crô: O Filme (2013). She has been married to Daniel Cady since May 12, 2011. They have three children.

Enjoy this video:: Natal das Criancas (Children's Christmas)

Ivete sangalo web site


"Christmas Through Your Eyes" by Gloria Estefan is another wonderful Christmas tune written and sung by a mom. She expresses how children sometimes make we adults feel "like a kid again"

Enjoy this video of::Christmas Through Your eyes

Gloria Estefan
From #StreetcredMusic:::: Merry Christmas

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