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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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic; Songs For Spring, In February?

2017, the warmest February in many states in the USA, no snowfall in Chicago in January
   ...or February..
      ...so let's have some tunes for Spring.

Spring brings emotions 'to the fore' sooooo...

Enjoy Video: 'Emotions' by Lucine Fyelon

Lucine Fyelon, FB page
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....and of course 5 minutes of love, from Madrid and Brazil, from Ivete Sangalo and Alehandro Sanz
    .....Spring Lovers,
    Video, Enjoy: 'Nao Me Compares' Ivete & Alehandro


Ivete Sangalo
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Did I mention it was the warmest February EVER in Chicago!!

Video:: Enjoy a  T-Bone on the South Side

                   
T-Bone Walker
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                    "In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt"

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
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Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
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Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
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Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/spring.html

Thursday

StreetcredMusic: A Virtually Unknown Event in Black History: Lillette's Rhythm Club: Then and Now

As we come to the end of Black History Month, I've saved the best for last.
I lived in Nevada for twenty years, and when I first arrived from New York City, in 1968, I was shocked to see it was as segregated as the southern states. Women, Blacks and gays were subjected to more prejudice that I had ever seen in my 24 years in New York.

That puts in prospective where Lillette's Rhythm Club fits in, not only in black history, but American history. The club/hotel/casino was established in 1945, in Reno, Sparks, Nevada. Making it the first such venue owned and operated by African-Americans...Lillette Jenkins and husband Bud Harris.

Jade Simmons  & Lillette
In Lillette's Rhythm Club: Then and Now, we get to relive some of that great era of music, and learn to respect the courage that such an undertaking needed.

                            Video: Trailer::: Enjoy Lillette & Jade

Jade Simmons will star in the upcoming show.  Jade to me, represents everything Lillette kicked in the door to let in. Talent, beauty, creativity and a set of ideals that will not be compromised.

ENJOY ::Video I made of Jade Black History Month a few years ago, Elgin, Il

 Jade, a first runner-up Miss America...world renowned concert pianists (rapper too Ha,Ha) rhythm creator, entrepreneur, emergence expert and 'speaks' to make people better...
Is again bringing to light a story of struggle and winning!

So stay tuned for this project coming at us soon...

VIDEO:::Nat King Cole's Tribute to Lillette


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StreetcredMusic; Black Music History

>>The Ink Spots were an African-American pop vocal group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s. Their unique musical style led to the R&B and Rock&Roll genres, and the subgenre doo-wop. The Ink Spots were widely accepted in both the white and black communities, largely due to the ballad style introduced to the group by lead singer Bill Kenny.
In 1989, the Ink Spots (Bill Kenny, Deek Watson, Charlie Fuqua and Hoppy Jones) were inducted into the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1999 they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame

Video::::"The Gypsy"

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The Nicholas Brothers were a team of dancing brothers, Fayard (1914–2006) and Harold(1921–2000), who performed a highly acrobatic technique known as "flash dancing". With a high level of artistry and daring innovations, they were considered by many to be the greatest tap dancers of their day. Their performance in the musical number "Jumpin' Jive" (with Cab Calloway and his orchestra) featured in the movie Stormy Weather is considered by many to be the most virtuosic dance display of all time.

Video:::Nicholas Brothers & Cab Calloway



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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: Black History Month, The Music I Grew Up With.

February, the shortest month of the year chosen by the powers/to/be as
.......Black History month. Take what you want from that.
Here is some of the music I grew up with in the South Bronx, NYC
......Enjoy!

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers:
Frankie grew up just a few blocks from me, he was a Giant to the street kids.
He fell victim to the vultures of the record industry and his addictions, which lead to his tragic end.

The Teenagers were one of only a few groups of that time to have their music played on white radio networks, and of course only in cities like NY, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.

        Video:: No 1 hit "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"

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Bo Diddley;
This video says it all: Bo: Kings of Rock & Roll 

Bo Diddley
 I am so lucky to have seen these GR8 performers in small venues in the Bronx and Harlem.
The energy they they generated at their shows was as tangible as sunlight.
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Here's a show I was at live in Vegas 1965. The greatest sounds ever made by a group of musicians...
anytime any place were made by Count Basie, and his band. Directed here by Quincy Jones, Basie at piano, and the vocalist is the man who broke the racial barrier in Las Vegas, 'Ole Blue Eyes'

   ... Enjoy the video: Basie and Sinatra at the Sands

Quincy, Basie, Sinatra

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 “I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.” -- Rosa Parks

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