New Music Alert! Narada Michael Walden and Cornell ‘CC’ Carter Hook Up for Hot Jam + Sargent Tucker Reshapes A Marvin Gaye Classic | LISTEN

Narada Michael Walden *Following up on his Official Indie R&B Chart #1 track, “It’s So Nice,” Cornell CC Carter is back with new music. And this time he brought his longtime friend, Grammy-winning producer Narada Michael Walden, to bring “I’d Rather Dance with You.” The song, which the pair wrote together, centers on what Soul


Jeff “Skunk” Baxter ‘My Place in the Sun’ – LISTEN

Legendary guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is having a major impact right now with his powerful new single, “My Place in the Sun.” The haunting, gripping ballad, which features the sublime lead vocals of Baxter’s onetime Doobie Brothers bandmate Michael McDonald. “My Place in the Sun” is from Baxter’s recent, first-ever solo album, Speed of Heat (BMG/Renew), a stellar


Andrew Neu ‘After Party’ – LISTEN

After PartyBy Greg Manning and Andrew NeuProduced by Greg ManningHorns and flutes arranged by Andrew NeuAndrew Neu – sax, flute Greg Manning – keys, programmingMike Stever – trumpet solo and sectionCarlyle Barriteau – guitarMel Brown – bassMarcus Finnie – drumsNick Lane – trombone The post Andrew Neu ‘After Party’ – LISTEN appeared first on Smooth Jazz


Health: FDA proposes new ban on chemicals in relaxers

By Alexa Spencer, Word in Black The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a ban on hair-straightening and smoothing products that contain cancer-causing chemicals. Black women, who are historic consumers of the hair “relaxers,” may benefit most from the new rule if it’s adopted. The ban forbids the use of formaldehyde and other formaldehyde-releasing