Pop Culture History

100th Post!

Posted by admin on December 16, 2008 in Blog Pop Culture History Rockstar Musings 10 Comments

*Balloons, Confetti, Whistles Applause* In celebration of my 100th post, I’m just going to relax and listen to some of my favorite soulful, sexy, singers of the opposite sex. Join me in celebration. Teddy Pendergrass Keite Young Stevie Wonder Bilal Oliver Rahsaan Patterson

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What Difference A Day Makes

Posted by admin on December 12, 2008 in Blog Pop Culture History 8 Comments

I went to see Cadillac Records last weekend and I just loved the movie. I didn’t know a lot about Muddy Waters, played by Jeffrey Wright, so it was nice to learn about him. Jeffrey Wright did an amazing job as usual, he’s one of my favorite actors. Even Gabrielle Union did a pretty good

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The Funktresses!

Posted by admin on December 5, 2008 in Blog Pop Culture History 9 Comments

As promised I am delivering a post about the women of funk music. Funk music is the music I remember around the house as a little girl in the 70’s. That’s right I said the 70’s you wanna make something of it? It had heavy bass guitar sounds, organ bangs, lots of “owwws,” “yowwws,” “eewwws,”

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“Oh yes, you know her sister is…”

Posted by admin on December 1, 2008 in Blog Pop Culture History 12 Comments

A while back I did a post about Solange Knowles making a valiant attempt at stardom despite her sister, Beyonce’s, super stardom. Off the top of our heads, Solange, Ashley Simpson (Jessica Simpson’s Sis), Haylie Duff (Hillary Duff’s sis), and maybe even Kelly Rowland (Beyonce’s Play-play sis) come to mind when we think of struggling

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Beverly Johnson

Posted by admin on November 25, 2008 in Blog Pop Culture History 7 Comments

Before Naomi Campbell bashed her first assistant, before Tyra Banks donned her first lace front, before Roshumba graced us with her natural, and before models like Veronica Webb, Rihanna , and Iman (yes, even Iman), we had Beverly Johnson. She was the first African American Supermodel to grace Vogue Magazine. Her work paved the way

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Dorothy Dandridge

Posted by admin on November 10, 2008 in Blog Pop Culture History 6 Comments

Her birthday was yesterday, but I missed it. I am going to do my tribute to her now. Her spirit must be very very strong around this time of year because I had no idea it was her birthday, but I felt compelled to do a tribute to her about 4 days ago. Did you

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Nona Hendryx

Posted by admin on November 6, 2008 in Blog Pop Culture History 3 Comments

Many of you may know Patti Labelle and are very familiar with her long career. How many of you know about Nona Hendryx? She was a band member with Patti Labelle back when they were the Bluebelles and then again when they were LaBelle. Eventually they all went out on their own and Nona had

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