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Pioneering songwriter and producer Sylvia Moy has died in her home state of Michigan. Moy was the first woman to work as a producer for the legendary Motown Records and has been recognized for her talents behind the scene countless times. Her name might not be familiar to those outside the music industry, but her […]

The music world lost another of its bright stars in Leon Ware last Thursday, but the songwriter has left behind one of the richest legacies in the industry. As a songwriter and producer, Ware was behind some of R&B’s biggest hits and lent his pen to many a musical legend. Ware was born on February […]

Just ahead of their three night biopic mini-series on BET, beginning Tuesday night at 9 p.m., Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Ralph, Mike and Johnny of New Edition were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. These guys were such a big influence for me and my bros. So happy their finally getting their star. […]

If you live in their Philadelphia neighborhood, it’s possible you may see Aja and Fatin Dantzler going about their daily errands, picking up and dropping off their children, hanging out at a neighborhood festival or going about the business of heading to a studio or airport for their next recording session or tour. They are […]

The music world is reeling once again after news that Philadelphia soul legend Billy Paul has died. Best known for his smash hit, “Me and Mrs.…

I knew it might happen one day. I wondered what I would do when it did. Would I be among the faithful making the pilgrimage…

The music gods have blessed us. Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton two of the most soulful artists left in the game, are heading out this spring…

As responses continue to roll in to Beyoncè’s “Formation” video and Super Bowl performance, it appears that at least one person has decided to do…

R&B singer Tweet was a force to be reckoned with on the soul music scene when she dropped her debut album Southern Hummingbird back in 2002 and…

Sylvia Moy’s name might be familiar to those outside the music industry, but her creations have certainly lasted the test of time. Ms. Moy was…

Avant‘s new CD, The VIII (The Eighth) will be released next Friday, September 25th and as a treat, he is offering a discount to TJMS listeners who…

Singer Avery Sunshine is performing tonight at the Southern Heritage Classic Festival, in Memphis, Tennessee, where she’ll open for Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Johnny Gill.…