No Pain, No Gain

No pain, no gain  Ms. Betty you are  So correct with  Your flight  You are a trailblazer  You flew so far  In life   As you would leave  Your light  In your listeners Dark thoughts  Your artistry shimmered   Through your songwriting   That was intricately laced Resonating with your  Soulful  gospel vocals   Enjoyous to our ears  To … More No Pain, No Gain

Unforgettable

When she sang Her melody reminded you of What love really is with songs like, I’ve Got Love On My Mind, This Will Be, Our Love, Mr. Melody, Just Can’t Stay Away, Her rhythm and blues mixed with Paternal jazz influence Her aura, Strength, Beauty, Her voice, Ms. Natalie Cole you are unforgettable. By Toyhoney

Sir Langston

His words were deep like the river Spoken from his life experience He was more than a man who Could write poetry well He was an artist, Playwright, Songwriter, Author, Musician, Scholar. Never afraid to express his opinion Through his art And through his art the beauty and reality Of so many topics were revealed … More Sir Langston

The Funk Master

In 1977 in Dayton,Ohio A new type of funk music was born in a Group called Zapp, Roger Troutman was the frontman. He was on the mic playing the guitar Or the keyboard singing And speaking through his infamous Talk box. Everywhere the band played from Montreal to Detroit the crowd went Wild on Computer … More The Funk Master

Teddy’s Swing

He fused the music of R&B,gospel, Jazz and Hip Hop and called it New Jack Swing Harlem is his home from the church he Developed his love for music to St. Nicholas, To The Rooftop Jam for me Teddy on those keys You play soulfully Play your Harlem Swing Goodbye Love, Tell Me What You … More Teddy’s Swing

Mr. Swing

His talent and music genius is Unrecognized, Unique, And unsung. Born from the gospel roots of Virginia Where he learned to sing and Play the piano among other Instruments As he grew older he honed Those blessed gifts Became a member of a group Dubbed “The Bad Boys of R&B” Everyone wanted to sing to … More Mr. Swing

Maestro of Love

Love was his melody It was a beautiful life subject That he knew so well Born in the south and grew up in South Central Love was the song that was sung through His bass baritone voice Through his music marriages were saved And babies were made Do you remember his Love’s Theme His vow … More Maestro of Love

The Queen of Soul

It’s quite amazing How you made Others feel The passion in your music Your gratuitous samples Of heartfelt soul Was like an interjection From a long difficult day The respect I give To your voice and words Only to a queen On a throne that was supported By devotion And her timeless music The pain … More The Queen of Soul