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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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: The Queen Abdicates, Long Live The Queen

The Queen of Rhythm and Blues for the last three decades, is saying farewell.


Anita Baker has announced a farewell tour in 2018.

 Anita started her career in the late 1970's with a band called Chapter 8.

Her first two solo albums were, The Songstress, 1983 & Rapture in 1986 which went Platinum.
It will be hard to find a woman vocalist to bring the emotion along with the melodies and universal lyrics of love she gave us.

Enjoy her video: "Giving You The Best That I've Got"

Anita Baker: TOUR DATES HERE

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Long live the new Queen, Arika Kane. The BSE Records star has just released her latest single.
Love Makes A Woman.

Arika: web site
   In 2010 Arika Kane released her self-titled Album, which became an international hit. With songs like “Here With Me“, “4 The Lovers”, “Bcuz I Luv U” and “Make It. All of which were featured on various VH1, BET and MTV Programing.

Arika’s songs debuted and had success on the Billboard Sales, Airplay and Hot
100 Charts.

Enjoy Arika's latest single & Video::::"Love Makes A Woman"

....and a tip of the hat to Arika for being a friend and supporter of this blog:

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Saturday

StreetcredMusic. Saturday Night...Live. Before We Had Cell Phones.

  Saturday night was a big deal when I was young. It was a Monday to Friday world, a 9 to 5 work week. Thus Saturday was the time to get out, a full 24 hours of free time... and since everyone got paid every Friday, well enough said.

In the mid 1950's as a young teen, we from the Bronx would travel to the Brooklyn Paramount. The mecca of Inner City Rock 'n Roll. Alan Freed would put together shows that ran from noon to midnight, not every weekend, but often enough. There would be 8 or 10 performers involved, they would each perform at every show, a new show started every 2 hours. Yeah, six shows a day.

Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, BUT the girl groups would always steal the show.

 

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We had nothing to entertain us but live shows and radio. TV was in it's infancy, no cell phones, no video games, nothing streaming. So we got together, all nationalities all colors and we rode the subway (for a nickel) from The Bronx, to Brooklyn. Our reward was getting to see the original tunes by the original artists, the African Americans, before the white artist covered them and got ALL the air play. Saturday's in the 1950's looked something like this~

Enjoy: A Joe Turner Video: 
                    "Shake Rattle & Roll"

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The girl groups pretty much took over in the early 1960's at the shows....the music took a turn toward sassy, sexy, vocalists. There is so little footage available of them. Hope you enjoy this one~
A music video 20 years ahead of it's time.

Enjoy: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 
                 "Nowhere To Run" 

 
...we had so much fun traveling together to the shows in NYC, I just scratch my head when I move through the city now...


 Here's a GR8 video also from the sixties, Enjoy~~

Enjoy: The Shirelles
              "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"

 
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StreetcredMusic: Olga Kuraeva, Dance

Dancers use their bodies as finely-tuned instruments, communicating thoughts and feelings through movement. As Olga Kuraeva explains, to her, dance is “neither a philosophy nor a job” but a means of expressing emotion.

Kuraeva dances with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, one of the oldest schools for classical ballet training. The intensive time and effort that has gone into her development as both an artist and dancer is highly apparent in the breathtaking composites that capture Kuraeva in motion.

Olga Kuraeva
VIDEO: Olga Kuraeva: "I've Never Met Them"

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 “I am not an actress. If I am not going through a certain emotion, I won't be able to express it through dance. It doesn't matter if I dance well or not – the most important thing is that I am real.”

VIDEO: Olga Kuraeva: Improv: Contemporary Ballet Nano Tribute Music




Instagram:: @kuraevaolga

She Expresses Raw Emotions through Portraits of Delicate Dance Movements




Olga Kuraeva


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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic: Fiddlers Three. Tania Vinokur, Lucine Fyelon, and Lisa Batiashvili.

Three of my favorite musicians, for your listening pleasure.
Three of the very best at what they do, spread love.

Tania Vinokur 
Tania Vinokur
Enjoy her video>   Times of Israel Gala

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Lisa Batiashvili
Lisa Batiashivli
Enjoy her video> Concerto Pour Violon #1 by Chostakovitch

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Lucine Fyelon 
Lucine Fyelon
Enjoy her video> (Don't be scared)



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Saturday

StreetcredMusic: Pianos 4A Snowy Day: Cezara, Jazz Man, Champian & Jade

Happy whatever holiday you celebrate, and best wishes to all my Atheist friends. 
Here are some GR8, piano pieces for you from some of my friends....

From Romania: Cezara Lucia Vladescu 
 Enjoy: "Songs For Dodo"
     
                         
From Atlanta, Ga. Joe Alterman 
 Enjoy: "Gaslight"  

                         
From Houston, Tx. Jade Simmons 
 Enjoy: "Boss's Nova"

                              

From Soonerville. Champian Fulton
 Enjoy: "Day In Day Out"

 

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That's it for now. Have a great, safe winter.......
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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic: Photo of the Year: 2017. The Winner Is....

Here are the photos I have selected for 2017 to be in the running for "Photo of the Year"

I put them on a video roll.

Enjoy!!VIDEO: Best of 2017
                              
                              
   
The 2017 Winner is::: Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn
It was the first time I met Amy Lynn. Her show and her band were terrific. It was a crisp autumn night in New York City. What a great vocalist she is!

Enjoy this video from Amy Lynn & The Honey Men. VIDEO HERE



Here is the 2016 winner>>

The Original Pianowomen Tessa Djar Kayce Laine & Erin Pellnat
 Watch the #Pianowomen videos HERE::::3GR8 videos

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Thursday

StreetcredMusic: A Review. 'Christmas With Champian' An Album by Champian Fulton.

A Christmas album, done to perfection. "Christmas With Champian" is now my holiday album.
Listening to it in October, with it's scheduled released to be November 3d, I am already in a holiday mood.
Champian's musical and vocal talents allow her to be intimate with the soft, tender Christmas classics and bright with a wintry swing on the upbeat holiday tunes.

Album intro~Video
  Usually I pick a song or two from an album to make the review concise, that's difficult here.
Let's start with the first tune White Christmas. Champian sweetly swings this all time classic to the degree it will stay in your head for hours, it did mine. From here on this is my 'go to' version of the tune.

The classic I'll Be Home For Christmas written for the troops in WWII, who belonged home in America, is done to a 'T'. Champian makes one think of all who should be with us but are not. And yet, it's done in a way more nostalgic than one of regret.


Champian's web site
I can not think of anyone today who does more to preserve the American classics than Champian.
As a musician and a vocalist, she takes the tunes of the masters and brings them to life today.
And she does it with such a grace and 'swing' it seems like she has been doing it since birth...
Oh wait, she has. (Ah haha)

Champian with Clark Terry, 1997.
Mel Torme, Bob Wells and Nat King Cole would stand and applaud the touch Champian puts on the evergreen they gave us, again during WWII, "The Christmas Song"

Two instrumentals on the work are "Christmas Time Is Here" and "A Child Is Born".
Both are terrific arrangements, featuring not only Champian, but, some exceptional horn work by Stephen Fulton, with Fukushi Tainaka, on drums and David Williams on bass.

I know all you jazz and Champian fans out there have the Christmas albums from Bing, Ella, Oscar P and Brubeck, right? So now you can add a glimmering new cosmopolitan take on the Christmas season.
Thirteen classics in all, a marvelous work. So "make your spirits bright" with Champian.

"Christmas With Champian" will add a very nice touch to that library. It will be available everywhere November 3d!

Follow: Champian: Web Site 
              Champian: Twitter

  
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Sunday

StreetcredMusic: Crossover. Hip Hop/Classical/Jazz, Lucine Fyelon, Jade Simmons and Cezara Lucia Vladescu

>Not many make this all work. I am fortunate to know some of the inspirational women who do.

Classically trained and confident in their abilities, they step out. And boy do they make it work.
Everything they do with their music is enjoyable. Whatever your mood, somewhere in their compositions they will strike it. Enjoy!

Lucine Fyelon

Lucine comes from a family of classically trained musicians. Her mother is a concert pianist and father is a violinist. Lucine was 5 years old when she started playing the violin. At the age of 6 she got accepted into the most prestigious music school named after Tchaikovsky in Armenia.  Lucine won scholarships to attend Cal State Northridge majoring in violin performance and later received her Master's degree from UCLA as a double major in opera and violin performance.

Video:: Lucine: Be Alright
Lucine Fyelon: on Facebook
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Jade Simmons

... is an American classical concert pianist, author, arts presenter, lecturer, and arts entrepreneur branded by the Washington Post as "A clear, powerful pianist with a magnetic personality...worth seeing any time." Simmons was crowned Miss Chicago and Miss Illinois in 1999 and was named first runner-up at the Miss America 2000 pageant.

Video:: Jade: Didn't You Know Beethoven Was Black

Jade Simmons web site
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Cezara Lucia Vladescu

...Only eight years old, Cezara-Lucia Vlădescu was awarded with the Prize of the Romanian Musical Critics Union.
 Her concerts and recitals have brought her notable reviews in countries all across Europe, Brazil and America. Her activities also include innumerable radio recordings and CDs in Romania and Germany. 
In July 2012 she won the Public Prize at the Montreux Jazz Competition.
Her first Jazz CD “songs for dodo” including own solo works for piano was released in January 2013.


  ... Enjoy the 'Missing Link'  Video. Between Classic/Jazz/Rock, Cezara Lucia Vladescu EPA

Cezara Lucia: get her music HERE



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