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50 Years of Friendship

I’ve been knowing Al-Malik over 50 yrs. and we still adore each other; always and forever. He drove over an hour or more just to spend less than an hour with me. That’s a genuine friend for yah!

Flashing Back to the Beach!

Week before last, I had the pleasure of going to the beach with my daughter and family . I had the best time because I haven’t been to a beach to relax in 15 yrs.. It was so exciting to me !

I Love My Ladies

This past week-end was so great. I had the chance to see some of my dearest friends. I had such a great time in Md. Love you ladies!.

Crown Plaza Hotel in Johannesburg

Checking in @ the beautiful Crown Plaza Hotel in Johannesburg; the people are so kind and the weather is.  We have the rest of the day off and tomorrow.  I’m going to the market!!!...

On My Way To Milan

I’m on our tour bus , on our way to Milan, Italy, leaving Prague. As much as I’ve been threw the Alps, I never forget it’s beauty ; I’m fascinated over how massive these Mountains are. I love trying to take photos while traveling on the bus, of sites I’d like to share with others....

Soul Train Q&A

Martha High Interview ORIGINAL SOURCE: SoulTrain   “Goddess of Soul” Martha High was the longest-running female vocalist in James Brown’s band—36 years to be exact—but she had a career in music before that. Originally from Washington, D.C., she sang with a local group managed by rock and roll pioneer Bo Diddley before becoming a part of the Four Jewels, who had quite a few hit singles. High later worked with other big names in the music industry such as B.B. King, Little Richard, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations. But it was when she connected with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, that her career took off. In this interview, High, who currently performs solo, discusses her early career and her illustrious journey with Brown and other highlights of her career. SoulTrain.com:  Ms. High, I have to say you have one of the greatest voices in music. Did you get your start singing in church? Martha High: Yes, I was brought up in the church. I went to Mount Airy Baptist Church. SoulTrain.com: Who were your musical influences? Martha High: Baby Washington, Maxine Brown, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Etta James. I was fascinated with their music. Then there were Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle. They both have that soulful, funky kind of thing and are real strong singers. SoulTrain.com:  What was your first experience singing professionally? Martha High:  When I attended Roosevelt High School, I put some groups together and sang alongside Marvin Gaye’s sister Zeola and Yvonne Smith. We sang at school concerts, sock hops and local talent shows. SoulTrain.com: It was around that time that Bo Diddley...