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Who Are Your Top 5 Live Musical Performers?

Posted in African Americans, Black Interests, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by Gary Johnson

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Answer:  “James Brown was the greatest live performer I’ve ever seen, closely followed by Prince.  My next three are Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jackson 5 and Brian Culbertson — in that order.  Period, paragraph, end of sentence.”

Gary Johnson

Founder & Publisher, Black Men In


James Brown Knees

The Godfather of Soul


The One and Only Prince


Earth, Wind & Fire

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Michael Jackson reunites with his brothers, The Jackson 5 for the Motown 25 TV Special

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Brian Culbertson

Honorable Mention – Lenny Williams

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With this song, Lenny Williams gives one of the most soulful performances ever.

Click here to watch other classic performances by Charlie Wilson, Chanté Moore, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, etc.

Larry Graham and Marcus Miller and Bootsy Collins

Posted in Black Interests, Black Men, Music with tags , , , on May 17, 2014 by Gary Johnson

This video speaks for itself.  Enjoy this “Old School Funkin’!”

The One and Only Bootsy Collins

Click here to check out Gary Johnson’s exclusive interview with Bootsy Collins.


Posted in Black Interests, Music, Music and Video Releases, Women's Interests with tags , , , on January 9, 2014 by Gary Johnson


On the heels of her funky hit single, “Nightlife” becoming a Top 5 Urban and Top 10 Commercial Pop hit in the UK and Top 20 Hot Dance Club Play on Billboard gaining international success, dance music legend and Grammy-winning pop icon, Jody Watley continues to master her career. Jody’s individuality and style in Dance and R&B music is reflected in her newly released video to her classic dance soul anthem.  The “Queen of Cool” has, again, revived the good feel of the soul in dance music with the Dave Doyle video remix to “Nightlife” which paints a picture that evokes an uplifting emotion, with the spirit of the “nightlife” and glamour of people loving to dance, get glammed up, feel the groove, and simply have fun.

“Nightlife” was shot on location at the hottest night spot in the country, Giorgio’s (named in a recent article by The NY Times as “The City of Dancing Angels”) on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.


Filmed by Steve Willis and edited by Ray Easmon of the UK, “Nightlife” features a cameo by Andy Warhol legend Joe Dallesandro, famed Giorgio’s club owner, Bryan Rabin, LA based dance crew “The Waackers” and mega choreographer Rosero McCoy (Britney Spears, Usher, America’s Best Dance Crew, Sing Off).

The Incredible Charlie Wilson

Posted in African Americans, Black America, Black Interests, Black Men, Music with tags , , , on December 24, 2013 by Gary Johnson

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Check out this emotional video looking back on Charlie’s life and musical career in honor of his 2014 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Gospel Song for his original record “If I Believe.”


Posted in African Americans, Black America, Black Interests, Black Men, Music with tags , , , , on December 24, 2012 by Gary Johnson

Charlie Wilson

Grammy-nominated RCA Records recording artist and R&B icon CHARLIE WILSON is preparing to celebrate his birthday with the release of his new, highly-anticipated album, Love, Charlie, on January 29, 2013The album will be available for pre-order at iTunes, and other leading retailers on December 11th. The first single, “My Love Is All I Have,” is already a top ten hit on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Chart.  The accompanying video for the ballad can be viewed on

The selection of songs on Love, Charlie cover the various aspects of love that people experience – from the joy of discovering it on “I Think I’m In Love,” to one’s heart speaking to another’s on the lead single, “My Love is All I Have.”  For Wilson, the love of self and faith in God is represented on “If I Believe,” his most poignant song on the album.

“The first track on Love, Charlie’ sets the tone for this project,” stated Wilson.  “As everyone knows I have not only survived some of life’s challenges, I have been triumphant and ‘If I Believe’ is my testimony which I hope will inspire others.”

Wilson, whose career began with his brothers as the incomparable and funky GAP Band, has been enjoying an extraordinary solo career which includes two Grammy nominations for each of his last two albums, Uncle Charlie and Just Charlie.  The latter release spawned the chart-topping hit “You Are” which claimed the #1 spot Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart for 13 consecutive weeks!

In addition to his success as a solo artist, Wilson has collaborated with numerous chart-topping artists and producers including Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Fantasia, T. Pain, Justin Timberlake and his recent performance on the 2012 Soul Train Awards with 2 Chainz.

With a repertoire of countless hit songs, Wilson continues to perform to sold-out audiences around the country including his critically acclaimed and heralded performance at the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.  The following quote in the New Orleans Times Picayune says it all:  “…a performance that left the Dome crying ‘Uncle.’  There’s really no other way to put it – Charlie Wilson is a force of nature.”

Click here to watch Charlie’s new video My Love Is All I Have.”

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Unsung Launches New Season featuring Sly & The Family Stone

Posted in Black Interests, Black Men, Black Men In America, Music and Video Releases with tags , , , , on June 24, 2012 by Gary Johnson

By Black Men In

One of our favorite shows on television is TV One’s award winning series “Unsung.”  This show gets better and better with every season.  If you are unfamiliar with “Unsung,” this series sheds light on some of the most influential, yet, somehow forgotten music artists of our generation.

The lineup for this season looks to be great.  If you can’t be there to watch live, set your DVR’s.  Do not miss this series.

Sly & the Family Stone (Click here to watch the Unsung episode featuring Sly & The Family Stone)
Angela Bofill (July 2)
Con Funk Shun (July 9)
Kool Moe Dee (July 16)
The Marvelettes (July 23)
Gerald Levert (July 30)
Arrested Development (Aug. 13)
Lou Rawls (Aug. 20)

Click here to visit the TV One “Unsung” official web page.

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