Dionne Warwick is a legend and an inspiration. As one of the most charted vocalists of all-time, Ms. Warwick set the bar for singers, and her impact is still being felt today. From Gospel to Soul to Pop to Jazz there’s a Dionne song for us to all savor. This show will celebrate the legacy of one of music’s greatest. Join in the conversation.
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There are many things that negatively impact the cohesion of a group - money, outside influence, substance abuse, personality clashes. On this show we are revisiting group breakdowns from artists that, in their classic line up, had tremendous cultural impact. What happened? How can future artists learn from the examples? Tune in for a lively discussion.
Forty years ago four Black men released an album with yellow matching packaging. Bad Brains had been banned in DC at several locations, yet with PMA went on to inspire the world. The eponymous debut of Bad Brains wasn't the first time Black punk rockers grabbed the attention of listeners, but it was a beacon for what was to come. On this episode Queue Points is discussing "The Yellow Tape" at 40.
In looking at various Latin music year end lists, it was hard not to recognize the influence of Afro-Latin music on Pop music in 2021. That influence isn’t new, however. On this show, Bruce Phillips, a DJ whose main focus is the music of the African diaspora, will be joining us to discuss this important history. Join us as we discuss the magic of Afro-Latin music.
One of the most consequential music artists of all time, Janet Jackson is a force. With 27 Top 10 singles and seven Number 1 albums, she’s often cited as an inspiration for up and coming artists. On the eve of her two night documentary premiere, Queue Points is honoring the one and only Ms. Janet Jackson.
Have you ever been in the gym, and your song comes on? You are suddenly able to power through without any hesitation, right? It’s exhilarating! There are some musicians who have made music for the gym, and others who have made fitness part of their brand. On this episode of Queue Points, we’re discussing artists who have been on the forefront of the fitness revolution.
In this show we also remember André Leon Talley's influence on our lives, as well as share our top six hip-hop workout songs.
In the early 1980s, as hip-hop as a cultural juggernaut was taking shape, talented and diverse acts were springing up from New York City and the surrounding areas. Three acts that emerged in 1983 went on to help shape the future of the culture, by being among some of the first to crossover to mainstream Pop success. For this show we’ll honor the influence of Whodini, UTFO and The Fat Boys.
Azealia Banks' name is often synonymous with controversy, given her busy Twitter fingers. But, also, in her decade on the scene she’s made innovative and influential hip-hop and pop music. This episode, we are diving into Banks’ musical output so far and sharing some of our highlights.
So the numbers are in, and you watched over 10,000 minutes of Queue Points on Facebook! We are so grateful, and for this wrap up we decided to compile moments from your favorite shows to end 2021. Did your favorite make the list?
For the last live Queue Points this year, we were joined by L. Michael Gipson and Ann Marie "amc" Collymore of the upcoming podcast The Gipson Gazette. Michael and Ann Marie told us all about their upcoming podcast. We dove into the conversation about Black music Christmas classics. We discussed these songs, and their significance in our lives. We’ll also talked about 2021, and what we’re looking forward to in 2022.
As the year winds down, Rolling Stone has released their top 50 songs of the year. The Queue Points crew has gone through them, and we have thoughts on some of their choices. Watch this show as we review their list. What is your favorite song of 2021? Did it make the list?
Throughout history there have been musical artists who achieved what seemed impossible. After mega hits, millions of dollars made and the world at their feet, some of them experienced an intense backlash. Some careers were ruined, and some were temporarily derailed. This conversation is about some artists who fell from public grace.
We also honor singer/songwriter Blackberri who we learned is in the process of transitioning this week. We also honor the memory of Greg Tate and Robbie Shakespeare, who both passed this week.