Monday, August 15, 2011

Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Hines is not letting the fact he has Larsen's syndrome which has confined him to a wheelchair since birth stop him from doing what he loves.  He already has four records to his credit, his latest being Days To Recall released in July of this year and it's a CD chock full of songs that will make you feel as if you've just rediscovered your favorite cozy knit sweater. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Pogues are a punk/celtic band from London, England which formed in 1982. Frontman Shane MacGown left the group in 1991 due to drinking problems which sad to say is evident in most of his songs with the group. But nonetheless a lovable character just the same!  

The Pogues without Shane MacGown, a different sound altogether but still worth listening to.

Macy Gray is known for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis.  She started out writing songs to be recorded by another vocalist but when they failed to show up Macy recorded them herself.  She now has seven albums to her credit.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sacred Spirit's Yeha Noha which translated into english means wishes of happiness and prosperity, reached #1 in a number of countries including France where it spent six weeks in the #1 position.  It also reached top 20 in Billboard Hot 100 and helped Sacred Spirit to sell more than 15 million albums worldwide.   

Herbs is a reggae vocal group from New Zealand that formed in 1979.  Chris Spencer, author of Who's Who of Australian Rock described them as "New Zealand's most soulful, heartfelt and consistent contemporary musical voice". Throughout the 80's and early 90's Herbs had 10 top 20 singles hits.

The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in Soweto, South Africa. Their albums Blessed and African Spirit won Grammy awards for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively.