Honoring Black Women In Country, DJ Sir Daniel Plays the Jams and Uplifting Patrice Rushen - Queue Points Celebrates Women's History Month
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Queue Points Is Headed To Vegas For The Ambies - Tune In!!
There will be no However Comma… this week, as DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are headed to Vegas for The Ambies. Wish them luck as you know Queue Points is nominated for Best Entertainment Podcast.
Watch The Ambies Live on Amazon Music’s Twitch on Tuesday 3/7! (Click the image below) Join us on Thursday’s Queue Points as we reflect on our trip. Join us at 8PM ET on 3/9 by visiting https://qpnt.net/watchlive.
Honoring Black Women In Country For Women’s History Month
During Queue Points’ Black Country Music series, featuring Mike “Big Mike” Bryant, we took the opportunity, during two shows, to honor the contributions of Black women to the genre. During our For Love & Country episode, we discussed contemporary musicians making their mark on Country including folks like Amythyst Kiah, Mickey Guyton and others who are reshaping the landscape.
For our final episode in the series we dedicated the show to three very different albums featuring Black women that have helped to expand the genre - Tina Turner’s debut solo album “Tina Turns the Country On,” Cassandra Wilson’s “New Moon Daughter” and The War and Treaty’s “Hearts Town.”
Listen To The Albums Below
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DJ Sir Daniel Plays Jams On Latest Shuga-Honey on the Rocks
Queue Points’ DJ Sir Daniel goes hard on the latest episode of his mix show Shuga-Honey on the Rocks. Click below to listen to some music to keep you flowing during the work day, and be sure to follow him on Mixcloud to see when he goes live!
Celebrating the Legacy of Patrice Rushen
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For the main topic of the last episode, the hosts skim the very dense career of Patrice Rushen.
The two reflect on the difficult transition from Jazz to R&B, and how the Jazz world labeled Rushen a sell-out. The two draw parallels with the early years of hip hop, where artists would often be labeled a sell out if their music was picked up by a Pop audience.
During the portion of Rushen’s recording career that she’s most remembered for, she created a lot of hits. They discuss the impact of her music on hip hop through sampling - “Remind Me” being one of the duos favorites.