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  • Remembering Melanie Thornton 5:11:24 7.28 PM

    11 MAG 2024 · Podcast vocals: By Gail Nobles Aaliyah wasn't the only one that died in a plane crash in 2001. I remember another singer being pronounced dead in a plane crash in 2001 named Melanie Thornton. She sang the song titled Love How You Love Me. On the night of November 24, 2001. Thornton was one of the 24 people who died in the plane crash of Crossair Flight 3597 near Zürich Switzerland at the age of 34. The main cause of the accident was the Captain descending the plane too early causing it to crash into a forest area when it got too close to the ground. Thornton had given a performance in Leipzig and two hours later she took the flight from Berlin to Zürich for upcoming radio and TV appearances (among others, the broadcast Die Bar on TV3, which was cancelled) to promote her new single "Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming)" (a Christmas ballad recorded for a German Coca-Cola TV commercial) and her album Ready to Fly. Thornton was laid to final rest in her native South Carolina, at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina. Melanie Thornton was the lead singer of the Eurodance group La Bouche from 1994 to 2000, alongside American rapper and backing vocalist Lane McCray. Their two most successful singles, "Sweet Dreams" and "Be My Lover", were released in 1994 and 1995 respectively. After leaving the group, Thornton began a solo career and found success primarily in European countries before her death in 2001. Her solo songs include "Love How You Love Me", "Heartbeat", "Makin' Oooh Oooh (Talking About Love)" and "Wonderful Dream (Holidays are Coming)". I’m Gail Nobles. You’re listening to The Cat Bear. Today’s topic: Melanie Thornton. Rest In Peace.
    2 min. 49 sec.
  • Jimmy Red Panda 4:27:24 6.00 PM

    27 APR 2024 · Story: Jimmy Red Panda Story written by: Gail Nobles ©️2024 Lyrics by: Gail Nobles Art by: Gail Nobles Background music: Usage: Standard License There was a man whose name was Jimmy Panda. He was a tall and big man who people called the Cat Bear. Some called him the Red Panda. He sat down on a bar stool to shorten his height and smoked a cherry cigar to talk to women. The women felt that they needed a ladder to hug him when he stood.  Jimmy lived in the days of Music’s Great Depression. Nobody was singing about love, and he would often dream about love. Jimmy was a playboy up and down the street going from house to house, but he was not happy. He didn’t know what love was until he met a girl named Marha. Jimmy’s mother and father would often worry about him being a wild guy running around. They thought someone would kill him. But when Jimmy met Martha, he married her and decided to settle down. He never returned to that lifestyle again. Jimmy became more interested in music and wanted to start a business. The Red Panda brought real music to bars and clubs. He told his story how he fell in love. He would sing a special song. He had everyone singing along. Jimmy got his own show and invited talented people to perform. He had it put on the air from his own home and brought back the music of love.  Jimmy: I'm Jimmy Red Panda, and you’re listening to the Cat Bear. 
    2 min. 33 sec.
  • Iam Tongi 4:7:24 10.20 PM

    8 APR 2024 · Intro by: Gail Nobles Story by: Gail Nobles Photo: - Own work Usage: Wikipedia Tonight on American Idol, I saw an interesting musical artist named Iam Tongi. He has a beautiful voice and beautiful song titled Why Kiki. It was released in 2023 of September. He has a music video out for the song. You can see it on YouTube. You can also hear his music on Spotify.  Iam Tongi won season 21 of American Idol. He is the first person from Hawaii. The first Pacific Islander and the first non-country singer in three years to win the competition. Tongi deserves it all. He is a great singer. You can feel him when he sings his songs. So check out Iam Tongi today if you haven't already. Check out his single Why Kiki. I'm Gil Nobles, and you're listening to the Cat Bear.
    1 min. 51 sec.
  • Aaliyah Stayed In Her Own Lane 4:6:24 7.15 PM

    6 APR 2024 · Music and Vocals by: Gail Nobles Cover art by: Gail Nobles Interlude written by: Gail Nobles Interlude: Aaliyah Stayed In Her Own Lane Aaliyah stayed in her own lane. She was hot like fire in full speed. Aaliyah was in the lead. She seems timeless without end. Whisper: Ya'll hear that?
    38 sec.
  • Aaliyah-Turn the Page 4:6:24 12.48 AM

    6 APR 2024 · Story by: Gail Nobles Podcast intro: Gail Nobles Photo: This file is licensed under the license. Wikipedia  Today's topic: Aaliyah:Turn The Page. The song Turn The Page by Aaliyah is track three on Music of the Heart (The Album) produced by  Guy Roche. It was released in 1999. The song brings old memories to my mind. Aaliyah sung these words in the lyrics: What would I do if some strange morning I opened up my eyes to find you gone? I can't imagine how I would survive it. I'll find another reason to go on…. When I look back, you're everywhere. Turn the page, you were there.  When Aaliyah asked the question ‘what would I do to find you gone’,  those are words I always found myself asking about someone. I couldn't imagine how I would survive it, and I guess I found a reason to go on. Aaliyah has done a great job singing the song Turn the Page, and it's a great song a song with meaning and feeling.  There were many nights and many mornings I had to turn the page to another chapter without that special someone but still intact in my heart. God answered every prayer. He showed me what was still there.  Turn the page comes from the soundtrack of the film Music of the Heart. You can hear the song on YouTube. Turn the Page by Aaliyah.  I'm Gail Nobles.
    2 min. 30 sec.
  • Sam Smith-Diamonds 4:1:24 9.26 PM

    2 APR 2024 · Song by: Sam Smith Song written by: Sam Smith Intro by: Gail Nobles  Photo: - Own  Usage: Wikipedia  “Diamonds" is a song by English singer Sam Smith, released through Capitol Records on the 18th of September 2020 as the second single from their third studio album, Love Goes. The song was written by Sam Smith with its producers Shellback and Oscar Görres. A remix of the song by English DJ Joel Corry and an acoustic version were released on the 9th of October 2020. The song’s peak position was #39 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.  I like the beat of the song and it's bass. It's a good song to dance to. I also like the sound of the guitar. The song Diamonds peaked at number one on the US Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart. I’m Gail Nobles and you’re listening to The Cat Bear.
    1 min. 37 sec.
  • Janet Jackson-Groove 3:10:24 1.33 PM

    10 MAR 2024 · CB NEWS Story by: Gail Nobles Voice actor: Gail Nobles Photo: Usage: Flickr CC BY 4.0 DEED I was scrolling on social media, and I just happen to see a young woman in red with a Monique attitude telling the crowd that they were just standing but not grooving. She said Whoa Whoa ... wait!  Y'all ain't grooving into this groove the way y'all need to be grooving into this groove.  I asked out loud: Is that Janet Jackson? And it was. When I got the question out of my mouth, I heard her say: That's right, baby, groove.  I was so tickled because I have never seen Janet Jackson with a Monique attitude. Usually she has a sweet and shy attitude. Now, you know how music artist do in concert. They make dialogue a part of the act when they are singing sometimes. If that was what Janet was doing, she had a powerful and meaningful expression. I've never seen her act like that before.  So the next time if you go to a Janet Jackson concert, remember,  y'all need to groove. Don't stand around like you're dead. You know what you are going to see when you get tickets to a Janet Jackson concert. I'm Gail Nobles. ...
    1 min. 44 sec.
  • Aretha - You’re All I Need .. 3:2:24 5.40 PM

    2 MAR 2024 · Story by: Gail Nobles Intro by: Gail Nobles Photo: Ryan Arrowsmith Usage: Wikipedia Today's topic: Aretha Franklin - You're All I Need To Get By. There are several notable cover versions of the song. Johnny Mathis and Denise Williams, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and some others have cover versions of the song You're All I Need To Get By. It was originally recorded by R&B soul duo Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell and released on Motown records Tamia label in 1968. The song was written by Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. It became one of the few Motown recordings of the 1960s that was not recorded with the familiar Motown sound. Instead the song had a more soulful and gospel oriented theme surrounding it that was influenced by the writers who also sing background vocals on the recording sharing vocals in a church choir in New York City. You're All I Need To Get By was a great song for Aretha Franklin to sing, and she recorded the song as a single in 1971. The song was also included on her compilation album Aretha's Greatest Hits release later the same year. Her version peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot Soul Singles chart. It also features in a 2020 holiday advertisement for Walmart. Most people love the original version of You're All I Need To Get By. Aretha knew how to sing her version without leaving the original way of singing it, but still singing it her way. Her version is loved too, and already the song had a gospel sound, and Aretha was also known for singing gospel. The song was just right for Aretha Franklin. Thank you for tuning in and listening to today's topic Aretha Franklin. You're All I Need To Get By. Tune in again next time for more. I'm Gail Nobles.
    3 min. 5 sec.
  • Shirley Jones 2:23:24 10.59 PM

    24 FEB 2024 · Intro by: Gail Nobles Photo: - Own work Usage: Wikipedia Today's topic: Shirley Jones: Baby Don't Go Yet from her 2024 album Reflections Shirley Jones or the Jones Girls has released her 45th anniversary tribute album and memory of her sisters titled Reflections in Loving Memory. It's a tribute album honoring her late sister Brenda and Valorie of the Jones Girls. The album has 10 songs, and the first track on the album is Baby Don't Go Yet. You’ll Love It. The Jones Girls were a trio of sisters that had a number of hit singles in late 1970s and 80s. Shirley went on to have a solo career, but if you loved the Jones Girls, then you will love the continued legacy of the Jones girls. We still have Shirley Jones to keep the Jones Girls Legacy alive. Jones’s album Reflections in Loving Memory is available now on all streaming platforms. You'll love the album. You've got to check it out. I really love the first single Baby Don't Go Yet. There is great and beautiful harmony. In the harmony, the Jones Girls still live. In other words, in spirit they are alive together in harmony. I'm Gail Nobles. Today's topic: Shirley Jones.
    2 min. 4 sec.
  • Aaliyah & Style 2:21:24 10.28 PM

    22 FEB 2024 · Story by: Gail Nobles Intro by: Gail Nobles Photo: Wikipediaáìlì:Aaliyah_Haughton.jpg Fast Drawing: Aaliyah called her sound street but sweet. It's a fact Aaliyah showed us a little more than that. We heard some R&B like One in a Million, The One I Gave My Heart To, At Your Best, and Rock the Boat. If you paid attention, you know that Aaliyah wasn't just hip-hop and beat. Aaliyah gave us variety. In my opinion, Aaliyah was like a little Jody Watley singing More Than a Woman, and If Your Girl Only Knew because she had a long hairdo like Jody Watley and attitude. They both could dance and sing, but they had different styles. Jody Watley was in the singing and dancing business a lot longer. I would have loved to have seen them perform together. But Aaliyah was beginning to sing and perform on stage with other performers. She was growing and maturing, and who knows all what she might have done if she had lived. I find that even her hand signature was very artistic whenever she signed autographs for her fans. A-A-L-I-Y-A-H was her name. We have come to the end of a podcast episode about the Princess of R&B Aaliyah. I'm Gail Nobles.
    2 min. 20 sec.

Commentary News about music, and more at the Cat Bear audio station. By Gail Nobles © 2019 There are different shows on the Cat Bear. 1. Postgirl's Recordings, The...

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Commentary News about music, and more at the Cat Bear audio station. By Gail Nobles © 2019 There are different shows on the Cat Bear. 1. Postgirl's Recordings, The New Retro, One Note Jam, and The Whitney Soul Podcast.
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