Sunday, August 6, 2017

Oliver Cheatham



Oliver Cheatham (February 24, 1948 – November 29, 2013) was an American R&B singer who is best remembered for his 1983 hit "Get Down Saturday Night".[1] He also appeared on the 2003 single "Make Luv" by Italian DJ Room 5, which reached #1 on the UK charts.
Biography
Cheatham was born in DetroitMichigan. Encouraged by his mother to sing, over the years he joined several local groups including The Young Sirs, Mad Dog And The Pups and Gaslight before releasing a single, "Hard Times" on the Tier record label. He then joined another group, the Sins of Satan, the group later being renamed as Roundtrip. They finally took Cheatham's first name and recorded two albums as Oliver.[2]
Cheatham then signed for MCA Records as a solo singer. He worked with Al Hudson of the band One Way on his first album, The Boss. His first chart success came in 1983 with "Get Down Saturday Night", co-written by Cheatham and One Way's Kevin McCord, which reached no.37 on the Billboard R&B chart, and also reached no.38 on the UK singles chart. The album, Saturday Night, produced by Al Perkins, was released the same year. In 1986, he moved to the Critique label, and had further success in the US with the singles "S.O.S." (R&B chart no.35), and "Celebrate (Our Love)". Other Cheatham singles included "Mama Said," "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," "Things to Make U Happy," and "Wish on a Star."[1] After moving to the New York-based Warlock label, he recorded "Turn Out the Lights" and "Mindbuster" with Jocelyn Brown.[2] [3] He spent much of the 1990s working as a backing singer with artists including Leo Sayer, and released his final album, Stand for Love, in 2002.[4]
He returned to the charts in 2003, when he was featured in Room 5's UK #1 single, "Make Luv",[5] which sampled "Get Down Saturday Night", though Cheatham re-recorded his vocal parts for later releases.[6] The track was featured on a commercialfor Lynx deodorant on British TV.[6] [7] Its success in the UK led Cheatham to relocate to SurreyEngland, and he recorded in London for the Native Soul record label.[2]
Elements of "Get Down Saturday Night" were also used in Michael Gray's 2004 hit, "The Weekend".[4] It also featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Ex Machina.The track was also sampled for Lino di Meglio's 2013 song "I Can't Live Without (Dino In Paris Full Vox)".
Cheatham died on November 29, 2013, at the age of 65, following a heart attack in his sleep.[4] [8]
Discography
Chart singles
YearSingleChart Positions
US R&B[3]UK[6]
1983"Get Down Saturday Night"3738
1986"S.O.S."35-
1987"Celebrate (Our Love)"87-
1990"Turn Out The Lights"with Jocelyn Brown70-
2003"Make Luv"Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham-1
"Music and You"Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham-38
Albums
  • 1982 The Boss
  • 1983 Saturday Night (#52 U.S. Black Albums)[1]
  • 1987 Go for It
  • 1994 Stand For Love Label: Zygo ‎– ZYGO 3LP
  • 2002 Stand for Love
References
  1. Allmusic.com biography
  2. Oliver Cheatham biography at Soulwalking.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2013
  3. Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research. p. 38.
  4. "80s R&B singer Oliver Cheatham dies at age 65". SoulTracks. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  5. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 101. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. p. 142. ISBN 0-00-717931-6.
  7. Laura Benjamin, "Cheatham makes a record comeback", Daily Mail, 2003. Retrieved 1 December 2013
  8. "Oliver Cheatham Passed Away Last Night", Soul Source, 29 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013
External links

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Japan battles population decline with robots


Japan is facing a population collapse that threatens its very existence. As with many of its problems, Japan is not looking for conventional solutions. It's pressing forward in its own, uniquely Japanese way. The world's third largest economy is looking to buttress its diminishing human population with a growing population of robots.
Japan's robot revolution will be explored during "CBSN: On Assignment" – a new primetime documentary series which premiers Monday, July 31, 2017, (10 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBSN, the network's 24/7 streaming news service. 
Japan is in crisis because humans aren't having enough babies. The country has one of the world's lowest birthrates. Coupled with a strict immigration policy, the nation's numbers are on the decline, and they're about to reach freefall.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Sheri Smith's Continuing Search for Her Missing Daughter Five Years Later with No Help - Part One


ROSAMOND CA (IFS) -- Without any help, Sheri Smith tracked down her Daughter's alleged "would be kidnapper" and delivered him into the hands of the California City Police Department only to have his case thrown out and he is still free to this day.  The SDC News Radio piece is in three (3) parts.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-City-Police-Dept/193213077355358








https://sdcnewsone.blogspot.com/2017/02/cold-case-desiree-gibson-has-gone.html



The Silent Parade of 1917

Women wore white during the silent protest, creating a poignant spectacle

What was the background to the Silent Parade of 1917?

The Silent Parade reflected the heightened anger of black Americans following a recent outbreak of vicious race-related violence.
Between May and July 1917 brutal riots in East St. Louis, a city in Illinois, between 40 and 250 black people were killed by white mobs.
Authorities were blamed for failing to protect innocent lives, with a chilling contemporary report describing how police were “either indifferent or encouraged the barbarities”.
The bloody scenes  in East St. Louis sparked fury among black people across a nation already simmering with racial tension as African Americans migrated from the south to predominantly white industrial centres.
Such violence was by no means uncommon – a lynching of a black farmer the previous year had attracted a gruesome crowd of 10,000 white Texans, according to the academic Chad Williams.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Amy Barbera and the angel at her feet in St. Augustine




My Friends Here Is A Special Picture Of Me Standing By This Old Antique Store House During My Recent Trip To Historic St Augustine... The Crazy Thing Is That I Just Noticed In The Picture There Is A Misty Angelic Ghost Type Aura Standing At My Feet, Near My Arm Area & Also Right Above Me In The Photo As Well! I Am Not Sure If It Is From The Natural Light, My Camera Or Maybe It Is An Angel Or Ghost! It Is Freaking Me Out.. What Do You All ThinK? Maybe It Is One Of God's Angels Near Me? Let Me Know What You ThinK?

St Augustine Is The Oldest City In America & Is Said To Be Very Haunted! I Think It May Be One Of My Angels Near Me! :) 
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First black female U 2 pilot promoted to Lt Col

Monday, July 17, 2017

Minneapolis police officer fatally shoots Dr. Justice Damond under mysterious circumstances

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- Australia's noted and renown veterinarian Justine Damond was gunned down by police for no reason, after she had called them for a complaint.  For some unknown reason, the police's body cameras were not operating and manually turned off.

So the questions are now on the table.  Why did the police feel in was necessary to shoot and kill an unarmed young white woman from another country?  It must be the water up there.  Crazy cops with guns killing unarmed white women. Really brave people up there.  Ms. Damond must have been an armed person with her tongue and her international following for medical healing and peace.

So now, we have the police killing UNARMED WHITE WOMEN for what?  If I were any of the police officers in the Great State of Minnesota, this would be a great and proud fill day -- we kill unarmed white women and we love it.   It's our God given right!!



Minneapolis police officer fatally shoots bride-to-be under mysterious circumstance
  

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Police officer fatally shoots Australian woman who called for help
Police are investigating the fatal, police-involved shooting of an Australian woman in Minneapolis who called them for help. (Reuters)
A yoga and meditation teacher living in Minneapolis was fatally shot by city police Saturday night after she called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home.
The woman was identified by family in local and Australian news reports as 40-year-old Justine Damond, a native Australian who studied to be a veterinarian in Sydney before moving to Minneapolis to be with her fiance. The couple planned to marry next month.
Damond’s call for help came in just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Two Minneapolis Police Department officers went to an alley near her home in the Fulton neighborhood, a popular area on the city’s southwest side.
“At one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman,” the statement said.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Greece tragedy as great as Roman Soldier killing Archimedes - Bakari Henderson was Archimedes - Again reborn -- A Selfie will get you Killed

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- For this crazy act of violent from a people that are revered around the world just breaks this writers heart.  A dear friend of mind from North Carolina travels to Greece several times a year, and she is a teacher.

The young lady in questioned must be the most beautiful and loving person in the world --to be branded for a death of another person over a "selfie". Out of the ten persons that participated in this crime, didn't anyone, just anyone of them try to stop it, or even raised their voice?

This Greece tragedy is as great as the Roman Soldier that killed Archimedes.  This selfish act robbed the world of a great mind full of new ideas to each and everyone of us.

Bakari Henderson was Archimedes - Again reborn.  If only just one voice in the crowd would have stood up and shouted -- our world would be totally different now and in the future and yet again we steal from ourselves over a picture.  Sounds familiar? -khs



CBS NEWS July 10, 2017, 7:36 AM
Police reveal details about beating death of U.S. tourist in Greece
Last Updated Jul 10, 2017 7:57 AM EDT

An argument over a selfie may have led to the death of a 22-year-old American in Greece.

Bakari Henderson was killed after a fight broke out early Friday. Witnesses say he and his friends wanted to take a photo with the waitress, which angered one of the bouncers. It happened on the Greek Island of Zakynthos, a popular destination for tourists,CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports


Police say at least 10 people followed Henderson out of the bar, including the bouncer and another employee. They are accused of beating Henderson and leaving him unconscious in the street.

Eight people have been arrested and are now facing voluntary manslaughter charges. The suspects, including the bouncer and bar employee, covered their heads as they made their way into court.

One of their attorneys argued there was no intent to kill Henderson, who Greek police say died from severe head injuries after the beating.

"I coudn't believe it," Astrid Von Ehren-McCray, family friend said. " And I'm trying to compose myself, but I couldnt' believe it."

The news is still sinking in at the McCray household in Austin, Texas. Family friends say Henderson spent a lot of time there growing up.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bakari-henderson-suspects-arrested-manslaughter-charges-greece/

Monday, July 3, 2017

Lindsey K Williams - Pushing Music Digits Around the World

MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- After you have spend your money cutting that "perfect" record; Now, what's your promotions budget?  Most artist do not have one.  There are so many CD's that are made, that die after the recording studio.  There will be over 230 Million CD's released this year.  The average artist pray that one of their songs can make the TOP 250,000 singles in the world. -AJ








































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WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- Our Sister stations at SDC RadioWorks Division has had an opportunity to work with Ms. Williams on several recording artists that appear on our Power Playlists.  As Ms. Williams is an independent promotions person, we decided to explorer what a "HIT RECORD" cost these days.   


SDC Digital Radio is our promotions arm and we work with the majority of the artists that are on the various labels below along with many indie recording companies worldwide.  We also add these artists to our Digital Radio Distribution Systems for streaming and downloads at Amazon.com.  

Ms. Williams specializes in "product placement" as we have experience with our diverse radio playlists and artists from all points on the globe.  The price of promotions depends upon the product and your outcome -- mostly.  What is your Final Gold?  However, one can and should search around. The hardest area to promote a record in is Christian Music Radio.

First of all there are no great deals in record promotions.  Generally, the starting price for one album/record/CD is approximately $399 - $899 for one month.   There is an agreement for six (6) months of their services UP FRONT.   Then -- that was back in the radio days of the 1990's.  

Things have changed a lot. Depending on what you want your outcome to be; i.e., Distribution with a major, Independent Record Distribution, Sound tracks for movies, etc., and Music publishing to start. So let us start with just the basics of record promotions. - KHS
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Ever since Clear Channel pledged to sever its connections with independent promoters, the world of music promotion has been exposed for all to view and judge.
What the public doesn't realize is that, according to some, much of the music we hear on prominent rock and Top 40 radio stations is played because independent promoters pay the stations to add it to their playlists. 
Because it is illegal for record companies to directly pay radio stations to play their music -- or for radio stations to play music someone paying them to play, at least without disclosing on the air that the time is paid for -- they bring in a middleman, the independent promoter, or "indie." This is reportedly how it works:   http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/top-403.htm




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