As part of his Soul's Survivors series, NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report on Bill Withers, who didn't start his career as a professional singer until he was in his 30s but ended up writing songs that captured everyday emotions.
6/15/2013 - By: Dean Meminger
With a petite body and a huge voice, Stephanie Mills starred as Dorothy in The Wiz on Broadway and then hit R&B stardom. Today, she says wants to keep on performing and making music.
6/8/2013 - By: Dean Meminger
In the radio and music industry, June is considered Black Music Month, and in honor of that, NY1's Dean Meminger is profiling several music legends in his series Soul's Survivors. First up is a member of R&B royalty, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
6/1/2013 - By: Dean Meminger
NY1 has celebrated Black Music Month with profiles of prominent soul musicians, and the fifth and final part of Dean Meminger's series "Soul's Survivors" profiled Harlem native and R&B singing sensation Freddie Jackson.
7/1/2012 - By: Dean Meminger
Little Jimmy's lack of recognition in the music industry frustrated him at times but it does not take away from his legacy and influence on other artists.
6/23/2012 - By: Dean Meminger
Chaka Khan has been hitting the high notes for more than four decades.
Recently, she's been back in the headlines for her activism and her drastic weight loss.
6/16/2012 - By: Dean Meminger
A Bronx native who, for over 40 years, compromised one of the most successful singer/songwriter teams of their generation is now going at it alone.
6/9/2012 - By: Dean Meminger
Soul legend Little Anthony is a Brooklyn singer with a distinctive voice that's unforgettable. As part of "Little Anthony and the Imperials," he performed a string of hits in the 1950s and 1960s.
6/2/2012 - By: Dean Meminger
As NY1 continues its celebration of Black Music Month, funk master Bootsy Collins took time before a New York City concert to talk about his long, funky career with NY1's Dean Meminger.
6/26/2011 - By: Dean Meminger
As a salute to Black Music Month, NY1's Dean Meminger takes a look at the storied career of Motown artist Gladys Knight.
6/11/2011 - By: Dean Meminger
As a salute to Black Music Month, NY1's Dean Meminger takes a look at some of the industry's recording artists who enjoyed chart topping success, not unlike Charlie Wilson.
6/4/2011 - By: Dean Meminger