DIARY OF AN R&B SONGWRITER/PRODUCER: BABYFACE
The R&B Club and Classic Album Sundays D.C. Present
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 1:30 PM // SHOW: 1:30 PM
Saturday February 29, 2020
D: 1:30 // S: 1:30 PM // $5 / $7
The R & B Club is a group founded by music aficionado Ashley-Dior Thomas, entrepreneur, broadcaster, and writer, Marcus Dowling, plus well-respected journalist Justin Tinsley, to celebrate the legacy of soul music. Foremost in this quest is the "Diary of an R & B Legacy" series, which will highlight key artists and their legacies from R & B's golden era.
Up next the R&B Club celebrates Babyface!
There are some artists who go beyond the word legend. Prince. Michael Jackson. Marvin Gaye. Stevie Wonder. These are musical gods. Babyface fits right into that class. As a producer and songwriter, there has never been anyone as good, nor will there ever be. The most prolific songwriter in music history and one of the more underrated artists of all time. What makes Babyface so great? His ability to craft a song that touches your emotion, captivates your ear, and aligns every word in perfect harmony. It's a rare gift that not many people have in music. It's special.
The Indiana native burst onto the scene with the group The Deele, and never looked back. His musical ability is second to none, and my favorite moment from The Deele would have to be their hit song "Two Occasions", which isn't necessarily their best song, but it's so infectious that it's undeniable. "Dry Your Eyes" is another great song that I enjoy from the Deele, and while we've talked about Babyface the artist in the past on the site, I wanted to direct most of my introduction to talk about Babyface the songwriter. Not just for himself, but in general. He's responsible for writing a majority of our favorite R&B songs in the 90's, yet another testament to his greatness. The list of no. 1 hits and top 40 radio tracks are endless truly.
On Saturday, February 29th, from 1:30-3 PM, join Thomas, Dowling, and Tinsley as The R & B Club both listens to, and discusses at-length, the impact and legacy of iconic soul music.
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