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25 Years Ago the Number One R&B Song in the Country Was …

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Luther looks like he is purring on this album cover … get it Luther!

"Any Love" topped the R&B charts (actually,  it was called the Hot Black Singles Chart back then — sounds like a bad dating site!)  exactly 25 years ago today.  The classic R&B ballad was written by Vandross and Marcus Miller and many interpreted the song to be a reflection of the crooner’s loneliness as it related to hiding his sexuality: “In my heart there’s a need to shout / Dyin’, screamin’, cryin’ let me out, hey / Are all those feelings that want to touch any love?” 

Sadly, we lost Luther on July 1, 2005.   I wonder what he would’ve thought of the changes in R&B music today.  Plus, how more black celebrities are openly LGBT today — and if he would’ve joined the movement.  Luther was a pioneer in a tumultuous time in pop music, which was stuck between archaic values and an upcoming revolution.   Nonetheless, he was icon and arguably the last R&B love balladier — and I don’t mean sex, but love.  

'Clay Cane Live': Episode 90 with Mary Davies from 'A Night with Janis Joplin'

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If you missed Tuesday’s show, star of A Night with Janis Joplin on Broadway, Mary Bridget Davies, was our guest.  The wailing blues singer is currently blowing audiences away with her uncanny portrayal of the rock and soul icon.  Davies and I talked the blues, soul and how this show transcends the labels of race, gender and age.  It’s a must-see show and as I said in my review — one of the best Broadway shows I’ve ever seen in my life.  

Plus, with J’Nara Corbin and Mark Corece in the studio we talked Obamacare, dating in the winter months, the race and Christ debate — and much more.  Click on the red button below to listen!

'Clay Cane Live' Episode 90: October 22, 2013

Chitwetel Ejiofor and Alfre Woodard Interviews; ‘12 Years a Slave’ in Theaters Today

12 Years a Slave is in theaters today, if it’s in your area — get your ticket now!  Check out my interviews below with Chitwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard and newcomer Lupita Nyong’o.  

'Clay Cane Live': Episode 89 with Kid Fury

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If you missed Tuesday’s show, the shade connoisseur himself, Kid Fury, was in the building!

Kid talked the tribulations of New York City, his ban on light-skinned men, getting “chose” — and we also got a rare glimpse into his lovable side.  Plus, talk on pop culture: Kanye West (or as Kid says, “Auntie Kanye”), Madonna and of course Beyonce.  Plus, chat on 12 Years a Slave and a new report that says Jesus Christ didn’t exist.  Click on the red button below to listen!

'Clay Cane Live' Episode 89: October 15, 2013

Be sure to spread the word about Clay Cane Live - we air every Tuesday night from 8pm - 10pm EST on WWRL 1600 AM.  You can listen on the radio in New Jersey, Connecticut or New York — or listen to the live stream anywhere in the world.

Kid Fury on ‘Clay Cane Live’ Tonight

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Blogger, shade connoisseur and celebrity analyst Kid Fury will be our guest on Clay Cane Live tonight at 8pm on WWRL 1600AM. Listen on the radio dial in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut or the worldwide live stream at  http://tunein.com/radio/WWRL-1600-s23848/.  WWRL also can be heard on TuneIn and WWRL smartphone apps.  

So let out a big, “Yaaaaaas" and listen at 8pm!

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'Clay Cane Live' Episode 88: October 8, 2013

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On last night’s show, we had a heated debate about the motorcyclists who attached the SUV in New York City.  Are we jumping the gun without knowing the facts?  Do motorcycle groups have a history of causing chaos in the streets of New York City?  Our listeners sound off … plus, we talk bisexuality (can a woman date a bisexual man?) and Britney Spears alleged patronizing of gay men.  Beyonce enthusiast and one of my favorite writers ever, Michael Arceneaux, was our guest.  

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'Clay Cane Live' Episode 88: October 8, 2013

'Clay Cane Live' Episode 87: October 1, 2013

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If you missed last night’s show, TV personality, producer and writer Patrick Riley was our in-studio guest (see above).  Mr. Riley talked his epic career in the industry — including working with Oprah Winfrey, interviewing President Barack Obama and tips on building your brand.  Plus, we talked Obamacare, the government shutdown, Christine Quinn and more.  Also, it’s a must-listen to hear Patrick sing Mariah Carey’s “Can’t Let Go”! 

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'Clay Cane Live' Episode 87: October 1, 2013

'Clay Cane Live' Episode 86: September 24, 2013

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If you missed last night’s Clay Cane Live, our guests included MSNBC commentator Keith Boykin - who helped us understand the Obamacare controversy and reflected on the late Donald Aggarat -  director of The New Black Yoruba Richen and cultural critic Anti Intellect.  In addition, we talked The Pope, the murder of Jonathan Ferrell and more.  

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'Clay Cane Live' Episode 86: September 24, 2013

keithboykin:

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I am very sorry to report the passing of my old friend Donald Andrew Agarrat. He was a photographer, web designer and activist who chronicled black LGBT life in New York City and Harlem for more than a decade.

Donald was the one person most responsible for my first blog, keithboykin.com….

'Clay Cane Live' Episode 85: Monifah and Talk on Mister Cee, D.C. Shootings

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If you missed last night’s Clay Cane Live on WWRL 1600AM via Equality Pride Radio, click on the red button below.  Monifah was our guest and the executive director of Urbanworld Gabrielle Gloar.  Plus, we talked the Mister Cee controversy, the D.C. shootings and more.  


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'Clay Cane Live' Episode 85: September 17, 2013

Monifah on ‘Clay Cane Live’ Tonight

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Tonight on Clay Cane Live on WWRL 1600 AM via Equality Pride Radio, R&B diva Monifah will be our guest.  She talks her new single “Invincible,”  love beyond labels, Kelly-Price-Nicci-Gilbert-editing-drama and plays a diva vs. diva game.  

Plus, executive director of Urbanworld, Gabrielle Glore, will call in to discuss the 17th annual film festival, which opens in New York City tomorrow.  The festival includes films from Paula Patton, Jennifer Hudson and — my favorite — Jenifer Lewis.  

Be sure to listen at 8pm EST tonight on the radio dial in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut or the worldwide live stream at  http://tunein.com/radio/WWRL-1600-s23848/.  WWRL also can be heard on TuneIn and WWRL smartphone apps.

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