Member since Jun 6, 2009


Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Nope.
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.


  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Comments

Re: “Rachelle Ferrell Hits Oakland for Three More Nights

There have been alot of great singers who sand sung and writtin alot of great songs .. but in my eyes there are only 2 singers who can really just dig deep into a song and really make u feel it.

On the make side it is Donny Hathaway

and on the female side it is "The Emperess Of Jazz" Rachell Ferrell..

I have always loved the song she did with Will Downing entitled
"Nothing Has Ever Felt"(That she wrote)

but it was the song "Extensions" (also written by her) from her "First Instrument" LP that really really made me pay attention.

Her voice is fantastic and while some singers when they have been singin for years someimes u can hear the decrease in their voice a little but not Rachelle... her voice is like a fine wine it just gets better with age and time.

I wish she would get the recognition she deserves.

When people often list the greatest female singers of all time they often say

Aretha Franklin - atti Labelle - Gladys Knight and others but in my humble opinion and others who know RF's voice im sure will agree that she deerves to be right up there with those names and in my eyes she is.

She has not gotten her just do for her talents as a Vocalist - Pianist - Arranger and Songwriter but while academy recognition would be nice i dont need those awards to tell me or show me that she is one of if not the best of her time and of all time

By: Brian Jermaine

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brian Jermaine on 06/06/2009 at 12:24 AM

Readers' Favorites

Most Popular Stories

  • The Express' November 2018 Endorsement Guide

    We endorse Schaaf, Ezzy Ashcraft, and Butt; along with Fortunato Bas, Thao, Middleton, and Whitaker for Oakland council and Knox White and Oddie for Alameda council.
  • A New Berkeley Council?

    With two longtime councilmembers retiring and two vulnerable newcomers defending their seats, half of the city council could be gone next year.
  • A Guide to Oakland's Ballot Measures

    Six measures on the November ballot include new taxes, tax breaks, changes to existing taxes, worker and tenant protections, and education funding.
  • Oakland Organic Gardener Wins Battle Against Roundup

    Diane Williams fought for two years to stop Oakland Unified from spraying the likely carcinogenic herbicide. And, finally, she was vindicated.
  • Role Reversals in the Oakland Mayor's Race

    In the Oakland mayor's race, the normally staid Libby Schaaf has come out swinging, while one of her top challengers, the usually brash Cat Brooks, is acting more like a Fortune 500 CEO.

© 2018 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation