Even though like Prince stated ‘Sometimes It Snows In April’ like it’s trying to today..It’s ‘Actual Proof’ that it’s Herbie Hancock’s 81st…a true soul survivor!! We featured a spotlight oon Herbie in our current issue 91..but here is a slight revised version with a Blue Peter drawing I made earlier. I’ll be doing a 2 hour Double H show tomorrow on OSSR 2pm-4pm www.oursalsasoul.com




The Soul Survivors Magazine salutes Happy International Women’s Celebration Day with a few Blue Peter drawings I made earlier on a few who have impacted on my life, whether they know it or not. Top row left to right Billie Holiday, Barbara Windsor, Dionne Warwick, Serena Williams, 2nd row Carly Simon, Anna B, Penne Sawford, 3rd row Minnie Riperton, Enchanta Joseph & Teena Marie. Thank you for being my artistic models and role models as without you and many women I’ve met and known like The Jones Girls sang “There will be no peace on this land until man is ‘At Peace With Woman’ ”



24 years go was when an incredibly talented Brooklyn King via Trelawny Jamaica Christopher Wallace aka ‘The Notorious BIG’ was murdered aged sadly just 24. His vocabulary and ability of portraying ‘I Got A Story To Tell’ was a game changer with a sonic cinematic visualisation without the photos. Subject matters and language were coarse and hardcore, but that was his truth through his eyes. Loved his flow reminded me of a more pronounced and punctuated fellow Jamaican rooted Chubb Rock, but with a ferociousness militantness of fire, that rat a tat tatted verbal bullets full of ‘Warning’ Rest In Power Biggy


Quincy Delight Jones fondly known as ‘Q’ was born this day 14th March in 1933 and grew up in the south side of Chicago. Quincy in is teenage years made an acquaintance with Ray Charles and Malcolm X then known as ‘Detroit Red’ as he found his way aspiring to become the musician and producer we know him to be today. Quincy’s resume is prolific in the music and film industries and he has worked with MJ, Chaka Khan, The Brothers Johnson and Patti Austin. With so many icons leave g this plane to embark on their next journey we must feel blessed to still have ‘Q’ a true soul survivor as he celebrates his 88th today.


Happy 77th earthday to the ‘first lady of Motown’ Lady Diana Ross. Let’s celebrate the greatness of this native Detroit Michigan born ‘Brown Baby’..a true soul survivor!! Here’s a Blue Peter drawing I made earlier Fitzroy