Its been quite some time since we last spoke, but I am happy to say that Blue Steel Magazine is back! Unfortunately, there are some who are no longer with us. We send are condolences to close family and friends of those who passed on thus far this year. While sad events like these have occurred, let’s make it our resolve to extend love to their families and those who a presently with us today. Stay Blessed.
It seemed like just yesterday that we all had to embrace the distressing news of Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, and Etta James deaths. Moving on into the year, we have once again discovered the inevitable, that both the multi-talented Donna Summer and Chuck Brown.
Host Puff Entertainment wrote the following concerning the death of the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer:
“Five-time Grammy Award winner Donna Summer was renowned for being the Queen of high-energy disco. She shot to fame in the 1970s singing a string of classic disco hits, including Love to Love You Baby, Bad Girls and Hot Stuff. During her 40-year career, she worked with the likes of Giorgio Moroder, David Geffen, Stock Aitken and Waterman, and Barbra Streisand. Her last single, To Paris with Love, topped the US dance chart in 2010.
In 1977 Summer was interviewed about her single I Feel Love and said “this song became a hit because it has a high-energy vibe”. Following that interview, the description “high-energy” was increasingly applied to high-tempo disco music – or Hi-NRG, as it became known. In 2004, Summer was inducted to the Dance Music Hall of Fame, alongside The Bee Gees and Barry Gibb. Her classic song, I Feel Love, was also inducted that night.”
The New York Times noted the following about Chuck Brown:
“Chuck Brown, who became a local hero in Washington for creating go-go music — a strutting funk variant that is the city’s signature dance genre — and kept the beat going for decades, died on Wednesday in Baltimore. He was 75.”
We will miss not only these legendary performers, but others who have passed in recent year. We are definitely approaching changing times, so may our hearts always express love for those we see around us today. Stay blessed.