LaRita 'Jazzy Rita' Shelby

LaRita 'Jazzy Rita' Shelby

*On behalf of Lee Bailey’s, we proudly present our first Black Music Month Artist Spotlight in honor of African American Music Appreciation Month 2012.

The month long observation was renamed by a 2009 proclamation issued by President Obama. (June was formerly and formally known as Black Music  Month under a proclamation from then President Jimmy Carter in June, 1979.) It is our hope that EURweb readers,  music programmers, agents, promoters and fans will visit our special section daily to review, purchase and share news about the new music and new artists that we have here.

There are indeed some gems, such as new releases from the legendary Lenny Williams, a return to the scene by Karyn White, emerging artist Dorie Pride, NBC’s The Voice finalist Kim YarbroughEric Benet’s hot new project “The One” and more.  While you’re at it, enjoy my new single as well “Mr. President’s Girl.”

EURweb also acknowledges the fact that we are losing more and more of our legends everyday.  This year we pay homage to Nick Ashford, Etta James, Don Cornelius, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Chuck Brown, as well as all of the others who recently passed away and are not mentioned here.  We seek to honor black music’s past, while preserving the present and establishing the future.  It was great to meet WRNB Philadelphia’s host in the midday Mo’Shay LaRen and to have her vote of confidence in our vision to pave the way for the new while observing black music’s history.

We are in it to win it and hopefully we can re-invigorate the industry by spotlighting these deserving artists.  Please enjoy and take action by clicking HERE, because the old industry model is no more. Even the best of artists must walk through the door proving that they have an active fan base.  EURweb, we can do it.  Let the celebration begin!

Thanks. — LaRita ‘Jazzy Rita’ Shelby