Morning Soul: Go And Tell It

  • Stevie Wonder and artist friends including Esperanza Spalding, India.Arie and Ledisi brought Songs in the Key of Life to life this past weekend at his annual House Full of Toys benefit. [RS]
  • R. Kelly announced during a radio interview he plans to do a "King and Queen Tour" with Mary J. Blige. [EM
  • The Mamas, backup singers for Beyoncé, shared details about their upcoming album and support from their famous boss, adding "she gives everybody their shine and she believes in us." [HB
  • Carlos Santana was reunited with his former percussionist, Marcus "The Magnificent" Malone, after he learned the drummer had been living on the street for 40 years. [DM]
  • As the lists touting the top artists and selling albums of 2013 get posted, there are always R&B musicians who are tragically overlooked. [NPR
  • Lauryn Hill expanded her comeback tour, adding several new dates and even letting her kids get in on the act. [AHH]

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