December 8, 2017

Ray Greene Returns


Ray Greene returns for a Jackie's Groove, Recap Friday! Tune in and hear what Ray's been up to.

Ray Greene is a Berklee College of Music graduate living in the Boston area. He is currently a member of Carlos Santana's touring band where he performs as lead vocalist and trombonist. Ray's versatility has been evident throughout his musical journey, allowing him to showcase his abilities in a wide range of musical genres; from Soul, Gospel and R&B, to Jazz and Blues.

Ray Greene has performed with several of the biggest names in the fields of Pop and R&B, such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Rick James, and NKOTB, to name a few. His Gospel release, titled “Songs of Hope, Inspiration and Joy”, garnered much critical and commercial success.  Ray’s latest recording, called “Heaven Bound”, was recently released on his SoulVision Records label.  He also co-produced a Christmas project with well-respected pianist Dow Brain for Underground Productions called “Tell Me the Story of Christmas”, also on SoulVision Records.

Ray wrote, produced and performed his first solo disc entitled “All About You/All About Me.” It was released in the UK and received rave reviews.

His voice has been featured on commercials for Converse sneakers (with basketball superstar Magic Johnson), ESPN, Cadillac, Bose Speakers, Fox Television and Walt Disney Productions.

Greene produced the music for and starred in an educational rap video sponsored by the US State Department for school-aged children called the “Lady Bug Law.”

Interested in learning more about Ray Greene? Listen to this first interview on Jackie's Groove:

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Selina Albright, daughter of renowned sax player Gerald Albright, was reared in the jazz and R&B scene, making her first appearance singing on one of her father’s albums twenty years ago. She has since sung on several of his collections, including penning lyrics and singing on the Grammy-nominated “24/7,” a 2012 duet set from the chart-topping saxophonist and Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown. Oozing stage presence, exuberance and captivating charisma, Albright has made her own name while singing on records and stages around the world, shining brightly amidst a galaxy of contemporary jazz stars and R&B legends that spans Brian Culbertson, David Benoit, Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum, David Sanborn, Boney James, Richard Elliot and Rick Braun to Chaka Khan, Will Downing, Regina Belle, The Temptations, Hugh Masakela and the late George Duke.
Selina is being considered in four preliminary Grammy categories for her debut album, “Conversations.”


Shark, Paul and Amy weigh in on the pros and cons of DC's Justice League. Shark's obsession with Gal Gadot and Amy's lust for Jason Momoa cloud their respective judgements, rendering their opinions utterly unreliable. Paul, having gone into the movie with fairly low expectations was pleasantly surprised with some genuine humor and a few cool plot devices, and is willing to forgive the pointless presence of Aquaman and a lot of the gaudy CGI in what is overall a pretty entertaining superhero flick. Erik was nowhere to be found for this episode taping, and we can only assume that his derision for this movie is so endless and vast that he would not even chime in on the group texts out of fear that we would force him to go and see it. We hope you are alive and well, wherever you are, Erik.



Lilliana de los Reyes is a multi-talented vocalist, percussionist, and songwriter whose powerful voice and stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. Born to two parents deeply entrenched in the music industry, she began to cultivate a love for music and the arts at an early age. It only seemed natural to forge her own career in music. Lilliana went on to hone her craft at USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music and, in the midst of her studies, began touring with legendary jazz guitarist George Benson. Between tour dates with George Benson, Lilliana is based out of Los Angeles, CA, where she is currently working on recording original material for her solo project, as well as working with and for other artists.




As anyone told you that YOU have a great year-end. Shapely, supple and dare I say bouncy? Wait, are we still talking about marketing & communications?  Yes, we are and in this action-packed episode of May the Best Brand we’re going to do a little year-end review — what worked and what really didn’t and also what trends can we expect to see in 2018!  So do you squats and tune in as we also hit who’s winning, losing and harassing this week in marketing.  We’ve had great shows before but this one is going to easily win the Lombardi Trophy and the Stanley Cup (we think).  


Donald Webber Jr. is an actor, known for The Wiz Live! (2015), Ted White-Knockelby Pursues the American Dream (2008), Buckeye (2015). He is currently featured in the cast of the Broadway hit show “Hamilton”. (Alzheimer’s Association) (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)


Looking at a whole bunch of goodies on this episode, from big brand names to high-end boutiques, we've got something for every level of player!

Line 6 Spider V 120

Vintage V100 Electric Guitar with Gold Hardware - Arctic White

D'Angelico Guitars Excel DC

EarthQuaker Devices Palisades

Chase Bliss Audio Spectre

Walrus Audio Arp-87


Yvette Cason is an American television, theatre, and film actress, singer, and a former Miss Black America from Washington, D.C. She starred in DREAMGIRLS on Broadway… and in 2006 played May, the mother of Deena Jones, portrayed by Beyoncé Knowles in the feature film version of Dreamgirls.

 Cason returned to Broadway in PLAY ON, for which she won an Ovation Award for Supporting Actress. Most recently she performed to rave reviews in the musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT, The Rosetta Tharpe Story, at the Pasadena Playhouse.

 Her early musical training was at The Sewell Music Conservatory in Washington, followed by her studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Yvette has toured and sang with some of the industries most elite artists… such as Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Najee, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.

This past year Yvette had the pleasure of recording her Christmas EP “The Spirit of Christmas”, produced by Sylvia MacCalla.

She is currently working on bringing the music and life story of the iconic Ella Fitzgerald back to the stage in 2018.

 Yvette just learned that she is a nominee for a 2017 LOS ANGELES OVATION AWARD as Featured Actress in a Musical in “SHOUT SISTER SHOUT”.  She is also a nominee for the 2017 NAACP Theatre Award for the play BARBECUE, presented at the Geffen Theatre.




Phil Sillas is the owner and CEO, TSG Records/TSG with as well as a songrwiter, arrnager and producer.

Some of his Songwriting/Production Credits include:

Promise Keepers-Maranatha 
Jonathan Butler-Maranatha
RJ Helton – GospoCentric 
Aaron Neville – EMI 
Natalie Grant – Curb 
Kathie Lee Gifford – WEA 
Janna Long – EMI 
Greg Long – Word
David Foster – Warner Bros. 
Oleta Adams – Virgin

and many more.

His Film and Television Credits include:
WB “America’s Next Top Model” NBC-TV “ER”
Touchstone Pictures “Enemy of the State” CBS-TV “Touched By An Angel”
Warner Bros. “Pokeman” NBC-TV “Homicide”
NBC-TV “Days of Our Lives” NBC-TV “Leeza”
ABC-TV “Second Day of Christmas” ABC-TV “Second Noah”
FOX-TV “Melrose Place” FOX-TV “King of the Hill”
CBS-TV “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” FOX-TV “Party of Five”
CBS-TV “Young and the Restless” FOX-TV “Beverly Hills 90210”
Sacramento Kings NBA Disney/ABC Christmas Special
Pokemon 2000 Picture KTVT-Dallas


November 18, 2017

Episode 73: Mind Science


According to mind scientist (best job ever) Antonio Damsio “More may have been learned about the brain and the mind in the 1990s - the so-call ‘decade of the brain’ then during the entire previous history of psychology and neuroscience. And marketers need to be steeped in this stuff like a warm cup of camomile.  So we’re going deep into the mind to talk about co-created messaging and mental frames. You will be able to amaze your friends and be the life of any party after this American Music Award winning episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk Radio.  

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