Commentary News about music, and more at the Cat Bear audio station. By Gail Nobles © 2019 There are different shows on the Cat Bear. 1. Postgirl's Recordings, The New Retro, One Note Jam, and The Whitney Soul Podcast.


November 22, 2023 2 mins
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According to headlines, Melissa Barrera and Susan Sarandon and others in Hollywood lose jobs because of Israel-Hamas war.

Susan was dropped by a talent agency after comments about the war. Well, if she has comments and opinions about it, she has a right to speak. Everyone has a right to their own opinion to say what they believe, and we all have a righ...
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Hello! I'm Gail Nobles. Thank God for music. It may not be like the days of old, but we still have music, and we still have time. And we can always go back and listen to our 60s times when we had social, political. and cultural change. A...
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Hello! I'm Gail Nobles. Do you ever go back to stop and listen to how Aaliyah sang The National Anthem at age 16? I listened to her sing it and heard a much bigger voice. She sang The National Anthem with no music. She sang the song so well without music that I could sense it with her voice. She was really singing out strong to the crowd.

When Aaliyah was singing the songs she s...
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October 27, 2023 1 min
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Riverman a song from Nick Drake's 1969 album Five Leaves Left. In 2004 the song was remastered and released as a 7" vinyl and as enhanced CD single including a video to the song by Tim Pope.

Nick Drake was an English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He did not find a wide audience during his lifetime, but posthumously his work gradually achieve...
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Last year I mentioned the National R&B Music Day which is observed on the first Saturday of March each year. It is a national day of...
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October 18, 2023 1 min
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Madonna Celebration Tour has finally begun. It had been postponed for several months because she had something going on concerning her health this year. According to the news it was a health scare. Madonna is back and on her new tour. She has recovered.

I have been hearing a while that Madonna wasn't feeling so well. I was concerned, but I'm just glad she's ba...
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October 13, 2023 1 min
Hello, I'm Gail Nobles. I've got some sad news today. According to the headlines, Rudolph Isley of the Isley Brothers has passed away at age 84. He was one of the founding members of the Isley Brothers. According to the news, Rudolph died from a heart attack at his home. He wrote and recorded and released the significant recording "Shout" with his brothers landing a deal with RCA records in 1959. "Shout" was inducted to the Grammy ...
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October 10, 2023 3 mins
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People are still talking about Aaliyah. A lot of people feel that she was murdered. We were told that Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash. There is a lot of speculation and things being added to how she died. If Aaliyah was murdered, the truth will come out after a while.
For noth...
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October 9, 2023 1 min
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It was quite a scare. At first, when I saw the name Bruno Mars, and the headlines with the city name Tel Aviv, (a city on Israel's Mediterranean coast). According to the headlines, Bruno Mars canceled the sold out Tel Aviv concert and flees Israel following the Hamas attacks. The country is at war. I'm glad that Bruno Mars has fled. I'm glad tha...
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October 9, 2023 2 mins
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Ciara is moving on to “Better Thangs”. She’s moving on to a better way of life. Ciara has a single out titled Better Thangs (Remix) ft. Sumner Walker & GoRilla. It’s available everywhere now.

Ciara is not only a singer & dancer. She is also an actress, having appeared in All You've Got (2006), Mama, I Want to Sing! (2012), That’s My Boy (2012), and The Game ...
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October 2, 2023 2 mins
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Today's topic: Rhythmatic Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson could do the moves of Sammy Davis Jr., Fred Astaire, James Brown, and of course the moonwalk. I don't know a dance that he couldn't do. Music was all over Michael. He could express music through his body moves. He had a natural talent for dancing as well as singing.

Michael Jackson was a very rhythmatic man. Whenever I thin...
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September 30, 2023 1 min
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Christopher Williams, a man that sings Talk To Myself (a 1989 single). He emerged during the late 1980s as a recording artist. He has many R&B hit singles, I'm Dreamin (1991) and Every Little Thing U Do (1993).

So what's Christopher Williams doing today? According to an interview, Christopher has been through a lot. The last time I heard about him he was in a coma. Christophe...
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September 29, 2023 1 min
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Hello I'm Gail Nobles, and you’re listening to the Cat Bear. I just wanna tell you about a song that's out now titled A Better Woman by singer named Cole Williams. Her sound for this song reminds me of music from the 1960s or 1970s for 2023. That’s what we need because back then music was real and Cole Williams has it.

According to her bio, she is described by the Huffington Post as having the heart a Bob Marle...
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According to Whitney Houston's official website Saving All My Love For You was released in August 1985. So August 13 was the 38th anniversary. Saving All My aLove For You is a song written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin. It was originally recorded by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. for the album Marilyn and Billy of 1978.

The song became a global success and repr...
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September 17, 2023 1 min
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Maren Morris
rooted in the country genre. Her music also blends elements of pop, R&B, and hip-hop. According to headlines, Maurice is done with country music. She decided that she would step outside of the drama. I don't exactly know what's going on in detail. Maybe Morris can do her own thing somehow; start her own country label and do things her way if s...
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September 14, 2023 2 mins
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There is a song written giving tribute to the memory of four assassinated Americans, all icons of social change: Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy. It was written in response to the assassination of King and that of Robert Kennedy in April and June 1968, respectively. The song was written by Dick Holler.

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Hello, I'm Gail Nobles. Welcome to the Cat Bear. Today’s topic: Timbaland, Nelly, and Justin. Timbaland has a new single titled Keep Going Up which features Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. They also have a music video for the song.

It's pretty sp...
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September 7, 2023 3 mins
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Drake is today's topic. A Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter.

Hello! I’m Gail Nobles, and you’re listening to the Cat Bear. Today I'm going to talk about Drake. An influential figure and contempo...
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September 6, 2023 2 mins
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Today's topic D’Angelo on the Care Bear; a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He first garnered attention after co-producing the single “You Will Know” for the R&B supergroup Black Men United.

Hello I'm Gail Nobles. Welcome to the Cat Bear. Let’s talk with D'Angelo's debut stud...
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Hello! I'm Gail nobles, and you’re listening to the Cat Bear. So what's happening in entertainment? I've been hearing some people say that it's boring and there's nothing to do. They’ll say that they have been sitting around watching CSI and Law and Order. There are several television shows about crime and investigation. Now there's something that comes on called LA Fire and Rescue. People still watch t...
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