Chicago vocalist Otis Clay passed away last Friday. He was 73 years old. His 50+ year career spanned Gospel, Soul, and Blues.Today, Ayana Contreras remembers her 2013 interview with Clay, and plays a few of her favorite tracks.
According to a study from the U.S. Department of Justice in a compilation of statistics from the American Bar Association's Commission of Domestic Violence, "Black females experienced intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white females, and about 22 times the rate of women of other races." As a singer in the r&b genre with audiences largely both black and female, Rowland's release can act as a call for action and a means of shedding light on an issue that still receives little attention.
In the a.m., DJ AMPM-aka Alycia Ryan-works at Gramaphone Records as their hip-hop buyer. In the p.m., she spins everything from southern hip-hop to R&B and old-school soul music. Friday on "Eight Forty-Eight" she gave a sampling of her sound throughout the hour.