Here is news-courtesy of guest writer and harmonica player Bob Corritore-of a death in the music world:
RIP Marvin Sease February 16, 1946 - February 8, 2011. Marvin, a well travelled "Chitlin' Circuit" performer, died Tuesday February 8th, in Vicksburg, Mississippi while battling pneumonia. He would have celebrated his 65th birthday next Wednesday. Born in Blackville, S.C., Sease began singing gospel music with a local group the Five Gospel Crowns. Marvin moved to New York in 1966 and performed with his brothers in the group Seas, before going solo. He became popular performing regularly at Brooklyn's Casablanca club in the 1970s. He recorded his first album, self-titled, in 1986 on his own Early Label. The record featured the song "Ghetto Man," a year later, when he signed with Polygram, it was expanded to include his signature song the racy "Candy Licker." Marvin Sease cut close to 20 albums for major labels although his songs were often considered too explicit for radio. His last album, "Who's Got the Power," was released in 2008.
D.C. area residents have an invitation Saturday, February 19 to "Come out & Party With" singer Nadine Rae and her posse, the Allstars, at Jo Jo's on U Street. There will be good food, good drinks and of course great music with Rae, on a definate mend from a Christmas Eve 2009 accident that severely injured her. And the Allstars--Barry Brady on keys, Sol on guitar, Andy Hamburger on drums and Mike Pryor on bass--will certainly have her back.
The event is free. Jo-Jo's is specifically located at 1516 U Street N.W., between 15th and 16th Streets N.W.