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NAMM The Disneyland For Musicians

A Feature by Dr. Mark A. Rafter (aka The Modern Day Marco Polo) Asia News and Editorial Director and James E. White Jr. our International Entertainment Writer. 
If you are a serious musician there was no better place to be these past few days then at NAMM 2020.The Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California was a music lover’s paradise.
James E. White Jr. as seen playing the beautiful red Pearl River grand Piano in their booth at NAMM is a contributing entertainment writer, former singer with the famous Motown singing group “The Four Tops”. Jim visited  with the world renown Teddy Riley, an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist credited with the creation of the “New Jack Swing” genre.National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM started in 1907 and evolved from a national retail association into an international association with members spanning affiliates, commercial companies, distributors, and manufacturers. NAMM was very happy to see Jim and producer Teddy Riley alone with R&B singing sensation Keith Washington. It was complete pandemonium as NAMM attendees scrambled to get pictures with these talented celebrities. 


Teddy Riley might be best known for fusing hip hop and R&B in his production work with artists including Michael Jackson and the Dangerous Album when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and stayed atop for 4 weeks ; and other artists Bobby Brown, Keith Sweat, Samantha Mimba, Doug E. Fresh, Today, Heavy D & the Boyz, Hi-Five, Men of Vizion, and Profile as well as he’s spearhead groups Guy and Blackstreet. Teddy’s consistency and drum ideas had some influence on the modern-day R&B, and initiated more rapping segments as well as singing, something that was often a part of the Jackson Family. Working with artists like NEO and the soul style of singers like Marvin Gaye. Teddy has had a seminal influence on gospel and R&B music. Teddy is a music producer who is in high demand. Currently has produced K-Pop artists with 7 number one hits.In 2019 Teddy was honored with his own star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Jim White is a multi-talent person, singer and song writer in his own right. He’s a published author, business entrepreneur, founder of “The Chuckle TV Multimedia Network” and one of the best event producers in the entertainment business. Jim can be seen reading his poetry for major celebrities and world dignitaries in the Jewish and Asian Communities and Chinese especially love his poems.

Stay tuned, as Jim will be writing more here and reporting on all things entertainment for newstodayworld.org and Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe added excited: This is going to be a game changer in entertainment news! 

Dr. Mark A. Rafter

Editorial Director Asia at Newstodayworld.org
I am an educator, entrepreneur, passionate writer, and storyteller. Being an adventurer i have traveled to 35 countries, all 50 United States and i feature leaders in government, business, education and entertainment. AKA. The Modern Day Marco Polo.
Dr. Mark A. Rafter

James E. White Jr.

Entertainment News Writer at NewsTodayWorld.org
Jim White is a successful entertainment entrepreneur (JWE, Chuckle TV) in television, film, music, live production and publishing. Worked with James Brown, The Manhattans, Choreographed The Spinners, The Dramatics, The Contours, The Floaters, Miss USA’s, The Four Tops. Beverly Hills first African American Chamber of commerce, Economic Development Council and Rotary International board member. Consulted Lexus, Aretha Franklin and wrote 100's of songs with Grammy / Oscar winning musicians, poems for Larry King, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and China’s president Xi Jinping.
James E. White Jr.

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