|By Millie (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 12:04 pm:|
Dennis Coffey leaves for Pittsburgh next weekend to film the next PBS Rhythm, Soul and Love Special, featuring Dennis Edwards and the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Edwin Starr, Mary Wilson, Johnny Bristol and other R & B soul legends! No broadcast date has been announced yet, but stay tuned!
|By Vickie (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 12:16 pm:|
when you know a date ..please let us know.
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 12:34 pm:|
IF IT'S AS GOOD AS THE OTHER P.B.S. SPECIALS DONE IN PITTSBURGH...IT'S CERTAIN TO BE A GREAT SHOW...PROBABLY HOSTED BY JERRY "THE ICE MAN" BUTLER...STU
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 12:42 pm:|
The ice man cometh,
Mr.Jerry Butler himself.You people have all the fun,a very envious (yet again),
|By Steve L. (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 01:59 pm:|
Does anyone know how to get tickets for the taping, or have they been already distributed?
|By Bob Olhsson (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 08:52 pm:|
Am I glad to hear THAT!
The musicians they'd been using were a real disappointment and I'd actually raised a stink about them not bringing the Funk Brothers so people could hear the real deal.
|By Common (188.8.131.52) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 08:13 am:|
I recalled when PBS had the R&B special in March of this year, they mentioned they were doing a followup & I guess this is it! Is it open to public because I would love to go! I'm wondering if Jimmy Ruffin is going to be on this special because it was mentioned on the previous PBS drive during the R & B special, that he would be at this taping along with the Originals as backup. Does anyone know if this will actually happen? I hope this is open to the public because I would really love to go to Philly to see it! :o)
|By NISH (184.108.40.206) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 09:09 am:|
Tix are only available to WQED TV members, and they are offered in a membership drive, meaning mostly Pittsburghers get to see the show, unfortunately. I've been to all but one of the specials, and I can tell you they are positively electric. The Originals will be with Edwin Starr on this show, actually.
I am just waiting eagerly for the show! This is my wonderful 2-day Thanksgiving treat!
It's really awesome to know Mr. Coffey'll be there! So many great Motown Alumni will be there.
BTW, others include Lou Rawls, Thelma Houston, Three Degrees, Tavares, Hues Corporation, Bobby Purify, BARBARA MASON (AAAAWWWWGGGGHHHH!!!!!), etc. Soul Bliss in the Steel City, once again!
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 09:51 am:|
NISH; AS WE DISCUSSED BEFORE...LUCKY YOU. I'M SURE YOULL FIND A WAY TO BE THERE. I WAS JUST LISTENING TO SOME TAVARES BROTHERS CUTS YESTERDAY...GREAT STUFF. ENJOY THE SHOW. BY THE WAY...IS DENNIS GOING AS AN ARTIST OR MUSICIAN...DENNIS???
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 09:55 am:|
I saw the Tavares live over here in 1975
and was certainly impressed.
There was a Rare/northern soul record by Chubby and the Turnpikes that was played and (FINGERS CROSSED)the chubby was one of the Tavares brothers.
|By Common (22.214.171.124) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 10:01 am:|
Awwwww, man, that stinks! :o( I wish I was there. It sounds like it will be a great show & the performers that you mentioned, I would love to see live. I definitely would love to see Dennis Edwards again. Nish, you're very lucky. Hope you have a good time at the show. :o)
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 10:08 am:|
MEL; I READ THE TAVARES BIO AND YOU ARE RIGHT...THE TAVARES BROTHERS ALL HAD NICKNAMES...AND WERE CALLED "THE TURNPIKES" BEFORE REVERTING TO THE FAMILY NAME. "HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL"...MY FAVORITE TAVARES HIT, FOLLOWED BY "IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE"...STU
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 10:29 am:|
I saw them do the records you mentioned,
and they were very professional.
A really class act.Regards the Chubby and the Turnpikes record,
its worth a bit over here.
MEL(PHEW,THANK GOD THAT WAS RIGHT).
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 11:18 am:|
The Chubby & the Turnpikes record was "I Know The Inside Story" and was an underground hit in the USA before the group started using the family name and signed to Capitol.
I saw them perform at Brooklyn College in 1992 at a 70s revival show with the Village People and KC & the Sunshine Band. Only four out of the five brothers were there (Ralph Tavares left to spend time with his family; he works in law enforcement) but they were fantastic! When they sang "A Penny For Your Thoughts" the crowd went nuts. A wonderful show.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 12:22 pm:|
Nice one Kev.
|By Dennis Coffey (18.104.22.168) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 06:54 pm:|
Hey Stu. So far, I will be backing up The Temptations and Dennis Edwards, Edwin Starr and the Originals, Mary Wilson and Johnny Bristol, Freda Payne, and Barbara Mason. I have a CD of the tunes to get back into what I was playing at the time. They will have charts. I also had to rent a tux. I may get to play on other songs as well. As far as an artist, who knows down the road? I will have a smooth jazz CD out in the spring and a compilation CD out as well. I'm really looking forward to doing the show.
|By NISH (22.214.171.124) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 07:04 pm:|
Mr. Coffey, I am excited that you'll be doing the show! I hope I see you there! What a lineup!
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 07:15 pm:|
DENNIS; THAT'S AWESOME. THOSE ARE GREAT SHOWS AND YOU'LL BE PLAYING WITH SOME HEAVY TALENT. WE'LL ALL BE LISTENING FOR DYNAMITE LICKS...STU
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 07:25 pm:|
This is very cool. Best wishes on this one pal.
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 07:28 pm:|
DENNIS; BY THE WAY...HOW LONG AFTER THE TAPING DO THEY USUALLY AIR THE SHOW??? STU
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 07:42 pm:|
DENNIS AGAIN: DO YOU KNOW WHO ANY OF THE OTHER MUSICIANS WILL BE??? STU ( I HOPE I REMEMBERED ALL MY QUESTIONS FOR NOW)
|By HW (18.104.22.168) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 08:43 pm:|
I will be there.
Dennis, we'll have a chance to meet face-to-face, finally.
|By Nish (22.214.171.124) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 08:56 pm:|
Oh wow! YOU'RE going to be there, too, Mr. HW! Great! I hope you all get a really good opportunity to enjoy our city and partake in its wonderful food (if you haven't had the opportunity to do so already!).
I usually go these things anyway, but this will be my first time actually representing MAA as ED for Pgh., which is what I'm supposed to be doing. Great!
It will be my last break before finals, so I'm making it REALLY COUNT! :-)
|By Jealous Londoner (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 05:52 am:|
I wish I could be there. I hope us Brits get a full report and Dennis, you have my permission to use any of those high class plectrums I sneaked in your hand all those months ago.
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 02:33 pm:|
NISH; NOT TO GO OFF SUBJECT...BUT DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW MY COUSIN...PITTSBURGH SPORTSCASTER SAM NOVER??? I SPENT SOME TIME IN PITTSBURGH VISITING HIM...MT. WASHINGTON, HOULIHANS BAR AND GRILL, THE OLD "THREE RIVERS STADIUM" (STILL CANT PRONOUNCE THAT ONE RIVER THAT STARTS WIT AN "M"), HOULIHANS BAR AND GRILL, ETC...STUBASS
|By JoeR (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 02:43 pm:|
DENNIS COFFEY - have a great time out in Pittsburgh. The Benedum Theatre is nice and their rehearsal space inside the theatre is excellent. Although we performed doo wop with TJ Lubinsky and Tony DeLauro and used their musicians, it would only be right The Funk Brothers were used for this gig.
NISH - Am I gonna see you in December at the Mellon Arena?
JoeR - Earl Lewis & The Channels
|By NISH (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 03:05 pm:|
Stu, I hear Sam Nover when I'm watching the "Stillers" play ALL the time! I most certainly do! And if you were in Mt. Washington, you weren't too far! Houlihan's is great, but next time, go to Napoli's -- greatest pizza anywhere (I should be getting an advertisement royalty). So Sam Nover is your cousin, huh? You must have talent running all through your family genes! That's so cool!
And Joe, the Doo-wop Reunion Show, YES! I haven't seen a doo-wop show in a long time, the soul stuff is, of course, GREAT, but sometimes I have to take it back to the deep harmony stuff!
I haven't seen a lineup yet, but my sis and I were JUST talking about it.
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 04:14 pm:|
NISH; SAM IS A GREAT GUY. HE HAS WORKED BOTH WITH THE "STILLERS" AS YOU CALL THEM, AND THE "IRATES". IN FACT, SAM DID THE LAST INTERVIEW WITH THE LEGENDARY ROBERTO CLEMENTE JUST PRIOR TO HIS UNTIMELY DEATH...STU...P.S. HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE THE NAME OF THAT RIVER???
|By NISH (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 05:18 pm:|
Oh yeah, Stu, you mean the Monongahela River (I lived in a town by the same name in the "good ol' days" when I was a little pig-tailed 80s girl who wore SADDLE OXFORDS and ate Swedish fish).
Monongahela is "muh-nun-guh-HELL-ah" (that's the pittsburgh way, others have said "muh-nun-guh-HEE-lah" others say "muh-nun-guh-HAY-la). Trust me, my way is the right way! :-)
The more we talk about the burgh, I'm loving and missing my home right about now. I can't find a respectable 50s and 60s oldies station ANYWHERE around this area (Hampton Roads)!
Sorry about the Pittsburgh digression, guys!
So to bring it back a little did you know Billy Eckstine and Chuck Jackson are from here? (Of course you did!)
|By Dennis Coffey (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 06:38 pm:|
Hi Stu. I don't know when it's going to be shown. I will be playing with the house band. Some of the acts like Aretha Franklin are bringing their own bands.
|By Dennis Coffey (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 06:39 pm:|
Hi HW. I'm looking forward to meeting you too.
|By Dennis Coffey (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 06:42 pm:|
Hey Carl. I may try to use the pick you gave me in London but if the music gets too funky I may break it. Maybe I'll just save it.
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 06:42 pm:|
DENNIS; THANKS FOR THAT. WILL LOOK FORWARD TO THE SHOW...AND AS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE BAND...AT LEAST YOU'RE SURE TO GET PAID...REGARDS...STU
|By Lynn Bruce (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 11:42 am:|
Dennis,I just got thru listening to Scorpio on this mornings Jay Butler show.He gave it a nice intro by mentioning that you were in the sitsom movie and go see it. I had forgotten how bad-ass you guys were on it. It has really stood the test of time 100%. I also have a nice picture of you & Millie from the Funk bros.gig at the rooster tail. I,ll give it to you guys at the doo-wop dinner.
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 12:46 pm:|
Good luck and have a great time in the Steel City. My family is from Pittsburgh and it will always be home to us. I'll make sure my Aunt renews her WQED membership to make it to the gig.
Have fun, you lucky dog....
|By Dennis Coffey (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 07:39 pm:|
Hi Lynn. Thanks for the compliment. I look forward to seeing you and your wife at the party.
|By Dennis Coffey (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 07:40 pm:|
Thanks KevGo. I know the concert is going to be fun!
|By Nish (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 08:16 pm:|
Hi everyone, I thought I might list the lineup, some of whom will have the pleasure of being backed up by Mr. Coffey: Aretha Franklin, Gloria Gaynor, Edwin Starr, The Originals, Mary Wilson, Bobby Purify, Dennis Edwards, Temptation Review, Hugh Masakela, The Friends Of Distinction, Barbara Mason, Peaches and Herb, Jerry Butler, Lou Rawls, Three Degrees, Freda Payne, Teddy Pendergrass, Thelma Houston, Tavares, Hues Corporation, Billy Paul, Blue Magic, Manhattans, The Spinners, Johnny Bristol, Louvaine Demps (I'm not certain if the other Andantes will be there).
What a lineup!
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 08:58 pm:|
WOW; A SOUL MUSIC EXTRVAGANZA. MAYBE DENNIS WILL BE ABLE TO RECREATE HIS UNFORGETTABLE LICK ON THE INTRO TO "IT'S A SHAME" WITH THE SPINNERS. NISH...HAVE FUN!!!,,,STU
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 12:06 am:|
what a line up,and good to see Bobby Purify in there.
as well as it being a thrill for yourself,what a thrill it must be for them having a guy like yourself throwing those licks out behind them.
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 01:40 pm:|
Dennis, Nish anybody! Is their an 'air date' of this special been published yet? I have to arrange with a relation of mine in Greensboro to record it for me and ship it over here to the UK. Then, I have a mission to deliver a PAL version to somebody who appeared on the show, who lives here in the United Kingdom. I do not want to let them down.
|By Ritchie (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 01:48 pm:|
Mr Hatcher, one wonders..?
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 01:56 pm:|
Talking of Mr Hatcher, did you see him perform on the Jonathan Ross New Years Eve programme? Full of energy, as usual. His charisma stands out for miles. No disrespect for Sophie Ellis who appeared on there as well, but he is in a different league. The Team appeared with a full band, with the usual brass, and Sophie's crowd, well I ask you! About four musicians trying to sound like The Sound of Philadelphia!
|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 02:11 pm:|
No disrespect to Ms Ellis, but different universe, I'd reckon, Carl ;o)
|By Carl Dixon London (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 02:29 pm:|
Correct again Ritchie! If I was an up and coming singer and billed like that, I would be wanted to be seen paying my full respects in public to someone like Mr Edwin Starr. I would even give up my spot to let him sing another one of his hits, mind you, only on the condition I could join in and do some hand claps or something. Can you imagine?
|By Dennis Coffey (18.104.22.168) on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 06:18 pm:|
Hi Carl. I had heard it will be aired the end of February or beginning of March. I get a PBS mag every month so it should list the show.
|By Andy Alonzo (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 12:59 am:|
Hi Dennis,I'm glad to see them using some cats that know the music, please let us know when and where we'd like to be there. Andy Alonzo (The Latin Counts/ Valadiers.
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 04:40 am:|
Thanks Dennis - I will keep my finger on the pulse too!
|By J,B. (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 12:36 pm:|
Mr Coffey are you going to be a headliner or be in the back up band? When will this show be aired ?
|By Dennis Coffey (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 05:49 pm:|
Hi J.B. I was not on as a headliner. I was added to the house backup band for this special. They did introduce me and said let's give credit where credit is due and mentioned Scorpio and my Motown contributions. They also gave me the chance to play a few solo licks for the crowd but I don't know if that will remain in the final edit or not. I had a great time doing it. I think it will probably be shown the first week of March.
|By P.J. (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 09:01 pm:|
WQED, the PBS Station in Pittsburgh, is airing promos/commercials of the show . They state that the show will air on February 3. I'm not sure if this only applies to the Pittsburgh market. Often when a show is filmed, the host city gets the "premier".
|By Dennis Coffey (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 11:08 am:|
Hi PJ. That is very interesting. I have a friend of mine who is going to check with PBS and get more details. As soon as I hear anything I will let everyone know.
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124) on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 08:34 am:|
Look at this:
and scroll down to the bottom!
|By Dennis Coffey (126.96.36.199) on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 04:04 pm:|
Hi Carl. The wonder of the internet. At least we know when the show is playing in Pittsburgh. Thanks for the info.
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 09:32 am:|
The latest from WQED/Pittsburgh is:
"The broadcast of "Rhythm, Love and Soul" on February 2, 2003 is a local
broadcast in this viewing area only.
The show will broadcast nationally in March. Details on the air date and time soon to be released."
|By Dennis Coffey (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 05:20 pm:|
Thanks for the update Carl.
|By Kris Peterson (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 05:37 pm:|
So, you wrote a book, aye? I hear that it's supposed to be released in the U.S. real soon. I hope that you didn't mention me. The less said about me the better, you dig? Anyway, HI!!! I haven't seen you in a while. I e-mailed Mike T. and he said that he was coming here in the spring and hoped that we could all get together. That would be really great. Sue said that he had white hair. Me too. No, my hair is red....white....red....white....red. It's striped (not really). See you soon, Dennis.
|By Dennis Coffey (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 06:19 pm:|
Hi Kris. Millie and me and other people from the old days usually get together at the Clawson Steakhouse on Saturday night. Come on up sometime. Ed Wolfrum and Sue were up last Saturday.
|By P.J. (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 10:12 pm:|
Tomorrow is the day!!! I can't wait!!! However the show runs from 8-11 P.M. so that usually means that there will be tons of pledgebreaks.
The Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette did a feature in the Entertainment section about the special but concentrated heavily upon Aretha and her involvement in everything from the performance to the Thanksgiving "soul" dinner she arranged for all.
|By Dennis Coffey (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 04:53 pm:|
Hey PJ. Let us know how the show turned out since we won't be able to see it until March.
|By P.J. (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, February 04, 2003 - 09:46 pm:|
The show turned out very well, similar in style to PBS' other Pgh. doo wop, soul or pop music productions. One could feel the excitement in the theater even if one were not present for the taping. The show was, of course, edited-- to a 2 hour length. During the 1 hour of pledge breaks, snippets were shown of several of the other performances. A 4 cd box set (3 cd's of original recordings of various soul artists, most not part of Rhythm, Soul & Love + 1 cd of live performances from the show) and/or a 2 vhs/dvd set (tape/disc 1 = the PBS edited show; tape/disc 2= 80 minutes of additional footage) were the premiums offered as a pledge incentive.
Freda Payne's performance of "Band of Gold" was shown and T.J. Lubinsky's introduction and acknowledgement of you was included. You looked and sounded great. The cameraman focused upon you a couple of times during the song as well.
It was touching to have Louvain Demps introduced by Mary Wilson (too bad she was the only Andante there!) and the Originals given their propers.
Two criticisms: With the exception of Aretha Franklin/Lou Rawls/Gloria Gaynor and perhaps Dennis Edward's Temptation Review, most performers had 1 song/medley included in the 2 hour show. The second/bonus tape/disc will include additional performances by Dennis Edwards' Temptation Review (2 medley's, I think), Mary Wilson (1), Edwin Starr (1 or 2), and the Spinners (about 5)
Other than being seen introducing several performers /acts, Mary Wilson's only song was the duet with Johnny Bristol on "Someday We'll Be Together" that ended the show. When the cast and select others (good to see Harry Weinger on stage)were invited to join in the sing-along,it smacked of Motown 25. (Not bad in itself, but the botched Diana, Mary & Cindy reunion immediately came to mind. The fact that T.J. in one of the pledge breaks of the last half-hour had voiced 2 wishes publically - to see Smokey Robinson re-unite with the Miracles and to see Diana, Mary & Cindy together again planted this seed in my mind.)
But all in all, a real labor of love that I thoroughly enjoyed. One that I'm sure you will in March.
|By Nish (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, February 04, 2003 - 09:57 pm:|
See, the perks of home, getting to see the show first. Glad you enjoyed it, PJ... GOSH do I miss Pittsburgh!!!!
|By Dennis Coffey (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 08:31 am:|
Hey PJ. Thanks for the update. I look forward to watching the show.
|By douglasm (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 10:30 am:|
...One thing I appreciate about the PBS specials is their close adhearence (with a couple of exceptions) to the original charts. How much work was necessary to 1) "train" the backing band to "sound" original--and find the charts to begin with, and b) do you think they pull it off?
And while I'm at it, 2 points to the backing vocal group--I'm thinking of the backing on Duke of Earl" and Mel Carter's "Hold Me" specifically, but those folks know their stuff.
|By Sue (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 11:11 am:|
Thanks for the update. Sounds like another good PBS show, with the added lure of seeing Freda Payne, Edwin Starr, Dennis Coffey and so many other great Detroit artists.
|By Dennis Coffey (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 05:26 pm:|
Hi Douglasm. Some of the groups have taken their original songs and made uptempo show arrangements out of them. TJ has to explain to them that the people really want to hear them like the original recordings on this show. The background singers and the oldies band musicians are all part of a group that work together around the Pittsburgh area.
|By P.J. (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 06:22 pm:|
Pure Gold are very popular here in Pittsburgh.
|By douglasm (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 09, 2003 - 09:49 am:|
.....And Very Very Good at what they do.
|By SisDetroit (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 05:30 pm:|
Dennis - March 1st is the date on PBS at 8:30.
|By Sue (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:06 pm:|
How'd you find out?
|By SisDetroit (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:11 pm:|
I've been watching PBS all day because of Black History Month. Good stuff! (there she goes again). I learned a lot of Ralph Bunch that I didn't know. An outstanding man he was.
Anyway, I saw the advertisements a couple times, and they were showing clips of the special.
|By Sue (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:29 pm:|
BET was showing a cool Billie Holiday special a while ago.
Great news on PBS ...
|By SisDetroit (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:32 pm:|
Anything on Billie Holiday goes straight to the heart. My heart aches when I hear her sing.
I really do believe Diana Ross did a great job in "Lady Sings The Blues."
|By Sue (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:37 pm:|
I was watching with my mother -- as I was taking care of my nephew -- and my mom was reminiscing about what club on 52nd Street she saw Billie in and what year it was -- '42 she figures, but she couldn't remember the name of the club. She was hoping to see it on the show. My brothers and I have always asked her to describe seeing Billie Holiday over and over.
She was a college student at Penn State at the time; she drove up to NYC with a jazz nut boyfriend. They'd nurse a cheap beer all night...
|By Sue (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:41 pm:|
Back to Dennis ...
I can't believe this show is coming up so soon, I haven't seen any ads for it.
|By SisDetroit (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:44 pm:|
Well, get your tape ready, it's coming.
|By SisDetroit (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:50 pm:|
I'm on Comcast. Would that make a difference?
|By Sue (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:53 pm:|
Nah PBS is PBS ...
|By Dennis Coffey (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 09:24 pm:|
Hey Sis. Thanks for the update on the show. I can't wait to see it.
|By douglasm (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 02:49 pm:|
Just so I have it right, is the title "American Soundtrack--Red, White and Rock"?
|By SisDetroit (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 03:43 pm:|
Douglasm - It is something like that. I know it said American Soundtrack, etc. Don't remember the last words.
|By douglasm (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 04:38 pm:|
It shows in Spokane (KSPS) Thursday, March 13th at 7. Looking very much forward to it.
|By P.J. (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:29 pm:|
'Rhythm, Love & Soul' is the title of the show in question (taped in Pittsburgh, Pa on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving). 'Red, White & Rock' was the show prior to this one and has already been shown several times.
"American Soundtrack" is the umbrella/series title currently being used for shows produced for PBS that featuring American music of the 1950's, 60's & 70's (Doo Wop, Soul, Pop, Folk, Rock, Disco).
|By SisDetroit (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:50 pm:|
When they showed the previews, I saw Aretha Franklin singing.
|By douglasm (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 11:39 am:|
Thank you. Found it on KCTS (Seattle), Thursday March 6th. Love cable. I get 2 PBS stations, so if I miss something from Spokane, I can usually pick it up in Seattle.