|By DSB (188.8.131.52) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 04:49 pm:|
THIS IS FOR SISDETROIT AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD
LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE GROUP ENCHANTMENT IS DOING.
THEY ARE STILL PERFORMING AND HAVE A CONCERT HERE
IN DETROIT THIS FRIDAY, NOV 22,AT THE MILLENNIUM
THEATRE. THIS WAS FORMELY THE NORTHLAND THEATRE.
ALSO ON THE SHOW IS THE JAZZ GROUP "PIECES OF A
DREAM". I'M SURE TICKET INFO CAN BE OBTAINED
FROM TICKET MASTERS.
MORE TO COME !!!
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 05:13 pm:|
DSB - Thank you so much for that information. If I don't make it to the show, be sure and look for Lenny. (Take some pictures)
DMiekle said he has all of Enchantment LP's.
When I first got into Enchantment is when they made the hit "Gloria" I saw them at the Fox, and I couldn't believe my ears listening to EJ Johnson belting out that song. Two other songs by them that I played over and over, "Sunshine", and "It's you that I need." Even now, when I play "Sunshine", I have to play it at least 4-5 times before I go to the next song. Singing live, I think they sing "You that I need" with so much enerby, as they get the crowd going, standing up, and screaming. I don't have EJ's gospel CD as of yet. But I intend to get it.
|By SisDetroit (220.127.116.11) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 05:14 pm:|
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 05:15 pm:|
ENCHANTMENT will be in NYC at the Beacon Theatre on January 18, 2003 with the Chi-lites, Blue Notes, Cuba Gooding Sr. as well as the Stylistics.
I saw Enchantment perform at a "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" 70s tour in 1997 at the Apollo Theatre. Right in the middle of "Sunshine," E.J. (lead singer) - who many of you know is legally blind - was singing his heart out...so much so that he didn't realize he was near the edge of the stage! He fell into the pit (which thank God was on the ground level and not under the stage!) but kept right on singing! The crowd went nuts when he did this and gave him a standing ovation! Overall, the group was splendid and the whole concert was great.
|By SisDetroit (22.214.171.124) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 05:53 pm:|
I've never heard of the group "Pieces of a Dream."
But from what I'm told, the group is "Fantastic"
|By Mark Speck (126.96.36.199) on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 09:18 pm:|
Good to know Enchantment is still around. I remember when "Gloria" came out--what a song! Too bad I don't hear it that much.
It's also nice to see Pieces of a Dream is alive and kicking. I remember "Mt. Airy Groove" from the early '80s, as well as their tribute to the 1983 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers, "Fo-Fi-Fo".
|By DSB (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 09:29 am:|
Enchantment will have a web site very soon and
I will post that web address as soon as it becomes
EJ has a new gospel CD that should be released
right around the beginning of next year. I will
post the info on the forum and also it will be
on the web site.
They (Enchantment) do have a fan club and I think
they are planning to do a "live" recording sometime next year!!
|By medusa9e (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 09:09 pm:|
I went to Pershing High School, during the same time Enchantment and Dramatics were there. I knew then that they would be great musicians one day, and maybe it i'd listen to one of the Dramatics, I would've been special too. All U guys r the Greatess. ..And the Movie about the Funk Bros. Hey, it's long over due, but it came at last...Lillian (Edwards) Lindsey
|By Ralph (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 09:23 pm:|
Welcome to the forum Lillian. Feel free to visit us often.
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 09:24 pm:|
Incidentally Lillian, I have many cousins that attended Pershing High.
|By JSmith (22.214.171.124) on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 03:22 am:|
With regard to EJ's gospel recordings. Is his solo CD, mentioned above as being released early next year, his first gospel release or is another CD already available ?
Either way, could someone who knows, let me have the CD title(s), label name & cat #. Also, where it can be purchased from (the group's web site I guess).
|By DF (126.96.36.199) on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 06:40 am:|
EJ Johnson: A VERY underrated falsetto!!!!
|By DSB (188.8.131.52) on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 11:37 am:|
EJ has a solo CD that was released about a year
and a half ago, entitled "Totally With Me". On
that CD is his first gospel single, "God Is Good".
The first "full" gospel CD will be released early
next year, but the single from the CD should be
released in the next few weeks. The single is
titled "Have U Heard", and it is taken from the
soon to be released CD, "Universal Praise"
EJ's gospel project can be purchased through the
fan club, as well as all of Enchantment's music.
You can send your request to:
Enchantment Fan Club
PO BOX 19771
Old Redford Station
Detroit, Mich 48219
|By steve w (184.108.40.206) on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 02:51 pm:|
anyone tell me what Michael Stokes doing nowadays? Is he still with the group? "its you that I need" is still an all time favourite, he did produce and arrange some fine music and I think he would be as Ralph says an "heavy hitter" in the industry (love that saying)
|By DSB (220.127.116.11) on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 03:53 pm:|
Michael Stokes is still producing, but as you may
know he is no longer working with Enchantment.
I feel you are correct in saying he was and still
is a "heavy hitter" in the industry!!!
|By steve w (18.104.22.168) on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 06:27 pm:|
DSB- thanks for the reply, look forward to the website
|By Bebopman (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 11:11 pm:|
I believe Michael produced Smokey's latest CD. If not the latest then it was one previous. He's still doing it. .....Does anyone remeber his brother (Chuck Stokes). He had struggled in the 60's to open a small recording studio on 12th street. I remember rehersing there and Jodie at time was a very young kid.
|By Bob Olhsson (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 09:51 am:|
I engineered the vocals and strings on Enchantment's first album and really liked working with the group. The thing I'll never forget was that Mike Stokes considered "Gloria" to be a throw-away and we had to talk him into spending enough time on the vocals. I learned at Motown that if a song's worth recording at all, it's worth getting right because you never really know what's going to be a hit. He learned his lesson!
|By SisDetroit (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 02:17 pm:|
Bob Olhsson - Thank you for talking Stokes into spending time on "Gloria". That song was such a hit, and is still one of my alltime favorites. I can still see "EJ" delivering that song when I first saw them perform. Great!
|By Ralph (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 03:06 pm:|
Sometimes persistence pays. I did a song on Teddie Morrow ( the artist that I am currently releasing through John Rhys and Harry Balk ) and this song drove me crazy. I could not make it do what I wanted it to. Three times I was going to call Teddie and tell him I was scrapping the song, but then I'd chicken out and go back into the studio and poke at it again. Finally, out of the blue, it came together. The bottom line is it is now one of my favorites on the album.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 03:37 pm:|
do you or anyone else know if Mr.Stokes had anything to do with a band known as The Stokes.
I cant see it being the same guy,
as the record that I Am referring to is an instrumental of a Benny Spellman track called young man,old man,
and as benny was with Atlantic records then I dont know if it is any way connected,but you never know.As other Atlantic tracks had connections with Detroit such as the stompin'instrumental
on PAMELINE/ATLANTIC records called Frantic Escape by the aptly named
INNOCENT BYSTANDERS,which is blasting from my record player as I write.
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 03:43 pm:|
I don't know anything about the group The Stokes. I haven't talked to Mike in years. Anyone know how to track him down and get him to the forum?
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 03:45 pm:|
thanks for getting back.
|By Mark Speck (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 08:13 pm:|
Doubtful that Michael Stokes had anything to do with the New Orleans group called the Stokes, Mel.
This was Allen Toussaint's first band and they cut several singles for his Alon label.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 12:15 am:|
I Knew it was a long shot,
not having the record anymore,I couldnt remember the Label,but after looking at my tape listings saw as you said,the Alon label.
Anyway, cheers mate.
|By DSB (184.108.40.206) on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 11:02 am:|
I will talk with one of the members of Enchantment
to contact Michael Stokes and see if we can get
him on the forum !!!
|By Ralph (220.127.116.11) on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 11:08 am:|
That's great. I would love to see him here. Thanks for helping.
|By JSMITH (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 09:06 am:|
I believe I am right in saying that Enchantment started up in Detroit around 1966 but had to head out (to LA) to secure a recording contract in the 70's.
How come no local record company were willing to give them a chance in the 5+ years they were around Detroit and (obviously?) open to offers.
|By DSB (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 04:38 pm:|
Enchantment actually formed their group in 1967.
The guys were still quite young and "polishing
their act", so by the time the seventies rolled
around there was no "major" record company here
in the city. Motown had moved to California.
They had signed with a small record company here
in Detroit in 1968 called Tri-Sound, but the
company was not in a position to promote the
In 1974 the group signed with Polydor Records,and
did a soundtrack for a movie/play titled "Deliver
Us From Evil".
The deal they secured with Roadshow Records in
1976 was out of NYC, not out of LA.
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 04:56 pm:|
GREETINGS JSMITH; ONE MUST REMEMBER THAT DURING THE MID-LATE 60'S, THERE WAS A PLETHORA OR MALE VOCAL GROUPS IN DETROIT LOOKING FOR A DEAL. WHILE ENCHANTMENT CERTAINLY HAD SOME LATER SUCCESS, DURING THE EARLIER PERIOD MENTIONED...THEIR NUMBER APPARENTLY NEVER CAME UP AS FAR AS PROMINENT PRODUCERS AND RECORD COMPANIES WERE CONCERNED. JUST THINK OF ALL THE GREAT GROUPS AROUND DETROIT THAT NEVER GOT A REAL SHOT AT PUTTING OUT A HIT RECORD...THE CITY WAS FULL OF THEM. HOPEFULLY, ENCHANTMENT APPRECIATES THE BREAK THAT THEY EVENTUALLY GOT, AND THE GOOD FORTUNE OF HOOKING UP WITH MICHAEL STOKES, WHO PRODUCEDS SOME GOOD MATERIAL FOR THEM...STU
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 05:04 pm:|
Is this the same group
Call on me/vocal&inst
on Polydor no.14287
and also on the
Desert Moon record label with a track called
Hold on/come on and ride no.6403.
Or am I getting crossed wires again.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 05:08 pm:|
thanks for the Tri-Sound info,
I Have Ed Crooks brilliant
Thats Alright on the same Label.
|By 1wicked (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 05:53 pm:|
Mel, I think you're right on the Desert Moon connection. CRS is one heckuva thing...but it seems that Desert Moon was Michael Stokes label...so that would be a natural. (It was Stokes who worked with Enchantment, Brass Construction, and B.T. Express...right ????)
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 11:37 pm:|
thanks for that,
I will have to dig out the large bits of info that I have on an interview Michael Stokes gave in the 80s.
A Truly talented guy.
|By andy alonzo (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 11:51 pm:|
hey Sis, you must have missed EJ, back stage at the Legands show, EJ, is a great friend and in my book right up there with Sweet James , David Ruffin, and Hershel Hunter just to name a few. EJs new Gospel CD is great. Andy Alonzo (the Latin Counts)
|By SisDetroit (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 01:00 am:|
Hello Andy. You guys put on a great show. In fact, I think you stole the show. And don't be modest, you know you did. :o) It was really great seeing you. I purchased the cd, and Mr. "C", got you all to autograph the cover for me. The picture I took of you guys in the dressing room came out swell.
I saw EJ Johnson of Enchantment. We discussed his upcoming gospel CD, and the web pages for himself, and a different site for Enchantment. We talked about Soulful Detroit a bit. I took a picture of him with Wendell, and AJ Sparks. Since DMiekle is no longer posting, I guess I'll send a couple pictures to Ritchie to post on the Forum for me.
|By JSmith (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 02:14 am:|
Many thanks for that info on the early days of Enchantment. Anyone know if they actually recorded many tracks for Tri-Sound (did the label actually release any 45's on them) and if so, where the master tapes would be now ??.
I would also be very interested in reading the Michael Stokes interview.
|By Clay (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 04:10 am:|
I went to school with Mike Stokes brother Charles. We were good friend and I remember when he tried to put a studio and a label together in Detroit. Unfortunately,Charles passed at a young age before he could make in all happen, but his younger Brother Mike went on to do some really good things for a lot of labels. Charles was a real stand up guy. Peace
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 11:19 am:|
CLAY: I ALSO KNEW MANY OF MICHAELS FAMILY MEMBERS, INCLUDING HIS MOM...RUTH STEELE, THROUGH MY DAD'S BUSINESS. MIKE'S YOUNGER BROTHER, RICKY STEEL WAS A TALENTED BASKETBALL PLAYER THAT I WAS WORKING WITH RELATING TO HIS SPORTS CAREER. INTERSTING FAMILY...HIS YOUNGEST BROTHER...GENERAL HAD HOPES OF GOING TO MEDICAL SCHOOL...I HOPE IT WORKED OUT FOR HIM...STU
|By Lynn Bruce (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 11:23 am:|
Hey Andy, Feliz Navidad, I hope your doing well. I'm glad your showing some props to Hershel. Not only was Hershal Hunter a great talent, but he was one of the good guys,always friendly, and a hell of a sense of humor.
One night after our gig at Sullivans in Dearborn he needed a ride home. When we got close to his apt.I stopped at a stop sign and this guy came at him thru the open window.He told me to"take off,take off", as I burnt rubber I asked him what was that about. He started laughing and said "ahh just one of my many fans"!!
SLAINTE VA, LYNN
|By Andy Alonzo (22.214.171.124) on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 12:00 am:|
Hey Lynn, Happy Holidays to all. Hershel was a very close friend we sung in a few groups together my favorite was the Martiniques we had much fun, and we sung great as a group The Temps used to come and watch us at the club 12, and steal our choreography. To me Hershel was the best all around singer I Knew, he could sing stacked harmony, tenor, barritone, bass better than any one. Andy Alonzo
|By Lynn Bruce (126.96.36.199) on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 12:16 pm:|
Andy, I remember Hershel at rehearsal used to sing what ever part it took to get the song sounding right. I also remember when ever Bobby Martin would step back to let Hershel sing the lead he would turn around and give me this huge grin and then just sing the hell out of the song!! Man, he cooked no matter what part he did.
Your right, he was an asset to any group he worked with!!
|By Brendeeva (188.8.131.52) on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 12:09 pm:|
Enchantment!!! OOOOO WEEEEE - I had the TOTAL PLEASURE of seeing ENCHANTMENT Saturday night at the Beacon perform. I mean to tell you those guys put it ON!! Jobe's moves didn't miss a stroke and he and E.J's voices were just AWESOME. They had the crowd up and stompin! I can truly say that they have been so drastically under-rated. I truly hope The 70's Soul Jam will add them as regulars, they certainly add spice, zest, excitement and good sound entertainment to the show. I LOVED IT!!!
|By djb (184.108.40.206) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 03:05 pm:|
You are so right !!! The show was truly awesome
and Enchantment definately adds spice to the
show. I am going to post some information about
some of the upcoming shows with Enchantment and
also an address that you can use to obtain any of
their CD's, t-shirts, pictures...etc.
Thanks for the support
|By Brendeeva (220.127.116.11) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 07:52 pm:|
Thank you so much for your response. Were you at the show as well? I had a BALL!! I was trying out this new camera, why I don't know, I should have stuck with my tried and true digital, however, I did manage to get a few good photos of EJ & Jobie and a partial of David. I was taking them from on the stage so they are all side shots but they came out pretty good.
I would be so very happy to get information on their upcoming shows. I hope some are on the East Coast where I am but I have been know to travel all the way across country to see who I want to see :-). Sure, I'd love to have the addres for their CD's, Tee-Shirts and pictures.
|By fayette (18.104.22.168) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 08:49 pm:|
if this is the same group enchantment that
had a hit with Gloria,their lead singer reminds
me so much of clyde mcphatter
|By fayette (22.214.171.124) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 08:49 pm:|
if this is the same group enchantment that
had a hit with Gloria,their lead singer reminds
me so much of clyde mcphatter
|By DSB (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 10:53 am:|
Yes, I was at the show and I was on the stage
also....so we probably were right near each other
and didn't even know it !!!!
I thought the show was great...but it always is.
The group will be coming back to New York in
April at the Westbury Theatre, so hopefully you
can catch them there also !!!
|By Brendeeva (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 04:24 am:|
I don't have any plans for April yet, so that sould like a plan. Will they be performing with The 70's Soul Jam again? I know insiders there, even have a few favors owed to me that I have collected, Ha,Ha.
I was standing to the right side of the stage where the entertainers came out. I had on black leather pants, black real pointed toe slip in mule boots, a black and gray speckled sweater with sheer fringe are the sleeves and sometimes an on and off again full lenghth mink coat. I have a round face, light brown comlexion and right now my hair is long and I had spiral curls all over (candy curls I guess) I'm 4'11" in height.
Do you know Daisy, The Road Manager for the Chi-Lites?
I'm really looking forward to meeing you. April is just around the corner too. Do you think all the snow will be gone by then. We're supposed to get two feet tomorrow, We had about 5 inches over night and into the day. Geez. I ain't gonna complain, I've been really enjoying it.
Look forward to hearing from you
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 08:42 pm:|
I'm listening to 92.3Fm, and those Enchantments sounds so great. "Sing that song EJ" WoooooWee EJ Johnson has a beautiful voice. There is no one else like him.
Fudie, or Fudy, , whatever the DJ's name, whenever he is in his oldies soul mood, he causes everybody call everybody and tell them to listen to 92.3.
|By Brendeeva (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 01:26 am:|
I checked Westbury and found 4/12 as a date that sounds like ENCHANTMENT might be part of, I think its called The Classic Soul Jam". It lists two shows 7:00pm and 10:00: but it didn't list who the entertainer will be. Is this the correct date and Venue? Let me know, I like to plan ahead cause I'm so slow, LOL. LOL Let me know.
|By DSB (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 09:38 am:|
Yes, Enchantment is part of that show. It is
basically the same show that you saw in NYC a few
weeks ago. Hopefully you can plan ahead to be
|By DSB (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 09:50 am:|
I'm sorry I overlooked your other posting. I think
I might have seen you on the stage, but as you
and I both know, there was quite a bit going on
back there. I actually was sitting down on the
same side of the stage that you were on, but
over to the left of the stage.
|By Brendeeva (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 09:42 pm:|
I saw people sitting over there but didn't see an extra seat so I just took the opportunity to stand on the other side to try and get some photos. I had on pretty comfortable shoes so I didn't limp too badly afterwards, LOL, LOL. I do know some lady by the name of Gloria introduced herself to me. I got so tickeled at Cuba and his antics. He's is something else.
Where is the website for The Enchantment CD's etc.?
I will make every effort for Westbury, I'll let you know definitely. My last attempt at Westbury was to try to see The Dramatics & Temptations (who were here Friday Night). It had to be one of the hottest days of the year and my sinuses were giving me a fit, so I after all that preparation, I ended up staying home.
Keep me posted. BTW, my email is posted here
Look to here from you.'
|By Brendeeva (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 09:46 pm:|
Question, Who is the other guy that sings with Enchantment's name. I know EJ's name, David's name and of course Ole dancing Jobie. I don't know the other guy. He was kind to me, he kept me from being trampled over, LOL, LOL.
|By DSB (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 09:25 am:|
It had to be Mickey (bass singer) or Walt.
Mickey is one the original members of the group
and Walt is the "latest" edition. He actually
has been with the guys about two years !!
|By Brendeeva (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 12:36 pm:|
I see where Enchantment is on the Bill with The Dells and The Dramatics in Buffalo,New York at the Shea Theatre . I can't remember the exact date but its in March.
The guy I'm talking about could be Mickey.
|By SisDetroit (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 12:47 pm:|
Hello DSB, and Brendeeva - The bassman Mickey still sounds really great. He still wears that same hair style. :o) But EJ Johnson is the man. That voice is outta sight. "~~~ Sunshine fading away baby...~~~"
|By Brendeeva (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 10:44 pm:|
You know I always go for Da Bassman! and hey, the DO ain't bad either :-), its kinda neat. We have all this snow everywhere. I've been in the house since Friday, I don't really get cabin fever because I'm away from home so much. I'm kinda enjoying this solitude. I haven't done one constructive thing. I did make my bed pretty and frilly soes I can lay around and be really lazy. I had the snow removed from my one car yesterday and decided to remove the snow from the other today. I was a frightful sight. I just pulled my sweats over my PJ's, hair curlers and all. Not a neighbor came out. I probably scared them silly the way I was looking. Ha, Ha, Ha.
"Sunshine keeps fading away baby"..........~~~~ We had 29 inches of snow. GEEZ
Hey Deborah, are you planning on going to Buffalo?
|By DSB (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 09:15 am:|
Yes I will be in Buffalo. Are you going to be
there ? Fortunately, we haven't had a "lot"
of snow here in Detroit this winter, but we have
had our share of cold temperatures.
Don't feel bad about not doing anything constructive...sometimes it's good to just lay
around and relax. I think that's the best thing
about winter. I love to go home some evenings,
start a nice fire in the fireplace, and just be
lazy. Although it doesn't happen often, because
we are moving around so much....I still look
forward to it whenever I can get it !!!
|By Brendeeva (188.8.131.52) on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 10:35 pm:|
I'm seriously thinking about it. I wish that man would stop all this war talk. I haven't been too keen on flying since 9/11. I've already checked the airfares but if I continue to be as neurotic as I am, I might drive up.
I'll let you know for sure.
|By Brendeeva (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 02:18 am:|
I won't be able to get up to Buffalo next weekend. I hope you take lots of pictures and hopefully I can see what I'll be missing. All the groups that are being featured are just spectacular. The Dells, The Dramatics and of course Enchantment. I love them all.
I know you will have a great time.
|By JoeJoe (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 11:43 am:|
Hey guys: enjoyed reading all these clips. I love the Enchantment as well. I played in a band that backed up several vocal groups that Chuck Stokes had when he was trying so hard to get his studio on 12th street going. I remember well having rehersals there and over on Chicago, He had a huge house on the corner. House still looks good. I don't remember all the names, but I remember a guitarist we called "Rabitt". Mike Stokes was very young then. There was Zack Slayter (drums and bongos). I can't remember the female group. But one of the groups lead singer was romantically involved with Chuck. I believe their one song was "Happy Story". Anyone remeber the name of the group?
|By SisDetroit (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:23 pm:|
I enjoyed watching the Dells on one of the PBS specials. I still have my 45's and LP's by the Dells from the 60's. That's going to be a nice show. Have fun Deborah.
|By Brendeeva (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 09:54 pm:|
The Dells were on the 1st PBS Special I believe. They are FABULOUS. Marvin Junior has had some health concerns and does not have the weight from in the past but that voice is just as strong as it ever was, he is AWESOME!!! T.J. Lubinski does a great job putting these shows together.
I'm always spellbound by the performers of my youth still giving command performances. Freda Payne is my new Shero!
They were here with The Tempts February 14th. I have some great photos I took. I can't remember if I sent you a few of them Sis. It was funny when Chuck Barksdale came on stage and said we don't move as fast as we usta, we're senior citizens now. They have lost nothing in their voices and harmony.
Did you hear that Dennis Edwards Temptations review will be on Tom Joyner's cruise? Great news.
I know you will be have a GREAT time tomorrow.
|By SisDetroit (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 12:09 am:|
Brendeeva - You can never get on Tom Joyner's cruise. He sells out too fast.
Well, Deborah, give all the guys a hug for me. Have a safe trip.
|By Brendeeva (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 03:30 pm:|
Oh yes I can. Although his cruises sell out, but not often that fast. I always get notification when its about to go on sale and there is always ample time. You can believe there will be some cabin back on sale before they sail. There always is.
I aint feelin his lineup so far this year. Last year was everything!!!! The only appealing group is Dennis & The Review. I'm not a New Edition fan. I think I heard Mint Condition is also in the line up. He's doing what he always does, he's giving out the entertainment bit by bit daily. So, I'll stay tuned to see if its worth it.
As for me, I'm not really a cruise type gal. I'd rather fly to whatever island and stay for a few days. That one day port of call is not for me. But......If the entertainment is good enough, I'll consider it. Ha, Ha.