|By Kris Peterson (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:08 pm:|
I found out today from Betty Slater (which is another story in herself) that "Proof", a rapper with Eminem's group is McKinley Jackson's (of McKinley Jackson and The Politicians) son.
P.S. A trip, huh?
|By RD (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:11 pm:|
Interesting. Isn't Barrett Strong's son a rapper too?
|By Beebopman (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:14 pm:|
Is Betty Slater the mother of Zacharey Slater. He is a fantastic drummer. If it's the same Betty, I remember back in the day David Ruffin lived (for a very brief period) of time at her house. I was with a band with Zack and we were working hard with Charles Stokes trying to get something going. I wound up leaving the band, but Zack, Michael, Curtis stayed together.
|By acooolcat (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 03:38 am:|
I think Walter "Mr Soul" Jackson and Danny Woods both stayed with Betty. Betty brought Danny to Detroit.
Kris - please give her my regards when you speak to her next.
Graham (in Taiwan)
|By JSmith (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 07:13 am:|
SPYDER TURNER NEWS FLASH.........
Spyder can't get a passport (all his current documents are in the name of Spyder Turner but he wasn't born a Spyder but a Dwight) so he is having to be replaced on the Prestatyn W/Ender bill by Lou Pride (out of Chicago / Texas).
|By Rich (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 12:27 pm:|
Got a question if you don't mind. Zack Slater of the Politcians aka Zachery Frazier, briefly drummer with Funkadelic in '69. There was a keyboard player in the group (Funkadelic) at the time named Mickey Atkins. Know anything about him?
Slater teamed up with Eddie Hazel & Billy Bass on the sessions for The Temptations tremendous "Song for You" Album.
|By Marcel (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 05:06 pm:|
As far as I know is that Mickey Atkins recorded with The Artistics. Don't know what he did after he left Funkadelic.
|By email@example.com (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 09:39 pm:|
Rich: There was a keyboardist with the Funkadelic
named Mickey. But I don't remember his last name. He was very, very talented, but extremely quiet. Seemed almost to not fit as part of that group. back to Betty for a moment....: She has such a good heart. She loved the business and did what she could to help many of us starving musicians. She never asked for a dime. Gave us somewhere to sleep, something to eat and basically kept many of us from being homeless while we focused on our music and trying to get a break.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 08:21 pm:|
Paulie three shoes was on the Joey and Patti Lattanzi Italian Hour at 7:15 pm this evening as a call in. He is expected to do an in studio visit next week.
They tell me that the phones lit up when he called in.
Must be a popular fella!