|By FAYETTE (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 03:10 pm:|
OK GUYS AND DOLLS I THINK IT TIME WE PAID TRIBUTE
TO THE SONG WRITERS. LOOK AT YOUR HAND AND ON
EACH FINGER TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE SONG WRITER
AND WHY.I'LL GET THE BALL TO ROLLING.
1. STEVIE WONDER-STEVIE HAS A GOD GIVEN TALENT
WRITING TO HIM IS AS NATURAL AS BREATHING
2. ARETHA FRANKLIN-SHE PAINTS A PORTRAIT OF
HER SOUL WITH HER SONG WRITING
3.SMOKIE ROBINSON-I THINK HE IS THE KING OF
DREAMY LOVE BALLARDS
4.BOBBY ELI CAUSE HE IN THIS FORUM AND I BETTER
ACKNOWLEDE HIS GREAT SONG WRITING SKILLS
5.CURTIS MAYFIELD-HE DID WONDERS FOR THE IMPRESSIONS AND BLACK CULTURE
|By 1wicked (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 04:29 pm:|
(1) Bobby Eli
(2) Vinnie Barrett
(4) Linda Creed/Thom Bell
(5) Rod Temperton
All have the ability to make a beautiful song out of unique subject matter or put words to love's phases & changes that *we* have no words for.
(2) Jam & Lewis
The ability to write quality music for several unique artists & not have all sound the same.
(1) Bill Withers
Songs that dealt with common themes....easy to relate to
(1) "The Corporation"
Happy music for a happy time
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 08:38 pm:|
Thanks guys and gals for putting me in the company of such greats!!!
I am "tickled brown"!!!
|By Soulpuss (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 08:55 pm:|
Van McCoy, Jimmy Lewis, Sam Dees. Phillip Mitchell, Swammp Dog, Frank Johnson, Jackie Avery
|By Vickie (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 09:00 pm:|
Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, Marvin Gaye,
John Lennon, Burt Bacharach...
Curent folks..Diane Warren , Carole Bayer Sager
I'll think some more...I love so many..
|By mhc (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 09:44 pm:|
|By PhilH (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 02:12 am:|
Smokey. Elegant eloquence. (Or eloquent elegance?)
|By M.McLeanTech (184.108.40.206) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 11:12 pm:|
Bobby Eli introduced me to sweet Annie.
What a wonderful girl!
Phillysoul is on the level!
What a romance!
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 11:17 pm:|
MARSHALL: THATS SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|By M.McLeanTech (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 11:33 pm:|
What is sick about my Annie?
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 11:37 pm:|
TIME TO REFOCUS MIKE!!!...THAT POST WAS INTENTED FOR MARSHALL!!!...I'M SURE THAT YOUR ANNIE IS A FINE UPSTANDING WOMAN!!!...CHEERS...STU
|By john dixon (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 06:10 am:|
so many great songwriters, here's a few of my favorites---
there's ,of course, Smokey and Stevie
those other classic Motown teams--
not Motown but classic nonetheless-Bacharach/David
can't forget those southern soul songwriting titans--Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Al Green & Willie Mitchell
favorite contemporary songwriters--
|By stephanie (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:49 am:|
I would have to say
Carole King and Carly Simon - Two of the finest singer songwriters who are women to come out of that era in the 70s.
Holland Dozier Holland of course and the Corporation and Deke Richards.
Frank Wilson and Pam Sawyer
Ashford and Simpson..
|By Soulpuss (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 09:10 am:|
Chips Moman, Papa Don, Carl Davis, Willie Mitchell, Bert Berns, Bert Keyes, Clyde Otis,Tommy Couch, Riley Hampton, Banks & Hampton, Johnny Baylor, Luther Dixon, Teddy Randazzo, Tom Moulton,Gilbert Kong, Herb Powers, Patrick Adams,Don Davis, Gene Page,
|By Livonia Ken (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 09:22 am:|
How about Leonard Caston and Anita Poree who worked so fruitfully with Frank Wilson in the 70s, especially on those Eddie Kendricks tracks.
As great a songwriter as Stevie became, credit should also be given to Clarence Paul, Henry Cosby, and Sylvia Moy for some of those great 60s hits.
|By Soulpuss (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 09:56 am:|
Oops some of the folks in my last post were really "behind the scene" working at mastering, mixing, producing etc.
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 11:48 am:|
I DID WONDER ABOUT YOUR MENTION OF GENE PAGE SOULPUSS...LEGENDARY ARRANGER...BUT NOT KNOWN FOR HIS SONGWRITING SKILLS...ALTHOUGH HIS BROTHER...BILLY PAGE...DID WRITE THE CLASSIC..."THE IN CROWD"!!!...STU
|By 1wicked (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 12:39 pm:|
Ken, was it Poree & Caston that actually had their own album on Motown in the early-mid 70's ?
CRS has set in...but I recall that it was a songwriters album. Though not the 1st recorded version, it did feature their own (as writers) version of "I'll Leave A Light In My Window".
It was, as I recall, a decent project...but there was no push behind it.
|By R&B (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 09:28 am:|
SMOKEY,CURTIS MAYFIELD,HDH,BERRY GORDY,MICHAEL JACKSON,STEVIE WONDER,MARVIN GAYE,STROLLER,LEIBER.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 10:06 am:|
Leiber and Stoller.
|By R&B (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 11:01 am:|
THANKS MEL,YOU'VE SAVED ME AGAIN.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 11:34 am:|
us prospectors stick together.