|By yoyoshep (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 12:45 am:|
Mr. McDougal I enjoyed very much the pictures you supplied for the book Motown: The Golden Years. Do you know when the book House Afire Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Thom Bell and the Sound of Philadelphia will be coming out? Also did you contribute pictures from the Philly Era for that book?
|By Eli (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 11:11 am:|
Yo yo shep
Fill me in????? Dont know about that one dude!!!
|By yoyoshep (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 12:17 pm:|
Mr.Eli I believe John A. Jackson is writing the book House Afire Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Thom Bell and the Sound of Philadelphia. I saw this information posted some time ago on a question and answer link posted by Mr. Jackson. Also, Mr. McDougal posted Mr. Jackson's picture on the HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOM BELL link and stated that Mr. Jackson was writing a Philly book. The book Motown: The Golden Years I picked up some time ago. It was written by Bill Dahl and says; Photos by Weldon A. McDougall III. This book was published in 2001. Incidently I read that you produced some sides on Bunny Sigler's latest. Can't wait to hear it. Mr. Eli I recently came across a CD by an artist named Anthony White called "Could It Be Magic." I've never heard this album. Can you give any info? As always, thanks for your time.
|By Sly fan (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 02:57 pm:|
I have the Motown book, truly amazing...but the Philly book I am dying to get. The only book that I have that really gives Philly its due and in detail is Teddy P's book (which was great too!!)but thats about it.
Mr.Eli :Mucho, Mucho, Mucho props to you sir...I was going through my record stash and I am so much of a Philly fan that I found a tune called "Wan Tu Wah Zuree which was written by you and two other gentlemen. Then I was listening to the Jackie Mooore lp (with "This Time" and I was like wow this has a very "Philly" vibe. I looked and it has you as the producer of that album and "This Time" is one of my favorite tunes including the O'Jays original version. I have a question for you Mr. Eli, because this song is soooo beautiful and the melody is so alluring what is the story behind "We're On The Right Track"?(Ultra High Frequency and Blue Magic's version) What is Ultra High Frequency up to these days and did they ever release an lp? Thank you for your time and your memories...Peace.
|By dvdmike (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 04:21 pm:|
Yo Yo Shep, where did you find that CD? I would love to get a copy. I had the LP back in the '70s.
|By 1wicked (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 07:15 pm:|
Slyfan..have you heard South Shore Commission's version of "We're On The Right Track" ? You could almost swear that it was Damon Harris on lead vocals.....
Just a killer song....
|By Sly fan (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 08:40 pm:|
oh yeah thats right they did do a version of that song, nah Damon was in the Tempts then.
Thats a killer dance tune!!
|By jack (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 01:13 pm:|
Weldon send me your phone number. Jack
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 06:48 am:|
Hi guys, I talked to John Jackson last week ,he told me the book,,( the working title is House on Fire) Will be out next year, yes I did contribute photos from the philly era for the book,Bobby Eli did not produce any of the songs on the new Bunny Sigler CD.
|By RD (126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 07:42 am:|
The lead on Ultra High Frequency's version of "We're On the Right Track" sounds just like Smokey Robinson.
|By R&B (188.8.131.52) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 09:47 am:|
MOTOWN THE GOLDEN YEARS?WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 10:26 am:|
Go to www.Amazon.com\books\ Motown The Golden Years.
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 10:30 am:|
WELDON: FIRST OF ALL...SIS DETROIT IS THE COOLEST!!!...SECOND...I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WORK WITH THE DRAMATICS....PLEASE REMIND LENNY MAYES THAT HE PROMISED TO POST ON THIS SITE!!!...I WILL CALL HIM AGAIN...BUT PLEASE TELL HIM THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR HERE...AND HIS INPUT WOULD BE MOST WARMLY WELCOMED!!!...YOU HAVE A GREAT COLLECTION OF PHOTOS WHICH I ENJOYED VIEWING...THANKS...STUBASS
|By Soulpuss (18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 10:42 am:|
Could you provide some info on the Coalitions. I really dig their balld "Instead ... How Are You".
Who was in the lineup. I noticed it came out first on Redun. I presumed it started to sell and then Phila.A.Soul picked it up.
Where are the members now.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 01:50 pm:|
I was unaware of the books title.
I did contribute my two cents toward it and I intend to contribute some more.
Thanks for the wonderful compliments as it is always great to be appreciated because here in Philly they take us for granted and treat us like yesterday's news.
As soon as I leave the city the respect factor goes up with each mile traveled.
Were on the right track was a song that Allen Felder and Norman Harris wrote and should have been a big hit.
U.H.F. was a short lived group and I dont think that they ever were a working act.
Also, you dont have to call me "mister", as Eli or Bobby will do just fine.
|By Sly fan (126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 04:26 pm:|
Bobby, Thanx a million-kazillion for taking time out to respond. Yes, "Right Track" has that hit quality without a doubt and that it shouldve been. I am a lover of just great music all around but Philly has always struck a personal chord for me in the sense of message and style. You guys are beyond yesterday's news..you guys are heroes that set standards which others came to follow (just as Motown,Chess, Stax, Hi Records, Curtom, Enjoy,Ric Tic,Westbound,The Mighty Vee Jay records,etc set those standards as well) . The Philly Sound is what Miles Davis did for Jazz, you guys breathed new life into this thing we call Soul music. Y'all created the soundtracks for our lives... I listen "Love Is The Message" religously!! You guys should be written in the history books along with the Funk Bros. and many other great musicians/writers who never get their due. But a friend once told me this..he says that "the people that really care are the people that know". There's a lotttta people that care and they all dont live in the UK (lol!!whats up to my UK family!!). Bobby, here is my email addy firstname.lastname@example.org , just keep to keep in contact as well as all the other soul fanatics just like me who are on this forum.
Ps: so you are the "son" on Engine # 9!!wow!! You killed it (that means good) on that solo!! Is that Karl Chambers on drums cuz maaaann... that song is still a funk killer!! "Wicked" tops it off with the cougar-like yell at end!!?? AWESOME!! (is that Larry Washington on Congas?).
Thanx a mil Bobby!!
Mr. Mc Dougall,
I also want thank you for putting out the MOTOWN: The Golden Years book. I learned so much more about Motown and its artists. I really love the piece you did on the FUNK BROS. that was my favorite out of all the photos and the stories were really cool too!! Thank you for your being the man behind the man and making things happen. Mainly creating a blueprint of a musical movement that has touched all of our lives.
Dj A-Ski aka Sly Fan
|By dvdmike (188.8.131.52) on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 04:42 pm:|
Oh geez, Mr. Eli!
|By Mark Speck (184.108.40.206) on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 12:19 am:|
Sly--is that "Wan Tu Wah Zuree" by George Tindley on Wand?
|By Sly fan (220.127.116.11) on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 12:25 am:|