|By medua9e (188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 11:10 pm:|
Hello Bobby Eli,
I just read just about the whole conversation I started on "Rap replacing Real Music"...and from what I've read, U only voiced your opinion like everyone else did. My son is N LA as we speak, working on a Rap video etc. I don't like some os his stuff he's put 2gether 4 the Video & Songs,but that's what he wants 2 do, I raised him well. The reason he can't get on,is because he doesn't use a lot of profanity etc. but he's still trying anyway(unfortunately I think he's rady 2 use the ugly words). I said that 2 say this~he knows he has female relativess, if he decides 2 use the B---ch or H-- words, then that's him, NOT talking about me.I Luv my son very much, but I don't have 2 agree on everything he does. Like I said B4, I'm not personal friends with these celebrities, I only know how I live, most of all I know how 2 live. NO, I'm N no way wealthy, but I don't get offended by what someone elses ideas, thoughts, or opinions R either(everyone has those). U haven't said or done anything wrong. We all know who we R, and what we R. I think some celebrities don't care what we think or say, as long as we support them by buying their items (gym shoes, CD's, Rims, clothes etc). If this is what caused U 2 leave the forum, there is such thing as freedom of speech here N america, so until further notice...U CAN TALK!!!
|By R&B (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:02 am:|
HEY,HEY,HEY WE'RE SENDING OUT AN S.O.S!
|By fayette (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:05 am:|
bobby eli.......bobby eli, come in
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:14 am:|
We need to hear from you. You've been here way too long to just want to leave. I think there is more going on here than meets the eye Bobby. I want to talk with you today. I'll call your Philly number. Hope you are there. Bobby, you are so much a part of Soulful Detroit. You have been here just about as long as me. We can work this out, whatever the problem is. We love you here Bobby.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 01:49 pm:|
Hi Guys and Gals of the forum:
I do appreciate the outpouring of love that the members of the forum have given me since my "sign off" last night.
I did not want to be the catalyst for any ongoing
"war" so to speak, its just that I have a certain way of expressing myself that may not be pallatable to "certain" individuals on this form.
Unfortunately in these contmporary times in which we live, being a "star" is not always predicated on sheer talent alone.
It has been a known fact that sometimes, female artists are taken advantage of and must perform certain sexual favors in return and yes, this is a sad state albeit pervasive.
So when I had mentioned that a certain "singer" may have performed one of these favors , in a somewhat graphic manner, it was misconstrued and taken out of context by some members of the forum
and its repercussions posted on this forum prompted me to bid adieu to my friends here
on the forum.Whereby I am not one for offending anyone on purpose, I thought that it would be better that I sign off.
|By Ralph (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:12 pm:|
Bobby, I think you better talk this over with Paule 3 Shoes so he can kick your ass back here where you belong. We're musicians pal and have our own unique ways of getting our points across. Those that don't quite get it will just have to try and understand where we have been and what we have been through. Now let's call it all even OK? Please Bobby.
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:14 pm:|
|By Ralph (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:17 pm:|
Yeah you are MF.
|By medusa9e (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:18 pm:|
Glad 2 hear from U Eli,
...but IF EVERYONE leave because SOMEONE is "offended", there will B NO ONE left on this FORUM. If the "OFFENDED" person left, then...
ok, it's like if U can't stand the heat N the kitchen, then leave...and this is no offenst 2 anyone.
No One knows (everything) about how, what gestures or favors certain (singers, rappers, actors, actresses. talk show hosts), celebrities do 2 make it where they want 2 B. This is Y WE R adults on this Forum. Mature enough 2 give it and take it back.
Eli, U have been here 2 long 2 let this happen. WE ALL STAND WITH U..can I get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th emotion and an Amen fron the Amen corner...?? Holla Back! What do U think about that Eli?...We R still your friends here, and we need your input...ok? ok? OK (and I'm a new person here). s m i l e
|By Eli (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:34 pm:|
|By ME (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:41 pm:|
Eli - I read your post and I wasn't offended. What you said is nothing compared to what the rap artist say on recordings and videos. All of the sex scenes, gestures, innuendos, portrayed in the videos are far more sexually graphic and explicit than what you said.
If the "ladies" were offended, they should send letters to the recording companies who support the sex, and crime videos being fed to our children.
|By fayette (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:48 pm:|
bobby eli you stop and listen to the majority.
everybody is telling you sometimes not everyone
on this forum will understand what you trying to
relate.shudd somebody called my opinion stupid,
but we all have our opinions and it's our right
to speak out minds. so how dare you even think
of leaving us.stay with us and make us happy
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:53 pm:|
As I said to you on the phone and I will say it on the forum for the umpteenth time until I turn blue, with all of the legends who have left the earth recently (Cholly Atkins, Nina Simone, Earl King) this is the time when we really need them the most to help us maintain (or rebuild) a level of excellence that makes an entertainer/singer/musician rise above the pack. You - along with many others - are one who does that, even though it may leave you jaded at times about the industry and how the games are played.
You made your apologies and your peace. Now, come on out and let's have some fun again.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:54 pm:|
this site wouldnt be the same without guys like you man.
I love every post you put on and always look forward to reading them.
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:55 pm:|
I wish that "everyone" would see it that way, and if certain people are prudish that so be it.
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:57 pm:|
Fayette and all. I just spoke with Bobby. All is well. He was concerned that he offended some and Bobby being the type of guy he is is not comfortable with offending anyone. He does however have to say what is on his mind. Those of us that are fortunate enough to know Bobby know that he would never intentionally try and offend anyone. However the man has more experience in this business than most and he will pretty much call things as they are. That is the purpose of this forum. Welcome home Bobby.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:10 pm:|
Thanks Ralph for the welcome.
|By fayette (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:18 pm:|
bobby eli is open minded in his thinking,even
if it get's misenterpreted,but we too have
to keep a open mind. not everybody say things the way
you wish to hear. i read his post,understood
every word.i've heard worst stuff in rap songs.
glad chu back bobby
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:20 pm:|
Thanks Miss Fayette, I sure do appreciate it dear!!
|By Karyl (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:36 pm:|
Bobby, I don't really know what is going on and haven't read enough to even understand it, but I do know one thing, this forum NEEDS you! Please stay!
|By TonyRussi (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:37 pm:|
Mr Bobby Eli, I'm tryin to get it together to come up to Detroit May 22nd & you & Vonnie are 2 people I'm really lookin forward to meeting.You are one of my favorite songwriters and your knowledge about the business has really helped us all on SoulfulDetroit!Thanks for being here.
|By LAQUISHAH (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:41 pm:|
You are staying...Paulie will see to that!!!
you don't want to deal with Blondie 4 Pockets,
|By R&B (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:53 pm:|
HEY ELI,YOU'VE PROBUBLY FORGOTTEN MORE MUSIC THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER KNOW,TO HAVE A PERSON HERE WITH YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IS FANTASTIC,I MEAN A MUSIC GURU RIGHT HERE ON THE FORUM,THE MUSIC YOU'VE WRITTEN AND THE ARTIST YOU KNOW,YOU SIR ARE A LEGEND AND IT WOULD BE OUR LOST IF YOU LEFT,SO I HOPE YOU STICK AROUND AND CONTINUE TO LET US LEARN FROM YOU.YOUR PAL R&B
|By Eli (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 04:10 pm:|
Thanks everyone from the bottom of my heart.
That sure does make me feel great!
|By stephanie (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 09:12 pm:|
You aint goin nowhere
Philly is back in the house Yall!!!
|By medusa9e (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 09:19 pm:|
'nuff said~~~~~~~~& welcome back Eli!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 09:26 pm:|
Once again..my sincerest thanks go out to all of you for being understanding understanding in this matter.
|By Carl Dixon London (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 04:02 am:|
Hi Bobby, seems like I have missed all the commotion. No matter what, you are needed in more ways than one on soulfuldetroit.
|By Lexuses71 (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 11:27 am:|
Glad to see you had a change of heart and decided to hang!
The truth is not always palettable for some, and I understood where you were coming from the first time. You have far too much to contribute to all of us 'hungry for knowledge' people here. You can see the love an respect folks have for you here. Glad you are going to be around.
|By fayette (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 03:07 pm:|
all bobby did, was use a colorful way of saying
"the casting couch". that's been there for
years. that's why i said i understood him.
he better stay with us or all the angels
will give him a stanking.
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 05:18 pm:|
Thanks Lex, Fayette and Carl. I sure do appreciate being appreciated.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 05:28 pm:|
dont ever change man,
keep on saying it like it is.
you are one of the reasons why I am on this fine site.
A good amount of my record collection is thanks to your fine self and Weldon,Herb Johnson.Little Jimmy Scott etc.
That awesome philly connection,
So many rare/northern soul dancers credited to philly and a lot with your personal hallmark.The things you have told us is second to none.
Keep on keeping on Bobby(andthensome)
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 05:59 pm:|
Thanks for the great comment!!
My greatest desire is to have an International
Soulful Detroit Convention with all of the wonderful people here on the forum in attendance alternating yearly between London and Detroit.
I believe that the seeds have been planted for something bigger and greater!!
|By stephanie (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 08:26 pm:|
I saw a picture on the Internet of a white guy in the 70s with long curly hair and it said Bobby Eli is that you?
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 09:15 pm:|
What site was it on?
I did have curly hair most of my playing days especially in the heyday.
As far as white goes, it is the soul inside that counts!!
|By stephanie (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 03:28 pm:|
I didnt mean to offend you I dont care if you are pink you have soul my friend..I will get the link later on tonite and post it and you can see the picture,...I have to go back to work..
Eli's Angel (SHHHHH dont tell Stubass)
|By stephanie (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 08:13 pm:|
Okay Bobby the last row and the guy in the middle and the picture says Soulful Detroit is that you in the 70s ..with that hat!!!
|By M.McLeanTech (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 09:10 pm:|
Are you going to answer my email about dinner with Annie or not?
|By stephanie (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 09:14 pm:|
Hey Mike Mclean Tech
I was reading Berry Gordy's book TO Be Loved and he mentioned you in it.....I thought that was great. I know you probably dont care but I just wanted to let you know I noticed it and he gave you a great compliment..
|By M.McLeanTech (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 09:33 pm:|
Have you followed my posts on the forum? Some are very serious, and others are drunken.
Anyone as serious as I am has to blow off steam once in a while. Like every night.
|By SisDetroit (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 10:10 pm:|
That is Bobby Eli. Groovin in 1975.
|By M.McLeanTech (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 10:52 pm:|
I am trying to be an angel. I should try again to answer your thoughtful and much appreciated post.
It was very nice that you posted your awareness of me. I am discovering that nice people are actually worth while. You are a very nice person.
I want to thank you right now for your kind thought. I am not accustomed to kind expressions of decent feelings from the heart. This is because I am the mental equivalent of a professional wrestler, like Hulk Hogan.
You reached out to me with a post on the forum. I suppose that you have not seen my bad side, when I get drunk. I am drunk right now.
For some reason (I suspect that I finally am going to change my attitude: Emotional maturity is a good thing, not a bad thing) I feel like being nice.
Perhaps the rest of the soul music (besides what I like) is worth tolorating. Perhaps classical music is like precision gage blocks accurate to a millionth of an inch. Perhaps using a "Wescott" classic wood ruler with a razor blade is the most effective way to do millions of wonderful household loving expressions of artistic ideas.
I have been watching a lot of the TV show "Blind Date." I have learned a whole lot about how childish humans can act the fool and shoot themselves in the foot.
I finally can see that I cannot escape the fact that I must grow up and be a decent human being.
I thank you for your insight and kindness, and I wish you all the best.
|By Linda Di. (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 11:21 pm:|
I mostly lurk here, sometimes post. I'm a die-hard Philly and Detroit music fan and self-appointed president of the Sweeties fan club (Carla can confirm that! LOL). And whatever happened, please Mr. Eli -- don't go away. You're a legend and we are honored that you hang with us here and share your knowledge and memories.
|By Eli (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 11:32 pm:|
Yup!!! That is a bad picture of me.
|By stephanie (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 11:54 am:|
Where is Bobby Eli? I sure do miss him is he busy in the studio or something?
PS I miss Deke Richards and Dennis Coffey too but I guess they are out making a living...
|By Vonnie (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 12:05 pm:|
Bobby is a little under the weather, but I will tell him you miss him. He'll be back soon.
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 01:37 pm:|
Thanks for the update...We were wondering what's up with Mr. Eli.
Email me sometime! (email@example.com)
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By stephanie (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 02:16 pm:|
Thank you Vonnie I have a horrible cold myself and didnt work today I hope he feels better send him my love
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 07:19 am:|
Hi guys and gals,
I had to go into the hospital for hernia surgery but I am back and all is well.
|By stephanie (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 08:46 am:|
I knew it Bobby Eli is outspoken but when it comes to himself he is quiet. I am soooo glad you are ok now..I hope you recover quickly I couldnt live without you on this board....
An Eli Angel
(STUBASS is going to get me for flocking around to all of the different harums!!)
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 08:54 am:|
I just had to take care of it because it was starting to be problematic and it had to be done before more problems ensued, but I am up and running as I am a quick healer!!
|By Funkyone D J Dollar BILL (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 08:56 am:|
That's what you get for not having a roadie carry your amps and gear for you!LOL
|By R&B (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 09:07 am:|
WELCOME BACK ELI,AND BE CAREFUL WITH THAT LIFTING.
|By Eli (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 09:08 am:|
It was an incisional hernia fro an old surgery that got progressively worse.
|By TonyRussi (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 09:39 am:|
Hope you feel better Bro. Take it eazy.
|By Ralph (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 09:42 am:|
Take it easy pal. Get Paulie to do the dirty work. Glad you're OK.
|By 1Wicked (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 10:31 am:|
Big ups for taking care of the problem before it escalated...and I'm glad you're on the mend.
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 10:56 am:|
Take care of yourself and don't lift any heavy Gibson guitars for a while!
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 12:21 pm:|
Aw shucks guys!!!
I dont know what to say but THANKS!!!!
|By DF (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 12:32 pm:|
I didn't know Fender Strats or Gibbie Les Paul's were THAT heavy. I know 60s and 70s Fender Basses are. (11 Pounds???)
Stay well, Eli.
|By Vickie (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 12:44 pm:|
Bobby, Take care of yourself..
you have a lot of music left in you friend..
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 01:04 pm:|
I'm referring to the Wes Montgomery-sized Gibsons, pal...
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By medusa9e (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 11:46 pm:|
I hope U feel better and keep your Follow Up appointments. I hope 2 C U on May 23rd.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GET WELL SOON~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|By M.McLeanTech (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 10:26 pm:|
I'm over here on Torresdale Avenue in Philly at Annie's house and typing on her computer. We were hoping that we could see you and Yavone. It would be nice to hear from you.
Here are a few words from Annie:
Mike and I feel that we should all get together for the dinner that we talked about.
Mike McLean and his sweetheart, Annie
|By Tevya (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 11:17 pm:|
Hi Mike and Annie!!
Welcome to Philly Mike>
Looking forward to seeing you and Annie on Thursday afternoon.
|By Eli (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 10:34 pm:|
I had a wonderful day hanging with Mike McLean and Annie.
Took some great pics and went to dinner and had plenty of "shop talk"
Mike is a very funny guy and kept me in stitches (litterally!!)
|By M.McLeanTech (188.8.131.52) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 08:26 am:|
Bobby Eli is my new best friend, because he introduced me to Annie. We are like to love birds. (Annie and me, that is!)
Bobby is a very smooth and diplomatic conversationalist who drew me out into a fantastic conversation about studio microphones, studio acoustic treatments, Motown history, and how I got out of going to Vietnam.
The dinner (for which I gladly paid, over his objections that he wanted to buy) was great, and I was very pleased that he finished up all his food. I hate waste. My Mother used to say that I should finish up all my dinner because little children were going hungry in Vietnam.
All in all, a fine visit. We will meet again at the Cass Cafe party.
|By stephanie (184.108.40.206) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 08:38 am:|
Im glad that you all were able to get together and go over all of the old times I wish it were me!!!
A Newly Initiated MikeMcleanTech Angel
Im sneaking around on STUBASS and Bobby Eli..oh oh here they come I guess its time to give up my wings!!!!!
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 11:37 am:|
hey stephNIE, its paulie(over here)
waddya mean sneakin round on my goombas ELI AN STU, EH???
ah vagarooch michela micheline, morrone, capice!@#$%^&*() dey are my paisans an ya gotta do right by em, get my drift, eh...EH????
|By paulie3shoes (18.104.22.168) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 11:44 am:|
opps!! dat shoulda read paulie3shoes, capice???@#$%^&*()_
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 12:29 pm:|
Wow, this must be my week.
I have been blessed with a visit by the one and only...Carl Dixon all the way from London!!!
Carl is right here as I write.
Would you like to coment Carl???
That's true - here I am - jet lagged, but enjoying the visit and meeting Bobby, for the first time! It truly is a thrill. And the bus journey only cost me $2.00!
|By KevGo (126.96.36.199) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 01:01 pm:|
Welcome to the USA...the home of baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and all things soulful.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 01:07 pm:|
STEPHANIE: DID YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN THE PRINCIPALS OFFICE WHEN YOU WERE IN SCHOOL???...JUST WONDERING???...HEY MIKE: SINCE BOBBY AND ALL GOT *MY* FREE LUNCH...I'LL BE AWAITING YOUR RETURN TO LOS ANGELES WITH OPEN ARMS AND A *BIG* APPETITE!!!...STUBASS
|By stephanie (184.108.40.206) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 02:23 pm:|
I went to Catholic school ALL of my life and I was a champion speller and I became a Motown and Philadelphia nut at the age of eight. I had a lot of friends but had more fun reading Joel Whitburn chart books and periodicals about music and listening to the radio and records all day long........
I had no idea that at the age of 40 I would actually get to talk to George Kerr and Jerry Corbetta and Bobby Eli and Dennis Coffey and so many others on the internet and yourself.
I was an A student in everything except math (well
algebra..basic math I was fine) IN college I won awards for public speaking and at that time I was a good singer I dont sing anymore but Im a great dancer almost as good as Michael Jackson no joke!!!!!!!
I wanted to be a journalist like our own Sue and then I wanted to become a songwriter but alas I didnt pursue those avenues but its never too late!!!!
I live in Maryland not far from Washington DC and I am learning how to walk again I was in an accident a few years ago but in a few months ill be 100 percent I work from home right now......
the (recuperating) Stubass Angel......
PS I never answered your question I was never in the principals office I was known as a goody goody but I did wind up there once because I was sick and I had to go in there to call my mother to pick me up and bring me home. The kids used to laugh at me bringing my Supremes records to school but not when Floy Joy was hot everybody was singing that on the playground...oh the memories,,
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 02:29 pm:|
YOU GO "ANGEL" GIRL...AND IF YOU NEED A BREAK FROM ALL THE WALKING...FEEL FREE TO USE THOSE "WINGS"!!!..."GOODIE TWO SHOES"???...IS THAT THE ANTITHISIS OF "PAULIE THREE SHOES"???...KEEP UP THE RECOVERY AND I'M SURE THAT YOU'LL BE "MOONWALKING" IN NO TIME AT ALL!!!...REGARDS...STU(ANGEL DADDY)BASS
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 02:38 pm:|
you god-damn Lucky person you.
Ask Bobby to Give ya a blast of his awesome
'you can offer me your Love
on a silver platter,
But I wont take it.
Any time girl,
fast forward along with those fantastic brass and horns
if you want my love,
you gotta change your ways for me baby
THEN YOU WILL BE
THE LADY FOR ME
YOU GOT TO
PROVE YOURSELF A LADY"
that record has and still is one of the sounds that made the rare soul scene what it is and personally to me
is what the all-nighters is all about.
Bobby'the cat who sure knows where its at'Eli.
hope you can get him to give ya a blast.
Mel(picking himself up after realising how old he is and cant move like he used to).
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 02:40 pm:|
Thank you for giving us some of your background. I'm sure you must realize by now that you are one of the forum's special members. Your scholastic achievements further proves that this place is populated by some extremely gifted people. Please continue on the road to recovery and I hope you're up and dancing real soon.
|By Carl Dixon Philly (126.96.36.199) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 04:24 pm:|
Mel, we have spoken about 'Prove'! I cannot believe I am here. I keep thinking I am dreaming......
|By fayette (188.8.131.52) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 04:32 pm:|
somebody need to come to atlanta and take elite angel fayette
to dinner.stubass how you been.oh eli how
did you ever come out with the blue magic
|By MEL&THEN SOME9 (184.108.40.206) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 05:06 pm:|
I envy you man,
Enjoy yourself mate.
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 05:40 pm:|
"ELITE ANGEL" ONE!!!...STUBASS WOULD LOVE TO COME TO ATLANTA AND PLUCK A GEORGIA PEACH OFF THE TREE...BUT DUE TO EMPLOYMENT CONSTRAINTS AT THIS TIME...I WILL BE UNABLE TO MAKE IT!!!...HOWEVER...IF MIKE MCLEAN WOULD BE WILLING...I'D GLADLY DONATE MY FREE LUNCH TO YOU...COURTESY OF MIKE (HE OWES ME)...AND IF HE CAN MAKE IT TO ATLANA...IT'S YOURS "ANGEL"...PLUS...I'M SURE THAT MR. MCLEAN WOULD KEEP YOU IN STITCHES!!!...STU(A.D.)BASS
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 08:16 am:|
I was over Bobby,s house yesterday, and saw Carl from the UK, we talked about everything,he is a very nice guy, have a nice time in Detroit,tell we meet again
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 09:40 am:|
Bobby was kind enough to call me yesterday so I could say hello to Carl. We had a great brief little chat. Carl, the kettle is on anytime you choose to visit.
|By Carl Dixon/Market Street/Philadelphia (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 11:01 am:|
My visit to Philadelphia could not have been better, yesterday. I met Bobby and we spent hours just chatting about the music, the history of it, eveything connected with the Philly sound, although at times, it was overwhelming. I now realise how little I know. The history of the music business here is awsom, and I can see why us Brits often want to come across here and pay our respects. Rabbits kept coming out of Bobby's hat - Weldon came around and surprised me, which was truly a thrill. I was speachless and again overwhelmed.
Weldon, thank you so much for taking the trouble to come and say hi! I feel so humble to be in your presence. And I do not think I would be out of order saying you have a fantastic voice and I cannot believe you sang out loud whilst we listened to some of your fantastic productions. Hearing you yesterday and witnessing you both doing what you do best, makes me feel so proud I love this music and worthy to be in your company. You have made an English man very happy. I am sure we will meet again it will be an honour to shake your hand once more.
And then.........I spoke to Ralph on the phone and we chatted for a minute or two about making a fresh pot of tea!! Ralph, You sound so young and amzingly different from what I expected. But, I still detect a Detroit accent in there somewhere.... Thank you Ralph.
Bobby kindly arranged for me to chat to others and I was in shock, I think. Bobby - thank you so much for looking after me yesterday. It was wonderful to make the trip to meet you. Now, I cannot wait for Sunday to meet you again!! This time I will video more and try and get a storyline to our pending musical pilgrimage to the city of brotherly love, New York and Detroit. Once again, a big thank you!
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 11:10 am:|
It was a thrill meeting you as well and I am happy that you had a good time.
Thanks for the wonderful gifts as well.
I love your energy and enthusiam and your zest and passion for the music and I truly enjoyed your music as well.
Looking forward to hoking up tomorrow(sunday)along with David and Harry.
|By Eli (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 11:11 am:|
Just a reminder to listen to Felix Hernandez on wbgo.org
He is on now until 2pm.
|By David Meikle (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 10:32 am:|
I'm so pleased to report that we have arrived in Phiily and the home of Bobby Eli.
This shaping up to be one exciting day.
Mr Mike McLean is about to drop in to see us. So that should be interesting!
After that we are heading for Weldon McDougall's.
Say no more!
Will report tomorrow.
|By MEL&THENSOME (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 11:18 am:|
send my best to Weldon please.
|By Davie Gordon (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 12:01 pm:|
You'll be pleased to know that it's raining cats and dogs in Glasgow - now there's a surprise :-)
Hope you and Harry and Carl have a great time -
I'll be there in spirit if not physically.
Will phone you when you get back.
|By Soul Sister (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 03:21 pm:|
You must be having a ball all I can say is right on right on my brother! You've been busy with visitors all month! Hope everyone's having a good time. We love you man.
Jeanie & Jimmy
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 10:38 am:|
Hi Guys and Gals!!
Had a wonderful time yesterday.
First Carl D, David M and Harry D arrived at around 10:15 am and then Mike M. rang up and said that he and Annie were on their way.
It was great camerraderie all the way around and then Mike held court by telling some great stories about Motown and about his visit to Nashville.
Then the phone rang and it was Ralph T. on the line and he talked to everyone who was here.
Then Vonnie phoned and she spoke to all present
After Mike and Annie wew on their way, we piled into the car and went over to Weldon's house and shared yet more magical Motown anecdotes, listened to music and shared some photos.
Then we piled back into the car with Weldon in tow and went to the Empire restaurant for lunch and Carl, amazed at the "cost effectiveness" of the bill for five, was gracious and generous enough to foot the bill!
Next we stopped to say hello to Lee Andrews and we chatted with him for a spell.
Next we drove over to West Philly and to the former home of Harthon Records/Dynodynamic Productions, which is has been recently demolished and is a vacant lot,and then on to the former home of Del Val records/ Imperial Sound and took pics.
Next we took pics on the Plateau in faifmount Park with the Philly Skyline in the background.
Then we sauntered by to the house in which I grew up and had a look after which we headed off to the Uptown Theater and took pics and a local gent by the name of Arnie joined in the conversation.
Then it was off to the former siteof Virtue Studios which is now sadly a vacant lot.
Then we went over to the former home of Arctic/919 studios which is now a child day care center.
Next it was down to Sigma Sound and luckily employee Robin Whit was there and we went in but the studios were locked and he had no key so we chatted and took pics.
Then it was off to Philly International records and took pics outside and then around the corner to the original home of Cameo /Parkway and then the building where Pir was at first.
Then we dropped off Weldon and went back to my place for a while when Bunny Sigler came over.
Everyone had a blast listening to Bunny's "tales of the road"
Next it was off to the hme of Frank Bendinelli who ran Benn-X, Ben-Lee and Academy records and he warmly invited us in and shared some "Northern Tales"By that time everyone was quite knackered so I was droped off and the contingent headed back up to North Jersey to continue their mission today in NYC!
Oh by the was, Paulie 3 shoes could not make it as he had some"t'ings to take care of downtow, capice????
What a great day it was!!
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 11:06 am:|
Wow...what a weekend you had (no wonder you tried to call me - sorry I wasn't in the office!)
The next time you talk to Frank Bendinelli please send him my regards and tell him I enjoyed the Ace/Kent CD they released of his work.
For Everyone's Information - Frank Bendinelli was the co-producer of the 1964 hit "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl" by Patti & the Emblems.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By stephanie (220.127.116.11) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 12:42 pm:|
Im so jealous!!! a DAY WITH an Eli and a Terrana and a Mclean Tech and a Mcdougal is like a dream come true!!!
A (somber) STUBASS angel!!! Oh by the way Im going to meet STUBASS one day and pay homage to him...
|By MEL&THEN SOME9 (18.104.22.168) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 01:02 pm:|
Thats what dreams are made of,
Let me know when the next meeting is after this one,
tell me in plenty of time so I can start walking.
|By Soul Sister (22.214.171.124) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 02:26 pm:|
I want a photo of the old Uptown too, one of my memories on the chitlin' circut Eli! As well as the Howard & Apollo, I don't know why I never took any outside the theaters! So, my brother I'm counting on you for the Uptown shot (BIG SMILE).
Your Soul Sister!
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 11:25 am:|
MR. ELI: PLEASE FEEL BETTER SOON!!!..."ANGEL" VONNIE...YOU HAVE "ANGEL DADDY'S" BLESSING TO PRODUCE AS MUCH CHICKEN SOUP AS YOU CAN SQUEEZE INTO THE POT (OR AS MUCH "POT" AS YOU CAN SQUEEZE INTO THE CHICKEN SOUP)!!!...STU(DR. DADDY)BASS
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 12:29 pm:|
I second Stu's sentiment.
you take it easy man,
I know its easy to say,
especially in your walk of life.
try to Bobby,
were all thinking of you over here in the uk as well mate.
you are most definatley an Angel(andthensome).
Were all thinking of you as well Vonnie.
Please take care
the both of you.
mel.(aka Marcus M.D.)
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 12:30 pm:|
That alias should read
Marcus Welby M.D.
|By Carl Dixon Detroit (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 02:35 pm:|
Thanks Bobby for refreshing our memories - There was so much we did and could not believe our eyes and ears. So, no doubt we will forget something along the line. It was great to speak to Ralph and Vonnie on the telephone too. Pity we will not see you here tomorrow night. Bobby, please take it easy and rest. We have just played 'Sideshow' in Honest Johns, where we are right now. Speak soon..........
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 03:39 pm:|
and is John
|By phillysoulman (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 06:08 pm:|
DID YOU SAY CHICKEN SOUP???
TRY COLLARD GREENS!!!!!
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 06:11 pm:|
COLLARD GREENS???...FIRST OF ALL...THE ONLY GREENS THAT I EAT ARE TURNIP'S!!!...SECOND PLACE...IT'S A PROVEN MEDICAL FACT THAT CHICKEN SOUP (AT LEAST THE WAY MY MOM PREPARES IT) HAS AMAZING MEDICINAL VALUE...WHILE GREENS...EVEN WELL PREPARED...ONLY GIVE YOU CRAVINGS FOR PORK CHOPS!!!...STUBASS
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 07:14 pm:|
Collard greens make me crave the Benjamins!!!!
A bit of "dirty rice" helps as well for reinforcing da funk..
|By fayette (184.108.40.206) on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 04:31 pm:|
being southern collard greens, fried chicken,
potato salad and sweet potato cobbler,is
what's happening. will cook for daddy angel
p.s. i forgot the corn bread muffins.
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 05:27 pm:|
I gotta patch up the hole in my soul!!
Hit me..two times ugh!!!!!
|By Carl Dixon London (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 03:04 am:|
Bobby - what's this news from Philly about something falling on a judge this morning? We are covering it on our station. Whoever she is, she is cool!
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 09:52 am:|
I am in NYC right now but from what I can gather they were hoding a celebration at the new Constitution Hall and part of the "set" collapsed and slightly injured the mayor, and some other"dignitaries" zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 10:01 am:|
I know! Our station is showing it every half hour. With that in mind, they are lucky to be alive. Our station is covering the sad loss of Barry White today as well. I am proud of them. Even with the bad news in Moscow right night now, they have still been paying respects the great Mr White every half our too.
Say Hi to Vonnie - I owe her a phone call, as I never rang her when we visited! Hi Vonnie!
|By Vonnie (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 01:01 pm:|
The Judge who was almost hit is Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day-O'Connor. The mayor of Philadelphia John Street was actually injured and his arm is in a sling.
|By Carl Dixon London (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 01:26 pm:|
Quite spectalcular Vonnie. The girls at the rear pulling the rope - their faces turned to shock as the pillar toppled. But, the fisrt time I saw it, I had no ides what was going to come into shot.