|By Dell (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:32 pm:|
Bo performed in Philly on 7/28 with Ali Woodson and The Emperors of Soul. They opened up for Millie Jackson and Bobby Womack at The Dell East
|By SisDetroit (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:36 pm:|
Goodness Gracious!! Another one bites the dust. Hang ons! Now all of Bo's groupies will be following Ali. I surely hope Bo performs here soon. I will ask him why?
|By Dell (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:43 pm:|
They did not get to do "Stay" but Ali kicked the Hell out of "Treat Her Like A Lady". They only had 45 minutes and ran out of time...It was a great show though.
|By 1Wicked (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 12:29 am:|
Dell...if ya give Ali 2 minutes and 2 feet (of space)...he's gonna do "Rice & Gravy" !! LOL LOL
|By Rhythm and Blues Showcase (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 12:59 am:|
"How Could He Hurt You" from the Phoenix Rising CD is the only hit single the grammy-Award Winning Barrington Henderson lead with The Temptations. He could get away with performing "Lady" (the best cut}from the Awesome album. He could also sing "Stay"(Theo's song) since it was a hit, but (In addition to the standard Temptations songs) it would be nice to see them perform some of the material they sang lead on, on the recordings.
|By Eli (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 01:19 am:|
Hey "Dell" did Ali do Turn out the stars??
Thats my fave Ali song. Its on his latest cd, cut #6.
|By Rhythm and Blues Showcase (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 01:59 am:|
The Emperors of Soul just performed Temptations songs at the Dell. Nothing from "Right Here All Along"(Ali) or "Best Kept Secret"(Barrington).
|By Dell (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 09:24 am:|
Yep...All they did was Temptations songs. Nothing from there respective solo albums...I wish Ali was by himself....
|By Handsome (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:08 am:|
R & B Showcase: I thought that was Barrington singing Stay, with vocals from Ron Tyson & I forget the other guy's name. He came from the group. For Lovers Only, and did the remake of The Closer I get to you (on Motown records).
|By Scratcher (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:11 am:|
Handsome is speaking of Terry Weeks
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:36 am:|
What's Up Scratcher!
Thanks for helping my short term memory!
|By Rhythm and Blues Showcase (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:58 am:|
Both "Stay" and "This Is My Promise" from Phoenix Rising CD are Theo Peoples. Barrington is pictured on the cover. His only lead on that CD is cut#4 "How could He Hurt You". Of course Barrington sang lead on those songs in concert and on T.V. but it's Theo on record.
|By Handsome (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 11:07 am:|
R & B, thanks for the clarification.
Is Theo pictured on the For Lovers only cd? Any idea why his position was somewhat short lived w/The Temptations? Did Theo took Ollie/Ali Woodson's place?
|By Scratcher (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 11:47 am:|
Theo has said that a substance abuse problem was the reason.
|By Handsome (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 11:56 am:|
|By NY-DELL (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 12:57 pm:|
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF BARRINGTON LEFT THE TEMPTS ON GOOD TERMS AND DID THE TEMPTATIONS MAKE ANY OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING HIS DEPARTURE. AND IS IT INDEED G.C. CAMMERON TAKING HIS PLACE
|By Rhythm and Blues Showcase (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 03:44 pm:|
Theo is pictured on "For Lovers Only" CD. He leads on "I've Grown Acustomed to Your Face", and "Night and Day" and co-leads with Ali Woodson on "Some Enchanted Evening".
Theo Peoples replaced Richard Street.
Terry Weeks replaced Ali Woodson.
Barrington Henderson replaced Theo Peoples
G.C. Cameron replaced Barrington Henderson
Interestingly enough in concert Dennis Edwards would perform his and most of David's leads.
Ali Woodson performed Dennis and David's and his own leads in performance
After Ali left the singers split up all the leads more evenly in live performance.
|By Handsome (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 05:42 pm:|
Thanks R&b Showcase...
To me, Ali, Theo, & Bo's voice are all somewhat similiar.
|By janebse (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 06:20 pm:|
Barrington and the Temptations used the term "mutual" agreement in leaving.
I agree about the sounds of the voices on Tempt songs except that Theo and Ali also sound very much alike on "For Lovers Only." and I cannot remember if I ever heard Bo sing "Some Enchanted Evening" or anyof the standards so I am not sure about Bo on the standards. Theo and Ali sound alike on both standards and Tempt songs.
|By Leoscasino (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 09:46 pm:|
NY, GC Cameron is indeed singing with the Temps.
Saw them last saturday along with The Tops, Whispers and OJays. He did a fine job singing David's leads. Ron was very weak on Eddie's.
Otis, much to my surprise got a standing ovation,(something I have never seen before) when he was introduced. It was mockery at its best, when
they sang "Stay" knowing Theo was back stage waiting to perform with The Tops. The Whispers were absolutely outstanding. The only group to pay tribute to Barry White. Class act.
|By Rhythm and Blues Showcase (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 02:46 am:|
Leoscasino interested in finding out what City you saw the World's Greatest Vocal Group show at. From your post it sounds like The Four Tops closed the show. Can you recall the order the groups performed in.
|By NY-DELL (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 04:17 pm:|
Leoscasino: NOT THAT I DON'T LIKE G.C., BUT I REALLY CAN'T HEAR HIM PULLING THIS OFF. TELL ME WHAT SONGS DID HE DO BY DAVID
|By WaltB (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 05:25 pm:|
I'm not speaking for Leoscasino, but the the show was in Cleveland last Saturday. I can't answer your question about the order though, because I didn't make it to the show.
|By Leoscasino (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 05:36 pm:|
Rhythm, In order of appearance in Cleveland 7/29.
The Whispers, Temps, O'Jays and Tops. From previous posts here. The order must change per city. The OJays, being home boys must have been
given the third spot for this reason.
NY, Each band had approx. 45mins performing with
a 5-10 break for set-up. The songs GC sang were
the following with my 3star being the best opinion:
Ain't Too Proud to Beg * * *
It's Growing * * *
My Baby * *
Treat Her Like a Lady * (Ali owns that)
Since I Lost my Baby *
My Girl (Terry Weeks) *
And of course Ron singing Eddie's very weak
The show lasted way too long. It was hot and getting late. The crowd was dispersing by the time The Tops closed. It was unfortunate. Theo sounded wonderful and the Tops are still class act.
|By Scratcher (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 05:50 pm:|
Hmmm, Strange to have the Tops closing in that lineup in Cleveland. If not the Tempts than it should have been the O'Jays. I hate to say this but of all those acts the Tops are the last one that crowd came to see especially when they came out without Levi. The venue is not the best, which is why many didn't go. Though the reason for the strange lineup order could simply be the 'Tops showed up late and everything got juggled.
|By Leoscasino (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 06:30 pm:|
Scratcher, I was surprised also that the Tops
were last. I also thought Eddie Levert and the
boys would close. The outdoor venue seats over
5,000 and appeared to be sold out. Took hours
to leave. Total gridlock. So the concert definitely was a success.
|By Scratcher (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 06:40 pm:|
That's it, that venue is outside, that's what I don't like about it.
The concert's success was relative to the venue. That same concert played in Indianapolis at Conseco Arena, which has about 20,000 seats. It was probably picked as a last resort because Gund Arena didn't have the dates the promoters wanted free. Still, I don't see why they didn't have it at Cleveland State's arena. It's inside and holds 12 to 15,000(?).
|By Leoscasino (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 07:00 pm:|
I don't think they would have filled a venue that big. This is my opinion and quess only. All four groups come to Cleveland every year and sometimes more, depending on if they are a solo act or sharing the bill. In the last 40 yrs, it seems we have seen these groups hundreds of times. At times, its hard to see them on every visit. Don't forget, they appear frequently at the Rock n Roll
Hall of Fame also. Sometimes for free or for a minimal admittance charge. In other words, one of them are always here.
|By SisDetroit (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 07:56 pm:|
I guess I'll go and see the show this time. I want to see GC Cameron perform. I am hoping Levi will be there on Saturday and sing at least one song. I have high hopes for a great show.