|By westwinds (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 08:55 pm:|
Does anyone out there know of a girl group they may have seen that SHOULD have really made it that the rest of us might not have known about? Something along the line of The Supremes in terms of looks, voice and class.
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 10:52 pm:|
WESTWINDS!!!...I THINK THE GROUP "HOT" COULD HAVE GOTTEN TO ANOTHER LEVEL WITH THE PROPER MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION!!!...I KNOW GWEN OWENS...AND WORKED WITH HER IN THE DAY...AND I KNOW THAT SHE'S AN EXTREMELY TALENTED AND MOTIVATED PERFORMER!!!...STU
|By medusa (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:53 pm:|
During my Years at Detroits Pershing High School with the Dramatics and Enchantment,Floaters etc. there was a girl group who called themselves 'The Sharpettes'. One of their songs was titled "Lost In A World Of A Dream".
Stu, Gwen Owens also went 2 Detroits Pershing High School.
The 'Vinson' Sisters (also Pershing High Schoolers), they backed up Tony Olando & Dawn and a lot of other Singers.
What about the Ridgeway Sisters (also back up a lot 4 Aretha)?
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 12:03 am:|
YES MED...I'M WELL AWARE OF WHERE GWEN WENT TO SCHOOL...AND SHE ALSO ATTENDED MACOMB COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHEN I WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO HER BY HER COUSIN...DEMO CATES!!!...SEVERAL MONTHS LATER...I ENDED UP PLAYING IN HER BACKUP BAND...PLUS THE BAND DID SOME INSTUMENTAL STUFF TOO!!!...STU
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 12:31 am:|
I was listening to the Sharpets
'lost in the world of a dream/inst'
on Sound City records(no1)
the other day.
quite a rarity over here.
asking price is atround the 2/250 pounds mark.
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 11:19 am:|
High Inergy-You can't turn me off (In the middle of turning me on) Fame.
The Ritchie Family-Brazil & The Best Disco in Town
The Jones Girls
|By TonyRussi (188.8.131.52) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 11:26 am:|
|By Handsome (184.108.40.206) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 12:57 pm:|
Tony, I was swear I was gonna say them!
|By the count (220.127.116.11) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 01:34 pm:|
and back-up vocals to DEL SHANNON on so many of his hits,also on Mickey Denton,Jamie Cole,The Royaltones,and many other DETROIT artists.
Gorgeous girls,where is their proper a-DUE?
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 01:37 pm:|
QUICK FUNNY LITTLE STORY!!!...BLUEGRASS LEGEND...RICKEY SKAGGS...AN EXTREMELY TALENTED AND REALLY NICE GUY WAS TALKING WITH ME ONE DAY...AND TOLD ME THAT FOR A DETROIT APPEARANCE...HIS WIFE'S SINGING GROUP WAS GOING TO APPEAR WITH HIM!!!...HIS WIFES GROUPS NAME WAS..."THE WHITES"(AFTER THE FAMILY NAME)...BUT HE WAS WORRIED THAT DETROIT AUDIENCES WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND...AND WOULD PERHAPS TAKE THE NAME THE WRONG WAY!!!...TALK ABOUT SENSITIVITIES!!!...STUBASS
|By Marvel (22.214.171.124) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 01:45 pm:|
Voice wise I have to nominate the Lovelites from Chicago. They should have gone much futher than "How Can I Tell My Mom and Dad"
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 01:46 pm:|
The Royalettes-It's Gonna Take A Miracle
|By TonyRussi (188.8.131.52) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 03:05 pm:|
Yea Handsome the Royalettes were classy and Sheila Ross had a great voice...I loved "I Want To Meet Him".
|By westwinds (184.108.40.206) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 03:54 pm:|
STUBASS: How were "The Whites"?
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 04:22 pm:|
WESTWINDS!!!...I NEVER MADE IT TO THEIR SHOW...BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE A POPULAR GROUP!!!...AND RICKEY SKAGGS IS A MULTI TALENTED MUSICIAN...WHO PLAYS MANY MANY INSTRUMENTS!!!...STUBASS
|By TonyRussi (18.104.22.168) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 04:25 pm:|
Isn't the Whites(their last name) a Father & Daughter act?Seems they were big in the 80's in Country Music.
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 04:29 pm:|
TONY...THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A FATHER INVOLVED...BUT I THINK THAT THERE WERE AT LEAST THREE DAUGHTERS...I REALLY DON'T REMEMBER THOSE DETAILS!!!...STU
|By Greg C. (126.96.36.199) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 05:15 pm:|
Pretty In Pink / A group of talented young ladies lead by Chaka Khan's daughter, Milini. They had one CD release on Motown in 1991. Group disbanded shortly thereafter.
Shades / Another excellent girl group. Very attractive ladies with tight harmony and strong vocals on Motown who had one CD release in 1997. They were around during Andre Harrell's tenure at Motown which might explain why they never got the push or went far. Andre Harrell nearly ruined Motown with his poor management and tremendous ego.
Sweet Obsession / Three blood sisters whose last name was Green. Released two strong albums on the Epic label in the late 80's-early 90's. Again no promotion.
|By westwinds (188.8.131.52) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 08:35 pm:|
Greg C: Thanks for the up on Shades and Pretty in Pink. I just ordered their CD'S from amazon.com. I'll check out Sweet Obcession, too.
|By Des (184.108.40.206) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 08:41 pm:|
I liked Perri and thought they had enough musically to hang in there.
Specially as I seem to recall they worked/toured with Anita Baker(I'm open to correction there) and I thought that would keep 'em solvent and able to make more than the 2 cd's that I'm aware of ----- actually,I don't know if the first album made cd,I only have vinyl.
Anybody else liked Perri?
|By medusa (220.127.116.11) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 08:53 pm:|
I have 2 agree on High Energy and Perri.
Didn't Perri get their start with Pat Metheny?
Or I could B mistaken.
|By Des (18.104.22.168) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 09:25 pm:|
As far as I recall from their first album(locked away so can't view the sleeve),I think Pat Metheny wrote a sleevenote complimenting Perri on adding lyrics to a coupla his choons.I recall there's at least one Metheny composition on the first album.
|By rod (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 12:09 pm:|
I just listen to Perri's verson of I Don't Wanna Loose Your Love" the other day. I think too much maddness go on with the girl-groups.ie EnVouge can't seem to get their act together to reunite
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 12:15 pm:|
Des- I liked Perri...Last time I saw Lori, she was with George Duke, and another time with Al Jarreau.
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 12:24 pm:|
Anybody remember the Good Girls on Motown? Forgot the name of their single.
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 12:36 pm:|
HEY HANDSOME!!!...I THINK I MAY HAVE ONCE DATED ONE OF THOSE "GOOD GIRLS"...BUT IT NEVER GOT ANYWHERE!!!...STUBASS
|By Handsome (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 12:48 pm:|
Good Ole STUBASS!
I was talking about the singing group, LOL!
|By westwinds (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 03:27 pm:|
The Cover Girls, Expose, Company B, The Flirts, Sweet Sensation.....as good as these groups may (or may not have been) all suffered due to constant line-up changes.....and Mary Wilson thought she had an employment agency going...hmmm. Do male groups have this revolving door and "can't get it together to re-unite" thing going on, too?
|By stephanie (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 05:43 pm:|
I thought the Good Girls were good role models and Expose should have been around a lot longer they were better than Bananarama!!! KUDOS to those on this thread who named the Royalettes they had class and had the sound and of course the great Teddy Randazzo....they sounded like Little Anthony and the Imperials on their orchestration and I guess thats natural because they had him too!!! Royalettes should have been almost as big as the Supremes or the Marvelettes or even the Ronettes I think they would have done well with Phil Spector if he wasnt using any old studio voices
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 12:23 am:|
do you by any chance know the names of the members of the Sharpets by any chance?
And do you know what there doing today by any chance?
would love any info on them.
|By westwinds (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 08:44 am:|
I thought Expose was really good. They were basically all lead singers, which makes for a great girl group sound! I think the Royalettes were a class act. They should have been much bigger. I have their 2 CD'S and listen to them a lot. Does anyone know if they ever played the bigger venues/Las Vegas, etc.?
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 12:03 am:|
help me out please regards my question about The Sharpets please that I asked above.
Thank you to anyone that actually takes the time and trouble to answer to a mere record collector as myself.