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midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 07:24 AM
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*Spoiler Alert*!!!
If you don't want to know:
1. ...were Tammi Terrell's final duets with Marvin Gaye completed by Valerie Simpson?
2. ...why Mary Wilson REALLY didn't want Syreeta to be a Supreme...
3. ...the truth about Blinky's involvement with "Lady Sings The Blues"...
4. ...how Blinky got her name...
....and SO MUCH MORE...don't tune in tonight!

Hey there, Folks! Tonight, on "Nightflight"...a re-broadcast of my Nov. 2006 interview with the remarkable Sondra "Blinky" Williams. My friend Blinky was more candid than she wanted to be as we talked about her career before, during, and after her time with Motown. We focus mostly on her Motown years and her thoughts and feelings about so many of the artists she knew and became friends with. Blinky's first cd compilation will be released on Reel Music in a few months, and I thought it was time to remind folks that, althought her time with Motown wasn't extraordinarily long, she was an important part of the Motown Family during the 60's and into the early seventies. Blinky's late husband, William Powell, was present and involved in the interview. He is dearly missed.
So join me tonight for a reprise of almost 3 hours with BLINKY...on "Nightflight"...on WOMR 92.1 FM Provincetown and streaming live worldwide at www.womr.org (http://www.womr.org)
Thanks!
John

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sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 03:50 PM
That was an excellent interview, Johnny. I look forward to hearing it again. I trust you will be playing some of those Blinky tracks tonight that won't be on the upcoming Reel Music project. CU on the radio:-)

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 05:32 PM
Joseph...thanks!! Blinky was amazing....I will get on some of that Blinky material that isn't going to be on the Reel Music comp.

lovechild
09-07-2010, 06:04 PM
Hi John - looking forward to the interview tonight. still under the weather here but I'll Be There!

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 07:02 PM
Great, Tony...sorry you are out of sorts......

JimBagley
09-07-2010, 08:58 PM
Joseph,
Thank you for the Jaynett's track. You truly made my day.

Can I ask how many tracks will be on the Blinky set? Aren't there enough Motown recordings by the Blinkster to fill up at least two cds?

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 08:59 PM
You're welcome Jim. I'm glad I remembered correctly:-)

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 09:04 PM
Jim- From what I understand REEL only releases complete albums, not compilations. I believe Blinky's CD is going to be an unreleased Motown album. Johnny knows more.

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 09:06 PM
Tone, you still under the weather? What's up with that, amigo?

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 09:10 PM
.....Hey Jim!

lovechild
09-07-2010, 09:15 PM
dunno Soph now I have laryngytis just can't seem to shake this bug :(

heya Jim glad to cya

thanks JP hearing Blinky is already making me feel better

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 09:19 PM
Man....such a gorgeous voice....I wish they had given her more consistently fine material....

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 09:40 PM
The interview is even better than I remembered! The music is awesome.

JimBagley
09-07-2010, 09:41 PM
A Blinky release of no more than 12 tracks is bittersweet.

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 09:47 PM
Thanks, Joe.....

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 09:54 PM
dunno Soph now I have laryngytis just can't seem to shake this bug :(

Time to see a doctor, you may need some antibio's. There's a lot folk with respitory issues right now. Better to be safe.

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 09:55 PM
A Blinky release of no more than 12 tracks is bittersweet.
I Second That Emotion

RossHolloway
09-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Has Midnight Johnny answered all the questions he asked?

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 10:14 PM
Has Midnight Johnny answered all the questions he asked?

HUH? Hey, Ross!

JimBagley
09-07-2010, 10:15 PM
Four-five albums in the can on the Blinkster. It would make for a nicely stuffed double-disc set.

RossHolloway
09-07-2010, 10:23 PM
Hey Midnight I was referring to the questions under your spoiler.

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 10:29 PM
Ross...I gathered that....there's over 70 more minuts to the interview...so there will be lots revealed...

JimBagley
09-07-2010, 10:41 PM
Anyone else love Thelma from Good Times?

lovechild
09-07-2010, 10:43 PM
J J Walker
little Janet Jackson

JimBagley
09-07-2010, 10:44 PM
Don't forget J'anet DuBois (aka Willona!)

lovechild
09-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Yes Jim, one of my favorite tv theme songs

oh ya, Esther Rolle

lovechild
09-07-2010, 10:48 PM
LOL I loved Willona!

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 10:49 PM
Willona Woods was my favorite.

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 10:51 PM
Tone...I can always depend on you...

JimBagley
09-07-2010, 10:52 PM
That version of I Can't Turn You Loose is scorching! Sing it Blinky!

lovechild
09-07-2010, 10:54 PM
yes it was but I Love the Love I Wouldnt Change....

JimBagley
09-07-2010, 10:57 PM
yes it was but I Love the Love I Wouldnt Change....

That is pretty profound.

lovechild
09-07-2010, 11:11 PM
oops there goes my scrambled brain lol

JimBagley
09-07-2010, 11:22 PM
Blinky Sings The Blues is a much better title.

midnight johnny
09-07-2010, 11:40 PM
Guys.....thanks so much for sharing this time with Blinky with me....much appreciated! Have a great week!

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 11:46 PM
Blinky Sings The Blues is a much better title.

MahogaBlink?

lovechild
09-07-2010, 11:49 PM
John thanks for a great evening with Blinky.

Have a good week everyone.

sophisticated_soul
09-07-2010, 11:57 PM
Great to hear this program again, John. Thanks everybody. Tone, get to the doctor. Don't make me come over there! :-)

midnight johnny
09-08-2010, 12:17 AM
Great to hear this program again, John. Thanks everybody. Tone, get to the doctor. Don't make me come over there! :-)

Thanks Tony and Joseph.....
and TONY....listen to what Joseph is saying. You can't take chances with illness at your age (*giggle*).

sophisticated_soul
09-08-2010, 12:23 AM
You can't take chances with illness at your age (*giggle*).

Oh man, John, that's cold dude. True, but cold. LOL :-)))))))

midnight johnny
09-08-2010, 07:45 AM
Joseph....It's just the very old POT calling a YOUNGER kettle black....but YOU understand, don't ya? (*giggle*)

Glenpwood
09-08-2010, 02:13 PM
great show and I howled with laughter when John asked Blinky if she had her attorney there when she said she had to stop talking about a certain subject...

midnight johnny
09-08-2010, 05:29 PM
great show and I howled with laughter when John asked Blinky if she had her attorney there when she said she had to stop talking about a certain subject...

Glen....thanks! Glad you enjoyed the show. Blinky was so much fun. It was a most enjoyable time being with her.

RossHolloway
09-08-2010, 06:36 PM
So Midnight, do we know if Blinky and HW ever had a conersation about her unreleased material? Do we know exactly how many songs there are?

midnight johnny
09-08-2010, 11:56 PM
So Midnight, do we know if Blinky and HW ever had a conersation about her unreleased material? Do we know exactly how many songs there are?

Ross...I'm not sure if She and Harry ever talked. Blinky said that from her recollection, she recorded possibly 75 tracks. All the Motown artists of which I have asked that question (and in each interview, I make a point to ask it), none can say exactly. And then, no one seems to know how many songs are in the vaults for a particular artist or group...because, as we see, more and more are being found.