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Yesterday 03:05 PM

James Jamerson or Carol Kaye

This article was referred by Graham Jarvis in another post, but it is VERY INTERESTING reading:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journ...B905769E1E53C3
Yesterday 10:18 PM

Michael Jackson Musical Review

NEW YORK [[AP) — The new, splashy Broadway musical about Michael Jackson begins with the King of Pop plotting an ambitious tour to reclaim his throne. He’s facing financial ruin, swirling rumors and an addiction to pain pills. You’d think it was 2009, just weeks before his death. That’s the logical place to start. But logic has little to do with “MJ.”


It’s actually 1992 when Jackson kicks off the show by entering a Los Angeles rehearsal studio that serves as the jukebox musical’s main set. He’s putting the final touches on the “Dangerous” tour and drilling his exhausted dancers: “Do it until we get it clean.”


We will soon melt back in time — back to the Jackson 5, “Off the Wall” and “Thriller” — but never forward. Why 1992? Jackson will be on the “Dangerous” tour a year later when he is first formally accused of molestation, an allegation that will be settled. The Michael on Broadway will never face that, forever shielded.



That’s just one very large disingenuous note in an altogether baffling production that opened Tuesday at the Neil Simon Theatre. Like Jackson himself, there are moments of sheer genius punctuated by head-scratching weirdness……

https://apnews.com/article/46719c4c1...008318fe3c1057
Yesterday 02:16 PM

Happy 21st Soulful Detroit

Another year, another birthday. This one is a bigeee. Twenty one years is quite an accomplishment. Seems like I have been here forever. Many thanks to all the members and the valuable contributions that keep this place ticking. Couldn´t be done without you.
Yesterday 09:30 PM

Patti Labelle gets sick onstage in Ohio

This broke my heart. Her touring schedule is too harsh for a 78 year old with chronic illness. I know she enjoys performing but night after night in different cities is just not the way. If she were my mother I would insist that she stop touring. She should just be playing summer festivals.

And I would have been horrified if I was in the audience. She deserves all the acclaim for coming back to finish the set but her fans would have been OK if she needed to leave. Her days should be full of leisure. Maybe she should do a Vegas residency.

We have lost so many, we need to protect the few remaining living legends of Soul music.

Today 01:44 AM

Ashford & Simpson non- M.Gaye & T.Terrell songs.

They are most famous for their work with MG & TT but also did many equally good writing/production for other Motown acts. What is your favourite track?

I'll kick off with one of my favourites:

It Ain't Like That - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.

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