Today 07:44 PM

Greatest family group (of any genre)

If you had to choose any of these family musical groups:
The Mills Brothers
The Isley Brothers
The Andrews Sisters
The Staple Singers
The Drinkard Singers
Gladys Knight & The Pips
The Beach Boys
The Five Stairsteps
The Bee Gees
The Sylvers
The Emotions
The Jackson 5
The Osmonds
Zapp & Roger
The Clark Sisters
The Pointer Sisters
The Gap Band
Sister Sledge
The Jones Girls

Which one will be your pick?

EDIT: Added Tavares and the Gap Band, if there's another legendary family group I've neglected to add, let me know! :)
Today 06:37 PM

Soul’s Best Screamer?

When I say screamer I don’t mean a powerhouse gospel styled shouter

I mean an actual scream

The contenders:

James Brown: as Eddie Murphy once said, to James a scream was a lyric

Wilson Pickett: in the liner notes of one of my Pickett CDs someone said that “James Brown screamed screams, Wilson Pickett screamed notes”

David Ruffin: he didn’t do it nearly as often as the other two but he used it to devastating effect to perfectly punctuate a song. I also think that no matter how well you can sing a proper Ruffin scream is a whole different talent

Who else comes to mind?
Today 07:10 PM

New Book - "Come And Get These Memories"

On October 3, 2019, "Come And Get These Memories: The Genius Of Holland-Dozier-Holland", co-authored by Eddie Holland and Brian Holland with Dave Thompson, will be available from Amazon (U.S.). The current price is quoted as $28.99. (Hardcover)

Come and Get These Memories: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland https://www.amazon.com/dp/1785588672..._C2dIDbY395ST8

The book's description is as follows:

Brian Holland, Edward Holland, and Lamont Dozier, known as Holland-Dozier-Holland or H-D-H, were the greatest songwriting team in American pop music history. Seventy of the songs they wrote reached the Billboard Top 40, with 15 of these reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. No other songwriting team or individual has come close to equaling, let alone surpassing, this record. They’ve been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. As tunesmiths for the legendary Motown Record Corporation, and for their own corporations, Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, they wrote and produced hits for Diana Ross and the Supremes, including “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “I Hear a Symphony,” “Come See About Me,” “Back in My Arms Again” and “Reflections.” Now the legendary composers are ready to reveal the inspirations and stories behind their chart-topping hits, providing millions of fans with the first complete history of their songwriting process, and detail the real-life experiences that led them to write each of their most famous tunes. They will also reveal their creative and intimate relationships with Motown’s biggest stars.
Today 06:57 PM

Help with an album is required, please

I'm trying to remember the name of an artist, and an album of his.

I think the guy's name is Mark something, and maybe his surname is Italian?

The album was, I think, on United Artists, and was produced, or at least one funk track on the album was, by Randy Muller.

I have every confidence in you guys. ;)


Ralph Terrana

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