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  1. Time flies...

    Time flies...
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    Those game shows can take up to six months to...

    Those game shows can take up to six months to air...When I first moved to California, I was on the Jokers Wild, a Dan Enright Production... The host, Jack Barry died between the taping and the...
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    Good stuff Heikki...

    Good stuff Heikki...
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    Actually true on Dick Jacobs...my oversight and a...

    Actually true on Dick Jacobs...my oversight and a brief brain drainage...
    That aside and as you know...Jackie's most identifiable hit today, Higher and Higher used Detroit musicians summoned to...
  5. I believe you may be referring to the Musicians...

    I believe you may be referring to the Musicians Hall Of Fame in Nashville who also gave the guys a Lifetime Achievement Award to go along with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Hollywood...
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    Just to throw out there... I'm not so sure there...

    Just to throw out there... I'm not so sure there was such a thing as the "Chicago Sound, in the same vein as there was an immediately recognizable "Detroit (Motown) Sound" that was distinguished...
  7. Very gentle man... He and Rose dealt with a lot...

    Very gentle man... He and Rose dealt with a lot of struggles... It was nice to see him enjoy one big day dedicated to he and his Motown music mates...17618
  8. I don't believe Joe did much studio recording...

    I don't believe Joe did much studio recording session work beyond Motown other than perhaps commercials and jingle work and the Soupy late night show when it was in Detroit...He was also quite busy...
  9. PS... Joe was asked during this interview if he...

    PS... Joe was asked during this interview if he played any other instruments and he responded "No" I believe... Actually not true...Joe was an accomplished jazz harmonica player and if I'm not...
  10. Joe just wasn't really interested much in the...

    Joe just wasn't really interested much in the music itself... He appreciated the talent of his fellow Funk Brothers, enjoyed the camaraderie in the studio, but he really had not much interest in how...
  11. I think it's no secret that Joe considered his...

    I think it's no secret that Joe considered his jazz playing as the most significant part of his musical legacy (although being the humble guy he is, never once considered his own...
  12. Speaking of that picture I posted... I was...

    Speaking of that picture I posted... I was visiting Detroit for an occasion several years ago, maybe around 2013... We arranged to meet up for lunch at the Pancake House on Woodward in Birmingham, me...
  13. In Joes many years doing the Soupy Sales late...

    In Joes many years doing the Soupy Sales late night show in Detroit from the Maccabees Building (where my brother used to go and take guitar lessons from Joe in the stairwell between the nightly...
  14. Known Joe since I was a kid... Sweetest man in...

    Known Joe since I was a kid... Sweetest man in the...
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    Yes...they were a Motown group and also closely...

    Yes...they were a Motown group and also closely associated with the Bob Seger Detroit contingent I mentioned and were managed by Segers manager, Punch Andrews... Certainly the guys did moonlighting...
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    Not looking to pull rank my friend snakepit...but...

    Not looking to pull rank my friend snakepit...but as The Funk Brothers official sponsor and spokesperson, I can tell you with great certainty that I can think of no Funk Brothers that played on any...
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    If you're talking strictly Motown...most of their...

    If you're talking strictly Motown...most of their artists were singers and not instrumentalists but groups and solo artists... Motown's "sound" was heavily produced orchestrations...not keyboard,...
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    https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1017...

    https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101795081_10157543704819482_7190969589419737088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=oYSuO_IvuZMAX--PRU-&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=3b2753ff68c4294d...
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    Also remember in the 40's during the big band...

    Also remember in the 40's during the big band era, many bands like Glenn Miller recorded backing singers as did Duke Ellington and The Count Basie Band who did a lot of recording with artists like...
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    Very few self contained bands were used...

    Very few self contained bands were used exclusively on sessions...Even the guys known as The Funk Brothers weren't really a self contained band...Some of the guys worked club dates together, but...
  21. Actually, you DON'T know what I said, because you...

    Actually, you DON'T know what I said, because you only quoted a part of what I said, leaving out the rest and that would have put my remarks in context. I prefaced my statement to acknowledge that...
  22. LOL...I said *I* thought the question was MJ and...

    LOL...I said *I* thought the question was MJ and LeBron... I have NO idea what YOU thought the question was :rolleyes:... Shelter in place has us a bit touchy these days, does it???... :D:D:D
  23. I thought the question was between MJ and...

    I thought the question was between MJ and LeBron... Kareem was great...but the most dominant player of all time was Wilt Chamberlain...
  24. MJ... He was able to make those mediocre players...

    MJ... He was able to make those mediocre players around him (Kerr, Paxon, et al) perform at a level above their natural ability, something LeBron has been largely unable to do...
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    Robin Seymour 1926-2020... 17296

    Robin Seymour 1926-2020... 17296
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