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  1. Definitely. Ain't nothing quite as special to me...

    Definitely. Ain't nothing quite as special to me than that hard soul that was more in abundance in the 60's and 70's. Some spilled out in the North but the South was drenched
    it...
  2. Thanks for that, both of you. Loved this group....

    Thanks for that, both of you. Loved this group. Dee Dee Bridgewater covered The Sweeter
    He Is as part of her tribute to the music she grew up with on her release Memphis....
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    One song from Stevie would for me, change every...

    One song from Stevie would for me, change every hour. Happy Birthday Stevie!...
  4. RIP, Pervis and my heart goes out to beloved...

    RIP, Pervis and my heart goes out to beloved Mavis. Do read her book, indeed...
  5. That there are a number of ways of approaching...

    That there are a number of ways of approaching James Brown's musical legacy makes it
    easier to think about him in broader terms than anyone this side of George Clinton. Lately
    my jazz station has...
  6. Nice try, though....:cool:

    Nice try, though....:cool:
  7. Lou Rawls, I've said before, is probably one of...

    Lou Rawls, I've said before, is probably one of the most over-looked singers in American
    music...Gospel, jazz, blues, soul,even pop, he did it all. Loved his work with Ray Charles
    too...
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    But is was because?...A Lover's Concerto is based...

    But is was because?...A Lover's Concerto is based on Minuet in G Major, a favorite of Bach
    but it turned out that another cat composed it. Anyway, I'd guess more than 80 percent
    of the folks who...
  9. I know I'm getting old and foggy in the head but...

    I know I'm getting old and foggy in the head but wasn't NE's sound practically
    modeled on The Jackson 5?...I remember first hearing them and going whoa, hold up!...
    ...
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    You are absolutely right! Sorry, I quoted some...

    You are absolutely right! Sorry, I quoted some misinformation on Whitehead.
    the rest of what I've been researching is true. Phillip Bailey said he and Jessica
    Cleaves at first had to learn the...
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    One thing I should clear up is this: Though this...

    One thing I should clear up is this: Though this is indeed the first grouping of Maurice's
    so named Earth Wind and Fire he first recorded under the name The Salty Peppers. Most
    already know that....
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    The Original Earth Wind and Fire

    This is the first assemblage of EWF before Maurice formed the group that
    included his future star Phillip Bailey. Despite the fact that Sherry Scott
    would give them their first poke at success with...
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    I don't care that they never got to be as big as...

    I don't care that they never got to be as big as some others or have the lengthy career
    of, say, Gladys Knight. I liked The Toys a lot, in fact so much that I made sure to get their
    Charlettes...
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    Happy Birthday, Ann, indeed...One of a kind...

    Happy Birthday, Ann, indeed...One of a kind...
  15. I still listen to De La Soul's catalog. In fact a...

    I still listen to De La Soul's catalog. In fact a lot of 90's hip hop. But hip hop is largely
    the province of the young. I'm not trying to keep up with all of the trends and fads or
    changes in...
  16. Shock brought theater, humour, identity, cultural...

    Shock brought theater, humour, identity, cultural pride, consciousness and musicianship to
    hip hop like no one before or after him. With No Nose Job he addressed human vainity,
    with Heartbeat Props...
  17. RIP Greg Jacobs AKA Shock G AKA Humpty Hump

    Loved this man's creations and affiliations...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDy4bp9nKf0
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    This is gonna sound weird but I didn't hear Chris...

    This is gonna sound weird but I didn't hear Chris Bartley's The Sweetest Thing til years after I'd been enjoying the version by The Presidents. If I'm remembering right it was a
    b-side of 5 10 15 20...
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    That is a fabulous track Marvin did in his...

    That is a fabulous track Marvin did in his earlier days. The Flirtations liked it so much
    they covered it....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdy-_1NFTfg
  20. I'll second that. Soulsville was a very good...

    I'll second that. Soulsville was a very good book. I'm looking forward to reading this but
    I'm having a little trouble with books these days because I didn't really want to buy anymore books. I'd...
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    You know what, Jai? I think you may have hit the...

    You know what, Jai? I think you may have hit the nail on the head. I first was thinking
    of the kids from his two marriages in a vague sense. But they have all been documented.
    How much time could...
  22. I forgot to thank you guys, reese and glencro,...

    I forgot to thank you guys, reese and glencro, for the confirmations...
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    Though I feel the same way as you do, Jai, I...

    Though I feel the same way as you do, Jai, I understand why she would do this and
    why it means so much to her. After all, all controversy and darkness aside she is the
    biological daughter of a...
  24. Well, I sure would have loved to hear Vicki's...

    Well, I sure would have loved to hear Vicki's take on it but it doesn't exist in a live recording either, does it? I know her daughter Carleen recorded it. Couldn't find a trace
    of Mom's cover...
  25. There's a nice amount of footage of The Spinners...

    There's a nice amount of footage of The Spinners in performance with Phillipe Wynne
    still in the group before his departure and later turn up in P-funk. I didn't know that Joni
    Sledge had joined...
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