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    This song was originally recorded by Beyonce. ...

    This song was originally recorded by Beyonce.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDb3jZfWpoA
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    This is one of the funniest stories of shady...

    This is one of the funniest stories of shady Chaka relayed by six-time Tony winner Audra Mcdonald -- starts @2:25.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oub4nPEl4tw
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    LOL! Every Diva has had their day. I have heard...

    LOL! Every Diva has had their day. I have heard many reliable -- and some mostly reliable -- hair-raising tales of first-hand encounters with almost all the great divas that do not comport with their...
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    Bluebrock, I sincerely hope "the slap" is an...

    Bluebrock, I sincerely hope "the slap" is an exaggeration but I fear you will confirm it is not.
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    I briefly met DSB after a show and she was lovely...

    I briefly met DSB after a show and she was lovely and gracious. I'd presented her with a bouquet of roses during her show. After the show, she saw me among the throng of fans waiting for her. I was...
  6. Thread: ***shine***

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    Yes! FIL was a great one too. I especially like...

    Yes! FIL was a great one too. I especially like her version of "Can't Hide Love."
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    I am glad you said it -- so I did not have to :)

    I am glad you said it -- so I did not have to :)
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    Agreed. I have a whole playlist of Dionne's...

    Agreed. I have a whole playlist of Dionne's Arista years. To this day, I have no idea how she could dislike "Heartbreaker." It wasn't the greatest album ever but it was elegant and well-produced. I...
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    I love DSB. She can do no wrong at this stage in...

    I love DSB. She can do no wrong at this stage in her career. We are extraordinarily lucky to be gifted with a new recording from the 83 year old legend. I am thrilled by it.

    Oddly enough, though I...
  10. Thread: Marv davis rip

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    I will miss his contributions at the SD forum. He...

    I will miss his contributions at the SD forum. He was the most devoted Mary Wilson fan I've ever encountered anywhere.

    RIP, Marv.
  11. I am mostly familiar with Loleatta from her...

    I am mostly familiar with Loleatta from her Salsoul days. Her voice is one of the most distinctive and powerful in dance music. "Love Sensation" became a cornerstone track of Chicago house music in...
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    Happy 80th Birthday to ROY AYERS

    Happy Birthday to Roy Ayers, a pioneer of his own brand of soul music. He started his career more than 60 years ago. His catalog is long and distinguished. And he's still going -- I just saw him in...
  13. Thanks, Carlo. I am enjoying it and sincerely...

    Thanks, Carlo. I am enjoying it and sincerely hope that Primary Wave, Sony, the Houston estate and all other (financially) interested parties will see fit to continue to honor Whitney's musical...
  14. Thank you, Brother Love! I am so pleased to hear...

    Thank you, Brother Love! I am so pleased to hear this news. Indeed, if anyone can continue to persevere and triumph it is Merry Clayton! Please keep us updated on her new release.
  15. I saw an advance screening of "Twenty Feet From...

    I saw an advance screening of "Twenty Feet From Stardom" and after the screening Merry performed Leon Russell's "A Song For You" live. She was wonderful and received a standing ovation.

    Like many...
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    Good to know, Carlo. I will be buying the CD of...

    Good to know, Carlo. I will be buying the CD of "Blackbirds." I love Bettye and I buy all of Bettye's CDs although I don't listen to them often. I much prefer seeing her perform. She is an incredible...
  17. I just got mine. It is beautifully packaged. I...

    I just got mine. It is beautifully packaged. I have not played the vinyl yet because I've had all these tracks on CD or digitally for years. I love the book. Great pictures of the young, beautiful...
  18. Hear! Hear! Could not have said it better! Oh...

    Hear! Hear! Could not have said it better!

    Oh my...if you love female singers you have deprived yourself of a rare delicacy.

    The skyscraping grandeur of "Les Fleur." The unrivalled sensuality...
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    Sure, counting it as chronological decades. I...

    Sure, counting it as chronological decades.

    I was counting the actual years start to finish. Mathis first recorded in 1956 and last in 2017 -- 61 years. Bassey first recorded in 1957 and last in...
  20. Thanks for posting this. Wonderful to get these...

    Thanks for posting this. Wonderful to get these demo recordings. Minnie had a truly lovely voice and I could listen to her sing anything.
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    Yep! You beat me to it. I believe Johnny Mathis...

    Yep! You beat me to it. I believe Johnny Mathis has consistently recorded more original material than any other popular music artist in history. Starting in 1956 and his last studio recording of...
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    I hope Dionne will be well. She has had at least...

    I hope Dionne will be well. She has had at least one bankruptcy and her touring schedule was pretty robust so I assume she was doing it because she needed the money. She will be 80 and should be...
  23. Wow, I was only familiar with Troop's recording...

    Wow, I was only familiar with Troop's recording of this song. I didn't know it was a remake of a Jacksons song.

    Michael was so sensitive about his appearance that he would have been wounded by...
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    Perhaps it has and I missed it. I think there...

    Perhaps it has and I missed it. I think there could be other good stuff that I am missing. There is obviously greater depth to her catalog than the most popular or frequently played tracks. So for...
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    OMG!!!! I didn't know this existed. How funny!...

    OMG!!!! I didn't know this existed. How funny! She was brazenly unrepentant! Ha!

    Although, it makes sense that I didn't know because I went cold on her when she released FBTP. I gave her up for...
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