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  1. Still tragically overlooked. Thanks for posting...

    Still tragically overlooked. Thanks for posting this...
  2. Yes, it sure did. Don't misunderstand me, I...

    Yes, it sure did. Don't misunderstand me, I wasn't posting my comments as a insult. I
    just never have been of the belief that artist that achieve greatness just come out of the
    box superstars. Ever...
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    Now that would be nice. That was the last Black...

    Now that would be nice. That was the last Black Forum release. These would have seen
    a welcome release YEARSSSSSSSSSS ago, IMO...But then I'm a cat that thinks they should
    have worked harder on...
  4. I love Gladys's interpretations of Jim's work,...

    I love Gladys's interpretations of Jim's work, they are probably the best and she did
    get Grammy's out of them but the history behind Midnight Train always fascinated me
    almost as much as her cover...
  5. The Jackson 5 in the studio sounding like they...

    The Jackson 5 in the studio sounding like they don't quite know what they're doing, not
    really holding their harmonies together and Michael though in fine voice, still a little sloppy
    with his...
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    Speaking of Black History... ...

    Speaking of Black History...

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-history-behind-one-night-miami-180976768/

    The hard to deal with part of this is that I have yet to see and maybe never...
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    Every single dayum Barnes & Noble in the...

    Every single dayum Barnes & Noble in the city.....But now with 2 feet of snow
    on the ground I don't think I'll be trekking around to try to get a copy just yet...RIP, Cicely...
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    I vaguely remember reading on somebody's blog...

    I vaguely remember reading on somebody's blog about Barrett Strong working between stint's at Motown but it was too long ago and no mention was made of The Orlons. That
    would have certainly made me...
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    suckers!!!!!!!!....

    suckers!!!!!!!!....
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    I've always been a big fan of Questlove but I'm...

    I've always been a big fan of Questlove but I'm absolutely certain that due to his youth
    (he's just 50, right?) there is probably a ton of footage he cut out that would appeal to quite a few folks a...
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    I've been trying to get that first bio of Jr for...

    I've been trying to get that first bio of Jr for years. I had my suspicions about Kenneth's book and I don't even want to bother with it. I would love to know more about his life
    and music, his love...
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    Another phenomenal woman, as Maya Angelou would...

    Another phenomenal woman, as Maya Angelou would say, gone. Still, she lived a full
    productive and iconic life. I remember her in so many settings, tv,film, on screen
    with Richard Pryor and as the...
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    Lawd have mercy! Heard that song hundreds of...

    Lawd have mercy!
    Heard that song hundreds of times but never saw it performed live...Dang, I wish I had
    been there. Patti is Patti, yes we know but Nona and Sarah had some pipes of their own....
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    The cartoons and photoshopped images and captions...

    The cartoons and photoshopped images and captions are fun but the reality is Biden
    and Harris have their most difficult work ahead of them and much of the damage done to
    our country may be...
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    I love Jazz and don't care if it's not the taste...

    I love Jazz and don't care if it's not the taste of 90% of SDF membership. In the genre
    Stevie Wonder is the most covered popular artist with the possible exception of The Beatles.Several artists...
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    TMZ is saying Covid at the same time CNN is...

    TMZ is saying Covid at the same time CNN is saying natural causes, what's that about?...
  17. Dang, I didn't pay attention to the thread title...

    Dang, I didn't pay attention to the thread title beyond Smoke's name.LOL!...
    No wonder I never saw this, I was off to boot camp in 1975. A lot of things happened
    that I missed while in the...
  18. This is a really pleasing performance of Smokey...

    This is a really pleasing performance of Smokey singing live, it appears on Soul Train
    which I somehow managed to miss back in the day. I wonder what year it was...I know
    Smokey prided himself on...
  19. Anxious to see the film but wasn't crazy about...

    Anxious to see the film but wasn't crazy about this performance or arrangement. I have
    to blame whoever put this together for Andra. I'm sure they had her purposely resrict
    her range to mimic...
  20. Ain't that the truth....Even though I'd never...

    Ain't that the truth....Even though I'd never claim she ever had the instrument of either
    I've always felt Mavis Staples matches Aretha in terms of the degree of soulfulness in her
    phrasing and...
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    Mollyfock got impeached again!...itch Mc is...

    Mollyfock got impeached again!...itch Mc is trying to cushion his ass but the orange one is
    going down...
  22. Second that...She really was the Queen. Had a few...

    Second that...She really was the Queen. Had a few contender wannabees but really
    no peer...She had as a kid, still only 15, 16 years old, the chops to wipe the damn floor
    with any and every...
  23. Another one, LOL...Smokey's Love Machine match...

    Another one, LOL...Smokey's Love Machine match up...
  24. This wiki is pretty accurate......

    This wiki is pretty accurate...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Machine_(The_Miracles_song)

    I don't mind at all admitting that I have never cared for the song. I have frequently found
    myself...
  25. Though I am very happy for Tracey with this...

    Though I am very happy for Tracey with this decision I still wish she could find her way back into a studio to record some new music either as a leader or a guest of some other
    artist while she's...
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