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  1. I watch and tape the Grammy Awards and ...

    I watch and tape the Grammy Awards and honestly have been bored with the last few years. I have to say I rather enjoyed this year's emphasis on female content. I am fully aware...
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    This series, now in its second season is ...

    This series, now in its second season is great viewing!
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    Dionne was fantastic when I saw her in...

    Dionne was fantastic when I saw her in September of 2018, in Vancouver, Canada, and I believe she had her granddaughter perform a duet with her.
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    I was fortunate to see The Pointer Sisters ...

    I was fortunate to see The Pointer Sisters perform during August 2018, here in Vancouver, Canada in their new reincarnation. Though the trio is not original, now with family members,...
  5. Thankfully this story has a very happy ...

    Thankfully this story has a very happy ending. Yes, Evelyn did fall, and hit her head. On the 2019 Soul Train Boat Cruise which sailed on Sunday January 20th, and returned this past...
  6. Evelyn "Champagne" King was only 16 when ...

    Evelyn "Champagne" King was only 16 when she recorded "SHAME," and she still is performing live regularly. Those lucky enough to have gotten a berth on the Soul Train Boat Cruise ...
  7. Good point you made, Guy!

    Good point you made, Guy!
  8. Gladys Knight performing "Home" on Q-5 BET Tribute to Qunicy Jones

    Being a Canadian, it is not often easy to know about BET programming, but this past Sunday, Oprah hosted an 85th Birthday Celebration Tribute to Quincy Jones. In the past, the BET...
  9. This may well be a bootleg recording, ...

    This may well be a bootleg recording, currently being sold on eBay, but I note that there are two bonus remixed songs on this CD release.1490414903
  10. https://youtu.be/P4SvuMCe4eo

    https://youtu.be/P4SvuMCe4eo
  11. Diana Ross brought it "HOME" last evening in ...

    Diana Ross brought it "HOME" last evening in NYC. That song resonated with me back in the day when she performed it in "THE WIZ." If you are at home with yourself, you can be at...
  12. There is track information, but no liner notes...

    There is track information, but no liner notes as such, is what I meant. Still a lovely photo, though!
  13. I received my copy of "Wonderful Christmas...

    I received my copy of "Wonderful Christmas Time" this morning.There is a lovely B&W photo of Diana on the inside of the CD liner, with the same photo on the back liner. Sadly no notes of...
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    "Chic" was been one of my favourite group's ...

    "Chic" was been one of my favourite group's from the very start of their career. It is about time that they get the credit they deserve for the musical ground they pioneered. ...
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    I was never a fan of Queen, and always ...

    I was never a fan of Queen, and always thought "Another One Bites The Dust" had a baseline ripoff from a Chic recording. "John Deacon’s Bass line on “Another One Bites the Dust” (released...
  16. Oops! Right you are, it is 24 Temptations!...

    Oops! Right you are, it is 24 Temptations!
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  17. I saw "Ain't Too Proud" in Toronto and loved ...

    I saw "Ain't Too Proud" in Toronto and loved it. Friends with me, who also saw "The Jersey Boys," which was produced by the same crew at this play, commented on how "dark" the stage...
  18. Yes, thank you for your words of wisdom,...

    Yes, thank you for your words of wisdom, Miss Roberta!
  19. While charity no doubt should come first at...

    While charity no doubt should come first at home, it is possible that Diana Ross might have not wanted to compete with Aretha Franklin's generosity to her fellow Detroiters. Now ...
  20. Diana Ross Raises $780,000 for Canadian Music for Youth Program in Ottawa, Canada

    Please excuse me if this has been shared before. The National Arts Centre, in Ottawa, Canada, built in 1967 for the Canadian Centennial, recently was refurbished, and as part of the ...
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    The more recent solo Smokey Robinson version ...

    The more recent solo Smokey Robinson version of "Speak Low," more than makes up for the earlier Miracles version for vocal sins, real or imagined, committed against this jazz...
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    Mr. Obama had a message read during the ...

    Mr. Obama had a message read during the service and that was RESPECT enough for Aretha, in my opinion.
  23. Ronald Isley and Aretha had a mutual ...

    Ronald Isley and Aretha had a mutual admiration society going on. Ree had Ron perform a duet with her on her Aretha Records label CD "A Woman Falling Out of Love,14579" on the cut ...
  24. To watch the first two hours of Aretha's ...

    To watch the first two hours of Aretha's service I was bouncing around CNN, CBC Newsworld and CTV News channel in Canada. However, BET has been broadcasting since around noon PST,...
  25. ​ The funeral home in charge of the homegoing...


    The funeral home in charge of the homegoing service for the late Aretha Franklin has announced that the Queen of Soul will don multiple outfits in true diva fashion.
    Linda Swanson, executive...
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