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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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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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    Picket more than earned his nickname. He had a...

    Picket more than earned his nickname. He had a whole group of session musicians walk
    out on him at one point. Too bad because he could shout soul like nobody's business.
    I still retain a weakness...
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    Among my real time/ real world crew this is a big...

    Among my real time/ real world crew this is a big deal but I have to say this is about
    as far from Motown as anyone can get short of finding a lost Sun Ra release...
  19. Thread: Not for me!

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    Sorry to disappoint you, Jai, but Herbie Hancock...

    Sorry to disappoint you, Jai, but Herbie Hancock wore his hair processed in 1962-63...
  20. Grace Little's name is printed backwards in your...

    Grace Little's name is printed backwards in your track listing. I really don't like that remix
    of The Love I Lost but it's a shame because she was fine singer. I've never known what
    happened...
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book but I think...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book but I think someone lifted it from my library. I'd like to re-read some of it....
    ...
  22. Still tragically overlooked. Thanks for posting...

    Still tragically overlooked. Thanks for posting this...
  23. 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...
  25. 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...
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