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  1. #51

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    I would nominate Joe Tex. My parents loved that guy when I was a youngster... I can hear "Skinny Legs and All" playing in my head now.
    Last edited by Cincinnati_Kid; 11-02-2018 at 06:01 PM.

  2. #52
    Isley Brothers

    Allen Toussaint

    Sade

    James Carr

    denise lasalle

    clarence Reid "blowfly"

    Roy Ayers

    shuggie Otis

    zZ Hill

    Lattimore

    anita Baker

    Brothers Johnson
    Last edited by Optimal Saint; 11-07-2018 at 09:00 PM.

  3. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by Cincinnati_Kid View Post
    I would nominate Joe Tex. My parents loved that guy when I was a youngster... I can hear "Skinny Legs and All" playing in my head now.
    i gotcha and loose caboose are my fave Tex tunes

  4. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by Cincinnati_Kid View Post
    I would nominate Joe Tex. My parents loved that guy when I was a youngster... I can hear "Skinny Legs and All" playing in my head now.
    Yep, definitely Joe Tex!

  5. #55
    Iím disappointed in the picks for the new season

    Iíd rather see any of the great suggestions in this thread than what the network picked

    I know his heyday predates most of those listed by Billy Eckstine?

    I love Numeroís Eccentric Soul series and Iíd love a documentary on any of the labels they featured

    Mothers Finest

    For Hollywood

    Louis Gossett Jr

    Levar Burton (roots, reading rainbow and Star Trek, I always thought he shouldíve been bigger than he was)

    Eriq LaSalle best known for ER

    Alphonso Riberio Silver spoons fresh prince and that michael Jackson Pepsi commercial

  6. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    I’m disappointed in the picks for the new season

    I’d rather see any of the great suggestions in this thread than what the network picked

    I know his heyday predates most of those listed by Billy Eckstine?

    I love Numero’s Eccentric Soul series and I’d love a documentary on any of the labels they featured

    Mothers Finest

    For Hollywood

    Louis Gossett Jr

    Levar Burton (roots, reading rainbow and Star Trek, I always thought he should’ve been bigger than he was)

    Eriq LaSalle best known for ER

    Alphonso Riberio Silver spoons fresh prince and that michael Jackson Pepsi commercial
    Who did they pick for the new season?

  7. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by Cincinnati_Kid View Post
    Who did they pick for the new season?
    Season starts March 3, 2019.

    Those showcased will be:
    Lloyd
    Adina Howard
    The Jets
    Shirley Murdock
    Crystal Waters
    Glenn Jones
    Kenny Latimore
    Tasha Cobbs Leonard

  8. #58
    Esther Phillips.

  9. #59
    Nona Hendryx
    Roy Ayers
    Patti Austin
    Randy Crawford

  10. #60
    Don Covay!!

  11. #61
    Not an unsung episode but I just read that Robert Townsend finished a documentary on the Five Heartbeats

    Canít wait to see it

  12. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Nona Hendryx
    Roy Ayers
    Patti Austin
    Randy Crawford

    All of these would be great, especially Roy Ayers, whom I thought was underrated.

  13. #63
    Is Chubby Checker worthy of an unsung?

    I just know him for the twist

    But I think he was a huge deal at the time and was a massive influence on that era

  14. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    Is Chubby Checker worthy of an unsung?

    I just know him for the twist

    But I think he was a huge deal at the time and was a massive influence on that era
    Maybe. But I would think, longevity and number of hit songs aren't in his favor. He was only popular for a few years.

  15. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by Cincinnati_Kid View Post
    All of these would be great, especially Roy Ayers, whom I thought was underrated.
    I vote for Roy Ayers also. He made some incredible music.

  16. #66
    Chubby Checker is an American Music Icon even without a long list of hit records.

  17. #67
    The artistics

  18. #68
    James Jamerson & his influence on later bass players

  19. #69
    Still hoping for one on Sam & Dave. I really, really, really want to know, in Sam Moore's words, his thoughts on Atlantic owning them all along over Stax, Stax splitting from them, and afterwards.
    Last edited by Ngroove; 06-10-2019 at 02:40 AM.

  20. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by caliluv View Post
    Don Covay!!
    Yes! "Your love is like a Seesaw, baby...up, down..!

  21. #71
    Here's my picks, guys:

    Unsung -

    Case
    Unifics
    G C Cameron
    Jerry Butler (The Iceman)
    AWB
    Rare Earth
    Jesse Johnson
    Alexander O'Neal
    Billy Stewart
    Rockwell
    Musiq Soulchild
    Calvin Richardson
    Brainstorm
    Grover Washington, Jr

    Unsung Hollywood -

    Tatiana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
    Aries Spears ,(comedian/actor/impressionist)
    Jayne Kennedy

    Enjoy!

  22. #72
    Hey native, I believe Alexander O'Neal did have an "Unsung" ep a few years back. If memory serves, it was a joint program with Cherrelle.

  23. #73
    Was there more to Rockwell than I think?

    Which is he was Berry Gordyís son who had one hit song that was only a hit because Thriller era Michael Jackson was on it

  24. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    Hey native, I believe Alexander O'Neal did have an "Unsung" ep a few years back. If memory serves, it was a joint program with Cherrelle.
    Thanks, sans. Missed it.

  25. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    Was there more to Rockwell than I think?

    Which is he was Berry Gordyís son who had one hit song that was only a hit because Thriller era Michael Jackson was on it
    Yup. And the only other asterisk to his "career", was that he enjoyed beating the tar out of his live-in girlfriend! Girlie-man hit her with a chair! "I always feel like somebody's watching me. And I get no privacy!" (cue Michael)

  26. #76
    Did anyone say Ronnie Dyson? Would be a very compelling episode...

  27. #77
    Add Miche'le and Diddy balladeer, Carl Thomas. Pearl Bailey too.

  28. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by nativeNY63 View Post
    Add Miche'le and Diddy balladeer, Carl Thomas. Pearl Bailey too.

    Michel'le has an Unsung episode.

  29. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by lockhartgary View Post
    Michel'le has an Unsung episode.
    Thanks, lockhartgary.

  30. #80
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    I've decided that I'm going to die on this hill.

    I'll grant the argument against the post Motown Four Tops.

    Every artist that has been recording for decades has a "heyday" that the majority of the hits and fame came from.

    Other than Standing on the Top, I couldn't tell you a single post 1980 Temptations song. But I don't think that 80s and beyond Temptations need an unsung episode. So I get excluding the tops. i'd like to see it but I get it

    I think that the Supremes and Miracles are a different story.

    When a group loses it's lead singer that is a line in the sand, a clear division between eras

    There is a definite difference between Diana leaving the Supremes versus Flo

    And as far as the general public is concerned at least 95% of the hits and fame and being "sung" comes from the Diana & Smokey eras

    I'd love to find out more about the transitions. I think that Smokey wanted to leave the Miracles 2-3 years before he finally did

    How was Jean Terrell chosen as the new lead?

    I'd heard that's not who Berry Gordy wanted. If that's true who did he want?

    Who else was in the running? Was Mary becoming the new lead not an option?

    was there competition between new Supremes and Diana solo? both in and outside Motown?

    the Miracles losing Smokey meant not just losing their lead singer but also their main writer and producer.

    How did they decide what direction to move in?

    Personally I would still like to see a deeper dive into that time period of both groups
    I have to agree with you. I would love to hear more about the post Diana Supremes and post Smokey Miracles, even the challenges they had in their attempt to move forward. They both seemed like completely different groups after their leads left. Unlike the other groups mentioned, these two groups not only lost the member but the name that defined the groups.

  31. #81
    The Impressions, who rebounded after losing not one, but TWO lead singers!

  32. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by nativeNY63 View Post
    Add Miche'le and Diddy balladeer, Carl Thomas. Pearl Bailey too.
    Pearl Bailey is a good call....

  33. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by jboy88 View Post
    The Impressions, who rebounded after losing not one, but TWO lead singers!
    Them too !!

  34. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by glencro View Post
    I have to agree with you. I would love to hear more about the post Diana Supremes and post Smokey Miracles, even the challenges they had in their attempt to move forward. They both seemed like completely different groups after their leads left. Unlike the other groups mentioned, these two groups not only lost the member but the name that defined the groups.
    Looks like itís just you and me on this

    Weíre like Denzel at the end of glory

  35. #85
    William DeVaughn and D'Angelo

  36. #86
    The Intruders
    Billy Butler
    Major Lance
    Sonji Clay (Royce)
    Gene Chandler
    The Brothers of Soul
    5 Stair Steps

  37. #87
    Black Ivory.

  38. #88
    Johnny "Guitar" Watson. Would love to see one on him.

  39. #89
    I don't know why I didn't think of Roy when I first responded to this question but he
    would be perfect for an unsung. He's produced what has become a standard (Everybody
    Loves The Sunshine) and worked with a variety of other folks, from the legendary Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti to Rick James....I agree, he could use an Unsung....but I still want New Birth...

  40. #90
    If not listed:

    Johnny Pate big time.

  41. #91
    The moments..the flamingos..clyde mcphatter.

  42. #92
    MC Lyte

    Angela Bofil

    Keith Washington

  43. #93
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post

    Angela Bofil
    Angela was given an "Unsung" episode years ago.

  44. #94
    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    Angela was given an "Unsung" episode years ago.
    Really? Good, thanks. I have to find that.

  45. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Really? Good, thanks. I have to find that.
    Yeah, the cameras even accompany her to post-stroke therapy. It's wrenching to watch, but, at the same time, her tenacity shines through, which makes the episode bittersweet.

  46. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    Yeah, the cameras even accompany her to post-stroke therapy. It's wrenching to watch, but, at the same time, her tenacity shines through, which makes the episode bittersweet.

    I saw Angie in concert at the Masonic Auditorium in Toledo years and years ago. It was one the best shows I had seen. She really could sing and was very personable.

  47. #97
    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    Forgot to add Ben E King and Bill Withers

    i don't know if it's unsung but I'd love a documentary on in living color (has Jim Carey ever talked about his time in the show?)

    like the idea of shaft and superfly if the wont do them separately maybe a 2 hour on blaxploitation as a whole? Maybe two 2 hours one of the films the other on the soundtracks

    theres a rocky marathon on now - I'd add Mr. T. A true mid 80s phenomenon. The man had his own breakfast cereal

    id also love to see one on Sam Cooke
    There's a good documentary on YouTube on In Living Color. It was a reunion of sorts. Carrey & Jamie Foxx were a no show. Too big for such small potatoes!! Har har.

  48. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by jboy88 View Post
    Definitely Harold Melvin and the Blue notes! Iíve heard too many stories about Harold! The chill, laid back demeanor displayed on the recordings was the opposite of his true self.

    Also, Sam & Dave and Sanford & Son for the same reasons. So much tea!
    Supposedly, Harold was throwing shade on TP singing lead. "Who's in charge here?" - Al Haig

  49. #99
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Love Brenda Sykes, love Lola Falana both beautiful, talented women. They need to be recognized.
    Toss in the ultra-gorgeous Jayne Kennedy of those '70's prison flicks. And her wacky then husband too!

  50. #100
    The super underrated Calvin Richardson. And equally underrated Eric Roberson.

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