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    Quote Originally Posted by alexstassi View Post
    The UK group "The Real Thing" are releasing a documentary soon... that would be good to watch
    Was this ever released?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splanky View Post
    I totally agree with any mention of two acts already mentioned on this thread:
    Brenda and the Tabulations and New Birth. I might be interested in a couple pages on some
    of the others but as far as Brenda and New Birth I want a book...Backtracking a sec,
    I'd add Jean Carne but as her story is still unfolding in this time, she and her ex Doug
    reconciled a couple of years ago, so I doubt Unsung would dare to write a tale still
    being told...
    I couldn't agree with you more regarding Brenda & The Tabs, Splanky. So many beautiful records -- many of which were Van McCoy-related, no less -- yet they remain, sadly, buried in the shadows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_june View Post
    Tavares.

    Top suggestion.

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    I know they are more jazz/world music than soul but should Hugh Masekela and Manu Dibango have an unsung episode?

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    Richard Pryor is hardly unsung

    But I feel his TV shows are

    Id love an episode of unsung Hollywood on both his short lived [[4 episodes) sketch comedy show - precursor to in living color

    And Pryors Place his tv show for children

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    Double Exposure, First Choice, Mary Wilson, En Vogue, Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles, Bettye Lavette, George Benson, Dee Dee Sharp, The Intruders, The Sweet Inspirations, and the Three Degrees need Unsung episodes, in my humble opinion. PS. Add Roberta Flack to that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    Richard Pryor is hardly unsung

    But I feel his TV shows are

    I’d love an episode of unsung Hollywood on both his short lived [[4 episodes) sketch comedy show - precursor to in living color

    And Pryors Place his tv show for children
    I would have to slightly disagree with that one Saint. There are quite a few millennials and Gen Zs who have never even heard of Richard Pryor. I’ve had to to explain to many of my contemporaries who he was upon referencing him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboy88 View Post
    I would have to slightly disagree with that one Saint. There are quite a few millennials and Gen Zs who have never even heard of Richard Pryor. I’ve had to to explain to many of my contemporaries who he was upon referencing him.
    That is sad and disturbing

    Never even heard of Richard Pryor?

    How is that possible? It would be like never even hearing of Muhammad Ali

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    Does Grace Jones need an Unsung?

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    Patti Austin
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    The new season is starting next month. If you had Betty Wright, Billy Paul or Al Jarreau on your want list, your in for a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboy88 View Post
    The new season is starting next month. If you had Betty Wright, Billy Paul or Al Jarreau on your want list, your in for a surprise.
    Thanks for the update.

    Here's a full list of who will be featured:

    MC Roxanne Shante
    Christopher Williams
    Skyy
    Shannon
    Billy Paul
    Betty Wright
    Al Jarreau
    Goodie Mob.

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    Dont forget Dru Hill, whos story is kicking off the new season. It also been confirmed that the Jones Girls are going to be featured possibly later this year. I guess they realize theres still an audience for 70s artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockhartgary View Post
    Thanks for the update.

    Here's a full list of who will be featured:

    MC Roxanne Shante
    Christopher Williams
    Skyy
    Shannon
    Billy Paul
    Betty Wright
    Al Jarreau
    Goodie Mob.

    Most interested in billy Paul and betty Wright

    Where o where is my joe Simon and joe Tex episodes?

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    As I mentioned earlier, would love a Johnny "Guitar" Watson as well.

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    Unsung Hollywood

    New Jack City
    Friday
    I know they did one on Kid & Play but I feel that House Party could get it's own episode
    Not really unsung but I’d love one on James earl Jones
    Nell Carter
    DJ Hughley
    Nia Long
    Sanaa Lathan
    Last edited by Optimal Saint; 01-31-2020 at 04:21 PM.

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    I'd love to see an episode on Berry Gordy or Raynoma Singleton.

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    I enjoyed the Morris Day episode

    Not really interested in any of the other episodes other than the jones girls

    Someone should email this thread to TV One

    Some great choices here

    I know hes known more as a songwriter but Id like to see George Jackson

    Also Willie Hutch

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    Was the real thing documentary ever released?

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    Finally listened to the Tyrone Davis box set that had been sitting on my shelf for years

    Needs an unsung

    Lots of great songs

    Al Wilson? The snake and show and tell were hits

    Id like one on the Kashmere Stage Band but to be fair they have a documentary Thunder Soul

    Well worth watching if youve never seen it

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    Reading this makes me want a Garrett Morris Unsung

    It Ain't Easy Being Garrett Morris | Cracked.com

    And I'm doubling down on Joe Simon

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    Andre Williams and Eddie Bo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    Reading this makes me want a Garrett Morris Unsung

    It Ain't Easy Being Garrett Morris | Cracked.com

    And I'm doubling down on Joe Simon

    Especially since Joe Simon recently passed away.

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    Just listened to my Jackie Wilson CD's - definitely could use an Unsung

    I think to the public at large he's known as the singer Berry Gordy wrote songs for right before he started Motown

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    Wasn't a huge fan of this new season. I did like the PM Dawn episode

    The decade episodes were interesting

    Basically Unsung: One Hit Wonders of the [[Decade)

    Artists who had their big hit but not enough for a whole Unsung episode on their own

    I thought they felt a little rushed, probably could/should have made each one 2 hours

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    Edwin Starr and Brick had more than enough hits for their own episodes. Especially since “Soul 4 Real” got on despite only having two major hits.

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    Surprised that nobody has mentioned an individual who made his first record in 1954 and is still recording, releasing and performing to this very day, at 79 years of age. In addition to a lifelong career as a singer, he is an accomplished musician, songwriter, arranger, producer and label owner. He has produced and written memorable and significant works on artists such as Doris Duke, Sandra Phillips, Z.Z. Hill, Arthur Conley, Charles Whitehead / Raw Spitt, Irma Thomas, Freddie North, Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Gary U.S. Bonds, Joe Tex, Tommy Hunt, Ruby Andrews, Barbara and The Browns, Gene Pitney!!, The Drifters, Dee Dee Warwick, Wilson Pickett, Betty Wright, Patti LaBelle and The Blue Belles, and The Staples Singers.

    Completely unique, his own man and genuinely innovative, Jerry Williams, A.K.A. Swamp Dogg. Also nominated for the worst cover of all time.


    Jerry Williams Jr. [[born July 12, 1942), generally credited under the pseudonym Swamp Dogg after 1970, is an American soul and R&b singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. Williams has been described as "one of the great cult figures of 20th century American music."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    Richard Pryor is hardly unsung

    But I feel his TV shows are

    I’d love an episode of unsung Hollywood on both his short lived [[4 episodes) sketch comedy show - precursor to in living color

    And Pryors Place his tv show for children

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    Not an unsung Hollywood but Vice’s Dark Side of the 90s just aired an episode on the Arsenio Hall Show

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    Back in September of 2018, I suggested one for Marv Johnson and one for Mabel John. If doing an hour on each one of these --- why not run the two together as Motown's 2-MJs? Devote one half of the hour to Mabel and the other half to Marv.

    But I strongly urge and encourage them to do an hours presentation on the legendary Kim Weston. She was a huge Motown star in many respects, both here and in the UK.

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    Labelle or Nona Hendryx

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