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    New Birth (with Ann Bogan) on Black Omnibus (1973)


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    Now that just made my mollyfockin' day,week, month and possibly year with all the doodyplop I've been having to deal with in 2018!...Somebody point Unsung or any of the
    other musical documentary folks in the direction of New Birth Inc, please....Thanks for
    posting that Johnny, like 10 times...

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    Oh wow! I don't think I've ever seen this before or New Birth with Ann Bogan. Thank you!

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    The entire series was released on DVD in 2015. It flew under my radar until recently. Blinky performs 2 songs on it as well ... it's in another thread.

    https://www.amazon.com/Black-Omnibus...=black+omnibus

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_raven View Post
    The entire series was released on DVD in 2015. It flew under my radar until recently. Blinky performs 2 songs on it as well ... it's in another thread.

    https://www.amazon.com/Black-Omnibus...=black+omnibus
    This is great! Thank you Johnny_Raven!

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    This was educational for me as I've never even heard of this show. Pity it didn't last for long. Thanks for posting!

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    You're welcome!

    Many others appeared on the show: The Sylvers, Alex Haley, Beah Richards, The Spinners, Richard Pryor and so on ...

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    Pardon me if this is a dumb question but I really could not tell. Was Ann the one that had the solo spots and got all the close-ups or was she the other woman in the group?

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    Ann is the one wearing shorts singing backup ... the other one

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddesper View Post
    Pardon me if this is a dumb question but I really could not tell. Was Ann the one that had the solo spots and got all the close-ups or was she the other woman in the group?
    More reason I think New Birth deserves an Unsung...The lead female vocalist
    is Londee Wiggins aka Londee Loren at one point. She came into the organisation as a member of a girl group called the Mint Juleps and worked
    her ass off for her position in the group. I assume Anne was the reason Johnny posted the link here as she was the only one with a Motown connection
    because they were not on Motown but RCA.Their only other links to the company would be Susaye Green whom Harvey Fuqua used as a lead on
    Until It's Time For You To Go. There's a lot more to the story but I don't
    have the time to go into it. Hope this explains a bit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by splanky View Post
    More reason I think New Birth deserves an Unsung...
    Agree wholeheartedly! My older brother and I talk about Unsung quite a bit; I think that they are after a certain demographic that does not include those of us who want to see a lot more older groups featured.

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Johnny raven for posting this!!! Wow, Wow, Betcha by golly wow!!! Who is singing the lead with Londee? The other Wilson brother?

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    What year(s) was Ann Bogan in the group? Did she record any LP's with the group
    and did she ever get a lead?

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    I just read that Ann Bogan is leading here:


    That's her in the photo along with the Wilson Brothers.. This group was absorbed into New Birth.
    Last edited by lockhartgary; 10-22-2018 at 11:21 PM.

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    Yes, great find! Thanks - will order my dvd as well.

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    Ann also did the lead on Honeybee

    Last edited by CoolKatz; 10-25-2018 at 09:07 PM.

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    I remember the show "Black Omnibus". It was syndicated and would come on Sat. afternoons and then sometimes on Sun. afternoons.

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    Didn't Leslie Wilson go on to join LTD as their lead singer replacing Jeffrey Osborne after he went solo?

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    Who is the male lead singing on this song. I know that voice. I think he was the lead with a Detroit mid and late '60s group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Didn't Leslie Wilson go on to join LTD as their lead singer replacing Jeffrey Osborne after he went solo?
    Sure did. "Kickin' Back" was their hit with him.

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    Who is the male lead singing on this song. I know that voice. I think he was the lead with a Detroit mid and late '60s group.
    robb, the cat singing lead if I'm not mistaken is a guy named Bobby Downs who was in
    the group at the time but was gone by their next release. I expect it was due to some
    disagreement with management or the Wilson Bros (Mel and Les) or both. I don't know of any post or pre New Birth work by Bobby Downs, more reason for a closer look at
    this group I still devote a lot of time listening to, to this day....
    BTW, loved Les, hated his move to LTD...JMO...

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