WHEN I WAS 10 YEARS OLD BACK IN 1977, I HAD A BIG CRUSH ON RONNIE SPECTOR OF THE… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on February 18, 2011 at 8:18am —
An uncaptioned photo in the Numero Group's recent book about south-side nightlife in the 70s set Jake Austen on the trail of this story about one crazy week in the life of longtime promoter Helen Wooten.
By Jake Austen…
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on October 6, 2010 at 10:38pm —
The tragic star of the early days of Bandit, he lead The Arrows until it was clear he was a standout performer. The rest of the group continued to back his recordings (“The Love I See Now” and “Boogedy Boogedy” were issued under both the names Johnny Davis and The Arrows). “You’ve Got To Crawl To Me” is Johnny’s signature performance, an amateur funk workout that displays Johnny’s full vocal range as it pulses… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on October 5, 2010 at 11:30am —
You See, (As I Raise My Drink To You...LOL) Music Is Big Business, It's Been Around Long Before You And Me, It Will Be Here Long After We Are Gone, As A Matter Of Fact, It Will Be Here Until Somebody Turn Off The Lights On This Place We Call Earth...SOLE THE MUSIC PIMP (ROFLMBO)
A SOLEMANNKING… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on August 31, 2010 at 10:03am —
Y'all Know Me, I'm Always Finding Something....LOL. Here Are 5 Vintage Chattanooga, Tn. Concert Posters From The 1950's And 1960's. I Sure Wish I Could Find More, From What I Have Been Told By The Old Cats, Chattanooga Had All Kind Of Concerts Back In The Day At The Memorial Auditorium.
Motortown Revue - 1965
What an incredible Globe Poster and featuring Marvin Gaye!… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on August 31, 2010 at 9:40am —
During The Summer Of 1984, New Edition Came To Chattanooga, Tn. For A Concert At The Memorial Auditorium. Michael Bivins Was Unable To Attend Because He Had Hurt His Knee A Couple Of Nights Earlier, So A Call Went Out For A 5th Member Of New Edition For The Chattanooga Engagement.
Radio Station Jet94 Sponsered A 1 Day Contest To Pick The 5th Member Of New Edition And Guys Throughout The City Showed Up To… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on August 13, 2010 at 1:12pm —
"A Memphis soul vocal trio. This polished group formed in 1970 and recorded for We Produce, a Stax offshoot. Bandmembers Harold "Scotty"
Scott, Jasper "Jabbo" Phillips, and William Norvell Johnson rode a
sumptuously produced remake of the often-covered Five Royales/Shirelles
standard "Dedicated to the One I Love" onto R&B play lists in 1972.
After "Love's Maze" made a little noise as a follow-up, the trio moved
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on August 9, 2010 at 3:05pm —
Iceberg Slim (August 4, 1918 – April 28, 1992), also known as Robert Beck, was an African American author of books variously categorized as urban fiction, street literature, and black pulp fiction. Iceberg Slim was an important influence on hip-hop artists and rappers such as Ice-T and Ice Cube and Pittsburgh Slim and ...Slim Thug, who adopted their names in part from reading the author.
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on April 27, 2010 at 11:35pm —
Donald Goines (December 15, 1937 – October 21, 1974) was one of the first African American writers of urban fiction. His novels were deeply influenced by the work of Robert Beck (Iceberg Slim). For Those Of You That Have Read His Books, You Need To Checkout The Two Autobiographies I Have In My Hands..
DONALD GOINES...DONALD WRITES NO MORE…
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on April 27, 2010 at 11:34pm —
The origins of Soul Train can be traced to 1965, when WCIU-TV, an upstart UHF station in Chicago, began airing two youth-oriented dance programs: Kiddie-a-Go-Go and Red Hot and Blues. These two programs—specifically the latter, which featured a predominantly African American group of in-studio dancers—would set the stage for what was to come to the station several years later.
Don Cornelius, a news reader and backup disc jockey at… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on February 27, 2010 at 6:49pm —
By Terence McArdle
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 10, 2010
While holding down a day job as an Army Department mail clerk, Harmon Bethea struggled for decades to achieve a breakthrough singing group. He went at it so long, and through so many changes in pop vocal trends, that he tried to become famous in jive, doo-wop, rhythm-and-blues and Motown-tinged soul. At one time, he led a gospel group.
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on February 1, 2010 at 4:24pm —
California Jam, also known as Cal Jam, was a rock music festival concert held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California on April 6, 1974 l.It was produced by ABC entertainment, Sandy Feldman, Don E. Branker and Lenny Stogel. Pacific Presentations, a LA based concert company headed by Sepp Donahower and Gary Perkins, coordinated the event, booked all the talent, and ran the advertising. It attracted 200,000 fans that paid, which at the… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on January 30, 2010 at 8:09pm —
The Sophisticated Gents is a TV miniseries that aired on three consecutive nights from September 29 to October 1, 1981 on NBC. Its ensemble cast featured a number of African American stage and film actors, many of whom were customarily seen in Blaxploitation motion pictures in the 1970s. The miniseries is based upon the novel The Junior Bachelor Society by John A. Williams. Although production of the project ended in 1979, NBC did not air the… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on January 23, 2010 at 5:35pm —
if you ever witness the Temptations In Paris video, you’ll become more aware that in 1973, they must have knew that live in concert no one was better with the steps, than they were and you’ll be amazed of Damon Harris, delivering his live version of I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, it make you wonder, why they never recorded it without the Supremes, when Kendrick was a member.
Plus, Richard Street blending with the harmony of First Time… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on January 19, 2010 at 8:53am —
I have always wanted to Collaborate with The Singers and Songwriters, i have always thought that this would be a unique way to do this plus it can be very creative....I hope everyone enjoys my Collaboration with The Legendary Prince Rogers Nelson...
Heard about the party now
Just East of Harlem
Sole's gonna be there
But I got 2 call… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on January 11, 2010 at 1:48pm —
The Harlem Cultural Festival (also known as "Black Woodstock") was a series of music concerts held in Harlem during the summer of 1969 to celebrate African American music and culture and to promote the continued politics of black pride. Notable participants included Nina Simone, B.B. King, Sly & the Family Stone, Jesse Jackson, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach, The 5th Dimension, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, and… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on January 5, 2010 at 10:38am —
As The Sunsets On Another Sweltering Hot Day
In Manhattan, New York. My Grandfather, 24
Year Old Ira Davis Gets Off The Bus After A Long
Ride From Chattanooga, Tennessee.
His Destination The World Famous Cotton
Club In Harlem, The Black Mecca Of
Entertainment Back In Those Days, Where
Many African American Jazz Stars Performed
Along With The Jazz Swing Bands Of That Era.
It Was 1944 And… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on December 23, 2009 at 6:23am —
This Is My First Poem In Nearly 3 Years, Inspired By Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues
Hopefully This Will Be My Comeback Of Sorts. Can't Say That I Will Keep On Writing
Because Right Now I'm Just Not Feeling It Like I Use To, But When I Heard The Song And
Saw The Visuals In The Video, I Knew I Had To Do Something....LOL
GHETTO CITY BLUES (MAKES ME WANNA… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on December 17, 2009 at 12:30pm —
(Thanks to Mama Edie for finding out about this movie featuring Marvin Gaye, i tell you, you learn something new everyday....LOL)
Yesterday he was a hero. Today he s an outlaw! "Action is the prime ingredient" in this "novel twist" on a biker flick starring William Smith Tony Young Marvin Gaye and Cheryl Ladd!
When a gang of low-down low-riders kills his fiance (Ladd) Mitch (Young) a Green Beret declares his own personal… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on December 14, 2009 at 11:21am —
Billy Griffin , is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known in the United States for replacing Smokey Robinson as lead singer of The Miracles.
Like Robinson before him, Griffin co-wrote many of the Miracles' songs, in addition to singing lead. Griffin and original Miracles member Pete Moore wrote all of the Miracles' 1975 platinum selling album, City of Angels). During his tenure with the group, they recorded three hits:… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on December 13, 2009 at 4:56pm —