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 "Soul Train"
"Soul Train"
As stated par one of the commentators, "Soul Train"" was considered a black version of "American Bandstand", the African-American counterpart. Don Cornelius, the creator, producer and host of the iconic musical variety show, who passed on last year, left an extensive musical legacy just like his counterpart Dick Clark. I have so many memories of "Soul Train" I just don't where to start. "Soul Train" had paved the way for black recording artists such as the Jackson 5, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, legendary singer, Johnny Mathis, have all gained national exposure as featured performers...
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 1967 Monterey Pop Festival
1967 Monterey Pop Festival
Co-written with Steve Cropper, "Dock Of The Bay", was a postumous #1 hit on the BILLBOARD Pop charts, just one following his untimely passing on December 10, 1967. En route another engagement in Madison, Wisconsin, and due to severe weather conditions, Otis Redding alongside his backing band, the Bar-Kays, and personal pilot, Richard Fraser, were killed when their plane plunged 40ft in icy the waters of Lake Monona. Their last public appearance was a live performance on the télévision series, "Upbeat", just prior to their untimely passing. The Bar-Kays, who had major hit with the R&B instrumental,...
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 Co-Produced par Babyface
Co-Produced By Babyface
Some may have considered him overrated, but Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has been in the musique for quite a long time. Having written and produced many hits for various recording artists, he's made quite a name for himself in the musique industry. Alongside L. A. Reid and fellow collaborator, Darryl Simmons, they've also written and produced for others such as Whitney Houston , Sheena Easton, Toni Braxton and Whispers.

The multi-faceted entertainer has received tons of awards and other forms of recognition for his work in the entertainment industry. As an actor, he made his jouer la comédie debut as singer...
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 Visiting With Johnnie Cochran Back In 1995
Visiting With Johnnie Cochran Back In 1995
As stated in the 1964 hit song, (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie's l’amour affair went down in history. Strange as it may seem, Michael and Lisa Marie really other very much, but somewhere down the line things just didn't work out between them. On May 26, 1994, Michael and Lisa were married in the Dominican Republic, but kept it a secret for a couple months until it was the right time to inform the media.

Nineteen years prior to the marriage, Michael and Lisa Marie first met back in 1974. As stated par Michael in their joint interview with Diane Sawyer, Lisa Marie used...
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Michael was barely 6'0"
The Moonwalk has set him apart clearly in a league of his own.
Michael was a fan of French-born composer, DeBussy.
Never the one to Kiss and tell when it came to his personal life.
Being huge hits, "Off The Wall" and Thriller helped catapult Michael to superstardom.
"History: Past, Present And Future-Book 1, was considered the best selling double album of all time.
Like his predecessors Nat "King" Cole and Sam Cooke, Michael's distinctive vocal stylings continue to influence a multitude of contemporary artists as stated par biographer, Graham Betts.
Sold over 100,000,000 singles...
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 1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
Released in 1977, "Roots Of Soul", was one of my favori classic recordings, which featured some of my favori singers ranging from Sam Cooke to Wilson Picket. I first heard the 2-volume 8-track set after my family sent for it, par of télévision advertisement. My parents used to play those 8-track cassettes almost everyday of the week and I would enjoy listening to them. I wish it was re-issued on a C.D., so I can listen to it again. This classic recording contains songs from all the original artists as mentioned on the album, and I just happend to think about it. Being a fan of old R&B music, and I can hear what they're what; in addition, to listening to them sing. This classic recording is so hard to find, and only way to obtain a copy of it is on Ebay. I l’amour this classic recording, and if I had a copy of it,, I would be listening to it to this day.

In my opinion, this the best classic recording of all time; in addition, to not being able to find and make C.D. out of it.
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 1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
 Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
 Joe Tex
Joe Tex
 The Temptations
The Temptations
 Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
 Mary Wells
Mary Wells
 Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass
 Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
 Lisa Stansfield
Lisa Stansfield
 Betty Everett
Betty Everett
 Mickey and Sylvia
Mickey and Sylvia
 rayon, ray Parker, Jr.
Ray Parker, Jr.
 Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway
 Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
 Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
 Fats Domino
Fats Domino
 Otis Redding
Otis Redding
 Billy Stewart
Billy Stewart
 Corrine Bailey Rae
Corrine Bailey Rae
 Stephanie Mills
Stephanie Mills
 Adele
Adele
 Al Wilson
Al Wilson
 Maurice Williams
Maurice Williams
 Vanessa Willams
Vanessa Willams
posted by cherl12345
Written par Stevie Wonder

Very superstitious, writings on the wall
Very superstitious, ladders 'bout to fall
Thirteen mois old baby, broke the lookin' glass.

When toi believe in things that toi don't understand,
Then toi suffer,
Superstition ain't the way.

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that toi can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin' strong,
toi don't wanna save me, sad is my song

When toi believe in things that toi don't understand,
Then toi suffer,
Superstition ain't the way, yeh, yeh.

Very superstitious, nothin' plus to say,
Very superstitious, the devil's on his way,
Thirteen mois old baby, broke the lookin' glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past.

When toi believe in things that toi don't understand,
Then toi suffer,
Superstition ain't the way, no, no, no.
 Superstition On 45 RPM
Superstition On 45 RPM
 1973 Appearance On Sesame rue
1973 Appearance On Sesame Street
 Stevie Talking With Grovet
Stevie Talking With Grovet
 Live Performance Of The Song On Soul Train
Live Performance Of The Song On Soul Train
 1973 Appearance On Soul Train
1973 Appearance On Soul Train
posted by cherl12345
Written par geai, jay Grayson, Tom Canning And AL Jarreau

Look what you've done for me
You're makin' plus fun for me
Troubadour me, destined to be
Set in my ways-stuck in my daze

toi were the butterfly, winkin'
at me
Makin' my fires fly
Brought me romance, taught me
to dance-
Makin' me win, makin' me grin,
Schoolin' me

Breakin' away, your l’amour has
open-end eyes that couldn't see
Breakin' away, your beacon in the
night discovered me

montrer me some parachutes (Away,
today, sail away)
As long as I'm here, bring me
some climbing boots
Open the door, give me sl
some more

Fasten the pin-loosen the pin
Pull for me

Breakin' away, your l’amour has
opened eyes that couldn't see
Breakin' away, your beacon in the
night discovered me
 1981 Release, Breakin' Away
1981 Release, Breakin' Away
posted by Eternalmike
<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 Michael will always be my favori male artist of all time

Until the jour I die

He has made such an impact on the world

Yet the world had treated him so cold

He went through so much

I wish he didn't have to go through such

Unfortunately like they say,the damage has been done

He is now gone

But he has left us some great,everlasting art

And will forever have a place in my heart
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 Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
If was ever was an R&B Heaven, toi know there is going to be some good musique playing up there as the they reunite for a good old confiture session. I can see Michael Jackson reunited with his longtime idols, James Brown and Jackie Wilson comparing some of their famous dance moves; in addition, to montrer Sam Cooke how to do dance and his famous Moonwalk, which made him an overnight sensation in the early-80's. I miss these classic old school R&B singers for the reasons they all passed on, and I can understand what they were saying in their songs.

It would be nice to see them in up in R&B...
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Michael was nearly disfellowshipped from the Jehovah's Witness over the "Thriller" video back in 1983.
Attended Princess Diana's memorial service back in 1997.
Michael had drive to succeed.
Like Barry Manilow and Sam Cooke, Michael wrote the songs that made the whole world.
"You Are Not Alone", written par R. Kelly, went to #1 on the "BILLBOARD" Pop charts back in 1995.
Celebrated his "21st" birthday at Studio 54 in New York City back in 1979.
Attended Maurice Gibb's memorial service back in 2003.
Michael was a fan of British entertainers, Benny colline and Charlie Chaplin.
Michael's version of "Smile"...
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posted by cherl12345
 The Apollo Theatre
The Apollo Theatre
Alongside the Regal Theatre in Chicago, the Apollo Theatre was the mecca for up-and-coming black entertainers. Located at 253 West 125th rue Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Frederick Douglas Boulevard in Harlem, the Apollo has been the mecca in black entertainment for nearly 70 years. The Apollo Theater opened its doors to the black community on January 16, 1934; in addition, to showcasing up-and-coming talent among black entertainers such as the Jackson 5, Ella Fiztgerald, Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson. This historical theatre has practically launched the careers of these legendary black entertainers;...
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 1968 Motown Release, "You're All I Need"
1968 Motown Release, "You're All I Need"
Between 1967-69, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell had successful string of hits as duet partners on the Motown roster. Although Marvin has recorded duets with Mary Wells and Kim Weston, he gained plus exposure when he teamed up with newcomer, Tammi Terrell, as his duet partner. Sadly their musical partnership ended when she passed on in 1970 due to a brain tumor when she was just 24 years old.

When I hear classic duets such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "If This World Were Mine", "You Precious Love" and "You're All I Need (To Get By)", those were some of the greatest duets in Motown history....
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 1993 Grammy Awards
1993 Grammy Awards
Having come from a successful showbiz family, Michael and Janet Jackson were of the most successful siblings in the entertainment industry; in addition, to being the first black entertainers to have a successful variety montrer on network télévision during the mid-70's. As stated par Michael in an interview, Janet would pattern some of his famous showbiz choreography, and incorporated them in some of her live performances. The were so close Michael once referred to Janet as his twin sister, and one of biggest allies alongside their other family members. The main reason why they were so successful...
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posted by cherl12345
 1974 Appearance On "Soul Train"
1974 Appearance On "Soul Train"
Having recorded 110 albums, selling 350 million albums worldwide; in addition, to receiving numerous or and platinum records, legendary singer, Johnny Mathis, definitely deserves an honorable mention in this club. Alongside Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson also considered him another one of his early vocal influences, so he patterned his vocal stylings after these two legendary singers. As stated in an interview in regards to his 1974 appearance on "Soul Train", Johnny wanted to touch base with the younger black listeners par way of making the successful transition in the foray of R&B and soul...
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 1991 Specialty Release, "Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers"
1991 Specialty Release, "Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers"
Just 45 years later, we were morning the passing of the "King Of Pop" and one of his early admirers, Michael Jackson, but back in 1964 the musique was stunned par the untimely passing of soul pioneer, Sam Cooke. Located at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in South Los Angeles, he was brutally murdered in a bizarre incident at the Hacienda Hotel on Friday, December 11, 1964. However, those who knew were inquiring why did he have to, which stills vexes them to this day. Sam Cooke, who had one of the greatest voices in musique history; as well, as an astute businessman, who also paved the for other black...
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 Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
When I hear old school R&B singers like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, and I've come to the conclusion that classic R&B musique is long-forgotten, and the singers I listen to today just don't hold a candle to the old school singers from way back. Ne-Yo, Mariah Carey, Chrisette Michelle, K-Jon and the rest of the R&B singers we hear on the radio today are all right, but nothing compares to old classic R&B musique from way back. Those are the kind of singers I like to this jour especially Michael Jackson.

However, there some singers who are just as...
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 Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Sam Cooke
Aretha Franklin
The Four Tops
Diana Ross
The Jackson 5
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Marvin Gaye
Rick Astley
Barry White
Whitney Houston
New Edition
Etta James
James Brown
Mariah Carey
Johnny Mathis
Deniece Williams
The Deele
Freddie Jackson
Prince
Sheila E.
Bryan McKnight
Stephanie Mills
The Stylistics
Al Wilson
The Isley Brothers
En Vogue
The Three Degrees
The Commodores
Patti LaBelle
Rufus
Chaka Khan
Teddy Pendergras
Janet Jackson
K.C. And The Sunshine Band
George MacCrae
Gwen MacCrae
Jon Secada
Rick James
Corinne Bailey Ray
Roger Troutman And Zapp
Billy Paul
Brenton Wood
The Righteous Brothers
The Emotions
SWV
Nat "King" Cole
Brenda Holloway
Nina Simone
Johnny Bristol
Take 6
Ready For The World
The Time
 Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
 William DeVaughn
William DeVaughn
 Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
 The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers
 Rose Royce
Rose Royce
 Al Green
Al Green
 The Supremes
The Supremes
 Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke
 Sly And The Family Stone
Sly And The Family Stone
 Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway
 Regina Belle
Regina Belle
 Sister Sledge
Sister Sledge
 Al Green
Al Green
 Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
 Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
 Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
 Sade
Sade
 Arthur Conley
Arthur Conley
 Little Anthony And The Imperials
Little Anthony And The Imperials
 Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
 johnny Mathis And Deniece Williams
johnny Mathis And Deniece Williams
 Teena Marie
Teena Marie
 Diana Ross
Diana Ross
 Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill
 Johnnie Taylor
Johnnie Taylor
 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
 Shalamar
Shalamar
 Carl Douglas
Carl Douglas
 Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
 Prince
Prince
 Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae
 McFadden And Whitehead
McFadden And Whitehead
 Minnie Ripperton
Minnie Ripperton
 Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
 Stephanie Mills
Stephanie Mills
 rayon, ray Charles
Ray Charles
 Corinne Bailey rayon, ray
Corinne Bailey Ray
 Rick James
Rick James
 Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
 Heather Headley
Heather Headley
 Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
 Ben E. King
Ben E. King
 Rick Astley
Rick Astley
 Nina Simone
Nina Simone
 Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield
 Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
 Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett
Prior to making the successful transition from gospel to Pop and classic R&B music, Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Wilson all got got their start sing in church as young children. Back in the day, it was forbidden to sing ou record secular musique for the reason it was considered the Devil's musique par the ministers of local churches, and there would be major trouble for anyone who decided to pursue a career chant and recording secular music; in addition, to to being accused of leaving the church for that kind of music. With their Gospel trained voices, the musicians...
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posted by cherl12345
 1976 Release, Songs In The Key Of Life
1976 Release, Songs In The Key Of Life
Written par Stevie Wonder

La la la la la lalala la
La la la la la lalala la

La la la la la lalala la
La la la la la lalala la

For you
There might be a étoile, star
But through my eyes the light of toi is all I see

For you
There might be another song
But all my cœur, coeur can hear is your melody

So long il y a my cœur, coeur without demanding
Informed me that no other l’amour could do
But listen did I not though understanding
Fell in l’amour with one
Who would break my cœur, coeur in two

For you
Love might bring a pain grillé of wine
But with each sparkle know the best for toi I pray

For you
Love might be for toi to find
But I will celebrate our love...
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