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Junk Filter
TEASER - 119: YMO Part 1: Those Naughty Boys (with Isobel from pet wife)

Junk Filter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 3:34


Access this entire 83 minute episode (and additional monthly bonus episodes) by becoming a Junk Filter patron! https://www.patreon.com/posts/119-ymo-part-1-77692321 Isobel from the Brooklyn-based electronic group pet wife returns to the show for the first of a two-part series on the pioneering Japanese electronic music supergroup Yellow Magic Orchestra: keyboardist Ryuichi Sakamoto, bassist Haruomi Hosono and the drummer, Yukihiro Takahashi. Part one of the series is about how YMO changed the world, with a discussion of highlights from their span of albums as a band from 1978 to 1993, music that provided the blueprints for many genres of modern music including hip hop, electronica, house, techno and video game soundtracks. We talk about the parallels between YMO and the Four Lads from Liverpool, their style, wit and technical innovations, and we mourn the stunning recent passing of Yukihiro Takahashi, a hero of ours. A second episode, on the solo careers of those Naughty Boys, is coming soon! Follow pet wife on Twitter, Spotify and Bandcamp YMO's appearance on Soul Train, performing “Tighten Up” and “Firecracker” for a mystified Don Cornelius, 1980 YMO back together performing "Rydeen", 2007 Music video for “Ongaku”, 1983

Aced Out Podcast
Episode 30: Rickey Vincent [HISTORY OF FUNK]

Aced Out Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 135:56


visit acedoutpodcast.com to see photos and moreAs an undergrad at Cal Berkeley in the early 80s, RICKEY VINCENT— (History of Funk show and book/ Party Music/ Phool 4 the Funk)— stumbled into a music history course. It was quite dense with Black culture, but on the very last day of the 2nd semester, the teacher came to class with his scratchy James Brown 45s, including “Superbad.” Young Rickey found this to be exciting yet problematic. “‘If I taught a class like that,' he thought to himself, ‘I would start with James Brown!” This proved to be a good call, because there seemed to be a certain point on the timeline where all pontification on Black culture inexplicably stopped. “There's all this writing about blues and soul and the 60s and civil rights,” explains Rickey. “I got no problems with that.” But the 1970s brought a new priority that had yet to be expounded upon. “It's about the Bomb!” he declares. “It's about the funk… Where's the chapter about putting it on the One? Where's the chapter on James Brown changing the language and the rhythm and putting it all down? No one had written about that.” Ultimately, what we got was a lot: the HISTORY OF FUNK radio show — a celebration of all things stanky which is still going strong every Friday on KPFA.org — and FUNK: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the ONE — an essential tome which should be required reading in any self-respecting household. Indeed, thanks to Rick's reflections, interviews, and vinyl archeology, we learn about the Five Dynasties of Funk — beginning with the Period of Unification — the Tendencies of Funk, the “heterogenous sound ideal,” and how James Brown invented extended play, changing our expectations of what a song could do. Overall, the professor found that the Funk is not just a look or a sound, but also a particular approach that nobody had really spoken on yet. “Cuz there's ways to say it,” explains Rick in regards to describing the music, which is more like a movement, organically unifying elements of rock, jazz, blues and gospel. “You can say it from an ethnomusicological point of view… [or] you can look at it as a Black Power thing… These folks were saying ‘All of this is ours.'” We are honored to have Rickey Vincent grace us with his essence, and can't wait to hang with him some more in the future. In this wide-ranging, thought-provoking interview, Rickey talks about how funk artists “arranged the rage,” the importance of visual artists such as Pedro Bell and Overton Lloyd, and why Jimi Hendrix was a fully formed, fully realized Black man who changed the sound of the Isley Brothers forever. Rick also discusses the rise and importance of Sly Stone, how funk artists of today are decentralized and resigned to a life of playing off the grid, and why we need a new Don Cornelius. If all that weren't enough, we also have two performances by the FUNKANAUTS with emcees DUB ESQUIRE, MWNSTR and MEL YEL. Funky New Year to all! an Issac Bradbury Production © 2022visit acedoutpodcast.com to see photos and more

R&B Money
The Whispers

R&B Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 105:24


On this week's episode of R&B Money, Tank and J Valentine welcome the Legendary Whispers. They discuss how they emerged from the backstage of a high school talent show before scoring their first radio hit with assistance from Sly Stone. Exploring further into their success story, the group discusses forging ahead in spite of numerous adversities while becoming the inaugural act on Soul Train Records - an alliance between Dick Griffey and Don Cornelius that was unfortunately short-lived. Elaborating upon distinctions between the church side of R&B verses the Cadillac side, alongside delving into nuances regarding music industry regulations dating back decades as well as contemporary censorship issues versus what is dispensed today. Enjoy The Whispers on The R&B Money Podcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aced Out Podcast
Episode 29: Rustee Allen & Levi Seacer Jr. [SLY/ PRINCE/PURPLE ONES]

Aced Out Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 72:21


visit acedoutpodcast.com to see photos and more“I remember I got paid $20 for a gig, man,” says RUSTEE ALLEN, funk bassist extraordinaire, first introduced to the world via the transcendent soul staple FRESH by none other than Sly & the Family Stone. “I thought I made a ton of money!” he laughs. “I didn't even know you even got paid for playing,” agrees his good friend and fellow Bay Area legend LEVI SEACER JR., a guitarist who went from playing hardcore jazz in local clubs to touring the world with PRINCE and his New Power Generation. “That's how innocent I was about it… When I got my first check I'm like ‘What's this?'” Rustee was first spotted by the Sly camp as a youngster playing in support of local legend Johnny Talbot, much admired by all the top Bay Area funkateers at the time. Along with drummer WILLIE WILD, (who would later be part of the original lineup of Graham Central Station), Rustee was chosen to back up LITTLE SISTER, an offshoot of Sly's Fam featuring Vet Stone and piloted by Freddie Stone. Next thing Rustee knew, he was “auditioning” to join the Fam as a full-fledged member—in front of 30,000 people in Virginia! Soon after that, Rustee was in the studio for the Fresh sessions, laying down tunes in basically one take each. “The first takes are the best ones anyway,” says Rustee. As for Levi, he spent his youth gigging at spots like Earl's Solano Club in the East Bay, playing jazz with ladies such as Rosie Gaines and Sheila Escovedo. “Playing was like taking a glass of water,” says Levi. “Just natural.” His confidence and skill got him noticed by Don Cornelius of Soul Train fame, who put him to work. Then one day Levi stopped by an audition that Escovedo — now known as Sheila E — was holding for bass players. Though Levi was a guitar man, she asked him to take the gig once she had heard him play “A Love Bizarre” on the four-string. This of course put him in the same orbit as PRINCE himself— who would eventually bring him into the fold not only as a player, but also as writer and producer. Like Rustee, Levi had found himself thrust into the spotlight, breathing the rarefied air of an internationally acclaimed artist with a new band. Rustee's return to Aced Out is a pivotal moment for us, as he was our very first guest for our pilot episode just a little over four years ago. In this inspirational interview, Rustee and Levi describe what made Sly and Prince amazing bandleaders, and what it was really like within those soul circles. As well, Rustee describes why his mother told him he was her most adventurous child, and what it was like onstage and off during Sly's Lifetime Achievement Award performance at the 2006 Grammys, while Levi breaks down how Prince was like a “cool computer” and why every musician in Minneapolis hated the New Power Generation—at first, that is. If all that weren't enough, the purple brothas also bring a band in the studio to perform Rustee's single “You're the One!” Produced & Hosted by Ace AlanCohosted by Jay StoneExecutive Producer Scott SheppardWebsite and Graphics by 3chards Engineered by Grace Coleman at Different Fur Studios, San Francisco CA Video & Sound Editing + Interview Mix & Graphics by Nick “Waes” Carden for Off Hand Records, Oakland CA Video Production by Saboor BidarMusical Performance:TONY PROVIDENCE — drumsCARL WHEELER — keysMORGAN DAY – guitarCARL NORDE — vocalsLEVI SEACER JR. — guitar, vocalsRUSTEE ALLEN — bass, vocals Musical Performance Mix by Levi Seacer Jr.Rap verses by Corey the Greatan Issac Bradbury Production © 2022visit acedoutpodcast.com to see photos and more

CHOONS
O'Bryan Becomes An R&B Heartthrob With "The Gigolo"

CHOONS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 38:56


Before he graced the covers of Right On! and Black Beat, O'Bryan was a church kid with a stunning tenor tone informed by years of listening to Stevie Wonder, Donny Hattaway, Phyllis Hyman, and the Delphonics, among others.His vocal abilities impressed a string of influential people that guided him through his musical journey, from Philly Soul legend Ron Kersey to the mighty "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, who later became co-writer of his songs and executive producer for most of his output with Capitol RecordsFor his first single release with Capitol, O'Bryan choose a masterful blend of sounds that signaled a shift in musical trends in the early 1980s. It was the first in a series of tunes that elevated him as one of the top Rhythm and Blues heartthrobs of his generation, creating an unbroken relationship with his devoted audience.Show Tracklisting:I Want You Back (Jackson 5)Ben (Michael Jackson)Right From The Start (O'Bryan)Still Waters (Love) (O'Bryan)The Gigolo (O'Bryan)Soul Train's A Comin' (O'Bryan)Lovelite (O'Bryan)O'Bryan on social mediaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/obryanmusic/Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAMOBRYANHost and Producer: Diego MartinezExecutive Producer: Nicholas "NickFresh" PuzoAudio Engineer: Adam FogelFollow us on social media: @choonspodSubscribe to our PATREON: patreon.com/choonspod

Adam Carolla Show
Part 1: Soul Train's Don Cornelius + Martin Dugard (ACS November 28)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 73:08 Transcription Available


Adam predicts the next NFL rule for player celebrations before diving into the bizarre persona and scandals of ‘Soul Train' creator, Don Cornelius. Author Martin Dugard comes in to talk about his new book, ‘Taking Berlin: The Bloody Race to Defeat the Third Reich' which follows the race between the Allies and Soviets to conquer the heart of Nazi Germany. Martin talks about the motivations for Hitler's suicide and flying around the world at twice the speed of sound before they get into The New York Times' coverage of Nazis and the Holocaust. PLUGS: Check out Martin Dugard's ‘Taking Berlin: The Bloody Race to Defeat the Third Reich' wherever you find books Learn more about Martin Dugard's work at MartinDugard.com And follow Martin on Twitter, @MartinJDugard Check out Krayzie Bone's ‘Truth Talks' on YouTube Learn about Krayzie Bone's ‘Spread the Love Foundation' at SpreadtheLoveOH.com Visit TheLifeApparel.com for merch, music and more And follow Krayzie on Twitter, @IAmKrayzieBone THANKS FOR SUPPORTING TODAY'S SPONSORS: SkylightFrame.com enter ADAM Geico.com The Jordan Harbinger Show

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast
Episode 448 – Publicist Ramon Hervey, You Can’t Trust Social Networks, And We Dance More With VLFs

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 39:27


My guest this week is Ramon Hervey II, who's worked as a highly regarded entertainment manager, brand consultant, and public relations specialist with a diverse and impressive roster of entertainers that encompass a wide spectrum of contemporary music genres, ranging from pop/rock, rhythm & blues, hip-hop, jazz, and gospel.  The list includes Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Little Richard Lenny Kravitz, Don Cornelius, Paul McCartney, Herb Alpert, Vanessa Williams, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Peter Frampton, Andrae Crouch, Nick Nolte, and James Caan, and many more.  He has also served as an Executive Producer for several films, television and live events, including the Peabody Award-winning documentary, "Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed," the anniversary album, "NBA AT 50," and was a Music Supervisor for the NAACP Award-winning film "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. Ramon recently wrote about his experiences in a book entitled “The Fame Game: An Insider's Playbook For Earning Your 15 Minutes.” During the interview we spoke about promoting the great Motown acts, managing Little Richard, working with Mohammed Ali, what it takes to be successful in the entertainment business, dealing with celebrity egos, and much more. I spoke with Ramon from his office in New York via zoom. On the intro I'll take a look at why you can't rely on social media as your online presence, and dancing more when there's more very low frequencies. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 84224726, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

Sound Flave
Dick Griffey - SOLAR Records 11:5:22 4.54 PM

Sound Flave

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 4:31


Keyboardist: Gail NoblesHello everyone! This is GN from Radiae Applis Soul. Today's topic is Dick Griffey - Solar Records. Dick Griffey was a record producer and music promoter who founded SOLAR Records - Sound of Los Angeles Records". The label played a major role in developing a funk-oriented blend of disco, R&B and soul music during the 1970s and 1980s. As a concert promoter, Griffey arranged bookings for artists such as James Brown, The Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, Jon Gibson, Stevie Wonder and the Jacksons.SOLAR Records was a record label founded in 1977 by Dick Griffey, reconstituted out of Soul Train Records only two years after it was founded with Soul Train television show host and creator Don Cornelius.SOLAR began in 1975 as Soul Train Records, founded by Dick Griffey and Soul Train creator Don Cornelius. The first act they signed was an R&B vocal quartet they named The Soul Train Gang who performed one of Soul Train's many themes, Their first album was entitled Don Cornelius Presents The Soul Train Gang. In 1976, their second album, The Soul Train Gang, produced by Philly's Norman Harris, was released. The Gang broke up in 1977.Griffey reorganized Soul Train Records into the newly founded SOLAR label in late 1977. Griffey and Cornelius remained good friends, and as a result SOLAR maintained close ties to the Soul Train show.SOLAR was known for several others who enjoyed success, including: The Whispers, Dynasty, Lakeside, Midnight Star, Klymaxx, Calloway, Carrie Lucas, Collage and The Deele — which introduced singer/songwriter/producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and future music executive Antonio "L.A." Reid. Griffey had always believed in giving new talents the opportunity to create and develop their craft, and he was introduced to songwriters/producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis by his A & R rep Dina R. Andrews (Dina Andrews Management Inc) who was the team's first manager, Reggie and Vincent Calloway, and Leon F. Sylvers III. By 1987, the label began to see its commercial fortunes decline. From 1977 to 1981, SOLAR was distributed by RCA Records, which had also distributed the Soul Train Records label during its two-year run.Griffey died at the age of 71 on September 24, 2010. He was survived by his wife Carrie Lucas, a singer he married in 1974; four children and five grandchildren. His daughter, Carolyn Griffey, joined Shalamar in 2005. She currently performs as a member.Well, I hope you have enjoyed today's episode, Dick Griffey. Thanks for tuning into Radiae Applis a soul on Sound Flave.

Film Festival Radio
Celebrity Manager Ramon Hervey II - author "The Fame Game"

Film Festival Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 54:00


GUEST:  Ramon  Hervey -- "The Fame Game"    Superstar manager of the superstars, and PR extraordinaire Ramon Hervey II has been playing and winning at the “fame game” for more than four decades., shaping, protecting, and sometimes rehabilitating the reputations of some of today's biggest celebrities. Throughout his career, His aptly titled new book, The Fame Game is his uncensored, behind-the-scenes look at rich and famous celebrities as they are rarely seen. Part autobiographical and part anecdotal, Hervey shares the hilarious, the absurd, the disappointing, and the “are you kidding me?” Hervey recalls how he became a trusted confidant to household name stars in music, comedy, film to A-listers including Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Quincy Jones, Don Cornelius, the Bee Gees, Herb Alpert, Andrae Crouch, Vanessa Williams, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Luther Vandross, Rick James, Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton, Andrae Crouch, Nick Nolte, James Caan, and Muhammad Ali. Filled with never-before-told anecdotes, cameos, and unforgettable stories, moving from the legendary disco era of the '70s and post-civil rights era to Hollywood soundstages, and viewed through his acute and trained lens, The Fame Game is an enlightening historical view of the origins of fame, entertainment and media that examines our obsession with fame and the famous. 

Questlove Supreme
Ramon Hervey II

Questlove Supreme

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 119:41


Ramon Hervey II is a manager, publicist, and trusted confident to heavyweights like Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Little Richard, Quincy Jones, Don Cornelius, the Bee Gees, Herb Alpert, Andrae Crouch, Vanessa Williams, Rick James, Paul McCartney, Luther Vandross, Peter Frampton, James Caan, Aaliyah and more. He joins Questlove Supreme to talk about his experiences in the entertainment industry, and discuss his new book, The Fame Game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This Day in Quiztory
09.27_Happy Heavenly Birthday, Don Cornelius!

This Day in Quiztory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 0:57


#OTD Soul Train founder and longtime host, Don Cornelius, was born in Chicago, Illinois.

THE MISTERman's Take
#O Bryan the gigolo

THE MISTERman's Take

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 4:21


# o Bryan the gigolo # one of the most talented artists of R&B, pop, singer,songwriter musician producer arranger # song composed and produced by O' Bryan and Don Cornelius # catchy jam# respect --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mr-maxxx/support

Corner Table Talk
S2:E25 Jayne Kennedy Overton I Jayne 2.0

Corner Table Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 68:04


An 'icon' is much more known than a celebrity. They are someone who leaves a mark on history. They have a strong depth of significance. They are a person who is well known, and who people look up to. Jayne Kennedy Overton embodies that description breaking barriers when she became the first woman of color in the late 70s to host THE NFL on CBS, a national sports show, on what Bob Costas credited as being "the template for modern studio shows." The ease of her manner as an interviewer, whether talking to a young Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Joe Namath, or Muhammad Ali, along with a sincere intimacy in her tone, body language, and steady eye contact, was completely disarming. Managing to demonstrate both knowledge of subject while projecting the ability to not take herself too seriously, this Ohio-raised former beauty queen is undeniably charismatic.  Recently, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC inducted Jayne into the annuls of media pioneers, honoring her alongside luminaries, Diahann Carroll, Nat King Cole, Nichelle Nichols, The Supremes, and Don Cornelius. Next to the wall with the honorees is a quote from Oprah Winfrey “we used to gather around the tv and jump up and down, ‘colored people on tv, colored people on tv.'” Raising her daughters, Jayne has been quiet for awhile but as she begins "Jayne 2.0", we sat down to reflect on Jayne's roots and journey as a trailblazer, her convictions, milestones, motherhood, as well as what's ahead.  Join me, your host Brad Johnson, at the corner table! Instagram: Corner Table Talk  and Post and Beam Hospitality LinkedIn: Brad Johnson E.Mail:  brad@postandbeamhospitality.com For more information on host Brad Johnson or to join our mailing list, please visit: https://postandbeamhospitality.com/ Theme Music: Bryce Vine Corner Table™ is a trademark of Post & Beam Hospitality LLCSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rock N Roll Pantheon
Rock's Backpages: Wayne Robins on Steely Dan + Donald Fagen + Denny Dias

Rock N Roll Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 82:22


In this episode we invite former Creem editor and Newsday critic Wayne Robins to reminisce about his journalistic journey from the Berkeley Barb to NYU's graduate school of journalism — and to hold forth on his (and our) beloved Steely Dan.Wayne recalls the suburban East Coast childhood he had in common with the Dan's Donald Fagen— and the music that set them both free from it. Jumping forward to 1969, he describes the Rolling Stones show he saw in Oakland a month before Altamont. He also paints a vivid and amusing picture of Bard College, the upstate New York institution he attended at the same time as Fagen and Dan co-founder Walter Becker. Clips from RBP audio interviews with the duo and original Dan member Denny Dias accompany an in-depth discussion of every rock egghead's favourite group, not to mention Fagen's 40-year-old solo album The Nightfly.The episode concludes with a swift survey of recent additions to the RBP library, including  pieces about Juliette Gréco (1961), James Booker (1976), Mark E. Smith (1990), Limp Bizkit(2000), Soul Train's Don Cornelius (2012), Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner (2017)… and the "atomic" Count Basie (2020).Many thanks to special guest Wayne Robins. Sign up for his newsletter Critical Conditions at waynerobins49.substack.com.Pieces discussed: Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Steely Dan II, Donald Fagen audio, Denny Dias audio, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan III, Juliette Gréco, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Culture Club, James Booker, Tom Petty, The Sixties, The Fall, Jann Wenner, Among the Mooks, Don Cornelius and Count Basie. 

Instant Trivia
Episode 579 - Where There's A Will... - Celebrity Jeopardy! - Gauges - Shrew-Ed - Sex Changes

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:22


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 579, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Where There's A Will... 1: This "Sultan of Swat" left 10% of his estate to a foundation he created for needy children. Babe Ruth. 2: He appointed "Beloved Wife, Yoko Ono" to act as executor of his last will and testament. John Lennon. 3: In his will he called himself a "printer" and "late minister plenipotentiary" to the court of France. Benjamin Franklin. 4: She bequeathed a friend a copy of her husband's inaugural address signed by Robert Frost. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 5: This former Chief Justice's self-written will of 1994 made no provisions for estate taxes. Warren Burger. Round 2. Category: Celebrity Jeopardy! 1: I'm Dylan on "90210" and I have a pet pig named Jerry Lee. Luke Perry. 2: I'm the architect of rock and roll and the originator--Good golly, Miss Molly!. Little Richard. 3: Sugar Babe's husband on "The Real McCoys", Sylvester Stallone rescued me in "Rambo III". Richard Crenna. 4: I'm 2 meters tall, host 2 1/2 hours of "Entertainment Tonight" a week and have 4 music Emmys. John Tesh. 5: I've been hosting and producing the nationally syndicated dance show "Soul Train" for 2 decades. Don Cornelius. Round 3. Category: Gauges 1: It's pulled out of the crankcase, wiped, reinserted, pulled out again, and then read. dipstick. 2: Both Webster's and American Heritage say "caliper" is an alteration of this word. calibration. 3: Number at the top of a protractor. 90 (degrees). 4: On a plane, these gauges which measure in feet may be barometric or radio. an altimeter. 5: On a pressure gauge, "psi" stands for this. pounds per square inch. Round 4. Category: Shrew-Ed 1: Continent where you'd find the shrews Crocidura nigeriae and Crocidura tansaniana. Africa. 2: Canadian province where you'll most likely spot Trowbridge's shrew, which enjoys Douglas fir seeds. British Columbia. 3: The Southeastern shrew inhabits the marshy U.S. region that got this uninviting name from Col. William Byrd. the Great Dismal Swamp. 4: The Mt. Malindang shrew and the Palawan tree shrew are native to this country. the Philippines. 5: It would be "serendip"itous to see a Kelaart's long-clawed shrew, as it lives only on this island. Sri Lanka. Round 5. Category: Sex Changes 1: After 1979 some of these powerful Atlantic storms were given male names too. hurricanes. 2: Not far from Roanoke, this military school broke a 158 year tradition and admitted women in 1997. VMI (Virginia Military Institute). 3: In the 1950s she was the outcome of the world's first publicized sex change. Christine Jorgensen. 4: Don't let the pearls fool you, these lady bivalves can change into males when it suits them. oysters. 5: She continued the tennis career begun by Richard Raskind. Renee Richards. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

Rock's Backpages
E134: Wayne Robins on Steely Dan + Donald Fagen + Denny Dias

Rock's Backpages

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 82:22


In this episode we invite former Creem editor and Newsday critic Wayne Robins to reminisce about his journalistic journey from the Berkeley Barb to NYU's graduate school of journalism — and to hold forth on his (and our) beloved Steely Dan.Wayne recalls the suburban East Coast childhood he had in common with the Dan's Donald Fagen — and the music that set them both free from it. Jumping forward to 1969, he describes the Rolling Stones show he saw in Oakland a month before Altamont. He also paints a vivid and amusing picture of Bard College, the upstate New York institution he attended at the same time as Fagen and Dan co-founder Walter Becker. Clips from RBP audio interviews with the duo and original Dan member Denny Dias accompany an in-depth discussion of every rock egghead's favourite group, not to mention Fagen's 40-year-old solo album The Nightfly.The episode concludes with a swift survey of recent additions to the RBP library, including  pieces about Juliette Gréco (1961), James Booker (1976), Mark E. Smith (1990), Limp Bizkit (2000), Soul Train's Don Cornelius (2012), Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner (2017)… and the "atomic" Count Basie (2020).Many thanks to special guest Wayne Robins. Sign up for his newsletter Critical Conditions at waynerobins49.substack.com.Pieces discussed: Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Steely Dan II, Donald Fagen audio, Denny Dias audio, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan III, Juliette Gréco, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Culture Club, James Booker, Tom Petty, The Sixties, The Fall, Jann Wenner, Among the Mooks, Don Cornelius and Count Basie. 

SoulBeat
Soulbeat: Advertising Marketing (09/05/22)

SoulBeat

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022


El surgimiento de las agencias de publicidad afroamericanas con sede en Chicago coincidió con la evolución del movimiento por los derechos civiles. Con José Manuel Corrales.

SoulBeat
Soulbeat: Advertising Marketing (09/05/22)

SoulBeat

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022


El surgimiento de las agencias de publicidad afroamericanas con sede en Chicago coincidió con la evolución del movimiento por los derechos civiles. Con José Manuel Corrales.

SoulBeat
Soulbeat: Soul Train (02/05/22)

SoulBeat

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022


Don Cornelius convirtió los bailes que vio en locales como High Chaparral en el programa de televisión de larga duración Soul Train. Con José Manuel Corrales.

SoulBeat
Soulbeat: Soul Train (02/05/22)

SoulBeat

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022


Don Cornelius convirtió los bailes que vio en locales como High Chaparral en el programa de televisión de larga duración Soul Train. Con José Manuel Corrales.

THE MISTERman's Take
#O'bryan lovelite

THE MISTERman's Take

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 4:28


#O'bryan lovelite # one of the most talented underrated R&B artists to emerge over the past 40 years,singer,songwriter and musician producer # composed by O'Bryan and Don Cornelius # classic funky Jam --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mr-maxxx/support

Fathers Who Bother Podcast
Roy Wood Jr On How Fatherhood Impacted His Comedy Career

Fathers Who Bother Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 35:51


To kick off the third and final season of Fathers Who Bother, I catch up with comedian and producer Roy Wood Jr to talk about raising his son, his 'Father Figure' stand up special, the connection between his father and Don Cornelius and more!

The Drop with Danno on GFN 광주영어방송
2022.03.03 Sampled & AMPED with Dan Lloyd

The Drop with Danno on GFN 광주영어방송

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 120:04


As broadcast March 3, 2022 with plenty of droppage for your Damyangs.  Tonight we put a wee spotlight on the funkier stuff from our own monthly playlist, available as always via Spotify and YouTube.  Our monthly collab with Sean Walker and The Damyang House features some real soul favorites from Rick James, Willie Wright, and Sunbear but we also got in a few new joints in the rubric from Lonnie Liston Smith, Skinshape, and Moodymann in the process of our first hour.  Dan Lloyd joins us once again for some of his favorite new rock out this week (along with a few mehs), most notably from Band of Horses, PUP, and LIFE all being showcased during our final hour.  #feelthegravityTracklisting:Part I (00:00)Willie Wright – Right On For The DarknessOrion's Belte feat Oyvind Blomstrom – Put the G in MSGLonnie Liston Smith feat Jazz Is Dead & Loren Oden – Love Brings HappinessFela Kuti & Afrika 70 – Ikoyi Blindness (edit)NEZ feat Moodymann & Gangsta Boo – FreaksHugh Masekela – Don't Go Lose It Baby (JoshAlo Repack) Part II (31:45)Thomas de Pourquery – Love In Outer SpaceD.R. Hooker – Forge Your Own ChainsSunbear – Let Love Flow for PeaceSkinshape – Sua Alma (Manny Talvez & Alae remix)Rick James – Fool On The Street Part III (60:22)PUP – MatildaWet Leg – AngelicaBand of Horses – CrutchTool – OpiatePart IV (90:25)Weird Nightmare – Searching For YouPapa Roach – Cut the LineBowling For Soup – I Wanna Be Brad PittAdult Mom – 91LIFE – Big Moon LakeStereophonics – Right Place, Right Time 

New Starz Show
EP 67: Melvin Lee Davis of Output/Input

New Starz Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 60:33


What a sheer delight to have this talented artist on my show. He is down to earth and shares his life story with me on New Starz as well as his talented music and songs with artists that he has performed on those tracks. A special thank you goes out to Diane of Entertainment Bureau for her support in making this interview happen. As a Southern Californian native Melvin Lee Davis began playing music, ‘the moment he came out of the womb', and felt he was destined to be a musician. Influenced by his surroundings, where music was constantly present, Davis began playing the violin aged four. By the time he was six, he had switched over to the saxophone. Like many successful musicians, Davis went on to play in the band at his church. When Davis was 16, a horn player from Buddy Miles's band saw him play at a local club, and recommended him to Miles for an audition. Miles flew Davis out to New York for the audition and hired him on the spot for his touring band. Davis was introduced to Soul Train's Don Cornelius through Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey, a staff producer at A&M Records. That led to him working as a staff bassist for Cornelius in 1978. Cornelius introduced Davis to a number of the top recording artists. As a result, Davis began writing music and performing with R&B singer O'Bryan from 1980 to 1987 through a record deal put in place by Cornelius, which included Davis writing the theme song, ‘Soul Train's A Comin' for Cornelius' weekly television show, Soul Train. Like many successful musicians, Davis went on to play in the band at his church. When Davis was 16, a horn player from Buddy Miles's band saw him play at a local club, and recommended him to Miles for an audition. Miles flew Davis out to New York for the audition and hired him on the spot for his touring band. Davis was introduced to Soul Train's Don Cornelius through Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey, a staff producer at A&M Records. That led to him working as a staff bassist for Cornelius in 1978. Cornelius introduced Davis to a number of the top recording artists. As a result, Davis began writing music and performing with R&B singer O'Bryan from 1980 to 1987 through a record deal put in place by Cornelius, which included Davis writing the theme song, ‘Soul Train's A Comin' for Cornelius' weekly television show, Soul Train. Davis has also played on a number of Will Downing's releases, including Euphoria (2014), Black Pearls (2016), and Soul Survivor (2017). He has served as Chaka Khan's Musical Director at various times throughout his career; most recently, during her European Night of the Proms (2015) and Art On Ice (2016) tours. Davis performed at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards (2013) and was a member of the Pre-Telecast Grammy Awards band from 2008 to 2014. He has been a member of the Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards band since 2008. Davis is also a founder of the band called Output Input where he teamed up with singer of the 80's Average White Band Hamish Stuart. Their song Soul Deep is sensational and is available for streaming Hamish Stuart will also be appearing on my show in March, keep an eye out for that. Explicit Permission has been given by Entertainment Bureau and Melvin Lee Davis to play the songs, music tracks and the interview. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/neil-clark10/message

WOAC Radio
"Express Yourself"

WOAC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 125:03


We discussed the secrets of the playboy mansion along with a story about one of black cultures biggest icons Don Cornelius, Whoopi Goldberg suspension from the View and the reaction of the Jewish Community, Wale's billing on the Broccoli Fest in Washington DC, Along with our individual picks for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot, and more

Best Friend Weekend Podcast

All good things must come to an end… but at the same time keep rolling! Tune in to check out the end of an era and the beginning of the next Phase of Best Friend Weekend! Rumble Williams got things started by talking about tax season (01:00) which got us talking about who gets the bag and what determines that (02:00). Next, Aldo let us know What Burned His Boudin this week including smart wedding rings (13:00), being too cool for theme parties (21:00) and the WFT Commanders (25:00). After this we talked about Brian Flores' lawsuit (28:00), Jackson Mahomes hate (43:00), Nick Cannon's baby making (47:00) and Don Cornelius catching a stray (59:00). After an interesting discussion about banning books in school (1:05:00), we gave you guys the Big Three summer reading books from our childhood (1:12:00). To wrap things up, one of the guys gave his farewells… for now (1:19:00).

Two Sisters And A TV
Love, Peace and Soul. The Story of Soul Train and Don Cornelius.

Two Sisters And A TV

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 23:52


Remembering the history of Soul Train, which ran from 1971 to 2006, and it's creator and original host Don Cornelius. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kelli-n/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kelli-n/support

Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – February 1, 2022

Drew and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 160:41


Whoopi's whoopsie, Brian Flores lawsuit v. NFL, Canadian trucker protest, The WATP Karl Show, Tom Brady's boring retirement, comedian J Chris Newberg joins us, RIP Ashley, and We Need to Talk About Cosby.Jeff Garcia is currently in hiding after Mina Kimes was proven correct.Drew's best friend Kirk Gibson has a lot in common with Matthew Stafford.Tom Brady has officially retired. That's all that needs to be said.People at ABC want Whoopi Goldberg fired for her Holocaust comments on The View.WATP's Karl makes it The Karl Show to destroy Julia Fox's crappy podcast, touch on Shaquille O'Neal's show and take a few more shots at Stuttering John.Jackie The Joke Man has a new podcast called Stand-Up Memories with Peter Bales.Graham Nash joins the protest against Joe Rogan and Spotify after not realizing it's pretty much over.Canadian truckers are causing a ruckus in Ottawa. Elon Musk stands with them on Twitter.Fired Miami Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores is suing everybody in the NFL for racism. He's spilling it all including text messages from Bill Belichick.RIP to Marc's cat, Ashley Fellhauer.Most people are done with COVID and ready to live with it. There is still a divide based on your political leaning.J Chris Newberg zooms in to promote his upcoming comedy shows at One Night Stans in Waterford, his Heroin Has a Great Publicist podcast and share his stories of big time Hollywood.Kelly Stafford shows some love for Detroit fans.Eric Zane is trolling Huge for the worst sports take.Mike & Jon in the Morning are homeboys and if one goes... the other goes.Just a reminder that Howard Hesseman did NOT shape Drew's radio career.We find out where Robin Givens has been up to after taunting Mike Tyson during the Barbara Walters interview.MGK is in trouble for an old interview where he was being a bit creepy.Sean Penn wants men to be men.A former NHL'er is in trouble for being inappropriate with a 12-year-old in Michigan.Sarah Palin is allegedly banging Ron Duguay. It's not her first athlete.Jim Harbaugh is flying out to Minnesota for another interview with the Vikings.Of course The Rock has a tequila.Drew is still your source for all things Catfish. Social media scams are growing despite Google being a thing.Secrets of Playboy dropped episode 2. It doesn't go well for Don Cornelius.We Need to Talk About Cosby explores the highs and lows of America's Dad.Deion Sanders needs to be the next head coach of the Michigan Wolverines.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

WARR on Anchor
2nd City Sports on SportZone Chicago: Bears Intro GM, Coach; Super Bowl Set; Aussie Open Recap; Janet Jackson Doc

WARR on Anchor

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 117:51


The Bears introduced their new regime and 2CS was ready right away to react to the first impression - hear that plus a full recap of Championship Sunday in the NFL, plus NBA and college basketball talk, a look back at the Australian Open and the revealing Janet Jackson documentary. 2:22 - Our thoughts on the Bears presser with new GM Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus 11:42 - Championship Sunday recap including our Studs and Duds; Also Brady retiring? Other GM and coaching news 57:07 - Bulls and NBA talk: Bulls bounce back against Blazers; Is there a current favorite in the East?; Suns stay hot; this week's games 1:23:49 - College bball breakdown: Alabama beats Baylor, Illinois holds off NW, Kentucky hammers Kansas, TCU upsets LSU, this week's games 1:35:34 - Rafael Nadal wins 2nd Aussie Open, record breaking 21st grand slam title; Ash Barty wins women's title, breaks 44-year drought for Aussie women 1:38:51 - We review the Janet Jackson Documentary and remember the legendary Soul Train creator Don Cornelius on the anniversary of his death You can catch 2CS each Monday and Friday live from 12 pm to 2 pm on SportsZone Chicago's platforms. Download the SportsZone Chicago app for more information on their programs and where to watch them. Subscribe to WARR on Anchor and follow WARR Media for all the latest on our movement and stay tuned for upcoming episodes and specials from your comrades at WARR. Weareregalradio.com provides the best independent coverage of sports and culture -- feel free to share our content and rate us well here or wherever else you find our podcasts. Thanks for listening. twitter.com/warrmedia facebook.com/regalradio1 instagram.com/warrmedia --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/warrmedia/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/warrmedia/support

Planet Money
'Soul Train' and the business of Black joy

Planet Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 26:14


When Soul Train first launched in 1970, Black audiences weren't understood as a viable target market. Don Cornelius changed that forever with his weekly TV dance show. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Alimenta Tu Mente
Don Cornelius: Siempre es un placer encontrar algo que importa

Alimenta Tu Mente

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 5:33


Donald Cortez Cornelius, mejor conocido como Don Cornelius, fue un presentador y productor de programas de televisión en Estados Unidos, y probablemente fue mejor conocido como el creador del programa de danza y música, Soul Train, que se transmitió a nivel nacional desde 1971 hasta 1993. Hoy nos alimentamos con sus palabras: "Siempre es un placer encontrar algo que importa".

Success Talks With Rodney Saulsberry
119 - A Bio Feature On Soul Train Host - Don Cornelius

Success Talks With Rodney Saulsberry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 7:44


Voice Over Actor, Singer and Author Rodney Saulsberry narrates this bio feature on music impresario Don Cornelius, the creator of Soul Train, an African-American focused music-dance television program that aired 35 years, primarily featuring performances by R&B, soul, funk, pop, and hip hop artists.

The Jake Feinberg Show
The Mitch Hampton Interview

The Jake Feinberg Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 54:39


The first true professional musician I ever met was Mitch Hampton. Some 15 years later I'm sure glad I did because his creativity and common affection for musical interpretation has helped propel me to where I am today. In loving memory of Don Cornelius.

SoulBeat
Soulbeat: We're A Winner (01/11/21)

SoulBeat

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021


"Cuando producimos algo como 'We're a Winner', o cualquier cosa que pueda inspirar a la gente oprimida y explotada, habrá problemas" CM Con José Manuel Corrales.

Front Row
No Time To Die, Soul Train, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 41:21


The new 007 film No Time To Die has had its release pushed back and back and back due to Covid. But now it's finally here with Daniel Craig playing James Bond for the final time. Critical responses have been mixed, what will our reviewers, Charlie Higson -writer of the Young Bond novels – and Naima Khan – who's never seen a Bond film before – make of it? We'll also preview Ridley Road a BBC historical drama series written by Sarah Solemani, about a young Jewish woman who fights against an emerging neo-Nazi group in 1960s East London. 1971 was an important year in African-American culture. It was the year that saw the cinema release of Melvin Van Peebles' Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, and Gordon Park's Shaft. It was also the year that saw the national launch of Soul Train – the music show that featured the big Soul stars of the day, hosted by the avuncular Don Cornelius who encouraged the audience of young African-Americans to dance and celebrate themselves for all to see. Fifty years on, music Journalist, Jacqueline Springer, assesses the significance of Soul Train. Best selling Norwegian writer of My Struggle Karl Ove Knausgaard talks to Tom Sutcliffe about his new novel The Morning Star. During one long summer's night in August, nine people are leading their usual live, when a huge star appears in the Norwegian sky above them.

The Carl Nelson Show
Guests Baba Lumumba & Marshall Thompson l The Carl Nelson Show

The Carl Nelson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 149:08


Griot, Baba Lumumba from Umoja House in Washington D.C will explain why he says ego is a major impediment to Black Liberation. We will also talk to The Chi-Lites Marshall Thompson about the role Gladys Knight, Muhammad Ali, The Jackson Five, The Black Panthers, Don Cornelius had in shaping his career. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This Day in Quiztory
09.27_Happy Heavenly Birthday, Don Cornelius!

This Day in Quiztory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 0:57


#OTD Television host Don Cornelius, the man responsible for the iconic series Soul Train, was born in Chicago, Illinois.

The Journey Told
Music Artist Tiffany Bynoe Shares Power of Healing

The Journey Told

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 52:32


Tiffany Bynoe is a multi-genre Billboard charting artist who has scored hit singles in Adult Contemporary/Smooth Jazz, R&B and Gospel music. The versatile soul songstress just released her latest single “Make Me Say It Again.” Produced by the young emerging production duo The Trillionaires, “Make me Say It Again” is a lush, contemporary and deeply sensual re-imagining of The Isley Brothers' classic 1975 track “Make Me Say It Again,” with Tiffany bringing her unique female perspective to a lyric originally sung by Ronald Isley. Lorenzo Thomas, CEO/Program Manager of 100 Hip Hop and RNB FM, says, “Tiffany's rendition of the Isley Brothers classic is a testament to the sounds of yesteryear but also ignites today's souls' yearning for some good R&B.” “The interesting thing about my career is that when I used to sing love songs, I was too young to understand the truer meanings of them,” the singer says. “But now, I sing them with a richer understanding of life and love and am able to share with listeners another way of thinking. I have always been a huge fan of the Isleys, and when this one came up one night on Pandora, I knew if I took the right approach to it, it would be a way to bring the older generation of R&B music into the now. I relate to its emotions about being in love and in a relationship so meaningful that you just want to declare that love and are overjoyed when someone makes you say it again and again," she said. “Make Me Say It Again” follows a string of hit singles for Tiffany over the past few years that includes her Top 30 Billboard Gospel Airplay song “Seasons,” “Free,” “Love Like Waterfalls,” “Be Still” and various remixes of “Shame.” Her most recent singles in 2020 were “Be Still” and “All of Us” featuring The Trillionaires. Tiffany's newly released album features songs co-written by the singer, her husband Kyle Bynoe and Marquise Brown and produced by The Trillionaires. The collection also feature sTiffany's trademark wide range of styles and include a collaboration with the “Godfather of Gospel/Jazz,” Ben Tankard. A seasoned performer by the time she was 14, Tiffany competed and won Amateur Night three times at the famed Apollo Theatre in NYC. Following that, she was offered numerous recording deals, but her mother insisted she finish high school first. At 17, the singer signed a major recording contract with Elektra Records and scored the #3 Billboard hit “Give Him a Love He Can Feel” under the name Tene Williams. Wendy Williams was one of the DJ's who broke the record in New York, and one of Tiffany's dreams came true when she appeared on “Soul Train” with Don Cornelius. The singer also appeared on BET's video soul and other major platforms of the time. Tiffany has used her downtime during the pandemic to finish two books, “Ugly Duckling No More” and “M.E. Made Extraordinary.”. These volumes tell her inspirational story of overcoming adversity and challenges in both her personal and professional lives. Their compelling emotional narratives detail the struggles of overcoming low self-esteem, depression, regrets and other mental health issues. Stay tuned as Tiffany dives into her life story, her ups and downs ---she shares the pivots and gives tips on how you can pivot too! Show Highlights : (2:56) When negative things are spoken, make sure it doesn't penetrate (13:19) Down Syndrome and medical issues (30:30) Learn to Let Go in the midst of a shift (36:23) Know where to place friends in your life (41:27) People can be judgmental Connect with Tiffany Bynoe on social media: ig:Tiffanybynoeme fb: tiffanybynoemusic twitter:@tiffanybynoeME in:tiffanybynoe TiktTok Spotify www.tiffanybynoe.com Follow Shawn Zanotti at www.thejourneytold.com Connect with Shawn on Social Media: Instagram- @publicistshawn Facebook-@shawnzanotti Website-www.thejourneytold.com or www.exactpublicity.com Podcast Instagram- @thejourneytoldshow...

Aced Out Podcast
EP 20: Marshall Thompson [CHI-LITES]

Aced Out Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 79:33


** visit acedoutpodcast.com to see photos and more **2021 is the year that MARSHALL THOMPSON—driving force and choreographer for Chicago hitmakers the CHI-LITES—shimmies from star to superstar status. Specifically, his group has been selected for inclusion among this year's additions to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And it's been a long time coming. Between 1969 and 1974, the Chi-Lites sold millions of copies of their 11 top ten hits, including their eternal crowning achievements, “Have You Seen Her” (from [For God's Sake] Give More Power to the People, 1971) and “Oh Girl” (from A Lonely Man, 1972). The honor of receiving a Hollywood star brings things full circle for Thompson, as Gladys Knight will be performing for the occasion. She's the one who gave Marshall his first big break—on the drums. As a teen, he was always sneaking into the Regal Theatre, only to be tossed out into the snow by the bouncer. But when he found out that Knight would be appearing, he hatched a plan. He rehearsed for weeks in the family basement, mastering the beats to all of her songs. Then he went and got himself some slick threads: cross tie, patent leather shoes, black slacks, and white shirt. When he showed up at the Regal on the big night, he looked like all the other fellas in the house band. So he walked right in with everybody else, the bouncer none the wiser. Now this was big time. The band was at least two dozen pieces, led by none other than Red Saunders! Yet his drummer just couldn't get the feel down. This was Thompson's big chance. “The drummer couldn't play the music,” he recalls “So I raised my hand… ‘Hey Ms. Gladys! Can I play your show?' She said, ‘Come on up here. Showtime is in about 2 hours and this guy's messin up.'” He got the gig and played with her for the week. From there, he got a chance to record with Jackie Wilson, and toured with Major Lance. Despite all this success on the skins, dancing and singing would prove to be Thompson's true calling. He was part of a group called the Desideros with Creadel “Red” Jones. They were frenemies with another clique of singers, the Chanteurs, which included Robert “Squirrel” Lester and songwriter Eugene Record. They would battle all the time. “They could sing real good, and we could dance real good,” Marshall explains. So when both bands broke up, they knew it would be a smart play to join forces. “We went over to their group and I taught them to dance and they had to teach us how to sing like them,” he says. Marshall & the Hi-Lites was born. Throughout the 60s, they pounded the pavement, trying to make it. They recorded singles on local labels, but by the time they got signed to Brunswick, they discovered another band was already using the ‘Hi-Lites' name. So they decided to change it to ‘Chi-Lites' in honor of their homebase. That was the good luck charm, because not long after the 70s rolled in, they scored their first million-selling single, “(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People.” But “Have You Seen Her” was the real groundbreaker. It was a B-side at first, a tune that the Chi-Lites' band hadn't even bothered to rehearse for live shows. Then one night, when the group was out on the road at a gig, the crowd started screaming and hollering for the song. So they sang it a cappella, over and over again for 15 minutes. After that, they were selling 10k copies per day. The amazing part was the song clocked in at over five minutes, twice as long as the average single in those days. “We didn't think we were gonna get it on the radio,” says Marshall. “It was too long… But the record started selling so much they said ‘Leave it like it is.'” From there, the hits just kept coming. And along the way, Marshall made some amazing contributions to music history outside of the group as well. In this rare gem of an interview, Marshall talks about being managed by Muhammad Ali in the early years, how he started Soul Train with his good friend Don Cornelius, and helping Joe Jackson and the Jackson Five get their start, introducing them to Bobby Taylor. Thompson also raps about being the Chi-Lite's official hairdresser, why engineer Bruce Vadim built a special microphone for each member, and how they developed their dance moves and harmonies. Produced & Hosted by Ace AlanCohosted by Jay Stonew/ Content Produced by Renee Michele Collins, Nat Collins, & Jay StoneWebsite & Art by 3chardsIn-Studio Pics by Debbie JueEngineered by Nick “Waes” Carden at the Blue Room in Oakland, CA But we couldn't have done it without Mawnstr and especially Scott SheppardIntro track “I Can Never Be” from Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth by the Funkanauts. Go get it wherever music is sold. RIP Brotha P.Next Episode: Grady Thomas

GROW Podcast
Love, Peace and Soul, Everyday!

GROW Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 21:22


GROW  Greatness Reached over Oppression through Wisdom                                                     

Beyond The Album Cover
Derek Fleming

Beyond The Album Cover

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 79:20


For this episode of Beyond The Album Cover I have the pleasure of interviewing Derek Fleming, who danced on Soul Train from the 80's to early 90's. If you are a true Soul Train fan then this interview is for you as he talks about how he got on the show, behind the scenes stuff that you may not have known, Don Cornelius' impact on the world because of Soul Train, and so much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the interview!!! You can catch Beyond The Album Cover in audio form wherever you stream podcasts, On my YouTube channel at YouTube.com/j85, or at beyondthealbumcover.wordpress.com. Join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/BeyondTheAlbumCover to stay updated with podcast updates!!!!

Aced Out Podcast
Episode 18: Richard Segovia [PURO BANDIDO]

Aced Out Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 134:11


** visit acedoutpodcast.com to see photos and more **“When you think of Motown, you think of Detroit,” explains timbale player RICHARD SEGOVIA, celebrating his 42nd year with his band PURO BANDIDO. “When you think of LATIN ROCK, it’s right there in the MISSION”—the Mission District that is, the legendary San Francisco neighborhood where the genre was born. And a very young Segovia—now affectionately known to the community as the “Mayor of the Mission”—was right there to see the birth of this new sound. According to Richard, it all started with the Aliens, a five-piece formed at Mission High School in 1964 by Nicaraguan and El Salvadorian immigrants inspired by Ritchie Valens and the neighboring Haight Ashbury scene. “They were the first kinda Latin Rock band,” Segovia explains. One night, CARLOS SANTANA, then a promising young guitarist playing in a blues band, went to see the Aliens at a club called the Night Life. Santana was inspired—it occurred to him that he needed lots of percussion to give his music that special fire. That’s where his fellow future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer JOSE “CHEPITO” AREAS came in. “It was Chepito who brought percussion into Santana,” Segovia asserts. “Chepito brought the conga, the timbale, and added that to blues—changed the whole thing… Everybody wanted to play music after that.”Suddenly the hood’s troubled youth—with the crime and violence always inevitable where there is lack of money and opportunity—found a new direction. “We went from the battle of the barrios to the battle of the bands,” confirms Segovia. For his part, he joined his first band, Dungeon Sounds, on timbales because the drummer and conga positions had already been taken. They played everywhere they could, doing songs by Santana, Malo, and Azteca. “That was our top 40,” he says. The band broke up after a couple years, but Richard kept going, joining Por Vida and then Mbuhai, the latter band challenging his musical abilities considerably. “These guys were way over my head,” he confirms. “The conga player didn’t want to play with me because I didn’t know shit!” They practiced five days a week and, as always, it was sink or swim. “Nobody gave up any information back then,” he explains. “Either you had it, or you didn’t… Nobody’s gonna teach you. You got to learn it on your own… If you didn’t get it right away—‘Next!’”Meanwhile, the Latin Rock scene wasn’t off on an island of its own. Everybody was paying attention and needed some for themselves, even super funk blasters like Larry Graham, who offered Mbuhai an opening slot with Graham Central Station in Redwood City. As it turned out, Clive Davis and many other record execs were in the crowd that night. The next day, Brent Dangerfield, who’d produced Santana, offered to produce Mbuhai for CBS Records. If that weren’t enough, a gig opening for Graham Central Station at the Soul Train club on Broadway led to Don Cornelius asking Mbuhai to be his house band. Next thing they knew, they were supporting acts like Minnie Riperton, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, the Bar Kays, and Eddie Kendricks. Unfortunately, the Mbuhai album was recorded yet shelved due to circumstances outside the band’s control. But all of this experience had taught Richard how to be a leader himself. So from 1979 to today, he has presided over his badass band PURO BANDIDO—with guitarist Johnny Gunn as his “co-jefe” since ’85. But music is just a portion of what Segovia brings to Latin Rock culture. He is also a major producer and promoter of its artistic aesthetic, a drive that culminates into his crowning achievement: turning his own home into an SF landmark. A few years ago, he was approached by the Precita Eyes Muralists Association, a local nonprofit that does all the murals in the Mission. Under a grant from the California Arts Commission and through the Urban Youth Arts Program, Segovia was asked if he wanted to have his house—the same one on the corner of York & 25th that his parents had bought in the early 60s—to be covered with a mural. He could choose the theme, anything he wanted. Chewing on this opportunity, Segovia went to visit his buddy, Ishmael Versoza aka “Irish,” keyboardist and original member of the Fabulous Malibus, who later became Malo. Richard saw that Irish had some cool old band pictures on the wall. The conclusion was obvious. “I’ve been a Latin Rock player for 52 years,” says Richard, recalling his thought process. “Why don’t I dedicate the mural to Carlos Santana for bringing Latin Rock music to the Mission District?” Soon, artists from age 5 to 45 were covering his house, dubbed CASA BANDIDO, with wonderful paintings of almost 100 Latin Rock Legends, including Carlos’ late brother Jorge Santana, great friend to Segovia and co-creator of the Mission anthem, Malo’s “Suavecito.” As Richard explains, “I decided to preserve what we have left—because all the techies are coming into the neighborhood buying up all our stuff and I wanted the neighborhood to know I aint’ goin nowhere, man. I’m sticking here. I’m gonna die here.”Finally, Segovia is a true community leader, a man who knows how to organize with boundless energy when it comes to working with kids, teaching them how to be safe and play a little music. He has received numerous honors and countless thank-you letters over the years from citizens and politicians alike. In fact, before he passed, SF Mayor Ed Lee announced that September 17th is Richard Segovia Day. On October 16, 2021, Richard will hold a free concert at La Raza Park, where he will pay tribute to the too many greats who have left us recently, including Jorge Santana, Armando Parraza, Malo singer Arcelio Garcia, Raul Rico, and Rudy Salas. And before the show, he will unveil additions to his mural, including Pete, Sheila E., and the rest of the Escovedo family. In this energetic, educational, and laughter-filled interview, the Mayor discusses the African roots of the clave, why he loved Bill Graham, and playing for Eddie Money from ‘85 until his passing. Richard also talks about how his uncle Michael V. Rios designed the cover for Santana’s Grammy-winning Supernatural album at Casa Bandido, what it’s like hanging out with Al Hendrix, father to Jimi, and what the lyrics to “La Cucaracha” are really about. If all of that weren’t enough, Jay and Ace had so much fun with Richard that, less than two weeks after this interview was recorded, they performed with him alongside members of Puro Bandido, and Irish (!) from Malo at an event at the house.Produced & Hosted by Ace AlanCohosted & Coproduced by Jay Stone Website & Art by 3chardsIn-studio Photos and by Debbie JueEngineered by Dominic Brown at Soul Graffiti Studios in Oakland, CA with thanks to & Justin Ancheta, Andrew, & Alex Scammon…but we couldn’t have done it without Scott Sheppard

Object Of Sound
Hop On the Souuuul Train (feat. Ericka Blount Danois)

Object Of Sound

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 28:17


This week marks the release of Hanif's new book, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, and the opening chapter dives into the colorful world of Soul Train. Bell bottoms, the Soul Train line, afro's as high as the sky. Hanif and journalist Ericka Blount Danois talk through how the show forever changed fashion, dance, and carved out a path for the all-Black media empires we see today. For the playlist of songs curated for this episode visit http://bit.ly/oos-soultrain/ Show Notes / Hanif's new book is A Little Devil in America: Notes In Praise of Black Performance. Erica's book on Soul Train is Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments./ Music In This Week's Playlist / Some Kind of Lover - Dance Remix , Jody Watley Let It Whip, Dazz BandHe's The Greatest Dancer, Sister SledgeLove Come Down, Evelyn Champagne KingFamily Affair, Sly & The Family StoneSeptember, Earth, Wind & Fire Do Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing), ZappLove Train, The O'Jays/ Credits / Object of Sound is a Sonos show produced by work x work: Scott Newman, Jemma Rose Brown, and Babette Thomas. The show is additionally produced by Hanif Abdurraqib. Our engineers are Sam Bair and Josh Hahn of The Relic Room.

The Drop with Danno on GFN 광주영어방송
2021.02.04 Sampled & AMPED Thursdays with Dan Lloyd

The Drop with Danno on GFN 광주영어방송

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 126:31


As broadcast on February 4, 2021.  We gave an extended play here on the podcast for part 1, as we needed to pay special tribute to Soul Train founder Don Cornelius, who passed just over 8 years ago.  After our extended dedication, we had some amazing new tunes & albums out from The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Bobby Oroza & Thee Lakesiders amongst others this week, making for a great Afro-Latin soul miasma for the first hour.  Our 2nd hour Gwangju man on the drums Dan Lloyd joined us for our AMPED rock feature, with a selection of great new tunes from Imelda May, Squid, and Peter Frampton amongst others.#feelthegravityTracklisting:Part I (00:00)LTD – (Everytime I Turn Around) Back In LoveCheryl Lynn – Got to Be RealBarry White & The Love Unlimited Orchestra – What Am I Gonna Do With YouHeatwave – Groove LineDelvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Hole In OneDelvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Aces Part II (34:18)Thee Lakesiders – Can't Fool Me TwiceBobby Oroza – I Got LoveMichael Franti & Spearhead – Do Ya Love?Joe Bataan – I Wish You Love, Pt. 1Arjuna Oakes feat Serebii - ResetGary Bartz feat Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge – Day By DayThe Billy Taylor Trio feat Candido - Declivity Part III (66:05)Cheap Trick – Light Up the FireKing Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – O.N.E.Foo Fighters – Shame ShameSquid - NarratorPart IV (96:07)Sincere Engineer – TourniquetImelda May, Noel Gallagher – Just One Kiss (ft. Ronnie Wood)Iceage – The Holding HandThe Vaccines – No One Knows (QOTSA cover)Peter Frampton – Reckoner (Radiohead cover)

Couched in Color
S1E9: Caring for Your American Soul with Tony Cornelius

Couched in Color

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2021 31:38


This week, Dr. Alfiee meets TV Producer and mental health advocate Tony Cornelius, creator of the hit BET show “American Soul", which like our episode 9, premieres this week. American Soul chronicles the story behind his father Don Cornelius's iconic TV music and dance show, "Soul Train" which became one of the longest-running syndicated programs in American television history. Tony is a gifted storyteller and charismatic advocate for suicide prevention in diverse communities. He began this work after the tragic loss of his famous father Don who died by suicide in 2012. Channeling his grief, Tony launched the Don Cornelius Foundation and joined the board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, both of which advocate for mental health well-being, suicide awareness and prevention.

Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee
Couched in Color E9: Caring for Your American Soul with Tony Cornelius

Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2021 31:38


This week, Dr. Alfiee meets TV Producer and mental health advocate Tony Cornelius, creator of the hit BET show “American Soul", which like our episode 9, premieres this week. American Soul chronicles the story behind his father Don Cornelius's iconic TV music and dance show, "Soul Train" which became one of the longest-running syndicated programs in American television history. Tony is a gifted storyteller and charismatic advocate for suicide prevention in diverse communities. He began this work after the tragic loss of his famous father Don who died by suicide in 2012. Channeling his grief, Tony launched the Don Cornelius Foundation and joined the board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, both of which advocate for mental health well-being, suicide awareness and prevention.

The Victor Brooks Show
The Victor Brooks Show Episode 32 (Quarantine Series) The Whispers

The Victor Brooks Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2020 69:55


One of R&B music's most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, began their legendary and timeless career in 1963. Twin brothers Walter and Wallace Scott joined with friends Nicholas Caldwell, Marcus Hutson, and Gordy Harmon to form a local singing group. They perfected their tight harmonies on the street corners in the Watts section of Los Angeles and in nightclubs in the in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area. They began singing together as "the Eden trio" created by Nicholas Caldwell and Marcus Hutson. Later, they were renamed "The Whispers" by Lou Bedell of Dore Records. The group recorded nine singles for the Dore label between 1964 and 1967. Their fame grew in the Bay Area while performing in a series of what was known as "The Battle of the Bands" where they competed against other local acts for their fans appreciation and affection. In 1969 they released "The Time Will Come" for a small L.A. based label Soul Clock Records, and subsequently recorded their first Top 10 R&B hit, "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong," in 1970 when the group switched to Janus Records. By 1971 Gordy Harmon decided to leave the group and was replaced by Leaveil Degree who had previously sung with "The Friends of Distinction". The Whispers produced a string of hits over the next two decades and emerged as the leading romantic singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another and charting numerous R&B hits throughout the seventies and eighties. The Whispers were the first artists featured on the newly formed Soul Train label (co- owned by the TV show's creator and host Don Cornelius and entrepreneur Dick Griffey). They gained national attention with their seventies albums, "One For The Money", "Open Up Your Love", and "Headlights" producing two singles that graced Billboard's Top 20 R&B Charts: "(Let's Go) All the Way" and "(Olivia) Lost and Turned Out". Their first platinum album "The Whispers" (1980) highlighted "A Song For Donny," a song written by Carrie Lucas in memory of Donny Hathaway, and their biggest hit "And The Beat Goes On." It was their most successful selling album (double platinum). The neoclassic "Lady," written by group member Nicholas Caldwell, is still a favorite at concerts. 1987's "Just Gets Better with Time", went platinum. It featured the R&B number 1 and US Top 10 pop entry "Rock Steady", a collaboration with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Their vocal style harkens back to a more genteel era of crooning, preferring soft pillow talk and songs that speak to heartfelt emotions. They are arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of their generation and still make women swoon with their silky yet forceful tenors of twins Walter and Scotty. In the 1990s, The Whispers joined the Capitol Records family releasing more favorites. Expanding their creative horizons, brothers Walter and Scotty cut "My Brothers Keeper", a critically acclaimed duet album in 1993, scoring another R&B hit with a cover of the Intruders' "I Wanna Know Your Name." "Toast to the Ladies" released in 1995 featured a collection of love songs dedicated to women all overthe world. In 1997 the group moved to Interscope Records where they featured the works of Babyface once again with their album, "Songbook, Vol. 1: The Songs of Babyface". Marcus stopped performing with the group in 1989 due to ill health, and in 2000, when he passed on, the Whispers vowed never to replace him. In the new millennium the group still performs around the world to thousands of loyal fans. The group has not made any personnel changes and still consists of Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell, and Leaveil Degree. They have taken Las Vegas by storm, selling out in various casinos and hotels, and they have a tremendous following on the West and East coasts, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, St. Louis, Indiana, and Chicago. On September 23, 2003, The Whispers' four decades of accomplishments were acknowledged when Charlie Thomas of the Drifters inducted them into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. On June 12, 2005, The San Francisco Chapter of the Grammy Awards presented the Whispers with the prestigious Governors Award, the highest honor bestowed by an Academy Chapter. They continue to perform to sell-out crowds all over the world, and their popularity continues to grow among youth whose parents "raised" them on the Whispers' music. They are one of only a few "old School" groups that can boast of having over 40 years in the industry with a worldwide fan base, maintaining their vocal dominance and original members. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Four Decades of Pop and R & B Favorites, Seven Gold Albums, Two Platinum Albums, 12 Top Twenty Singles, 40 Charted Hits Since 1970, American Music Award Nominees, Soul Train Award Nominees, Grammy Award Nominees 2003 Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees, 2005 Regional Grammy Governors Award, 2002 NAACP Image AwardSHOW LESS2 Comments

The Victor Brooks Show
The Victor Brooks Show Episode 21 (Quarantine Series) Carolyn Griffey Of Shalamar

The Victor Brooks Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2020 72:14


Carolyn Griffey is an American female soul vocalist, and member of the soul funk group Shalamar. She is the daughter of Carrie Lucas and Solar Records boss Dick Griffey, who worked with Don Cornelius in the television program, Soul Train.Griffey grew up around The Whispers, Shalamar, Midnight Star, Dynasty, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and James Brown, who all appeared on Soul Train or who were signed to Solar Records. In 1990 she was signed to Sony Records as part of the dance-pop duo called 'Absolute'. This group released one album, For All Seasons, in 1990. Their singles included "Cheap Shot" and "Gotta Lambada" and "This Moment In Time" both (from the movie soundtrack of Lambada.)She has been the lead female vocalist of Shalamar since 2001. She appeared on ITV's Hit Me, Baby, One More Time in 2005, and has been touring the world with the Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel.She also sang with the Andraé Crouch Gospel Choir, who are known for their work on Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror", "Keep the Faith" and "Will You Be There".Griffey currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.In October 2009, Griffey performed with Hewett and Daniel in Shalamar at London's O2 Arena. This prompted a return for a tour in the UK in April 2010. They have been an annual feature at London's O2 Arena every December since 2010. In 2014 Griffey appeared with Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel for two Shalamar concerts at the Manchester Ritz and London O2

The Pilot Project
Acapulco H.E.A.T. (1993) - "Code Name: Checkmate (Parts 1 & 2)" w/ Zedrick Bordelon

The Pilot Project

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2019 88:15


Can you feel the heat? Zed returns to help us tackle another beach show: 1993's Acapulco H.E.A.T.!Contact Us!Email: pilotprojectshow@gmail.comInstagram: @pilotprojectpodFacebook: https://fb.me/pilotprojectpodTwitter: @pilotprojectpodVoicemail: (469) 573-2337Subscribe for Free!Apple Podcasts: http://apple.pilotprojectpod.comGoogle Play: http://googleplay.pilotprojectpod.comRSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/pilotprojectpodSpotify: http://spotify.pilotprojectpod.comStitcher: http://stitcher.pilotprojectpod.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Take It Personal
Take It Personal (Ep 53: YO! MTV Raps Tribute) with Doctor Dre

Take It Personal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2019 220:15


It's not every day you get to go back to your old school and talk with your teachers. Today, we got that chance to speak to one of them. Doctor Dre was the only doctor I knew growing up besides Dr. Spock. Dre, along with Fab Five Freddy and Ed Lover, were instrumental in our early exposures to hip-hop. They helped educate and they definitely helped entertain us. If not for YO! MTV Raps, many of us wouldn't have even known these classic rap videos existed. There was no internet back then. Certainly nothing remotely close to Youtube. If you didn't catch Music Box, Pump It Up, Rap City or Yo!, chances are, you just missed out! While Fab Five Freddy took on the more serious role as the teacher who dropped knowledge all day, it was the fun-loving duo of Doctor Dre and Ed Lover that really captivated you. They had you laughing from the start of the class to the end of it. They left you wanting more. Doctor Dre knew how to kick dunn language, like on Knowledge Me, and he and Ed both knew how to have fun like Back Up Off Me. There has never been a team like Doctor Dre and Ed Lover and considering how the music industry is today, especially MTV, there never will be. Before mainstream TV really embraced hip-hop, before you had In Living Color, Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or New York Undercover, it was YO! MTV Raps that was pivotal in the hip-hop movement in mainstream America. On this episode, we pay homage to YO! with 2 ridiculously dope DJ 360 mixes. We also speak to the great Doctor Dre. We talk about his early days at Adelphi University with Chucky D and Flavor Flav. We talk Original Concept, Def Jam and some interesting stories about Rick Rubin. We cover touring with the Beasties, how Bill Cosby did a very Bill Cosby thing when on YO!. We find out Don Cornelius felt threatened by their success. We talk about RUN-DMC not giving Dre the proper credit all the way to dropping an album on Def Jam in ‘88 along with Slick Rick and Public Enemy. We talk a lot of P.E., even Dre's love/hate relationship with Flavor Flav. We cover a lot of ground here. From Who's The Man, to who was the man behind the selections on the the soundtrack. But - what would this interview be without the amazing history and stories of YO!? We take you to the final episode, where that infamous freestyle session goes down between Rakim, Chubb Rock, Erick Sermon, MC Serch, KRS-One, Redman, Method Man, Large Professor, Special Ed and Craig Mack. We learn who Doctor Dre felt had the best verse on that iconic episode. So much and more. Don't miss our YO! MTV Raps Tribute Show featuring Doctor Dre!