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Thread started 08/11/11 5:01pm

HotGritz

TV ONE's UnSung should feature....

Johnny Taylor - Disco Lady, Cheaper to Keep Her, Who's Makin' Love - never won a grammy wtf?!

Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mamma Jamma, Everlasting Love, He was originally called Lil Carl to compete with Little Stevie Wonder whaddya know.

Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free, You've Got the Love - chick been married 4 times damn. No wonder she didn't release more music, she been busy in the romance arena.

There not a whole whole lot known about them but what great songs they had. UnSung should focus on those underappreciated artists. smile

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #1 posted 08/11/11 5:35pm

Shaolin325

I wouldn't mind seeing those.

What about:

Angie Bofill - "Angel of The Night" "I Try", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", "I'm On Your Side" . She's had a run of bad health lately, but I think she is still touring.

Loleatta Holloway - "Love Sensation", "Hit & Run", "Run Away". She was a club queen. She worked with the SalSoul Orchestra. She passed earlier this year.

Cheryl Lynn - "Keep It Hot", "Star Love" - I don't know anything about what's going on with her now.

First Choice - "Dr. Love", "Love Thang", "Let No Man Put Assunder"

The Emotions - "Best of My Love", "Don't Ask My Neighbor".

The Jones Sisters - Nights Over Egypt" , "Who Can I Run To"

Marlena Shaw" - "Go Away Little Boy"

[Edited 8/11/11 17:50pm]

Reply #2 posted 08/11/11 5:40pm

purplethunder3121

Pointer Sisters

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Reply #3 posted 08/11/11 5:42pm

HotGritz

Ooh

Cheryl Lynn and The Emotions would be good ones for sure. Got To Be Real is in the Dance Music Hall of Fame. My dad says she got her start on some talent show in the 70s called the Gong show or something like that and she sang that son on there. I gotta get on Google.

Sister Sledge would be a great feature too. I believe they still perform, mostly in the UK though.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #4 posted 08/11/11 5:43pm

HotGritz

purplethunder3121 said:

Pointer Sisters

nod Yep! Great music.

But ewww, Ruth Pointer used her niece's eggs to have those twins of hers.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #5 posted 08/11/11 5:50pm

chocolate1

Cheryl Lynn was the first person who came to mind. nod


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #6 posted 08/11/11 5:52pm

purplethunder3121

HotGritz said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Pointer Sisters

nod Yep! Great music.

But ewww, Ruth Pointer used her niece's eggs to have those twins of hers.

whofarted

Hyperactive when I was small
Hyperactive now I'm grown
Hyperactive 'till I'm dead and gone...
Reply #7 posted 08/11/11 6:00pm

HotGritz

purplethunder3121 said:

HotGritz said:

nod Yep! Great music.

But ewww, Ruth Pointer used her niece's eggs to have those twins of hers.

whofarted

Yes. They tried to say they used an anonymous donor but the niece came out and said it was her eggs.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #8 posted 08/11/11 7:29pm

woogiebear

-New Birth

-Millie Jackson

-Ready For The World

-Full Force

cool cool cool cool

Reply #9 posted 08/11/11 7:34pm

sosgemini

purplethunder3121 said:

Pointer Sisters

They were one of the biggest acts (having country, pop and r&b hits---the only act to do so) of their time. How the heck are they unsung? lol

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Reply #10 posted 08/11/11 7:46pm

MickyDolenz

Voices Of East Harlem

Jackson Sisters (no not them. lol The ones from Compton, CA)

Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Honey Cone

Joe Simon

Bobby Hebb

Sun Ra

Hazel Scott

DeFord Bailey

Henry Glover

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Reply #11 posted 08/11/11 7:47pm

MickyDolenz

sosgemini said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Pointer Sisters

They were one of the biggest acts (having country, pop and r&b hits---the only act to do so) of their time. How the heck are they unsung? lol

So did Sheena Easton.

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business…you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / Basically, music is nothing but prostitution anyway and managers are the pimps ~ Millie Jackson
Reply #12 posted 08/11/11 8:17pm

sosgemini

MickyDolenz said:

sosgemini said:

They were one of the biggest acts (having country, pop and r&b hits---the only act to do so) of their time. How the heck are they unsung? lol

So did Sheena Easton.

Sorry, #1s. Did Sheena have a #1 r&b hit?

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Reply #13 posted 08/11/11 8:50pm

UnderMySun

My choices would be Stephanie Mills and Chic. There's enough that went on with Chic to make it a two-parter if the show was so inclined. Lawsuits, a tempermental diva or two (Diana Ross & Aretha), changing musical tastes and a few deaths as well.

Reply #14 posted 08/11/11 9:51pm

debbiedean2

VANITY 6!!!!!!!!!!

What the hell is Susan and Brenda up to?????

I'M NOT SHOUTING, JEEZ!
Reply #15 posted 08/11/11 9:52pm

debbiedean2

sosgemini said:

MickyDolenz said:

So did Sheena Easton.

Sorry, #1s. Did Sheena have a #1 r&b hit?

Did Sugar Walls hit #1?

I'M NOT SHOUTING, JEEZ!
Reply #16 posted 08/12/11 4:30am

missfee

Gritz, you right about Johnny Taylor, that man had a voice soulful down to the core. I'd love to see a story on him.

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #17 posted 08/12/11 4:55am

scriptgirl

Chic is NOT unsung and for the last time, neither are the pointers. Having major behind the scenes drama DOES NOT make one Unsung.

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
Reply #18 posted 08/12/11 7:23am

Allanya

Full Force

The Force Md's

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Hi-Five

Expose

Five Star

The Mary Jane Girls

Reply #19 posted 08/12/11 8:17am

1sotrue

I hope they do a show on Kurtis Blow one day.
If you want it you can get it for the rest of your life.....Rihanna
Reply #20 posted 08/12/11 8:18am

1sotrue

Allanya said:

Full Force


The Force Md's


Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam


Hi-Five


Expose


Five Star


The Mary Jane Girls


 



Great list
If you want it you can get it for the rest of your life.....Rihanna
Reply #21 posted 08/12/11 8:21am

Graycap23

The Dazz Band

Michael Henderson

The Time

Lil Richard

Slave

Martha Wash

Reply #22 posted 08/12/11 9:16am

HotGritz

Graycap23 said:

The Dazz Band

Michael Henderson

The Time

Lil Richard

Slave

Martha Wash

Oh hell yes!!!!!

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #23 posted 08/12/11 9:34am

allsmutaside

I think that both Chic and the Pointers are indeed Unsung.

The Pointers had HITS, and had interesting careers and lives as far as I am concerned. But somehow they seem Unsung as measured by the lack of reverance they receive at large. They do not seem to be invited to awards shows, or intereviewed or referred to much in articles, and I don't often here them brought up in conversation. I never hear a singer or group say "oh yeah, the Pointers were my inspiration," or anything near that. I really would have thought that they would receive a whole lot more respect for their work and history than what I see coming there way.

Chic's reign was brief and they seem to be thrown in with the death of disco time frame, and disregarded to some extent because of that. I couldn't tell you the name of either lead singer. They seem a little bit Unsung to me.

I would love to know more about Marsh Wash. Whenever I have heard her speak she has been on point and compelling.

Reply #24 posted 08/12/11 9:36am

allsmutaside

Graycap23 said:

The Dazz Band

Michael Henderson

The Time

Lil Richard

Slave

Martha Wash

Let It Whip!

Reply #25 posted 08/12/11 12:27pm

LittleBLUECorvette

joe tex
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Reply #26 posted 08/12/11 12:32pm

Timmy84

The Marvelettes!

THE MARVELETTES, goddammit.

I got a few hip-hop stories they could document:

D.O.C.

DJ Screw (I know screw music is still very much underground but the mainstream hip-hop industry has had a few issues of their albums screwed & chopped, but no one gives Screw props for what he did in the Houston underground hip-hop scene, him and his crew, a story on him would be real interesting)

Also they could cover the Geto Boys (but then Bushwick Bill wouldn't be deported - allegedly - and Scarface still wouldn't be in jail for child support lol).

Other R&B/soul/rock stories that have yet to be covered besides the Marvelettes:

Larry Williams

Billy Stewart

Angela Bofill

Cameo

Nona Hendryx

Me'Lisa Morgan (Melba and Freddie have been covered; well Freddie's episode still weeks to go)

Alyson Williams

----

If I think of more, I'll tell it but that's all that came at the top of my head.

Reply #27 posted 08/12/11 12:33pm

Timmy84

scriptgirl said:

Chic is NOT unsung and for the last time, neither are the pointers. Having major behind the scenes drama DOES NOT make one Unsung.

Chic are Hall of Fame runners-up so yeah they're definitely not "unsung" to me. Neither are The Pointer Sisters.

Reply #28 posted 08/12/11 12:40pm

HotGritz

Ghetto Boyz would be a good Unsung feature - shit Scarface alone could have an Unsung episode.

I'd like to know what happened to that dude that sang Kung Fu Fighting.

WAR would be a good Unsung feature, man they had some tight tracks. I adore WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS. cloud9

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #29 posted 08/12/11 12:43pm

HotGritz

Da Lench Mob. nod Damn shame what happened to JDee.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #30 posted 08/12/11 12:44pm

Timmy84

Carla Thomas just popped up, she'll be a good one. I wanted to know what happened to her after Wattstax. I saw her in the Only the Strong Survive and she looked as old as her father. sad

Reply #31 posted 08/12/11 12:55pm

MickyDolenz

Little Milton

Tyrone Davis

Sha Rock

Bobby Taylor

TTD/Sananda

Tracy Chapman

Oumou Sangare

Slim Harpo

Frankie Lee Sims

Lucille Bogan

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business…you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / Basically, music is nothing but prostitution anyway and managers are the pimps ~ Millie Jackson
Reply #32 posted 08/12/11 1:11pm

HotGritz

MickyDolenz said:

Little Milton

Tyrone Davis

Sha Rock

Bobby Taylor

TTD/Sananda

Tracy Chapman

Oumou Sangare

Slim Harpo

Frankie Lee Sims

Lucille Bogan

I'm surprised there hasn't been an UnSung or Behind The Music feature on these two artist.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #33 posted 08/12/11 1:55pm

SPYZFAN1

Angie Bofill is great choice as the other orger mentioned. Have they done one on CAMEO yet?

Reply #34 posted 08/12/11 2:22pm

Shango

Reply #35 posted 08/12/11 2:25pm

HotGritz

Susan is chillin in FloRida

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #36 posted 08/12/11 2:47pm

Shango

allsmutaside said: Chic's reign was brief and they seem to be thrown in with the death of disco time frame, and disregarded to some extent because of that.

I couldn't tell you the name of either lead singer. They seem a little bit Unsung to me.

A major force of Chic was the production sound by Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards. After Chic's peak they both continued to produce a number of familiar and major artists in various genres. The lead singing females such as Norma Jean Wright, Alfa Anderson and Luci Martin are among some people indeed maybe less familiar. A few of those female singers have recently been exposing themselves as the "Ladies Of Chic" including bass player Euriel "Tinker" Barfield as contributor. The earlier mentioned productions for others did put the group defenitely on the historical map to be remembered. Singers such as Luther Vandross and Fonzi Thornton were involved on some of Chic's albums as well, and the vocal harmonies and arrangements were also recognisable in productions by the late Fred Jaques Petrus (BB&Q Band, Change, High Fashion, Peter Jaques Band, Zinc, etc). Its sad that Bernard Edwards and also drummer Tony Thompson have passed away. Nile has continued to tour often with various line-ups of the group. I couldn't believe how much people had come to a concert which i saw a few years back. They put on a tight show, and that has been paying off successfully with them performing and touring in recent years.


[Edited 8/12/11 14:53pm]

Reply #37 posted 08/12/11 3:31pm

scriptgirl

Who the hell is Alyson Williams?

Lil Richard is not unsung, he is a legend and his story has been told. A lot of the people you are listig are a bit too obscure even for Unsung and Unsung's emphasis is not on rap

I SO wanna see VANITY 6 and The Time on Unsung

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
Reply #38 posted 08/12/11 4:21pm

MickyDolenz

scriptgirl said:

A lot of the people you are listing are a bit too obscure

The OP said pick who you'd like to see. I'm not interested in the popular acts, they can be read about anywhere, some have biographies in the library. So I listed the people I'd like to see. biggrin If they're only about acts that a lot of people know (aka ratings), then it's no different than Behind The Music. Most of the acts I listed are really "Unsung".

[Edited 8/12/11 16:26pm]

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business…you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / Basically, music is nothing but prostitution anyway and managers are the pimps ~ Millie Jackson
Reply #39 posted 08/12/11 4:35pm

HotGritz

Luther Ingram! cloud9

If Loving You Is Wrong music

Man I get all warm and fuzzy inside when I see that scene from Wattstax with him singing and all those women sin the audience wooning. Its a sexy song even though its inappropriate. Infidelity!

Damn he was blind and diabetic when he died. Poor thing! sad Only 69 too. I'm not kidding, dude was 69. Funny how a sexy ass dude dies at aged 69. Tha's just weird. That's like Dolly Parton dying in Silicon Valley.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #40 posted 08/12/11 4:59pm

silverchild

My contenders for upcoming Unsung episodes...

Betty Wright

Frankie Lymon

The Marvelettes

The Five Starsteps

Tyrone Davis

Angela Bofill

Leon Ware

Roy Ayers (He's not quite "unsung" imo, but he needs some kind of special!)

Michael Henderson

Norman Connors

Confunkshun

Cameo

Slave/Steve Arrington

WAR

One Way

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Reply #41 posted 08/12/11 5:04pm

HotGritz

That Frankie Lymon movie "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" was quite sad. I had no idea he sunk that deep into drugs and poverty. Larenz Tate did a good job of portraying him.

He'd be a great contender for UnSung and we could learn what really happened beteen him and the teenagers as the film kind of washed over that.

[Edited 8/12/11 17:05pm]

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #42 posted 08/12/11 5:06pm

silverchild

HotGritz said:

That Frankie Lymon movie "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" was quite sad. I had no idea he sunk that deep into drugs and poverty. Larenz Tate did a good job of portraying him.

Larenz did his thang in that movie. Should've got him Oscar status. As for the movie, alot was inaccurate. But it was first-rate entertainment and melodrama.

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Reply #43 posted 08/12/11 5:43pm

Shango

scriptgirl said:

Who the hell is Alyson Williams? A lot of the people you are listig are a bit too obscure even for Unsung and Unsung's emphasis is not on rap

Well, that's what's Unsung imo about. Artists who are not always familiar with a wider demographic of listeners. I think that the boundaries of choosing Unsung-artists shouldn't be limited too much. Who's to say if an artist is too obscure?... Some artists were popular at a certain time and i guess that not everyone is gonna be familiar with every single artist. There are too much time gaps between various generations who grew up with certain artists and genres. To get everyone satisfied is a hard job to do. Alyson Williams started as co-lead singer for the group High Fashion, a project by the late Fred Jaques Petrus, who's productions somewhat had a Chic influence, especially the harmonized vocal arrangements. Alyson continued as solo artist around the mid/late 80's on Def Jam and had some exposure with her single "Sleep Talk," and she appeared on various late 80's/early 90's recordings as background singer. She has been releasing solo work in recent years as well.


[Edited 8/12/11 18:49pm]

Reply #44 posted 08/12/11 6:05pm

Harlepolis

Syreeta Wright Muhammad.

So far I got Minnie, Phyllis, Angela and Donny. Give me Miss Rita and I'll be content pray

Reply #45 posted 08/12/11 6:18pm

Timmy84

Shango said:

scriptgirl said:

Who the hell is Alyson Williams? A lot of the people you are listig are a bit too obscure even for Unsung and Unsung's emphasis is not on rap

Well, that's what's Unsung imo about. Artists who are not always familiar with a wider demographic of listeners. I think that the boundaries of choosing Unsung-artists shouldn't be limited too much. Who's to say if an artist is too obscure?... Some artists were popular at a certain time and i guess that not everyone is gonna be familiar with every single artist. There are too much time gaps between various generations who grew up with certain artists and genres. To get everyone satisfied is a hard job to do. Alyson Williams started as co-lead singer for the group High Fashion, a project by the late Fred Jaques Petrus, who's productions somewhat had a Chic influence, especially the harmonized vocal arrangement. Alyson continued as solo artists around the mid/late 80's on Def Jam and had some exposure with her single "Sleep Talk," and she appeared on various late 80's/early 90's recordings as background singer. She has been releasing solo work in recent years as well.


[Edited 8/12/11 17:45pm]

And known for the hits "Just Call My Name" and "Can't Have My Man", the latter of which I recently posted on YT. smile

Reply #46 posted 08/12/11 6:18pm

Timmy84

Harlepolis said:

Syreeta Wright Muhammad.

So far I got Minnie, Phyllis, Angela and Donny. Give me Miss Rita and I'll be content pray

I hope she gets in the next season of "Unsung", which would probably be next spring anyway.

Reply #47 posted 08/12/11 6:20pm

silverchild

Harlepolis said:

Syreeta Wright Muhammad.

So far I got Minnie, Phyllis, Angela and Donny. Give me Miss Rita and I'll be content pray

clapping Forgot about her...as much as I've been listening to her stuff nowadays. She deserves one quickly.

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Reply #48 posted 08/12/11 6:46pm

Shango

Timmy84 said: And known for the hits "Just Call My Name" and "Can't Have My Man", the latter of which I recently posted on YT. smile

cool

Reply #49 posted 08/12/11 7:04pm

kitbradley

I can't seem to get a confirmation but someone told me that Unsung will being airing a profile on Vesta at the end of this month.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
Reply #50 posted 08/12/11 7:22pm

scriptgirl

re no unsung on tracy chapman-by and large, black people don't really stan for her

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
Reply #51 posted 08/12/11 7:23pm

TD3

scriptgirl said:

Chic is NOT unsung and for the last time, neither are the pointers. Having major behind the scenes drama DOES NOT make one Unsung.

Thank you.

That's the main reason why I stopped watching the show... until the Sylvers popped up. lol

It appears some believe an artist or group who didn't crossover to Pop charts were "unsung". The Dazz Band, Slave, Chic, were not Unsung. I'm aware that TV1 can't necessarily do show after show about "obscure artist" but they could throw a bone in that direction once in a while.

Reply #52 posted 08/12/11 7:40pm

phunkdaddy

TD3 said:

scriptgirl said:

Chic is NOT unsung and for the last time, neither are the pointers. Having major behind the scenes drama DOES NOT make one Unsung.

Thank you.

That's the main reason why I stopped watching the show... until the Sylvers popped up. lol

It appears some believe an artist or group who didn't crossover to Pop charts were "unsung". The Dazz Band, Slave, Chic, were not Unsung. I'm aware that TV1 can't necessarily do show after show about "obscure artist" but they could throw a bone in that direction once in a while.

I would say the Dazz Band and Slave are Unsung. The Dazz Band even more so. Not many

people know about the Dazz Band outside of Let It Whip and they aren't a band that had a long

list of top 20 hits. You could probably count them on one hand. Slave probably had a few more recognizable hits but were still a band that

fell way under the radar when you compare them to the EWF's, Kool & The Gang, Parliament, and

the Ohio Players and the former 2 had Unsung episodes. Oh and guess what i've been

jamming to all day TD3. Concept! wink

Reply #53 posted 08/12/11 11:09pm

Arbwyth

OMFG. I would watch the hell out of a Sister Sledge Unsung.

My vote would also go to Neneh Cherry, although she might not be well known enough to American audiences. I mean, the woman's career got stalled by Lyme disease -- that fact would be perfect for a promo of the show.

Reply #54 posted 08/13/11 12:38am

Timmy84

Arbwyth said:

OMFG. I would watch the hell out of a Sister Sledge Unsung.

My vote would also go to Neneh Cherry, although she might not be well known enough to American audiences. I mean, the woman's career got stalled by Lyme disease -- that fact would be perfect for a promo of the show.

Neneh would be great. I remember reading about her having that disease.

Reply #55 posted 08/13/11 1:48am

LittleBLUECorvette

Kwame the Boy Wonder. What happened to him?

DJ Screw (and the whole Houston rap scene in the 90s) would be nice Timmy. We're much more than Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Chamillionaire. We got the whole Screwed Up Click than K-Rino, Big Mello, Klondike Kat, Ganksta-Nip, Street Military, PSK-13, Point Blank, ect.

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Reply #56 posted 08/13/11 7:34am

SeventeenDayze

How about Tevin Campbell? Seems like Q was trying to make him the next MJ and then it seems like Tevin just fell off around 94 or so.....

Reply #57 posted 08/13/11 10:04am

MickyDolenz

TD3 said:

scriptgirl said:

Chic is NOT unsung and for the last time, neither are the pointers. Having major behind the scenes drama DOES NOT make one Unsung.

Thank you.

That's the main reason why I stopped watching the show... until the Sylvers popped up. lol

It appears some believe an artist or group who didn't crossover to Pop charts were "unsung". The Dazz Band, Slave, Chic, were not Unsung. I'm aware that TV1 can't necessarily do show after show about "obscure artist" but they could throw a bone in that direction once in a while.

It seems to me that some people are only interested in gossip and "dirt". If there is none, then the program is boring to them. That's why I like the documentaries and bios on PBS. They're more focused on the music. Independent Lens is good.

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business…you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / Basically, music is nothing but prostitution anyway and managers are the pimps ~ Millie Jackson
Reply #58 posted 08/13/11 8:59pm

Timmy84

SeventeenDayze said:

How about Tevin Campbell? Seems like Q was trying to make him the next MJ and then it seems like Tevin just fell off around 94 or so.....

I say he fell off around the time Back to the World came out...

Reply #59 posted 08/14/11 8:38am

SeventeenDayze

Timmy84 said:

SeventeenDayze said:

How about Tevin Campbell? Seems like Q was trying to make him the next MJ and then it seems like Tevin just fell off around 94 or so.....

I say he fell off around the time Back to the World came out...

Hey timmy, thanks for the info, I was too lazy to Google it smile I think he attempted a comeback of sorts a few years back but it fell flat. What happened?

Reply #60 posted 08/14/11 11:58am

Timmy84

SeventeenDayze said:

Timmy84 said:

I say he fell off around the time Back to the World came out...

Hey timmy, thanks for the info, I was too lazy to Google it smile I think he attempted a comeback of sorts a few years back but it fell flat. What happened?

Yeah he returned to Broadway doing Hairspray I believe.

Reply #61 posted 08/14/11 1:48pm

LittleBLUECorvette

Timmy84 said:

SeventeenDayze said:

How about Tevin Campbell? Seems like Q was trying to make him the next MJ and then it seems like Tevin just fell off around 94 or so.....

I say he fell off around the time Back to the World came out...

Remembers Damon Williams' joke from ComicView, lol.

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Reply #62 posted 08/14/11 1:50pm

Timmy84

LittleBLUECorvette said:

Timmy84 said:

I say he fell off around the time Back to the World came out...

Remembers Damon Williams' joke from ComicView, lol.

I kinda remember it too lol

Reply #63 posted 08/15/11 9:38am

HotGritz

SeventeenDayze said:

How about Tevin Campbell? Seems like Q was trying to make him the next MJ and then it seems like Tevin just fell off around 94 or so.....

that would be a good one especially since he started out a child performer. I wonder if they could get the rights to show the clip of him in Grafitti Bridge? hmmm I remembe him on Fresh Prince of Bel Air biggrin

TVOne would probably gloss over his arrest for trying to get it in with that undercover cop in that park though.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
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Reply #64 posted 08/15/11 9:46am

scriptgirl

That arrest in the park is the WHOLE reason Tevin fell off in the first place

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
Reply #65 posted 08/15/11 9:58am

HotGritz

scriptgirl said:

That arrest in the park is the WHOLE reason Tevin fell off in the first place

I kind of agree but then I wonder if he wouldn't have fell off anyway. I can only remember a couple hits of his...."Can We Talk" and "I'm Ready". The latter song was really hot.

I wanted to kill him for ruining Strawberry Letter 23. I did try to like the song, honesty I did but....it sucked ass.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #66 posted 08/15/11 12:30pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

scriptgirl said:

That arrest in the park is the WHOLE reason Tevin fell off in the first place

I kind of agree but then I wonder if he wouldn't have fell off anyway. I can only remember a couple hits of his...."Can We Talk" and "I'm Ready". The latter song was really hot.

I wanted to kill him for ruining Strawberry Letter 23. I did try to like the song, honesty I did but....it sucked ass.

I couldn't get into his version either. It wasn't as horrid as Akon's but it wasn't good either.

Reply #67 posted 08/16/11 11:44am

UnderMySun

How about: Patti Austin, Tom Browne, the Whispers, Midnight Star, S.O.S. Band and Martha Wash?
Reply #68 posted 08/16/11 5:09pm

Timmy84

UnderMySun said:

How about: Patti Austin, Tom Browne, the Whispers, Midnight Star, S.O.S. Band and Martha Wash?

Agreed.

Reply #69 posted 08/17/11 11:46am

Allanya

Atlantic Starr

Loose Ends

Reply #70 posted 08/17/11 11:49am

allsmutaside

scriptgirl said:

That arrest in the park is the WHOLE reason Tevin fell off in the first place

O Shite. More google time. (Really? Please, tell me he was buying some weed.)

Reply #71 posted 08/17/11 5:21pm

Chancellor

Lisa Fisher

Deon Farris

Reply #72 posted 08/17/11 8:08pm

prodigalfan

allsmutaside said:

scriptgirl said:

That arrest in the park is the WHOLE reason Tevin fell off in the first place

O Shite. More google time. (Really? Please, tell me he was buying some weed.)

nope neutral

Not right that a man can't meet someone "at the playground a quarter to 4; waiting until everyone is long gone" and not have people lose their dayum minds.

"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #73 posted 08/18/11 9:27am

HotGritz

Anybody say Five Star yet?

Tower of Power

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #74 posted 08/31/11 10:09pm

DiscoFunkChick

  • Tyrone Davis
  • Main Ingredient
  • MFSB
  • Tavares
  • Bobby Caldwell (yes, I know...but still)
  • Morris Day/The Time
  • Otis Redding
  • 70's Supremes
  • Kris Kross
  • Billy Ocean
  • Barry White
  • Nu Shooz
  • Willie Hutch
  • Faze-O
Reply #75 posted 09/01/11 4:27am

SoulAlive

Betty Davis

Reply #76 posted 09/01/11 5:05am

SoulAlive

Ronnie Dyson---probably the most underrated male R&B singer of the 70s

Reply #77 posted 10/01/11 4:49pm

LittleBLUECorvette

What the hell happened to Unsung?

Did they forget about the Bobby Womack and Freddie Jackson episodes they advertised like 2 months ago?

MICHAEL JACKSON: Always and Forever
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Live Your Life How U Wanna Live It
Reply #78 posted 10/01/11 5:35pm

JabarR74

You guys forgot about

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Reply #79 posted 10/01/11 6:38pm

Timmy84

LittleBLUECorvette said:

What the hell happened to Unsung?

Did they forget about the Bobby Womack and Freddie Jackson episodes they advertised like 2 months ago?

I think they're gonna be part of the new season of Unsung. Florence Ballard's episode was broadcasted for an early season but it didn't get on that season but on the next. Vesta's part of the new season.

Reply #80 posted 10/01/11 7:47pm

phunkdaddy

SoulAlive said:

Ronnie Dyson---probably the most underrated male R&B singer of the 70s

Great choice Soul

Reply #81 posted 10/01/11 10:44pm

kellistarr120

scriptgirl said:

Chic is NOT unsung and for the last time, neither are the pointers. Having major behind the scenes drama DOES NOT make one Unsung.

You right, scriptgirl. Where you've been? I miss your posts. Or is it me who's been MIA?

Reply #82 posted 10/01/11 10:46pm

Timmy84

kellistarr120 said:

scriptgirl said:

Chic is NOT unsung and for the last time, neither are the pointers. Having major behind the scenes drama DOES NOT make one Unsung.

You right, scriptgirl. Where you've been? I miss your posts. Or is it me who's been MIA?

The latter. lol

Reply #83 posted 10/02/11 12:38am

AQUABOOGIE

Soul II Soul anyone??

Reply #84 posted 10/02/11 6:24am

SPYZFAN1

I'd also like to see..

WAR

The Stylistics

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes.

Jean Carn

Peabo Bryson

Atlantic Star (or any 80's group that had 'star' in their name)

Raydio

Whodini

and a little off topic..It would be interesting if the other show "Life After" did specials on the Prince proteges. Not everyone of course but the "popular" ones.

Reply #85 posted 10/02/11 8:16pm

MadamGoodnight

Johnny Guitar Watson, The Dramatics, The Manhattans, Bloodstone, Faze O, The Floaters, Blue Magic.

Reply #86 posted 10/02/11 8:22pm

LittleBLUECorvette

How can I contact TV One about doin a similar series for comics? I mean they have Life After, but the only comic included in 3 seasons was Mark Curry and the upcoming season Kim Coles.

They do a lot onmusic stars that can be done on Unsung. Bel Biv Devoe, Ruben Studard, Kid from Kid N Play.

The new season of Life After included Kids partner Play, Ginuwine, Christopher Williams and Andre Harrell.

MICHAEL JACKSON: Always and Forever
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Live Your Life How U Wanna Live It
Reply #87 posted 10/03/11 1:15pm

neoretro7

Stephanie Mills

The Stylistics

The Three Degrees

The Manhattans

Karyn White

Ronnie Dyson

Bloodstone

Gloria Gaynor

Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

[Edited 10/3/11 13:16pm]

Reply #88 posted 10/03/11 1:25pm

Timmy84

neoretro7 said:

Stephanie Mills

The Stylistics

The Three Degrees

The Manhattans

Karyn White

Ronnie Dyson

Bloodstone

Gloria Gaynor

Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

[Edited 10/3/11 13:16pm]

I've been dying for a Stephanie Mills Unsung for years. I don't think they'll ever do one on Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes though. He was already pegged as the bad guy in Teddy's Unsung lol The Stylistics and the Three Degrees would be really good ones. Gloria has a Behind the Music docu. As for Karyn, Ronnie, the Manhattans and Bloodstone, they're sure good contenders. Especially Bloodstone.

Reply #89 posted 10/03/11 2:41pm

Marlena58

Stephanie Mills

Taylor Dayne

Terrence Trent Darby

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Vanity 6

Jon B

Now if they did an actor/models's unsung

Lisa Bonet

Sheri Headly

Ola Ray

[Edited 10/3/11 14:43pm]

Reply #90 posted 10/03/11 3:21pm

Timmy84

Marlena58 said:

Stephanie Mills

Taylor Dayne

Terrence Trent Darby

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Vanity 6

Jon B

Now if they did an actor/models's unsung

Lisa Bonet

Sheri Headly

Ola Ray

[Edited 10/3/11 14:43pm]

"Life After..." would be more suited for them. Terence hasn't done a televised U.S. interview in almost 20 years.

Reply #91 posted 10/03/11 8:20pm

Marlena58

Timmy84 said:

Marlena58 said:

Stephanie Mills

Taylor Dayne

Terrence Trent Darby

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Vanity 6

Jon B

Now if they did an actor/models's unsung

Lisa Bonet

Sheri Headly

Ola Ray

[Edited 10/3/11 14:43pm]

"Life After..." would be more suited for them. Terence hasn't done a televised U.S. interview in almost 20 years.

Oh I forgot about ''Life After'' Duh lol! Why doesn't TTD do U.S interviews? It's not our fault that after his first classic album everything else he put out was kinda lame

Reply #92 posted 10/03/11 8:21pm

Timmy84

Marlena58 said:

Timmy84 said:

"Life After..." would be more suited for them. Terence hasn't done a televised U.S. interview in almost 20 years.

Oh I forgot about ''Life After'' Duh lol! Why doesn't TTD do U.S interviews? It's not our fault that after his first classic album everything else he put out was kinda lame

I have no idea. I think he prefers Europe over the U.S. I guess. Probably nothing with his career failures here.

Reply #93 posted 10/03/11 8:25pm

Marlena58

Timmy84 said:

Marlena58 said:

Oh I forgot about ''Life After'' Duh lol! Why doesn't TTD do U.S interviews? It's not our fault that after his first classic album everything else he put out was kinda lame

I have no idea. I think he prefers Europe over the U.S. I guess. Probably nothing with his career failures here.

Isn't he from Europe anyway?

Reply #94 posted 10/03/11 8:26pm

Timmy84

Marlena58 said:

Timmy84 said:

I have no idea. I think he prefers Europe over the U.S. I guess. Probably nothing with his career failures here.

Isn't he from Europe anyway?

No he was born in Manhattan lol he was raised in Florida then moved to Germany when he tried out for the Army (I guess to not get a normal 9-to-5). When he went AWOL, he stayed around there and then began seeking an interest in music (he had wanted to be a boxer before then) while staying in Munich. He moved to London and that's when he started to get serious about his musical aspirations.

[Edited 10/3/11 20:27pm]

Reply #95 posted 10/03/11 8:29pm

Marlena58

Timmy84 said:

Marlena58 said:

Isn't he from Europe anyway?

No he was born in Manhattan lol he was raised in Florida then moved to Germany when he tried out for the Army (I guess to not get a normal 9-to-5). When he went AWOL, he stayed around there and then began seeking an interest in music (he had wanted to be a boxer before then) while staying in Munich. He moved to London and that's when he started to get serious about his musical aspirations.

[Edited 10/3/11 20:27pm]

Damn I was waaaay off lol. I never got into him ''like that'' to find out anything personal about him. I had that 1 album when it came out and after that I was kind of done. He seemed super bid headed in his interviews and the second album was weak

Reply #96 posted 10/03/11 8:31pm

Timmy84

Marlena58 said:

Timmy84 said:

No he was born in Manhattan lol he was raised in Florida then moved to Germany when he tried out for the Army (I guess to not get a normal 9-to-5). When he went AWOL, he stayed around there and then began seeking an interest in music (he had wanted to be a boxer before then) while staying in Munich. He moved to London and that's when he started to get serious about his musical aspirations.

[Edited 10/3/11 20:27pm]

Damn I was waaaay off lol. I never got into him ''like that'' to find out anything personal about him. I had that 1 album when it came out and after that I was kind of done. He seemed super bid headed in his interviews and the second album was weak

Heh, I'm sure you weren't the only one who thought he was born and raised in England lmao

Reply #97 posted 10/03/11 9:41pm

wavesofbliss

-Full Force

cool cool cool cool

hell yeah! i had forgotten all about them and lisa lisa. i thought they were still producin people tho.

Reply #98 posted 10/04/11 12:39am

dancerella

Betty Davis

Pointer Sisters

Terrence Trent D'arby

Full Force

Cheryl Lynn

Vanity 6

Al B. Sure (he's the voice on the program,lol)

Pebbles

S.O.S Band

Mary Jane Girls

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