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SoulAlive

new episodes of "Unsung" on the way

‘Unsung’: Gerald Levert, Angela Bofill, Six More for Summer 2012

Sly and the Family Stone

The story of psychedelic soul band Sly and the Family Stone kicks off a new 8-episode season of TV One’s “Unsung,” the NAACP Image Award-winning series celebrating the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, have not received the level of recognition they deserve or whose stories have never been told.

Also set for this summer are episodes on R&B songstress Angela Bofill, rap collective Arrested Development, the late Gerald Levert and 70s band Con Funk Shun.

TV One Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production Toni Judkins states: “While we have now produced several dozen episodes of Unsung, it t is remarkable that we have no shortage of incredibly talented candidates for new episodes – and our audience continues to want more. The winter 2012 season of Unsung was our highest-rated, most-watched season ever, and we look forward to celebrating with our viewers more amazing stories of great talent this summer and helping to paint that richer portrait of black music in America.”

Rounding out “Unsung’s” summer slate are rapper Kool Moe Dee and Motown group The Marvelettes.

View the schedule below:

Sly & the Family Stone (June 25)
Angela Bofill (July 2)
Con Funk Shun (July 9)
Kool Moe Dee (July 16)
The Marvelettes (July 23)
Gerald Levert (July 30)
Arrested Development (Aug. 13)
Lou Rawls (Aug. 20)

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Reply #1 posted 05/21/12 1:47pm

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woot! Really looking forward to these! Finally something worth watching... cool

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Reply #2 posted 05/21/12 2:04pm

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Sly Stone is not unsung and I really dislike that they are starting to do the 90s, when so many earlier era acts are Unsung

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #3 posted 05/21/12 2:37pm

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scriptgirl said:

Sly Stone is not unsung and I really dislike that they are starting to do the 90s, when so many earlier era acts are Unsung

Still gonna check it out anyway

Should be interesting biggrin

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Reply #4 posted 05/21/12 2:40pm

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scriptgirl said:

Sly Stone is not unsung and I really dislike that they are starting to do the 90s, when so many earlier era acts are Unsung

I'm with you on that. Please don't start doing 90s acts already??! What about the following people from the 70s and 80s?

Grace Jones

Cheryl Lynn

Pointer Sisters

Grandmaster Flash & the furious five

Betty Davis

That being said, I still can't wait to see the new series. I really love this show!

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Reply #5 posted 05/21/12 2:46pm

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scriptgirl said:

Sly Stone is not unsung and I really dislike that they are starting to do the 90s, when so many earlier era acts are Unsung

I think they're just trying to add more diversity to the show, but I see your point. Where's that Gamble & Huff episode, Unsung?

I'm really looking forward to this season, especially the Marvelettes. Great lineup!

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Reply #6 posted 05/21/12 2:49pm

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Syreeta, Stephanie Mills, 5 Star, Kurtis Blow and Ready for the World need Unsungs

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #7 posted 05/21/12 2:55pm

SoulAlive

looking forward to the Con Funk Shun episode.

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Reply #8 posted 05/21/12 3:00pm

HuMpThAnG

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scriptgirl said:

Syreeta, Stephanie Mills, 5 Star, Kurtis Blow and Ready for the World need Unsungs

nah lol

but, i'll still watch it biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 05/21/12 4:27pm

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My most anticipated Unsung episode.

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Reply #10 posted 05/21/12 4:28pm

HuMpThAnG

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Timmy84 said:

My most anticipated Unsung episode.

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Reply #11 posted 05/21/12 5:15pm

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And these guys...



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Reply #12 posted 05/21/12 5:25pm

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Still waiting for JOE TEX.

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Reply #13 posted 05/21/12 5:47pm

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I want Kashif and Betty Wright

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #14 posted 05/21/12 5:52pm

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You guys want a lot but you dont understand some of the artists are not interested in these type of shows at all. It takes a lot of leg work to get these type of shows done.

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Reply #15 posted 05/21/12 6:12pm

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Angela Bofill (July 2)

omfg woot! music worship heart excited


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We had fun didn't we.
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Reply #16 posted 05/21/12 7:24pm

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getxxxx said:

You guys want a lot but you dont understand some of the artists are not interested in these type of shows at all. It takes a lot of leg work to get these type of shows done.

This is a VERY good point. Lots of these potential people must see the mixed affect Unsung has had on some of those featured. There are def down sides to doing this show.

I also expect there are music clearance issues and/or finding enough footage on some obscure acts to even make up a good "1 hr" show.

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Reply #17 posted 05/21/12 7:27pm

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As for Sly, he stopped performing rather suddenly, true....but he's remained a very vibrant influence all the way thru.

Perhaps they are now using "big names" to keep folks interested in the smaller obscure artists? Meh

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Reply #18 posted 05/21/12 7:46pm

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SoulAlive said:

looking forward to the Con Funk Shun episode.

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I'm wondering if they are gonna interview Louis McCall's wife.
She was very bitter towards Michael and Felton claiming they didn't

invite some of the members to reunite including her late husband.

She dished some dirt on them too. lol

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Reply #19 posted 05/21/12 7:49pm

scriptgirl

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what songs did they sing

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #20 posted 05/21/12 8:03pm

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getxxxx said:

You guys want a lot but you dont understand some of the artists are not interested in these type of shows at all. It takes a lot of leg work to get these type of shows done.

WHat about the artist that passed on? like the mentioned Joe Tex.

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Reply #21 posted 05/21/12 8:06pm

Pressure

still waiting on tevin campbell's unsung.

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Reply #22 posted 05/21/12 8:07pm

HuMpThAnG

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phunkdaddy said:

SoulAlive said:

looking forward to the Con Funk Shun episode.

nod

I'm wondering if they are gonna interview Louis McCall's wife.
She was very bitter towards Michael and Felton claiming they didn't

invite some of the members to reunite including her late husband.

She dished some dirt on them too. lol

Really can't wait now biggrin

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Reply #23 posted 05/21/12 9:04pm

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Force MD's need an Unsung-so does Sylvia Robinson

[Edited 5/21/12 21:05pm]

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Reply #24 posted 05/21/12 9:14pm

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scriptgirl said:

Sly Stone is not unsung and I really dislike that they are starting to do the 90s, when so many earlier era acts are Unsung

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Reply #25 posted 05/21/12 9:18pm

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Thank you for quoting me, Ms Trina! I see you!

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #26 posted 05/21/12 9:19pm

JabarR74

How about................

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Reply #27 posted 05/21/12 9:40pm

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scriptgirl said:

Sly Stone is not unsung and I really dislike that they are starting to do the 90s, when so many earlier era acts are Unsung

Neither is Lou Rawls. wink

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Reply #28 posted 05/22/12 12:20am

SoulAlive

phunkdaddy said:

SoulAlive said:

looking forward to the Con Funk Shun episode.

nod

I'm wondering if they are gonna interview Louis McCall's wife.
She was very bitter towards Michael and Felton claiming they didn't

invite some of the members to reunite including her late husband.

She dished some dirt on them too. lol

Yeah,she is bitter.She has even posted some less-than-flattering comments at Amazon (check out the reviews of their remasters).If Unsung interviews her,she's gonna talk alot of trash.

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Reply #29 posted 05/22/12 9:36am

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I don't like Lou Rawls, but I will say he is Unsung

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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