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Reply #30 posted 12/12/16 4:22pm

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tv one crew clearly needs assitantance in getting good artist for unsung

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Reply #31 posted 01/11/17 9:31am

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Did anyone watch the SWV Unsung?

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Reply #32 posted 01/11/17 8:01pm

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jackson35 said:

tv one crew clearly needs assitantance in getting good artist for unsung

Alot of artists turn down TV One. For some, it's an ego thing. For others, committing to this show involves rehashing some memories they'd rather leave in the past. It took several tries for them to pull DJ Quik. He's a private dude who does feel that his work has been underappreciated, but he wasn't too keen on reaching back and revealing alot of intimate details about his life, along with the fact that he's still a very active musician.

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Reply #33 posted 01/11/17 8:24pm

SoulAlive

They should do an episode on Ready For The World.Some others that come to mind: Cheryl Lynn,The Jets,Betty Davis (although there probably isn't enough footage on her),Mtume....and they should keep trying to convince Stephanie Mills to agree to it smile
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Reply #34 posted 01/11/17 9:33pm

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getxxxx said:

Did anyone watch the SWV Unsung?

I did. Thought it was pretty good. The group had huge success in their heyday before

internal problems tore them apart.

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Reply #35 posted 01/12/17 4:35pm

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SoulAlive said:

They should do an episode on Ready For The World.Some others that come to mind: Cheryl Lynn,The Jets,Betty Davis (although there probably isn't enough footage on her),Mtume....and they should keep trying to convince Stephanie Mills to agree to it smile

Stephanie Mills ain't "unsung"...

I kinda respect her stance... she refuses to sling mud, her own or anyone else.


Cheryl Lynn someone, should do a documentary because the Sista could blow and had this charisma / earthiness. Why the right material and/or produces could be found to harness her enormous talent is a mystery. disbelief

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Reply #36 posted 01/12/17 5:07pm

SoulAlive

Stephanie Mills had a good run.From 1979 to 1989,she was was a constant presence on the R&B charts.I'd like to see her story. wink
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Reply #37 posted 01/12/17 5:31pm

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Can we get an S.O.S. Band Unsung already?
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Reply #38 posted 01/12/17 7:12pm

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Joe Tex, Joe Tex and what about Joe Tex?

But seriously Five Stairsteps, Jackie Wilson, Solomon Burke, Dramatics.
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Reply #39 posted 01/12/17 7:34pm

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Stephanie Mills had a good run.From 1979 to 1989,she was was a constant presence on the R&B charts.I'd like to see her story. wink

Now you know Mill doesn't want to speak about, Jef. You know this... it ain't happening. hug sorry.

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Reply #40 posted 01/17/17 10:01pm

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Saw the promo for Jon B's Unsung tomorrow. Did some black guy on the promo mention that

Jon B was the first white authentic blue eyed soul singer? faint

His ass definitely need to go back to blue eyed soul school.

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Reply #41 posted 01/17/17 11:13pm

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phunkdaddy said:

Saw the promo for Jon B's Unsung tomorrow. Did some black guy on the promo mention that


Jon B was the first white authentic blue eyed soul singer? faint



His ass definitely need to go back to blue eyed soul school.


They're tryin to sell the show. Though, he may have a point as a male. I wouldn't call tue Righteous Bros straight R&B. Maybe Roy Head ... Gino Vannelli
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Reply #42 posted 01/18/17 1:14am

SoulAlive

TD3 said:

SoulAlive said:

Stephanie Mills had a good run.From 1979 to 1989,she was was a constant presence on the R&B charts.I'd like to see her story. wink

Now you know Mill doesn't want to speak about, Jef. You know this... it ain't happening. hug sorry.

biggrin I recall,some time ago,Stephanie appeared on one of our local R&B/quiet storm stations and during the interview,she was going on and on about "dating" Michael Jackson in the late 70s.I didn't know if she was serious or only joking,lol.Would be interesting to hear more from her on this topic.

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Reply #43 posted 01/18/17 1:23am

SoulAlive

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Cheryl Lynn someone, should do a documentary because the Sista could blow and had this charisma / earthiness. Why the right material and/or producers couldn't be found to harness her enormous talent is a mystery. disbelief

actually,I think she has worked with some of the best producers and had some excellent singles:

"Shake It Up Tonight" produced by Ray Parker Jr. (1981)

"If This World Were Mine" produced by Luther Vandross (1982)

"Encore" produced by Jam and Lewis (1983)

and of course,her massive debut single "Got To Be Real" (1978) was produced by the guys in Toto.

This is why an Unsung episode is needed...so we can see what happened with her career,despite all those great hits.

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Reply #44 posted 01/18/17 3:55am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

phunkdaddy said:

Saw the promo for Jon B's Unsung tomorrow. Did some black guy on the promo mention that


Jon B was the first white authentic blue eyed soul singer? faint



His ass definitely need to go back to blue eyed soul school.


They're tryin to sell the show. Though, he may have a point as a male. I wouldn't call tue Righteous Bros straight R&B. Maybe Roy Head ... Gino Vannelli


Ever heard of Michael McDonald with the Doobie Brothers and solo.
You might as well call Daryl Hall solo as he was the primary voice for Hall
& Oates. Phil Collins. We've had this discussion a few years back or so when
Jon B mumbled something about him being more authentic than Robin Thicke.
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Reply #45 posted 01/18/17 3:57am

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SoulAlive said:



TD3 said:



Cheryl Lynn someone, should do a documentary because the Sista could blow and had this charisma / earthiness. Why the right material and/or producers couldn't be found to harness her enormous talent is a mystery. disbelief




actually,I think she has worked with some of the best producers and had some excellent singles:



"Shake It Up Tonight" produced by Ray Parker Jr. (1981)


"If This World Were Mine" produced by Luther Vandross (1982)


"Encore" produced by Jam and Lewis (1983)




and of course,her massive debut single "Got To Be Real" (1978) was produced by the guys in Toto.



This is why an Unsung episode is needed...so we can see what happened with her career,despite all those great hits.










Damn never knew Ray produced Shake It Up. That's my favorite by her. I like
that bassline.
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Reply #46 posted 01/18/17 6:23am

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phunkdaddy said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:


They're tryin to sell the show. Though, he may have a point as a male. I wouldn't call tue Righteous Bros straight R&B. Maybe Roy Head ... Gino Vannelli


Ever heard of Michael McDonald with the Doobie Brothers and solo.
You might as well call Daryl Hall solo as he was the primary voice for Hall
& Oates. Phil Collins. We've had this discussion a few years back or so when
Jon B mumbled something about him being more authentic than Robin Thicke.

Mike, Hall, Phill and them other guys were not just straight up R&B. They were pop. Jon was an R&B guy.
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Reply #47 posted 01/18/17 11:06pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

phunkdaddy said:
Ever heard of Michael McDonald with the Doobie Brothers and solo. You might as well call Daryl Hall solo as he was the primary voice for Hall & Oates. Phil Collins. We've had this discussion a few years back or so when Jon B mumbled something about him being more authentic than Robin Thicke.
Mike, Hall, Phill and them other guys were not just straight up R&B. They were pop. Jon was an R&B guy.

The singles off his first album was. Someone To Love was as pop as you can get.

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Reply #48 posted 01/18/17 11:08pm

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SoulAlive said:

TD3 said:

Now you know Mill doesn't want to speak about, Jef. You know this... it ain't happening. hug sorry.

biggrin I recall,some time ago,Stephanie appeared on one of our local R&B/quiet storm stations and during the interview,she was going on and on about "dating" Michael Jackson in the late 70s.I didn't know if she was serious or only joking,lol.Would be interesting to hear more from her on this topic.

I recall that but in that instance when some questioned MJ sexuality (1st allegation of molestation)... I thought Ms. Mills was standing up for MJ. In other words, when we dated... that's not the guy I knew or would assume what he was being accused of. Other than that, Mills has kept her mouth shut on what she knows, or did with whomever.

I hate to mention anyting about MJ on this board... some folks take to another level. lol lol lol

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Reply #49 posted 01/18/17 11:11pm

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SoulAlive said:

TD3 said:


Cheryl Lynn someone, should do a documentary because the Sista could blow and had this charisma / earthiness. Why the right material and/or producers couldn't be found to harness her enormous talent is a mystery. disbelief

actually,I think she has worked with some of the best producers and had some excellent singles:

"Shake It Up Tonight" produced by Ray Parker Jr. (1981)

"If This World Were Mine" produced by Luther Vandross (1982)

"Encore" produced by Jam and Lewis (1983)

and of course,her massive debut single "Got To Be Real" (1978) was produced by the guys in Toto.

This is why an Unsung episode is needed...so we can see what happened with her career,despite all those great hits.

Those named didn't help her career much... lol Just because you noted in being a producer/ song writer doesn't necessarily mean your talents lends itself with a particular sing or band. Maybe the Disco tag, stunted Lynn's career.

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Reply #50 posted 01/21/17 10:03pm

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getxxxx said:

Fat Joe, ‘90s girl group SWV and soul/funk pioneer James Brown are among the artists comprising the new lineup for TV One’s longest-running show, Unsung. The acclaimed R&B, soul and hip-hop music series will premiere its 10th season on Jan. 4 (8 p.m. ET).

Rounding out Unsung’s forthcoming slate will be episodes profiling fellow artists Jon B., Lenny Williams, Case, Dave Hollister and After 7. The series is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams.

[Edited 12/7/16 12:31pm]

Finally will be nice to hear JON B story. He has been in the game for a good 21 years and still is making music to this day. Even though it is good, not really anyone is feeling him like that. I am glad his story is about to be told. Couldnt be any happoer.

Jon B. I like his music and his voice. I'll watch that one.

I agree with above post on James Brown....REALLY?

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