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 1991 Specialty Release, "Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers"
1991 Specialty Release, "Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers"
Just 45 years later, we were morning the passing of the "King Of Pop" and one of his early admirers, Michael Jackson, but back in 1964 the 音乐 was stunned 由 the untimely passing of soul pioneer, Sam Cooke. Located at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in South Los Angeles, he was brutally murdered in a bizarre incident at the Hacienda Hotel on Friday, December 11, 1964. However, those who knew were inquiring why did he have to, which stills vexes them to this day. Sam Cooke, who had one of the greatest voices in 音乐 history; as well, as an astute businessman, who also paved the for other black...
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Whenever I classic hits such as "Respect", "Chain Of Fools" and "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I 爱情 You), I think of the "Queen Of Soul" herself, Aretha Franklin. Though it's been nearly 50 years since she hit the airwaves with her #1 hit "Respect", she's still on 最佳, 返回页首 of her game in the 音乐 industry. I've been a huge 粉丝 of hers for a longtime ever since I was a young girl. Almost every song she's recorded over years tells a story of life; in addition, to her upbringing and two failed marriages that made he the person that she is today. Being the of ,renowned minister, C.L. Franklin Aretha...
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 1967 Monterey Pop Festival
1967 Monterey Pop Festival
Co-written with Steve Cropper, "Dock Of The Bay", was a postumous #1 hit on the BILLBOARD Pop charts, just one following his untimely passing on December 10, 1967. En route another engagement in Madison, Wisconsin, and due to severe weather conditions, Otis Redding alongside his backing band, the Bar-Kays, and personal pilot, Richard Fraser, were killed when their plane plunged 40ft in icy the waters of Lake Monona. Their last public appearance was a live performance on the 电视 series, "Upbeat", just prior to their untimely passing. The Bar-Kays, who had major hit with the R&B instrumental,...
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 The Apollo Theatre
The Apollo Theatre
Alongside the Regal Theatre in Chicago, the Apollo Theatre was the mecca for up-and-coming black entertainers. Located at 253 West 125th 街, 街道 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Frederick Douglas Boulevard in Harlem, the Apollo has been the mecca in black entertainment for nearly 70 years. The Apollo Theater opened its doors to the black community on January 16, 1934; in addition, to showcasing up-and-coming talent among black entertainers such as the Jackson 5, Ella Fiztgerald, Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson. This historical theatre has practically launched the careers of these legendary black entertainers;...
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 Visiting With Johnnie Cochran Back In 1995
Visiting With Johnnie Cochran Back In 1995
As stated in the 1964 hit song, (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie's 爱情 affair went down in history. Strange as it may seem, Michael and Lisa Marie really other very much, but somewhere down the line things just didn't work out between them. On May 26, 1994, Michael and Lisa were married in the Dominican Republic, but kept it a secret for a couple months until it was the right time to inform the media.

Nineteen years prior to the marriage, Michael and Lisa Marie first met back in 1974. As stated 由 Michael in their joint interview with Diane Sawyer, Lisa Marie used...
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 Co-Produced 由 Babyface
Co-Produced By Babyface
Some may have considered him overrated, but Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has been in the 音乐 for quite a long time. Having written and produced many hits for various recording artists, he's made quite a name for himself in the 音乐 industry. Alongside L. A. Reid and fellow collaborator, Darryl Simmons, they've also written and produced for others such as Whitney Houston , Sheena Easton, Toni Braxton and Whispers.

The multi-faceted entertainer has received tons of awards and other forms of recognition for his work in the entertainment industry. As an actor, he made his 表演 debut as singer...
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 1974 Appearance On "Soul Train"
1974 Appearance On "Soul Train"
Having recorded 110 albums, selling 350 million albums worldwide; in addition, to receiving numerous 金牌 and platinum records, legendary singer, Johnny Mathis, definitely deserves an honorable mention in this club. Alongside Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson also considered him another one of his early vocal influences, so he patterned his vocal stylings after these two legendary singers. As stated in an interview in regards to his 1974 appearance on "Soul Train", Johnny wanted to touch base with the younger black listeners 由 way of making the successful transition in the foray of R&B and soul...
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 "Soul Train"
"Soul Train"
As stated 由 one of the commentators, "Soul Train"" was considered a black version of "American Bandstand", the African-American counterpart. Don Cornelius, the creator, producer and host of the iconic musical variety show, who passed on last year, left an extensive musical legacy just like his counterpart Dick Clark. I have so many memories of "Soul Train" I just don't where to start. "Soul Train" had paved the way for black recording artists such as the Jackson 5, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, legendary singer, Johnny Mathis, have all gained national exposure as featured performers...
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 1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
Released in 1977, "Roots Of Soul", was one of my 最喜爱的 classic recordings, which featured some of my 最喜爱的 singers ranging from Sam Cooke to Wilson Picket. I first heard the 2-volume 8-track set after my family sent for it, 由 of 电视 advertisement. My parents used to play those 8-track cassettes almost everyday of the week and I would enjoy listening to them. I wish it was re-issued on a C.D., so I can listen to it again. This classic recording contains songs from all the original artists as mentioned on the album, and I just happend to think about it. Being a 粉丝 of old R&B music, and I can hear what they're what; in addition, to listening to them sing. This classic recording is so hard to find, and only way to obtain a copy of it is on Ebay. I 爱情 this classic recording, and if I had a copy of it,, I would be listening to it to this day.

In my opinion, this the best classic recording of all time; in addition, to not being able to find and make C.D. out of it.
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 1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
迈克尔·杰克逊
Michael Jackson
 Joe Tex
Joe Tex
 The Temptations
The Temptations
珍妮·杰克逊
Janet Jackson
 Mary Wells
Mary Wells
 Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass
 Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
 Lisa Stansfield
Lisa Stansfield
 Betty Everett
Betty Everett
 Mickey and Sylvia
Mickey and Sylvia
 射线, 雷 Parker, Jr.
Ray Parker, Jr.
 Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway
克里斯蒂娜·阿奎莱拉
Christina Aguilera
艾丽西亚·凯斯
Alicia Keys
 Fats Domino
Fats Domino
 Otis Redding
Otis Redding
 Billy Stewart
Billy Stewart
 Corrine Bailey Rae
Corrine Bailey Rae
 Stephanie Mills
Stephanie Mills
阿黛尔
Adele
 Al Wilson
Al Wilson
 Maurice Williams
Maurice Williams
 Vanessa Willams
Vanessa Willams
 1968 Motown Release, "You're All I Need"
1968 Motown Release, "You're All I Need"
Between 1967-69, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell had successful string of hits as duet partners on the Motown roster. Although Marvin has recorded duets with Mary Wells and Kim Weston, he gained 更多 exposure when he teamed up with newcomer, Tammi Terrell, as his duet partner. Sadly their musical partnership ended when she passed on in 1970 due to a brain tumor when she was just 24 years old.

When I hear classic duets such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "If This World Were Mine", "You Precious Love" and "You're All I Need (To Get By)", those were some of the greatest duets in Motown history....
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Michael Jackson
If was ever was an R&B Heaven, 你 know there is going to be some good 音乐 playing up there as the they reunite for a good old 果酱 session. I can see Michael Jackson reunited with his longtime idols, James Brown and Jackie Wilson comparing some of their famous dance moves; in addition, to 展示 Sam Cooke how to do dance and his famous Moonwalk, which made him an overnight sensation in the early-80's. I miss these classic old school R&B singers for the reasons they all passed on, and I can understand what they were saying in their songs.

It would be nice to see them in up in R&B...
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Michael was nearly disfellowshipped from the Jehovah's Witness over the "Thriller" video back in 1983.
Attended Princess Diana's memorial service back in 1997.
Michael had drive to succeed.
Like Barry Manilow and Sam Cooke, Michael wrote the songs that made the whole world.
"You Are Not Alone", written 由 R. Kelly, went to #1 on the "BILLBOARD" Pop charts back in 1995.
Celebrated his "21st" birthday at Studio 54 in New York City back in 1979.
Attended Maurice Gibb's memorial service back in 2003.
Michael was a 粉丝 of British entertainers, Benny 爬坡道, 小山 and Charlie Chaplin.
Michael's version of "Smile"...
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 1976 Release, Songs In The Key Of Life
1976 Release, Songs In The Key Of Life
Written 由 Stevie Wonder

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

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

For you
There might be a 星, 星级
But through my eyes the light of 你 is all I see

For you
There might be another song
But all my 心 can hear is your melody

So long 以前 my 心 without demanding
Informed me that no other 爱情 could do
But listen did I not though understanding
Fell in 爱情 with one
Who would break my 心 in two

For you
Love might bring a 烤面包, 吐司 of wine
But with each sparkle know the best for 你 I pray

For you
Love might be for 你 to find
But I will celebrate our love...
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 1994 Release, Songs
1994 Release, Songs
Written 由 J. Peter And A. Poree

I'm an ever rolling wheel
Without a destination real
And I'm an ever spinnin' top
Whirling around 'til I drop

Oh, but what am I to do
My mind is in a whirlpool
Give me a little hope
One small thing to cling to

你 got me going in circles
Oh, around and around I go
Going around in circles
Oh, around and around I go
I'm strung out over you,
Over you

I'm a faceless clock
With timeless hopes that never stops... Never, Never
When I feel that way
你 know my soul's at stake

Oh, but what am I to do
My mind is in a whirlpool
Give me a little hope
One small thing to cling to

你 got me going in circles
Oh, around and around I go
Going in circles
Oh, around and around I go

I'm strung out over you
(I need 你 baby)
Ugh, I need
(I need 你 baby)
Call me
(I need 你 baby)
I need, baby, my baby, my baby, my baby, my girl
 Performed 由 Luther Vandross
Performed By Luther Vandross
 First Performed 由 老友记 Of Distinction
First Performed By Friends Of Distinction
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Written 由 Stevie Wonder

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

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

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

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

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

When 你 believe in things that 你 don't understand,
Then 你 suffer,
Superstition ain't the way, no, no, no.
 Superstition On 45 RPM
Superstition On 45 RPM
 1973 Appearance On Sesame 街, 街道
1973 Appearance On Sesame Street
 Stevie Talking With Grovet
Stevie Talking With Grovet
 Live Performance Of The Song On Soul Train
Live Performance Of The Song On Soul Train
 1973 Appearance On Soul Train
1973 Appearance On Soul Train
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Written 由 松鸦, 杰伊, 杰伊 · Grayson, Tom Canning And AL Jarreau

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

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

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

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

Fasten the pin-loosen the pin
Pull for me

Breakin' away, your 爱情 has
opened eyes that couldn't see
Breakin' away, your beacon in the
night discovered me
 1981 Release, Breakin' Away
1981 Release, Breakin' Away
 Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
When I hear old school R&B singers like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, and I've come to the conclusion that classic R&B 音乐 is long-forgotten, and the singers I listen to today just don't hold a candle to the old school singers from way back. Ne-Yo, Mariah Carey, Chrisette Michelle, K-Jon and the rest of the R&B singers we hear on the radio today are all right, but nothing compares to old classic R&B 音乐 from way back. Those are the kind of singers I like to this 日 especially Michael Jackson.

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Having read a biography pertaining to Michael Jackson, I surprised to learn that he had patterned his vocal stylings after early musical influence and R&B legend, Sam Cooke. Alongside Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke is another one of my 最喜爱的 old-school R&B singers; as well,as astute businessman like Michael. Sam Cooke came on the scene in the early-'50's as lead vocalist of the gospel group, The Soul Stirrers, and one of the most the greatest voiced in the history of Rock and Roll. As lead singer, Sam has recorded numerous classic gospel recordings, which he wrote 或者 co-wrote, such as...
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 1993 Grammy Awards
1993 Grammy Awards
Having come from a successful showbiz family, Michael and Janet Jackson were of the most successful siblings in the entertainment industry; in addition, to being the first black entertainers to have a successful variety 显示 on network 电视 during the mid-70's. As stated 由 Michael in an interview, Janet would pattern some of his famous showbiz choreography, and incorporated them in some of her live performances. The were so close Michael once referred to Janet as his twin sister, and one of biggest allies alongside their other family members. The main reason why they were so successful...
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 First Recorded 由 The Moments In 1970
First Recorded By The Moments In 1970
Written 由 Sylvia Robinson And Burt Keyes

I found 爱情 on a two way street
And 迷失 it in a lonely highway
Love in a two way street
And 迷失 it on a lonely highway

True 爱情 will never die
So I've been told, but now I must cry
It is finally goodbye, I know

With 音乐 softly playing
His lips were gently saying
I 爱情 you

He held me in desperation
I thought it was a revelation
And then he walked out

How could I be so blind
To give up 爱情 the very first time
To be fooled is a hurting pain
To be loved and fooled
Is a crying shame
While I 熊 the blame
As he laughs my name

With 音乐 softly playing
His lips were gently...
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