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Billy Paul Part Four

Billy Paul Part Four

“Am I Black Enough” dispute Yet Paul’s large success was brief. The follow-up solitary–” Am I Black Enough for You?”– fell short to get to the elevations of “Mrs. Jones”, with the track’s Black Power political message verifying way too much for mainstream radio’s preference. There was as well as remains to be much debate bordering the selection to launch this track as the follow-up to a cross-over blockbuster.

In a 1977 meeting, Paul made simple that he opposed the option initially:

I assume though that a great deal of errors were made at the time. The greatest one was launching ‘Am I Black Enough For You’ directly after ‘Mrs. Jones’. Individuals weren’t all set for that sort of a track after the pop success of ‘Mrs. Jones’...

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Billy Paul Part Three

Billy Paul Part Three

Billy Paul Part Three

Billy Paul Part Three

I’m back, but I’m still editing, and I have a new look for Billy Paul Part Three.

Neptune as well as Wager launches

Paul as well as his spouse and also supervisor Blanche Williams remained in the procedure of tape-recording his launching cd when they fulfilled Kenny Wager. Paul remembered:

Billy Paul pointed out the Beatles as the vital impact on his music development from jazz to various other music styles.

I was vocal singing in a jazz club called the Sahara. He had a document store on South St & & Philly– best round the edge as well as I was singing with a triad at the Sahara club on Friday, Saturday, and also Sunday. He came by as well as stated ‘I am beginning a document firm and also I wish to authorize you...

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Willie Nelson Part Eight

Willie Nelson Part Eight

Willie Nelson Part Eight

Willie Nelson Part Eight

I’m back with Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson Part Eight was almost done before I took my vacation from my website, but I needed that break. Now I’ll be more active on my website, from now on. Willie Nelson Part Eight, is the first to show my new change for my website, and I’m glad it’s for Willie Nelson to start with everything.

Activism

Nelson is energetic in a variety of concerns. In Addition To Neil Young as well as John Mellencamp, he established Farm Aid in 1985 to help and also raise recognition of the significance of household ranches, after Bob Dylan’s remarks throughout the Live Aid show that he wished a few of the cash would certainly aid American farmers at risk of shedding their ranches with home loan financial debt...

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Jackie Wilson Part Five

Jackie Wilson Part Five

Jackie Wilson Part Five

Jackie Wilson Part Five

In Jackie Wilson Part Five, I found tidbits and trivial information for you, plus a  new album, which I already downloaded, to my website, which meant I had to use it before the milk gets spoiled(joke).

  • In the VH-1 5-part television special, Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America, fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Smokey Robinson and Bobby Womack both paid tribute to Wilson. Smokey explained that “Jackie Wilson was the most dynamic singer and performer that I think I’ve ever seen. Bobby added “He was the real Elvis Presley, as far as I’m concerned…and Elvis took a lot from him too.”
  • In his autobiography To Be Loved (named for one of the hit tunes he wrote for Wilson) Motown founder Berry Gordy stated that Wils...
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Jackie Wilson Part Four

Jackie Wilson Part Four

Jackie Wilson Part Four

Jackie Wilson Part Four

I just bought another album for this blog and I have to type you, that it’s great, and well worth it. Now let’s get into Jackie Wilson Part Four, so you can hear his album, an wait for the final one in this series.

Death

According to Larry Geller, who visited Wilson backstage in Las Vegas with Elvis Presley, the singer had a habit of taking a handful of salt tablets and drinking large amounts of water before each performance, to create profuse sweating. Wilson told Elvis Presley, “The chicks love it.” A side effect would have been hypertension.

On September 29, 1975, Jackie Wilson was one of the featured acts in Dick Clark’s Good Ol’ Rock and Roll Revue, hosted by the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey...

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Willie Nelson Part Seven

Willie Nelson Part Seven

Willie Nelson Part Seven

Willie Nelson Part Seven

I knows been awhile, since the last Willie Nelson blog, but now I’m doing more people, and I’m updating my older blogs, and it’s taking longer, than I thought. In Willie Nelson Part Seven, I’ll be typing about Willie Nelson’s music style and his guitar, I just hope you can find time to listen to my new Willie Nelson’s album, when you are finish.

Music style

Nelson uses a variety of music styles to create his own distinctive blend of country music, a hybrid of jazz, pop, blues, rock and folk...

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Jackie Wilson Part Three

Jackie Wilson Part Three

Jackie Wilson Part Three

Jackie Wilson Part Three

I been looking forward to doing Jackie Wilson Part Three, ever since I completed Part Two. I have an album of Jackie Wilson, that not even I have heard from iTunes yet, but I will, just as soon I complete this blog called, Jackie Wilson Part Three, Let me know how you think of it.

Personal life

Wilson’s personal life was laced with tragedy. In 1960 in New Orleans, he was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer when fans tried to climb on stage. He assaulted a policeman who had shoved one of the fans. Wilson had a reputation for being short-tempered. Patti LaBelle accused Wilson of sexually assaulting her at a theater in Brooklyn.

On February 15, 1961, in Manhattan, Wilson was injured in a shooting...

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Pat Boone Part Four

Pat Boone Part Four

Pat Boone Part Four

Pat Boone Part Four

This’ll be the last of Pat Boone, for awhile, but I will bring him back,but first, let’s read and hear Pat Boone Part Four, I’m sure you’ll like it, especially around Christmas. Although, you can drop by at your convince, and listen to more albums(I’ll let you know why that’s important to me in a future blog).

Politics

Boone campaigned for Ronald Reagan to become Governor of California in 1966 and 1970, and actively supported Reagan’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1976. He was a vocal supporter of the Vietnam War. In 2006, Boone wrote an article for WorldNetDaily, in which he questioned the patriotism of Democrats and others who were against the president during the Iraq War...

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Billy Paul Part Two

Billy Paul Part Two

Billy Paul Part Two

Billy Paul Part Two

In Billy Paul Part Two, I’m doing something different. If I like what I’m doing, then Billy Paul Part Two will be a start of something new. I’m going to have quotes from my favorite artist, and see how you like it.

Army Years And Resumption Of Professional Career

Billy Paul Part Two

Billy Paul Part Two

Billy Paul served with Elvis Presley and a number of other musicians in post-World War II Germany.

Paul’s career took an unexpected turn when he was drafted into the Armed Services. He recalled:

I went in, in 1957, and I was stationed with Elvis Presley and Gary Crosby – Bing Crosby’s son. We were in Germany and we said we’re going to start a band, so we didn’t have to do any hard work in the service...

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Frankie Valli Part Three

Frankie Valli Part Three

Frankie Valli Part Three

Frankie Valli Part Three

This is all that is left for now, but I won’t stop looking for more. In Frankie Valli Part Three, I’m going to type about his recordings, and here is the list. Of course I have a few, of them. Maybe one day I’ll show you some on my website.

Studio Albums

Many of Valli’s solo recordings recorded before 1975 included the participation of one or more members of The Four Seasons.

Compilations and miscellaneous Four Seasons albums with Frankie Valli “solo” recordings

  • April 1970: Half & Half – Philips PHS 600-341 (five tracks by Frankie Valli; five tracks by The 4 Seasons)
  • May 1972: Chameleon – MoWest MW108L (two tracks by Frankie Valli; seven tracks by The Four Seasons)
  • December 1975: Valli Gold – Private Stock PS 2001
  • April 19...
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