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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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Jackie Wilson Part Two

Jackie Wilson Part Two

Jackie Wilson Part Two

Jackie Wilson Part Two

It’s time for Jackie Wilson Part Two, so let’s get started.

Solo stardom

Shortly after Jackie Wilson signed a solo contract with Brunswick, Green suddenly died. Green’s business partner Nat Tarnopol took over as Wilson’s manager (and ultimately rose to president of Brunswick). Wilson’s first single was released, “Reet Petite” (from his first album He’s So Fine), which became a modest R&B success (many years later, an international smash hit). “Reet Petite” was written by Berry Gordy Jr. (another former boxer who was a native son of Detroit), in which co-wrote “Reet Petite” with partner Roquel “Billy” Davis (often referred to as the pseudonym Tyran Carlo) and Gordy’s sister Gwendolyn...

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Pat Boone Part Three

Pat Boone Part Three

Pat Boone Part Three

Pat Boone Part Three

Now, I’m doing Pat Boone Part Three, but later, I’m going to finish another blog, who knows, the next one might get you to return for good. Pat Boone Part Three, will start, where I left off, so enjoy.

Later Work

In 1997, Boone released In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, a collection of heavy metal covers. To promote the album, he appeared at the American Music Awards in black leather. He was then dismissed from Gospel America, a TV show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. After making a special appearance on TBN with the president of the network, Paul Crouch, and his pastor, Jack Hayford, many fans accepted his explanation of the leather outfit being a “parody of himself”. Trinity Broadcasting then reinstated him, and Gospel Amer...

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Billy Paul Part One

Billy Paul Part One

Billy Paul Part One

Billy Paul Part One

In the 1970’s, all I ever heard(over and over),is Me And Mrs. Jones, it wasn’t until I was older, then I understood what it truly meant, and that happened to me. In this blog, Billy Paul Part One, I’m going to type you Billy Paul’s earlier career, and then one of his albums that iTunes has to offer. It’s not complete, because his songs are too long, so if you want the full album, please go to iTunes and buy it, because it’s worth it. Now that the plug is connected to the wall and Beats Pill is on third way, I can hear his full album, and you can hear two songs. Here’s Billy Paul Part One, please enjoy.

Billy Paul

Paul Williams (December 1, 1934 – April 24, 2016), known professionally as Billy Paul, was a Grammy Award-winning American soul si...

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