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Gee Whiz Carla Thomas

Gee Whiz Carla Thomas

Gee Whiz Carla Thomas

My new blog is calling Gee Whiz Carla Thomas, and it’s all about her and her music.

Carla Thomas


Carla Venita Thomas (born December 21, 1942) is an American singer, who is oftenreferred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul. She is the daughter of Rufus Thomas

Carla Thomas.

Carla Thomas c. 1960s

Background information

Birth name

Carla Venita Thomas

Born

December 21, 1942 (age 76).

Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Genres.

Memphis soul Southern soul soul.

Occupation.

Vocalist.

Instruments.

Vocals.

Years active.

1960 present.

Labels.

Stax.

Associated acts.

Rufus Thomas Otis Redding.

Biography

Childhood

Thomas was born and raised in the Foote Homes Projects in Memphis, Tennessee.Along with her siblings, Marvell and Vaneese, she was one o...

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Happy Birthday Little Eva

Happy Birthday Little Eva

Happy Birthday Little Eva

Happy Birthday Little Eva, and I hope you are remembered. For her hit song “Locomotive”, hasn’t left my head and mind, since I first heard it. For the few (four, or more) that never heard of it, and said we weren’t born then...

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Happy Birthday Ray Davis

Happy Birthday Ray Davis

Happy Birthday Ray Davis

Wow another birthday this month and the month isn’t over, and I’m glad it’s not. You may not know of The Kinks, but I grew up with them. for their songs are great, and timeless. Songs like “You Really Got Me”, “Low Budget”, “Around The Dial”, “Father Christmas” (I’ll be playing that, for Christmas), “Sunny Afternoon”, “Tired of Waiting for You”, “Waterloo Sunset”, “All Day and All Night” and let’s not forget “Lola”, their biggest hit to date. The Kinks may not be part of the 1960’s movement, but that’s because of them being banned from The USA. The Musicians Unions , stopped them from coming over to the USA, which I think was political...

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Roy Ayers Part One

Roy Ayers Part One

Roy Ayers Part One

I been a fan ever since I saw Coffy, so that’s why I’m doing Roy Ayers Part One.

Roy Ayers (born September 10, 1940) is an American funk, soul, and jazz composervibraphone player, and music producer. Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure at Polydor Records beginning in the 1970s, during which he helped pioneer jazz-funk. He is a key figure in the acid jazz movement, and has been dubbed The Godfather of Neo Soul. He is best known for his compositions Everybody Loves The Sunshine, Searchin and Running Away. and at one time was said to have more sampled hits by rappers than any other artist.

Roy Ayers

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Roy Ayers Part One

Ayers performing in Perth (201...

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Happy Birthday Tom Jones

Happy Birthday Tom Jones

Happy Birthday Tom Jones

Happy Birthday Tom Jones, for you were born June 7, 1940, which makes you79 years old today. The first time, I heard him, was in 1971, were I was ten, and I thought he was Snoopy Sales. I was still a Bobby Sherman fan, but I like the cover of his album, so I bought, and still have it. The vinyl album is called It’s Not Unusual, but today, I found the British version is called Along Came Jones (which is also a name of a song, but he never sang it). I have never done this before, but since I’m carried away with this album, I’m first going to type about it and then you can hear Along Came Jones (the album and not the song), because It‘s Not Unusual (the album with the song, of the same name), isn’t in The iTunes Store (obviously a oversight).

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Al Jarreau Part Two

Al Jarreau Part Two

Al Jarreau Part Two

Al Jarreau Part Two

I’m doing Al Jarreau Part Two, which I promise while I did Part One, I hope you enjoy it.

Personal life


Jarreau was married twice. Jarreau and Phyllis Hall were married from 1964 untiltheir divorce in 1968. Jarreau‘s second wife was model Susan Elaine Player, whowas fourteen years his junior. They were married from 1977 until his death in 2017and had a son. In 2009, children‘s author Carmen Rubin published the story AshtiMeets Birdman Al, inspired by Jarreau‘s music. He wrote the foreword for the bookand read from it across the world. Al and Carmen worked together to promoteliteracy and the importance of keeping music alive in children.


Illness And Death


It was reported on July 23, 2010, that Jarreau was critically ill at a hospital inFrance,

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Dionne Warwick Part Two

Dionne Warwick Part Two

Dionne Warwick Part Two

Dionne Warwick Part Two

Today, I’m doing Dionne Warwick Part Two, and I’m glad I did.

Bankruptcy

Warwick declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy in New Jersey on March 21, 2013. Due tothe reported mismanagement of her business affairs, she lists liabilities thatinclude nearly $7 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service for the years 1991to 1999 and more than $3 million in business taxes owed to the state ofCalifornia. Unable to work out an agreement with tax officials, she and her attorney decided that declaring bankruptcy would be the best course of action.

Relations

Warwick‘s sister Dee Dee Warwick also had a successful singing career, scoring several notable R&B hits, including the original version of I‘m Gonna Make YouLove Me and I Want To Be With

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Dee Dee Warwick Part One

Dee Dee Warwick Part One

I’m doing a dynasty of a very gifted family, for no other family has that much talent than Warwick and Houston.Dee Dee Warwick Part One, will be the start of another blog coming up next week.

Delia Juanita Warrick (September 25, 1942 – October 18, 2008), known as Dee Dee Warwick, was an American soul singer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she was the sister of Dionne Warwick, the niece of Cissy Houston, and the first cousin of Whitney Houston. She died in Essex County, New Jersey, at 66 years of age.

Dee Dee Warwick

Dee Dee Warwick Part One

Dee Dee Warwick Part One

Background Information

Birth Name Delia Juanita Warrick

Born September 25, 1942

Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Died October 18, 2008( aged 66).
Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.

Genres .

Soul.
R&B.
Occupation Singer.

Ye...

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Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis in 1966

Background details Birth name Barbara Ann Lewis Born February 9, 1943(age76) Salem , Michigan, United States

Genres R&B/ Soul

Occupations Singer, songwriter

Labels Atlantic Barbara Ann Lewis (birthed February 9, 1943)is an American vocalist and also songwriter whose smooth design affected rhythm as well as blues.

Lewis was birthed in Salem(Salem Township is a basic legislation municipality of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan, situated northeast of Ann Arbor). She was composing and also tape-recording by her teenagers with document manufacturer Ollie McLaughlin, a black DJ at Ann Arbor radio terminal WHRV, currently WAAM. Lewis’initial solitary launch in 1962, the uptempo”My

Heart Went Do Dat Da,...

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Ann-Margret Part One

Ann-Margret Part One

I’m now doing Ann-Margret Part One, and It’s been awhile, since I last since I seen her in the public eye, but I still listen to her albums and watch her films, and now I can see her everyday on my website, with more than one part.

Ann-Margret Part One

Ann-Margret Part One

Ann-Margret Ann-Margret in 1997

Born Ann-Margret Olsson April 28, 1941 (age 77)Valsjöbyn, Sweden Occupation Actress, vocalist, professional dancer

Years energetic 1961– existing

Spouse Roger Smith(m. 1967; passed away 2017) Website www. ann-margret. com Ann-MargretOlsson (birthed April 28, 1941), well-known just as Ann-Margret, is a Swedish-American starlet, vocalist, and also professional dancer. As a starlet, Ann-Margret is best understood for her functions in Bye Bye Birdie (1963 ), Viva Las Vegas (1964 ), The C...

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