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David Ruffin Part Two

David Ruffin Part Two

David Ruffin Part Two

I can’t believe I never completed this blog until now, but I’m glad I did, because I have a special album, for this blog, so read David Ruffin Part Two first.

Personal Life

Ruffin was married two times. His first marriage was to Sandra Barnes in 1961, with whom he had three daughters, Cheryl, Nedra and also Kimberly. He also had one son with his long-term girlfriendGenna Sapia, whom he met in 1964. Genna claimed that considering that she really did not know whether David was coming or going (as a result of the well-publicized affair with Motown associate (and also Marvin Gaye duet partner Tammi Terrell), she named the baby David E. Sapia.  Later on, David changed his son‘s name to David Eli Ruffin, Jr. The three liv...

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David Ruffin Part One

David Ruffin Part One

David Ruffin Part One

I been listening to him for years, so I’m glad to have him on my website in my blog, David Ruffin Part One, and I hope you feel the same.

David Ruffin

David Eli Ruffin (born Davis Eli Ruffin, January 18, 1941 June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations (1964 68) during the group‘s Classic Five period as it was later known. He was the lead voice on such famous songs as My Girl andAin’t Too Proud to Beg.

David Ruffin



Background Information



Birth Name

Davis Eli Ruffin


Born

January 18, 1941

Whynot, Mississippi, U.S.

Died

June 1, 1991 (aged 50).

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Genres

R&B Pop Soul Disco Gospel.

Occupation

Singer.

Instrumen...

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Barry Manilow Part One

Barry Manilow Part One

Barry Manilow Part One

In the 1970’s and 1980’s, I wasn’t a fan, but My Sister was and still is a fan. I teased her at first, but some of his songs I liked, and the more I listen, the more I liked. Over the years, I began to be his fan, with a couple of his albums on CD’s and iTunes, which you be hearing on Barry Manilow Part One. Find out what I found out and listen to what I listen on this blog.

Barry Manilow


Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus, June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include Could It Be Magic, Mandy, I Write the Songs Can’t Smile Without You, and Copacabana (At the Copa).

Barry Manilow
Manilow performing live in 2008 at t...

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It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald

It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald

It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald

And It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald “What Are We Fighting For” never leaves my head, and if you have ever heard “I-Feel-Like I‘m Fixin to-Die Rag“, then you know what I mean.

Country Joe McDonald

Joseph Allen Country Joe McDonald (born January 1, 1942) is an American musician who was the lead singer of the 1960s psychedelic rock group Country Joe and theFish.
Country Joe McDonald

It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald


McDonald performing at Parr Meadows 1979



Background Information


Birth Name

Joseph Allen McDonald

Also Known As

Country Joe

Born

January 1, 1942 (age 77).

Washington, D.C.

Genres

Alternative country, country, bluegrass, country rock, folk, psychedelic rock,acid rock.

Occupations

Musician, polit...

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Talented Jimmy Soul

Talented Jimmy Soul

Talented Jimmy Soul

If You Wanna Be Happy“, then read Talented Jimmy Soul, and listen to his album. 

Jimmy Soul (August 24, 1942 June 25, 1988) was an American vocalist. He is best remembered for his 1963 number one hit, If You Wanna Be Happy.

Jimmy Soul

Jimmy soul.jpg

Background Information



Birth Name

James Louis McCleese

Born

August 24, 1942
Weldon, North Carolina, United States

Died

June 25, 1988 (aged 45).
Spring Valley, New York, United States.

Genres

Pop, soul.

Occupations

Singer.


Background

Born James Louis McCleese in Weldon, North Carolina, he became a preacher at the age of seven and performed gospel music as a teenager. He acquired his performing name, Soul, from his congregation.
Soul took to the road and toured the southern United State...

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Bobby Vee Part One

Bobby Vee Part One

Bobby Vee Part One

I’m in a new year, but Bobby Vee Part One, is worth doing. I have heard “Rubber Ball” all my life, so I’m happy to have him here on my website. 


Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 October 24, 2016), known professionally as Bobby Vee, was an American singer, songwriter and musician who was a teen idol in the early 1960s and also appeared in films. According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20. He had six gold singles in his career.


Bobby Vee

Bobby Vee Part One



Vee in 1962


Background Information



Birth Name

Robert Thomas Velline

Born

April 30, 1943

Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.

Died

October 24, 2016 (aged 73).

Rogers, Minnesota, U.S.

Genres

Pop rock and roll soft rock.

Occu...

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Talented Bobby Patterson

Talented Bobby Patterson

Talented Bobby Patterson

Bobby Patterson (born March 13, 1944, Dallas, Texas, United States) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

Patterson produced records for Fontella Bass, Chuck Jackson, Ted Taylor, ShayHoliday, Roscoe Robinson, The Montclairs, Tommie Young, and Little Johnny TaylorAlbert King recorded the song That‘s What the Blues is All About,

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Happy Birthday Mick Jagger

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger, You’ll always be my favorite Rolling Stones member, which is my second favorite band (the first is naturally The Beatles). I got a lot of “Satisfaction” from listening to your songs, and I know that “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, but I wish The Rolling Stones would come here, and do a Rock concert. However with “Mother’s Little Helper”, I know you can think about it. “I’m So Hot For You (And Your So Cold)”, for coming over, with your band, that I’ll be waiting for your answer.

“Some Girls” will be here and “Some Girls” will be “Brown Sugar”, but all would say “I Want To Be Your Wo(Man)” (please have a heart, I’m not going to type “I Want To Be Your Man” for I’m straight...

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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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