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Life Times Of Tina Turner Part Nine

Life Times Of Tina Turner Part Nine

Life Times Of Tina Turner Part Nine

Life Times Of Tina Turner Part Nine, only a pause until I find more of her, and when I do, you’ll be in for a treat.

Awards, Nominations, and Accolades



Turner is noted for her swagger, sensuality, gravelly vocals and unstoppable energy,  along with her career longevity and trademark legs. Author Kurt Loder has asserted that Turner‘s voice combined the emotional force of the great blues singers with a sheer, wallpaper-peeling power that seemedmade to order for the age of amplification. According to The Guardian:

Turner merged sound and movement at a critical turning point in rock history,navigating and reflecting back the technological innovations of a new pop-musicera in the 60s and 70s. She catapulted h...

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Billy Paul Part Nine

Billy Paul Part Nine

Billy Paul Part Nine

Now that I’.m doing Billy Paul Part Nine, It’s almost like. typing farewell to him, because this is the last one, that I’ll be doing for awhile. I may finish with his biography, but he will never leave my website and my thoughts.

Feature Film

In 2009, the biographical feature film Am I Black Enough for You?, directed bySwedish director Göran Hugo Olsson was released. Awarding the film threestars, Uncut magazine said Olsson modelled his film on Let‘s Get Lost, BruceWeber‘s 1989 portrait of Chet Baker, saying: Paul is certainly no fallen demi-genius to set alongside Baker, but he proves an engaging, articulate subject, witha story that stretches back to playing alongside Charlie Parker, and peppered withthe usual racial prejudice. His career

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Billy Paul Part Eight

Billy Paul Part Eight

Billy Paul Part Eight

I still have blogs from what I have before I got into 1946, and this one called Billy Paul Part Eight, is one of them.

“Me and Mrs. Jones” lawsuits

Billy Paul Part Eight

Olympic athlete Marion Jones was featured in the Niketelevision commercial thatused Billy Paul‘s Me and Mrs. Jones song without his consent.

In 2000, Nike began airing a commercial featuring track and field star MarionJones the face of Team USA for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The campaign,entitled Mrs. Jones, depicted the athlete as a half-hidden DJ talking aboutissues such as education and better pay for female athletes. The ad also featuredPaul‘s studio recording of Me and Mrs. Jones. Paul saw the commercial and contacted an attorney who filed suit in a federal dis...

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The Talented Rod Stewart Part Nine

The Talented Rod Stewart Part Nine

The Talented Rod Stewart Part Nine

What do you think of my blog, The Talented Rod Stewart Part Nine, isn’t it the best of him that I have done?

Personal life

In May 2000, Stewart was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, for which he underwentsurgery in the same month. It had been previously reported he suffered from abenign vocal cord nodule. Besides being a major health scare, the resultingsurgery also threatened his voice, and he had to re-learn how to sing. Since thenhe has been active in raising funds for The City of Hope Foundation charity to find cures for all forms of cancer, especially those affecting children.
Before returning to the UK, Stewart played for his LA Exiles team made up ofmostly English expatriates plus a few celebrities, including Billy

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Billy Paul Part Seven

Billy Paul Part Seven

Billy Paul Part Seven

I hope you didn’t think I would not do a blog called Billy Paul Part Seven, today, because I”m doing one now.

Post-PIR studio recordings

Paul made two studio albums in the 1980s. The first Lately was released in 1985 and was a dramatic musical departure from the lush Philadelphia Soul of his previous efforts. Recorded for Lonnie Simmons Total Experience Records, the album‘s synthesizer and keyboard-driven tracks (typical of music production at the time) were closer to Simmons work with the Gap Band and Yarbrough and Peoples than they were to Paul‘s 70‘s orchestrated wall of sound. The album‘s title track,a ballad, was released as a single in the U.K. but did not chart. The follow-upsingle a slow jam called Sexual Therapy fared better c...

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The Talented Rod Stewart Part Eight

The Talented Rod Stewart Part Eight

The Talented Rod Stewart Part Eight

Here’s my new blog entitled The Talented Rod Stewart Part Eight, and this one is when he was in The 2010’s, which we are in.

2011–2012: Christmas album and autobiography


Performing in Hamburg in September 2013
In 2011, Stewart performed with Stevie Nicks on their Heart & Soul Tour. Startingon 20 March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the tour visited arena concerts in NorthAmerica with performances in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Philadelphia,Chicago, Detroit, Tampa and Montreal, among others.
Stewart headlined the Sunday show at the 2011 Hard Rock Calling Festival on 26June in London‘s Hyde Park. Stewart signed on to a two-year residency at theColosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, commencing on 24 August. Perfor...

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Billy Paul Part Six

Billy Paul Part Six

Billy Paul Part Six

Surprising, that Billy Paul Part Six, was hard to do, and it took awhile to complete it. As such, here it is, a blog that I almost had to wait until next week to do.

Billy Paul paid homage to fallen civil rights leaders including Martin LutherKing, Jr. and Malcolm X in his version of Paul McCartney‘s 1976 hit Let ‘Em In.

Surprisingly, the controversy only escalated with the release of Paul‘s next album Let ‘Em In in late 1976. The title track was a funky soul version of Paul McCartney‘s # 3 U.S. hit from earlier that summer. While McCartney‘s version was heavy on personal references and comparatively light on political figures, Billy Paul‘s version turned the formula on its head to become a kind of civil rights anthem albeit one with a pers...

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Herbie Hancock Part Six

Herbie Hancock Part Six

I’m now listening to my favorite jazz performer, as I’m doing Herbie Hancock Part Six. I’m completing the last in this series. Come back to my website for I may do some more soon.

2010 to present


Hancock in Warsaw, Poland, November 29, 2010, with his Imagine Project
In June 2010 Hancock released The Imagine Project.
On June 5, 2010 he received an Alumni Award from his alma mater, Grinnell College.On July 22, 2011, at a ceremony in Paris, he was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadorfor the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue. In 2013 Hancock joined the Universityof California, Los Angeles faculty as a professor in the UCLA music departmentwhere he will teach jazz music.
Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater giving a master class to musicians inRabat, Morocco
On Dece...

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Herbie Hancock Part Five

Herbie Hancock Part Five

Herbie Hancock Part Five

yes, I’m doing Herbie Hancock Part Five, right now, and  I’m hoping to do another one this week. I don’t forget my favorites, it’s that I have so many to chose from, and more on the way.

1990s to 2000


Hancock live in concert
After a break following his leaving of Columbia, Hancock, together with Carter,Williams, Shorter, and Davis admirer Wallace Roney, recorded A Tribute to Miles,which was released in 1994. The album contained two live recordings and studiorecording songs, with Roney playing Davis‘s part as trumpet player. The album wona Grammy for best group album. Hancock also toured with Jack DeJohnette, DaveHolland and Pat Metheny in 1990 on their Parallel Realities tour, which included aperformance at the Montreux Jazz Festival i...

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The Talented Brian Jones Part Five

The Talented Brian Jones Part Five

The Talented Brian Jones Part Five

The Talented Brian Jones Part Five

It’s been awhile, but I didn’t forget him. I been updating my blogs and I find that I never got around to finishing his bio, so in The Talented Brian Jones Part Five, I’m continuing what I started.

Songwriting credit scores

Uncertain as well as troubled as an author, Jones was not a respected songwriter. The 30-second “Rice Krispies” jingle for Kellogg’s, co-written with the J. Walter Thompson ad agency in 1963 as well as done by The Rolling Stones incognito was attributed to Jones; this did not agree with the remainder of the band, that felt it was a team initiative as well as all ought to profit similarly...

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