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posted by cherl12345
2010 Release, Love Letter
2010 Release, Love Letter
Written By R. Kelly

Did you get my card?
Did you read my love letter?
Did it touch your heart?
When you read my love letter

Sunny day, smiling face
Spirit filled, heaven praise
Memories in my mind
Reminiscing of the time
Miracles so amazed
So just far away
It makes me ask the question,
babe

Did you get my card?
Did you read my love letter?
Did it touch your heart?
When you read my love letter
(When you read my love letter)

Weekends and birthdays
Celebration holiday
Love mak792nd history
Sweet dreams, butterflies
Holdin' hands, side by side
Best friends, families
Reminds me
Did you get my card
(Did you get my card, girl)...
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1967 Monterey Pop Festival
1967 Monterey Pop Festival
Co-written with Steve Cropper, "Dock Of The Bay", was a postumous #1 hit on the BILLBOARD Pop charts, just one following his untimely passing on December 10, 1967. En route another engagement in Madison, Wisconsin, and due to severe weather conditions, Otis Redding alongside his backing band, the Bar-Kays, and personal pilot, Richard Fraser, were killed when their plane plunged 40ft in icy the waters of Lake Monona. Their last public appearance was a live performance on the television series, "Upbeat", just prior to their untimely passing. The Bar-Kays, who had major hit with the R&B instrumental,...
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1968 Motown Release, "You're All I Need"
1968 Motown Release, "You're All I Need"
Between 1967-69, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell had successful string of hits as duet partners on the Motown roster. Although Marvin has recorded duets with Mary Wells and Kim Weston, he gained more exposure when he teamed up with newcomer, Tammi Terrell, as his duet partner. Sadly their musical partnership ended when she passed on in 1970 due to a brain tumor when she was just 24 years old.

When I hear classic duets such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "If This World Were Mine", "You Precious Love" and "You're All I Need (To Get By)", those were some of the greatest duets in Motown history....
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"Soul Train"
"Soul Train"
As stated by one of the commentators, "Soul Train"" was considered a black version of "American Bandstand", the African-American counterpart. Don Cornelius, the creator, producer and host of the iconic musical variety show, who passed on last year, left an extensive musical legacy just like his counterpart Dick Clark. I have so many memories of "Soul Train" I just don't where to start. "Soul Train" had paved the way for black recording artists such as the Jackson 5, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, legendary singer, Johnny Mathis, have all gained national exposure as featured performers...
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Co-Produced By Babyface
Co-Produced By Babyface
Some may have considered him overrated, but Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has been in the music for quite a long time. Having written and produced many hits for various recording artists, he's made quite a name for himself in the music industry. Alongside L. A. Reid and fellow collaborator, Darryl Simmons, they've also written and produced for others such as Whitney Houston , Sheena Easton, Toni Braxton and Whispers.

The multi-faceted entertainer has received tons of awards and other forms of recognition for his work in the entertainment industry. As an actor, he made his acting debut as singer...
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posted by cherl12345
1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
Released in 1977, "Roots Of Soul", was one of my favorite classic recordings, which featured some of my favorite singers ranging from Sam Cooke to Wilson Picket. I first heard the 2-volume 8-track set after my family sent for it, by of television advertisement. My parents used to play those 8-track cassettes almost everyday of the week and I would enjoy listening to them. I wish it was re-issued on a C.D., so I can listen to it again. This classic recording contains songs from all the original artists as mentioned on the album, and I just happend to think about it. Being a fan of old R&B music, and I can hear what they're what; in addition, to listening to them sing. This classic recording is so hard to find, and only way to obtain a copy of it is on Ebay. I love this classic recording, and if I had a copy of it,, I would be listening to it to this day.

In my opinion, this the best classic recording of all time; in addition, to not being able to find and make C.D. out of it.
Album #2
Album #2
Album #1
Album #1
Album #2
Album #2
Album #3
Album #3
1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
1977 K-Tel 3-LP Release, "Roots Of Soul"
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Joe Tex
Joe Tex
The Temptations
The Temptations
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Mary Wells
Mary Wells
Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Lisa Stansfield
Lisa Stansfield
Betty Everett
Betty Everett
Mickey and Sylvia
Mickey and Sylvia
Ray Parker, Jr.
Ray Parker, Jr.
Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Fats Domino
Fats Domino
Otis Redding
Otis Redding
Billy Stewart
Billy Stewart
Corrine Bailey Rae
Corrine Bailey Rae
Stephanie Mills
Stephanie Mills
Adele
Adele
Al Wilson
Al Wilson
Maurice Williams
Maurice Williams
Vanessa Willams
Vanessa Willams
posted by cherl12345
1994 Release, Songs
1994 Release, Songs
Written By J. Peter And A. Poree

I'm an ever rolling wheel
Without a destination real
And I'm an ever spinnin' top
Whirling around 'til I drop

Oh, but what am I to do
My mind is in a whirlpool
Give me a little hope
One small thing to cling to

You got me going in circles
Oh, around and around I go
Going around in circles
Oh, around and around I go
I'm strung out over you,
Over you

I'm a faceless clock
With timeless hopes that never stops... Never, Never
When I feel that way
You know my soul's at stake

Oh, but what am I to do
My mind is in a whirlpool
Give me a little hope
One small thing to cling to

You got me going in circles
Oh, around and around I go
Going in circles
Oh, around and around I go

I'm strung out over you
(I need you baby)
Ugh, I need
(I need you baby)
Call me
(I need you baby)
I need, baby, my baby, my baby, my baby, my girl
Performed By Luther Vandross
Performed By Luther Vandross
First Performed By Friends Of Distinction
First Performed By Friends Of Distinction
posted by cherl12345
1974 Appearance On "Soul Train"
1974 Appearance On "Soul Train"
Having recorded 110 albums, selling 350 million albums worldwide; in addition, to receiving numerous gold and platinum records, legendary singer, Johnny Mathis, definitely deserves an honorable mention in this club. Alongside Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson also considered him another one of his early vocal influences, so he patterned his vocal stylings after these two legendary singers. As stated in an interview in regards to his 1974 appearance on "Soul Train", Johnny wanted to touch base with the younger black listeners by way of making the successful transition in the foray of R&B and soul...
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posted by cherl12345
Written By Stevie Wonder

Very superstitious, writings on the wall
Very superstitious, ladders 'bout to fall
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass.

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way.

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin' strong,
You don't wanna save me, sad is my song

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way, yeh, yeh.

Very superstitious, nothin' more to say,
Very superstitious, the devil's on his way,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past.

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way, no, no, no.
Superstition On 45 RPM
Superstition On 45 RPM
1973 Appearance On Sesame Street
1973 Appearance On Sesame Street
Stevie Talking With Grovet
Stevie Talking With Grovet
Live Performance Of The Song On Soul Train
Live Performance Of The Song On Soul Train
1973 Appearance On Soul Train
1973 Appearance On Soul Train
posted by cherl12345
1976 Release, Songs In The Key Of Life
1976 Release, Songs In The Key Of Life
Written by Stevie Wonder

La la la la la lalala la
La la la la la lalala la

La la la la la lalala la
La la la la la lalala la

For you
There might be a star
But through my eyes the light of you is all I see

For you
There might be another song
But all my heart can hear is your melody

So long ago my heart without demanding
Informed me that no other love could do
But listen did I not though understanding
Fell in love with one
Who would break my heart in two

For you
Love might bring a toast of wine
But with each sparkle know the best for you I pray

For you
Love might be for you to find
But I will celebrate our love...
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Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Sam Cooke
Aretha Franklin
The Four Tops
Diana Ross
The Jackson 5
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Marvin Gaye
Rick Astley
Barry White
Whitney Houston
New Edition
Etta James
James Brown
Mariah Carey
Johnny Mathis
Deniece Williams
The Deele
Freddie Jackson
Prince
Sheila E.
Bryan McKnight
Stephanie Mills
The Stylistics
Al Wilson
The Isley Brothers
En Vogue
The Three Degrees
The Commodores
Patti LaBelle
Rufus
Chaka Khan
Teddy Pendergras
Janet Jackson
K.C. And The Sunshine Band
George MacCrae
Gwen MacCrae
Jon Secada
Rick James
Corinne Bailey Ray
Roger Troutman And Zapp
Billy Paul
Brenton Wood
The Righteous Brothers
The Emotions
SWV
Nat "King" Cole
Brenda Holloway
Nina Simone
Johnny Bristol
Take 6
Ready For The World
The Time
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
William DeVaughn
William DeVaughn
Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers
Rose Royce
Rose Royce
Al Green
Al Green
The Supremes
The Supremes
Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke
Sly And The Family Stone
Sly And The Family Stone
Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway
Regina Belle
Regina Belle
Sister Sledge
Sister Sledge
Al Green
Al Green
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
Sade
Sade
Arthur Conley
Arthur Conley
Little Anthony And The Imperials
Little Anthony And The Imperials
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
johnny Mathis And Deniece Williams
johnny Mathis And Deniece Williams
Teena Marie
Teena Marie
Diana Ross
Diana Ross
Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill
Johnnie Taylor
Johnnie Taylor
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
Shalamar
Shalamar
Carl Douglas
Carl Douglas
Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
Prince
Prince
Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae
McFadden And Whitehead
McFadden And Whitehead
Minnie Ripperton
Minnie Ripperton
Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
Stephanie Mills
Stephanie Mills
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Corinne Bailey Ray
Corinne Bailey Ray
Rick James
Rick James
Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
Heather Headley
Heather Headley
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Ben E. King
Ben E. King
Rick Astley
Rick Astley
Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
If was ever was an R&B Heaven, you know there is going to be some good music playing up there as the they reunite for a good old jam session. I can see Michael Jackson reunited with his longtime idols, James Brown and Jackie Wilson comparing some of their famous dance moves; in addition, to showing Sam Cooke how to do dance and his famous Moonwalk, which made him an overnight sensation in the early-80's. I miss these classic old school R&B singers for the reasons they all passed on, and I can understand what they were saying in their songs.

It would be nice to see them in up in R&B...
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Visiting With Johnnie Cochran Back In 1995
Visiting With Johnnie Cochran Back In 1995
As stated in the 1964 hit song, (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie's love affair went down in history. Strange as it may seem, Michael and Lisa Marie really other very much, but somewhere down the line things just didn't work out between them. On May 26, 1994, Michael and Lisa were married in the Dominican Republic, but kept it a secret for a couple months until it was the right time to inform the media.

Nineteen years prior to the marriage, Michael and Lisa Marie first met back in 1974. As stated by Michael in their joint interview with Diane Sawyer, Lisa Marie used...
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Michael was barely 6'0"
The Moonwalk has set him apart clearly in a league of his own.
Michael was a fan of French-born composer, DeBussy.
Never the one to kiss and tell when it came to his personal life.
Being huge hits, "Off The Wall" and Thriller helped catapult Michael to superstardom.
"History: Past, Present And Future-Book 1, was considered the best selling double album of all time.
Like his predecessors Nat "King" Cole and Sam Cooke, Michael's distinctive vocal stylings continue to influence a multitude of contemporary artists as stated by biographer, Graham Betts.
Sold over 100,000,000 singles...
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posted by cherl12345
Written By Jay Grayson, Tom Canning And AL Jarreau

Look what you've done for me
You're makin' more fun for me
Troubadour me, destined to be
Set in my ways-stuck in my daze

You were the butterfly, winkin'
at me
Makin' my fires fly
Brought me romance, taught me
to dance-
Makin' me win, makin' me grin,
Schoolin' me

Breakin' away, your love has
open-end eyes that couldn't see
Breakin' away, your beacon in the
night discovered me

Show me some parachutes (Away,
today, sail away)
As long as I'm here, bring me
some climbing boots
Open the door, give me sl
some more

Fasten the pin-loosen the pin
Pull for me

Breakin' away, your love has
opened eyes that couldn't see
Breakin' away, your beacon in the
night discovered me
1981 Release,  Breakin' Away
1981 Release, Breakin' Away
posted by Eternalmike
<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 Michael will always be my favorite male artist of all time

Until the day I die

He has made such an impact on the world

Yet the world had treated him so cold

He went through so much

I wish he didn't have to go through such

Unfortunately like they say,the damage has been done

He is now gone

But he has left us some great,everlasting art

And will forever have a place in my heart
<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
Michael was nearly disfellowshipped from the Jehovah's Witness over the "Thriller" video back in 1983.
Attended Princess Diana's memorial service back in 1997.
Michael had drive to succeed.
Like Barry Manilow and Sam Cooke, Michael wrote the songs that made the whole world.
"You Are Not Alone", written by R. Kelly, went to #1 on the "BILLBOARD" Pop charts back in 1995.
Celebrated his "21st" birthday at Studio 54 in New York City back in 1979.
Attended Maurice Gibb's memorial service back in 2003.
Michael was a fan of British entertainers, Benny Hill and Charlie Chaplin.
Michael's version of "Smile"...
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posted by cherl12345
The Apollo Theatre
The Apollo Theatre
Alongside the Regal Theatre in Chicago, the Apollo Theatre was the mecca for up-and-coming black entertainers. Located at 253 West 125th Street Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Frederick Douglas Boulevard in Harlem, the Apollo has been the mecca in black entertainment for nearly 70 years. The Apollo Theater opened its doors to the black community on January 16, 1934; in addition, to showcasing up-and-coming talent among black entertainers such as the Jackson 5, Ella Fiztgerald, Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson. This historical theatre has practically launched the careers of these legendary black entertainers;...
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1993 Grammy Awards
1993 Grammy Awards
Having come from a successful showbiz family, Michael and Janet Jackson were of the most successful siblings in the entertainment industry; in addition, to being the first black entertainers to have a successful variety show on network television during the mid-70's. As stated by Michael in an interview, Janet would pattern some of his famous showbiz choreography, and incorporated them in some of her live performances. The were so close Michael once referred to Janet as his twin sister, and one of biggest allies alongside their other family members. The main reason why they were so successful...
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1991 Specialty Release, "Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers"
1991 Specialty Release, "Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers"
Just 45 years later, we were morning the passing of the "King Of Pop" and one of his early admirers, Michael Jackson, but back in 1964 the music was stunned by the untimely passing of soul pioneer, Sam Cooke. Located at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in South Los Angeles, he was brutally murdered in a bizarre incident at the Hacienda Hotel on Friday, December 11, 1964. However, those who knew were inquiring why did he have to, which stills vexes them to this day. Sam Cooke, who had one of the greatest voices in music history; as well, as an astute businessman, who also paved the for other black...
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