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Over The Hump Old School Sound Check-Staple Singers

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Happy Thursday and over the hump day! I hope your week has been as amazing as mine! Here’s the first “Sound Check” for the New Year, 2015.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check-Isaac Hayes

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Happy Thursday after hump day! Here’s Isaac Hayes performing Burt Bucharach & Hal David’s “Walk On By” from his landmark “Hot Buttered Soul (1969)” at Music Scene.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Charles Wright

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Happy Thursday! Let your light shine and express yourself today and always!!

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Johnnie Taylor

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Happy Thursday and the first Thursday of my Birthday month! Make it amazing!!

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – The Staple Singers

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Happy Thursday and over the hump day!

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group. Roebuck “Pops” Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (1934–2013), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits “Respect Yourself”, “I’ll Take You There”, “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)”, and “Let’s Do It Again”, all of which (except “I’ll Take You There”) peaked on the Hot 100 less than a week away from Christmas Day.

While the family surname is “Staples”, the group used the singular form for its name, “The Staple Singers”.

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Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Al Green

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Happy Thursday! Here’s hoping that you made it to this day full of love and happiness!!

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – James Brown

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I got a chance to catch the James Brown Biopic, “Get On Up” last weekend, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I never actually got the appeal of James Brown, in fact, I ran a poll with friends for years trying to understand what I was missing. I get it now, and I really appreciate his story, his determination and innovative approach to marketing himself. And the dancing, what an entertainer!! So, here’s a sample for my Thursday music break.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – The Undisputed Truth

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Happy Thursday #musicfriendsofTenaciousM!!

The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Joe Harris served as main lead singer, with Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce Evans, formerly of The Delicates, on additional leads and background vocals.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Gladys Knight and The Pips

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Happy Thursday! One more day to grind and shine!!

Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown’s “Soul” record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975, including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1967) and “Midnight Train to Georgia” (1973). The longest-lived incarnation of the act featured Gladys Knight on lead vocals, with The Pips, who included her brother Merald “Bubba” Knight and their cousins Edward Patten and William Guest, as backup singers.

Gladys Knight & The Pips are multiple Grammy and American Music Award winners,and are inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1996 and 2001 respectively.

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Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Curtis Mayfield

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Happy on this Thursday and listening to Curtis Mayfield! #MusicfriendsofTenaciousM enjoy!!

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 50’s and 1960s. Mayfield is also known for his efforts in writing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly which was considered unusual as a soundtrack for a blaxploitation film, as its songs contained themes focusing more on the social problems of impoverished African American urban areas during the time. Mayfield is regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. Mayfield is a winner of both the Grammy Legend Award (in 1994) and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1995), and he was a double inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted as a member of the Impressions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and again in 1999 as a solo artist. He is also a two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

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