Tag Archives: Soul Music

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Earth, Wind & Fire

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Happy Thursday before Christmas 2014! Be a shining star…

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Rufus

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Happy Thursday! It’s hard to believe the weekend is almost here. Nothing like a sample of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan to usher in the weekend!

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Nina Simone

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Happy Thursday! Nina Simone and Paris go hand in hand. She adopted the city as her home as well. Here’s a sample of her brilliance.

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 – 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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Over The Hump Old School Check – The Delfonics

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The Delfonics are a pioneering Philadelphia soul singing group, popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their most notable hits include “La-La (Means I Love You)”, “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)”, “Break Your Promise”, “I’m Sorry”, and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)”. Their hit songs were all written by songwriter and producer Thom Bell and lead vocalist and founder William Hart.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Kool & The Gang

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Happy Thursday! Let’s celebrate the extended weekend starting now!!

Kool & the Gang are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Earth Wind & Fire

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So happy it’s Thursday!! Let’s get this party started…