A very special THANK YOU to THE LOS ANGELES TIMES for coming to party with us at CHOICE TUESDAYS last week at ONYX LOUNGE!! It was a blast indeed!!! Plus a big shout out to SAHR & the cast of FELA! for being part of the CHOICE family & continued support!!!
1. Get Yours.
2. Get Yours.
3. Get Yours.
4. Get More.
5. Give More.
Bonus* 6* Distance yourself from those who are ungrateful to you. I dont care if its your so called significant other, your friends, associates, family members, etc Lets see how they stand up without you, while you stand out without them..best believe that. If they dont write checks or increase your value in any form or fashion..get rid of them with a quickness.
*7*. Get Yours.
Been looking for this RANCE ALLEN album produced by THE MIZELL BROS for the longest..finally scored.
@5:44 -6:00 #epic #breakdown
Right before that he says “right here” and goes into the clap thing..but he is directing the band AND the audience..pay attention. the clavinet wins again!!
The only thing missing is JAMES BROWN himself.
Last nite’s CHOICE was “dumb fly” and packed to a point where we literally had to turn people away (still they waited. ..WOW!). We were also honored to have a return visit from the esteemed company and cast of FELA! ON BROADWAY including Mr. SAHR NGAUJAH bless the nite! Also a special appearance from RHETT FRAZIER and countless other really beautiful people! We Thank You! Stay tuned next Tue for the debut of my new outfit CHANGE THE MOOD ENSEMBLE at the PRE NYE edition of CHOICE! #UNIQUE74
He was of the elite in percussion players for eons in countless sessions, he had a very distinct style which set him apart. The Creed Taylor catalogue has his mark all over those sessions in addition to countless classics..im heartbroken..Rest Bro Ralph..Grover is waiting on you..
Having had the great opportunity to watch this cat grow from the beginning when I was an intern working at Virgin-EMI, it is no surprise to see the rise. Inspiration Focus!! I “seen’t” it sun!!! Check my man’s words..embrace the dream makers not the dream breakers!!
This somewhat explains the photo…I am sure this pic was taken from the “Buttercup” session or just another day in the lab with two geniuses at Motown.
I have to give a big shout to my brother, ace boon, DORIAN MISSICK (aka DJ TAILWIND TURNER) for dropping this record on Tuesday at CHOICE this week..All I remember was running from the bar, damn near charging towards the DJ booth. I had no idea J5 recorded this before another late great CARL ANDERSON who had a huge hit with this composition written by STEVIE WONDER. This was one of many Motown gems they did not release (we were cheated!! until now..). Observe how MJ is paying detailed attention to Stevie on the mixing board. Classic.
Alright folks,…we got something special for you and yours on NEW YEARS EVE!! We will be having a very special edition of EAT DRINK LISTEN NYE at Onyx Lounge!! But you know whats even more beautiful about it..it is FREE w/ an assortment of fine dishes and spirits flowing all nite!! Stay tuned for more details!! #Unique74 #OnyxLounge #DTLA #NYE
HEADS UP…PRE NYE SOIREE..
Mark Your Calenders..12/27 >PRE NYE EDITION of CHOICE Tuesdays LA will be debuting my band CHANGE THE MOOD ENSEMBLE (feat Jeffrey Connor, Clinton Cameron & Ahmed Sirour) who will my back up band for all future recordings on the UNIQUE74 imprint and productions..witness the fitness next Tuesday folks!! #CHOICE #UNIQUE74 #OnyxLounge
A big shout out 2 KERI at http://thegrawn.com/ newspaper 4 the interview feature on EAT DRINK LISTEN Mondays & CHOICE Tuesdays..copies avail in DTLA
So, my Rainey-Johnson theory was confirmed..I always believed that Louis Johnson‘s style was a light variation of Chuck Rainey‘s because of the style of thumping..very settle. My buddy Jeff (who is a master bass player) confirmed that the similarities are there due to the fact that they both play the entire extremes of the bass..a “wood style” (as he called it)..
Been stuck on “Land Of Ladies”..which is what made me ponder the influence.
We don’t accept second or third place. We accept the challenge. Team Integrity. Embrace Excellence.
The crew at WEA got it in that day..Patrice Rushen performed “Haven’t You Heard” in this same episode. I remember catching its original broadcast when I was 6 years old. We’ve ran into each other on four occasions and all I could do was nod a brief hello the first time I saw him (first time I was actually speechless) . The other three times..I had to keep it low key that he was in the building at some parties I played at..its funny because on one ocassion I heard three girls squeal to themselves and I thought to myself ”yeah they saw him”.. lol
It is within your best interest to show special interest..nobody gives you chances….you take them..Team Integrity..Embrace Excellence.
you need disappointments and true colors shown to open your eyes, tap you on the shoulder and remind that you can do way better and deserve way better..first class is the ultimate lesson plan..the after party aint for everybody..the universe will remove what is not deserving of your presence..being humble does not constitute you being a sucker or some circus clown..take inventory..be critical..you are only good as your surroundings..get it right..lets go 2012..