Detroit Definitive. Finally got a chance to absorb The Dramatics Unsung episode. It was great to see the surviving members share wisdom and their climb to iconic longevity that put them in a class of their own..unchallenged. The prolific writing and production team of Tony Hester and Don Davis got an honorable mention which was one of my favorites highlights. They as a creative powerhouse seemed to have chosen the reclusive route while keeping their head buried in musical books to create a rich catalog that still stands to this very day. It was also great to see their musical peers make a surprise appearance while giving their insight on the magnitude for their body of work. #thedramatics #unsung #unique74
“Understanding and Trusting..is what our love is built on. So won’t you at least try to, respect what we’re about.”
-“Why Leave Us Alone” FIVE SPECIAL
This is one of those records where I lose all my cool if I where to hear it somewhere. I remember when I was 5, my Mom’s bank at the time (Security Pacific…yeah im taking it back..) were giving out free 12 inch promotional records through WEA and that was one of the singles in the stack! Like amazing right?
1:55 is all the way live…one of the funkiest breakdowns ever!!
I am a huuugge Bobby Womack and David Ruffin fan to the tenth power..These two cats have got to be the most pure (if you will) vocalists i’ve ever heard.. Recently, I was doing some “digging” and ran into the “Pieces” album and discovered a tune entitled “Trust Your Heart” (dont think there is a re-issue on cd or mp3 on this back catalog release) . This song was the deal sealer for me. I must’ve flipped out when I read Mr. Ruffin’s name on background vocals. I’ve heard of game recognizing game but damn.. David and Bobby on a duet = Brilliant!
Please Please Please Support.
A few of the events happening around the country paying tribute to J Dilla:
SUITE FOR MA DUKES
SUN, FEB 22, LOS ANGELES
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & Carlos Nino with orchestra, performing “Suite for Ma Dukes” for the first time. Opening DJ Sets by J. Rocc and House Shoes.
“Timeless” by Mochilla. Venue: Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 7pm – 11pm, All Ages, Tickets via Ticketmaster.
NIGHTLIFE: SONGS IN THE KEY OF “D”
SAT, FEB 14, LOS ANGELES
J. Rocc, DJ Babu, Rhettmatic & Mr. Choc’s Los Angeles even returns for one night.
Venue: Echoplex, $10, 10:30-2AM, 18+
DETROIT FOR DILLA
Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Black Milk, House Shoes, Dez, K-Fresh & others. Tv Bar. 2554 Grand River Ave.
DONUTS ARE FOREVER
SAT, FEB 7, NEW YORK
Venue: Public Assembly, 10PM, 21+
SAT, FEB 7, LOS ANGELES
with J Rocc, Illa J and House Shoes.
Venue: Grand Star Jazz Club, 21+
* Saturday *
Rare Form proudly presents
DONUTS ARE FOREVER 3
70 N 6th Street
Trains: L to Bedford Avenue
Cover: $5 MINIMUM DONATION AT THE DOOR!
(more encouraged, please give)
your generous donations will go to benefit the
Alliance for Lupus Research
2 rooms of music provided by
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DJ PARLER | http://www.djparler.com
DJ MYLES | http://www.myspace.com/djmyles
DJ BRAINCHILD | http://www.onesoulfulnegro.com
SUCIO SMASH | http://www.myspace.com/suciosmash
along with our very special guests
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GE-OLOGY | http://www.myspace.com/geologymusic
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