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The Fabulous Dramatics • Unsung


​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


Aside

when Smokey sings..

 

Been trying to find “Smokey’s Family Robinson” on CD for eons…finally copped it yesterday. His most left field and under recognized gem. I use to pick this record apart as a kid..still sounds fresh and innovative as it did in its ’75 release.  If “Quiet Storm” had a sequel, “Family Robinson” is the perfect follow up..”Like Nobody Can” is the apex!! #Smokey #Motown 

 

 

 


Five Special . lyrics

“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?


its an F-U-N-K Box…

1:55 is all the way live…one of the funkiest breakdowns ever!!


Sunday BBQ | The Dramatics | Hey You! Get Off My Mountain


Moodymann & Paul Randolph | Live


Bobby and David..double trouble..

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!


all about Ma Dukes/Dilla

Please Please Please Support.
http://stonesthrow. com/link/dillamonth

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
TUES, FEB.
10, DETROIT
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+

BOOMBOX
SAT, FEB 7, LOS ANGELES
with J Rocc, Illa J and House Shoes.
Venue: Grand Star Jazz Club, 21+

http://www. stonesthrow. com/link/madukes

* Saturday *

Rare Form proudly presents

DONUTS ARE FOREVER 3
@

Public Assembly

70 N 6th Street

Williamsburg, BK

Trains: L to Bedford Avenue

10PM

Cover: $5 MINIMUM DONATION AT THE DOOR!
(more encouraged, please give)

your generous donations will go to benefit the
Alliance for Lupus Research

http://www.lupusresearch.org

center

http://www.publicassemblynyc.com

2 rooms of music provided by

DJ CENTER | http://www.pushthefader.com

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
WAAJEED | http://www.bling47.com

GE-OLOGY | http://www.myspace.com/geologymusic
live silkscreened limited edition tees
by HUSTLENOMICS (while supplies last)