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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

Happy Birthday Mr RUFUS THOMAS!!

ImageWhat’s so unique about this next great artist is that he was the oldest of all his peers at STAX, yet was able to garner a young audience (yes, there was a time where age did not was quality). His popularity crowned him as “The World’s Oldest Teenager”. Im pretty sure his experience as a Disc Jockey at WDIA in Memphis gave him his fair with the audience as well. Just as funky as James Brown yet had the love of grandfather to his audience for decades to this day. Also he is also father the great CARLA THOMAS. Happy Birthday to Sir Breakdown himself..Mr RUFUS THOMAS!!!

Happy Birthday Mr AL BELL!!!

There are many who are celebrated, decorated and called few who are of the chosen.. Visionary, Maverick, Icon, Pioneer who created a landscape of Southern Soul that echoed the Civil RIghts Movement in time with a changing generation who wanted and deserved..more. STAX records embraced innovation and a new style of Funk dipped in “HOT BUTTERED SOUL”. His contributions as an A&R inspired me to chase my dreams to one day become the master of my own creativity and inspire others as he inspired me. Happy Birthday to an Icon named Mr AL BELL!!!


Unique74 Vid Pick : Mad Lads | Dont Have To Shop Around

taken from the film “Darktown Strutters”.

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

“all about Isaac” (a Tribute to ISAAC HAYES) | Dj A-Ski

Unique74 & WheatBread presents..
“all about Isaac” (a Tribute to Isaac Hayes)

carefully picked selections with love by




Been looking 4 the vinyl on this for a minute..

Lj Reynolds IS the business, this is my favorite rendition of an “Aretha” classic.