When music was at it's best. The 70's & 80's
Growing up in the 70's was a challenge. Racism still existed where you couldn't go in certain neighborhoods.
And on top of that you had local gang wars, where you couldn't go on certain turfs.
The Vietnam war was ending,and Drugs were somewhat acceptable in that era especially Weed.Love songs from
groups such as The Moments, The Delfonics, Marvin and Tammy, The Temptations, The Intruders, The Four tops, and The Dells, just to name a few, were all over the A.M. airwaves, being spun by the likes of Jocko Henderson, Hy Lit and the guy with the goods, Georgie Woods.
I Remember us Hustling up the money and getting an ole head to go to the liquor store to get us a bottle of Bird,and after downing the bottle with my Homies we'd stand on the corner and start singing.
We'd start with three or four and end up with a dozen or more of us.
.And we would sound good too or maybe it was the Bird.
I later found out that some of the other children who didn't come out as much were learning to play instruments.(now it's video games).
Then came a band called F.M radio. It change the way Music was heard. Some Dj's and singers were rapping before they called it Rap. Dj Doctor Perry Johnson came on the air rapping to Bohannin's come on and do it. Butterball did a rap behind the rock band Rare Earth's sex machine, and Tina Marie did it on the song titled Square Biz.
Then The Isley Brothers came out with a remake of the song, Summer breeze. And it was on then. It became
ladies night, and people wanted to get down and boogie.
It seem as if gang waring had stopped overnight.
And the music just made you feel good! We went from Steel pier, Al Alberts,and the Geator to Soooouuulll traaainnn,Band Stand, the Midnight special, and Rock concert.
B.E.T.,VH1 and MTv came later.
In the Hood, Battle of the Bands became a norm. R&B acts and Hair bands were hot. A mixture of jazz & rock created Jazzfusion. Geno Vanelli, Stanley Clark, Pieces of a Dream & Steeley Dan come to mind. Good music and Caberates were at it's peak, and Bands were kicking out the funk,at the clubs, the Bars, the Park. You name it. Good music was everywhere. Peace was in the streets.
And then something happened.???
The spirit of music changed.
It went from loving and having fun. to hurting, get mine and killing. Check out ("YO ASPIRING
RAPPERS") on this site.
Well I want to take you back to when MUSICIANS actually performed and gave you a show.
As I was checking out "WHO SANG
IT BEST" I was watching Marvin Gaye (below) perform the National Anthem and after that an Interview with His thoughts on music, love and relationships.And to top it off a live performance of a Man who gave one heck of a show. Those cats earned their money and the fans got their monies worth.
So go on and get your favorite relaxer, kick off your shoes and let Marvin and the others show you how it's done.
Welcome to music 101
Attention Vocalist; music 101 is offering you a chance to see five of the hottest women in entertainment,right here on this page.Talk about a command performance. Who did it best? You decide. Because I couldn't.
I've searched high and low for the best female vocalist of the 70'/?80's
And I couldn't find one, but five.Yes five. and all are deserving. (Patty, Diana,Aretha and Gladys) are a story by themselves more on them later
Listening to these five brought me to the point of what I would like to call, "A mental ecstasy". (I need to post a warning).
They not only sing the song, but make you feel it.
They take you to a level where that special someone actually feels special at that moment to you. If you like good music and great singing, well you've come to the right place.These women set the bar. Tell me your thoughts