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Happy Sunday. More pics from Japan! The first one is from the dressing room at BillBoard Live, Tokyo with Jesse Johnson and the band (Brian Edwards, drums and Del Atkins on bass, and yours truly on keys). ⬅️⬅️ Swipe to the second pic at the Hotel Hanshin lobby in Osaka before our flight to Tokyo where we met Joe's drummer Will Parker. The next one is of Brian , me and Reyna our BillBoard Live host. She helped us through everything in Japan from check in to check out. The last one a video of me eating breakfast in Tokyo at the Prince Hotel! .
My buddy Jim once said that he thinks Shalamar is one of the most underrated pop groups of all time and I might agree. In its best known lineup of Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley, and accompanied by the talents of super producer Leon Sylvers III, this trio put out five albums of tuneful funk, soul and disco. 1983’s “The Look” was the fifth of those five albums, and boasted a heavy new wave/synth-pop influence, quite possibly because the trio’s previous album, Friends, was a monster hit in the UK. The Look boasted a ton of great material, including Over & Over, You’re The One For Me, You Won’t Miss Love (Until It’s Gone) and the smash first single, Dead Giveaway (which included an uncredited but kickass guitar solo from The Time’s @jesse.johnson ). Dead Giveaway’s video also gave Shalamar the distinction of being one of the first black acts played on MTV. Unfortunately, Watley and Daniel left the group in the middle of the video’s production, putting an end to that classic lineup. The Look is a fantastic slice of early ‘80s dance/rock/soul that still holds up today!
Jesse Johnson concert tonight. I saw him playing in front of me and I thought the guitar was a part of his body. Jesse noticed the CD jacket placed on the table and gave me an autograph💕😍💕 #jessejohnson#shockadelica
Ladies and Gentlemen....The Time... Totally whiffed on the 35th anniversary of this beauty. Such a bittersweet album...it was always good to get new music under The Time moniker, but seeing as how the group had already broken up before the album came out still makes me sad. I always seem to forget just how funky "The Bird" is, but my favorite song on here has always been "My Drawers". I need more records by them.
Oh! I've always hated the title track, but the B-side is 3 minutes and change of pure unadulterated, USDA approved hilarious funk.
Double Oh! The version laying on the floor is a reissue in Neapolitan colors, but I'll never open it to see..lol
2. 🎵Margie Cox - Early Life:
📌Cox attended Southeast Alternatives Free School, graduating from Marshall-University High School and sang in the nightclub Bootlegger Sam's in Dinkytown when she was in ninth grade. Influenced early on by R&B and rock icons of the era like Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Led Zeppelin, ...
2. 🎵Somewhere Here On Earth:
📌... at 3121 at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada as the track was premiered with Christian Scott on 10 March 2007 (a.m.) as an instrumental and 11 March 2007 (a.m.) as the full vocal track. 🎵Trivia: 📌Almost two years after its release, Somewhere Here On Earth was performed by Prince on Jay Leno's penultimate show after 17 years of hosting The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. It is unknown if this was a personal favorite of Jay Leno's, or simply Prince's own choice of song.
2. 🎵Mavis Staples - Early Life:
📌Staples was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 10, 1939. She began her career with her family group in 1950. Initially singing locally at churches and appearing on a weekly radio show, the Staples scored a hit in 1956 with "Uncloudy Day" for the Vee-Jay label. When Mavis graduated from what is now Paul Robeson High School in 1957, ...
2. 🎵The Time:
📌... hottest bands working the live circuit. In 1983, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were fired from the band, after pursuing a career as producers. The band split in 1984 When Morris Day left. The original six members (plus Jerome Benton) reunited in 1990 but despite expectations, the reunion only brought moderate success.
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#PrinceCelebration2019 : Artist Feature
Paisley Park is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed musician, composer, producer and original member of The Time, Jesse Johnson to the Celebration stage! Jesse will kickstart our inspired panel discussions on Thursday, April 25 as he reflects on his unique personal and professional relationship with Prince. Jesse will also be Thursday's live music headliner, sharing his incredible world-class musicianship with our spirited Celebration audience. Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the fun! Click the link in our bio for more event information. #Prince#PaisleyPark#JesseJohnson