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To: Kaslin
In the late 50's to mid 60's I worked at a record company in NYC that featured mostly black rhythm & blues and Rock n' Roll artists. It's sad to remember those great artists (this in the day when you had to have some talent)who today are household names in the "oldies" world and then look at todays horrible pop culture genere called Rap where talent or a good singing voice is the last thing one needs to get a hit.

I can remember sitting in studio with a Ray Charles or listening in when real talents like David Ruffin, Otis Williams or the unforgettable Eddie Kendricks would stop into our studio to visit the Drifters and if we were lucky, harmonize a few tunes with them.

7 posted on 04/20/2012 6:22:28 AM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: Larry381

Wow. Great story. A few months ago, I looked at teh Billbard top 100 from 1973. I remember about 90% of the songs and I was only 10 years old then. The music of the 50’s through the 70’s had true classic staying power. The R&B artists showed the true talent that they were blessed with instead of the nonsense that is called music today, at every level.

The other day, I was in an office and they had Mohogany, by Diana Ross. Now, I only headr 30 seconds of it, haven’t heard the song in many years and it’s been stuck in my head ever since.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 9:14:30 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: Larry381

It looks like you were lucky to be right in the middle of the “doo wop” action, I’d guess. That genre has developed quite a following lately, including me. How about you?


9 posted on 04/20/2012 9:38:36 AM PDT by doc11355
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