Friday, March 30, 2012
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What's up! Welcome to Soul Sundays. Today's selection is "The Brothers of Soul" with their hit songs like " I Guess that don't make me a loser", " Candy", "One minute Baby", "Can't get you off of my mind"& "You better Belive it".... "Brothers of Soul" were an R&B vocal group from Detroit, Michigan singers Fred Bridges, Richard Knight, and Robert Eaton Knight, who possessed a sweet, smooth voice and Bridges, who had a rougher voice, tended to share the leads equally, and the group became known for their sweet vocal harmonies and romantic sound. The trio was originally a writing and producing act working with a Detroit label. In 1967, during the riots in Detroit, the group felt they were writing a hit, Dream. They showed it off to Ricardo Williams who was impressed by Bridges. Williams opened up a label for the group. Bridges knew they needed a new name, which they came up with "Brothers of Soul". The peak years for the group was from 1968 to 1969. The group was able to put more than 40 songs on disc. Chicago producer Ric Williams came to Detroit looking for songwriting talent for his recordings. "The Brothers Of Soul" first recorded on their own in 1967 as "The Creations", but after changing their name the following year, they made their first impact with the Bridges-led ‘Hurry Don’t Linger’ on Williams’ Boo label. It was followed by their only national hit, the Knight-led ‘I Guess That Don’t Make Me A Loser’ (number 32 R&B), which reached the charts in the spring of 1968. They had their second successful single with the Bridges ‘You Better Believe It’ in 1970. Subsequent releases failed to find an audience and the group made their final records in 1971. "The Brothers Of Soul " continued together for several more years, working as one of Detroit’s most in-demand vocal session groups. By 1980, Bridges decided to leave "The Brothers of Soul" and become the road manager of the "Four Tops". Due to financial circumstance some groups like the "Brothers of Soul" never continued, Blew up or made it to the top. Very sad because they had many hits that still sound good today & will always be on my playlist. Thanks for "Tooning" in!
Mrs. Julie Toons
SKID ROW SOUL
SKID ROW SOUL
Friday, March 23, 2012
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Sunday, March 18, 2012
What's up! Welcome to Soul Sundays! Today's selections are "Baby Baby all the time" , "One bad Habit", "It hurts so much" & "Sad Sad day" featuring "The Superbs" The mid sixties were a time when love songs and ballads were popular. It was also a time when Doo-Wop groups were trying to make a transition to Soul. One of these groups to successfully make that transition was "The Superbs". The group was based out of Los Angeles and was comprised of founding members Walter White, Gordy Harmon(who co-founded the Whispers), Eleanor Green, Ronnie Cook and Bobby Swayne. Bobby Swayne later became a member of The Entertainers IV and The Natural Resources. The Superbs' style was distinctive and they became well known for their trademark sound consisiting of exquisite harmonies and the high soprano voice of Eleanor Green. It was this sound that attracted Lew Bedell, founder of Era Records and Dore Records to sign the Superbs to his label in 1964. Dore later signed other successful R&B groups, including the ever popular Whispers. Although the Whispers received greater name recognition, music critics have defined The Superbs as the more prolific group. While under contract to Dore, The Superbs recorded a variety of songs including their first single, "Storybook of Love". This song was a local hit receiving airplay on KGFJ, which back in the mid- sixties was the only R&B station in Los Angeles. The Superb's second single was "Baby Baby All The Time", which was an overnight success hitting both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts for over six weeks. Such success allowed the Superbs to tour extensively with the famous Shindig Road Tour, Wolfman Jack and groups such as The Whisper's, The O'Jays and the Temptations. "The Superbs" will be looked upon as a unique L.A. 60's group that made a strong contribution to R&B history! Baby, Baby all the time was another song that Cartoon & I put on our Wedding Cd we had special made for our guests. Hope you like these selections! Embrace every moment & stay humbled. Thanks for "Tooning In" Mrs Toons Skidrow soul Soul Sundays
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Friday, March 16, 2012
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Mister Cartoon / LiveSTRONG / Nike / SA Studios – Limited T-shirt run. Only available on the livestrong.org web site, all proceeds going to the Livestrong foundation. This design is from the actual mural I created on the back of the Livestrong foundation in Austin Texas. Lance & Crew invited us to partake in this mission for the Ride for the Roses yearly event. This is for an amazing cause, the fight against cancer.
Thanks C Toons
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Thanks C Toons
Photo www.estevanoriol.com SA Studios
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Welcome to Soul Sundays! Today I'm looking out for the ladies... My selection today are "The Lovelites" featuring "This Love is Real","Love So Strong","My Conscience", and "How Can I Tell my Mom and Dad". "The Lovelites" was a female group in the late 6o's early 70's. They were the the old school version of Destiny's Child. It was hard for me to choose which songs they sang because every song was a hit from them. Every song I'm sure every female could relate too, whether it was when her man was down for her, or when her man acted a fool and didn't appreciate her, or even when you had a child with someone & it just wasn't enough (The baby daddy Drama). "The Lovelites" was an American vocal group based in Chicago. Originally, the group were sisters Patti Hamilton and Rozena Petty, and their friend Barbara Peterman. In 1967, the trio recorded for the local Chicago record label Bandera Records. In 1968, Peterman left the group and was replaced by Ardell McDaniel. One year after the change in lineup, the single "How Can I Tell My Mom And Dad", was released on Lock Records. The tune, written by lead vocalist Patti Hamilton and record producer Clarence Johnson, addressed the then taboo subject of teen pregnancy. It went on to sell 55,000 copies locally and 400,000 nationally, peaking at #15 on Billboard's soul chart, and landing the group a recording contract with the MCA-owned Uni Records. By this time, the group had also undergone yet another personal change as Joni Berlman stepped in for Rozena Petty. The girls continued working with Johnson, as well as another producer Johnny Cameron, and went on to release their only album "With Love From The Lovelites". The album was not as well received as the group's previous single and subsequently flopped. After leaving Uni, Johnson started up Lovelites Records, and the group released a handful of singles. While in 1971, Rhonda Grayson replaced Ardell McDaniel. By 1972, the girls had signed to Cotillion Records, where they released two singles billed as "Patti & The Lovelites". Sadly by 1973, just like "Destiny's Child", their ego's got in the way and they went solo.
Please check out their other singles "Man in my Life" , "Gotta Let You Go" and "I'm Not Like the Others". Thanks For "Tooning In". Embrace every moment with that special someone. Mrs. Toons
Skidrow Soul Soul Sundays
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Friday, March 9, 2012
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Kate Moss X SUPREME
-Supreme Spring 2012 campaign enlisted fashion’s highest grossing model, Kate Moss.
PANERAI Radiomir Black Seal
-Created in 1938 for the Royal Italian Navy as the first Panerai watch, the Radiomir was characterized by its large size and water-resistant case, the legibility of the dial in immersion, its robustness in extreme use conditions, a reliable movement.
Levi's Original Fit 501
-Hood Certified raw denims in the city of Los Angeles since the 80's
VANS California 2012 Spring Chukka Del Barco Decon Ca
-Combining classic boat shoe styling with a mid-top chukka silhouette.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Hey what's up welcome back to Soul Sunday's! For the last 2 Sunday's I've changed it up and played you some Old school funk. Hope you liked those selections. Today's selection are a couple of my Favorites..... " I love you for all seasons", "Like an open Door" & "Leave It all behind me" featuring The Fuzz. The Fuzz was an American vocal trio from Washington, D.C.. They started out in 1970 as The Passionettes, but changed their name when they signed to Calla Records in 1971. Their self-titled debut album came out that year, and the single "I Love You for All Seasons" went Top 10 on the US Billboard R&B chart and peaked at #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single, "Like an Open Door", hit #14 on the R&B chart, but further singles had no success and sadly the group split up in 1972. Here's another talented female group that didn't make it in the music industry but their music continues to play on and touch people's lives. "I love you for all seasons" was one of the songs that Cartoon & I chose for our wedding CD we made for our guests. Hope you like my selections. Stay humbled & Embrace every moment! Thanks for "Tooning" In".
Friday, March 2, 2012
Went to visit the homies at “one love tattoo” here in Prague today, thanks for reaching out and stay pushing it, tripped out on some more of what Prague had to offer here are the flicks
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