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Straight to the chase the Emotions are an American all female soul and R&B singing group. The group was formed in its current hometown of Chicago, Illinois in 1968, and originally consisted of the three Hutchinson sisters, all the children of Joseph and Lillian Hutchinson.
This is one of the offices’s favourite girl groups. ‘The Best Of My Love’ may have been the killer cut, but this sleeper stole the show.
Not just a great group, but their tracks often features on future smash singles or influenced. The Emotions’ 1972 Stax track “Blind Alley” formed the basis for Mariah Carey’s 1993 Billboard chart-topping hit “Dreamlover” and also the famous “Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag” by LL Cool J. Carey continued to show her love with the 1991 hit “Emotions”, which samples “Best of My Love”. “Blind Alley” was previously sampled in 1988 for Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin'”. The Cheryl Lynn hit “Got To Be Real” is based on the bridge of “Best of My Love”. Late 1970s family trio, The Jones Girls, was also influenced by the Emotions’ sound. As always leave us a comment and suggest classics… Enjoy your Sunday.
It’s Sunday and that means a another old school gems. This week it comes from Royal Delight and Freak For You a dance floor and top 40 pop classics. Originally recorded for Skyview records in 1984 comes a very soulful dance track for which there was even a special dance.
Today’s classic comes from the BB&Q Band (which stands for the Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens Band). The B. B. & Q. Band was a studio concept created in 1981 by the businessman, Jacques Fred Petrus. After the success with Change in 1980, and also with Macho and the Peter Jacques band in the late 1970s Petrus and his close co-worker, Italian Mauro Malavasi decided to launch a new project, named after the three boroughs in New York that the band “members” came from. Fred Petrus pulled several musicians together of which New York session bassist Paris Ford (credited as Peewee Ford) and his musicians became the band. What a wonderful group with so many hit’s under their belt we went with this pop crossover. Please go and buy more music from this super group.
Part two in our who gives a flying muck anymore series…
Ms. Hill vows to make it up to the fans she disappointed in January.
In January, Lauryn Hill arrived three hours late to a show in Atlanta, prompting fans to walk out on what was another in a long line of disappointing performances and no shows by the beloved artist.
Hill was scheduled to perform in Atlanta again as part of her “Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series” tour.
The rapper/singer, posting via her new Twitter account, @MissHillMvngTrgt, posted a brief letter to fans, apologizing.
“ATL,” reads the letter, posted as an image. “I’M HERE and excited for the opportunity to do what should have been done last time. Starting off on the wrong foot can always be easily rectified by putting another foot down, especially in a ‘monster shoe’ (Nicki Minaj quotable). Come again!”
It is unclear whether fans who attended the original show were given refunds.