Music – The Temptations Medley – You Got Smile So Bright + My Girl + Get Ready + Just My Imagination

Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams started singing together in church as children….when by their teenage years….they formed a doo-wop quartet in 1955 with Kell Osborne and Wiley Waller….while naming themselves the Cavaliers….then after Waller left the group in 1957….the remaining trio left Birmingham to break into the music business….as they settled in Detroit….where they changed their name…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Black Water – Performed Live On Stage At Farewell Concert

“Black Water“ is a song recorded by the American music group The Doobie Brothers from their 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits….as the track features its composer Patrick Simmons on lead vocals….which in mid-March 1975 became the first of the two Doobie Brothers’ # 1 hit singles…. when Simmons would recall that he chanced on the basic guitar lick for “Black Water”….while…

Music – 1983 – Doobie Brothers – I Keep Forgetting Every Time Youre Near – With Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and record producer….who was known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers (1975-1982, 1987, 2019-present) and Steely Dan (1974)….as McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with The Doobie Brothers….which included “What a Fool Believes”, “Minute By Minute” and “Takin’ It to the Streets”. McDonald has also…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) – Performed Live At Farewell Concert

“Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)“ is a song written by the premier Motown songwriting /production team of Bryan Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland in the 1960’s….as Eddie Holland  made the original recording of the song in 1964….which was followed by Kim Weston’s recording in 1965….which It peaked at # 4 on the R&B chart in Billboard….and at…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes – Featuring Michael McDonald

“What a Fool Believes“ is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins…..as the best-known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers with McDonald singing lead vocals for their 1978 album  Minute by Minute…..which debuted at # 73 on January 20, 1979….and reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979 for one week…..as the song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song…

Music – 1983 – Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute – Featuring Michael McDonald – Live In Concert

“Minute by Minute” is a song written by Michael McDonald and Lester Abrams….which was originally released by the Doobie Brothers on their 1978 album Minute by Minute….as the single was released in April 1979….which debuted at # 67 and eventually reaching # 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart….and It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year….but lost out to the Doobie Brothers’ own “What…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright + Dont Need Nobody To Sing My Song + Whiter Shade Of Pale

In early 1972, after nearly two years away from music, Cocker went on tour with a group that Chris Stainton had formed….when he opened with a performance in Madison Square Garden….which was attended by about 20,000 people…..and after touring the United States, he embarked on a European tour where he played to large audiences in Milan and Germany…..then…

Music – 1983 – 14 Karat Soul – I’ve Got A New Baby And This Time It’s For Real – Live On Stage In NYC

The a capella group 14 Karat Soul is a vocal pop group. They have appeared or been heard in several episodes of Sesame Street….as carolers in Elmo Saves Christmas….while singing “It’s Christmas Again”….and on Sesame Street albums…..as they have also contributed vocals to the Between the Lions videos “Silent E” and “Mighty Roar That Makes ‘Em Run”…..as well as singing these songs on various episodes including “ABCs…

Music – 1983 – Aretha Franklin – Some Day You Will Find Love – Performed At Mr. Lucky’s Nightclub

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist…..who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan….where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records….while Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish….as…