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 – 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 – 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 – 1982 – The Commodores – We Gonna Tear This Mother Down – Performed Live In Concert

The Commodores original band was managed by Benny Ashburn….who brought them to his family’s vacation lodge on Martha’s Vineyard in 1971 and 1972…..where Ashburn test marketed the group by having them play in parking lots and summer festivals….plus, The Commodores made a brief appearance in the 1978 film Thank God It’s Friday….and they performed the song “Too…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles & The Raelettes – Hit The Road Jack – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Hit the Road Jack” is a song written by the rhythm and blues artist Percy Mayfield….which was first recorded in 1960 as an a cappella demo sent to Art Rupe…..but became famous after it was recorded by the singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with The Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendrix….after which it  eventually became one of Charles’ signature songs. Charles’s recording hit # 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961…..while…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Lord Keep Me Singing – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

As we listen to Ray Charles sing “Lord Keep Me Singing” while in concert live at Austin City Limits in 1980….we realized how much we identify with the words of the song…..which causes us to chime in with the request in the title and the words of the song….cuz we agree, “Lord, let Brother Ray keep on singing”. …