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THE SOUL PATROL EAST COAST CONVENTION IS COMING


Table of Contents

1. Barry White- My Mentor, My Friend
2. RIP Herbie Mann

3. Skip Scarborough (Writer/ Producer) Passes
4. Concert Review - Chaka Khan In Central Park: NYC
5. CD Review: The Clinton Administration - One Nation Under A Re-Groove

6. Happy Birthday Billy Brown (of Ray, Goodman and Brown, aka the MOMENTS)
7. Editorial: Life and Death Matters

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2002 Soul-Patrol East Coast Convention
July 19 2003, Mount Holly, NJ

CHECK THE UPDATED LOCATION, ARTIST & SCHEDULE INFO!!!!

Click here and find out how YOU can hang out with us at Soul-Patrol's...
FUNCTION AT THE JUNCTION!!!!

Billy Paul, Bernie 





 Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads and W00 




Warriors), 
 Soul Generation (featuring Cliff Perkins), Vince 




Montana (Salsoul 
 Orchestra), Ray Davis 




(P-Funk, Temptations and 
 Original P), Sonny 




Boy, Ray, Goodman & 
 Brown, Sarah Dash, 




T.M. Stevens, Harptones, Jazzhole, Michael 
 Henderson, The 




Ebonys, Bettye Lavette, Michael 'Kidd Funkadelic' 





 




Hampton and Wil Hart (Delphonics)





















 

Also: Legendary Producer/Songwriter George Kerr, Motown/UME Producer Harry Weinger, The Legendary Escorts, The AD LIBS (Boy From NYC), Legendary NYC DJ Ken “Spider” Webb, Philly Radio/TV Legent Giant Gene Arnold

 

(2p–6p) AFTERNOON PROGRAM: Interactive panel discussions, presentations and Q/A    Adults: $3:00, Students: No Charge

  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Bob Davis - Introduction/Overview
  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm: Ken Webb - Internet Radio and the Future
  • 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm: Bradley Alston - Panel Discussion: Blues 2003
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Harry Weinger (Motown/UME) Marvin Gaye In The 70's
  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Black Rock Coalition - Panel Discussion #2
  • 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Kevin Amos - Preserving Black Music History
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm: (Lawrence Perry) Panel Discussion:  Independent Artists & the Future
  • 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm: Bob Davis - Wrap Up

(8p–1a) EVENING PROGRAM: $20.00 purchase online, $25.00 via check/money order, $30.00 at the door

LIVE PERFORMANCES:

  • Billy Paul will do a live soul/funk/jazz set
  • Surprise Performances (hmmmmm???)

MEET AND GREET THE LEGENDS:

"great black music, from the ancient to the future..."

  • Billy Paul
  • Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads, W00 Warriors)
  • Wil Hart (Delphonics)
  • Ray, Goodman and Brown (aka The Moments)
  • Soul Generation (featuring Cliff Perkins)
  • TM Stevens
  • Sonny Boy
  • Vince Montana
  • Sarah Dash (LaBelle)
  • Raoul Cita (Harptones)
  • Ray Davis (P-Funk, Temptations, ZAPP & Original P)
  • Sonny Boy
  • Jazzhole
  • Ebony's
  • Michael Hampton
  • The Ebony's
  • Bettye Lavette
  • Michael Henderson
  • The Legendary Escorts
  • Harry Weinger (Producer: Motown/UME)
  • George Kerr (Prod/Writer: Escorts, Moments, Linda Jones, Whatnots and more)
  • Ken "Spider" Webb (Legendary NYC DJ)
  • "Giant" Gene Arnold (Legendary Philadelphia DJ)
  • (A Few surprise guests I can't tell you about yet...)

 

DJ'S FROM SOUL-PATROL.NET RADIO: spinning Classic Soul, Funk, Blues, Slow Jams, Black Rock, Disco and Nu Soul

  •  Will Chill (WBZC - NJ), Kevin Amos (WRCT - Pittsburgh),  Philadelphia’s  Legendary 'Giant' Gene Arnold (WIFI-FM, WEEZ-AM, WCAM-AM, WCAU-AM,WIBG-AM, WZZD-AM, WTAF-TV-29, WPHL-TV-17) , NYC Superstar DJ Mike Boone

FOOD, DRINK & FUN: BYOB, Soul Food Platters & Set Ups Will Be Available, Soul Music History Trivia Contest w/prizes

CD'S, PICTURES, BOOKS, ETC. BY SOUL-PATROL ARTISTS AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!!

ALL EVENTS ARE AT THE "AMERICAN FIREHOUSE", a few minutes off of exit 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), in Mount Holly, NJ 2 hours from Baltimore, 45 min. from Philly & 1.5 hours from NYC. 

Call: 609-351-0154, for more details, directions & tickets
Or via email earthjuice@prodigy.net

Click Here To Purchase Your Tickets ($20.00 online via PayPal)
If you can't attend, your ticket purchase will go to the Open Up Your Heart Foundation!
Make payments  with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!
 
This year we will have bus transportation from NYC, Washington/Baltimore Chicago and Cleveland/Pittsburgh. If you live in one of these areas, go to the page to contact your local Soul-Patrol Chapter Coordinator for more information .

Can't make it to the Soul-Patrol East Coast Convention? Buy a ticket anyhow and your purchase goes to the Open Up Your Heart Foundation.

Click here and find out how YOU can hang out with us at Soul-Patrol's...
FUNCTION AT THE JUNCTION!!!!
 

 

COST:
* $20.00 If you buy your tickets online via PayPal. (right on time)
* $25.00 If you buy your tickets in advance via check/money order. ( doin' fine)
* $30.00 If you pay at the door. ('cp' time)    

Last year Soul-Patrollers from 8 different states converged in Southern New Jerseyto not only meet and greet some of the top artists from the world of soul music, but also to have a FUNKY good time, with each other.

At the same time we were able to raise a substantial amount of money for the Open Up Your Heart Foundation, which was founded by our very own Mighty, Mighty Dells, to provide support for the 'forgotten victims' of the 9/11terrorist attacks on the United States.
Go to the link and check out what we did last year (in audio, text and pictures), order tickets, find out more about the foundation and more.

Click here and find out how YOU can hang out with us at Soul-Patrol's...
FUNCTION AT THE JUNCTION!!!!


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 1. Barry White- My Mentor, My Friend      

Barry White - Ultimate Collection' A truly great person has gone home. Not only a great artist, but a warm, kind gentleman. I first saw Barry White in the car next to me early one morning in Cleveland. He had performed the night before and was heading toward the airport. I wave, and he waved back. I never had a clue that our paths would cross and he would become a changing force in my life.

When I got to Los Angeles in 1980. I wanted to become a producer. My friend JJ was a good friend of his and introduced us. I told Barry I wanted to become a producer because all the records I had, and was recording with Sly, Slick & Wicked ,I didn't have the chance to produce. He said " I want you here at my house everyday".
The O'Jays taught me how to lay vocal tracks, Barry taught me how to lay music tracks.

I sang Background vocals on "The Beware" album and The Barry & Glodean album under strict guidance from him. I once asked Barry, " Why don't you have a huge fence around your house "? He said " The people made me!
If they want to see me... they can knock on my door". You could really walk right off the street and knock on his backdoor. We became good friends.

I will miss him ........

Peace

John [Sly] Wilson (Sly, Slick and Wicked) and host of 'Cleveland Soul' on Soul-Patrol.Net Radio
* Cleveland Soul Part 1: Rare 60's & 70's Classic Soul Straight Outta Cleveland

* Cleveland Soul Part 2: Rare 60's & 70's Classic Soul Straight Outta Cleveland


2. RIP Herbie Mann


Herbie MannSometimes I take a look at the Soul-Patrol.com website and I am proud of myself. However there are those times when I look at it and realize how incomplete it is, and I say to myself...
"Oh I'll get around to doing this or that to it..."
http://www.soul-patrol.com/jazz/herbiemann.htm

* Yesterday was one of those days when I got SMACKED IN THE FACE for the site's level of incompleteness...
I was actually ashamed of myself for not having a page on the site about Herbie Mann (so I quickly corrected that)
http://www.soul-patrol.com/jazz/herbiemann.htm

* Herbie Mann is someone that I have seen and enjoyed live in concert for many years. Herbie Mann is someone whose music, I have enjoyed on disc for many years. Yet I had no web page about him, till last night.
http://www.soul-patrol.com/jazz/herbiemann.htm

True I have corrected it, now that he is dead.
But in this case, it is truly....

"A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT..."

R.I.P. HERBIE MANN
http://www.soul-patrol.com/jazz/herbiemann.htm

-- Bob Davis


3. Skip Scarborough (Writer/ Producer) Passes    

EWF Grattitude (Contains 'You Can't Hide Love' by Skip Scarbrough) ' Hello S.P.

Wow - this has been a really sad week...

First one of my all time favorite Writers, Singers, Producers who inspired me in so many ways - Mr. Barry White passed.... and I was just trying to let that sink and digest it when my good friend Marc Scarborough - son of legendary Writer, Producer SKIP SCARBROOUGH reached out to let me know that his father ***SKIP SCARBOROUGH*** also passed the same day!!

I know many of you know of Skip's work:
Don't Ask My Neighbor
Giving You The Best That I Got
Love Ballad
(And Many more beautiful Songs he has written and/or produced for so many
Artists - Earth Wind & Fire, Confunskhun, Nancy Wilson...etc)

Two extremely talented gentlemen who passed much too soon...

I will miss them both...Music will miss them both.... When people say "They
Just Don't Make Music Like That Anymore" - these two men and their Music comes to mind...

Please keep the Scarborough family in your thoughts!! My thoughts and prayers also go out to Barry White's family as well....I have no doubt that Skip and Barry are up there doing what they loved most and did best!!

I don't know if you have had the opportunity to hear Skip's Son MARC SCARBOROUGH - but he is also an amazingly talented and gifted Vocalist,
Writer and Producer...He's definitely got Skip's touch!

CAN'T HIDE LOVE
by - Skip Scarbrough


You want my love and you can't deny
you know it's true, but you try to hide
You turn down love like it's really bad
You can't give what you never had
Well bless your soul, you can fool a few
But, I know the truth and so do you

You can't hide love, you can't now
You can't hide love, it's got ya
Betcha you want my love, I betcha
You can't hide feeling inside

You can't pretend there's nothing there
Girl, I look in your eyes, I see you care
So why not stop trying to run and hide
You won't find out, if you never try,

You can't hide love, you can't now
You can't hide love, it's got ya
Betcha want my love, I betcha
You can't hide feeling inside

Love has found the time to kiss you
can you find the time to listen
Life found the time to bug you
can you find the time for blessing.

Peace & Soul..

RIO
RioSoul
www.RioSoul.com


4. Concert Review - Chaka Khan In Central Park: NYC 


Concert Review -  Chaka Khan In Central Park: NYC

ChakaChaka...Chaka Khan?...

CHAKA-LAHOLIC (n) - any person at any place, at any time anything goes on with Chaka Kahn...
This would be me, and my best friend of 34 years, Stacey and other 'old head' acquaintances tearing up the bleachers back in that left corner. CHAKA was AWESOME.
But let me backtrack for a second...before she arrived, her daughter INDIRA sang. The young woman has a good voice, not in comparison to her mother, but
her material left much to be desired. She covered BLONDIE'S song HEART OF GLASS and JOAN JETT's song 'IM SPECIAL" and did a fairly good job with those covers.
NY audiences being who and what they are actually 'heckled' the young woman until she was finished.

Then CHAKA arrived...in all of her glory, as the late DJ Eddie OJay of WLIB in NY used to call her (with) 'LIPS and HIPS'...She graced us with a set of 12 songs. I might add at this point that CHAKA was in FULL VOICE. For someone who traveled from New Orleans the night before, doing a show, she must've whispered there because she gave us...VOICE!!!!!!! (Lord, was I happy!)
Chaka opened her show with 'You've Got the Love'...and went into 'Get Ready,
Get Set', a song I have never heard her perform live, and it was quite a pleasure hearing it live, other than my living room. She performed her usual standards, 'Im Every Woman' 'I Feel For You' 'SWEET THING" 'HOLLYWOOD', (a very important CHAKA song in my house, it happens to be my second favorite by her, I had to share that moment with my daughter in Florida by calling her on the cell...I have her HOOKED on this song.), 'Through the Fire'... etc...but I must
give honorable mention to a few covers that Chaka performed that she probably
NEEDS to record: 'Until You Come Back To Me' . She started off acoustically and
then brought the band and background singers in. It was superb, and tastefully done. Chaka can also 'scat' to her hearts delight.

Chaka continues to find 'new and improved' ways to improve on her version of 'My Funny Valentine'...but again she threw in an unexpected treat by calling on her friend 'FREDDIE JACKSON' to help her perform the song. FREDDIE was in top physical form and if you have not seen him lately, he has lost over 100 pounds. He was looking svelte in all white linen...but more importantly, HOME SKILLET from BROOKLYN can still BLOW! He quickly ran through his medley of songs in the key of 'VALENTINE' and 'turned the spot' out for about 10 minutes. I almost lost my shoes swaying so hard to the grooves. CHAKA let her background singers all sing a rendition of the song and her final singer, whose name fails me right now, and another home grown girl from BROOKLYN sang VALENTINE straight into the high notes of the live version of REASONS. It was simply splendid.

At the point of the show where we the audience were to believe that CHAKA was leaving ...lol...she came back with an encore singing a song I would have never thought to hear her sing...
'LITTLE WING' by Jimi Hendrix. (BOB DAVIS, I thought of you at that moment, given the recent talks of JIMI on the SP). Well needless to say the folk of the younger persuasion and particularly the young Black folk stood around looking like 'what the?....' and the young white folk were bobbin' and weaving all over the place...and this 'seasoned' Black Woman and her best friend yelled out 'YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Jimi, baby!!!' Of course we caught stares and saw a few other African American folk of our 'season' recognizing and singing the song, but I could not help but think at that moment how un-informed the younger African American set is of JIMI and other African Americans who perform rock/alternative music. I also had to remember that this was the 'dance, house music crowd', which originated from DISCO anyhow.

Back to CHAKA...she closed her show with "AINT NOBODY". This is a standard for her, but she did not sing my FAVORITE song by her ...CLOUDS. No PAPILLION', no ONCE YOU GET STARTED, no TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD, no I KNOW YOU, I LIVE YOU. These classics are still played on NY radio, and I think that her people should check in on the city that she performs in and find out the appropriate repertoire for her to perform. From the area I was located at there were many who enjoyed the show, however craved for those songs we made number 1 in NYC. CHAKA announced she used to live here for years, being originally from CHICAGO.

Nevertheless, homegirl still 'HOLLERS". Other honorable mentions form my view point were DJ JAZZY JEFF, who sat/stood near us, I thoroughly enjoyed the show, and look forward to seeing her again soon. CHAKA is a DIVA with a timeless repertoire and unmatched voice.

Blessings to all and
Chaka Khan?... Chaka Khan?...
--DyvaNaye
:-)




5. CD Review: The Clinton Administration - One Nation Under A Re-Groove

The Clinton Administration - One Nation Under A Re-Groove (Medeski Martin & Wood, Yohimbe Brothers)
Skerik - sax (Critters Buggin', Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Karl Denson)
Robert Walter - keyboards (20th Congress, Greyboy Allstars)
Melvin Gibbs - bass (John Zorn, Defunkt, Arto Lindsay, Rollins Band)
Clyde Stubblefield - drums (James Brown, Garbage)
Phil Upchurch - guitar
(George Benson, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Curtis Mayfield)
Chuck Prada - percussion (20th Congress)

Art Direction by Dave McKean (DC Comics 'Sandman')


What do you get when you assemble a bunch of top-flight jazz musicians and session cats in a studio together, who just happen to have an unhealthy obsession with Parliament/Funkadelic? In the case of One Nation Under A Re-Groove, a storming world-class reevaluation of the grandmaster of funk, courtesy of the cleverly named new-groove collective The Clinton Administration. Signed to new Magna Carta imprint Magnatude, The Clinton Administration brings the concept of a funk collective bang up-to-date in the capable hands of some of the most talented funk, jazz and hip-hop musicians of the last four decades - including legendary Chess Records guitarist Phil Upchurch and the oft-sampled funk drummer Clyde Stubblefield.

The group's all-instrumental take on the music of George Clinton turns the groove up an extra notch, with reworked Parliament classics such as "Mothership Connection," "Up For The Downstroke," and the rousing "Give Up The Funk," and some of Funkadelic's finest including "(Not Just) Knee Deep" and, of course, the signature funk classic "One Nation Under A Groove."

Turntable maestro DJ Logic also gave the music a new spin - quite literally - with his unparalleled turntable skills and unique appreciation for the inter-relationships between jazz, funk, blues and hip-hop. A huge fan of P-Funk, Logic's record collection boasts all the classics from that era. He's even collaborated with the great P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell himself. "I grew up listening to all that music," says Logic. "I worked with Bernie Worrell and I've met George Clinton. It's really special to be covering their music."


TRACK LISTING

1.One Nation Under a Groove~Listen
2.(Not Just) Knee Deep~Listen
3.Cosmic Slop~Listen
4.Flash Light
5.Bop Gun (Endangered Species)~Listen
6.Mothership Connection (Star Child)~Listen
7.Give Up The Funk
8.Up For The Downstroke~Listen
9.Chocolate City
10.Hit It And Quit It~Listen



6. Happy Birthday Billy Brown (of Ray, Goodman and Brown, aka the MOMENTS)


Ray, Goodman and Brown, aka the MOMENTS

Hey Billy Brown...

H*A*P*P*Y
B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y

Taken from the OFFICIAL Ray, Goodman and Brown site...
---------------------------------
Billy Brown's flexible tenor can easily catch a female off guard, making her easy prey for the "let's -get-it-on' lyric. Billy Brown was also a member of a group called the Broadway's.
He sang lead on THE MOMENTS hits as before mentioned. Such as; "LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET", "Sunday", "Lovely Way She Loves", "Lucky Me", "I Do", "Inside Of You", and "All I Have".
---------------------------------

HOW ABOUT DAT?????????
'LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET'

Bet yall didn't know that, did you?

I found love on a two way street and lost it on a lonely highway
Love on a two way street and lost it on a lonely highway

True love will never die, so I've been told, but now I must cry
It's finally goodbye, I know

With music softly playing, his lips were gently saying: "I love you"

He held me in desperation; I thought it was a revelation
And then he walked out

How could I be so blind, to give up love for the very first time
To be fooled is a hurting pain, to be loved and fooled
Is a crying shame, while I bear the blame as he laughs my name

With music softly playing, his lips were gently saying: "Honey, I love you."
He held me in desperation; I thought it was a revelation,
And then he walked out

I found love on a two way street and lost it on a lonely highway
Love on a two way street and lost it on a lonely highway

I found love on a two way street and lost it on a lonely highway
Love on a two way street and lost it on a lonely highway

H*A*P*P*Y
B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y
B*I*L*L*Y
B*R*O*W*N


From...
Soul-Patrol

--Bob Davis


 7. Editorial: Life and Death Matters    

Obituary: RIP Manard Jackson'Back when Soul-Patrol first started, it was a pretty big deal when one of OUR artists would die. People like Curtis Mayfield or Grover Washington or Charles Earland, etc would pass away and we would focus on that artist for many weeks...
We would have 2-3 of these artists pass each year and their deaths were treated almost like an "online funeral".

Of course things were much different back then and the artists, as people seemed very distant from us as fans. Sure we knew their music. We had all been fans for many years.
But we didn't know them as people.

However knowing them, as people didn't really matter, because we had no expectation that we should. This meant that dealing with their death, as an abstract event was pretty easy.

Today the situation for us is much different.
Take for example the case of Barry White...

Just the other day I was on the phone with a west coast Soul-Patrol artist...

We were talking about the Soul-Patrol East Coast Convention, and how providing the opportunity for the fans to have social/business interaction DIRECTLY with the artists was an important thing for BOTH.

--Important for the artists to know that the fans actually give a sh*t about them
--Important for the fans to get to know the artists as people, and not simply as an abstract object
--Important to facilitate the conversation between the two and elevate Soul-Patrol's 'Experiment in Empowerment' to a higher level
http://www.soul-patrol.com/convention/

This artist went on further to say...

'Bob, you have no idea how much support there is for Soul-Patrol by artists based here on the west coast...'

He then rattled off an impressive list of famous names that he said were either lurking on Soul-Patrol or who were aware of and supportive of our objectives...
Some of them I knew personally, and some I didn't.

One of those names was:

BARRY WHITE

When that happened, I said....
Barry White, knows about Soul-Patrol?

He said....
"Bob, there are some artists who follow Soul-Patrol via hardcopy printouts that some of us make sure get circulated..."

THATS WHY YOU NEED TO DO A CONVENTION ON THE WEST COAST...

I said, isn't Barry White too ill to come to something like a Soul-Patrol Convention?

He said...

"HELL NO, IF YOU DO IT, HE WOULD BE THERE...."

Of course a few days later, Barry White passed away :(

* I will NEVER have the chance to meet Barry White...
* I will NEVER have the chance to shake the brotha's hand
* I will NEVER have the chance to tell him how much pleasure his music has brought to my life

That conversation with Barry White will NEVER happen

Will we ever do a Soul-Patrol Convention on the West Coast?
(of course we will)

Will we ever do a Soul-Patrol Convention in the Midwest?
(of course we will)

Will we ever do a Soul-Patrol Convention in the South?
(of course we will)

If we could accomplish that, we would raise a LOT of money for the...
OPEN UP MY HEART FOUNDATION

All good things happen in time...

The question is...
HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE LEFT??????

We have now reached the point in time where OUR artists are literally...

:::: dropping like flies...:::


RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES

In my mind we have become far too casual about it.

Most of the legendary artists we talk about here on Soul-Patrol are now in their 60's.
Many of them are NOT in good health.

On July 19th 2003 YOU will be able to meet and greet the following artists...

Billy Paul, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads and W00 Warriors), Soul Generation (featuring Cliff Perkins), Vince Montana (Salsoul Orchestra), Ray Davis (P-Funk, Temptations and Original P), Sonny Boy, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Sarah Dash (Labelle), T.M Stevens (everybody under the sun), George Kerr, Kenny 'Spider' Webb, Jazzhole, Michael Henderson, Raoul Cita (Harptones), "Giant" Gene Arnold, Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton, Bettye Lavette, The Ebonys, Wil Hart (Delphonics), AD LIBS, Escorts...

(and some others that I haven't yet told you about)

Of this list, ONLY Jazzhole, Sonny Boy, TM Stevens and Michael Hampton are under the age of 50.

Look at the list again....

Billy Paul, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads and W00 Warriors), Soul Generation (featuring Cliff Perkins), Vince Montana (Salsoul Orchestra), Ray Davis (P-Funk, Temptations and Original P), Sonny Boy, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Sarah Dash (Labelle), T.M Stevens (everybody under the sun), George Kerr, Kenny 'Spider' Webb, Jazzhole, Michael Henderson, Raoul Cita (Harptones), "Giant" Gene Arnold, Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton, Bettye Lavette, The Ebonys, Wil Hart (Delphonics), AD LIBS, Escorts...

Ask yourself, HONESTLY...

How many of these people will NOT be with us...
....in 10 YEARS?
......in 5 YEARS?
........in 1 YEAR?
..........in 6 MONTHS?

I'm NOT trying to be morbid here.
However TIME IS WORKING AGAINST US.
And that is a FACT


The Soul-Patrol Conventionis going to be a wonderful event.

Bigger and better than last year, we have expanded it into both an informational session in the afternoon and an entertainment session in the evening so that as many of YOU as possible will have the chance to interact not only with each other, but to interact with...

Billy Paul, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads and W00 Warriors), Soul Generation (featuring Cliff Perkins), Vince Montana (Salsoul Orchestra), Ray Davis (P-Funk, Temptations and Original P), Sonny Boy, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Sarah Dash (Labelle), T.M Stevens (everybody under the sun), George Kerr, Kenny 'Spider' Webb, Jazzhole, Michael Henderson, Raoul Cita (Harptones), "Giant" Gene Arnold, Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton, Bettye Lavette, The Ebonys, Wil Hart (Delphonics), AD LIBS, Escorts...

(and some others that I am not ready to tell you about just yet...)
http://www.soul-patrol.com/convention/

It is an important thing for us all to be able to have this dialogue, with each other...FACE TO FACE

I realize that some of you won't be able to make it this year for a variety of reasons. I also realize that on one level it's...

'just another function'

However, I am here to tell you that it's also a matter of...

::::LIFE AND DEATH::::

Yes it is about the...
LIFE AND DEATH OF INDIVIDUALS

But it is also about the...
LIFE AND DEATH OF A CULTURE


Soul-Patrol has 20,000 registered members
All good people
All people who profess to have an undying love for the culture that Soul-Patrol talks about. All people who have on some level communicated to me that this culture is for them...

:::A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH::::

Let's find out just how SERIOUS the survival of this culture really is to YOU...

WHERE IS YOUR SKIN IN THIS GAME?


CAN'T COME IN PERSON

* Buy a ticket anyway
* The ca$h goes to the Open Up Your Heart Foundation
* Buy it online, via PayPal at the Convention site:
http://www.soul-patrol.com/convention/
(check, money order or credit card)

LIVE WITHIN 150 MILES OF PHILADELPHIA?

* Show up at the door
* Bring your younger people to the afternoon session
* It's FREE for students
* Give them a chance to meet some of the living legends of this culture
* Give them a chance to learn, what you already know
* Come to the evening session and party your azz off
* Meet some of the living legends of this culture
* Buy some of their music to keep them going

CAN'T DO EITHER OF THE ABOVE?

Tell 10 people that you know about it and encourage them to participate on some level. In fact, why not pass this issue of the Soul-Patrol Newsletter to those 10 people when you do so?

PUT SOME SKIN IN THE GAME
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* RIP - Barry White
* RIP - Herbie Mann
* RIP Skip Scarborough

--Bob Davis

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