• INTRODUCING: ANGEL
    Influenced by Little Richard, Hank Ballard, Howard Tate and BB King, Angel started singing rhythm and blues on street corners when he was twelve. It would take forever to list all of his favorite singers, but a few standouts are Sonny Til, Nolan Strong, Pookie Hudson, Arthur Prysock, and Billy Eckstine.

    When Angel was 15, he joined his first band as a bass player and eventually played with the legendary "Grandfather of Rock 'n Roll" Chuck Berry. He was the lead singer for the South Florida group The Kollektion and had his own group called GC Dangerous with Gene Cornish of the Rascals. Angel was the lead singer for the critically acclaimed group Diamond, Angel and Crooks. He has worked with such notable people as Dion, Matt (Guitar) Murphy, Bobby Byrd, Robbin Ford, Darlene Love, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Jackson, Paul Schaffer, The Blues Image, Harvey Fuqua and The New Rascals.


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    earthjuice@prodigy.net



  • INTRODUCING: LOUISE PERRYMAN
    Dubbed "the white woman with the black voice", she is impossible to truly categorize. Some will classify her as "Jazz", some "R&B", some "Neo Soul", some "Pop".
    However my feeling is that most of you won't care about the category and just dig on the music...This charismatic singer/songwriter with echoes of Laura Nyro, Minnie Riperton and Anita Baker, explodes the stereotype of conventional R&B with her vibrant stage presence and richly textured voice. Louise is of that rare breed of singer/songwriter who actually embraces her audience, inviting them to join her on a journey of the soul.


    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! Drop me a quick email and let me know what cha think?
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  • Does anyone here like Blue Eyed Soul ?????????
    Can anyone come up with some examples of "Blue Eyed Soul" artists/songs ?

    We may have stolen it, but we returned it in great condition...

    UB 40, Snow, Vanilla Ice, Beastie Boys, Fatboy Slim, Boz Scaggs, Frank Zappa?(or should that be Funk Zappa!!), Simply Red, Roy Buchanan, Jonny Lang, ,& more...





    I wanted to update this page for quite a while. Many people have paid a visit and wanted to suggest more names. So here you have it.

    Quite a few of these I disagree with

    Someone named Dennis wrote in with an excellent essay on this topic.

    I figured that was worth sharing as well.

    Enjoy...

     

    Well, very interesting! Your blue eyed discussion. I don't know where you fellas are from, but I grew up right in the center of a "Rich" blue eyed soul area. You ain't gonna believe this--Harrisburg, Pa. Yep. The middle sixties , 64-72 this area was teeming with white soul groups, some that recorded and a lot that didn't. Many of these recordings are much sought after collectible records, some common and some not! The area brought forth an obscure , mixed Doo-Wop group- The Exciting Invictas with one rare recording worth up to $ 400.00. After this group, others followed-The Delchords/Impala.,

    The Intentions/Philips and nationally known Magnificent Men. The Mag Men traveled to black theaters, in the 60's, such as the "Apollo in New York and the "Uptown Theater" in Philly. Wherever they went to play these black houses they brought the house down. Others were the Master Men, The Soulville Allstars, Shandells. But mostly known for the area was the Magnificent Men.

    In the book "American Singing groups" Billboard Books,Jay warner , the writer said "Very few White artist achieved a degree of popularity with black audiences comparable to that attained by this seven member vocal band from Harrisburg".

    At the "Apollo" their performance was so exciting, that James Brown jumped on stage and did 45 minutes of his own music with the group. They became the "ONLY" white group ever to tour with the Motortown Revue! While trying to find their place in a changing market place, they met a group that was very influenced by their 4 albums on Capitol records, that group later became "Chicago". They are still performing off and on in the area today, teaming with an assortment of members of local bands, cutting 3 CD's as "The Class of 60 something" which are very good. I hope I have brought you some new and interesting news from the past, I hope you enjoyed it. That's it for now

    Thanks Dennis

     

     

    • Teena Marie
  • Alan Freed
  • AWB
  • Bobby Caldwell
  • Bobby Darin
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Boots Randolph
  • David Bowie
  • Boz Scaggs.
  • Chet Baker
  • Chris Clark
  • Corinne Drewery,lead singer of Swing Out Sister,
  • Daryl Hall
  • Dion
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Eddie Hinton - Very, Extremely Dangerous" on Caprocorn records from 1978 for an LP.
  • Elton John
  • Elvis Presley
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Eric Burdon
  • Everly Bros;
  • Frankie Miller
  • George Michael
  • George Soule - "Get involved" on Fame records from the early 70s for a great single.
  • Georgie Fame
  • Goffin & King
  • Hall +Oates
  • Hank Williams Sr
  • J. Giles band
  • James Taylor
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jason Key
  • Joe Cocker
  • John Lennon
  • John Pattitucci - He has Brown Eyes - but thats just a technicality. (World renowed bassist with GRP records).
  • Johnny Burnette
  • Johnny Daye
  • Johnny Maestro
  • Johnny Otis
  • Kokomo
  • Laura Nyro
  • Leiber & Stoller
  • Maggie Bell
  • Maggie Cox - Paisley Park Records, "You Left Me Standing At the Altar."
  • Magnificent Men
  • Micheal McDonald/Kenny Loggins -
  • Mick Hucknall..
  • Mick Jagger,
  • Mitch Ryder
  • Neil Young
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Paul Weller
  • Peter Cox (formerly of Go West)
  • Phil Spector
  • Pomus & Shuman;
  • Rationals
  • Ricky Nelson
  • robert palmer pressure drop lp
  • Rod Stewart
  • Ronnie Milsap
  • Rory Gallagher
  • Roy Head
  • Ry Cooder
  • Sahdes of Blue.
  • Soul Survivors"
  • St. Paul - Formerly of the Musical Group, "The Time."
  • Steve Cropper
  • Steve Marriot (Small Faces - check out "Watcha Gonna Do")
  • Steve Perry
  • SteveWinwood
  • Sunny & the Sunliners (a Mexican group from Texas who got some of their recordings played on R & B stations).
  • Terry Reid,
  • The Band (esp. Rick Danko)
  • The Box Tops!!
  • The Flaming Ember
  • The Valadiers (Greetings This Is Uncle Sam).
  • Timi Yuro
  • Tom Waits
  • TOWER OF POWER
  • van morrison
  • Wanda Jackson
  • Wayne Cochran
    •  

       

       


      Subject: BLUE EYED SOUL

    • ummmmmmmm, interesting..... Do you mean like,,,,,
      Michael Bolton - Once In A Lifetime
      Michael MacDonald - Sentimental Fool
    • Righteous Brothers
      You've Lost That Loving Feeling
      Soul & Inspiration

    • While Micheal Bolton may have his fans, I am not one of them.. When he sings, he looks and sounds like he is in need of a dieretic (sp)
      Like the other Michael though. McDonald & LaBelle's ON MY OWN is one of my favorite songs. Sadly right now I can not name his very popular group.

    • Are the Righteous Brothers still performing ??

    • Where have I heard that before about Micheal Bolton ? (I Don't think you are the only one that feels that way. ) "On My Own" is a beautiful song. If I'm correct about this, Micheal MacDonald also did a song with the Winans. Can't remeber the title... ummmmmm, it's an old song. Who else have Micheal MacDonald sang with ?

    • I don't know if Righteous Bros are still performing. Have not heard anything lately about them.
      What was the name of Michael McDonald's group? I think he recorded for Warner.


    • Decided to come on board. One of my all time fav groups AWB is a great example of blue eyed soul. School Boy Crush is and always will be the bomb. There's a lot of wannabes like Michael Bolton. I consider him an immitator and not a connoisseur (had to look that one up...LOL) of soul music.
      It would be interesting to know who was behind these so called "blue eyed" soul singers.
      It had to be the REAL THING.

    • The VERY first 45 record ever purchaced by a certain "member rep" was:
      "It's A Beautiful Morning" - Rascals
      I like Michael McDonald.
      Michael Bolton........hmmmmm I'll deal with him later !!

    • I agree with ya on the Rightious Brothers.......my boy Bill Medley was (& still is) badd !!!
      Would anybody also put Hall & Oates in this category ??
      If so what songs by them do you dig ?

    • Michael McDonald is of course the former lead singer of the Doobie Brothers.
      (Just in case anyone feels the need for a "doobie in their FUNK"................LOL)
      The Dobbie Brothers themselves as a group is another that I would say is worthy of inclusion as "blue eyed soul brothers" !!

      (it ain't about race....it's about feeling !!)

    • An interesting comparison can be made between Micheal Bolton & Steve Winwood.

      Steve Winwood of course started out as a 16 year old kid from England who had a voice that sounds just like Ray Charles. Remember the big hit by the Spenser Davis Group "Gimmie Some Lovin" ???
      Well that's Steve Winwood on lead vocals & it's a Soul Classic !!
      However Michael Bolton is merely a "Ray Charles Imitator"......I wonder how the "blind junkie" feels each time Michael Bolton is given yet another award or sells another million records.

      I know that some will disagree with me on this but Michael Bolton is yet another reminder of the reason why we are losing our musical heritage to the point where even Soul music one day may no longer be recognizable by it's originators.

      As far as AWB I would consider them to be more in the FUNK category.....but in some respect that is like splitting hairs !!
      They of course are fantastic and their stuff comes straight from the heart with real feeling !!
      Any thoughts on Mitch Ryder or Dennis Coffy ??

      I’m--"groovin on a sunday afternoon"
    • The original Blue Eyed Soul Brothers...Hall and Oats

      Sara Smile
      One on One
      Open All Nite
      She's Gone
      just to name a few...


    • Would it be correct to also include English performers in this category? If it is then I would have to consider Taylor Dayne as being close to the edge.
      I will have another name for you as soon as I can get my thinking cap straight.
      ~Red Ribbon~


    • Thanks of course I knew that McDonald was Doobie Brothers but just could not remember . As I said elsewhere, I'm the one who handed EDISION a needle when his record was
      skipping, so perhaps senility has finally set it (G)

    • First time I heard term Blue eyed Soul Brothers was in ref to the Righteous Bros.
      Can anyone trace the term back any further?


    • My memory is a bit clearer. I am thinking of the English woman who sung the song, "Been Around the World, (I can' find my Baby)".
      Anybody remember who the artist was?


    • There is also Kenny Loggins, who also did a duet with Michael MacDonald on " What A Fool Believes". There was another duet with Shanice... "Love Will Follow". Kenny was somehow associated with the Doobies Brothers before he went solo. Do you remember all the members of Doobies Brothers ?


    • I remember KENNY LOGGINS as a member of Loggins & Messina


    • Sure the English count, I have already mentioned Steve Winwood earlier.
      Others from England to consider might be:

      · Tom Jones
      · Boy George
      · George Michael
      · Simply Red
      can you think of any others ?
    • Not offhand. But then, I still cannot remember who sung "Been Around the World". (s)

    • I finally remembered. Lisa Stansfield.

    • Yeah I agree with you on Lisa Stansfield, she is "soulful" to be sure.

    • I’m--is thinkin ~Red Ribbon~ is a "Disco Queen" ??? (g)
    • Me? A Disco Queen?
      I think that your headphones may be too tight......lol
      ~Red Ribbon~
    • Perhaps they are on too tight.......but then again I like a nice "tight" fit !!
      (g)
      (sorry but I couldn't resist that one........and I'll stop now !!......:)
    • My face is definitely red....lol
      ~Red Ribbon~

    • Yes, I would put Hall and Oates in that category. I wish they were still together.
      Back in the day "Man Eater" was a favorite of mine. lol
    • Im very surprised that no one has mentioned the name of Teena Marie...She had to one of the best...Now we all know who was behind her..but the gurl had some soul !!! My favorite by her has always been.. DeJa Vu.....
      Anyone else a Teena Marie fan ???????


    • THE DOOBIE BROTHERS:

      Original members, 1%9: Tom Johnston, born Visalia, California; John Hart-man, born Falls Church, Virginia, c. 1949; Greg Murphy. Murphy replaced by Dave Shogren, born San Francisco, California. Pat Simmons, born Aberdeen, Washington, added 1970. Shogren left October 1971 and was replaced by Tiran Porter, born Los Angeles, California, c. 1948. Michael Hossack added in late 1971, replaced in 1973
      by Keith Knudsen, born Iowa. Jeff Barter, born Washington, D.C., C. 1948, added late 1974. Michael McDonald, born St. Louis, Missouri, added in late 1975. Johnson left early 1977. Group disbanded in 1982, reunited in 1987.
      (Of course I didn't remember all of them ......I had to look it up !!...........lol)
      Were you a big fan of the Doobies ??

      (I got a "doobie in mah FUNK")


    • I dig Tina Marie!!!!! ^5 mah sista!!!


    • Doobies Brothers was superbad!!! I remember how people reacted when they first seen them on tv. They could believe this group had "SOUL". lol Once they parted, I became a Michael MacDonald's. Now he has a voice like no other, but he reminds me of Kenny Rogers, kinda.

    • I remember my older brother playing a Loggins and Messina song. I don't remember the name but it went...."Beware, oh brother beware, don't you listen to the words......." Maybe you could tell the name of the song. I've always liked"Miss You"by the Rolling Stones. I still know all the words to it....lol


    • "Miss you" by the Stones was a great jam !!......I can remember partying my butt off to that song many a year ago.
      Hell, I've even had the good fortune of seeing Mick & the boys do it live at Shea Stadium in NY....a few years back during the "Steel Wheels" tour.
      What other Stones jams do you dig ??

    • ewwwwwww...michael bolton..
      HALF..some things just cannot be tolerated

    • ANYTHING by hall and oates is MOST EXCELLENT..saw them in concert at blossom music center in cleveland years and years and years ago..always liked ANYTHING they make..brotha's (i can say that) that have soul..
      (..I always thought john oates was the cutest (G)

      (THUD)..tom jones..i went to a concert with my mom eons ago..women throwing their undies at him..he STILL makes me shiver when he sings..that man has GOT some soul in him!
      (THUD)..george michael..YES YES YES!!..HOT HOT HOT..and he sings good too (EG).."faith" is nothin' BUT pure soul..
      boy george..no thud, but yes, 'blue-eyed' soul brotha..
      simply red..again, no thud but he can sing a lil' ..

      HALF..yeah, better late than never (G)..

    • Yeah HALF,
      I agree with ya on those Brittish "blue eyed soulmen"
      Remember:
      Tom Jones remake of AFKAP "Kiss" ?
      Both George Michael & Boy George singing duet's with my main man Smokey (& actually hanging with him ??)
      Seems that the United States has no monopoly on Soul music !

      (I wonder what they are feeding people over there ….lol)


    • ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING BY THE STONES JAMS!!!..i don't care what people said about "some girls" or "steel wheels"..(and yes, i have 'some girls' on vinyl …lol)..i went out and bought the cd for "voodoo lounge" the DAY it came out..it's funky, soulful and ROCKS LIKE A MO'FO'..oh gawd, don't GET me started on the stones..YES YES YES!!..

      (I’m..basically a rocker at heart…..lol)

    • Big Stones fan here !!..Amazing as it might seem (to some)......in my opinion the Stones have never gotten enough respect from a portion of the marketplace......"the urban market" !!
      The Stones may well have done more to popularize Black music on an international basis than anyone. But many Blacks consider them to be "ripoff artists"....nothing could be further from the truth the Stones are badd....period !!

      (I figured she would find the "rock content" …lol)

    • (ewwwwwww...michael bolton..)
      Do you have ANY possible explanation for his continuing popularity ?? .......(g)
      yes..he somewhat resembles fabio..
      HALF..who thinks michael bolton ought to emulate fabio.. DON'T OPEN YOUR MOUTH!! ….lol


    • Here are some more examples of "blue eyed soul" submitted for you consideration:
      What do you think ??


      · (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
      · 96 Tears - Question Mark & The Mysterians
      · Baby I Need Your Loving - Johnny Rivers
      · Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
      · Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
      · Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James And The Shondells
      · Devil With A Blue Dress - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
      · Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Animals
      · Double Shot - Swingin' Medallions
      · Down On The Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival
      · Easy To Be Hard - Three Dog Night
      · Expressway To Your Heart - Soul Survivors
      · Get Off Of My Cloud - Rolling Stones
      · Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
      · Good Lovin' - Young Rascals
      · Groovin' - Rascals
      · Hanky Panky - Tommy James & The Shondells
      · Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
      · House Of The Rising Sun - Animals
      · I've Been Lonely Too Long - Rascals
      · Light My Fire - Doors
      · Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
      · Nobody But Me - Human Beinz
      · Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
      · One - Three Dog Night
      · Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison
      · People Got To Be Free - Rascals
      · Poor Side Of Town - Johnny Rivers
      · Sherry - Four Seasons
      · Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat & Tears
      · Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones
      · Touch Me - Doors
      · Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
      · You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Righteous Brothers

    • There's also Sam and Dave (can't think of any of theirs song at the moment). Your list seems to be right on the money!!

    • Because of the "revisionist history" of the Blues Brothers, I'm certain that there are many younger people who in fact think that Sam & Dave were white.....
      :(






    • INTRODUCING: ANGEL
      Influenced by Little Richard, Hank Ballard, Howard Tate and BB King, Angel started singing rhythm and blues on street corners when he was twelve. It would take forever to list all of his favorite singers, but a few standouts are Sonny Til, Nolan Strong, Pookie Hudson, Arthur Prysock, and Billy Eckstine.

      When Angel was 15, he joined his first band as a bass player and eventually played with the legendary "Grandfather of Rock 'n Roll" Chuck Berry. He was the lead singer for the South Florida group The Kollektion and had his own group called GC Dangerous with Gene Cornish of the Rascals. Angel was the lead singer for the critically acclaimed group Diamond, Angel and Crooks. He has worked with such notable people as Dion, Matt (Guitar) Murphy, Bobby Byrd, Robbin Ford, Darlene Love, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Jackson, Paul Schaffer, The Blues Image, Harvey Fuqua and The New Rascals.


      CLICK HERE TO FOR MORE ON ANGEL... Drop me a quick email and let me know what cha think?
      earthjuice@prodigy.net



    • INTRODUCING: LOUISE PERRYMAN
      Dubbed "the white woman with the black voice", she is impossible to truly categorize. Some will classify her as "Jazz", some "R&B", some "Neo Soul", some "Pop".
      However my feeling is that most of you won't care about the category and just dig on the music...This charismatic singer/songwriter with echoes of Laura Nyro, Minnie Riperton and Anita Baker, explodes the stereotype of conventional R&B with her vibrant stage presence and richly textured voice. Louise is of that rare breed of singer/songwriter who actually embraces her audience, inviting them to join her on a journey of the soul.


      CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! Drop me a quick email and let me know what cha think?
      earthjuice@prodigy.net