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"motown building" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"All know what that means back rest but but he was cool. I mean real. Cool real cool brother but As a once potentially had a deal on motown records that fell through die. I don't know if it fell through. They were they you know edit Jeffery was producing it and then We are working. Because after i gained like i said tammy came and gami. Because she wanted me to do this she was. She was contracting the backgrounds. Or did they were doing so. I went in and did the sessions me. Tammy is girl kathy james. Forget up think that was the name and we went in and did the session. And then after after we got done with the tones and stuff. Jeffrey comb boeing game to me said man. I love your vocals loved it. This is going to be a self contained situation. So you know. I love you to be part of is going to be you. Tammy and the girl that we are working with. And i say co you know as i can get you in is that we can start working on the contracts you know but i can get you into the union tomorrow right and as a co okay goes on next day i joined after you know what i'm saying and artist checks and we started and it was like we i wasn't contract it yet. You know if you're an uncontracted artists you have to get paid from the time. You walk into the studio pound. You walk out of the studio. So jeffrey would book book the time for like eight o'clock you know. In the evening he wouldn't show up for whatever reasons. I dunno midnight and then we worked till about. You know about four five o'clock in the morning so that's like an hour's at about one hundred and three hundred forty whatever. The scale was at that time. If we're doing a solo or count inflation cow i. There's a lot of money. Bill is a lot of money a lot of money. So yeah so you know but then after work about couple months you know started getting kinda flaky. You know what i'm saying. Gotta shake as far as like the techs weren't we weren't reflecting the time that we you know we were in the studio and so then i called him. It took my lady to milady to do to work. She worked at legacy over. Don don at the soul train us. So jane dance studios of in west hollywood and i took her dropped her off. A work told her. I'm going to motown build and have a meeting right. So i'm sitting in a meeting on the fifteenth floor. And unlike you know y'all giving me in the motown run around my blah blah. You know about getting all this stuff on my chest and the phone rings right. And this game angelo..
"motown building" Discussed on World Cafe
"You're listening to the world cafe today. A session with rickie lee jones hosted by our new orleans correspondent gwen tompkins. Gwen says that of all the great debut albums. In american popular music she thinks ricky lee jones self titled nineteen seventy-nine debut is among the best the songs pop with well pop and jazz and poetry and tragedy and compelling characters and humor. The album was a spectacular beginning to a nearly fifty year career in music and it earned jones her first grammy award for best new artist but jones life in music began long before that debut and she shares the pop jazz poetry tragedy compelling characters and humor of her story in the new memoir. Last chance texaco. Chronicles of an american troubadour. In the book we learn the back story of any number of songs including the early gem called easy money. We'll hear gwen tompkins interview with rickie lee jones. After a bit of easy money there was a joe backdoor. A couple deals have is on a couple bills. Waiting hands the flip. that's it. this time was up back. That was easy. Money from the nineteen seventy nine album. Rickie lee jones. this is world cafe. I'm gwen tompkins in new orleans. Rickie lee jones has written a memoir called last chance texaco. Chronicles of an american troubadour and joins world cafe from her home. Also in new orleans. Thanks so much for being with us. I know i'm so glad to see you again grin. I'm very happy to see you. I'll boy i mean we live in the same town and we do run into each other on occasion and i recall you to be a very very strong scrabble player. No one can compete with you. Know book i need to get a book study. That scrabble book. We have a date coming up but but rematch deal deal now now. Let's talk a little bit about the book because in your book. Your book your memoir. Describe a remarkable insight. When you're in your twenties in california broke anticipating maybe your last unemployment check and thinking about giving up song. I'm writing and and A friend introduce you to the music. Publisher called bud dain now. He was in the motown building on sunset boulevard bird. Can you read that passage for us. This is really an interesting passage from that you can write. You could write a song about this too. I sat down in a chair in front of his desk and played everything. I had easy money weasel in the white boys. Cool and young blood when i finished as i was leaving but finally offered. I liked that easy money right more like that. I shouldn't sure again. His deal was that i would right show many songs per month for eight hundred dollars a month at my life in nine thousand nine hundred seventy seven. That was like winning the lottery. The day came to sign the contract inter the fraternity of music professionals. A week later ivan escorted me back up to budding office. We got on the elevator. That would raise me up to where. I was gonna have enough money to pay rent and buy clothes. I could even join us. Fall ivan. And i were sitting in buds office. I was reading my new contract pin in my hand. I was looking at the signature page but ras looking at me. I was hesitating looking looking looking until i set the contract down something in me. That warning voice said don't shine. I'm sorry can. I just think about this for a minute. Step by step out from his desk while ivan tonight collided head. Coaching empire Late evan what's going on. Twenty two rickie lee john's. I'm.
"motown building" Discussed on The Face Radio
"Backup and then four. Her and i i did the majority of backup singing with maxine and julia waters and orange. I still work with them on different projects and Maxine and jillian. I saying back up on On my own with patti labelle. Mcdonald's beautiful oh yeah. Love that Tom petty. We've done some tracks. That i and i remember morris day we did One son just different one. And i'd say with Maurice white with maxine and julia it just numerous songs. We just go in. They'd call our your bailable. Yes i am. So he's and thing and just have a great time as as a musician than you. An growing up in join motta music. You then went onto play for motown. didn't you tell me about. Its own with frank wilson and jack food. That's true. I played on a lot of their tracks but there were in studio. It wasn't up at motown building. It was a different recording studio. Lay down a track and then onto the next one yet because you abandon them on european lots of moten will rick james and mary wilson yes and a lot of that was with maxine and julia. Yes we worked together for a long time and we still work together. When there's something available and maxine or joe you will call me and ask. If i'm available and i will always sing with those ladies. I love them. They're my family. Lovely deeply involved with maxine and julia waters in film industry. Didn't you when did you. How did that opportunity come along. What's at how the opportunity to step into films come along. Networking is a fabulous thing. I started meeting other singers along away. And i got called to sing on film. Yeah i mean these films little just any films. These a household name films. Just tell people the some of the titles that you song. I sang Both lion king's i sang Recently wrinkle in time. I just Harriet harriet tubman. Just came out about that. Yeah i sang on all the men in black. The happy feet. Some of the superman Some of the batman avatar glitzy hidden figures. And actually i think Solos on that one. You know i love it. Eighty and It's a lot of fun. I get a chance to work with so many talented people singers. So i You know. And i will continue to do it until they stop falling. Kostov tummy about took meeting. Harold pain and the band gravity current products in the also love of yours. Well that's my brother Heroin oliver matt credit. But it goes all the way back to the team won enough tijuana end but Tony fish molly and herald was working at tony's on the pier and On our break we'd go back and forth to hear one another and we just became good friends and he was writing songs. Well before me. He was bobby womack some rotting a thirty years or so. It wasn't a really gifted wordsmith great song and I loved his songs. Says you now if you need someone to to sing them. I'll i'll them so i'd only seeing them but i played them. We'd go in and just crank out demos all the time for his his great song. We started singing them together. live and we said well we might as well. You know maybe do a little group. We didn't have a name and we were doing shows up performing. it's not really shows. We're playing our music with one other Percussionist at the time and he left to go out on tour and then oliver came out to hear us and he joined that louis oliver brown of course from case in some sean bound amongst others that correct correct and we got together. We didn't even have a name for our group at oliver came up with the name gravity. And we've been performing to this day you know. I just love those guys. Because they're so talented and you know they're we're family. Louis ryan thank you very much for agreeing to talk to me and sharing your life with this. Well thank you so much aid. It's just a pleasure to talk with. You finally finally fun that time to get together but it today was a perfect day and i appreciate you With all your body of knowledge about me an in with some of it. I had to stop and realize oh i did sing on that or i played on that. You knew more about it than i did. So thank you so much. Spend a lifetime passion for me. It's not always that you you know you meet dear ones like you just lets you thank you right. I'm gonna to get off then. Okay thank you very much. Enjoy the rest day. Thank you so much and you take care. Thank you thank you. So i'm going to finish off the interview with a great track from one thousand nine hundred nine cd from gravity. One eighteen. This is called serenity. Love.