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"smokey robinson" Discussed on Fresh Air
"From shaft composed and recorded by Isaac Hayes. He spoke to Terry in 1994. He died in 2008 at the age of 65. Coming up, David B and Cooley reviews two new prequels. One to the HBO series Game of Thrones and the other to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. This is fresh air. Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from the brain and behavior center at Stanford medicine children's health, ranked 7th nationwide by U.S. news and World Report. They provide complex neurosurgical care and comprehensive pediatric care for conditions such as brain tumors and epilepsy. The Lord of the Rings the rings of power premieres today on Amazon Prime Video. Two weeks ago, house of the dragon premiered on HBO. Both of them are long awaited prequel series to wildly popular fantasy hits. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novels and HBO's the Game of Thrones series, based on the books by George R. R. Martin. And both of them it turns out are among the most expensive TV series ever made. Our TV critic David bien Cooley reviews them both. Neither of these shows is likely to win any new fans. But what they're really focused on is retaining old ones. Both these shows are giant gambles. And HBO's in some respects already has paid off. An estimated 10 million viewers watched the premiere episode of House of the dragon. An HBO promptly renewed that Game of Thrones prequel created by Ryan Jay condal and George R. R. Martin for a second season. The Lord of the Rings, the rings of power, created by Patrick McKay and John D paine, now follows. And its popularity will be evidence soon enough. But I'm more interested in how well these prequels set up and are faithful to the stories they're expanding. Based on the first two episodes of each, neither show is as great a prequel or his original as, say, Better Call Saul. But both House of the dragon and the rings of power are very true to their source material and look expensive and expansive. They're also more invested in establishing characters and conflicts than going for spectacle, at least initially. And that's very smart. Despite all the fantasy trappings, both lord of the rings and especially game of Thrones essentially are soap operas at heart. The villains steal the spotlight and the hostilities are right out in the open. The rings of power borrowing and learning from the final seasons of Game of Thrones hands the narrative over largely to its female characters. A welcome change. The elf who is hunting the realm's biggest source of evil is a woman warrior named galadriel. When she returns from a quest, her lover elrond wants to reconnect, but she's interested only in getting the king to replenish her army. Morphed Clark plays the warrior elf, and Robert aramayo plays elrond. I'm not some courtier to be vacated by idle flattery. A demand speak with the king directly. You have made that play. So I will be equally plain. It was not your company who defied you after. But rather you who defied the high king. By refusing to heed any limit placed upon me. In an act of magnanimity, he has chosen to honor your accomplishments. Rather than 12 upon your insolence. I just give him again. You may find him less receptive than you might have hoped. Another prominent storyline with a female focus is set among the har foots, a sort of ancestor to the familiar hobbits. Markella Kavanaugh plays nori brandy foote, a curious Hartford, whose questioning nature is challenged and lectured by a village elder, played by tusita Jaya sundra. Her speech sets the tone for the story, and it's a tone that's very true to the epic narrative, it's now joining. Wonder if there's trouble down so. And what's concerned is that of yours in a brandy food? Haven't you ever wondered? What else is out there? How far the river flows over the sparrows learn the new songs they sing in spring. I can't help but feel there's wonders in this word. Beyond our wandering. I've told you countless times. Elves have fires to protect. Dwarfs their minds, mend their fields of grain. Even trees have to worry about the soul of beneath their roots. But we hear foods are free from the worries of the wide word. We are by tripping in a long, long stream. Our path set by the past and seasons. Nobody goes off trail and nobody walks alone. We have each other. We're safe. That is how we survive. Over on House of the dragon, the threat is more immediate. And comes in the form of former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, who is to this Game of Thrones prequel, what Peter Dinklage was to the original. Its first and most dynamic standout character. He plays prince Damon, a white haired ancestor of the house Targaryen clan, who, at the time of this prequel, has ten giant dragons under its control. Damon's Ascension to the iron throne has been blocked by his brother, king viserys, who's played by patty considine. And their sibling rivalry is pretty obvious as the king tells him, loudly. You have no allies at court, but me. I have only ever defended you. Did everything I've given you, you've thrown back in my face. You've only ever tried to send me away to the veil to the city watch. Anywhere but by your side. Ten years. You've been king and yet not once. Have you asked me to be your hand? Why would I do that? Because I'm your brother. Yet as evil and angry as Damon is, his niece is brave enough to confront him. She's princess rhaenyra, played as a young woman by Millie alcock. And when Damon pits his army of men against the kings, the princess swoops in, riding a dragon, and lands herself right between the two armies, defiantly confronting her rebellious relative. And right here, uncle. The object of your eye, the reason that you were disinherited. If you wish to be restored as air, you'll need to kill me. So do it. And be done with all this bother. The production values of both series are excellent, and should please fans of the original works. But in this early going, so should the stories, and even in a fantasy realm, that's a lot more important. David B and coulee is a Professor of television studies at Rowan university in New Jersey. He reviewed The Lord of the Rings, brings of power and house of the dragon. On Monday's show, Labor Day we conclude our week of favorite music interviews from the fresh air archive with Pete Seeger, one of the most important figures in American folk music known for his union and protest songs, and with Bruce Springsteen, who interpreted the songs of Pete
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Me that high hat, man. Some 16 notes, you know. And he did that. And it worked. I said, that's the kind of dramatic effect I won't get out of putting the other things in, you know, the base. The accents and all that stuff. But that's how that whole wawa thing came about.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Brought up so how come it took several years for you to actually record your own vocals? Well, remember I talk about Nat Cole story, right? Well, I started singing in high school. I sang before medical when I sang looking back, that was in the 9th grade, but before 9th grade, preteen, I used to sing, but I sound like somebody in the Vienna boys choir. My boss is and they would call me. And your sister. So when I reached puberty, my voice started cracking and squeaking, and then when it cleared up, it was down in the basement. So I started singing, yeah, and I was sick in jazz. Doing my teenage years. I was singing jazz and 11 night club. I was single to blues band. I was sing with a rock and roll group called a teen tones. I was singing the gospel group called the morning stars. We had a little combo and doing my senior year we played. So I had all this experience. And I would go to Jim Stewart and say, hey, Jim, I want to record on testing. We're like, you know, we don't believe in your voice is too good. It's too good for what we're doing here. So I never did get this shot until one day. When someone's birthday party at stacks and we always serve champagne and cake. And we had gobble down some cake and duck Dunn and I grabbed a couple of bottles of champagne and ran into the latest restaurant and closed the door. And we just guzzled us champagne down. I mean, I got a buzz. Came out our bell who, at that time, was the head of national promotion. He wound up being executive vice president, but he said, Ike. I want to cut something on you. Okay, yeah, okay. I was feeling no pain. So we're going to studio Al Jackson drums, duck on base in my separate piano. And I said, man, y'all follow me. It was all impromptu. And we stayed in the studio a few hours. And we finished out, okay, I got what I want. And that was I wound up being presenting Isaac Hayes, my very first album. Isaac Hayes speaking with Terry gross recorded in 1994. We'll hear more after a break. This is fresh air. Support for NPR in this podcast come from Stanford medicine children's health. Stanford medicine children's health is once again honored to be ranked as a top ten children's hospital in the nation by U.S. news and World Report, access to excellence. Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from the brain and behavior center at Stanford medicine children's health, ranked 7th nationwide by U.S. news and World Report. They provide complex neurosurgical care and comprehensive pediatric care for conditions such as brain tumors and epilepsy. Let's get back to Terry's conversation with Isaac Hayes recorded in 1994. You recruited the theme for the movie shaft in. I guess it was 1971. How were you asked to do this? Well, it was a whole concept. Hollywood recognized that they had to look further than they had been looking to get business. I think it was fledgling at the time. It was a bit stagnant. And Melvin Van Peebles had put on a movie called sweetback's badass song. And they said, um, it might be a market there. If we come up with a concept to have a leading black leading man, a black director made a black composer, we might hit that market. MGM was one that pioneered the idea. So we had a meeting out there at MGM with stacks and they asked me to come. And they talked about the concept. And when I do the music, would I be interested in doing the music? Yeah. I said, I want to act too late. Have you all cast with lead role? Well, I don't know. We'll look into that. But anyway, I think that was a stick and care, you know? So I agreed to do music. They had already cashed with you around tree, which was rightfully so he's perfect for the part. And I redo the music, and that's how that's how that whole thing came about. Because we really get into orchestrating, right? So tell me how you started using that wawa guitar funk style. Ha ha. Well, okay, trade secrets. What happened was I had been doing arranging all the time. I did a lot of ranging with the horns and stuff at stacks in the first string arrangements I tried was a thing that David and I did on Sam and Dave. And that album was like a big flop. But we tried it anyway, but I had a taste for it unless I tasted the strings that I couldn't let it go. Now, when sometimes in the studio, you're working on various grooves and stuff and you can't find a name for it, you can't tag it with anything. You just, if it feels good, you say, okay, I'm going to file that. And you put it up. You put it back on your store. Now, when it was time for me to do the shaft theme, I said, what can I do? They explain the character to me. A relentless character always on the move, always on the prowl, and you got to get something to denote that for the main theme. I said, what can I do? I thought about, if you remember, I was reading this trial of tenderness. I had a hand in that arrangement too. In the end, Al Jackson was doing some stuff when I had some, you know, you got to. So I thought about that, I said, maybe if I just sustain that particular thing on the hi hat, that would give you a dramatic effect as something that's relentless. Now, what else can I do? I thought about the guitar lick. And I went and pulled it out, played it. And Charles Pitts, we call him skip. He played the thing in a while while. I said, hey, play this line. He started it. And I told Willie to drummer, I said, I wouldn't hold. I
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Fresh Air
"We're doing a sign she said son you're growing up now pretty soon you'll take a ride and then she said just because you become a young man now it's still something that you know to understand before you ask some girl for a hand now keep your freedom for as long as you can but my mama told me you better shop a lot I know yeah you better shop around shopping about different things that I want you to know now I guess this year and the wind's gonna blow my the women come and the women better go now before you tell them that you love home so now my mama told me you better shop for a hot roll you better shop around shop a lot I gotta get yourself a father time don't be so I'm a very busy woman I'm pretty girls come I don't try to find one who's gonna give you love and before you take another day I do now I'll make sure she's in love with you now my mama told me you better shop around now
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Fresh Air
"He told her how he first met Barry Gordy. My number one singing idol was Jackie Wilson, which was how I actually met Barry Gordy because the group that turned out to be the miracles and I went for an audition for Jackie Wilson's managers in Detroit and at that time Barry Gordy had written all of the hit songs that Jackie Wilson had out. And Barry happened to be at that audition and rather than us singing songs that were currently popular by other people, we sang about 5 songs that I had written and so Jackie Wilson's managers rejected us. They told us we were never make it because we had a guy singing lead high and there was a girl in our group and there was already the platters who were very, very, very popular at that time. And so they had a guy singing high and a girl in group and so we would never make it because of the platters. And Barry Gordy happened to be at that audition and he was impressed because he had never heard any of the songs that we sang. So he came outside afterwards. He was there to turn in some new songs to Jackie Wilson, and he asked where we got the songs, and I told him I had written them and so on and so forth. And he asked me if I had some more songs which was a mistake on his part because I had a hundred songs in a notebook that I had with me and I sang about 20 of them for bury that day and he just critiqued him for me and I told him that I had all of his music because I had all the Jackie Wilson's music and some of the other songs that he had written for Etta James and a couple groups and stuff like that. And we stuck a relationship in about a year or so after that, man, we started Motown. And so that was a fabulous time over my life. So when he critiqued your songs after you sang a bunch for him, what did he say? Well, you know, Terry, I could always rhyme from the time I was a little kid, I could always rhyme stuff, but my songs at that time didn't complete an idea. I would have a great rhymed up first verse, but it had nothing to do with the second verse, which was rhymed up really good. You know, he made me know that I would have three or four songs in one song. And he just, he just taught me basically how to construct a song and how to make a song one idea that carries from the beginning to the end and the beginning and the middle and the ending all tie in together to give a person one complete idea. And how to construct my songs. You and Barry Gordy cohort got a job. And then he wrote your first big hit, right? Which was shop around. No, he did not. No, he didn't. I read that. You wrote it. Why did I think he wrote it? I don't know why. I'm taking care of thrown away from you. No, no, no. What happened with Chaparral was the fact that we had a big hit on a guy named Barrett strong money, that's what I want. And Barry had, we just started Motown basically, you know, we had a few hits. But Barry wanted me to write an album for Barrett. So shop around was one of the songs that I wrote for that particular album. I was going to record it on Barrett strong. And I was very excited because a lot of times, songs just flow out. Shop around took me about 20 minutes at the most to write. Some songs take longer to write, but chaperone had flowed out in about 20 minutes ahead of it. So I went to Barry's office and I told him, I said, hey man, I have got a great song for Barrett for his next record. And he said, you have he said, let me hear it. So we go down into the studio at the piano and I play shop around, and I sing it for him. And he got very excited about it. So he said, move up a man because I want to change these chords right here and so on and so on, which is why his name would be on the particular song on chop around. And he didn't want to put his name on it, but I insisted that he did, because we worked on it for an hour or two there. And after we got to working on it, he said, I want you to sing this song. So I said, no, man, I wrote this song for Barrett so we went through that for 5 minutes. No using it. No, I wrote for bear. No, you sing it. So finally, he said, well, you're just going to the studio and record this song. And on you and the miracles and we'll see what happens. So I did. And when I sang it, when I had written it, it was like a little slower and bluesy. And so I recorded it on the miracles and me and it came out. And it had been off about two weeks, and it was doing fair. And Barry called me a one morning at about 3 o'clock in the morning and said, hey man, I want you to get the group and come to the studio because I've already called all the musicians, and I want you to come to the studio. I'm going to rerecord Chaparral. I'm going to change the beat, and it's going to number one. So to make a long story short, I did. I called a group, and we went to the studio and everybody showed up with the exception of the piano player. So Barry is playing the piano on shop around. And we recorded it in his version of it, which was the one that went to number one. So when he called you in the middle of the night and said, we're going to do it over. It's too slow. Were you insulted? No, I was not insulted. I just said, man, are you crazy? You know, I might be, but this is what we're going to do. The first thing he said to me was a small I said, yeah, man. He said, this is Barry. I said, no, man. I recognize your voice. He said, what are you doing? I said, I'm sleep. He said, well, I can't sleep. I said, I can see that. He said, he said, shop around and drive me crazy, man. And he said, I can't get it out of my mind. And I want to change the beat so you get the group and come to the studio. And I've called the musicians, and we're going to rerecord it. So that's what we did. Well, I guess we'd better hear it. This is shop around Smokey Robinson and the miracles recorded in 1960. All right.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Hyatt's Terry. To get a sponsor free version of fresh air while also supporting our show, try fresh air plus, you can subscribe now at plus dot NPR dot org slash fresh air. That's plus dot NPR dot org slash fresh air. Thanks. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross. Today we have more of our favorite music interviews from the fresh air archive. We begin with Smokey Robinson, one of the greatest soul singers ever, and one of the most important figures in the development of Motown records.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Keep Calm and Cauliflower Cheese Podcast
"Yeah smokey robinson we have some beatles. We have some foo fighters a beautiful south shirley bassey oasis ariana grande and lovely yacht rock as well to finish so anyway just to let you know next week. I am moving chappie towers downsizing chappie towers so i do think there'll be just one edition of the podcast if i can squeeze into. I will but just warning you avid listeners. Out there that there may only be one edition. So you're going to have to savor it until two editions a week later but coming up next we finished with a poem. This is an explanation of cricket by lord bane as explained to a foreigner you have two sides one out in the field and one in each man that's in the side that is in goes out and when he's out he comes in and the next mangoes in until he's out when they're all out the side that's out comes in and the side. It's been go that goes out and tries to get those coming in out. Sometimes you get men still in a knockout when a man goes out to go in the men who are out. Try to get him out and when he is out he goes in and the next man he goes out and goes in. There are two main court. I'm pasi stay out all the time. And they decide when the men who are in our out then both sides have been And all the men have been out and both sides have been out twice after all men have been in including those who are not out that at the end of the game. Hopefully that explains it to you. Thanks very much for listening to the podcast. Might produce jack is a hidden under the sheets snorting on occasion probably my nonsense. But i will talk to you again next week on keep and cauliflower cheese until then charrier..
Kennedy Center Announces Next Honorees: Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Berry Gordy
"There's a new batch of Kennedy center honorees being rolled out Kennedy center officials are spreading the word that the annual event will be back again this December and this time it'll be just like old pre pandemic times the forty fourth class of honorees will be heavy on the music side this year topping the list of Motown records creator Barry Gordy change the face of the state with a label that created a stable of artists ranging from Marvin Gaye to Diana Ross Stevie wonder's Smokey Robinson and the temptations and four tops also honored Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels singer actor Bette Midler and folk legend Joni Mitchell last year ceremony was delayed for months and eventually done under coated nineteen restrictions I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Some of his most famous songs motown and a whole lot more and today we're going to have an encore presentation of that interview and we'll be back next week with a brand new episode. Hey i'm brian hiatt. This rolling stone music now couldn't be more excited to have with me. One of the greatest songwriters ever lived smokey robinson. He's got a new audible. Release out called. Smokey robinson grateful and blessed and that gives us a reason to look back at his entire career and to dig into the writing of some of his greatest songs. Smokey thanks so much for being here. Well bryan thank you for that introduction. Man i'll move to see we'll call it a wrap up taking you with me everywhere i go so according to some accounts it was actually partly your idea to start motown records that you said to berry gordy your good friend you said why should you let the man take the royalties. Why not sort of be the man yourself how you remember very was a record producer songwriter in detroit. When i met him and nobody had been paying the writing. Lots of jackie wilson. Etta james and people like that you know and nobody was paying him and then when he started manage the miracles and me he put us with a record company. That was normal down at the time. He put us record company. Call in new york and yet a lot of popular artists at that time so we had a mild hit record with them and we had four sides with them and Didn't you get a check for about three dollars. Three thousand nine hundred ninety cents to nervous for the writing and producing and the artist royalties all the royalties that went along with those four sides and like i said the first liquor got a job was with him because it was an five in our rejected that time and so we knew that so it was just a it was like insulting. I guess he'd had enough so he bought eight hundred dollars from his family and started his own record company. It was his idea was not my idea. My different was to go national local and we getting married. Put out another record on the miracles of call way over there and he was trying to decide because it was breaking big in the detroit area and he was trying to decide what record company he was gonna put us with nationally for national distribution. And i said to him. Why don't you just do it yourself. Man because noise panels. Anyway we do that so it might as well take a chance on not paying ourselves. That's what that was wasn't the idea for him to start the record company. That was his idea but go national. I suggested that to him now very gory. Great song in his own right and it seems like the very beginning. He functioned at the very beginning. He functioned as a little bit of a mentor. And a t-shirt to you in the first songs you were writing at that time. What did you learn from him. That took you to the next level with your son writer. You know brian the first day of amid bay cody man. I the miracles. We call the mirror because at that time. We've got the matadors and we went for an audition for jackie wilson's managers which was shusha make. Jackie wilson was my number one singing idol as a kid going up and he was so detroit and i would have walked ten miles to see jackie wilson. At that time you know so to find out. We got an audition with jackie. Wilson's managers was huge for me. And so we go there and we had a girl with us claudette. Who was my first wife. She was my weapon attackers. Who still teenagers but her brother had been singing with us until graduate. My school then. He had his mother to sign for him to go to the army. So when the audition came we needed that the board so we took her with us so we want to. Have we saying five songs that i had written and thinking that that was going to get us over with these people because they were loved the fact that we had our own material berry happened to be at that audition just sitting there. Waiting deterred some songs to jackie wilson. When we finished singing the songs his managers told us that they thought we would never ever make it. Because we were too much like the platters who were the number one group in the world at that time. 'cause had the guy singing i had a girl in the group and we too much like them so we would never make after the audition was over and we had failed the audition with them very came out to follow us out of the out of the audition hall and as where the songs came from. I explained him. I've written him bubble so he took an interest in me. Because my songs in those days brian i could always ryan still from time outside and sixers i. I could ride. I was writing forms and stuff at that time. And i could always ramps but my songs did not have continuity so busy started to teach me how to make my songs have continuity and to make everything in the song tie in together. He told me the middle of the beginning in the middle of ending have got together and got the means something conglomerate you know and he taught me started teaching right salted but in continuity then and did he reject a bunch of songs early on. Oh yeah yeah. Hey man. I could find out if i go to say that. I like to reject those. Now he goes. That's a we are together. You know so. So yeah he did. That's who he is. You know he did that everybody. How hollow number whitfield mickey stevenson. All the writers were you know we didn't notice. Hey man this is not goo- that's why we were so powerful man because we had a music man at the hill we had somebody. Who's i loved was music and producing records and writing songs. He was our leader. So that's why we were so strong we would go to him you critique everyday we critique each other. We had monday morning meetings. When nobody except the creative people could come in there and they started at nine o'clock. If you've got that nine one you were locked out and we had to create meetings and we critique these other music everything that you recorded for that week on whoever you record it though. We did that to each other. So that's that's why they were so powerful because we had a music man at the helm now motown's first million seller was shop around. You've said you ridden it in twenty minutes thirty minutes whatever. It was very fast. How out of that habit songs. Bryant sounds different man Some songs are like that some songs slow you know. In contrast that man it took me five years to write cruising so shop around with just one song that throw it out. And i wasn't really writing shop around for myself because we had an artist named barrett strong. Who had a huge record money. That's what i want. And berry written itself him and so He told me he said. I want you to an album. Barrett so i said okay fine so started to announce thought about money. What would you do if money shout so starting and want to bury when i was very excited about make it slowdown in twenty thirty minutes. It was done. And i worked to him and we went out to the music hall and we started at their saturday beyond started. Play it for him and he got excited about it because who said anyone changed the cords. Bob lahser did that and he said. I want you to sing this. Oh man so. I said no man i wrote this off barrett noman will do the sameness no rover..
"smokey robinson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson. Everyone singing the same song. As happens every week on the show, subject to change What host Patrick Bryant calls pat nauseam he picks apart. One song has been covered by a cornucopia of artists. Music he finds on his 15,000 albums or at websites like Secondhand songs. And Patrick Brian joins us. Welcome. Thank you so much for having me. How did you come up with this? I think part of boredom in being somewhat contrarian. I spent a lot of time in thrift record stores. And I would just buy up these cheap $1 records of sixties celebrities or folks and I would notice the same song. And just became fascinated by the idea of a song being just covered by this multitude of people from, you know, Andy Williams, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, Isaac Hayes and the like. Well, and by the way, we should say You're a union lawyer. Uh, in your 9 to 5 job, God bless college radio stations where you can do something like this, And we also want to say that this song, which is it's just iconic was written by the grave. The legendary songwriting team Berg back rack held David 1962. Recorded later that year for the first time by Chuck Jackson. Later, Tommy Hunt. So Dusty Springfield's version was already a cover. Are you surprised by things like that findings like that? I thought that song just came right out of the gate a hit. It's interesting of the time and part of why I'm so fascinated is you would have the same song covered by many different artists, sometimes competing with each other. To try and see if it would click with any particular one. So, for instance, that song was recorded with Chuck Jackson first, and they didn't like his vocals, so they substituted Tommy Hunt. Using his vocals released it, It went nowhere. Dusty meets back rack encourages her to cover that song. And then she does it, and suddenly, people are listening to dusty. Well, first here, Chuck Jackson,.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on KGO 810
"The miracles after Smokey Robinson and left in the chorus and the opening part, especially where the guy sounds like Fat Albert that's really cool of nurse gets so bad guy cracks me up. But it's perfect for our conversation tonight with the Jenny Kleeman. That's love machine from the miracles. And in fact, I think you'll find all the bumpers and they're kind of fun. And in the spirit of, you know, Valentine State, too. If it's something you're celebrating tonight. I hope it was a good one. And I hope that if it's an off night for you for Valentine's you take a look at coast to coast a m dot com Because, you know, we kind of specialize in the hook up. Business on the website. Paranormal date dot com Now has over 100,000 members completely free to join and to search And who knows? This just might be your last Valentine's Day alone. Fine. People who are already interested in the conversations that you would love to have. For example, what a great conversation partner it would be with your paranormal date to talk about. Hey, did you hear him planet? Talking about sex robots and vegan meat. See where it goes from there, Find a more it. Coast to coast am dot com were an hour away from when will take calls for Jenny Kleeman. You've got two other big subjects to get to I mean, we've talked about food, and we talked about sex. So let's talk about birth and talk about death this hour on coast to coast. Am this is he in planet?.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Mary Wilson was a founding member of the Supremes, and she stayed with the group. Even after Diana Ross had left. MPR's Lauren on key senior director of NPR music knew Mary Wilson and worked with her and she is on the line with us now. Good morning, Lauren. Morning, Rachel. You actually interviewed Mary Wilson. I understand when you worked in in the public education program at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, tell us about her. Did that in 2015. I hope to produce a tribute to Smokey Robinson and she was a hearty participant. She was full of Style and class and energy and really loved telling the story of Motown and helping the fans to understand what it meant and its significance. Just a delight to be around in a very generous person to her fans into anybody. She was around. She was just fun to be around. She was born in Greenville, Mississippi, or family moved north for opportunity. Tell us a little bit about her own story. Yeah, You said she's born in Mississippi, and like many black families in that time, there's a migration north and family moved. From Mississippi to ST Louis and then Chicago and finally landed in Detroit, where she had a knot in uncle who she lived with for a number of years, And she grew up in the Brewster Douglas projects in Detroit, which became the place where so many Motown artists came out of, so he'd landed in this kind of hotbed of musical creativity that was happening in Detroit with people like Berry Gordy, who established Motown and his family and Smokey Robinson and, of course, And Ross and silence Ballard of the Supremes. So this tremendous creative hub in Detroit is where she landed and she helped to propel. Yeah, Let's listen to more music. E mean this song Lord, this song came to a epitomize Motown and in so many ways, can you tell us how that happened? Huge smash in 1964 part of this incredible run that the Supremes went on. You know, they were the biggest Motown act of so many at that moment and crossed over from the Orange Beach of pop charts..
"smokey robinson" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Trump's whole thing is You know what we've we've We've already had it. So you know, we don't need to be the first. It's not about that. At this point in time. It's about saying to your followers. I'm not talking about Bill voted for you. I'm talking about the devout followers who treat you like you're Yeah way that this is a good thing to do if we're gonna move forward, plus This is also something that he needs to do that I think helps him in his legacy because this was for all intensive purposes. He's got blamed for everything Nobody wants to give. You know any kind of Had a boy's I'm giving him an Atta boy for this, So, yeah, this should be. You should have been the first to take. I'll say this real quick about Trump Hey, should take the vaccine. He should do it on live television. He should tell people who voted for him and supported him. Those that are skeptical the vaccine he should tell them to take it. The second thing is We have the vaccine, partly because of the president, he put billions of dollars of America's money into producing a vaccine into before it was even A success. Basically, he bought everything while they were testing it on people to save time. And that's why we have the vaccine so early, So there's an Atta boy for the president as well. He didn't do a good job on Cove. It he did an excellent job getting these vaccines faster. Absolutely. All right. When we return, we're going. Talk about count up. Some very interesting Tom Cruise will talk to him what he said plus Smokey Robinson. Said something today because he did one of those Academy House and apparently he had no idea what he was talking about. When it came to holiday. He may have created one We discuss the straight ahead. Get us a Jetta. We're.
Smokey Robinson made one mother's Hanukkah very memorable
"All right. Let's talk about smokey robinson. The wonderful story. Yeah we have an update because yesterday we brought you the sound where he accidentally pronounced conaco the wrong way. After being commissioned to send a holiday message to a former neighbor. Let's listen to the message again in margot how you doin' surprise surprise. This is smokey robinson. I know you didn't expect to hear from me. But i was contacted by your sons jeff juror and they want me. They told me that used to live in detroit across street from me. Gosh that's that's beautiful How you doing again nice talking to you again. I guess but anyway you live in vancouver now and they want me to wish you happy to nuke. I have no idea no nuclear but happy because they said so. Join me here. That it's yeah it's hysterical and of course a video went viral more than two million views and not long. After it went viral. Of course robinson realized his mistake and commented on the video on twitter saying in the spirit of twenty twenty. I'm gonna need a do over please. Dm me your mother's phone number so we can try this again cool. The singer followed through for another video. Shared by jeff who is the son featuring his mother chatting with the legend on the phone he wrote on twitter. Update konica miracle. Smokey robinson called my mother. While she was at school she teaches kindergarten. And it seems like they might be best friends. Now meantime the sun also said by the way smokey robinson can pronounce khanuka any way. He damn well pleases. He's a true legend whose music has been with me since his kindness and generosity of spirit has already made this most unusual twenty twenty konica. What of my family's most memorable. Also my mom says hi.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Maybe we shouldn't be doing all of this. They finished that game. The players played the remainder of that game and the college basketball season is going to go on. And I think the reason it's tricky to talk about is we have no idea if it is related to covert at all. We have no way what we don't know, but that's a nice that's a nice and convenient rationalization makers. Feel better about it, because we do know that he and his teammates had covert and we do know that he hasn't been collapsing on the court. They he had it this summer. But that's I imagine a lot of people are doing that one to feel better about it. Just We don't know. Was Colvin. Okay? But when I see medically induced coma, like, what do I have to make it to give you pause? I'm asking sports fans. This do I have to? I have to make a death, right? Even the phrase medically induced coma doesn't do it for you. Well, if he dies, and we do find out that cove it was a part of it with this hard Are we going to stop playing college basketball? This is I don't know what needs to make the money train Stop. I haven't seen it yet. But if collapsing on the court Medically induced coma doesn't do it for you in terms of giving you some kind of paused then we got to keep going more steps. I got to see a death on the court. I got to see a death on the court. And doctors say yes, Cove it and and confirm it for you. And then what? You think basketball is going to stop? I'm not sure anything stopping the money train. Court transition time for some Max, we're going to get to this sound here with Stew got to see how much he enjoys it. Smokey Robinson sound, But first, he's here to tell you about Casper. Yup, everyone could use a little comfort this.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Love spokes. Alright, Here we go. All right. So here's what Smokey Robinson did with his personal message. Take a listen but anyway, you know Hey, Michael, how you doing? Surprise surprise. This is Smokey Robinson. I know you didn't expect to hear from me. But that was contacted by your son's Jeff Injera. Then they want me. They told me that used to live in Detroit, across street from me and, gosh, that's that's beautiful. How you doing again? Nice talking to you again, I guess. But anyway, you living in Vancouver now and they want me to wish you happy Chanukah. I have no idea about you. Nuka is but happy Chanukah because they said so. Every week. God bless you, babe. And enjoy Chanukah have a wonderful time Commanders. Happy Chanukah. You have the list there. Of what these what Smokey Robinson makes for that. You know, I don't know that I have that. I saw some of them ideas. Some of what they're made. 500 bucks bomb. Oh, yeah, Yeah. Yeah, I think the ones that you know, like yours would be 35 bucks a pop. Brian, Nobody's gonna pay us $35 to help. I think they would pay you, Charlie. Charlie Garin. Charlie Garron just called in. Said Sign me up. See, he wants one from Mayor Charlie. Wanna be on camera today? He wants one from you. He won't He wants Charlie. Charlie here is making fun of me right now. I mean, you guys, That's what charge, do it. Don't your face time twice a week. You know we don't that no, we don't. But try to tell you what that what Charlie? Charlie's laughing his butt off in his truck right now going, I'm gonna put it on. How, right exactly, Let's see this. See how he wrecks are here. So like Debbie Gibson, you could get Debbie Gibson for 292. 0. Is that right? Yeah. You know, saying we're alone now or is that Tiffany? All right, I got that was that was Tiffany. Um Okay. You ready for this one? Yeah, I might get this one for how for Christmas. Quit saying for hell No. I might get from Bonnie. No, because this one won't mean as much to money. For 85 bucks. Yeah, I could get Ray Benson to do one. Have from asleep at the wheel. OK, how about for for their anniversary for Helen and anniversary? Do Johnny Rivers? No, Johnny, You got a time after Johnny Bowls, and so it is very pretty Cool. Yeah. How cool. Would that video card from a tan. And if you're saying the time that word means Now we're getting kind of serious. Yeah. I mean, if you did that, How cool would that be? If we you know if we could pull the house special with anniversaries and birthdays and holidays be if you had a special message from Hal J will be studies to get Johnny Mathis. Johnny Manziel mixed up right and actually get that, Yeah. A big man. Jail called Sell cheap. You think you could? Yes. Old Johnny Manziel, dissing the 12th of never Now we've got a program that then Yeah, Then you're, uh you're speaking of cheap. I think you could get Sinbad for $30 sin, but no kidding. Yes. What Charlie said pay for me to say hi to I don't know. Just five. Be happy to do that one, right? Yeah. So it's called Cameo, Sami. We'll check it out. All right. Very good Traffic right now. Word up. Here's money. Cook money. What you laughing at? You Oh, my God. I've paid that 35.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Z104
"707 here in the morning. That's written Mommy and the remake of Off Put your Records on Love that one. When Bailey remember that? Yeah. Long time ago. It's 70 Wait here on this morning's news Tuesday, December 15th. I nicked that shag. Nobody today, sonny, but cold 46 for highway at 41. Right now you're gonna love what we have coming up for you this hour. We've got today's worst music the holiday edition with some of the weirdest and I don't know the Valley song you probably wouldn't hear on the radio right now. Also coming up. Who would you cast in the musical for mean Girls, the movement Ming girls. They're doing a musical about it, and there are a couple of big names being kicked around will share that with you. And one of your favorite movies about a makeover is getting a makeover that's coming up. We'll talk about the home of the future and what it should include, and Will also tell you the scariest vacuum never knew about surgery. It's something that would make you stop in your tracks and go. Maybe I should check on this first. That's coming up this hour as well. And Smokey Robinson wishes you a happy Hanukkah. Even though he has no idea how good is this is the funniest audio you will hear this morning. That's about 20 minutes out before we get to that. Today's worst music. We do this segment every once in a while, but we want to play you some of the weirder or more unusual songs that we've ever heard, and the ones that would never make it on the radio. Normally, this was when we did the holiday edition of Today's worst music, some of the more interesting and unusual Christmas songs that are actually real song. It's time for another edition of Today's worst music. This is the segment where you pull out The terrible Horrible music that you would never hear normally on C one of four because it's really bad. It's the holiday Edition. Yes, the best you know, for every great holiday song you hear like here comes down every one of those. There's a Gucci mane. Would a snow? Yeah, with four.
"smokey robinson" Discussed on Phil Wilson's Vinyl Revival Radio Show
"The debris side is because actually was with an ace. I i would think i would say that truck because It's got everything going for it. But i don't know whether your degree if you don't get over to facebook dot com forward slash vine revival radio. Show tell what what taller about. Absolutely fantastic tune. Mike goodness and talking about fantastic tunes. Don't forget we've got music coming. From smokey robinson and the miracles on also got billy joel tame but if you coming soon and also we've got our oddity of the week which is going to be having that on side b on the clue this week as who it just stay. Knock the microphone. Sorry i'm this workforce hottest could buy to tyneside a gay again on this outing. That's the oddity of the week clue this week. This workforce hard to see good-bye to tyneside again on. This outing is from nine hundred. Eighty six and if you want to Yourself over to facebook dot com slash vinnie revival radio show. There's a picture on there. Which is the cova and it's been edited. It's the cover of the seven inch single which we're going to be playing the the debris site when a play both sides of the record on side base or get yourself over.
Musicians react to Bryant's death at Grammys
"Many of the musicians at the Grammys last night was shaken flavor Flav said they were a few who could compared to Brian on the basketball court this like everybody wanted to be like my there was a lot of people that wanted to be like Kobe Bryant Smokey Robinson a friend of Brian says the way he died it's especially tragic that myself to find out that his daughter was there with them there was nothing he could do for her my god and ballerina misty Copeland also a friend of the Bryant said those at the Grammys couldn't help thinking about those sad situation I'm Oscar was Gabriel
"smokey robinson" Discussed on KCRW
"Best a beautiful of the year version and of now life you have on a chance Mars to actually it's KCRW win all of this you can pick up signed a vinyl in books from KCRW's best of the vinyl include Jennifer FAQ angel Olsen who made my top ten eighty year automatic can meet the station's top ten a lot of Negro we also have for you one hundred dollars to spend at AMC theater some headphones from poor from bows and a Bluetooth stereo turntable all you have to do is make your tax deductible gift to Casey are W. before the new year to me automatically entered to win we would love to have you along for that and I hope you will join us and and make a tax deductible gift to KCRW I had the show today music from teacher nada a beautiful song between Charlie day Wilson from his brand new album Neil Francis at a Chicago has a debut as well as well as the mysterious artist called salt we'll hear from south Korean artist called sos say so neon as well as something from the soundtrack of the film queen and slim but first off it's something from Anderson back the album is Ventura and this is make it better featuring Smokey Robinson it's KCRW we have missed now we let me check the one we would remember that the closest wellness when you the weekend home place that we so the each other sections a I just wanna make you feel and indeed CC we the down and stuff yeah and to use I.
Motown's First Lady Claudette Robinson
"I'm Johnny Hansen Junior and welcome to another edition of and Black America on this week's program motown sixty years of Hicksville the USA with cloud at a net Robinson founding member of smokey Robinson and the Miracles Kim black uh-huh. I just couldn't get in the gross helps eight needs today. Everybody everybody gets real excited when I say Berry Gordy but he wasn't as well known at that time but smokey actually knew who he was because smokey you look at the hit parade magazine that was out in that magazine actually had Lee had the lyrics listed of the song as well as the song writer or writers and he has seen Mr Gordie's name down there so he was oh boy. You know I'm getting opportunity to see this famous guy well. I must admit admit I had never heard of Mr. I guess really sheltered or something and I've thought who is is because smoking was so excited he he was like oh so at the end of that. Mr Gordy said he'd like to work with us on February nineteenth nineteen fifty eight miracle. I I single gotTa job was released in nineteen sixty. The song shop around became motown's first million seller that same year Motown L. Founder Berry GORDY stored on Claudette Robinson the official title of quote First Lady of motown into quote born Claudette Rogers in New Orleans. She was bright and adventurous like many contemporary. She developed her talent in the sanctuary. The family moved to Detroit Royd was she excelled academically with honors and graduated from Commerce High School at the age of fifteen. She attended Wayne State University through a sophomore year here. Before joining the Marine Corps reserves the miracles career has spanned more than five decades group has so more than sixty million records in two thousand nine commemorating their golden anniversary in the entertainment industry the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Miracles with a star on the Hollywood boulevard walk walk of fame as motown founder Berry Gordy stood at the podium. He's saying we quote without two miracles. There will be no motown and of quote. Ah Recently Robinson was in Austin Texas to participate in the summit on race in America and the opening of the Grammy Museum's new exhibit motown the sound L. of young America Roberson said down with them Black America for this exclusive interview born in New Orleans. You all moved to Detroit. Actually I moved to Detroit. When I was eight years old? I was living with my grandmother at the time and she passed away and my mom came for me because I was actually living doing with my grandmother at the time and we moved to Detroit on the west side of Detroit us now going back in the day in Detroit. Well you know when your kid everything is wonderful and amazing first of all I saw snow for the first time and it was a lot of fun you know because now I was with my brother I had two older step sisters and my stepsisters would take me like like to the Tigers Games 'cause one. She was just so fascinated and excited until she took me with her. All the time. I think that was one of the ways that she could get out because I don't think she was supposed to be dating so she took me as the excuse you know put the miracles together well. The miracles came together or my brother had a group which consisted of smokey Bobby Ronnie and Pete and the guys had a group firstly we the chimes chimes five times and they became the matadors will when my brother was a matador I actually formed a group of five girls and that group was matador aretz prior to that when my brother was an orchid I had a group called the orchestra so whatever you did I kinda followed his is legal. My brother decided nothing was happening with the show business stuff so he decided to join the army as a result the guys used to always practice in in our basement to rehearse in all of that so I heard all the songs and after my brother was gone a great audition came an opportunity for an audition in came about and it was absolutely fascinating you know and that maybe you get an opportunity to be able to record and as a result smokey asked me would I go to the audition with them as their fifth member and I said yes and that the idea and when we got there and rehearsed the gentleman that was auditioning us. I'm sorry I don't like I don't really like the group he didn't see say it just like that but it meant that what he wanted actually at that time he wanted smokey and I'd be like a dual and the duo would have been just he and I see and forgetting the guys Mickey and Sylvia were real popular at the time and so therefore that's what they wanted that's so he wanted will of course we weren't GonNa leave the guys of course I was knew I wasn't really a part of their group yet and we we just kind of you know the guys especially. We're so so very very disappointed because they thought this was their one opportunity. They're going to get a recording contract. Well there was a gentleman walking around and that gentleman said do you have any more of those songs and smokey spoke up and he said yes he said how many said one hundred rid so we said well. Can I hear some of those so when the piano and we started singing and performing not very much performing mainly he just singing and re. I'm laughing because I actually was in my United States. Marine Corps a uniform. I was in the reserves reserves and I was you know it was that time of the day so it was coming from our basic practice and went to the audition and you know after all that happened and then this gentleman asking us to sing he listened very very patiently very repatirated. Every song has to have a beginning a middle and end so that you know how to write property can't be all over over the place and because we went to the audition singing five original songs and after that occurred you know when we saying the gentleman introduces himself and he said my name is Berry Gordy today. Everybody gets real excited when I say AH Berry Gordy but he wasn't as well known at that time but smoke he actually knew who he was because smoking you look at the hit parade magazine Zine that was out in that magazine actually had had the lyrics listed of the song as well as the song writer or writers and and he has seen Mr Gordie's name down there so he was like Oh boy you know I'm getting an opportunity to see this famous guy I must i I had never heard of Mr. I guess really sheltered or something and I thought who is because smokey was so excited excited. He was like Oh so at the end of that. Mister Gordy said he'd like to work with us so I was you know I'm new to the group so I I don't know include me or not and as as we kept talking to him then I found out later more about him and and his family is family was really well recognized around Detroit. You know they had so many entrepreneurship businesses. They had a a printing company. They had a record company. They had yes. They have construction. They also so had Mrs Gordy senior was well into the insurance business so they were really really entrepreneurs long before leaving her. Yes yes and there were eight children. Mr Gordon being a child number seven which always that's that's a pretty lucky number so we started working with him. Of course this year is that particular year was nineteen fifty seven so Mr Gordon was saying that we needed record so our first record that was released was February nineteenth nineteen fifty eight which coincidentally is bobby and smokey's birthdays and you know same same day same year same everything same hospital as well as they actually found out later an hour apart and they met fourteen years later uh well as story went on this is now nineteen fifty eight but there is no motown yet that had not occurred and and when we see that magnificent wonderful royalty check three dollars a nineteenth since it was like Oh my God you know. Is this this this what happens with showbusiness how you ever GonNa make are you going to ever have a home or an apartment or any of the above and smokey suggested to Mr Gordy that you know maybe you should have your own record company because we certainly could not do any worse yeah and that was kind of like the start a we had had prior to that a two record deal with the record label which was our I song gotTa Job can then after that we had a two record deal with chess records of and the thing is I don't recall with the royalty check was from wound gigantic. No no it was never gigantic. Unfortunately well well as as time you know went by motown itself which is now sixty years was started January twelfth nineteen nineteen fifty nine and would made that something remarkable as far as having a company Mr Gordon Gordon what had not only have thought that we should definitely have our own record our own whatever and and so the song for that became we recorded Chaperon my mother call she said Eh on you growing up now pretty soon new take awry and then she said
Rappers, women won big at Grammys after past snubs
"You watch the Grammy awards last night, and you care about representation and diversity. You may have been pleasantly surprised the sixty first annual Grammy awards did not repeat the Grammy. So male ceremony of twenty eighteen where only one woman Elissa car up one a solo award in the top categories Alicia Keys, hosted Cardi B became the first solo women to win for rap album and Casey must graves took home the trophy for album of the year on top of all that the show's musical performances were heavily female driven with numbers by do aletha. Dolly Parton, communica Baeau, lady Gaga and many more. I spoke today with varieties executive music editor, Shirley Helprin. And she began with her reaction to the shows performances. I thought the performances were really top knots. I thought they were very well produced. They were colorful, they were labyrinth was a lot of, you know, really, you know, beautiful choreography, you know, there were couple of moments. I think people were sort of scratching their heads. Like Jennifer Lopez, you know, sort of presence in the Motown sixtieth anniversary tributes. You know, she got a lot more singing time than smokey Robinson. Who was you know, one of the architects of the Motown's found, but I think Casey muss grades was fantastic. Cardi B was really fun. Boys over about his truck Sawhill speak. In terms of of them stepping into that kind of Barras in line last year about how women needs to step up. I mean, I think the producers and CBS really took to heart the controversy and really looked at their program and thought about these issues I wanna play something from do aletha who won best new artist. She was making a reference to comments made last year by academy president Neo Poh now. Oh my God. I don't even know what speaking I guess where I wanted to begin by saying. How on and I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists, the fizz, I guess this really stepped up. So that is Mirroring what Neil porno said about women stepping up. So they're two things that are at issue here. One is who is allowed and invited to perform their show and the second is who actually goes home with a hardware. So if you're to look at who actually was nominated who won Grammys does it feel like some progress is being made on that front. Even if the performers were actually more Representative of the industry. Yeah. I can't really give credit to the Grammys organization for that. Because it's it's the voting body and the voting body is is working musicians and engineers and mixers producers songwriters, you know. So so it's really what they feel are our songs on the albums that most resonated this year. I think Casey most grades winning album of the year is a great example of how an artist really transcend, John RAs, I love country music with everything that I am. And I'm very proud to be able to get to share my version of that with the world. Thank you for supporting that joke, the embraced by, you know, not just an American audience, but global audience who, you know, probably a lot of them wouldn't call themselves country music fans. So I think that was a big win. And I think childish Gambino winning for this is America, which is such a provocative. You know, in politically charged song was another example of the voting body really embracing something that is different that is not pop-oriented. That wasn't you know, like a major radio hit, you know, all of these things come into play. And and I think things are changing, you know, look -lution sorta like steering battleship. It doesn't happen overnight. But I see signs of abroad or more inclusive Grammy organization than the feature were you think about kind of how wide net the Grammy's and the Grammy voters are casting. You look at Casey most graves, even though the k pop. Bam BTO's did not win. There were certainly a big presence. Does it feel like the definition of what is Grammy worthy is becoming a little bit more broad now. Well, I think there's always been this conflict between Grammys as a TV show and Grammy's as, you know, a music awards ceremony, and you really have to balance those two things, and I think for CBS, which which airs the show their priority is really just making sure that people tune in and that they get the youngest demo possible. You know, Camille at the Belo is odd. Obviously very much of that generation and BTS which has very very energetic fan base. That's why they were toes into present. I mean, they were only nominated for best reporting package and they didn't win. So, you know, been of a stretch to have them there. But that's not to say that people weren't like in excited. Just to see you know, what is the biggest Cape fans in the world. So it's a mix of all those things, you know. I mean, I think it'll be more interesting to see how other awards shows sort of pit after the Grammy's, and the fact that that really took, you know, a much broader more pop Centric Roop of artists to perform were you think about the people who won not only the broadcast Ramon. But earlier was there a specific award that really gratified you and conversely was there one person who didn't win who really wish might have. I think the gratifying win was Saint Vincent winning with Jeff. Antonoff just to incredible artists. You know, I was really thrilled that to aletha one for for best new artist and for electricity, which is just an amazing amazing song really one of the greatest songs of the last year in terms of surprises. I mean, I I mean the little surprise that some of the artists coming in with so many nominations like Drake really didn't walk away with a whole hell of a lot. But I will shout out to one amazing female mastering engineer, which is Emily Lazar. She won four for mastering for Beck's album, and she has been at this for like, you know, twenty years really at the top of her name. And she's the first woman, you know, mastering engineer to win a Grammy of the stature. So really really thrilled about that. To know when it comes to representation women come up very short as producers and as engineer so that was a very special win,
Grammy Awards: Performances, winners, highlights
"I will say this about the about the about the Grammys. It was long. I mean long it started at seven. And it ended at a quarter to eleven. Oh, yeah. That's yeah. That's really long. Yeah. And you the know you had your e. Red carpet, which I think started around noon. The get gets Seacrest out there. And there's you know, they're they're out there for three hours before the before the show so long. It was a long long night for all the people who were there. The overall. I mean, like I said earlier the Grammy's really is. Not like other award shows in that they're mostly concerned with the performances not so much, you know, the awards themselves. They only hand out a few awards during during the Grammy's mostly it's about. It's about the performances and there were there was a ton of performances on the on the show. Some were good some weren't. Like, I said for me the best performance of the night. With brandy Carlisle. Who I really like a lot. And I thought her I thought she gave the best performance. And and of course, you had you had your tributes there. Diana Ross turned seventy five and she did she did your basic Diana Ross over the top performance. And. Herger grants her grandson introduced her and he's nine and he's got like an incredible head of hair. He was he was real. He was really he was really very very funny this kid, and then there was a tribute to Dolly Parton, which was great because Dolly Parton. That's that's the one that. I I really wanna go back and watch. Yeah. It's it's you definitely should because. Between her and Cyrus working together. And then. Her singing the song called red shoes? I just you know, I mean, I love I love Dolly Parton. She's she's phenomenal. So but overall, I I mean, I did think it was way too long. And you know, they were cutting their speeches. Who people would get up there? And when they're when they're award, and then they were just like really blasting the music and cutting the speeches. Which at that point. It's like at this point man, the show is like four and a half hours long. But are we? What are you? What are you worried about the speeches for so? But yeah, I mean here are some of the winters are, you know, some of these winners are were surprising. I think. So like, for instance, record of the year went to this is America by childish Gambino, which I'm thrilled about because I love childish Gambino. But Donald Glover wasn't there. That was the that was the disappointing thing. It was like, you know, they want some major awards. One record of the year and run one song of the year. So those are two major major awards Donald Glover wasn't there. So this is America one song of the year at one record of the year album of the year went to golden hour by Casey muss graves. Who I was not very familiar with. But she's good. Best new artist went to do a leaper best solo pop solo performance went to JoAnne. Where do you think you're going by lady Gaga? Best pop duo or group performance went to shallow by lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, by the way, lady Gaga's performance was weird. I mean, she's she is a bit of a weird. Performer in general. But. It was very intense and crazy. She was wearing a weird civil know like a glittery jumpsuit and making all kinds of weird faces and stuff, and I just was I was the little I was a little confounded by her by your performance. And I really liked the song. I mean, obviously shallows a terrific song. And it's probably going to win an Oscar and a couple of weeks for her. But yeah, she and Bradley Cooper got the got the award for best pop duo or group performance. Best pop album went to sweetener by our 'Grande, Ariana GRANDE day, best rock performance with when bad. Does goodbye. Chris cornell. Chris cornell. How did he have a backlog of of new material is that what the deal is? That's that's got to be. Yeah. What happened there? Yeah. Well deserved. Well. Yeah. Mean he was the best deserved. Best rock song went to miss education. By Saint Vincent. Best rock album from the fires by Greta van fleet. Best alternative music album was colors by Beck. Best R&_B performance best part by her. Best urban contemporary album. Everything is loved by the Carter's best Rb album her by her. Best rap performance. Kings, dead Kendrick Lamar. And bubbling, by Anderson pock, or pack Anderson pack. Best rap song to God's plan by Drake. Best rap album went to invasion of privacy by Cardi B. So I have a question for you. Would you truly consider Drake a rapper? Yeah. I just feel like he just talks over. Yeah. No. He's a rapper. He's a rapper has never. I just never hear wrapping when I compared to like, I get he's different in an hands down mad respect to him for being different standing out everything. I just compared to everything else that's out there. I just never think. It's. And he's Canadian. Oh, wow. So best music video went to this is America, childish Gambino, man. Donald Glover, man. Yeah. When in some serious stuff that video rules. It was awesome. Yeah. Or the song is amazing to chose Gambino. Hey, you know, weird Al yankovic wanna wanna Grammy? That's that's too now for squeeze box the complete works of weird Al yankovic, which is best boxed or special limited edition package. So at one for the packaging. Yeah. I like that. Yankovic? What was it was it last year was the first time you want one? Two years who years ago, but it, but it took that long. Yeah. How did how did weird Al not? How did he not have a granny? I have no idea. How does he have a room full of Grammy's? So I don't know. You know, you know, they get so many weird categories. This is the thing about the Grammys is that there's like seven thousand awards they only hand out about six of them on the show, but there's like a million awards here. Best compilation soundtrack for visual media. What that went to the greatest showman. Best soundtrack for visual media, Black Panther. That one has my vote, but I'm a marvel fan. Yeah. You know, the music the music for Black Panthers. Great. I think you know, what for all those marvel movies? The scores have been awesome. Yeah. Just really outstanding. Let's see best country song went to space cowboy Casey muss graves. I'm assuming that's not the. It's not the Steve Miller song. I would I would imagine. Best traditional pop vocal album. My way by Willie Nelson. Best country duo group performance. Dan shea with tequila. So the the those guys performed those guys performed last night. Did they? Yeah. And I don't even know. I like, here's here's another thing. Whenever I watched the Grammys or or like music awards and stuff, especially the MTV, which I don't even try to watch anymore. The MTV video music awards because I feel like I'm one hundred and six years old. I have no idea who anybody is. Like when I was watching. I was watching the Grammy's last night. I'm like, I have no idea that is I've never heard this song before in my life. Deli part partner, Diana Ross word Sam smokey Robinson. I knew that. But yeah, you know, a lot of a lot of the stuff. That's like, you know, younger. I don't I dunno. Shawn Mendez guy. He was okay. He performed I believe he performed again. I think that was also with Miley Cyrus. Yeah. It was that was what Miley Cyrus to. She was all over the place last night. I try to be as open minded as possible. But I just do. I just like for the most part. I just kind of sit on my couch, and I don't I don't recognize anybody. I don't know who these people are so three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number if you'd like to to join us. If you watched what did you think what did you guys think of the the ceremony? What did you guys think of? Of the performances because there were a lot of performances. Let's see best is ain't got bluegrass. You've got traditional blues guy won the blues is alive. And well. Best spoken word album. Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter got himself a Grammy. Best music film. How is that? When did that become a category? I don't know. But I like it best music film. And I don't see. Wait a minute. I feel like Bowie's Quincy. From Quincy jumps before before. I heard that. I just would have gone with bohemian rhapsody. But yeah. Say. So. Yeah. And then also last night were the Bastas. Those are the British film awards. They were handed out as well at the same time. But I ended up watching the Grammys ex. I basically forgotten that the Baptist were. We're we're being handed out. That's why Bradley Cooper wasn't at the Grammys. Someone lady Gaga got up to to accept their award for their group or
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