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"norman connors" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"To be in an NFL locker room as a wide receiver. Being an R and B and soul fan. I could I could just imagine the kind of music you got to listen to every day. Oh, yeah. You probably were the only white guy in in that room. I'm guessing Was there another one? Another one. Another white wide receiver on your team. Keith Wright was there for a couple of years. Good little receiver out of Memphis State. It was a kick returner. Good hands. Really good player, but not for the most part. No. Yeah. So you got to. I mean, that's a little before your time in the NFL, but I'm sure You got to hear some really good music. Oh, from their lot. Yeah, yeah, late 17. I mean, that was kind of when I mean funk, even though Funk was before that I mean, late seventies were disco days. I remember those days. Those are interesting. Yeah, Good times. Yeah. Great oldies. Cool one. Oh, five. Me Good hook for a radio station Did Fred in Denver on cable news radio. What's up, Fred? Not much, but how about yourself Pretty good. Haven't living the dream today Living the dream. Yeah. And you're in it. Yes, We are So talking about pair athletes, Wild man. There. You have to hand out about 100 each athlete when they go to Beijing. Mm. You just went from being Australian to country like 15 seconds. Seems like he's trying to disguise his voice, baby. Yeah, Yes, you did. Oh, wow. Maybe I'm from the out. Uh oh. Welcome The country. Yeah, Way out back right in the country. Yeah. There you go. Oh, yeah. They got some stories you get if you can imagine, though. Shit. Oh, okay. We had to drop you there for that. Yeah, Fred, we can't. Did you jump that one? I did. You know, that always happens when grants not sitting there. I hit it. I hit the jump. Good one. Thank you, Fred. We all need a dump every time when you're walking around, and we also need a job. Uh, yeah. Yeah. So he did change his didn't didn't sound you did. He's trying to start with. And then he was from Lubbock. Yeah, with the mate 12. Seconds into it any one country on us. Uh, 97388 curious. Do you think the Olympics will make it all the way or shut down for Covid spread not certain How many Spectators will be allowed the answer. That is none. And he continues, assuming all athletes in any staff or other support people TV etcetera have to have the vaccination thoughts. They do, um, got a friend of mine that is going to go to Tokyo covered the Olympics and That was part of the deal. You have to be vaccinated. So I I don't know. I mean, I would think they're starting. Uh, what I say July 23rd. Through August 8th. I think they have a chance to make it through, especially with no fans. I think so, too. I would assume most of them are probably all of them are vaccinated. As part of the protocol to think I think it's mandatory. 719361. Rick, This is for you, Rick. Did you say wide receiver or white receiver? Ha ha! I said white. And there and I meant it. Yeah, you know, Dave, that you know white wide receivers in the NFL. There's not a lot of them. We can say that there weren't many in the room that looked like me. That's a fact. Which may be good, but it did sound like wide receiver, didn't it? Yeah, Who's saying that song Michael Henderson? You're wide receiver Michael Henderson. Got a hit receiver. You know what? And I was a big Michael Henderson fan. That was not one of my favorite songs. He did. I don't know what else he did He, uh what? She did a lot of ballads. He did, um you are my starship. Remember that one with a singing Norman Connors sing it to me and and me And my voice is shot. Is that man True? Greg could pull up. Ur My starship by NORMAN Congress Michael Henderson. He did that he'd be my girl. Um, I probably wouldn't know him. If I would. I was I loved him. He was on a Detroit Here's.
"norman connors" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music
"From nineteen seventy six norman. Connah's featuring michael henderson. This song was a hit hot hot slow jam. They still play this on the quiet storm. And this was done with norman connors. Who is an american jazz drummer. Composer arranger producer was led some influential jazz and rb groups. One of the singers that he worked with also at this time was the legendary. I would say jazz pop. rmb singer. miss phyllis hyman. He worked with michael henderson. Who was the vocalist on his song. But michael henderson is an arm be bass player who has played with the dramatics as well as aretha. Franklin we celebrate them both right here on a bowl of soul put near little jazz r. and b. grew with you are my starship coming up next you to check out this groove because you know you heard this group before but you heard it with erica. Badu but we're going to give you the original dream lama by torika blue. And this is a bowl of so uh-huh a Giving you some classic jazz.
"norman connors" Discussed on The Lemar Show
"Changed my life when i heard those low notes on those roy is on his mind here. Eight just blew. my mind. Couldn't believe what i was hearing while and not just for. Wow this is. This is what i wanna do these long. We've in a week. I had a five string bass every car. Say telling you straight straight but you remember denmark. street yeah. I was down the right down window shopping ways strings. This homeowner fi string active bates. Oh yeah and you're practice. Oh my gosh yeah. I was buying lots of records and stuff like that and just educating myself you. It's nice though in like one again. One person's journey inspires the. I'd like to the extent you know because you can pay in front of anyone you know and some people get thrill for some people get inspired by you know and then it changes the echoes. What makes them feel well. This is doable or this is believable. Or i need to try something. You know that that that part of live music and inspiring the next generation so to speak the next person is Is really important. You know even today. When i think about it just blows my mind. So that was like january of ninety three and we've in six to seven years. Yeah he was me at ronnie scott's. Oh christ we've roy is. Oh full circle. Because i don't know it was. It was weird thing. How you know the kind of stars aligned. Really so at that time he had a saxophone player dark array gaskins and ray. He's the tour with an artist. Cool finished high monitor be tunes by norman connors and those guys and yeah he'd he joined warriors as ben and this guy was on my fierce alto saxophone. This guy was a monster be took about..
"norman connors" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"Out years later. On the reissues. Michael henderson was listen. Listen to For those that are able to listen to what's what's the stevie live in There's version of. I was made to love her. And which i feel like. That's michael henderson's greatest. James jamerson michael mike. There's there's a live version of. I was made to love her. Top of the talk towns. It's listening to stevie talk of the town. Live album came out like sixty seven There's a version of. I was made to love her. That is like it's it's it's me it to me. It's the best live display of jamerson esque one finger playing ever. So did you know that he had that voice on him or no but no no no. That's bullshit did i remember. Michael came to buy room. We were in japan and Santana was there with me. Santana was talking to michael. Came in in Santana it's crazy man. Crazy santana was like to this day when carlos knives each other almost get teary santana loved mouse man and so the story michelson tunes. We french coming up. I want to play something for you. So i go up to his room and he pulls out his base. Dum dum doo doo doo. Doo are start singing. Oh god we will in japan. When he wrote that he was asked obviously years later. It comes out with the norman connors. And that's what launch michael's career as a solo artist. What was just as a philadelphian and me. Not ever seen any clip of norman connors whatsoever on youtube or anything. What was norman's as a drummer i mean. He's i know he was a drummer. Artem solo wants that song so in love like the middle on that album. But we're to he stand in the eyes of drummers you can tell the truth i don't know what sometimes silence more truthful there you go. Why did you never. Why did you choose. Traditional percussion as opposed to attract drum..
"norman connors" Discussed on The Face Radio
"A group west coast group somehow tied to norman connors. They cut like a record and a half at one point. I think it's mid mid seventies was all recorded never released. This stuff is hot as hell had a compilation put out. I think early two thousands or late two thousands but hijaz put it out again. This things get expensive. So i would recommend you secure copy a sap. Here's the title cut crying for love crying for love quality. He'll disprove two take a man who des a long game Too short thank. You saw long do Kirkland.
"norman connors" Discussed on The Face Radio
"Torch. We got some of the greats on the show tonight. Great david ruffin and not to wear days choices. Now norman connors. And didn't i blow your mind. Walk-a-thon tastic choice. Dave so you to chart then. Aw this a mm-hmm I don't know no just what i to do and So took off. Hey don't Costs a mistake. Cable leroy hudson choices. Now this one. Sandra lopez at i'm so lonely on spain doll older Come our Our your and you didn't free. Dow took part the patch. Yeah welcome up the show. Everybody reagan's in the arabian nights. Joe ray gamble of rate gant and the arabian nights joe and their version. Don't leave me baby bump later darrow banks. I think Another whole time. And i'm feeling move just another just another. This is a look at me on a Only well. I won't sleep and i know i know.
"norman connors" Discussed on KCRW
"Side has no Oh, sorry. Silence has no Sorry. Sorry. Mm hmm. Technically KCRW music Fantastic remix of Moby's Refuge there by Chris Paul and Raul Campos Brand spanking new Mm hmm. Also very on Tess, then Willow. Weird. I know that when a springtime comes Classic Freddie McGregor at the top natural colleague tip of the hat to Norman Connor's starship Coming up New Park Hygiene with no such thing Rushing Murphy Classic BG's Nick's with Teach in San Diego. Take six remix Thundercats Little Dragon teeming with Moses something more. Stay tuned..
"norman connors" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"So you get this. Get with Eartha Kitt, you go down a work. Reynolds State. Did you say Jupiter and you're writing charts for her and you're doing shows. But what's the next step? You start to recognize? Wait a minute. I can take this another another step forward after being with her for a while. I think you know, skinny little talking. She didn't really trust you. She does She lost satchel. On with the charges charts on your plane and I was in Southeast for getting ready to do the gig. And I said, Where's the music goes? Music's Not here. I said Alright, Don't worry. I got your cover. I had copied all the music. Oh, and I made, you know. You're the hero was the hero. Then I was so I said, Well, you know, I think I deserve a raise. And that was the end of that game. Well, all of a sudden you start to recognize love. What's the next step? You say? Well, you're getting your confidence now is a music director. That was something you kind of found your way into. But now you realize wait a minute. I could do this. I'm good at it. What's the next step? Next step was trying to get a raise. Not getting so I left good going back home writing pursuing my own career signed by Rich Boy City I'm doing Racking up thousands of dollars at major studios, factory Thiss media sound and all these other great stories, so your reputation is being established right on, so we this's like 1984 way, get almost a point where I get a deal. Your old record My own record. Really, really see. I've had those call it I almost signed with almost records that way. Didn't Sugar is the bottom line? Not got great reviews, but it didn't seem so at that point. I was like, Okay, I'm burnt out. Manager was pretty crazy Wild get it just evolved. So I started traveling with people and I started taking the eggs that were Felix Cavaliere from the young last young rascals Way did some writing just some stuff in the studio. Jeff. People are like friends that people are, by the way is absolutely one of the great great rock and roll guitarist OK, very versatile. I went to school with his brother. Right around the corner from Egypt was a little kid when I remember. But anyway, go ahead, So and Jeff was in my unit he was tracking with me with my original band. So we're all student together. We had great Joel Rosenblatt from Al Caldwell from Vanessa Williams. So Jeff calls Mrs. Eh? I'm going back on TV Jones and don't do it was rob Lust Wasserman on these young kids on drugs from a city put that together we went out toward was amazing. We're overdoing festivals on Ricky on ER, but she was hot. She was hot, really Hot Act way opened up for Ray Charles and Jeff, of course, had was radio. He took me into the were over at Caesarea in Israel. Took me down into the pits on I met Ray District is handing you a worldwide got me working with the legend. He's drinking coffee, so So then we finished our tour that's like now 1987 and I'm working with Mary knows we're writing some stuff. And he's working with a guy named Norman Connors was a drummer, but he would produce these records kind like a question. You know, multiple artists. Some married night broke the title track song was passionate. It was the title track is the other way and we go to capital. To record so we're in l a camped west like walking into another Smithsonian. Remember, first time I went and I'm going like, Oh, my God, my really hear Sinatra Every everything comes back. You just feel like you're walking into a museum. It's a great experience so good so So I'm here and I'm thinking my mentors well, Vanik or grew up in North Haven connected on my friend's kind. My network. Help me along the way. Music everything Capital session here and you're in Hollywood. He comes in and he's checking it out. So we start talking and listening, and he had been very man Loh's musical 80. So he goes. I'm leaving Barry. He's looking for things to be interested in doing so I'm thinking Barry's religion. Not like it's not a name. It's not rock roll with this, You know. What did I say? On a commercial break? I said very Manilow really carried the torch for the Great American songbook was his material. I mean, those songs have become standards so good. So I said sure set up two additional So I go home back to, you know, take it after sessions getting audition get called. Back up to L. A to walk into the studio and I go in 20 story was sitting there listening to this, I thought was Barry's bandits, this sauce of burning salt content. No percussion. Everything I know. I know. Police walks out. You guys are amazing. You know, now I'm like I'm like shaking guys. Might be, you know, it might be over my head. That's Barry's behind us. Oh, no, It's not bad. Is it really so he was great. So then I felt better. When I get to call I walk in. I auditioned for Barry, right and Everything went well and he goes, Can you you know, do you sitting? Can you sing? So I wrote out a chart their song for you Let me have something that I think so. I handed out being killed. That's right way, Believe me..
"norman connors" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music
"The normal connors off the album. This is your life. You know this boom was a hot albumin you norman. Connors from Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. He's a jazz drummer and that single feature Miss Eleanor. Mills and you know had some of the best musicians on this album David t Walker Lee? Nowa- Wah Wah Watson James Gadston you've had Mr Eddie Bongo Brown on Congas and Kenneth Nash Kevin Farrell Saunders you know George Bohannon. funky album and you know. He was. Gone. McConnell Philadelphia what Philadelphia's best musicians you know Philadelphia's a town where a lot of jazz musicians come out of in your arm be sing as we celebrate Mr. Norman. Connors right here on a bowl of soul coming up next we got some new music from this gentleman by the name of Stacey bug talking about I. Want You the way I feel and this is a bowl of soul. Hi there. This is kathy cousins if you WANNA listen to classic soul an independent rb music you've reached the right place a bowl of soul, a mixed stew of soul music. Shoes. Was Long. Not. Latte. Only. You. Breath. took. Had to play that this brother Stacey debugged make sure you support Stacey bug I wanted to play the song because this brother played all the instruments on this single right here talking about what you the way I feel. You know I'm hearing Jimi, Hendrix Lee, Moses, buddy miles, and led Zeppelin all smash together and this brother reached out to me and I said listen I WANNA play your music here on a bowl of so make sure you purchase Stacey bugs music by going to his website Stacey Esta. Bugti, UGG DOT com make sure you support Stacey bug man he was killing it. I love it. I love it. This is a bowl of soul and you need to know why you need to listen to a bowl of soul. Music from fifty fifty. Fifty. Sixty sixty sixty thrown in with similar seventy, seventy seventy mix well with the with the bring to boil the night. As, just a touch of the future future. That's our recipe for.
"norman connors" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music
"Abol of soul a mix of soul music When? You. Find myself just this. Just. Wish. We were. Goes. Dating. Show. A. Friends. I. Issue and fun. School. added. Giving you some hot. Jazz Funk R&B from some of the best West Coast La. Musicians Harvey Mason Ed. Green Jay. Graydon. Ray Parker Junior and tower of power Ernie Watts Watson many more this apple. J.. P. Morgan was a singer from the fifties and sixties but. She really put her foot musicians, put their foot in it. You definitely should try to get this album. It is really this is before they gave the name smooth jazz, but this album is solid and it was produced back. Then by David Foster who produce Cheryl Lynn, he was also part of this group called wildfire. And he also produced earth wind and fire's album also in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy nine. So definitely check out. Miss J. P. Morgan. This is this is a solid cut. You should hear her version of you can't hide love is killer. You thought the version by Dionne was good. Her version was killer and this is a bowl of Seoul, the professor t love coming at you once again, bring you some sexy soul. Classic soul RMB's move jazz coming up. NEX. Another favorite of Mine Mr Norman Connors this is off of his album from one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, eight, call. This is your life. This single right here would you like to see at? This is a bowl of soul this Job York and you're listening to a both soul with Terry Ferguson. Palm. Yup. Being me. Album. Four. Thirty. Learned. Impact. Jazz pissed.
"norman connors" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"So you get this gig with Eartha Kitt. You go down a work, but Reynolds State did you say in Jupiter and now you're writing charts for her and you're doing shows, but What's the next step? You start to recognize? Wait a minute. I can take this another another step forward after being with her for a while Getting a little bit of she didn't really trust me until she lost a satchel with charts charts on the airplane, and I was in Southeast Florida getting ready gig and I said, Where's the music? Music's Not here? I said Alright, Don't worry. I got your cover. I had copied all the music home they made You know, if you were the hero was the hair. Then it was too so I said, Well, you know, I think I deserve a raise and okay, and that was the end of that game. Well, all of a sudden you start to recognize along what's the next step, you say? Well, you're getting your confidence now is a music director. That was something you kind of found your way into. But now you realize wait a minute. I could do this. I'm good at it. What's the next step? Next step was trying to get a raise. Not getting so I left. I'm going back home writing on pursuing my own career signed by Rich Boy City I'm doing racking up thousands of dollars at Major studios Factory Thiss Media sound and all these other great is so your reputation is being established. On. So we This's like, 19 way. Get almost fun where I get a deal your own record my own record. Really, really. She'll see, I've had those call it I almost signed with almost records That way. Did it shook it is the bottom line got written up got great reviews, but I didn't steal it feel so at that point, I was like, Okay, I'm burnt out manager was pretty crazy. Wild again just evolved. So I started traveling with people. I started taking the eggs. That would be Felix Cavaliere from the young last young rascals. We did some writing some stuff in the studio. People are my friends. People are by the ways you're absolutely one of the great great rock and roll guitarists, okay and very versatile. I went to school with his brother. Right around the corner from me was a little kid when I remember. But anyway, go ahead, So and Jeff was my, You know, he was tracking with me with my original dance that we were always together. Great way. Had great job wasn't black Sparrow Jarrow Caldwell from Vanessa Williams. So Jeff calls Mrs. Eh? I'm going back on your feet and you won't do it. It's great. Was robbed. Last sermon on these young kids drums from put that together we went out toward it's amazing we're over. Doing best was only Ricky on. Uh, she was hot. She was hot, really Hot, act way. Open up for Ray Charles and Jeff, of course, had with was right. So he took me into that were over at Caesarea in Israel, and he took me down into the pits on I met rates trick is handing you a worldwide have been working with the legend. He's drinking coffee. So, uh, So then we finished our tour That's like now 1987 on working with Mary knows we're writing some stuff, And he's working with a guy named Norman Connors was a drummer, but he would produce these records like a question. You know, most large Mary Knight title track was called Passion was title track of the other way, and we go to Capitol Records. So foreign l a quest like walking into another Smithsonian. I've gotta remember first time I went and I'm going. Oh, my God. Am I really here? Sinatra every Everything comes back. You just feel like you're walking into a museum. It's a great experience..
"norman connors" Discussed on Sodajerker On Songwriting
"Services. Today we have two hundred, million likes of J., P. Morgan and Goldman. Sachs. Predict as many as two billion by twenty thirty. So we're talking to a business that has grown by four times in the last two years and it's going to grow by ten times in the next ten years, which is why you have something like a little nausea sets, which is a record that gets made for a few hundred dollars. That's eighteen. Weeks at number one because you know the proposition is different today the proposition at one point in our careers was, how do you get that person to put their hand in the pocket and pull out some cash and buy your record right now, the proposition is that person's already paying ten dollars a month of the ten pounds a month for the streaming services how do you get them to push play on your record right and it's totally different right where buying their time in their attention now. He's specific things that you guys doing us hypnosis to help those Catholics reach their fullest potential. Well, the key is that we believe in this particular bugbear for me I I want to eradicate word publishing from the vernacular of the music business I. Think it's an offensive word I think that it's a euphemism for someone writes you a check and ads absolutely no value to what you're doing in part of the problem is that you have these massive companies that have twenty thousand songs for every creative person working for them in the entire world. Part of our thinking is that by buying proven songs, we've now spent as we mentioned half a billion dollars, we own five thousand songs right over two thousand of those five thousand songs number one records over four thousand of those five thousand songs are top forty records and fourteen people that are working those songs. Some of them are in the audience tonight. So we have a couple of hundred. Songs, per person even when you know we've grown to a billion, a billion and a half two, billion, three billion. We will still have at that point something around twenty thousand songs. So we'll have twenty thousand songs that probably at that point spread across thirty to forty people as opposed to the twenty thousand songs per person. So what we do is what we call Song Management as opposed to publishing. Talked about the responsibility that I have not only in Managing Nile. But any artists that I've ever worked with responsibility that I take very seriously because I understand that you know the only thing that gives me a seat at the table with great people like Nile is taking that responsibility seriously is getting the job done but I also understand that if I don't that there are ramifications because there are. People that he's responsible to. So if I let him down, he's letting other people down in that won't happen on my watch but I also feel that same responsibility to the songs these songs of saved my life these songs make it worth me getting up out of bed every day they energize me they excite me the difference between jumping off the roof and feeling like you can take the world on. Energy is what I'm trying to say and I don't see why we shouldn't have that same responsibility to the songs that I have to Nile or that I have to my family right and you can't do that. When you have twenty thousand songs for every creative person that you have working for you in the world, you can do it if it's a manageable number of songs and if you're prepared to be responsible to them. Well. Arguably, the the jewel in the hypnosis crown is the at the she, Hogan Ization. Contained some of the most successful and enduring songs in history I would say. The argument from me. Nile did you have any sense when you Benard right in these songs that they become so valuable in stand the test of time and the way they have. We certainly weren't futurist. We were just trying to survive. We were writing songs that we felt move us and that would get added to the radio because we were clever enough to right now. because. We knew we knew how We basically had an idea we were close to a lot of people who were radio programmers. Early our friends on a musical level. We knew who they were and we have some idea of how they did their jobs. The more time you spend around news business people the more you start to learn how the music business functions. So we had a feeling that if you look at the statistics and you see that most of the music is consumed by younger people. Why would you get an older person to be your sort of sounding board? What you would do is if you're GONNA come up with new music, you want to play it for younger people who are the people who get excited about hearing something new. So we knew that if we could capture people's attention at the beginning of a song or or have something memorable when the program director would be asking their teenage kids usually, what's should I add? They would think of the thing that was memorable. When it goes. To. Freak out or Or whatever. That's why when we first started I used to call ourselves a novelty band and it was not because we were really a novelty band. We actually thought we were just another are NBC Ban Soul Band but we knew that we had to have hits and because the people that we idolize were mainly jazz musicians that were starting to get hit records Herbie. Hancock. Joe Beck. Norman Connors people like that and we're like man. That they were writing hooky catchy songs that were being played at these joints called discotheques and we were like, wow, this is awesome. This underground groove music is making stars on. People. Herbie Hancock so we tried to. Follow in their footsteps. That's why the very first song I have a road was more of a jazz kind of competition called everybody dance the only thing that made it sort of pop and find was the fact that the melody was. So ridiculously simple everybody Dan's Doodoo clap your hands clap your in but the court changes are straight up jazz chord changes. So that was our ticket we've found a formula that made us feel like we could hold our heads high because at the essence, the foundation cool jazz chords and virtuosity of the playing. Even if we did say. Cow? Also we use it. We're GONNA live there. Really beating the source. Know but the truth is, is that there was actually a formula to it was it was well thought out Bernard Ni- were incredibly romantic about the jazz age in Jazz era and we thought it was amazing that some of the greatest compositions in America were done during the great..
"norman connors" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"That was Mister Finley. Wrote that with Sergio? John McLean Yes oh, oh! Wow. Own McCallum. There's some more maclean credits that. I've seen and I didn't think that was him. He was a land I. Blow We. You. I got a story about me and John Hit me. Well? John who I love dearly. Let me just start out pressing. Say Right now I do love him. Do I really do? He's the Kinda guy that you'll never get to love. 'cause. He just doesn't allow it. but I love him, and we spent a Lotta time together In seventy. Nine and the early eighties we spent a lot of time together, and I had this dream. We had this dream of forming a band that would that would be called PM. And Yeah and never happened. He's Detroit No. Here, but we, we hooked up somehow and and He was the first guy. That sounded like prints before Prince. That's how he played guitar. That John Maclean. Yep Man Yup that John mcguigan. If you do, you will win the price. We got him for this is. We can't find him and you know what sorry to say, but you probably won't. Really Yeah, he's that mysterious. You can Google anybody on the planet. I can't even if he walked right now with no never seen can't google. Stoney Jackson A. Picture of but know. Is it brothers? Yoga! By Now but don't. You can't find him. Wow Damn, so Medina is his way into the industry as an executive. The same way that Benny Medina was. Born. He's Benny Lord. Ottawa. Yeah Yeah. But no actually. Actually. Act Terrible. Actually I was so little. It but anyway. We need a theme for Great. or maybe I'll just come up with my own. Do a couple of spots, but anyway. Only. Don't don't write a check cash getting give. Birth. You might be surprised. Anyway so. Co had a group called PM. No, we had. We had the idea of of. A group that never came to fruition. What projects? Would okay. But. You know we did work together what? A TV series. The name of the producer escapes me right now, but. The show was called the righteous apples oh. My God They did a cover of. Let it. Go by Length learn your. It was a pages joint original Richard. Page enjoy, and then they did a cover of it the righteous apples. It was like they were like a high school. Yes, was this was? From Nova. Trying, to think of the name of the Creator, and the the writer and I can't for the life of me right now. Black Guy were he wore. Channel Assis. Thing and we wrote and produced songs for that show like Roller Elo. Yeah. As a matter of fact, I'm looking at IMDB Patriot and we'll continue. That's more. Is there another song called feels like the first time. Doesn't list just as one. K. But yeah. But. Yeah, we. We did that and that was the craziest season, isn't it? Yeah all. Free to that just show me. Yes, he was. John doesn't look like stoning and Thomas. Wow. Isn't that crazy? Ernest one? Calms bodyguard. That's hysterically broke my heart man. I. Through top, thank you. Win On the do Martin. Yeah, thank you. Wow, yes, that was my introduction a topper. There was the first thing that you scored or like for television. I think the only thing. Okay so mike. Lee, Anderson was sorry, really he was on an episode. Yeah, he was A. Member of just as a member of the band. I wouldn't I guess. You can call it a drama store S. Henderson what year eighty and eighty one on the show was on. Cocaine. Should down tour. You, believe. down. Heard of Michael Henderson's Rant, drunken rant and Japan, no. My God. Best thing like. I'm not breaking it down for nobody I'm not backing it up. Bobby. took. A while! They tried to. Like he's drunk and he's plan in front of feels like he's. For Audience Fourteen and you could hear people like us. He's responding to. Leave. Oh, that's okay. That's all right. Never? Look Eighty. Eighty four. Eighty four I. Think Norman Connors is German, but he takes its seven-minute buildup to sing going places. When he wrote. A. Fish. Like I did I was like damn like he gets into the full. You realize is going place. His son is lives in Philly and keeps taking it off. Because I can't. I can't find. I've got it. Ain't going nowhere. Have you ever seen version where they made a video to stone's throw stones throw? A animated. Best thing when. Date me, motherfucker yours right motherfucking. Next. This sounds better than Ray. Charles's. It sounds better than Oh buddy rich's. It sounds better than the. Past really pass those. Person People out, but this is just like you. Say. Which one is the ray whereas? -rupt. Scuffle between him and and the German had the time I was. Not Bernard but although I was fat had. You found. It was the player, but but. It was a scuffle between him, and the German and the drummer walked off, and that's all I know. No, it's all right. It went. Okay there's he's doing busted. And busted. Okay, and then someone gets on. The stage is I would doll you don't and raises. Bless your heart your heart. Dirty doll. It's a woman. She didn't know a guy. Basically like Ray must've did something wrong to a woman either slept with his wife you saw. Doll. Bless.
"norman connors" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music
"That is. We celebrate. Legendary band growth. You know, who was born in April, and he would have been sixty eight years old. And we celebrate the fabulous legend, Mr. Luther Vandross. And we celebrate Mr. Louie Vega who with his production, which is brand new for twenty nineteen where he did the remix of body with Luther Vandross, and you know, he met Vandross to a good friend five thought in the late nineteen ninety s and his production partner. Kenny dope kansallis, and he were asked to co write some music and the rest is history. He was asked to co write producer track for upcoming album. And you know, when when they met they've flow like butter, and they all went into studio created a dance track. Call are you using me? You know, and. You know, on April twenty nineteen they, you know, Louis Vegas, celebrating the new release of this song my body perform recorded by none other than legend and king of Rb, Mr. Luther Vandross, and it was never released. This was never released and was recorded back in nineteen seventy nine by Luther Andrus when he was working on the colossal album never too much. So Louis Vega. Basically took this song and brought it back to life. And I thought it was hot and pop and make sure you support Mr. Louie Vega by going to track source in purchasing by body is considered so full house music, and I'm going to leave you with something sweet for the weekend. By this legendary lady who would've been seventy years old and her name is miss Phyllis Hyman. And you know, there's something coming up that's going to be celebrating. Celebrating miss Phyllis Hyman coming up so celebrating her seventy of birthday, which will be coming up in the summer in July. But we celebrate miss Phillips Hyman who was a singer songwriter and actress and phenomenal sing can sing anything because sing jazz blues. Swing. You name it that was miss Phillips. Hi, I'm going to leave you with a classic. That was done originally by the stylistics done Philistines way in to me it just through this song into the into another stratosphere betcha by golly. And with her being accompanied by Mr. Norman Connors, and this is a bowl of so. This
"norman connors" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And I'm going to push a button, and I will go to another call. Call. We'll be Tom in east Walpole. Hello, tom. Hi ryden. Are you? Sure, you don't need somebody to carry your luggage. No, I'd bring one bag. It's a carry on. If it's over my head. On the plane. I can take that as a no. You can take that as a no, okay. Trivia. David. What a beverage world. Of the av. You're qualified. Thanks morgan. Thank you for the call in the offer trip. I try thank you for that. Let's go to Brian up in Maine. Hello, Brian up in Maine. Hello Morgan down in there. How about when you wish upon a star? Hey. That's five words. Rush whole story. Any four words. I'm sorry. Would then forward. Yes. When you wish upon. Starry starry night. Okay. Let me see here. You are up in Maine, correct? We also have a call from Dorchester. Night. They don't want to get you to fused. And please Lord. I hope so thank you me too. Let's go to Scott. Hello, scott. Oh morgan. How I am fine. Scott new good. Okay. How about twinkle twinkle little star? You're qualified. I appreciate the call. Enjoy your weekend. Thank you. Brian in Dorchester. Hello, Brian, Chester. Good morning. Brian Dorchester volume Morgan. Burn. The Lord will protect you on your Vegas, baby. You'll be fine. Okay. Thank you for that. All right song title by Bob mould song is called star machine. I. Sturm? She you're qualified, right? Enjoy baby. Very cute. To push. And this looks like barb. In indiana. Brian. How are you? Fine. Mine is star Jones. From that TV show. Yes. You're qualified. Okay. Thank you. Thank you for the call. Okay. Bye. Bye. Go to learn. Hello, Glenn, high weaken the world tripton. Call me at three for trivia female to me. Well, three is when I always played trivia sleep. Always gives me a wakeup call. Sweat can trivia, okay. I have a. You are my starship by Norman Connors, he was a jazz blues fusion singer and drummer in the mid seventy that wasn't even me and the title track. My starship. Hear that cry. Beautiful song. Very powerful about one. Right. Too soon. That's a line from the song. Oh, you remembered. He right. Would I say the line if I didn't remember it? No, maybe looked maybe I don't look the no don't. Oh, cool. And I know JJ last week for you. Yeah. That well that was weird. I mean, I was I really was gonna guess that I was taking JJ Jack. And you know, it's all right. Or, you know, I don't even think anybody gifts out. You hurt me? But it's all right. Girl. Okay. He win. Give my shirt Qatada. If he calls. And if she doesn't give it to Vegas. Don't you want it? No, they don't have puck. It's I don't like I like pin? We went through that you wanna shirt, right? Yeah. All right. I will take care of that for you. New voice like Markle. Well. Sean a shame. He said. Yeah. Oh, a neighbor named Shane three. Shane okay. Okay. That's it. Yeah. Thanks. I might go back open line, depending on whatever. Okay. Let's go to Joan in Abington. Good morning. How are you today? Joan how are you? Good. I'm I wanted to say style and vocal bam. Qualified. Thank you Morgan. And I wanted to say I'm Brian Austin Prussian at the time to us. He's a great person. Just like you. Thank you very much. You have a good day. Goes Joan comes Paul and Bill Ricca. Hello. You left me in the large replaced? Clint Walker no-show. Yeah. To break knows. I remember that the answer. Nobody replaced. Clint walker. They just canceled the show. Oh, okay. I don't do it. Okay. Trivia. Starting years old nineteen sixty circuits hours, Gary miles, look, I. Just look for a star. Yeah. I was thinking the movie. Yeah. Me also, you know. On the with the record nineteen sixty. Stone. Nice on enjoyed your qualified. Thank you. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Thanks for taking the time to call. Let's go to Jim in Cape on Cape pan. Hello, jim. Hey, how you doing tonight new, sir? I'm doing very well. Thank you. I have a consideration star of Africa. Okay. Which was a humongous.
"norman connors" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Be arrested and thrown in prison for interrupting this remarkable. I love this song. When back in the day when I was a music Jack play this every three minutes by phenomenal Vanessa Williams joins us here on the big show today and first of all the nessa. Thank you. Thank you so much for taking time with us. It's a real treat and honored to chat with you. Well, thank you. Good morning. How are you doing very well? It's Super Bowl Sunday. But nobody cares. I said it's a great weekend. Not because of the game. But because you're in town. Well, hopefully, the people that don't wanna watch the Super Bowl will come and see me love this. I love this. Indeed. What originally from the great state of New York understand? The Bronx is where it all began. We live in the Bronx for a year. And then we moved up to Westchester. And and sure actually, I moved back and raise my kids. I've been back in my hometown since nineteen Ninety-two, which is kinda crazy. That's tremendous. And of course, the beautiful part about our company. I'm going to preface we have a couple of calls actually for you. If you don't mind just to wish you well. But is that my sister-in-law Miss America two thousand and one Angela Perez Baraki, oh, my sister-in-law and well her her remarkable. Commentary especially in context with us as part of the show, and then also coming forward with you were judge at the Miss America, not too long ago about three years ago and just had such wonderfully spectacular things to say about you. And and it was an important time. Because there was an announcement. That was made I don't think you expected. I don't if I'm correct. From MA. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's been jeez. I one when I was twenty I'm I'm fifty five right now. So it's been. It's quite a while. But and it's unfortunate because there's a lot a lot of turmoil. Now, I don't even I don't even know whether they're going to be back on network this year. I don't know what's going on. So, you know, time goes on. And and but that was a very pivotal moment for myself. But also, my my mother who's still. The by dad passed away, but my mom is still alive, and it was very important to her. And I got a chance to you sing my music and show the transition from a junior in college at Syracuse majoring musical theater to being able to sing my hit music and having showing my career also it was wonderful night. I love the career path that you've had it's been just tremendous. But you mentioned your parents and both musicians meters in their own, right? Yeah. Both music teachers. Yeah. In elementary. They taught for my dad's forty years plus, and I'm I'm just about forty years. So they certainly made their Mark and and helped me in being in the career spot that I am. So, and I'm I'm lucky to be able to have so many options, you know, like, for instance, being here, you know, I'll be on the blue note for the next three nights deign to shows, and I got a chance to sing my hits. But also seeing some of the Broadway, Steve. That I've done and and kind of reflect on on where I've been the past thirty plus years talking with Vanessa Williams remarkable, by the way, you may not know, but Vanessa sixteen Grammy nominations is that still the accurate number. Now. Is it sixteen out? I don't know. I know. There again that's been a while to my first album came out in nineteen eighty eight. So it's it's been. Yeah. A long time coming, but I'm happy to still get played on the radio. That's you know, that's that's the good stuff. Well, listen, I'll play every day. We have a talk show play your music, if you don't mind Vanessa I'm gonna head on out to Hawaii KAI just for one call during our brief time together, but want to make sure that Kevin out in Hawaii KAI as an opportunity to connect with Vanessa Williams. Kevin good morning. I've been asked to how are you get how you doing? Kevin good. You are such an icon. I mean from the musical career that you've had to the media to the movies that you've done, my friend, Bobby call willing, you did it's cold outside. Absolutely love Bobby. Yeah. So I just wanted to call and say thank you for coming to Hawaii. And I think you're right up there. Now, you your first albums came out in the eighties. But you're just is an iconic Phyllis Hyman who with Norman Connors, and you were just that type of of a vocalist that I just totally grew up with. Well, thank you. I mean, I I appreciate that. And and I I value your your your analysis. But you know, I think my strength is telling story when I get behind the mic and saying my melodies, and you know, I know when people say, oh, my God, you may be cry. And I've done my job because I've taken the the audience member someplace on an emotional journey. And I think being able to do the pops up at also the theater stuff to you have to have that, you know, approach, and I'm happy that you appreciate it. Thank you. I do. Thank you Vanessa. Kevin very much. That's Kevin out in white guy. We thank him very much with the Nisa Williams. And this is a show you just simply cannot miss and Vanessa's with us for three nights. As a matter of fact tonight with her show at six thirty pm, then again at nine PM and all the way through until the third Friday Saturday and Sunday, right? And I can't wait to come. And join you I have my beautiful children. Love your music. I've shared it with them for years. Both musicians in their own right? My son just performed in the school talent show is a senior in high school yesterday. So boy, congratulations. He do. He. Composed his own original song played his own keyboard and nice first time that he has ever sung in public. Okay. Shows a talent show at school depending on the line. Sherry is fantastic. He was just remarkable Vanessa again just wanted to check in a little bit because of the music that you perform it touches. So many people have got to ask you about save the best for last because it's one of those songs that everybody has some sort of relationship to the song. Events in their own lives. How did this come about? Well, that's the the the comments that I get whether it was the prom song or whether it was somebody's wedding song or whether it was a song that people had broken up and gotten back together. It was that moment in time. We we spent six weeks at number one. And it was it was it was an amazing. It's it's all about melody. And obviously, you know, I was blessed to have a fantastic song by three amazing songwriters. But it just was that perfect combination of production and air and simplicity that spoke to so many people and it stands attested time. Every time. I I sing it. When I hear people do karaoke. I love and people sway. It was weighing back and forth and sing along. It's just remarkable Vanessa again tonight tomorrow and Sunday, Hawaii dot com. It's easiest way. By the way, we have. China. Rate for our friends who live here locally and come on. Enjoy been blue notes just a remarkable. Then you I can't wait to be there. This is my first time playing at blue news. Can't wait to see is going to be the vocalists. If you don't mind just a few more moments, but it has to do about about what you in rigidly as you were growing up where you believe that you would be in your career and adult life has it was it always music from the very beginning. Well, I I really I mean, I I've always been musical. But I love to dance, and I did mostly modern dance. So my first dream was to be an Albany, Ailey dancer, and and and be in New York. And then when I started singing, and dancing and musicals and realize I could actually major musical theatre. You know, I grew up so close to Manhattan and Broadway that I said well that's a tangible goal. It's just one audition away. So I really thought that broadly was going to be at and I again, I've been able to to star in Broadway several times. But the recording is something that I never thought that I would ever have as part of my my arsenal. And and then you know, television and film, those are two that to do a pilot for ABC in March, and we'll see hopefully it that gets picked up. I hopefully, we'll be on on TV again starting September on a comedy. But those are all the things that are just kind of on the cake, which I love we loved in ugly. Betty, of course. And I think soul food was how was that the performance in your participation was soul food because that was really there was a lot going on in that show. Yeah. Sell food came out in ninety seven. And it was the first the film that George Tillman had done a you wrote it and directed it. So was a young writer, and it was a wonderful opportunity to work with a new artist. And it was about his family, and I played a great juicy role and Terry lives on Anthony with her nice. Exactly. How when's the last time you were in Hawaii? I was in Hawaii maybe four years ago four or five years ago. I came at four Howard Hughes event, they were breaking ground on a new building. And it was kind of a a celebration with the the Honolulu symphony. So I did a concert with them phenomenal. Heavy back here back home. I want to remind everybody it is tonight tomorrow and Sunday, we have a dear friends at the blue note, they've put out a wonderful venue and inviting guests and artists like yourself unnecess-. So wildly remarkably talented, and we just can't wait to see you. Thank you so much is to be there. Thank so very much Vanessa Aloha tape. And that's a Williams. We will be back in just a moment. We'll get caught up and then the goodfellas kicks in but Vanessa you can see her again tonight, tomorrow and Sunday blue note, Hawaii dot com ask four or log on for the KOMO Heiner rate. Your.
"norman connors" Discussed on The Rhino Podcast
"How did you know when you recorded that when you record it, everybody dance? How did you know that you were onto something? I mean, obviously got played in a club. And you got reactions that we know that stories well told we had a pretty good instinct for what was happening in the clubs. We had seen a number of jazz artists that we were big fans of get hit records playing disco. And we thought, wow, this is pretty cool. We could play a style of music hold your head up high because it was cool and sophisticated chord changes. And I would do all the orchestration. And if you look at you know, the people playing on any chic record, it was always the cream of the crop of New York musicians. You know one day we will working for Luther Vandross. He was our boss, we cut our first record next thing. You know, we were his boss. He came out on the road with us. He taught us the whole vocal style. We got signed to the same label. Luther Vandross was signed to Atlantic. So he has to on Atlantic meter was his big as the first chic record. So we flipped the script, and he became our employees. So things will go in great for us. Right. From the start. We got signed to a singles deal. Only Bernard myself, we weren't called she we we made up the name after we got the deal we were only signed to a singles deal. So our record had to be a hit. So that style of orchestration that I was doing was across between what was going on with Barry, white and silver convention and stuff like that. But we didn't wanna go heavy heavy disco. We wanted our sound to really be about the ban about the rhythm section and really about the interplay between Bernardo with myself. I mean, you can hear all of the records really about the base in the guitar and the cool piano voicing, you know, like, the real cool, piano, pads and. Strings were important, but they weren't the focus. Unlike with Barry, white strings and his voice with a focus with us. It was the rhythm section. So I'm holding say she can my hand actually holding my original copy from back in the day. And I checked off some tracks things like Savoia fair and particularly at last I'm free, seven minutes and eight seconds. Yeah. So when people try to portray chic as a disco band. It was indeed about the composition about the tone about the sound. You're creating it wasn't really about disco. No, it wasn't about disco at all it was about the openness of disco. The fact that disco allow a ban like us. We thought of ourselves more like a cross between earth when and firing cooler and the gang more than we thought of ourselves like, you know, Serono or the village people. But you know, we love Ceron we love the village we love Donna summer. That's just not who we were. We were jazz musicians as sort of learned how to write pop songs like the people that we were, you know, proud of the Norman Connors Herbie, Hancock Herbie Mann people. Like that ROY Ayers, Joe Beck. All these people had big big dance records. And we thought we could have a. Dan, that would specialize in these sort of jazzy dance records, you only needed to boogie is an example. Yeah. Yeah. So by boogie, and I mean, a lot of bands with those type of things I mean, you think of all of the Philly stuff. He's all serious musicians. Who learned how to write really good pop songs. So that's what we were. And the only difference is that we went on the road. We gotta hit and we took it out there, and we were onstage with the hardcore funk bands, the same reaction that I had when I saw rocky music. That's the reaction people had when they saw Sheikh when they saw that we had girls on saxophone trumpet for girls on violins people had never seen that in our MB. And it was like unbelievable when we were out there with like some of the most hardcore funk bands in the world. It was pretty exciting to be a band during those early days of I guess. Maybe the last days of disco because unfortunately, those groups didn't go out and tour so they never had a real presence. I think that if those groups had performed the whole disco sucks. Movement would never really brought them down. You know, if most of those bands were like chic and could go out and play. I mean, hell we can go play any day of the week with you know, the stones or kiss any of those bands. We'd have been fine as a math right now. I always tell my manager. How come we're not opening for like? Like Elton, John Paul McCartney and and artists like that. 'cause we certainly can hold our own. So we wanted to be with a rock bands. Matter of fact, the rock bands were some of our best friends. That's how we wound up producing Blondie. That's how I wound up producing Bowie. The beef fifty twos. All those bands new chic as players. We were not just studio guys. We were people go out and perform I would be remiss if we didn't go down the road with Katie, Debbie, Kim and Joni. Yeah. So it was the head of Atlantic asked you to work your magic with them right because they were literally family to him and that became the signpost one of the most iconic songs of the era and for that matter today. Yeah. As a matter of fact, what happened is that the head of Atlantic was Jerry Greenberg at the time. And he thought that we really had studio fifty four fairy dust in a bottle, and that we sprinkle it anybody. He didn't offer us this sledge actually offered us the role. Stones and Bette midler and Bernard. And I thought well how we gonna produce the Rolling Stone. We do tell Keith and make what the sing in play. We had a formula. And we we knew that off formula work. So we said to Jerry instead of giving us somebody famous. Why don't you give somebody that's not famous and weaken make them fame, and we weren't cocky, we just we just knew what was happening in the streets. We said if we can prove to you what we can do wouldn't we be more valuable than just working with somebody. That's already bringing in money. What if we can take somebody that's not bringing in any money and make them happen? So he told us about this group. Call sister, sledge that was like family to the label and he dictated basically, what would be the lyrics to. We are family to us. He talked about how when they come in. Visit the labeled a stick together and this and that. We went home. And we looked at our notes we were trying to act professional. We had no idea what we were doing. We had instinct, and we had a desire, but we didn't know how producers handle themselves in meetings. We didn't know anything. We just walked up to the office and tried to act like we'll professional producers because we had only produced chic and we'd only produced Norma Jean right? So when he told us about sister, sledge, we just superimpose what he had said onto them believe it or not we never met sister sledge until they came to the studio to sing. And we basically had the whole album written and conceptualize before they walked in the door when they walked in the door. They saw scribbling out. The final words we are family, and they got a little upset with us. What are you guys doing? We hold on. We're almost finished. And. Finishing? We're family. And next thing. You know, we basically played their record. Coz when we did the demos. We had already sang the song. So it was like, oh, you guys got to do is sing on top of us. And we got it. How