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"norman connors" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music
"Bell and lynn decreed this was off of norman. Connors album hit album. You are my starship. And you know norman connors like i said he is a philly boy you know. He's jazz drummer from philadelphia. And on this album. Norman connors phyllis hyman and michael henderson. Who is bass player who has played with Many groups especially dramatics and this album reach number five on the us rb chart and number one on the jazz chart. You will always hear this song by. Phyllis hyman on the quiet storm. That's how i heard it especially. I did a show in two thousand and sixteen on the quiet storm. And how scott it's got its beginnings with vaughn harper and. This is one of the songs that was always played this version of betcha by golly. Wow this single itself was number twenty nine on the us. Rb chart and nineteen seventy six. And like i said. Phyllis hyman just put hope what like they said. Put her foot in that song. We celebrate miss. Phyllis hyman right here on a bowl of sola coming up. Next this song i heard done by the group odyssey. The group that did native new yorker. They did this song. Don't tell me tell her. While i didn't know that phyllis hyman did her version of it as well of of it as well and is beautiful right here on. A bullet soul. Don't tell me tell her it's over and you're listening to a bowl of so this is your man jay most in your listening to soul music at its best of bowl of soul mixed of soul music.
"norman connors" Discussed on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music
"You reached the right place. A destination called soul. It's the bionics you know what's next. It's a bowl of so mixed to of so music. And on a bozo. We are celebrating the legendary singer. Songwriter actress miss. Phyllis hyman right here on a bowl of so. This is jonathan win. And you're listening to a bowl of soul her mixed to of soho music to a bowl birth. How your baby Burn yes you Shop the name and this is a bowl of so. We are celebrating the legendary. Sean twos miss phyllis. Linda hyman was born july. Six nine thousand nine hundred forty nine and passed away on june thirtieth nineteen ninety five and like i said phyllis hyman was an american singer. R&b singer jazz singer. Pop singer songwriter and actress. And you know. Phyllis hamon performed in the broadway. Play in nineteen eighty-one based on the music of mister duke ellington. The name of the play was called sophisticated. Ladies that ran from one thousand nine hundred eighty one to nineteen eighty three and it earned her a theater world award and a tony nomination for best performance by featured actress in a musical. We are celebrating this lady. Beautiful singer and i remember a friend introduce me to her music. good friend of mine who i am on her. Podcast called love sex and relationships The professor introduced me to this lady in the nineteen eighty s in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight eighty nine and she had this album at the time called living all alone and ever since. Then i was hooked. I even saw. Phyllis hyman at the blue note here in new york city. And let me tell you she put on a hell of a show. We are celebrating the legacy of miss. Phyllis hyman right here. On a bola soul coming up next. We're going to give you something. 'cause this lady was born in philadelphia pennsylvania. She got those philly music. Soul are embiid jazz roots in her bones and she did a philadelphia song betcha by golly. Wow which is written by. Tom bell and was written by tom. Bell for the stylistics. But you have to listen to phyllis homage treatment on this song. Right here on a bowl of so. I think this version was done with norman connors betcha another philly native betcha by golly. Wow and this is a bowl of so this is your man folks ya'll checking out a bowl of so wanted hottest. Dj's in the land professor t low this salt must He talk shot. You thinking law rooms Twin beautiful treatment of the stylistics song betcha. By golly wow which was written by. Tom.
"norman connors" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"Just are a to now we we no matter who the artist was and there were a lot of artists that you know hadn't even made it yet but you know if we liked the song and you know they were willing to pay pay the money you know we were. We would do it and we would give our best. And the the the thing that a lot of people don't know is that for the another reason why so many people liked us is because we created a lotta those backgrounds They knew that if they gave us the song we will create the background parts. Yes i mean arrangement some some on some for a lot. Now some did come with you know specific backgrounds but my reputation became such that. They'd be like okay. Well the hey. Here's the song. What are you guys. Think drop shirley not Norman connors Lou rawls Well then that we they let us do just you know. Control the background god. It's so many people just songs with artists. That will i you no matter what song i'm doing. Let the jones coming here and and do and do. I think now brinda was alive. 'cause memory is so much better than my she she. She can remember every single artist background on everything. Yeah but but me. It gets a little fuzzy sometimes because when people post stuff now and i'll be like oh yeah. I remember that we did do that. Song you know so With with signing two Philly international. I'll say that Probably in my opinion because you know we my dad purchased all the records played at the house all the time. I will say that you guys were probably given a more contemporary up-to-date town than and a lot of the acts that weren't philly international beckmann like it was almost a thing where you instantly within the first two seconds that you were listening to affiliated national song fit based on like the trademark of the strings in all the mixing of the record or whatever. But like you're gonna make me love. Somebody else sounded nothing. Like what philadelphia. Especially what was happening in. Nineteen seventy nine anything really. I like a woman telling you. Better get your shit. Together right exotic. Yeah so I mean i. I would assume met still the same group of people like it's still dexter wants l. and gamble and huff in all those. I know mckinley jackson also worked on the record as well but like what was the discussion. Basically on how to present you guys in your sound data one of the things that i think gamble and huff they were purposely trying to take us away just a little bit for from the strings and horns like say like of what they did with three degrees and wanted. They wanted us to be more funky more soulful more earn. Be and if you noticed deaf. Very first jones girls album. That's exactly. I mean i'm at your mercy's on there which is a heart wrenching mallet. Then of course there's you gonna make me love somebody else today. There's yeah exactly so run to. Who can i run to yup..
"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 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 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