|By tedcogswell (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 03:03 am:|
I'm a lifelong soul fan who is beginning to spend more and more time researching the history of the music. I am eager to hear as many of the great untold stories of soul as I can. While I am very much interested in the Detroit scene, my area of greatest interest is in Philly soul. This site was recommended to me because of the abundance of Philly-related conversation and I have been blown away by how much great info is getting thrown around here. So I wanted to say hello to everyone and say that I look foward to learning a lot, and maybe make a few new friends. I'll probably be posting all sorts of questions, I just hope you'll all have patience with the new guy. thanks ahead of time, Ted from Seattle.
|By Ralph (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 03:10 am:|
Welcome to the forum Ted. You may have hit the mother-lode of information on Philly soul here. We are extremely fortunate to have Philly musician / producer / writer / and all around talent, Bobby Eli here and
Bobby is a gold mine of information and the boy loves to talk.Give it your best shot.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 07:47 am:|
Welcome to SoulfulDetroit Ted.
Glad to hear we've reached Seattle!
|By phillysoulman (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 11:48 am:|
If you are "sleepless in Seattle" then wake up!!
Phillysoulman is here to answer your most intimate queries regarding my womderfil city and all of its musical madness!!
BTW: Elton John's number one smash "Mama Can't Buy Me Love" was recorded at the former Kaye- Smith Studios over on 5th street. It was later purchased by Heart aand renamed Bad Animals Studio.
Thom Bell lives in Seattle, as does arranger Bobby Martin.
BTW, Is Canlis restaurant still up and runing??
I almost caught on fire there one night while the waiter was making Cafe Diablo pouring "molton"
coffe the was on fire being poured back and forth from two silver goblets!!
I tried doing this at home once and almost did the same.
|By Ralph (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 01:22 pm:|
See what I'm talking about Ted?
|By ted cogswell (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 01:44 pm:|
Canlis is still here- I haven't been there myself, but I've heard great things about it. How long has it been since you've been up this way? I have heard that Thom Bell and Bobby Martin live here, but in general, not too many people make it this far out.
|By geocassell (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 09:39 pm:|
Wasn't Thom Bell the guy that was married to the wonderful late Linda Creed? or were they just the great songwriting pair that they were? I remember the news about Linda Creed's death actually reached the UK news and if memory serves me right it was at the same time that one of her songs 'Greatest Love of All' was a hit for Whitney Houston over here in the UK. About May 1986 I think.
|By whyteguise (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, May 31, 2002 - 12:47 am:|
Yes Linda succumbed to the Big C just as The Greatest>>> went number one!! What a way to go eh??
She was not the wife of Thom just a woderful lyricist and one of my most dearest friends.
She was a nice Jewish girl somewhat in the style of Natalie Wood. I will post a pic of her and I will post it as soon as I return to the Philly area.
|By Carl Dixon London (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, May 31, 2002 - 07:39 am:|
Take a look at the Linda Creed cancer foundation at:
Her lyrics are heard all over the world and her foundation helps others in need. I left work last night at 2200hrs and listend to 'People make the world go round' on the radio - was that one of hers?
|By whyteguise (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, May 31, 2002 - 08:30 am:|
|By Mark Speck (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 07:19 pm:|
Glad you made it here, Ted!
|By geocassell (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, June 10, 2002 - 03:11 pm:|
Thanks 'Whyteguise', for confirming those facts.
I remember going to school for the first time and the records being played at the time were mainly The Stylistics singing all those Linda Creed/Thom Bell compositions. I looked at the website Lindacreed.com. What a shame she died so young, and with a young family.
I'm surprised there was never a tribute album put together by artists singing her compositions, even for a breast cancer charity to benefit!
|By Eli (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, June 10, 2002 - 04:42 pm:|
There was a benefit/tribute show in Philly at convention hall in 1987.
Whitney Houston, George Benson, The Stylistics, The Spinners, Dionne Warwick and Jean Carne sang her songs as a tribute to her glorious life and her talents. MFSB provided the music.
There was a private luncheon and cocktail hour afterward at the facility.