|By Galactus (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 05:22 pm:|
Well, I'm not in the Detroit area; I actually live in South Carolina but this has been the first classic soul/r&b forum I've been able to find that seems to hit on my interests!
I'm pretty much a fanatic about any r&b from the 50s to the early 80s. I love classic reggae and classic jazz too.......but soul is number one for me. Glad to be aboard! I don't know too many folks as into this stuff as I am, so soul talking is welcome!
Favorite solo artists:
- Isley Brothers
-Earth Wind & Fire
-Frankie Beverly & Maze
|By David Meikle (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 05:23 pm:|
Welcome to the forum Galactus.
I'm sure you will find items of interest on here.
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 05:25 pm:|
Welcome to Soulful Detroit!
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Galactus (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 05:31 pm:|
Thanks, guys. Looks great here!
|By Common (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 05:44 pm:|
Welcome Galactus! Glad to have you here!
|By john dixon (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 05:52 pm:|
Welcome Galactus from a fellow South Carolinian. Are you a "Silver Age"(ie. 60's) Marvel Comics buff too? Whenever I hear Galactus I immediately think of the Fantastic Four and those iconic Jack Kirby drawings. Galactus was, I remember, this uber-villian who kept gobbling up universes and always seemed just on the verge of making a meal out of the Earth!
|By Galactus (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 06:16 pm:|
Yep, I'm the planet eater himself!!
Actually, I'm a cartoonist/graphic artist.....and a huge Jack Kirby fan. Since his work was such an inspiration to me and my career, I always use this handle on any internet board (sorta my lil' tribute).
Yep. Listening to soul music and reading old Marvel Comics......as Sam Cooke would say "That's Heaven To Me!!" ....lol.....
|By Eli (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 06:57 pm:|
Welcome aboard to our little family!!
May the soulful force be with you!1
|By john dixon (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 07:21 pm:|
Yeah, G-man, I was just the right age for those Marvel comics to be a major influence (early to late 60's) and there was a reason they called him King Kirby. His influence in his chosen arena surpasses any other. Maybe we can get you to draw us a Kirbysonian figure lettin' his backbone slip one time to some good ol' soul music!
I'm with you on the classic reggae too. For me, it's gotta be within the parameters of about 1966 to 1978. I prefer early, pre-Island Bob Marley, the stuff he did with Lee "Scratch" Perry. I also enjoy Perry's dub, instrumentals, and production efforts.
But, from South Carolina, you couldn't help but cut your soul teeth on the Tams, must have seen those guys over a dozen times. Then on to Motown, Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Philly, pretty much in that order.
Welcome again Galactus, planet-eater, the people here certainly know their stuff and they never bludgeon you with their knowledge. I've learned alot and really gotten invaluable tips on music I needed to buy and books to read. Enjoy..
|By medusa9e (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 07:53 pm:|
Welcome 2 our Soulful family. My name is ~
|By musicchef (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 08:17 pm:|
The only Fantastic Four you have to worry about here are those that were on the old Curtom label... Welcome to the parrrtay !
|By Vonnie (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 08:22 pm:|
This is the place to be soulfully educated. Welcome to our family.
|By douglasm (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:37 pm:|
......from the beautiful (and horribly dry--it was in the high 90's today, Stu) Pacific Northwest. There are very wise and knoledgable people all around this place that are more than willing to share their wisdom and knoledge in a friendly and graceous manner.
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:41 pm:|
ARE YOU BY ANY CHANCE RELATED TO "BATTLESTAR GALACTUS"???...IF SO...HEY ALL...WE'VE GOT CELEBRITY MATERIAL ON BOARD!!!...STU(NO RELATION TO JAZZ OR PRECISION)BASS
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:43 pm:|
BY THE WAY GALACTUS!!!...I COULDN'T HELP BUT NOTICE THE FACT THAT YOU LEFT THE INIMITABLE OTIS REDDING OFF OF YOUR FAVORITE SOLO ARTISTS LIST...BUT DON'T WORRY...WE DO INTERVENTIONS HERE!!!...STUBASS
|By douglasm (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:47 pm:|
no solo females, either......
|By Nish (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 10:07 pm:|
Galactus, welcome... jump right on in as we do the soul jerk.
|By R&B (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 03:35 pm:|
HUH,WHAT? SOUL JERK? OH I THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS CALLING ME,AHHH BACK TO SLEEP..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
|By Galactus (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 03:51 pm:|
You sound EXACTLY like me as far as tastes. Lee Perry is great.......I take it you've got that 3-CD "Arkology" set?? I wear that one out......The Heptones, Burning Spear, The Meditations, Bunny Wailer, Freddie McGregor, Gregory Isaacs, etc........if it's classic reggae I'm there. About the closest I get to dancehall is Cocoa Tea or Half Pint. But I dig the older stuff.....as well as rock steady like Alton Ellis.
A Kirby "soul' toon, eh? That could be done. Did you know Kirby once drew a love comic called "Soul Love" with all-black characters? It never saw print, but I've seen reproductions of the original art. Kirby wasn't exactly hip to the current lingo, but it's interesting anyway.
Yeah, Otis was great too. There were so many great ones......but if I had to pick three those I listed above would be the CDs I'd take to that desert island.
Thanks for the welcome everyone. Looking forward to some soulful conversation.
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 04:07 pm:|
An extended handshake and a warm welcome goes out to you... again welcome!
Since I've 'discovered' what 'soulfuldetroit' was really all about, hence... I've come to realize that right here, education is a basic progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
And a gentleman by the name of Ambroce Bierce had once made the statement that "education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the 'foolish' their lack of understanding."
I guess at my ripe 'ole age I just don't want to fall into that catergory now, since this site there is just so much you can really learn from, and some more besides.
It has just been a previledge to be 'educated' right here, every day, on "soulfuldetroit.com"... so yes, I think that is rather cool....
|By Galactus (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 04:13 pm:|
Well put, Jim. Well put. So few people share my enthusiasm for this genre (that I know personally, anyway), it's a true blessing to discover this talk board. I've met some folks here and there who are into it a bit......but not to the degree I am. You guys here sound so much like me, though,.....it's eerie (in a good way!!).
That's the amazing thing to me about classic soul, jazz and reggae. You said it best. It seems like the more I learn about it, the more I realize I NEED to learn about it. I can never get enough......because I truly, truly love this stuff.
And I guess that's how it should be.
|By R&B (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 04:42 pm:|
HEY GALACTUS,WELCOME,AS YOU CAN SEE BY MY PREVIOUS RESPONSE I'M SOMEWHAT OF A CUTUP,BUT WHEN IT COMES TO MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE THE FOLKS ON THE FORUM ARE NO JOKE[OH AN STUBASS IS REALLY A MUSICAL GUNIUS WITH A FUNNYBONE]HAVE FUN!
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 07:13 pm:|
HEY THANKS R&B (I THINK)!!!...I KNOW I'M NO GENIUS...BUT IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT I'M A GUNIUS!!!...STU
|By Des (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 07:32 pm:|
Hey,STU.....a GUNIUS that doesn't PROLIFERATE - ha ha
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 07:36 pm:|
HEY DES...NO FAIR!!!...YOU'RE DOING A COMPILATION OF TWO THREADS...AND A GUNIUS LIKE ME HAS TROUBLE FOCUSING ON JUST ONE!!!...STUBASS
|By Des (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 07:43 pm:|
Very good,STU - I'll stay on-track and try and think of things to put in your regular "sign-offs"
....that you haven't already used
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 07:53 pm:|
be on your toes mate
as ol'Stu's a fast one
and that good ol'souldigger
Two of the wittiest cats on here.
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 08:03 pm:|
GLAD YOU THREW IN THAT LAST CAVEAT DES...THAT I HADN'T ALREADY USED!!!...PLAGERISM IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE AROUND HERE!!!...STU(COULDA BEEN A NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER)BASS
|By Soulfinger (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 08:08 pm:|
Coulda been a NY Times reader, perhaps
|By Des (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 08:10 pm:|
Hey STU - Fiction's easy --- Just ask Tony Blair
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 08:18 pm:|
OK DES!!!...NOW YOU'RE GETTIN ON MY MAN T.B.!!!...I'D VOTE FOR TONY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.!!!...AND SOULFINGER...THAT PAPERS WAY TOO THICK FOR ME TO READ!!!...STU(READER...WRITER...IT'S THE RITHMITIC THAT GIVES ME PROBLEMS)BASS
|By Des (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 08:26 pm:|
Well,STU - To be honest I was going to say "Alistair Campbell" as that guy's the real Spinner par excellence.....you guys reading/hearing about him?
Tony's heart's probably in the right place but,to be honest,from being politically unassailable at the last election(due in no small measure to the Opposition having nothing better to offer) he's contrived to lose credibility and probably electability --- if George ain't careful he could follow Tony down that path,too......
This is DNN "Live in London"....
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 08:29 pm:|
WELL DNN!!!...THAT MAY BE...BUT I THINK THE BRITISH WOULD BE MAKING A *HUGE* MISTAKE...UNLESS OF COURSE THEY COULD BRING BACK SOMEONE MORE TO THEIR CURRENT POLITICAL LIKING...LIKE NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN!!!...STU(APPEASE AND CARROT'S)BASS
|By Des (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 08:56 pm:|
Hey STU / I'm sure you know there's a lot more to politics than foreign policy but Tony's forgotten that for some time now.It's as much to do with lack of delivery on commitments made 7 years ago as well as an increasing disdain for the political process born out of landslide victory(almost two landslides - the second being apathetic and not won on a wave of public enthusiasm) and he/New Labour are alienating themselves -- with their only saviour being an inept Conservative Opposition.
Tony's got time to turn it around,but it's going to be interesting to see how......maybe if those nice G.I's find a huge cache of dirty weaponry and I don't mean unwashed.......
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 09:20 pm:|
HEY DES!!!...DON'T CLAIM TO HAVE ALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE BRITISH POLITICAL SYSTEM AS SOMEONE AS ENLIGHTENED AS YOURSELF...BUT AS FOR TONY BLAIR...I LOVE THE GUY...AND DON'T THINK THE BRITISH KNOW JUST WHAT THEY'VE GOT THERE...JUST MY OPINION!!!...AS FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION...THEY JUST FOUND TWO *BIG* ONES...NAMED...ODAY AND QUSAI!!!...STUBASS
|By Ralph (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 09:24 pm:|
Or as I think it was David Letterman said the other night, Oday and Skippy.
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 09:29 pm:|
GOOD ONE RALPH...ERR...DAVID!!!...STU
|By R&B (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 09:27 am:|
HEY YOU GUYS HAD BETTER BE CAREFUL OR STU WILL START IN ABOUT THE ROTATION OF THE EOUANOX AN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH[ME AN THE BUNNY RABBITS ARE STILL SITTING AROUND WITH MAPS AND GLOBES TRYIN TO GET THIS EARTH STUFF]HEHEHEHEHE!!
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 09:52 am:|
HEY R&B!!!...HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD OF GPS/GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS (SORTA LIKE HIGH TECH RABBIT EARS)???...IT'LL LEAD YOU STRAIGHT TO THE CARROT PATCH EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!...STU(SCANNING THE GLOBE)BASS
|By R&B (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 09:59 am:|
NO WONDER I NEVER HEARD OF IT,MY WIFE MADE ME GIT RID OF THOSE RABBIT EARS WHEN WE GOT CABLE,NOW ALL I GET IS CNN AND ALL THAT POLITICAL STUFF[YUCK]!!
|By john dixon (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 10:47 am:|
Oday and Skippy, that's a good one. Or, as Jon Stewart of The Daily Show referred to them, The Smothered Brothers.
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 11:30 am:|
OR AS DENNIS MILLER SAID!!!...LETS PATCH EM BOTH BACK TOGETHER SO AS WE CAN KILL EM BOTH AGAIN!!!...STUBASS
|By Mark Speck (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:03 am:|
Hey Galactus, welcome aboard! Hope you're enjoying this place.
|By stephanie (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:06 am:|
Post away this is a fun place to be
|By Handsome (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 01:21 pm:|
What's Up Galactus!