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Topic: CHICAGO
Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Subject: CHICAGO
Date Posted: Jun 16 2007 at 11:23am
So Many Great Musicians, Artists, Musical Influences, Trends and Styles have hailed beginnings from Chicago... often intertwining with "Sister Cities" across the globe for decades.

To get started... here's just one of them from Wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_music - "Chicago House Music"
and...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_entertainers_who_have_lived_in_or_near_Chicago - List_of_entertainers_who_have_lived_in_or_near_Chicago!


Name some favorite names and add some more!

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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 16 2007 at 12:03pm
GENE CHANDLER
THE ARTISTICS
QUINCY JONES (born there, raised mostly in Seattle)
HERBIE HANCOCK
LOU RAWLS
RAMSEY LEWIS 
JERRY BUTLER
BILLY BUTLER
CURTIS MAYFIELD
THE IMPRESSIONS
THE FLAMINGOES
THE DELLS
THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS
THE LOVE-LITES
BARBARA ACKLIN
MAJOR LANCE
DENISE WILLIAMS
JIMMY REED
BUDDY GUY
LEONARD CHESS' CHESS RECORDS
 
The "Regal Theater", one of the theaters on the Chitlin' Curcut & home of soul music legends, early important clubs such as Club DeLisa, Mr. Kelly's, etc...


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: kitten
Date Posted: Oct 25 2007 at 1:17pm
Gene Chandler originally from the westside later moved to the southside.
The Artistics were from the westside.
Q was born and raised in Chicago at the time living on the southside.
Herbbie Hancock lived on the city's southside.
Lou Rawls was from the southside.
The Butlers, Mayfields, Impressions, and the Lances were from the northside parts of town.
The Dells actually lived on the southside later moved to the south-subburbs.
The Flamingos were from the southside.
The Five Stairsteps were from the southside.
Barbara Acklin - I'm not for certain was from originally from the southside.
Jimmy Reed was originally from Gary IN commuted back & forth to Chgo.
Buddy Guy I believe he was originally from the southside, I could be wrong.


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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Oct 25 2007 at 1:56pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Sqts6YrPs">  Sweet Lou for Kitten
clik the pic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmd-WkJrSI">  Curtis and the Impressions
Click the pic
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNIRMon7Jw0">  The Dells for Kitten
Click the pic
 


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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Oct 25 2007 at 2:25pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xALfAB7MXRo">  The Impressions
Click the pic
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSHM2Br5DVk">   Major Lance
Click the pic
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTkcu4GVRe8">   The Flamingos
Click the pic


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Oct 26 2007 at 5:03am
toad,
Thanks for the clip of Zeke & Jake Carey in a later Flamingoes formation.
 
S.S.


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: kitten
Date Posted: Oct 26 2007 at 11:28am

Thank YOU Toad

kitten/joanie


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Oct 27 2007 at 5:02am
So many great, great groups out of the Windy City, but my favorite still is "The First Family of Soul" ~ The Five Stairsteps!
Of course, the best pioneers were The Flamingoes, followed by The Dells, imho, lol.


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Oct 27 2007 at 5:04am
I can't forget "The Impressions" with Jerry Butler:


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: kitten
Date Posted: Oct 27 2007 at 5:22am
Somehow I knew you were gonna show the Five Stairsteps pic, and your right they are the first family as many have desribed the group. The first time I seen the group was early as 65, I seen them at the Regal and many many revues to be honest, SS.
 
A friend BobA has the FS pic on his website http://www.sittinginthepark.com - www.sittinginthepark.com  
 
I'm so ashamed that I don't have a trillon-zillion photos I once had of many of artist took with a lot of soul & doowop artist's. Someone broke into my house and took them and reords. I did I have this pic of the Impressions once, with Jerry, Sam, the Brooks Bros, and Curtis. I loved this lineup but my husband says the original lineup was six-members but they we're the Roosters just before the pic was taken. I love the pic SS!!!
 
Love You Most,
 
Kitten 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Oct 27 2007 at 6:21am
COOL Joanie,
 I always loved that photo of the kids from their first and best album!!
 
I'm sorry to hear someone stole all your photos, I hate that!  That happened to me twice (once during a fire), but I still ad about 1/3 of the negatives left and that's what you see me post today.
 
Joanie, your husband is a weath of soul history and group knowledge, that's so awesome!
 
S.S.


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: kitten
Date Posted: Oct 27 2007 at 7:12am
My husband is sitting by reading his paper and listening to the Rhythm Revue while I'm posting. He want to let you know he appreciate your kind words. He grew up with the Butlers, Lance's, Mayfield's, [Joe] Brackens, the Players and  [Otis]Leavills families and groups. He went to HS with Curtis and Billy Butler, which was freshie. He recalls when the Impressions first hit with "For Your Precious Love" he say he was going to put some of his books into his locker, and Curtis yelled to him.."LC, Larry, I made it! I made it, man!" Ol Curtis didn't look back and he just continued on forward.
 
Alot of folks have asked my husband about of postives regarding the Northsiders, many didn't believe him because of his status not renowned enough? But now that those are finding, they jaws just drops. He tried to tell em. Well.
 
Kitten


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Posted By: kitten
Date Posted: Oct 27 2007 at 8:36am
My husband was responsible for bringing for bringing Billy Butler and the whole Northsiders and the Chi-Lites, and others to work with manager, and not the other way around SS.
 
Kitten


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Posted By: kitten
Date Posted: Oct 28 2007 at 8:17am
The Emotions
 
Chaka Khan and Taka Boom
 
LaVern Baker
 
Dinah Washington
 
Albert Ammons
 
Gene Ammons
 
Chi-Lites
 
Heaven and Earth
 
Joyce Kennedy
 
Minnie Riperton
 
Holly Maxwell
 
Jan Bradley
 
to name a few....


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Posted By: kitten
Date Posted: Oct 31 2007 at 4:26am
Betty Everett
 
Geraldine Hunt
 
Josephine Taylor
 
Miki Howard
 
Phil Upchurch
 
Bernard Purdie
 
Bobby Hutton
 
Jenniffer Hutson
 
Dick Gregory
 
Oscar Brown Jnr
 
Andre Williams


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Apr 05 2008 at 5:38am

THE KITTENS

THE VOWS
 
THE MAJORS/ MAJORS IV
 
 
S.S.
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: MickeyMac
Date Posted: Apr 05 2008 at 5:57am
Okay I like the Five Stairsteps(particularly their Windy C stuff), but I gotta tell you, I would vote the Staple Singers as the first family of soul even back when they were singing gospel. After all soul music is mainly from the church, and the Staples are Chicago bred to boot.


About Chicago lets not forget the blues roots:

Chess Records with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor.   This music made the Rolling Stones. Not to mention that Chess also had The Moonglows, The Flamingos, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Dale Hawkins, The Monotones, The Vibrations, Etta James, The Dells, Ramsey Lewis, The Radiants, Tony Clarke, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart and others.

Say what you want to about the Chess brothers, but man they knew how to make some great records


Posted By: MickeyMac
Date Posted: Apr 05 2008 at 6:03am
Now about two other cool labels

VeeJay:   Look: The Spaniels, The El Doradoes, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, The Staple Singers, The Magnificents, The Dells, Dee Clark, Eddie Harris, Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Betty Everett, The Four Seasons, and VeeJay was the first record label in America to put out a record by the Beatles. In the 13 years of their existence (1953-1966), they did so much. Its sad because today VeeJay founders James and Vivian Braken are pretty much forgotten about.

Then there are the Onederful and Marvelus labels.

I havent even gotten to the rock and roll part of Chicago yet.


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2008 at 5:41am
Good info M.M., on all the artists who recorded on Chicago Labels.
 
M.M., "The First Family of Soul" was the moniker of 'The 5 Stairsteps' back in the day before the Staples became well-known.  That's how they were 'introduced on live stage shows' and later on the family album.
 
I saw them onstage and hangin' backstage at many shows back then, with Papa Burke.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: MickeyMac
Date Posted: May 11 2008 at 6:54am
Gotta disagree with you Soul Sister, I still say it was the Staples because they were around longer!!!


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 08 2008 at 5:25am
M.M.,
Staples were 'OLDER' but weren't as famous 'first',  their big hit came later after The 5 Stairsteps had numerous hits.......
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Don1
Date Posted: Jun 16 2008 at 7:19am
I don't wanna rehash the debate, the reasons, and the real TRUTH- your both are right.
 
Peace,
 
- Don 


Posted By: MickeyMac
Date Posted: Jun 19 2008 at 4:16pm
Yeah Soul Sister we better agree to disagree about this one.


Posted By: MickeyMac
Date Posted: Jun 19 2008 at 4:18pm



Here is another one for you Soul Sister

The Five Stairsteps doing "World of Fantasy"   This one is my fave from them, all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Sends chivers down my spine.

Soul Sister would Mr. Scott mind if you and I slow danced to this one lol


Posted By: MickeyMac
Date Posted: Jun 19 2008 at 4:24pm


Take two "World of Fantasy" from Where The Action Is Thank you Dick Clark!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: MickeyMac
Date Posted: Jun 19 2008 at 4:26pm


More Five Stairsteps from Where The Action Is


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 19 2008 at 5:25pm
LOL@M.M.,
  Sure we can agree to disagree happily.    You know how fond dream & I are of you!
 
  M.M., thank you for the dance, don't know if Jimmy would mind or not, lol, he is very kind and obliging yet of old school of thought when it comes to his woman, lol.  I'll have to ask him.
 
 Thank you M.M., for the clips of The 5 Stairsteps, my favorite kiddie group who sang soo grown up!
 
  "World Of Fantasy" is my most favorite after "You Waited Too Long", love them both!!!
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Don1
Date Posted: Sep 14 2008 at 11:09am
In the genre of rock groups....
 
Styx
 
Cheap Trick
 
Chicago
 
Baby Huey and the Babysitters
 
Smashing Pumpkins
 
REO Speedwagan


Posted By: MickeyMac
Date Posted: Sep 14 2008 at 4:07pm
Originally posted by donn donn wrote:

In the genre of rock groups....
 

Styx

 

Cheap Trick

 

Chicago

 

Baby Huey and the Babysitters

 

Smashing Pumpkins

 

REO Speedwagan




Throw in the Shadows of Knight too.


Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Sep 15 2008 at 4:24pm
The Jesus Lizard
 
Alkaline Trio
 
... Smile
 
Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 10 2009 at 11:18am


Music & Creative People... Listen to what is being said here,
and going down in Chicago!




— The Chicago Promoters Ordinance Kills Independent Music: A D —
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6380488383592680161&hl=en">
Chicago Promoters Ordinance Kills Independent Music - JaGoFF Documentary Video
(click the pic to watch)


JaGoFF in conjunction with www.TheRecordIndustry.com ...
"This ordinance is a threat to the creative communities throughout the country and sets a very dangerous precedent - as one city goes, so goes the rest." "will pretty much drop a bomb on Chicago's independent music community, if not nuke it entirely." - Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times

"...as written, it is unconstitutional." - Henry H. Perritt, Jr., Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law "The ordinance will reduce the amount of music in Chicago, make events more expensive for consumers, dampen the large and growing economic engine that is Chicago music, and create a much less supportive business climate for Chicago's small music business community." - The Chicago Music Commission

For more info on the Promoters Ordinance & what YOU can do to help, go to: http://www.TheRecordIndustry.com/chicago-promoters-ordinance.htm - http://www.TheRecordIndustry.com/chicago-promoters-ordinance.htm«
and
http://www.myspace.com/jagoff -    JaGoFF on MySpace -"Support Independent Music or be force-fed CRAP...
DIY or DIE"





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Posted By: Don1
Date Posted: Feb 11 2009 at 2:01pm
Hi Gene, long time no hear from. Yes, I'm aware of this ordinence and I been hearing about this for almost 2 yrs, now. The artist that we're shown and I know about and I met a few of them. Handful of Chicago Members on SDF and I are supportive of these artist. Mayor Daily is an assho and somebody needs to investigate and oust his ass from office, like they did the Gov.
 
I understand how they feel. We all are just hanging in there. A lot of Chgo artist have no other options to tour out of town most of the time, in order to make a living. It's not like they want to move or to tour away from Chgo - that's just the way it is. Ouch
 
- Don



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