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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Mary Wilson, Freda Payne & Linda Clifford

Posted by Amoebite, April 11, 2016 05:30pm | Post a Comment

Mary Wilson, Freda Payne & Linda Clifford What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Amoeba Hollywood had the honor of having not just one, not just two, but three legends of American soul and R&B visit the store recently: Mary Wilson, Freda Payne and Linda Clifford.

Mary Wilson is a founding member of a little group you may have heard of called The Supremes, in which she sang on twelve #1 hits, and went on to a successful solo career starting in the late '70s. 

Best known for her chart-topping 1970 single "Band of Gold," Freda Payne is a jazz and soul singer, actress, and talk show host who has worked with legends like Quincy Jones and Pearl Bailey.

Former Miss New York State, Linda Clifford started her entertainment career as an actress and moved into music by fronting a jazz trio before switching to R&B, which led her to sign with Paramount Records and Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records. 

As you could imagine, between the three singers some great vocalists turned up in their Amoeba bags, including Nancy Wilson and Thelma Houston whose album Sunshower Clifford had just learned of the night before from Payne. Wilson and Payne both picked up the same collection of Antonio Carlos Jobim tunes, and Clifford grabbed two Shirley Horn collections. Mary Wilson also talks about getting into the blues again because of none other than British rocker Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones. As she says, "our parents grew up with it...we were into rock n' roll."

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The Art of the LP Cover- Women In White, In Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 20, 2010 11:40am | Post a Comment
Check out another "women in white" post from 2008 here.

Purple People Covers

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, August 1, 2009 07:10pm | Post a Comment
alice arthur a natural 10 lp coverronnie & his ramblers present calypso bamba lp covermy fair lady tops lp cover
robert goulet both sides now lp coverfreda payne reaching out lp covera portrait of melba moore lp cover
los buhos de mexicali lp covercaptain & tennille dream lp coverdiana ross & the supremes lp cover
sunny & cher mama was lpdiscopedia volume 3 lp coverthe young lovers get together! lp cover
the noel coward album lp coveressra mohawk lp gatefoldnancy wilson something wonderful lp cover
gq disco nights lp coverrick springfield lp coverprince controversy lp cover
shirly means bassey lp coverhermanas navarro de todo un poco lp coverhits for a truck driving man lp cover

Ladies In Red

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, March 28, 2009 05:30pm | Post a Comment
amii stewart try love lp coverlena horne give the lady what she wants lp covermeli'sa morgan do me baby lp cover
chaka khan lp coverfreda payne contactbelinda carlisle band of gold cover
Baillie & the boys lp covernana mouskouri an american album lp coverhelen reddy i don't know how to love him lp cover
bonnie prudden otto cesana keep fit be happy lp coverolivia newton-john soul kiss lp cover
los tres caballeros lp coveranita ward songs of love lp coverfreda payne hot lp cover
eydie gorme de corazon a corazon lp covernancy wilson take my love lp cover
ethel's ridin' high lp covermonster orchestra up jumped the devil lp coverkarla bonoff restless nights lp cover