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In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2009 7:04:50 AM PDT
Bob

How about Arthur Alexander?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2009 8:01:40 AM PDT
Joe- Arthur Alexander cut a record "Anna go to him" when I was about 13 or 14 and was just "in love" with a gal named Anna. "Hundred Pounds Clay" great tune by Arthur Alexander. Here may be a sleeper, but you may have it " Let's Think About It" by Arthur and Jon Tiven. Jon and his wife Sally are major league writers and performers under the radar. Google Jon Tiven and you'll see he's written some great songs for people such as Robert Cray, Michael Burks and a cult hero Howard Tate. Google Howard Tate and check out some of Howard's mp3 clips. Howard is over the top my friend. Howar is Over the top. Of course, you may well have some of Howard's work already.
Bob

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2009 12:07:00 PM PDT
Bob

Myself, also being a BEATLE FREAK, I know all about Anna, it was on the Beatles 1st VJ Lp, introducing the Beatles. They also did another song "Soldier of Love" on a bootleg and that was also recorded in the 80's by a pop singer named Marshall Crenshaw. Another song, "you better move on" was covered by Mink Deville in the late 70's. You ought to hear that band play. He later moved onto singer status by himself and Willy Deville is what he goes by. He does alot of New Orleans stuff now, but back in the Punk days, he was more R and B and I couldn't get enough of him. I will google howard and Jon Tiven. Thanks for the tips.

Posted on May 18, 2009 12:20:13 PM PDT
Bob

re: Jon Tiven and Howard Tate

Ok, I googled them and I know who they are. They took some of the Famous and not so famous White blue-eyed soul artists and made records with them.. Alex Chilton(formely fo the Boxtops of the 60's "the Letter, Soul Deep fame) super voice and great pop artist. He also worked with Rick Derringer (Hang on Sloopy fame) Johnny Winter and my main Blue-eyed Soul singer Felix Cavaliere (the Young rascals). WOW. That is some great stuff. Howard Tate wrote "Get it while you can" for Janis! Incredible stuff, thanks for letting me know about both those guys. I heard those songs, but never, ever looked at who wrote them. Great stuff

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2009 12:28:09 PM PDT
Bob

I don't have Let's think about it by Arthur and Jon. I have 2 cd's by Arthur, The Ultimate and Rainbow road, The Warner bros. Recordings and that song isn't on either.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2009 7:21:53 PM PDT
From a melody perspective Babyface is my favourite, although lyrically he was a little disappointing. I used to enjoy Jam & Lewis' work however the work they have done over the last 5 years has mostly been disappointing. I think it's time they called it a day. The current writers/producers I currently enjoy are Ryan Leslie & Ne-Yo.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2009 10:37:41 AM PDT
Diamond Jim- I listened to some of Ryan Leslie's music and there is no doubt the man has talent. His voice is excellent. Personally, I'm not tuned in to the most up to date sounds these days. I suppose being "Old School" I tend to listen to music that reminds me of my youth. I'm listening to sounds similar to what was happening on Soul/R&B, Blues scene from the mid sixties forward.
Thanks for directing me to Ryan Leslie. He's sure to keeping going up, looks like he has a following among the young and college group.
Bob Burnopp

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 2:28:55 PM PDT
SANDRA KAY says:
SMOKEY ROBINSON! ENOUGH SAID!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2010 10:33:48 PM PDT
S. Johnson says:
You aint even lied about that, deehypno!

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 5:48:34 AM PDT
Smokey Robinson
Lionel Richie

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2011 4:32:14 PM PST
Coco Brew says:
You cannot compare the great song writers of the 60's, 70's and the 80's to Neyo, R Kelly, Babyface and Beyonce. In my opinion the afore mentioned are mediocre compared to Smokey, Gamble and Huff, Stevie Wonder, Holland, Dozie,Holland Curtis Mayfield etc. The list goes on. What is lacking in today's R&B music is sheer creativity and good writers.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2011 5:15:32 PM PST
Coco, I like all the writers you listed and many more to come as well. I think people like the music of their youth and artists of they liked when they were young.
Bob

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011 8:56:11 PM PDT
Lakac1971 says:
I Agree 100%

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011 8:57:57 PM PDT
Lakac1971 says:
I Agree 100%

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 7:30:09 PM PDT
stoneman sounds like you know a lot about music. thanks for your reply
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