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Aaliyah 40th Birthday

My favorite Aaliyah album cover

 

Wardrobe for her “Try Again” video

On what would have been Aaliyahs 40th birthday I wanted to post my favorite Aaliyah photos and songs in no particular order!  Her street but chic style is still unmatched and her presence and talent is missed!  She continues to inspire many of us and this post is my thank to her for her contribution to fashion, music and movies!

 

The Original Chairmen of The Board Music Influence Part 2

 

“The Original Chairmen Of The Board was put together by Holland Dozier Holland with four lead singers Harrison Kennedy (who was a singer/musician and performer from the hit Broadway play Hair), General Norman Johnson (singer, song-writer) Danny Woods (high energy lead singer and stage commander also known as Mr.Excitement), Eddie Curtis (lead singer of ballads).” Norman V. Johnson Jr

Part 1 of this who sampled Chairmen Of The Board showed you direct songs sampled or covered by other artists inspired by their music! Part 2 will show you more music but this time it will cover music penned by the song writer of the group General Norman Johnson. We hope that you enjoy!

The Honey Cone

Innocent Til’ Proven Guilty

 

Innocent TIl’ Proven Guilty was later sampled by Kanye West for Common’s song Testify 

 

Also sampled by Murs

 

Sampled by Bathgate

Lastly sampled in Lock my Love by Danoo

 

 

The Honey Cone Want Ads

 

Mary Mary later sampled Want Ads in their song Heaven

 

Sampled in Because I’m Me by The Avalanches featuring Camp Lo

Want Ads was also sampled here in Nikt Nic by Molesta

 

Stick Up by Honey Cone 

 

Stick Up was sampled in Get The Point by CEB

And many others but due to the language I will not post it!

The Honey Cone One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

Covered by The Marvels

Freda Payne

Bring The Boys Home 

 

 

 

 

This was an impromptu collaboration thank you Norman V Johnson from Rollingout Magazine! Click Here to see more insider photos from his page!

Danny Woods Grammys

*Repost due to my website crashing!

Grammy Hall of Fame and a posthumous mention on this upcoming weekend!

Dear Recording Academy, I am asking you to please write about and mention live about Danny Woods on your live broadcast this weekend!

 

 

 

Danny Woods formerly of the Chairmen of The Board passed away on January 12th, 2018 at his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was 75. The 7 octave performer had an infectious smile and an electric presence. One fan remembers him being on stage and jumping off of a trailer. “Chairmen Of The Board, one of the most popular Detroit acts in the early ’70’s, had a top 10 hit with “Give me Just a Little More Time,” as well as several Top 10 hits on the R&B Singles chart, including “Pay To The Piper,” “Chairmen Of The Board” and “Finder’s Keepers.” Grammys

My father-in-law also has a rare and coveted Aries album.

 

 

 

The most searched songs on Shazam are “Down At The Beach,” “You Had Me Fooled,” “Do Right,” “Pay To The Piper,” and “Back To The Beach.”

I am confident that his gospel albums will do the same!

I also call upon the beach community to hashtag #DannyWoodsChairmenOfTheBoardGrammys to get the attention of the Recording Academy and the Billboard Awards #DannyWoodsChairmenOfTheBoardBillboardAwards in hopes that they mention him! Lastly I challenge you to petition your mayors to create a Danny Woods day in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Atlanta, Detroit and North Carolina. Thank you