A special shout-out and #thankyou to everyone who came out to @pianosnyc last #saturday Rodney Valerie Jon Melissa A Liz Melissa W. Alisha Kevin Sarah Victor Michelle Natalia Roxanne Tina Ashley ...and everyone else who came up to show luv because they saw the flyer post 🎶🙏😎🎶👍🗽🔊🎞📽🎉🌐
one of the things i love about Detroit...running into musicians/artists who've impacted our culture. the gentleman seated on the left is Johnny Dawson, one of the surviving original members of an early Motown group named The Elgins. their hits include "Darling Baby" & their biggest chart hit "Heaven Must Have Sent You" (not to be confused with "Your Precious Love" by Marvin & Tammi). on the right is Joe Harris, lead singer of the Motown group/genius producer Norman Whitfield's pet project, The Undisputed Truth. they had an absolute smash single with "Smiling Faces (Sometimes)". i didn't catch the lady on the right's name, but i think i overheard that she was a member of The Undisputed Truth as well.
i earhustled as much as i could before these gents parted ways...i overheard names like Bobby Taylor and Berry Gordy being bounced around. i sat there like 👀! i'm glad i had a moment to speak to these guys and let them know that i appreciate the music they made 40 & 50 years ago. i always take offense to anyone claiming that their little flimsy label is the new Motown.