Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Pictured above: The late great Minnie Ripperton early in her career.
I think that this is the greatest music documentary series ever!
Sorry, Ken Burns.
Airing every Sunday on the Tv One network, Unsung highlights music greats that may not have gotten the acknowledgement that they deserved when their career was at their height. Some of the artists highlighted are Bootsy Collins, Minnie Ripperton, The Barcays, Stacy Lattisaw, and Donny Hathaway. I am truly addicted to this show because it goes DEEP on how these artists influenced music today.
You have heard these songs before. You may bust a move or two to these songs on your local oldies radio station every day, but you might not have known the name of the person singing.
Do these songs sound familiar? Well take a listen and be inspired. Don't hate me if one of them get stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
Here is the cut-and-paste link to the show's website if you and cable tv aren't on good terms: http://www.tvoneonline.com/shows/show.asp?sid=902
Oh shyt. Gotta finish my taxes...