mohumbhai mania wrote:Jeez. I though American Pickers was about guitarists! But I guess they could be trash-pickers, too.
eejm, I was the same way. And when I actually got to that, erm, place, I was very careful.
A great show I stumbled across on TVOne - Unsung. It's like Behind the Music, but it's all about soul and R&B acts that had commercial success but were underrated for one reason or another. Minnie Riperton, Shalamar, Florence Ballard, Zapp, Teena Marie those are the ones I've seen. And they have Sylvester and Rose Royce coming up. I'm in music geek heaven - they have all these great old Soul Train clips, japanese videos, radio interviews. And the big names come out to be on camera - Snoop Dogg, Berry Gordy, Smoky Robinson, Quincy Jones (I'm looking at you Nancy:D).
It's really music geek heaven. The Sylvester one has the Weather Girls and the Pointer Sisters showing up, according to the blurb on the TV One site - could there be a RuPaul appearance?!?!?!
Anyway, a whole big hour of squeee for me.
Ooh, I'll have to check and see if I get TV1. I'd love to see the Sylvester episode. I know his impact on dance music is absolutely celebrated now, but he was pretty niche during his own lifetime. I'm guessing Jermaine Stewart will be on at some point as well, for many of the same reasons. Thanks for passing this on, MM.