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Teddy Pendergrass Biopic
His voice was a silk sheet to tens of thousands of Americans, but he didn't get elevated to the dizzy heights or have the 'X Factor' till Shep Gordon redesigned the model of business from 'Sheps Serious Business Plan'
It's not as Black and White as the above headline, Philadelphia International records, Salsoul the mid-west coast dance floor social culture knocked away at their scene for years before the Major promoter nuked their artist into the dizzying heights of continental success. (Sheps business model fired Alice Cooper into the octosphere) A large shadow cast over the spirit of ecstasy badged Roller accident. Police found tens probably hundreds of insyncrocys with the necessary steps to make a lawful decision concerning responsibility.
Teddies voice at the Live Aid performance had pleasure it had joy it wasn't from his boots sadly and he would never elevate his chords to where they were with full use of his body.
The musical tribute from his band of session musicians was heart felt, RIP Teddy P (Soul Extraordinaire)
For nearly ten years (decade) our regular night entertainment. Tuesday night fashion show photographs from the balcony possibly before the Dj equipment was moved downstairs. Central bottom top is either Dover street wine bar, Arts Club or Chelsea arts club.
The Marque club, then conrans mezzo restaurant, weekend entertainment friday and saturday helping out dressing up being loud, pulling making loads of hot air & rolling to our own nineteen seventies beat. After party shot with Helena.
Eurodisney Bunnyrabbit helmet on ready to bring the band in on drums, Joanne & Suzzanne backstage, both featured in many different live and studio recordings with me over the years.
The first sequencer I had was an internal Korg M1 workstation, I used to demo rhythms and programme bass parts to practice Jazz solos with and look into how far the one board could let me recreate the music I listened to. The piano sound was very distinctive I particularly remember it in silent movie soundtracks but I vaguely recall ever finishing the parts.
My interest in computers stems from late 1980s programming in C++ MS DOS or pascal. The first computer sequencer for me was the Voyetra on PC, the Atari magic Notator then Cubase, with which I remained for a very long time.
Looking at the computer keyboard and the piano keys I noticed a skyline phenomenon like central London, (Canary Wharf today — not yet built) or the capital cities in travel brochures. Going big time I could see large format mixing consoles also representing this townscape. Dwelling upon this I settled for promoting my musical recording skills under the name 'Funky Town Studio' there were no points to be gained in copying a Lipps inc title if the "Big theres only one of these thatters turned it into a shambles" I just admitted I liked the Lipps song but it had FA to do with why I chose the name, it was the architecture from the equipment.
As we promoted locally the adverts mainly drew in clients of a funk nature Hip Hop Rap and Jazz, we wanted to broaden this so we had a chat and shortened it to FT studio, the name as with Lipps fought the uniqueness of the financial times acronym but to be honest apart from a few musicians known as 'Bread Heads' the devils who would want cash on the gig and want it now and want more than their image was worth ( so the song goes) it wasn't bothering us and TBH i can't see anything bad about financial investment in the creative arts and i probably wouldn't get the plagiarists ripping my copy book for that.