The SOUL Legacy

June 17, 2010, 10:10 AM
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Like good wine Diana Ross gets even better with time. Tonight she had seven costume changes, two encores, thanked Berry Gordy, looked terrific, dedicated her tour to Michael Jackson, and took me back to the Amphitheater, Caesar’s Palace, and many other venues where I was privileged to be Motown’s guest in the 60’s and 70’s.

Manuel “Manny” Esparza, a loyal Motown and Thelma Houston fan going back to the 60’s recognized, greeted, and gave me a loving hug. Manny gifted me with a souvenir program and lots of kind and lovely words, giving those sitting around me the impression that I was a celebrity.

Ms. Ross announced that she didn’t tour much last year because she became a grandmother. Her children, Michael’s children, Berry Gordy, and many other friends and family were in the audience to enjoy “More Today Than Yesterday, The Greatest Hits Tour.”

Imagine 5,000 fans standing and singing along most of the Wednesday night show at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theater. The applause was thunderous. She sang for most of two hours only leaving the stage for a few minutes to change into something more wonderful than what she was wearing before.

If you have the opportunity, give yourself a gift and go and see for yourself, Diana Ross is simply fabulous.


SOLAR Alum Get Together by wisdomgracegod
June 15, 2010, 4:20 PM
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Saturday (June 5, 2010) night there was a SOLAR Records reunion at Ben Bruce’s lovely Beverly Hills home. He and his wife Evelyn, in town from Nigeria, hosted a high school graduation party for their youngest son Jared, bringing out SOLAR alumni that included; Carrie Lucas, Carolyn Griffey (touring with Shalamar’s Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniels), Howard Hewett, Leon Sylvers, Karolyn Ali, Virgil and Brenda Roberts, Sylvia Riera, Diane Frazier and Chuck Johnson.

May 18, 2010, 1:49 PM
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Soul Remembers: The Jackson Five 1st edition is now available as a paperback.  I’d love to be able to create more collections of SOUL so show your support! over 100 pages of reprints from SOUL newspaper of articles on The Jackson Five.  Enjoy!
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Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder! by Matt Jones
May 13, 2010, 1:35 PM
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Happy birthday Stevie Wonder!
Below is a reproduction of the October 13, 1966 article and cover by SOUL Newspaper.

SOUL Remembers: Lena Horne by Matt Jones
May 10, 2010, 2:38 PM
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Last night “The glamour girl, The sepia queen”, Lena Horne passed away. June 29, 1968 SOUL Newspaper ran an exclusive interview with the legendary trailblazer. The article not only highlighted her career as a actress, singer and entertainer but as a militant proponent of civil rights. Horne paved many paths still walked along to this day. In honor of Lena Horne below is the 1968 article, Written by Leroy Robinson and photos by Win Muldrow. SOUL Remembers, Lena Horne

April 26, 2010, 1:20 PM
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We have put together an ebook featuring articles from 21 issues of SOUL featuring the JACKSON FIVE.  For now the book is exclusively on

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Welcome! by Matt Jones
March 18, 2010, 9:24 PM
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