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Thread started 08/14/19 6:10pm

lool

MS. ROSS STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Sister Sledge (Debbie & Kim) are interviewed on UK soul queen Mica Paris' BBC radio show. About 39 minutes into the show Kim recounts the day the Motown superstar visited the studio and heard the tunes Nile and Bernard had prepared for the Sledge's follow-up to 'We Are Family'...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sou...y/m0007ld0
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Reply #1 posted 08/15/19 5:03am

PANDURITO

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Reply #2 posted 08/15/19 3:29pm

thedoorkeeper

I always thought those songs were written specifically for Diana Ross. Guess I was wrong.
What a surprise.
History gets rewritten again.
The truth comes 2 light.
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Reply #3 posted 08/16/19 7:15am

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Doesn't surprise me one bit. I really can't give you other examples since certain things were shared with me by people in this industry in confidence but this type of thing used to happen often where a bigger artist would hear songs being recorded by another artist and they would go to label execs and the bigger artist would end up with the songs instead.

Also, so glad that Mica has a radio show. Talk about a super under-rated singer. Mica is the real deal.

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Reply #4 posted 08/16/19 8:15am

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Reply #5 posted 08/16/19 3:25pm

Hudson

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Aretha passed on Upside Down. So it then went to these broads before Diana?

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #6 posted 08/17/19 12:37am

SoulAlive

Such a shame because,in my opinion,the Love Somebody Today album could have used a few more excellent tracks.Don't get me wrong,the album is very good but it lacks something really catchy and spectacular like "Upside Down".Miss Ross did what she had to do to get those songs and her album is all the better for it smile

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Reply #7 posted 08/17/19 12:42am

SoulAlive

kitbradley said:

Doesn't surprise me one bit. I really can't give you other examples since certain things were shared with me by people in this industry in confidence but this type of thing used to happen often where a bigger artist would hear songs being recorded by another artist and they would go to label execs and the bigger artist would end up with the songs instead.


I remember Vanessa Williams telling an interesting story about her first album.She had worked with LA and Babyface on a hot,catchy song called "Girlfriend" and she was very excited about having this song on her album.Next thing she knew,she heard this song a few days later on the radio,sung by a new singer named Pebbles eek Apparently LA and Babyface decided to give the track to Pebbles."They didn't even call me to let me know",Williams said."I found out when I heard it on the radio".

I bet there are many more similiar stories like this,lol.

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Reply #8 posted 08/17/19 12:43am

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Not a surprise. Give Diana credit she knows a hit when she hears it.

You can't blame Nile and Bernard for wanting to work with a legend.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #9 posted 08/17/19 12:28pm

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SoulAlive said:



kitbradley said:


Doesn't surprise me one bit. I really can't give you other examples since certain things were shared with me by people in this industry in confidence but this type of thing used to happen often where a bigger artist would hear songs being recorded by another artist and they would go to label execs and the bigger artist would end up with the songs instead.





I remember Vanessa Williams telling an interesting story about her first album.She had worked with LA and Babyface on a hot,catchy song called "Girlfriend" and she was very excited about having this song on her album.Next thing she knew,she heard this song a few days later on the radio,sung by a new singer named Pebbles eek Apparently LA and Babyface decided to give the track to Pebbles."They didn't even call me to let me know",Williams said."I found out when I heard it on the radio".



I bet there are many more similiar stories like this,lol.



I'm glad. I hate that song.
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Reply #10 posted 08/17/19 5:10pm

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Not a surprise. Give Diana credit she knows a hit when she hears it.

You can't blame Nile and Bernard for wanting to work with a legend.

Correction, Diana wanted to work with Niles and Bernard, not the other way around. Niles want to work with Donna Summer, but they were not on the same labels. Afterword he got talked into working with Madonna. He made it big working on her sophmore album and 3rd albums. The excutives didn't believe Niles when he said they would sell 20- 25 million worldwide. So instead he took a cut of the royalities. After that he said he was too expensive to be hired by other labels (his words).

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