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Jun 30, 2023·edited Jun 30, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

Hey Ari, Ironic that you picked a trip down memory lane as a topic for this newsletter. In the past few weeks, with all the commencements and especially with all the talk about Nixon and Watergate, my thoughts have gone down memory lane also. Watching the Anchors of the Watergate days and wondering if thinking back 25 years, you ever thought, as you accepted your high school diploma, that you would ever be an Anchor that future generations would see on "Old" news reels of the "Donald Trump" debacle? Just think about all the teens watching now who will see you again when they're in their 40's, 50's or older saying "I remember that guy, he quoted Rap & Hip Hop". Just wondering how you feel about being the Walter Cronkite of the future or if you could ever have imagined yourself in this position. Sorry if I just made you feel OLD. I admit I got a good laugh just thinking of you sitting with Martha for six plus hours. Thanks for all you do Ari and BTW....Happy #6. Sure hope your not getting bored with us and will be around for many more. Happy Summer. (So when & where will the vacation be this year??? Your over due for one)

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Hi Donna!!! Loved your comment!!! Music will do that to us. We will walk down that memory lane, and we will smile, laugh, or shed a few tears. Oh the memories!!!!

Have a blessed weekend!!!!

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Thanks V. Totally agree. Music is such a large part of our lives. Have a great weekend 🤗🤷🏼‍♀️

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Ms V!!!! Hey darlin! So good to see you! I’m assuming you have Been enjoying grandmotherhood!! It is a fantastic title yes? My favorite that is very close to motherhood.... we missed you!

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HELLO!!!! How are you doing my friend!!!! Oh my goodness little Luke is just growing soooo fast. Started solids yesterday, and is doing well. So good to be back, and "seeing" everyone again. Im just catching up with comments today. I missed so much. Have a blessed holiday. Be safe, take care!!!

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I am pretty well - headed to my 50th Reunion next month - It still feels like yesterday! I’m am wishing my grands were still little ones. They grow way too fast. I know you will enjoy Luke for many years to come! I was thrilled to see you when I first signed in. We missed you! Diva was worried as she had missed your mention of a grandchild so I let her know. We are all so very happy for you! 🥰

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Oh thank you so much Pamela. You are so sweet. I missed you all too..(heart) (smiley face)

I had my 45th class reunion scheduled for April 2020. They finally rescheduled it for March 2022. I was still uncomfortable traveling, so I didn"t go. But some of my friends did send me pictures. It was a small group, but many familiar faces. Im sure you will have so much fun dancing to the Golden Oldies.. of course catching up with friends will be awesome. Good night!!!! (3 hearts)

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Hi Ari, glad you’re mixing work and pleasure. You may not be one of the activists in prison reform, but you certainly stay aware and share that knowledge with your viewers. Sitting next to Martha Stewart, gave you an opportunity to ask for a Martha/Snoop interview. Sure would like to see that on “The Beat.” My music hall of fame list is much too long, but the other day, I listened to Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, “Wake Up Everybody.”

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Love Harold Melvin & BNs - and as for cross-cultural echoes, Snoop shouts them out and samples them on his first album that I mentioned above! ha

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Interesting! Love him! Like his carefree vibe, and the fact that he gives back to the kids from his old community. Great show, Ari!

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Hey, Ari, You've never done much on the Bea(s)tie Boys. Not one of your Favs?

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It’s hard to get one over on you Ari. Mr. 🎤 Mic Drop Melber!!!!!!!😎😎😎🥰

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Olddiva........Teddy Pendergrass’s voice with Gamble &Huff....the band!!!!! Tupac had that distinctive voice tone also!!!!!!

One last thing.... I found Teddy Pendergrass singing Lionel Ritchie’s LADY on YouTube AWAMAZZING🥂

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Hi Betty, thanks for sharing, and I did listen. Had not heard it before. He could sing anything! In the early 70s, my husband took me to a popular, small supper club where Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes were performing. Don’t think he was with them, at the time-if so, he certainly didn’t lead. One can never forget that voice, and I only recall Harold Melvin leading. Had not heard of them, prior to that night. When they became famous, I was happy they’d made it-beyond the supper club.

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Olddiva... I live in Georgia....Teddy Pendergrass was the “Sound Track” when I was Married. I saw him at the Fox Theatre where the acoustics will blow you away......not to loose focus....we had no idea who this guy was at the time. Oooooimmmmgggg!!! I am not exaggerating less than a month Teddy was opening for Marvin Gaye and the rest is history. What a Voice!!

I was sooo in love 😻 🥰😍 back then!!!!! Thanks for sharing your post, I went down “Lovers Memory Lane “ (LOL)🥂

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Back then, we were able to mingle and get close to a lot of Black entertainers, due to segregation. So, they lived where we lived and traveled where we traveled. It’s always great to look back and recall some of those experiences. I’m west coast, Betty. A Cali girl, but Louisiana borne.

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My Queen, are you one of those Legendary Cajun Queens? (Not The Mardi Gras Ones!)

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Nope, I’m a northerner.

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Hi. I keep looking for a video I saw of Teddy Pendergrass after his accident. He’s sitting in a wheelchair. It’s a ballad and a love story and I haven’t been able to find it since. Any ideas?

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Hello, Ms Rosalie! Perhaps you are thinking of Love TKO? Maybe I am way off base here, but I'm guessing you loved Barry White, also?

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Hi. Olddiva found it for me. It’s called In My Time. Oh yea Barry White, Luther Vandross

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I thought so! Check out Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'! Enjoy!

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Rosalie, I’ve been searching the past 10 minutes or more and I found a song, “In My Time,” from the wheelchair. Even looked up the words “Love Story,” but an album cover appears, as he’s singing. Found a couple of upbeat songs, but I know they’re not what you’re seeking. YouTube is always the best place to start, without more specifics. Sorry!☹️ Will keep trying.😂

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That’s it!!!!! How did you find it so quickly. I’ve been searching for it. Such an emotional song. Thanks so much 🙏

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I simply searched “Teddy Pendergrass singing ballad in Wheelchair.” Glad I could be of help! Enjoy😂

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I remember the video but can’t remember either

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Oops seems Ms Diva found it!!

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Teddy could def sing AAAANNNYTHHIIINNNNG!!!!! Is right. People said Barry White But naww Teddy mmmhmm - and even Peebo & Luther!..... soft & sexy - John Legend is close maybe he will get there!

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Like all them, Pamela!

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My Queen, How about Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'?

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Unfamiliar with both!

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Jun 30, 2023·edited Jun 30, 2023

Hello my friend!!! It's been too long!!! So glad Ari brought us this musical inspired newletter. With so much craziness in the news, it's wonderful to have a smile on my face today. Hope all is well with you and your family. See ya later!!!!

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As I’m smiling hearing from you, seeing this newsletter, and catching up with all you guys. Hello, Ms V! Was just thinking about you, Pamela, and Ms O this morning, wondering how all of you were doing. Heard you have a new addition to the family, so I’m anxious to hear. Glad Ari gave us this opportunity.❤️

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OMG!!! Yes, our little sweetheart turned 4 months this week. I forgot how quickly they grow and change everyday. He has been a joy.

I am so happy to connect with everyone again.( FYI, my tablet lost my emojis. I don't know why, or it might be time for a new tablet.) Sending you love, hugs,& prayers!!!!

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Oh my you must be in HEAVEN V!!! They are so adorable at that age and they just drink in EVERYTHING!! Enjoy every minute of it!! 3 of my grands will be 16 this month & next - they grew up way too fast!

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😂😂😂😂Ohh, V, mine did the same, one time. I learned to just ask my iPad or phone, where to locate whatever. It’ll tell you. I reconnected with the emojis. This technology keeps us in a sea of frustration. Congratulations on that bouncing baby boy. Which number is he?

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Hi Diva!!!! Little Luke is #3.

Still no emojis!!! (Sad face)(lol)

Have a blessed holiday!!!! Be safe, take care!!!!

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You have a Luke, I have a Noah😂. Be safe, as well!❤️

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Hey Ms Diva - what a great old one to listen to! Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes! How you doing MsD? Have missed you & of course Mr Melber ☺️

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Well, hey Ms Pamela! Intended to write you earlier to see if you knew of the latest newsletter. Even went to an old one, found your name, but got distracted by something on Ari and you know what happened. It all went into oblivion. I’m doing OK, you sound spirited.😀

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Sorry Darlin - I go to bed even earlier 3 days a week. Matt started working at 4. So here I am! 😂 at 3:58! One thing - don’t change your alarm sound - you may sleep through it!!

Well I definitely missed Ari - but I missed you guys too! We should come on in anyway! 😂

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Jul 1, 2023·edited Jul 1, 2023

😂😂😂My neighbor laughed at me on yesterday, when I told her not to disturb me, because I might be asleep. It was 5pm. You know how it goes-you doze, you sleep, wake up, try to push through a tv show, but for sure, by 9-10, lights out—-most nights! There are those occasions when I’m asleep by 7 or 8. Who cares?! Saw where you’re having a heatwave over there. Ours will be here soon, but for now, it’s been rather cool, or pleasantly warm.

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😂 I hear ya - one day last week I went in for a nap while Matt was at work & I thought I’d wake when he came home on lunch. Hah when I woke up he was Hope at the end of his shift!!! WHAT?!?

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😂😂😂😂😂

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Hi Diva!!!🤗 How you doing my friend? I've been wanting to reach out to you for weeks. My days slip away from me so quickly. But, after The Beat, I had to tell you how excited I got to hear that Ari is going to L.A. I hope you will be able to make it to his event.❤️🥰🙏

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Hi V, it is great hearing from you! Was ordering tickets, as your post was arriving.😂 Listen to this: I came to

L. A.on the 11th, to travel to San Francisco with my daughter and her family, and to visit my sister in the area. My plan was to travel home on the 19th. My granddaughter asked me to remain, until she returned to school today. I packed last night, to travel home 4am this morning. Again, my granddaughter wanted me here when she came home from school (college) today, so she can share her first day-3rd year of college. Meanwhile, my clothing and all else are still in the car, and the few things I had retrieved, were getting ready to go back into the car, when Ari announced the “Beat Bop.” I thought, ‘Ari, you don’t have a heart!’😂. Now, I have to lug things back into the house and remain for another 10 days, but had I gone this morning, I would have been majorly annoyed! So, that granddaughter WILL BE GOING! Wait! YEP! Just confirmed! Once again, so glad to hear from you! That grand baby ought to be squirming about now. If breath remains in this body, I will be at the Beat Bop!❤️😂🙏🏽

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Oh Diva, I got goose bumps thinking about how the spiritual gods sometimes works for us. We call them God Winks.😘 I am so excited for you an your granddaughter. To have the opportunity to hear about this amazing artist and what he did in his short life, is amazing. Of course getting to meet Ari is so exciting.🤩

Now about my sweetheart Luke. He turned 6 months yesterday. He has grown so much, and is trying to crawl. He baby talk is adorable.😊

So good to communicate with you again. Now have fun, and I want to hear all about it.❤️🤗🙏

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Will do-now, my daughter is going. GO, LUKE! Will get back to you after the event!❤️

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Jun 30, 2023·edited Jun 30, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

Hi Ari, so glad to have you back. You and your MSNBC team have been working so hard to keep us informed on all the breaking news, Thanks!!!!

On todays topic, it's a wonderful change of pace to think about music, and the impact that so many artists and their music have in our lives. I grew up in the 60's and 70's. With so many amazing songs that have impacted my life, it's really hard to choose any favorites So many memories of childhood, school days, college, and now family life. I simply just see all these songs as the soundtrack of my life. Even now that you have introduced me to the hip hop/rap genre, I will be remembering you and The Beat. Thanks Ari!!! Have a blessed weekend!!!

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V! I've Missed You! I hope You are well, y su nieto, Luke, tambien!

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Benos dias amigo David. Como estas? Mi nieto esta precioso y esta creciendo mucho. Bendciones!!!! Hasta la proxima!!!!

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'Uela V, we all suffered much privation from Your absence! Es tan bueno tenerte de vuelta, mi amiga buena!

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

Great reporting Ari and so many honored musicians. Wonderful and thank you. 😊

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Dear Music Man Ari,

I appreciate the word evolve. I see that in all 3 of these phenomenal stars. You bring us truth and capture the essence of all who are able to evolve and continue on in the age I am in now. My life is better for having you in it along with those three. Every day is a joyous teachable moment. I’m so proud of you for verging off the track and taking us down this adventurous lane with these authentic people. Best always, Sherry Mangan

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

Just SOME thoughts ARI? Those are many. Well I would love to share that being at the Philosophy of Hip Hop event in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago made me think of others in MY hall of fame. Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu stand out.

And getting a chance to hear you break down some Andre 3000 lyrics and say hi was pretty awesome too!

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Badu! Glad you liked the bkl library event

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I am so happy for Snoop. He along with Tupac(a genius like Malcolm X) were so vilified by institutional American culture and both spoke only the truth- beacons of love and change

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Word!

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Yes, they were, Truda! As always, we label that which we don’t understand. Sometimes, with the wrong label.

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Rather than thinking about roads not taken I like to focus on roads that I can take- moving forward. On another note, I really enjoyed hearing you on Neal Katyal’s podcast (the link to it was in Joyce Vance’s Newsletter). You have a brilliant intellect but I was really touched when you spoke about your grandparents. And, when you can manage it, would you do anther in-depth piece on the lyrics of a rap artist of your choice? Thanks Ari for always raising the bar (bars) :)

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Hi Ari! Glad you are enjoying the summer and getting out and about. As a Brazilian some of my favorite song writers are Gilberto Gil, Milton Nasimento and Chico Buarque.

American song writers I like are Dolly Parton, Robert Winslow Gordon, and Kris Kristofferson.

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Love love love them 🩷

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Hi Ari and thanks for stepping out of current events to share this. I grew up in Oakland, my late father was an Oakland policeman. I watched Dear Mama and have done more reading on the Panthers both previously and since and from what I’ve gathered, I lean more towards team Tupac for what was done to him and you know I’m an old broad.

Every generation has its poets, wether the written word or in song. Mine leans towards Van Morrison, Nina Simone but you have enlightened us to more current poets. Thank you. We can never stop learning. Enjoy your time off, you certainly deserve it. Rosalie

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Really interesting, thanks for sharing about your family and the Oakland connection...

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Your fallback today with Brian B Dot Miller was so much fun to watch, especially when he mentioned his fallback, who would have thought...I am so glad that you continue to bring these unknown but well known artist to the public thru your show The Beat.....I’m going to start the countdown Ari, I’m betting it won’t be long before you will be introducing someone who needs no introduction for your fallback segment, Jay Z and or Drake...😋

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

Ari, what’s on your summer playlist?

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Hey Ari:) It’s crazy how time flies. I remember getting my NWA tape and couldn’t stop listening to this new controversial rap music! Sounds like the songwriters event was a really fun long night! Yes, we music peep, tend to go the extra mile with a party hang. I think we all have that night owl thing in common:) I have to give it to my dad on this one, Johnnie Taylor, Stax artist, he is my all time music hall of famer. There’s an organic soul articulation, and power to his voice, music and stage presence that can’t be duplicated. He has a record called ‘Eargasm’, which is one of my favorites! The single of that album was Discolady. Also, Cheaper To Keep Her, and Who’s Making Love To Your Old Lady (While You Were Out Making Love), are singles I love! He and his music truly inspired me more than any other, but he’s also my dad, so I’m a bit bias of course:) He passed away in 2000, but his music lives on and continues to inspire, including , the next generation of soul/ blues musicians coming up. Which I know makes him happy. Love your writings! This was great! Art, music, culture, politics. You always got us covered:) Have a fun weekend! Sending you good vibes and sunshine from LA! Happy 4th! 😁✌🏽☀️💥

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Oh girlfriend you are GOOOOOD!! I loved your version of Natural Woman - I don’t always like versions other than Aretha & even Carole King’s version - most people don’t do it Justice- you sure as hell did a great job!! Fabulous Miz Tasha!!

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Thank you so much! I appreciate it! 😁❤️🎶

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Hello, Ms Tasha! 'Who's Makin' Love' An all-time Classic! You are truly Soul/Blues Royalty! Thank You for sharing that with the rest of us!

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Who’s Making Love To Your Old Lady, While You Were Out Making Love.

Can’t forget that 2nd half! My dad always explained that this was a song about Karma.😂 Thank you. Much appreciated! 🙏🏽😁🎶💃🏽

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Hi Tasha.....It’s Cheaper to Keep Her!!!! I am late to the comments but this is cray. I shared a post about being sooooooo......soooo in love and Teddy Pendergrass was our love soundtrack.But...But before Henry and I really connected it Mrs. Coleman (his Mother)....when I tell you Ms. Coleman had and religiously played Johnny Taylor on her Beautiful Style Stereo Player. The one you had to have permission to touch....those you better not scratch LP’s. I am saying all this because this family fell in love with this (me) lady who had been married and has 2 children. I wish I could share this story with Ms. Coleman and Diane as she is still living. Even though Henry/Martha and their other siblings are gone. Thank you 🙏 for bringing those memories to my thoughts. There is one song I found on YouTube that your Dad recorded about a woman and money. Can’t think of it right now but He is in my YouTube video saves. With that Sexy Dimple Smile 😊 🥰❤️❤️❤️. Mr. Johnny Taylor!!!!!

Blessings to you Tasha🥂

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I think you talking about ‘Last 2 Dollars’, about a lady in the casino!

“Lady at the casino, she lost all her money. Said don’t sorry for me, don’t feel sorry for honey, but if you wanna do a lady a favor, this is what I want you to do, just loan me 2 dollars until the next time I see you. These last 2 dollars, I’m not gonna loose. One going for the bus fair, other one for the jute box, I got to hear me some blues.” - JT 🎶😁❤️🥰

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Ms Tasha, growing up only 90 miles away from Detroit, I got a steady diet of Motown. I used to listen to it on WJR. I just finished watching your Dad's video of 'Who's Makin' Love To Your Old Lady, While You Were Out Makin' Love' Fantastic! That took me back. I then watched your Version from Bluemoose Radio. You've probably heard this so many times before that you're sick of it, but Boy Howdy, the Apple didn't fall very far from the Tree! You are a Fantastic Musician/Entertaiber in your own right! Your Dad would be (is) very Proud! I am very pleased to have met you!

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Hi David:) Nice! I appreciate it:) The apple don’t fall far from the tree, never gets old for me! Thank you! 🍎😁

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Wow! That is amazing! Thank you for sharing that:) Yes, ‘It’s Cheaper To Keep Her’! That is the jam! And what a message. 😂 There’s a reason they use to call my dad “The Philosopher Of Soul”! I love that song:) Beautiful memories. So nice to hear:) I love it! Alll the best to you! Hope you have a great holiday!

🙏🏽🎶😁❤️

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“If you’re tied up, you betta stay tied up, cause it’s cheaper to keep her”. 😁🥰

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Your Dad Was a very Wise Man!

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Amen.😂

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Oh my - I Believe in You got me through some awful times. I can’t thank him but I can tell you thank you! Nothin like our Daddy - but it must be awesome to know your Daddy was so loved and made so many people smile! 💖

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Hi Pamela:) That’s wonderful! I’m always happy to hear how much joy my dad’s music brings, and I’m grateful to be able to say thank you on his behalf:) I Believe In You, You Believe In Me Too, is powerful and was the song of his I listened to most when he passed. That’s the song that helped me realize what a blessing it is, to still and always be able to connect with him through his music:) It’s really special, and I feel fortunate to have that. I hear ya, music can have such healing powers:) I appreciate that too:) It’s definitely a spiritual thing! 🙏🏽😁🎶❤️

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Would love to hear you sing Tasha!!

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Yes girl, check me out! My music is out there on the inter web:) Ya know how we do these days. You gotta be out there! If you Google Tasha Taylor, something musical should come up:) I’m a Soul singer, and I write snd produce my own music:, and I love it! It’s my passion:)

❤️🎶😁💃🏽

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Spotify, ITunes, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, Utube. Wherever you do your social media, you can find me:)

😁🎶🎤💃🏽🎸

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And I play a bit of guitar and keys:)

🎶🎸🎹

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It is so damned hard to lose them - so happy you have his voice in such great music! 💖

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Yep. It’s really is, and I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. My dad was my hero! I grew up on the road going to work with dad . My family, toured with him, all together in the beginning, then it just became too much for my mom. 2 kids and a husband , or as she describes, ( it was actually like having 3 kids sometimes) with my dad and us touring and traveling. I was a backstage baby from the beginning:) When I got older he asked me to be in the show and sing. That was it for me,and I continue to follow in his musical footsteps with my own music, but he was my dad and also, my first music teacher:) I watched from the side of the stage every night, and saw how he got the audience in the palm of his hand! Amazing! So, when I miss him, it’s really nice to be able to put on his music and hear his voice, and feel his spirit through the music. He put his heart and soul in it every time. I appreciate you. Thanks:)❤️

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That is wonderful!! I was a daddy’s baby too. I was the youngest and my sisters were much older than me. I was always with Daddy. I was always sitting in the front yard on a quilt when it was time for him to come home. I have such amazing memories too. I was 12 when he passed and it broke my world because he was my whole world. But I would never trade. more time for any other person. He gave me a lifetime of love, knowledge and beautiful memories - I’m sure his music is soothing to your heart too 💖

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That’s beautiful. ❤️

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MY, MY, Tasha, it’s a joy to know of your connection to Johnny Taylor. About 3 weeks ago, my childhood girlfriend (since age 9) and I were discussing songs. I’d gifted her a Lenovo Smart Display gadget several years ago. We were amazed by a tool that you can tell to play any song and it does it. She asked if I’d ever heard Johnny Taylor’s “Soul Heaven?” I said, No, so she asked the Lenovo to play it. From there, we played our favorites: “Running Out of Lies” and “I Believe in You.” As you have indicated, your dad was an amazing artist. Sorry he’s no longer with us! No wonder I enjoy your writings, it’s in the blood.😇❤️

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Hi Olddiva:)

Awww, that just put a huge smile on my face.😁 It’s amazing how the universe works, and has these subtle ways of reminding us that we’re all connected:) All 3 of those songs are really great, and compelling in their own ways! So glad you enjoy his music, (you got good taste girl!) 😁 If you’re ever feeling down, his music is always a good way to lift your spirit, and if you’re already feeling up, he’s a good go to as well. He’s got lots of soul! Thank you for this:) I hope you have an amazing weekend! Have lots of fun and keep the music playing! All the best. Happy 4th! 😁💃🏽🎶✌🏽💥

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Over the years, his music was all of that, in my life—and others! You enjoy your holiday weekend+, as well!

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Very cool:) Love hearing that! Thank you so much. I appreciate it:) 😁🎶❤️

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Jul 3, 2023·edited Jul 3, 2023

Hi Tasha!!! Im juat catching up on comments today. What an amazing tribute to your dad. I remember him, and a few of the songs you menrioned. I gasped, when i saw the name of his album, Eargasm. My daughter has used that term for years, to decribe how muaic makes her feel. I will look up his songs and share them wirh my daughter. Have a bleesed holiday!!

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Very cool:) I love that! Thanks:) Have a great holiday!🙏🏽😁

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Sorry, to misspell your dad’s name.

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No worries. Happens all the time!

😁❤️

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I really appreciate your take on current events, music, and life in general. Your viewpoint is original and engaging, always. I’m happy to be a new subscriber here because I’m always interested in what you have to say. Plus we appreciate the same music… so extra kudos (there’s the ex-Variety writer coming out… 🤷🏻‍♀️) to you for always integrating your passions for music and honest, pragmatic journalism. Plus, The Beat just might be my favourite tv program. Keep up the excellent work. 🙏👍🔥

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Jun 30, 2023·edited Jun 30, 2023

Hello Ari and everyone😃😃😃

Happy Fri-YAY😃😃😃

Oh Ari how much I miss your newsletter... I know that you were working on overdrive keeping us informed with all that is happening (too many moving parts).

My summer is off to a good start...cannot complain.

I went to Sake Tasting (my first Sake tasting) in NYC last week

Songwriter’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, eh? That sounds interesting and so awesome.

Yes indeed, Tupac would have been a great activist... I don’t subscribe to Hulu... I would have loved to watch this documentary.

The documentary on the Parchment prison on A&E - if I find it, I will watch...I am not sure if it will be shown again.

Who’s in my music hall of fame? To me, all the rap/ hip hop pioneers especially De La Soul are in my music hall of fame.

Happy 50th anniversary to Hip Hop😃😃😃

Have a nice weekend and Cheers🍾🥂

Question: when is the annual Zoom call this year?

Sandra

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Cheers to you, Ms O! Enjoyed catching up and hearing about your activities. Missing the newsletter, too...and my Ari pen-pals!😂

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Hey there- I was trying to speak to Ms O and it took me here to Ms D!!

Two of several of my favorite people!! I have missed y’all!! So I’ll say HEY Sandra - here along with another shout out to Ms Diva!!

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The young folks on here know we’re old and confused! It’ll find YOU! Happened to me this morning…It caught up with me at another scrolling!😂

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Queen D, Ms Pamela, and Ms O, All Y'all have Blinded me with Science!

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Ms O is the Science Queen. She stands alone!

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My Queen, if You have the opportunity, please watch 'In Your Eyes Secret World Live'. It stars former Genesis Frontman Peter Gabriel, Paula Cole as Soprano Voice, Lakshminayarana Shankar on Bass Voice and Double Electric Violin, Manu Katche on Drums, and Jean-Claude Naimro on Keyboards. It is over 10 minutes long but it is a Joyous Video from the Capa to the Coda! If this isn't World Music, then I don't know what is! Also, please watch 'Violin Duet In Your Eyes'. Pay no attention to the tagline, the two Violin Virtuosi are Violin Valenti and Michelle Jin! She has multiple videos on Youtube and she plays piano as well! This video was so beautiful, Your Royal Court Jester wept!

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The voice I miss the most is the incomparable Levi Stubbs of 4 Tops fame. He could do it all...

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That is a great one! I also like one that is still with us, the Incomparable Smokey Robinson!

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