69. Gladys Knight (The Cutie Pie)
with a ponytail that flowed like the wind and her three backup singers always standing perfectly by her side Gladys Knight became a classic. In the 60’s she was one of the many acts signed to MoTown Records and that of course means she was majorly successful. Known as the “Empress Of Soul” her smile lit up every room she stepped in. Her style, her grace, and her voice was all she needed to put on a great show and she did just that until she she left MoTown. Once she left, she became an even bigger force in R&B music becoming known for her hairstyles and choice of makeup. If you don’t know her music, you need to know (youtube is your friend) and some of your favorite artists have probably sampled some of her biggest hits.
It’s Raining ~ Irma Thomas
The Queen of New Orleans Soul nails this one and she did it live a few months and ago here in London and it was nothing short of heroic! I’m sitting here wishing I was in my beloved Crescent City for Jazz Fest….this is a dandy sub though….
~Sending out to all who have a little heart ache that needs amendin’ tonight from the Flimwell Papers Music Corner…the sun will shine again…don’t fret now!
I’d rather live in his world, than live without him in mine…My world, his world, our world—mine and his alone
Midnight Train To Georgia | Gladys Knight & The Pips