12.20.2011

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul

Last night VH1 premiered VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul, where various Divas pay tribute to the cities of soul music:
  • Memphis (Booker T & the MGs, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Al Green) 
  • Detroit (Motown...duh) 
  • Philadelphia (The O'Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Hall & Oates, Jill Scott) 
  • London (Dusty Springfield, Sade, Adele, Simply Red, Amy Winehouse) 
  • Chicago (Sam Cooke, The Impressions, Curtis Mayfield, The Chi-Lites, Donny Hathaway, Etta James) 

Divas (and other performers) include Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Florence & the Machine, Jessie J, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu (and her spaced-out self), Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, The Roots, and Boyz II Men.

It is a GREAT show!  (And I'm not just saying that because Common made an appearance.) The music and performances are fantastic. I'm sure VH1 will air it over and over again. In fact it's on again tonight (Tuesday the 20th) at 11pm eastern. Try to catch it if you can.

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