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Re: What Are You Listening to Right Now? - Volume 5
« Reply #1620 on: October 15, 2020, 10:22:58 PM »
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Either way, I do love the song, and it's nice to see Kirsten on the lead.   Looking forward to "The Lucky Ones" when it's released!

Well since she wrote it, I think she should have the lead.

Two things regarding the issue about ripping off, Enya is not mainstream, and believe it or not, neither is PENTATONIX. There may be some flap from Enya's camp but I suspect not. Maybe it has to do with just their voices making the music, I'm not sure.

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Re: What Are You Listening to Right Now? - Volume 5
« Reply #1621 on: October 15, 2020, 10:32:26 PM »
The music industry has never acknowledged Pentatonix as they don't get radio play. They do mostly covers, and well I might add, but none of their original music either. No radio play.

Two of the three Emmys they won were for categories newly created for what they did, (they never had a category for acapella) and of course not presented during the televised show. And the third was basically as a backup for Dolly Parton.

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Re: What Are You Listening to Right Now? - Volume 5
« Reply #1622 on: October 16, 2020, 05:20:55 AM »
The music industry has never acknowledged Pentatonix as they don't get radio play. They do mostly covers, and well I might add, but none of their original music either. No radio play.

Two of the three Emmys they won were for categories newly created for what they did, (they never had a category for acapella) and of course not presented during the televised show. And the third was basically as a backup for Dolly Parton.


and I don't understand why they don't get played on the radio.  They're amazing!

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Re: What Are You Listening to Right Now? - Volume 5
« Reply #1623 on: October 16, 2020, 07:59:50 PM »
I know!! I'm not sure their label is promoting them, or the fact that they do so many covers. Or maybe the group is satisfied with just doing sell out concerts all over the world. They sell out arenas and huge venues all over the world.

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Re: What Are You Listening to Right Now? - Volume 5
« Reply #1624 on: October 16, 2020, 08:07:04 PM »
I know!! I'm not sure their label is promoting them, or the fact that they do so many covers. Or maybe the group is satisfied with just doing sell out concerts all over the world. They sell out arenas and huge venues all over the world.


I think they get resistance because it's acapella music.

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Re: What Are You Listening to Right Now? - Volume 5
« Reply #1625 on: October 16, 2020, 08:13:35 PM »

I think they get resistance because it's acapella music.

I totally agree!!! I'm just not sure of the reasoning behind this. If you're good, you're good!!

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Re: What Are You Listening to Right Now? - Volume 5
« Reply #1626 on: October 16, 2020, 09:50:22 PM »
Honey Cone was an American R&B and soul girl group formed by lead singer Edna Wright (sister of Darlene Love) with Carolyn Willis and Shelly Clark in 1968. They are best remembered for their number-one Billboard Hot 100 single, "Want Ads". Honey Cone were the premier female group for Hot Wax Records, operated by Holland–Dozier–Holland after they had departed from Motown Records.

Wright, Willis and Clark first appeared together on an Andy Williams TV special in 1968. Wright's sister Darlene Love was scheduled to appear on the show, but was unable to so she asked Wright to fill in for her.  Wright asked Willis and Clark to join her.  She also contacted Eddie Holland, who recently left Motown Records along with Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier to form HDH Records, to watch the show.

Impressed by what he saw, Holland signed the trio to Hot Wax Records. Initially, he offered Wright a contract, but she preferred to be in a group.  Holland named the act Honey Cone for a favorite flavor of ice cream. At first, group members rejected the name, but Holland prevailed, and the ladies soon embraced its distinctiveness. Although the group was based in Los Angeles, their recordings were recorded in Detroit.   Most of their records were written by General Johnson and Wright's boyfriend at the time Greg Perry.

On September 12, 2020, Wright died suddenly, at age 76 after suffering a heart attack at a hospital in Encino, California. She suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Her sister Darlene Love released a statement on her Facebook page: "I'm in complete shock and so heartbroken by the sudden loss of my beautiful baby sister Edna. Please keep me and my family in your prayers during this very sad time for us."


Here are the Billboard Top 40 Pop hits, and Top 40  R&B hits for The Honey Cone


Year              Song Title                               Top 40 Pop             Top 40 R&B


1969  -  "While You're Out Looking For Sugar"     N/A                          26
1969  -  "Girls It Ain't Easy"                               N/A                           8
1970  -  "Take Me With You"                               N/A                         28
1971  -  "Want Ads"                                            1                            1
1971  -  "Stick Up"                                             11                           1
1971  -  "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"         15                           5
1972  -  "The Day I Found Myself"                       23                           8
1972  -  "Sittin' On A Time Bomb"                       N/A                         33
1971  -  "Innocent 'Til Proven Guilty"                   N/A                        37


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8q58HdGkBE