Posts tagged "JERRY BUTLER"

Terrisa's Wedding

  My friend, Terrisa Griffin married Attorney John Kendall over the Thanksgiving holiday.  She planned her wedding for a year.  It was perfect. Congressman Bobbie Rush at his church married her.  The church was regal with flowers all over.  Bobbie was quite the minister.  The bride and groom surprised each other with their rings. Teresa... Read more »

Team Terisa Griffin

Terisa Griffin is Chicago’s very own voice.  Sultry. Sophisticated. Sexy. Tonight she appears on THE VOICE, NBC, CHANNEL 5 FROM 7 TO 9.  She will perform, “Someone Like You.”  If Terisa advances in tonight competition you can download her performance song at:  Her latest CD is Soulzophrenic you can get it from CD Baby. She... Read more »


What happened to the group singers?  As we celebrate Black Music Month, I must ask what happened to the soul groups?    Once upon a time there were trios and quartets. Remember The Four Tops, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Spinners, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, The... Read more »

Don Cornelius Remembered

Last labor day at Millenieum Park, Michelle Boone, the city’s Cultural Director, had a celebration remembering the days of Soul Train.  It was a remarkable success.  Salute was paid to Don Cornelius, the creator of Soul Train.  Little did we realize his end was near. It was a Chicago party.  Don  died today  and  instantly... Read more »

The Soul Train Night

The Impressions celebrate 40 years of Soul Train.
It was a great night on Labor Day at Millennieum Park. Soul Train was still hip and in full force.  It was the largest gathering to date at the downtown park with 20,000.  Alderman Barnett presented Don Cornelius with a Street Sign that will go on Madison Street near the studios where the Soul Train... Read more »


Do you remember SOUL TRAIN?  If you do good, if you don’t sorry about that.  It was the hippest trip in America.   On Labor Day, September 5,  you can join the Soul Train festivities at Millennium Park.  There will be a stepper’s set hosted by  the  Cool Gent,  Herb Kent.  The King of the... Read more »