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70's Soul Jam


Aug 19, 2017 – 8:00 PM

2121 East Craig Road
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  • The Stylistics
  • 70s Soul Jam
  • Emotions

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70s Soul Jam: The tour stops at venues with audiences ranging from 2,500 to 7,000 people, and selling out across the United States. In 2002, the 70's Soul Jam was broadcasted on the public television station PBS as part of the PBS fundraising programming effort. The Chi-Lites, Persuaders, Dramatics, Intruders, and Stylistics will each perform as part of the '70s Soul Jam concert, occurring February 22 at Detroit's Fox Theatre. Tickets to the show go on sale January 4 through Ticketmaster, and they range in price from $27.50 to $37.50.This is the second time there has been a manifestation of the '70s Soul Jam concert series. Last year, the Delfonics, Stylistics, and the Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett brought the '70s Soul Jam to more than 15 venues. As an addition to that tour, the Satellite Record Music Company released a series of discs titled The '70s Soul Jam. The three-volume set featured 10 tracks from the Stylistics, six from the Delfonics, five each from the Chi-Lites and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes; four from the Dramatics, three from Cuba Gooding Sr. of the Main Ingredient, and one from Major Harris. The set can still be purchased at


Emotions: When you're looking for a band in the South Central Texas area, one name stands out above the rest. The Emotions!. Their reputation for excellence, professionalism and pure entertainment make them the number one choice in bands. From Austin to San Antonio to Houston and all towns around and between, the Emotions have entertained hundreds of thousands of people in the state of Texas. They hold more attendance records in the area than any other band ever and continue to set records at their show frequently.

Many entertainers have worked through and with the Emotions and it's management to gain national recognition. David Kersh and Suzanne Karr are two of the national artists who have had their beginnings with the Emotions. In 2006 Chad Hudson signed with Mercury Nashville. In 2007 Justin Spears signed a national deal in Nashville also. Two time record producer Robert Wright is also a former Emotions member. Chad Hudson's manager in Nashville, Shane Jamelka, is a former bass guitar player for the Emotions. Mark Hybner, a founding member of the Emotions, has a management company in Nashville that has guided the Careers of David Kersh, Chris Cagle, John Michael Montgomery, Ricochet and others. Tim McGraw's stage manager Joey Supak, and Bon Jovi's lighting director Greg Kocurek are production managers who launched their careers with the Emotions.

The Emotions are currently recording originals at Cedar Creek Studio in Austin. The release date for the music is May of 2007

The Emotions travel with rigs that carries a huge production including video screens, projectors, cameras, complete sound system, state-of-the-art lighting, staging and more. The Emotions production and team have also worked production for the national acts such as Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith and Pat Green among others.


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Kansas City’s “Bloodstone” remains one of the soul music scene’s brightest and longest-burning lights. Bloodstone has stood the test of time for more than four decades, all the while performing with some of pop music’s most renowned and revered artists.

Wowing the local scene as “The Sinceres”, band founders Harry Williams, Charles Love, Willis Draffen, Charles McCormick, Roger Durham, and Melvin Webb, took their unique sound to stages across their native Kansas City, crossing racial boundaries and working to establish harmony both on and off stage. The Sinceres took their act to Los Angeles, California, where they set the L.A. scene on fire. Performing alongside groups such as then popular “Younghearts” and “The Ike & Tina Turner Revue“, the band honed it’s skills and crafted what became the distinctive “Bloodstone” sound before striking out for London, England in 1972.

A chance fifteen minute performance at London’s legendary “Roundhouse Auditorium” would bring Decca Records knocking at their door. Stax recording artists “Carla & Rufus Thomas”, and the up and coming “Al Green“, had sold out the venue. “Bloodstone” played as a warm-up act while the stage was being set up for “Al Green’s” band, behind the drawn curtains backstage. The band brought the audience to their feet and kept them there throughout the entire intermission in what Britain’s “Blues & Soul” Magazine described as a history-making performance. The five minute standing ovation subsided only when the band returned to take another bow. “Al Green” would remember that night, and “Bloodstone” appeared with him on several tours.

The band that had left the U. S. as the “Sinceres”, returned as “Bloodstone” to record their second album and their first hit song “Natural High.” The group would return to London to record with the London Symphony Orchestra’s string section, and appear with such artists as “The Who”, and “Elton John.” While Natural High was being certified for one million sells, the close knit group would suffer their first loss with the passing of band member Roger Durham.

“Bloodstone” recorded five albums with Decca Records, before venturing into the movie scene and taking on the starring role in “Train Ride to Hollywood”, a musical comedy motion picture, written specifically for them and directed by Charles Rondeau.

After recording albums with Epic-CBS and Motown Record labels, and fighting through the “Disco” era, the band performed with such artists as “Marvin Gay”, the “O’Jays”, the “Temptations”, “Elton John”, “Gladys Knight & the Pips”, the “Supremes”, “Sly & The Family Stone”, “Chaka Khan”, and many others.

“Bloodstone” next signed with the Isley Brothers’ T-Neck Record label, recording the legendary hit “We Go A Long Way Back” in 1982, and while on tour, received the news that Melvin Webb, longtime friend and their original drummer passed away.

The “Old School Rival” of the early 90’s, brought “Bloodstone” back to prominence, and they began an extensive slate of live performances throughout the nation and overseas with “The Mighty Dells“, “Stylistics“, the “Emotions”, and “ The Chi-Lites”.

Despite the deaths of founding members Roger Durham in 1972, Melvin Webb in 1982, and the sudden passing of Willis Draffen in 2002, “Bloodstone”, have kept on singing. Instead of looking for a new voice out west or the east coast, they only had to look across the state line to Kansas City, Kansas native Donald Brown, for that special voice that was needed to preserve that special “Bloodstone Sound”.

“Bloodstone” has now relocated back to Kansas City, started their own label and have now released their first CD, “Now … That’s What I’m Talkin’ About!” on Check It Records, highlighting what “Bloodstone“ calls the “Kansas City Sound”, introducing the nation to the often overlooked area’s talented singers, songwriters, musicians, and producers.

In this newest chapter of the group’s career, “Bloodstone” has made the long journey from scrappy innovators, to “Elder Statesmen” of soul and will continue to do so with grace, talent and in perfect harmony.

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