Saturday, November 24, 2007

April 4, 1971: The Stairsteps on The Barbara McNair Show ((IN COLOR))

Dunno... Just had a hankering for that Windy City soul today...

That's a young, pre-P-Funk Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey on the drums, by the by.

Ahh... what the hell. Since we're looking at YouTube videos featuring 1971 performances by juvenile soul groups, here's the Voices of East Harlem at the Soul to Soul concert in Accra, Ghana on March 6, 1971.

Man... The crowd was feeling it! (And can you blame them?) They seem a lot more hype than they were during Ike & Tina's set:

I remember reading somewhere that it was not so much that they weren't into the music per se, but the conservative and painfully polite Ghanaian audience just wasn't sure how to react to a woman such as Tina (and those fine-ass Ikettes).

(Why yes, I am somewhat bored today! How did you guess?)

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