Love on a Two-Way Street
"Love on a Two-Way Street" is a soul ballad written by Sylvia Robinson and Bert Keyes in 1968. The song was recorded by Lezli Valentine, an artist signed to All Platinum, the record label that Sylvia Robinson co-owned with her husband, Joe; the song was recorded by The Moments, an R&B vocal group signed to All Platinum subsidiary Stang Records, as filler for their 1968 album Not on the Outside, But on the Inside, Strong!. Sylvia and Joe decided to release the song as a single in March 1970 and it went on to become one of the biggest R&B hits of that year, spending five weeks at number one on Billboard's Soul Singles chart and reaching number three on the Hot 100 chart. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 25 song of 1970. It was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of one million copies. Willie and The Mighty Magnificents provided most of the musical backing on the song and Bert Keyes created the string arrangement, overdubbed onto the track while playing piano on the recording session. According to the song's original vocalist, Lezli Valentine, she was a third contributor to the song writing most of the song's lyrics: Sylvia came into the office on the morning Two Way Street was created and said that she had a dream but that the only thing she remembered was "Love on a Two-way Street, Lost on a lonely Highway."--We went into Bert's office...
Sylvia asked Bert to play what he felt... I, Lezli Valentine, began to write the story line... "True love will never die, so I've been told but now I must cry, it is goodbye, I know... With music playing his lips were saying honey I love you"... Sylvia wrote "he held me in desperation, I thought it was a revelation and he walked out"... I, Lezli Valentine wrote..."how could I be so blind to give of love the first time, to be fooled is a hurting thing"... Sylvia wrote "to be loved and fooled is a crying shame"... Lezli Valentine wrote "while I bear the blame, as he laughs my name", the rest was completed, I recorded it; the original application was altered without my knowledge Joseph Robinson, Sr. knew this, as did Ebert Mahon... AKA Bert Keyes and several recording artists in the Soul Sound Studios at the time! This was resulted in hospitalizations; the Moments' version of the song has been sampled by The AB's formally known as Asamov in 2005 for the song "Supa Dynamite", by Caribou in the track "Subotnick" from 2005's The Milk of Human Kindness, by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' single "Empire State of Mind" in 2009.
In 1981, 15-year-old artist Stacy Lattisaw covered "Love on a Two-Way Street." It was the lead single from her With You LP. The song peaked at number two R&B, number 19 Adult Contemporary, number 26 on the Hot 100; this version peaked at number 23 on the Cash Box Top 100 during August of that year. The song was her second U. S. Top 40 hit. Gloria Estefan included her version on her 1994 album, Hold Thrill Me, Kiss Me. Brenda K. Starr covered the song on Temptation; the song was covered by Boz Scaggs on his 2013 album, Memphis. Lyrics of this song Listen to "Love on a Two-Way Street" on YouTube Listen to "Love on a Two-Way Street" on YouTube Soul-patrol.com
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, still the magazine's publisher, the music critic Ralph J. Gleason, it was first known for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint. Straight Arrow Press was the magazine's associated book publishing imprint, Straight Arrow Publishing Co. Inc. was the publishing company that published Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone magazine was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Ralph Gleason. To get it off the ground, Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his own family and from the parents of his soon-to-be wife, Jane Schindelheim; the first issue carried a cover date of November 9, 1967, was in newspaper format with a lead article on the Monterey Pop Festival.
The cover price was 25¢. In the first issue, Wenner explained that the title of the magazine referred to the 1950 blues song "Rollin' Stone", recorded by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan's hit single "Like a Rolling Stone": You're wondering what we're trying to do. It's hard to say: sort of a sort of a newspaper; the name of it is Rolling Stone which comes from an old saying, "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Muddy Waters used the name for a song. The Rolling Stones took their name from Muddy's song. "Like a Rolling Stone" was the title of Bob Dylan's first rock and roll record. We have begun a new publication reflecting what we see are the changes in rock and roll and the changes related to rock and roll."—Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone, November 9, 1967, p. 2 Some authors have attributed the name to Dylan's hit single: "At Gleason's suggestion, Wenner named his magazine after a Bob Dylan song." Rolling Stone identified with and reported the hippie counterculture of the era. However, it distanced itself from the underground newspapers of the time, such as Berkeley Barb, embracing more traditional journalistic standards and avoiding the radical politics of the underground press.
In the first edition, Wenner wrote that Rolling Stone "is not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces". In the 1970s, Rolling Stone began to make a mark with its political coverage, with the likes of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson writing for the magazine's political section. Thompson first published his most famous work Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas within the pages of Rolling Stone, where he remained a contributing editor until his death in 2005. In the 1970s, the magazine helped launch the careers of many prominent authors, including Cameron Crowe, Lester Bangs, Joe Klein, Joe Eszterhas, Ben Fong-Torres, Patti Smith and P. J. O'Rourke, it was at this point that the magazine ran some of its most famous stories, including that of the Patty Hearst abduction odyssey. One interviewer, speaking for a large number of his peers, said that he bought his first copy of the magazine upon initial arrival on his college campus, describing it as a "rite of passage".
In 1977, the magazine moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City. Editor Jann Wenner said San Francisco had become "a cultural backwater". During the 1980s, the magazine began to shift towards being a general "entertainment" magazine. Music was still a dominant topic, but there was increasing coverage of celebrities in television and the pop culture of the day; the magazine initiated its annual "Hot Issue" during this time. Rolling Stone was known for its musical coverage and for Thompson's political reporting. In the 1990s, the magazine changed its format to appeal to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors and popular music; this led to criticism. In recent years, the magazine has resumed its traditional mix of content, including in-depth political stories, it has expanded content to include coverage of financial and banking issues. As a result, the magazine has seen its circulation increase and its reporters invited as experts to network television programs of note.
The printed format has gone through several changes. The first publications, in 1967–72, were in folded tabloid newspaper format, with no staples, black ink text, a single color highlight that changed each edition. From 1973 onwards, editions were produced on a four-color press with a different newsprint paper size. In 1979, the bar code appeared. In 1980, it became a large format magazine; as of edition of October 30, 2008, Rolling Stone has had a smaller, standard-format magazine size. After years of declining readership, the magazine experienced a major resurgence of interest and relevance with the work of two young journalists in the late 2000s, Michael Hastings and Matt Taibbi. In 2005, Dana Leslie Fields, former publisher of Rolling Stone, who had worked at the magazine for 17 years, was an inaugural inductee into the Magazine Hall of Fame. In 2009, Taibbi unleashed an acclaimed series of scathing reports on the financial meltdown of the time, he famously described Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid".
Bigger headlines came at the end of June 2010. Rolling Stone caused a controversy in the White House by publishing in the July issue an article by journalist Michael Hastings entitled, "The Runaway General", quoting criticism by General Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U. S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, about Vice President Joe Biden and oth
Pillow Talk (song)
"Pillow Talk" is a 1973 song by American singer and songwriter Sylvia. According to Billboard, the song is about sex. Sylvia had hoped the song would be recorded by Al Green, who turned it down as he thought it was too risqué and against his religious beliefs. Thereafter, Robinson decided to return as a musical artist and record “Pillow Talk" herself releasing the song in 1973; the drums on the recorded version seem to have been influenced by the productions of Willie Mitchell for Green. "Pillow Talk" spent two weeks at number one on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart and peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and is an early example of prototypical disco music. The vocals are replete with moaning and heavy breathing, predating Donna Summer's orgasmic moans on 1975's "Love to Love You Baby". In 1983, an Italo disco version of the song was released by Lustt, sampled by vaporwave artist Saint Pepsi in the song "Private Caller", in 2013. In 2006, R&B singer Miki Howard recorded a cover version for Pillow Talk.
Joss Stone covered the song on her 2012 album The Soul Sessions Vol. 2. 7" singleA. "Pillow Talk" – 3:41 B. "My Thing" – 2:45 List of number-one R&B singles of 1973
Englewood, New Jersey
Englewood is a city located in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 27,147, reflecting an increase of 944 from the 26,203 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,353 from the 24,850 counted in the 1990 Census. Englewood was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1899, from portions of Ridgefield Township and the remaining portions of Englewood Township. With the creation of the City of Englewood, Englewood Township was dissolved. An earlier referendum on March 10, 1896, was declared unconstitutional. Englewood Township, the city's predecessor, is believed to have been named in 1859 for the Engle family; the community had been called the "English Neighborhood", as the first English-speaking settlement on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River after New Netherland was annexed by England in 1664, though other sources mention the Engle family and the forested areas of the community as the derivation of the name.
Other sources indicate that the name is derived from "wood ingle", meaning "woody nook", or that the name was coined anew. Numerous other settlements in the United States were named for Englewood as settlement in North America expanded westward. J. Wyman Jones is credited with convincing residents to choose Englewood for the city's name when it was incorporated over such alternatives as "Brayton" and "Paliscena". Englewood, like the rest of New Jersey, was populated by Lenape Native Americans prior to European colonization; the Lenape who lived in the Englewood region were of the "turtle clan" which used a stylized turtle as its symbol, but little else is known of those inhabitants. When Henry Hudson sailed up what would become known as the Hudson River in 1607, he claimed the entirety of the watershed of the river, including Englewood, for the Netherlands, making the future region of Englewood a part of New Netherland. However, the region remained unsettled under Dutch rule as the Dutch did little to encourage settlement north of modern Hudson County, as the imposing New Jersey Palisades blocked expansion on the west bank of the Hudson.
In 1664, after the Dutch surrendered all of New Netherland to England, the rate of settlement picked up. The English were generous with land grants, many families, not only English but Dutch and Huguenot, settled the area, which during the colonial era was known as the English Neighborhood. Street names in Englewood still recall the relative diversity of its earliest settlers. From 1906 until March 16, 1907, when it burned down, Englewood was the site of Upton Sinclair's socialist-inflected intentional community, the Helicon Home Colony. Associated with the project were Sinclair Lewis. Direct distance dialing, which allowed callers to reach other users outside their local calling area without operator assistance, was introduced to the public in Englewood. On November 10, 1951, Englewood Mayor M. Leslie Denning made the first customer-dialed long distance call, to Mayor Frank Osborne of Alameda, California; as of that date, customers of the Englewood 3, Englewood 4 and Teaneck 7 exchanges, who could dial some exchanges in the New York City area, were able to dial 11 cities across the United States by dialing the three-digit area code preceding the local number.
Two years after his graduation from Fordham University, Vince Lombardi began his football coaching career at Englewood's St. Cecilia High School, which closed in 1986. Sites in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places include: John G. Benson House Thomas Demarest House Garret Lydecker House St. Paul's Episcopal Church Peter Westervelt House and Barn According to the United States Census Bureau, Englewood had a total area of 4.937 square miles, including 4.914 square miles of land and 0.023 square miles of water. Unincorporated communities and place names located or within the city include Highwood; the city borders the Bergen County municipalities of Bergenfield, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Leonia and Tenafly. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 27,147 people, 10,057 households, 6,788.475 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,524.6 per square mile. There were 10,695 housing units at an average density of 2,176.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 45.28% White, 32.58% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 8.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.73% from other races, 3.72% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.48% of the population. There were 10,057 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.5% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 9.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.24. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.9 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males
Ray, Goodman & Brown
Ray, Goodman & Brown is an American R&B vocal group. The group originated as The Moments, who formed in the mid-1960s and whose greatest successes came in the 1970s with hits including "Love on a Two-Way Street", "Sexy Mama" and "Look at Me". In 1979, for contractual reasons they changed their name to Ray, Goodman & Brown and had further hits, including "Special Lady". A lineup of the Moments tours currently; the original members of the Moments were Mark Greene, Eric Olfus Sr. Richard Gross and John Morgan; the Moments formed in Washington, D. C. during the mid-1960s. In 1965, at Washington D. C.'s Howard University, the Mizell Brothers and Freddie Perren founded Hog Records and signed the harmony group as the Moments. The Moments recorded "Baby I Want You" and "Pray For Me" for Hog; the lineup consisted of Olfus and Morgan. Mark Greene joined after the single's release; the group signed with the newly established Stang Records label, set up by Sylvia Robinson at All Platinum Studios in Englewood, New Jersey with her husband Joe.
The group had its first hit immediately late in 1968 with "Not On The Outside", which reached #13 on the R&B chart and #57 on the Billboard Hot 100. Robinson hired a management firm headed by radio stars Frankie Crocker, Herb Hamlett and Eddie O'Jay; the trio began booking them for live events in major cities. When Hamlett moved to WCMF in Rochester, New York, he booked the Moments exclusively, their first Stang album release pictured William "Billy" Brown, Al Goodman and Morgan on the cover, although various members' voices appeared on different tracks recorded between 1968 and 1969. There appear to be female voices; when members left it was less costly to re-cut only the lead vocal. Before three of the original members of the Moments left All Platinum, they recorded their breakthrough song "Love On A Two Way Street", it sold over one million copies, was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. All Platinum released a single recorded by Mark Greene entitled "My Confession of Love", with the flip side "I'm So Lost", on the Stang label.
The B-side track appeared on the first Moments album in 1969, was released as a single that year with moderate chart success. The group released "My Confession of Love" under the name "Black Satin", with Crocker speaking the lyrics; the group scaled down to a trio after one live appearance at the Apollo Theater as a quartet. Greene and Gross left All Platinum together in 1969, replaced by baritone Goodman and new lead tenor/baritone singer William "Billy" Brown while Morgan stayed on. Gross was incorrectly credited as Richie Horsley on legal documents, liner notes, articles and in books about the Moments. Brown had been a member of The Broadways, who had recorded on the MGM label. Goodman was hired by Joe Robinson as a studio-production creative assistant and songwriter. On records, he played the substitute role of Mickey. After three of the four original members of the Moments had left All Platinum, Billy Brown rerecorded a new lead-vocal track of "Love On A Two Way Street"; the song had been recorded by Stang artist Lezli Valentine, but failed to chart.
But On The Inside, Strong! Early in 1970 it was issued as a single and reached the # 1 R&B spot for five weeks; the first album contained a Moments version of another Lezli Valentine song entitled "I Won't Do Anything", with Brown on lead vocals. In 1971 Bert Keyes encouraged Greene and Olfus to sign with Volt Records, a subsidiary of Stax. Keyes had worked with the group at All Platinum Records as a producer and session keyboardist in the studio's house band; the group signed with the Volt/Stax label as The Leaders. The Leaders had four members: Greene, Gross and Donald Spriggs, they were managed by songwriter Myrna March, Keyes produced several of the songs they recorded for Volt. Between the first album's release and the Moments' #1 hit, Morgan was replaced by Sylvia Robinson's brother-in-law Johnny Moore, he appeared with Brown on the cover of the group's 1970 second album. Since the Moments were now considered a headline attraction, he was fired; this lineup became Sylvia Robinson's favorite, the one most promoted by All Platinum.
Ray sang lead while Brown recovered from vocal overuse, was the lead voice on many of the Moments' subsequent hits including the follow-up "If I Didn’t Care", "Sexy Mam