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Solid Gold Soul

Nov. 2, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
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100 DAYS, 100 NIGHTS BY SHARON JONES

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YouTube presents the world premiere of the music video for “100 Days, 100 Nights” by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the title song from the album, available in stores offline and online. The video was directed by Adam Elias Buncher using two vintage TV cameras bought on E-Bay for $50 dollars each. Shows how much you can do with just a little soul! Thank you for this honor YouTube. As a special bonus, YouTubers – Visit the “Jukebox” @ WWW.DAPTONERECORDS.COM and download the FREE 58min. Binky Griptite WDAP Ghetto Funk Power Hour Mix featuring the finest soul & funk selections from the Daptone Records catalog! Credits: Director: Adam Elias Buncher Director of Photography: Chris J. Lytwyn Editor: Adam Elias Buncher Production Company: bunchluv.com Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – LIVE! Nov 9 @ Boston, MA @ Middle East Underground Nov 10 @ Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Nov 11 @ Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe Nov 13 @ Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace Nov 14 @ Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Nov 15 @ Chicago, IL @ Park West Nov 16 @ Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Nov 17 @ Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Nov 18 @ Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Nov 20 @ Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom Dec 1 @ San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Dec 2 @ Santa Ana CA @ Galaxy Theater Dec 4 @ Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre Dec 5 @ San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s Dec 7 @ Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge Dec 8 @ Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s Dec 9 @ Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Dec 10 @ Bellingham, WA @ The NIghtlight Dec 14 @ Philadelphia PA @ Theatre of Living Arts Dec 15 @ Washington DC @ Black Cat Jan 3 @ Ft Lauderdale @ Culture Room Jan 4 @ Ft Lauderdale @ Jam Cruise WWW.DAPTONERECORDS.COM is the Super Soul Super Store, your destination for Daptone 45s, LPs, CDs, Tshirts, & more! (more) (less) From: DaptoneRecords.

KANYE TAPPED TO HEADLINE AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL

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Grammy Award winning emcee Kanye West has been tapped as headliner for the Australia Good Vibrations Festival.

The Good Vibrations Festival, which is approaching its fifth year in Feb. 2008, has become a landmark on the Australian summer calendar.

“Australia get ready for the best show of your life,” Kanye West stated in the Daily Telegraph after being announced as the main headliner of the show.

ST. THOMAS STUDENTS RALLY AGAINST HATE

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Students showed their support for three University of St. Thomas students who were targets of racism earlier this week Thursday.

The University President said the march and rally was the largest he has seen in his 17 years at St. Thomas.

The three women who were targeted: Danielle Matthias, Anquanette Early and Malaika Smith led the procession.

Early Tuesday, the women discovered someone had written a racist message on the door of the room they share on the second floor of John Paul the Second residence hall.

A few hours later, the women said someone slipped a racist note under their door.

The march moved through the campus and gained additional supporters along the way. When it stopped, the words of another St. Thomas student, Princess Gaye, made it clear that St. Thomas still has a long way to go when it comes to race and relations.

“Even though it’s not expressed, there is so much separation between the minority community and the white majority. And I feel alone at your University. And it hurts sometimes,” said Gaye.

The three women say they are ready to move past the incident.

MICHAEL JACKSON TO GRACE NEXT EBONY COVER

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Michael Jackson snuck into Brooklyn recently to shoot a cover for Ebony magazine in honor of his record-breaking “Thriller” album turning the big 2-5.

Spies at the shoot ran to the New York Post’s Page Six, stating he was very “sweet” and asked various questions about the lives of crew members on set.

“He did go on and on about kids, though, saying how much he loved them,” reported the spy. The magazine hits newsstands November 12th.

SMALL TOWN IN MINNESOTA PREPARE FOR PRINCE VISIT…MAYBE

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One Minnesota city is gearing up for the latest addition to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

The residents of New Ulm said they are ready for Prince.

The ballroom will hold 2,000 people. Security details are set and there is even a trailer for the Purple One.

At this point, there is only one small detail yet to be worked out.

Prince will be inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame before a standing room only crowd. Prince is one of seven inductees.

Prince has not actually said he would attend the event, despite months of sending emails, letters and photos.

In September, a manager told the city that Prince does like to pick up awards himself and he supposedly is in Minnesota this week.

There are still tickets available for Prince or the backup band.

DOG CHAPMAN’S HATE FILLED TIRADE

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The National Enquirer has obtained an explosive and shocking racist rant spewed by Duane Dog Chapman.

The Enquirer says they have two tapes of the Dog hurling insults at his son, Tucker, during an undated telephone conversation. It appears as if the Dog is concerned that Tucker’s girlfriend, Monique Shinnery, who is black, will set him up because of the language the Dog uses.

In the nearly eight minute long tape posted on the Enquirer’s website, Dog says the N word numerous times and demands that Tucker break up with Monique or he’ll be fired from the family bail bond business.

Reps for the Dog and A&E were not immediately available for comment.

GENERAL MILLS RECALLS PIZZA

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General Mills on Thursday recalled almost five million frozen pizzas sold under the Totino’s and Jeno’s label because of possible E. coli contamination.

The problem may have come pepperoni on pizzas produced at a General Mills plant in Ohio, the suburban Minneapolis-based company said. They said the pepperoni itself came from a separate supplier, not produced at the plant itself.

State and federal authorities have been investigating 21 E coli illnesses in 10 states over about four months.

Eight of the cases were reported in Tennessee, with the other cases found in smaller numbers in Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin and South Dakota.

Nine of the 21 people reported eating Totino’s or Jeno’s pizza with pepperoni topping at some point before becoming ill. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that eight of the victims have been been hospitalized, and four have developed a type of kidney failure.

“We took action on that basis as a precaution, because of the possibility that a link might exist,” said General Mills spokesman Tom Forsythe. “However, to date we have found no E. coli in our plant, and we have found no E. coli in our products.”

General Mills said it is cooperating fully with the investigation, which is continuing. The company said it is not naming the pepperoni supplier because the source of the E. coli is still under investigation.

General Mills said it was recalling about 414,000 cases of pizza, and that each case contains 12 pizzas.

Symptoms of E. coli can include stomach cramps and diarrhea. People typically are ill for two to five days but can develop complications including kidney failure.

BLACK DIVORCE RATE HIGHER THAN WHITES OR HISPANICS

According to the latest government figures, African American couples are divorcing at a higher rate than either whites or Hispanics.

The divorce rate for Blacks currently stands at 12 percent. This compares to 10 percent of white couples divorcing each year and 7 percent of Hispanic couples.

Authorities are not sure why African Americans are separating at a higher rate.

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In 1945, the first issue of Ebony Magazine is published by John H. Johnson.
In 1950, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association hits the hardwood. Charles Cooper is in the Boston Celtics lineup for a game played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
In 1985, the Whitney Houstonalbum is certified double platinum.
In 1990, the Graffiti Bridge album by Prince is certified gold.
In 1990, a New York City civil jury finds Mike Tyson committed battery in the Sandra Miller case, but Miller is awarded just $100 in damages because the jury decides Tyson’s behavior was “not outrageous.”
In 1991, Clarence Thomas takes his place as the newest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1994, the II album by Boyz II Men is certified gold, platinum, and triple platinum.
In 1994, charges against James Brown are dropped after the singer settles out of court with the bicyclist he’d hit with his car three months earlier in Augusta, Georgia.
In 1996, the MTV Unplugged video by Mariah Carey is certified platinum.
In 1996, the Legend album by Bob Marley & the Wailers is certified nine times platinum.
In 1999, CBS This Morning is renamed The Early Show upon co-anchor Bryant Gumbel’s debut.
In 1999, the Johnny’s Greatest Hits album by Johnny Mathis was certified triple platinum.
In 1999, the Merry Christmas album by Johnny Mathis is certified quintuple platinum.
In 1999, football superstar Walter Payton dies of liver cancer at the age of 45.
In 2001, Nelly launches his VOKAL clothing line.
In 2003, Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep is arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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Ronald Bell, of Kool & the Gang, 56

Willie D of Geto Boys, 41

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Freddie Bell
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