Solid Gold Soul

Aug. 21, 2008

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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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The life and legacy of soul legend Isaac Hayes were celebrated in his hometown of Memphis at two gatherings – a private burial service on Sunday and a public memorial held yesterday with 3,000 fans and friends in attendance. Sunday’s ceremony included Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise and Wesley Snipes; while the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Chuck D., Bootsy Collins and actor Richard Roundtree were on hand for Monday’s farewell, according to the Associated Press. “What would you say if you were flying into Memphis and they said you are about to land at Isaac Hayes International Airport,” U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen asked the mourners, drawing a huge round of applause. Cohen, who represented Hayes’ area of Memphis, said the city should celebrate Hayes, an architect of the Memphis sound, as it celebrates Elvis Presley. “He is a world person who the world will miss,” Cohen said. Monday’s four-hour service at Hope Presbyterian Church featured music, speakers and video clips. It began with a drum march through the sanctuary and a video clip of Hayes and Jackson on stage together at a 1972 concert in the Watts area of Los Angeles. Memorialized in the documentary film “Wattstax,” Jackson pulled off Hayes’ cap to reveal his signature shaved head, then Hayes slipped off his robe to show his red spandex paints and chain vest.


Pervis Jackson, bass singer and an original member of the Spinners passed away at 2:00 AM Monday August 18th at Sinai-Grace hospital in Detroit, Michigan. His wife Claudreen of 42 years and their children were at his side.

The Spinners and management are saddened by his sudden passing. His last appearance as a Spinner was July 19, 2008 in Alhambra, California.

The family appreciates all of the words of comfort and the out pouring of love from his fans, friends and other family members.

He will be remembered for his charisma, generosity and his contribution to the world in his melodious bass voice.



Starting this Friday at Arnellia’s and until the goal of 1500 Afrocentric books is reached for the NEW University Academies for Boys and Girls North End Elementary School, Tyrone Terrrill is asking the community to bring K-4 grade books to happy hour each Friday.

For more information on University Academies for Boys and Girls North End Elementary School, 27 East Geranium, Saint Paul, MN 55117 or go to to learn more about the school that will be the “Home of Future Leaders” in the City of Saint Paul. Feel free to call Principal Hamilton Bell at 651-293-8795 to learn more about this great school.


A recent taping of the “Tyra Banks Show” got started nearly two hours later than scheduled – which angered audience members because the delay appeared to be for no good reason.
An audience was brought into the West 26th St. studio for a taping of her episode “Celebrating Black Models, Past, Present and Future.” But, an audience member tells the New York Post’s Page Six that Tyra kept them waiting nearly 120 minutes as she stood backstage giggling, snacking and chatting with the crew. “You could hear her going on and on because she was standing right behind the stage curtain,” said the audience member. “She’s talking and talking. Meanwhile, you have the entire audience waiting almost two hours for the taping to start.”
The spy also said Banks had the nerve to have a bad attitude when she finally started the show, which featured interviews with Beverly Johnson, Veronica Webb, Chanel Iman and Tameka Jacobs.


It’s no secret that Charles Barkley loves golf as much as he loves gambling. Apparently, the Golf Channel saw this as an opportunity to lure him to the network with the promise of his own links-themed show. According to Reuters, a rep from the network confirmed that the channel is developing a project eyed for 2009 that would feature famed golf instructor Hank Haney, who has coached Tiger Woods on his swing, giving Barkley tips on his own golf game. Haney also will be featured in Golf Channel’s new reality series “School of Golf: Hilton Head Island,” premiering Sept. 2. Barkley, meanwhile, is a TNT basketball analyst during the NBA season.


CBS announced Monday that Laurence Fishburne is a go to replace departing actor William Petersen in its top rated drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” The Emmy and Tony winner will make his first appearance in episode 9 of the forthcoming 10th season, reports the Associated Press. “I am elated and delighted to be joining the cast of `CSI,'” Fishburne said in a statement, adding that he anticipated a “wonderful collaboration” with the other stars of the show. Fishburne will play a forensics scientist who is also a college lecturer and former pathologist focused on the reasons why people commit violent acts. When Fishburne’s casting was still in the rumor mill, the character was described as having a genetic profile that has been identified in serial killers. “This gentleman knows this about himself and is … in this journey to discover who his true character will ultimately become,” Tassler told TV critics last month about the character. The air date for Petersen’s final episode has not been announced but will be early next year, according to the AP. His character, Gil Grissom, will be reappraising his life after years of high-tech forensics investigations with the Las Vegas Police Department and after facing personal turmoil. The actor will remain an executive producer on the series, the network said.

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1954: Ralph J. Bunche named undersecretary of the United Nations
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Singer Ivan Neville is 49.

Rapper Nate Dogg is 39.

Rapper Fat Joe is 38.

Actress Tracie Thoms (“Cold Case”) is 33.

Rapper Romeo (formerly Lil’ Romeo) is 19.

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439