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Solid Gold Soul

October 23, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there!


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FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS CONFIRMED FOR LEVI STUBBS

Levi Stubbs, 4 Tops

Levi Stubbs, 4 Tops

A public viewing for famed Four Tops singer Levi Stubbs will be held in Detroit on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 25 and 26) at the Swanson Funeral Home (14751 W Mcnichols Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Oct. 27 at Greater Grace Temple – City of David (23500 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit) beginning at 10 a.m. Stubbs died Friday at the age of 72 following a long illness. The Motown legend is survived by his wife, five children and 11 grandchildren
ans may send condolences via the Web site www.Levi.MotownAlumni.com.

NOTE: Should you attend the funeral, please forward pictures we can post here. Thanks, Freddie Bell

“TOOTS” HAS BROKEN HIP

Barack Obama’s 85-year-old grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham broke her hip recently and is “gravely ill,” her brother told the Associated Press Tuesday. Dunham, who goes by the nickname Toot, “has not been well for a long time. Then she fell and broke her hip fairly recently,” Charles Payne said in a telephone interview from his home in Chicago. “She’s unhappy with the condition that she’s in, I can tell you that.” Obama said he will suspend his presidential campaign on Thursday and Friday to visit his grandmother, and Payne, Obama’s great-uncle, is planning to fly there for her 86th birthday, which is Sunday.

NOTE: By the way, the Wall Street Journal reports today that Senator Barack Obama has opened a double-digit nation wide lead over his Republican chanllenger, Senator John McCain.


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AGE WAS A FACTOR, AT FIRST

Age ain’t nothing but a number to Mariah Carey. She was 20 years younger than her first husband, music mogul Tommy Mottola, and is a decade older than her current spouse Nick Cannon. Carey, 38, married the entertainer in April following a six-week whirlwind romance. But the decision was not entirely without consideration of the age difference. When asked if she ever had second thoughts about Cannon being 10 years younger, she told WENN: “You know what, I did. But he doesn’t act like it (younger) — he’s really very intelligent. He’s a very business-minded person, but he’s also a lot of fun so you don’t really think about those things. It is what it is. “I’ve been with someone older and that could be a disaster or maybe you have to throw that side away and don’t think about it — think about who’s right for you.”
Carey and Mottola split in 1998 after five years of marriage.


WILL ROBERT JOHNSON SELL?

Robert Johnson, Bobcats Owner

Robert Johnson, Bobcats Owner

Bob Johnson says he will hang on to his struggling Charlotte Bobcats no matter how bad the economy gets. Johnson, the first black majority owner of a major professional sports team, paid $300 million for the expansion franchise four years ago, and has laid off nearly 40 employees in the past month to save money, reports The Associated Press. Also, three top executives have left the organization. But the founder of Black Entertainment Television said he has no intention of unloading the team, and will spend whatever it takes to get the Bobcats to the playoffs for the first time.

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Oct. 22, 1953: Clarence S. Green becomes the first African-American certified in neurological surgery.
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Reggae rapper Shaggy is 40.

Rapper Tracey Lee is 38.

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It’s Not Over, ‘Til it’s over!

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I’M NOT SURE WHAT WENT WRONG!?!

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

My email box is running over with notes and my phone is ringing off the hook. “Freddie, is George Benson alive?” “What happened to Brandy?” “Where did Barack go?,” My phone has been ringing all night and non-stop this morning!
All because somehow I failed to post the latest Update for October 22nd. It’s there now and I apologize for the delay. Perhaps it was dirty tricks by one of the Presidential campaigns. (lol) No doubt it was human error, mine. I’m sorry.
Please feel free to forward the Update to family and friends! If you haven’t, please take this opportunity to subscribe to Freddie Bell’s Morning Show Update using the box below so that you never miss an issue!

Right now I’m working on updating my Facebook page. I’d love to add you as a friend. Give it a try!!

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Solid Gold Soul

October 22, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there!


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OBAMA’S APPEAL RISES

Things continue to look rosy for Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama and his VP running mate, Senator Joseph Biden, according to the results of a recent New York Times/CBS poll. The key highpoint for Obama: His favorability “is the highest for a presidential candidate running for a first term in the last 28 years.”
On the other hand, Sarah Palin’s negative rating is the highest for a vice-presidential candidate, even exceeding the infamous former VP, Dan Quayle, who was also viewed negatively in 1988. Read more of the NY Times’ report:
As voters have gotten to know Senator Barack Obama, they have warmed up to him, with more than half, 53 percent, now saying they have a favorable impression of him and 33 percent saying they have an unfavorable view. But as voters have gotten to know Senator John McCain, they have not warmed, with only 36 percent of voters saying they view him favorably while 45 percent view him unfavorably. Even voters who are planning to vote for Mr. McCain say their enthusiasm has waned. In New York Times and CBS News polls conducted with the same respondents before the first presidential debate and again after the last debate, McCain made no progress in appealing to voters on a personal level, and he and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, had alienated some voters. Personal appeal is an intangible element in voters’ decisions. Each voter has a personal reason for connecting with a candidate or not. But the percentage of those who hold a favorable opinion of Mr. Obama is up 10 points since last month. Opinion of Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., Mr. Obama’s running mate, is also up, to 50 percent last weekend from 36 percent in September.

In contrast, favorable opinion of Mr. McCain remained stable, and unfavorable opinion rose to 45 percent now from 35 percent in September. Mrs. Palin’s negatives are up, to 41 percent now from 29 percent in September.

Mr. Obama’s favorability is the highest for a presidential candidate running for a first term in the last 28 years of Times/CBS polls. Mrs. Palin’s negative rating is the highest for a vice-presidential candidate as measured by The Times and CBS News. Even Dan Quayle, with whom Mrs. Palin is often compared because of her age and inexperience on the national scene, was not viewed as negatively in the 1988 campaign.

OBAMA TO LOOK AFTER GRANDMOTHER

Obama With Grandparents

Obama With Grandparents

Sen. Barack Obama has made the very personal decision to leave the campaign trail for two days to visit his ailing 85-year-old grandmother in Hawaii. But with 14 days left in the campaign, observers say, even the personal becomes political.
Although a candidate has never before stopped campaigning this close to Election Day, Obama’s running mate and surrogates will remain on the trail, and more important, his ads will continue to run. Obama decided Monday night to cancel campaign stops on Thursday and Friday and fly to Hawaii to see his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, the woman he affectionately calls “Toot,” short for the Hawaiian word “tutu” for grandparent. Dunham, who pretty much raised Obama, has been ailing lately and her brother, Charles Payne, told The Associated Press, she recently fell and broke her hip.

Obama will skip scheduled rallies in Wisconsin and Iowa. His weekend rallies have been monster events. Last weekend Obama drew 75,000 at a Kansas City rally and 100,000 at St. Louis rally later on the same day. Obama returns to the campaign trail Saturday.

POWELL WILL BE ADVISOR

Colin Powell

Colin Powell

In an interview with NBC’s “Today,” Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said former Secretary of State Colin Powell will have a role as a top presidential adviser in his administration.
“Whether he wants to take a formal role, whether that’s a good fit for him, is something we’d have to discuss,” Obama said Monday, a day after Powell, a four-star general and President Bush’s former secretary of state, endorsed him.
Powell, a Republican, did not inform Obama of his endorsement before announcing it on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Obama told “Today.” Powell called Obama a “transformational figure” in the nation’s history and expressed disappointment in some of McCain’s campaign tactics. But, Powell said, he didn’t plan to hit the campaign trail with Obama before the Nov. 4 election.
“I won’t lie to you.

THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD

DEE DEE WARWICK DIES

Dee Dee Warwick

Dee Dee Warwick

Soul singer Dee Dee Warwick, the older sister of R&B veteran Dionne Warwick, died Saturday at a nursing home in South Orange, NJ, reports the Associated Press. She was 63.
Family spokesman Kevin Sasaki said she had been in failing health in recent months, and her sister was by her side when she died. Warwick was best known for her string of hits in the 1960s and 70s, including “Foolish Fool,” “She Didn’t Know (She Kept on Talking)” and a version of “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” that was later covered by Diana Ross and The Supremes.
Warwick was twice nominated for a Grammy Award and sang backup for Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and others before launching a solo career. She was the niece of gospel singer Cissy Houston and a cousin of Whitney Houston.

The Newark-born talent was a teen when she began singing with her older sister in the late 1950s. The two performed as The Gospelaires and also collaborated and sang with the Drinkard Singers, a long-running gospel group that also featured some of the Warwicks’ aunts and uncles and was managed by their mother.

Most recently, Warwick provided background vocals for her sister’s one-woman autobiographical show, “My Music & Me,” which played to sold-out crowds in Europe this year. She also performed on the title song from Dionne Warwick’s gospel album, “Why We Sing,” released January 2008.

BRANDY STILL UPSET OVER CAR CRASH

Brandy

Brandy

Brandy says she continues to deal with the pain of knowing that her role in a freeway car accident took the life of another human being in December 2006. “It was just a tough situation to go through,” she told Los Angeles DJ Ryan Seacrest Monday. “I can’t really talk about it in any great detail because of legal matters but it was just something that I don’t like to think about often.” The singer escaped vehicular manslaughter charges over the collision, which killed Awatef Aboudihaj, but almost two years on, Brady admits she’s still haunted by the incident. “You have to understand that you don’t intend for things like that to happen; it’s an accident… and that’s how you get through things like that.

GEORGE BENSON HONORED

George Benson

George Benson

Guitarist George Benson was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of its 2009 Jazz Masters, the nation’s highest jazz honor. At the ceremony, Benson, 65, remembered his humble beginnings in Pittsburgh as he thanked his stepfather, who hand-made his first electric guitar when he was a teenager and introduced him to Benny Goodman’s recordings with electric guitar pioneer Charlie Christian.

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Oct. 21, 1989: Bertram M. Lee and Peter C.B. Bynoe sign an agreement to purchase the National Basketball Association’s Denver Nuggets for $54 million. They become the first African American owners of a professional basketball team.
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Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG’s is 67.

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Vote Early!!
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