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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012


Superstars of Seventies Soul Live (My Music)


Airs Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30-11 p.m. on WTVP-HD


The Manhattans

– Once-in-a-Lifetime Reunion of the Greatest R&B Acts of the 1970s –


Superstars of Seventies Soul Live (My Music) is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of legends — all original performers singing their greatest jammin’ hits. Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts the historic reunion of classic recording artists of the decade, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, Earl Young’s Trammps, the Emotions and the Manhattans. Superstars of Seventies Soul Live (My Music), airs Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30-11 p.m. on WTVP-HD. The program encores Saturday, March 10 also at 8:30 p.m. on WTVP-HD.

“This special is a dream come true, to gather the original voices and talents that define the 70s soul era,” says executive producer TJ Lubinsky. You may not remember all their names but you know each and every one of their songs as the music that defined the soul of the 70s. Lubinsky spent two years tracking down the whereabouts of the original stars who made the original hit records, finding the retired Yvonne (“If I Can’t Have You”) Elliman in Hawaii and convincing her to perform again in public for the first time in 27 years. From “Flying” George (“Rock Your Baby”) McCrae, in from the Netherlands, to recording the Stylistics (“You Make Me Feel Brand New,” “Betcha By Golly Wow”) on location in Waymouth, England, Lubinksy traveled the world to bring these great songs and beloved artists back to national television.

SUPERSTARS OF SEVENTIES SOUL LIVE (MY MUSIC) features these performances:

  • “Lady Marmalade” – Patti LaBelle

  • “Disco Inferno” – Earl Young’s Trammps

  • “Always and Forever” – Heatwave

  • “Over the Rainbow” – Patti LaBelle

  • “Rock Your Baby” – George McCrae

  • “Right Back Where We Started From” – Maxine Nightingale

  • “Shining Star” – Manhattans

  • “Betcha By Golly Wow”/“You Are Everything”/“You Make Me Feel Brand New” – The Stylistics

  • “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” – McFadden & Whitehead

  • “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” – Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

  • “Natural High” – Bloodstone

  • “Best of My Love” – Emotions

  • “Have You Seen Her” – Chi Lites and Eugene Record

  • “Oh Girl” – Chi Lites and Eugene Record

  • “Brick House” – Commodores

  • “If I Can’t Have You” – Yvonne Elliman

  • “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel” – Tavares

  • “We Are Family” – Sister Sledge






For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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