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Joss, Smokey and Ricky

I'm back from a week's vacation ( more about getting caught in a blizzard in Denver later), and have been catching up on " my shows" on the DVR. Yesterday I got to watch American Idol for Motown Week. On Thursday's results show, Smokey Robinson did a duet with Brit blue-eyed soul singer Joss Stone. In case you missed it, here it is: This performance reminded me of an exchange I had with Ricky Fante several years ago. Remember Ricky Fante? Probably not. He had a minor hit with his song " It's Not Easy" and I was a MAJOR FAN! In 2004 I was invited to see him open for Al Green . I was totally stoked... UNTIL I saw him perform. He must have been stoned or drunk or something, because he only sang 3 songs in his 45 minute set and spent way too much time handing the mic  to the audience. I have no idea what he was doing, and neither did anyone else. When the show was over... and this is the part I wanted to tell you about...I go up to him in the lobby and tell him what I big fan I am and that I was playing his song on the radio. As soon as he heard that, he started bad mouthing Joss Stone, saying that a young white girl can't sing soul music because she was not a black man. It was a very strange comment to make. Well, his album went nowhere but Joss was singing with Smokey on American Idol...I thought it was a little ironic, don't 'cha think? Here's Ricky doing You Send Me:

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03/30/2009 10:40AM
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