Take a step back in time and relive fond memories, as TIME BARRIER EXPRESS rocks you back to the '50s, '60s and '70s. The show features performances by legends LITTLE ANTHONY and HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES, legacies paying tribute to their fathers, BOBBY WILSON to his dad Jackie and CARLA COOKE to her dad Sam, and THE CHICLETTES echoing the sounds of "girl groups" through the decades. The CODA ORCHESTRA will provide the musical backbone for this groundbreaking concert, while Oldies 'N' More Radio personality JEFF TAYLOR will host the festivities.
The story of Little Anthony is a story of the early days of rock and roll, when our music was new and breathtaking. It not only reached our ears but our heart. Let's begin in 1957, when Jerome Anthony Gourdine was lead singer with a group called the Duponts, and then joined the Chesters. While rehearsing one day, the Chesters were heard by singer and record company executive Richard Barrett, who loved what he heard, and immediately brought them to the attention of George Goldner, who owned some of the biggest record labels of the day- Gone, End, Gee, and Rama.
Renamed the Imperials, into the studio Goldner took them, to record a song he liked called "Tears on My Pillow." As Anthony said, after the second take of "Tears," Goldner stopped the session, took Anthony aside, and said, "Don't sing the lyric; talk the lyric." The result was the unforgettable opening of the song: "You don't remember me -but I remember you." This was the birth of LITTLE ANTHONY as we know him.
After a string of hits from the late '50s to the early '60s, including "Two People in the World," "Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop," and "I'm Alright," Little Anthony and the group enjoyed new success in the mid-'60s. Teaming up with songwriter Teddy Randazzo and producer Don Costa, they recorded several history-making, iconic hits including "Going Out of My Head," "Hurt So Bad," and "I'm On the Outside Looking In."
Gone is the street corner but what is left standing is Little Anthony Gourdine, aged like fine wine, mature in his thinking, his creativity and his vocal prowess-- a true American Music Icon.
Harold Melvin's Blue Notes
The Blue Notes are one of the most dynamic groups that came out of the Gamble-Huff music factory that produced groups like the Spinners and Stylistics. Previously known as Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, among their credits include the memorable love songs "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (nominated for a Grammy), "The Love I Lost," "Bad Luck," "Wake Up Everybody" and many more hits. There are no adjectives to describe their performances, except to state they have been performing to standing room only audiences for decades.
Bobby Wilson, son of Legendary R&B/Soul Singer, Jackie Wilson, shares the same amazing traits and talents as his father. Many say Jackie Wilson's legacy lives on through Bobby. His adoring fans have dubbed him "Mr. Entertainment" for his natural ability to entertain and bring every crowd to their feet. In addition to a tribute to his dad, Bobby also recreates the sound and excitement of other greats of the era, including a variety of Motown artists.
Carla Cooke, daughter of the Legendary Sam Cooke, pays tribute to her father. Though Carla was just four months old when Sam passed away under tragic circumstances, she connects with her roots through the great music of her father. In addition, Carla has developed her own unique style, with a strong vocal range, warm personality and a stage presence that commands the environment wherever she performs. You'll be astounded by Carla's tribute to her dad, but also be ready for a couple of wonderful surprises.
The Chiclettes will get you moving with their high energy tribute to female artists through the decades. In addition to their own fabulous performances, they have shared the stage with many superstars, using their harmony talents to back up artists like Little Anthony, Bobby Rydell, Eddie Holman, Darlene Love, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Wilson and more. They have performed on network and local television and radio, and brought the house down in venues across the country.
Tickets starting from: USD 39.00,
Up to : USD 99.00
Artists: Little Anthony, Harold Melvins Blue Notes, Bobby Wilson, Carla Cooke, The Chiclettes, Coda Band, Jeff Taylor
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM