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Observant2art
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Post Number: 139
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 7:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Remember:

The Scene
The New Dance Show
and Contempo?!
(Weren't they Hilarious?)
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Super_d
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Post Number: 458
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 11:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

'Observant2art'__ you forgot about the, 'Moon Man Connection'.

Hilarious and entertaining.

some infamous characters on the Scene:

-Miss Energy(known for her earth shattering booty shak'n)

-Dias Dabney(known for his flamboyant P-funk costumes( Dias was said to be nefew of Marcus Dabney of Parliment-Funkadelic)

-Poppa'smurf(known for the dance,'the german smurf')

-Squirl(known for footwork in Jitterbugg'in)

-LaWanda(known for her long long long sexy legs)

-Disco Dave(the guy with no legs)

-Nat Morris(host the Scene)

-R.J. Walkins(host the New Dance show)talk to me quick!

good afterschool memories__funny how no one admitted to watching those shows.

The shows will definitely go down as a DETROIT CLASSIC.

super d(motordetroit)
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Chalu64
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Post Number: 27
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 1:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ohhhhhh, I loved the scene. And Nat Morris.
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Jt1
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Don't forget the old guy in the new dance show that always wore a cape.
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Nativegirl
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 10:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Now Super D, how could you forget the one and only Fast Freddy (remember he used throw his suit jacket over his neck like a cap?)
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Michael
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 11:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

JT1, that was the count.

"new dance show, don't hurt 'em"
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Damon
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 11:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

These shows were probably some of the most entertaining in all of Detroit tv history!
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Super_d
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'Nativegirl' ma' bad__ Fast Freddy was the king!
and also a great sales man at Northland Mall.

What was the guy name that did the modern dance style dancing___ I believe it was Lorenzo? He had a feminine disposition.

I admit there was a time when I desired to be a New Dance show dancer?(smile)

super d(motordetroit)
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Aldermandavis
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 12:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Man...New Dance Show. I wonder what happened to the regulars....Miss Energy, Auntie Betty, Celeste, Brownie, ReeRee. LOL. I can remember them saying "The next 100...the next 200...the next 300...".
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Miketeevee
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What about the guy in the diaper!?! And what ever happened to R.J. Watkins? I used to love watching his late night show back in the 80s!
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Sharmaal
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 2:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a great thread about this that answers alot of the qustions. Let me see if I can find it.
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Sharmaal
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 2:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Found it!

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/23585/46788.html

Check this out for any questions you might have it's a pretty long - informative thread. Also, I noticed that some of the folks that are interested in this topic seem to be fairly new posters. Welcome to the club! On the left hand side is a link for "Search Forum" using this tool you can research topics that may have been discussed in the path.

The "Count" used to creep me out when I was a kid. Who did he think he was? Big Daddy Kane?
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Chub
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 2:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If anyone has any footage from the New Dance Show, please let me know.
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Psip
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I just asked a person "in the know" if any tapes might be around. This is his reply.

(edited)
"The Scene" shows were live early on and
were not taped at all. Later, they were on 2" and re-used every week.
When Nat Morris and R.J. Watkins assumed control they saw to it that
U-Matic recordings were made, and R.J. and Nat kept those shows.

So, if anyone knows RJ or Nat, see if they might be willing to share them with us.

(Message edited by Psip on December 20, 2005)
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Superduperman
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I know his son R.J jr. I'll ask him and let you all know in a few days.
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Chub
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Thanks Superduperman, please do let us know what you find out. I remember watching that show as a kid and thinking it was so weird and great at the same time. The guy with the cape was my favorite.
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Psip
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 1:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Let us not forget the Fred Merell Auction Movie.
That was always good for a few laughts.
An lets see how many hands for people who have seen the glider movie at least 100 times.
WGPR TV62 was a gem.
Trivia:
1. Who was the First News Anchor for Big City News?
2. What future anchor had their start at WGPR.
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Crash_nyc
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 8:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They used to have some classic archival footage from The New Dance Show over at detroitbumps.com
Wonder why they took it down?
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Observant2art
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Post Number: 141
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 4:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Remember on the scene they had the contests and gumby had won! You definetly cannot forget the people that were dancing behind the screen on the New Dance Show. If you notice some of the men on these shows had better hair styles than some of the women. I went to school with Tonya Rivers, she used to make me LAUGH when she had always done the RUNNING MAN in high heel shoes. LOL
By the way does Fast Freddy teach Ballroom dancing somewhere?
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Observant2art
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Post Number: 142
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 4:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Superduperman what ever happened to RJ's show LATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT?!

Aldermandavis I remember Marvelous Marv from 107.5 used to say "THE NEXT 100, THE NEXT 200", from the Nightclubs that used to come on the radio from the DANCERY and it was another club in Highland park, but I cannot remember the name.

Since I used to work at the casino I have always ran into MARV and I used to mention those funny statements to him and how HE LOVED WOMEN WITH BURGUNDY HAIR!!! LOL

(Message edited by observant2art on December 21, 2005)
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Observant2art
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Post Number: 143
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 4:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOOK WHAT I HAVE FOUND:

There is a website called "www.thescenedetroit.com"
Check it out guys hilarious!
Besides the site is rather OKIE DOKE!

(Message edited by observant2art on December 21, 2005)

(Message edited by observant2art on December 21, 2005)
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Smogboy
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 10:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can practically smell the jheri curl activator dripping off of this thread.
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Hornwrecker
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quote:

I can practically smell the jheri curl activator dripping off of this thread.




Nobody light a match.
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Super_d
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Post Number: 467
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 11:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

--Remember the 'Scene Circle'?__ selected dance couples would dance on a platform and the camera would shoot from platform to platform.(classic)

Later they went to the 'soul train line' set-up.

Hamilton Bohannon's, "Lets start the Dance" and Miss Energy's booty shak'n dance was classic.


super d(motordetroit)
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Observant2art
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Post Number: 144
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Super_d, what about the guy that used to wear the GIGANTIC sunglasses and pretend that he was Stevie Wonder. I thought that he was crazy?!
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Super_d
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 2:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

'Observant2art' Yes I remember him? He was a regular. Can't remember his name though. He created the dance, 'gett'n paid'/ later called 'running man'__ also in his early appearences, he was known to be a pretty decent 'jitter-bug'(or)'bugger'

super d(motordetroit)



(Message edited by super_d on December 22, 2005)
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Observant2art
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Wow! As one of the Famous BLUE PIGS maybe! I am definetly going old school.

I know that I thought that it was always funny to watch that show.
Did you check out the website "www.thescenedetroit.com"
What a dry site.
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Observant2art
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 3:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Super_d please tell me what "Sugar, Sugar, salt and salt meant!" LOL
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Super_d
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....if ya' did'nt get off, it's not ma' fault!

who know's?__ most old-school D'J's/emcees often and eloquently articulated assonantal and consonantal signifying styles. Similiar to what rappers do today. It was part of there character.

I can remember WGPR 107.5 radio entire line-up.

6am to 10am Rockin Reg Brown
10am to 3pm Marvelous Marv(yo' mid-day DJ)
3pm to 7pm Tiger Dan(yo' drive time DJ)
7pm to 10pm Futi/Nat Morris
10pm to 2pm The Electrifying Mojo(The MFA)

Usually after the Midnight Funk Association was off I would retire to bed(smile)

super d(motordetroit)
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Mrsjdaniels
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 8:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember when teh New DAnce Show had teh high school edition...folks at KING were DYING to go on!

i still have it on tape!
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Psip
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the scene
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Psip
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WGPRScene
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Psip
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Nat Morris
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Ravine
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How come nobody mentioned my favorite, the sexiest woman ever born, Barbara, who seemed sort of quiet, didn't seem to have that many dance moves, but with a set of hips and legs like she had, she didn't need a lot of moves. Also, nobody has mentioned Ree-Ree, whe little tiny girl who got away with some scandalous outfits and moves. Anyone who has VHS of the NDS and would be willing to part with them or make copies for me, contact me at JMike92156@msn.com and I will pay any reasonable price.
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Ravine
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Also, Brownie had a website a couple of years ago, but it seems to have dried up... I exchanged some e-mails with her, and despite her daring and shameless dancing and posing, I was struck by how gentle and down-to-earth she seemed. She mentioned that LaWanda is still in town, and is appearing as a singer in some local places. I don't know about all that, but what a pair of legs... Brownie told me that Bam was sort of shy and conservative, and that they used to try to get her to let loose a bit. It must have worked, because I distinctly recall Bam once appearing in a loose-fitting white dress, and I mean ONLY a loose-fitting white dress...
Ree-Ree was wild; when you're "only as big as a minute,' as the saying goes, you can get away with wearing some things that the bigger, bustier girls can't. I recall her demonstrating for R.J. a dance move which she called "Don't Touch My Butt," which was a funny name since, given her build and the way she dressed and moved,any normal guy wanted to touch her butt...
Again, though, ALL HAIL BARBARA!!
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Pjazz
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Over 10 years ago I stopped at a strip club with some guys at work. I think I saw Brownie at that Club on 7 and the Lodge TJS I beleive. I was pretty surprised.
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Ravine
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Pjazz, that probably was Brownie. Despite her warm, gentle nature, she wasn't shy about her body, as evidenced on her website VIPBadGirls, which I think has dried up. I'm glad to hear that she is still around these parts.
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Observant2art
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Ravine, Pjazz. Brownie used to stay in the Buffalo Projects around the corner from the area where I grew up.
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Observant2art
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 6:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You can find more topics about the old dance shows on another thread.
https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/23585/46788.html
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Super_d
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 11:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No one remembers the, "Moon Man Connection" dance show?

super d(motordetroit)
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Ravine
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I really will pay good dough for VHS copies of the NDS. I would even be interested in unedited footage... Brownie suggested that some of the camera guys might have kept tapes of their work... Anybody know where they are?
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Ravine
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I really will pay good dough for VHS copies of the NDS. I would even be interested in unedited footage... Brownie suggested that some of the camera guys might have kept tapes of their work... Anybody know where they are?
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Michigansheik
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new dance show was the best after school special for a 13 year old!

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