Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sparkle 2012 Coming in August

Don't know about you, but I was just hitting my teenage years in 1976 when the hit movie Sparkle glittered across the theatre screens.  Actors Irene Cara, Philip Michael-Thomas, Lonette McKee and Mary Alice gave us the Supremes-like story of three R&B singing sisters and their young music agent.  Sparkle would become a cult-classic among african-american audiences.  

The Vinyl LP soundtrack album, sung by Aretha Franklin, would hit #1 on the top R&B Albums list.  The song "Something He Can Feel"  hit #1 on the Hot Soul Singles list.  The sounds made that American Bicentennial summer something to rejoice and truly celebrate. Of course the album was produced by a musician I consider a genius,  the late Curtis Mayfield.

On August  17, 2012, Sparkle, the remake, will be released in theaters throughout the United States.  For many of us, it will be more than just another movie;  it will be like going home for a nice little summer vacation.

Dedicated to Songstress and Actor Whitney Houston

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