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the book is forthcoming. by Danyel Smith. a history of black women in pop. from It Books/HarperCollins (2014). now writing. tumbling this stuff keeps me inspired, and keeps my brain sane.
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Gladys Knight & Janet Jackson

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Gladys Knight & The Pips

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Gladys Knight - NAACP Image Awards (2013)


I’d have to give that to Mary J. Blige because I saw her growth.  I saw her when she was at her worst point.  I saw her make a decision to change her life.  I saw her improve with her music, even her ear.  It’s something about things I hear in music that other people don’t hear because my teachers just banged into me, “Pitch!  Pitch!  Pitch!”  Mary J. Blige has made the most improvement to me and the depth of the spirit and the soul in her music, the way she sings, gives her that “it” factor.

—Gladys Knight
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I’d have to give that to Mary J. Blige because I saw her growth.  I saw her when she was at her worst point.  I saw her make a decision to change her life.  I saw her improve with her music, even her ear.  It’s something about things I hear in music that other people don’t hear because my teachers just banged into me, “Pitch!  Pitch!  Pitch!”  Mary J. Blige has made the most improvement to me and the depth of the spirit and the soul in her music, the way she sings, gives her that “it” factor.

Gladys Knight

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i got to make the best of/[best of/best of]/a bad situation…

I don’t regret any decisions I’ve made in my life.
Gladys Knight