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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Michael Henderson brings ‘House Party’ to Catalina Jazz Club

If Michael Henderson has a mission, it is to make sure that the good soul music of the past is not forgotten. And who better than the bassist/singer/composer who’s been an integral part of the music industry since the mid-60s?

The Detroit native has played or recorded with greats such as Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Norman Connors, Phyllis Hyman and many others. He’s been nominated for four Grammys with pipes that ruled the airwaves on R&B classics like “You Are My Starship,” “Valentine Love,” “Take Me I’m Yours,” “At The Concert” and “Can’t We Fall In Love Again.”

Those songs and more will be performed live as part of “Michael Henderson’s House Party” being held at Catalina Jazz Club on Oct. 25 and 26.

Just be aware that this is not a cover band. According to Henderson: “Every record we do, I played on. This ain’t somebody saying, ‘Y’all do some Johnny Taylor.’ No, I’m on the damn record. ‘Y’all do some Marvin Gaye.’  No, I’m on the damn record. ‘Do some of The Dramatics.’  I’m on every one of their records!”

Yet, he feels he doesn’t get his props.

“I don’t know why they’re trying to forget me,” he said, citing shows like “Unsung” refusing to do his story and awards shows reluctant to give him musical tributes. “They try to erase me. They say, ‘Oh you’re still here? Your time has come and gone’”

To that Henderson says “Hell to the naw. I have Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg taking my music. And they paid me!”

He’s hoping to continue taking the House Party globally with one edict: “If you feel it, sing along and get up. Don’t care who’s around you. You paid your money to have a good damn time.”

LET’S GET TOGETHER: The Revolt Summit, a hip-hop culture and networking event founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs and his company Revolt TV, will have its second event in L.A., Oct. 25-27 at Magic Box, 1933 S. Broadway. 

Among the diverse luminaries scheduled to participate are Ice Cube, Issa Rae, Snoop Dogg, Angela Rye, Van Jones, Lizzo, Jeff Johnson, Tamika Mallory, Remy Ma, Andre Harrell, Ray J, Lilly Singh, Fat Joe, Stephen A. Smith, and many more.

A limited number of discounted passes are still available at: https://www.revoltsummit.com/los-angeles/passes

TICKET WATCH: Tickets are now on sale now for the month-long “Willow & Erys Tour” featuring siblings Jaden and Willow Smith. The young recording artists kick-off the month-long tour at SOMA in San Diego on Nov. 12, and end at the Novo in L.A. on Dec. 19.

CLIPPETTES: Will Downing delivers a duet-styled version of the Grammy Award-winning Dionne Warwick 1977 hit “Déjå Vu,” with vocalist and frequent tour mate Avery Sunshine. It’s part of the velvety crooner’s new EP “Romantique Part 1,” which celebrates classic R&B songs made famous by the likes of Isaac Hayes, Barry White, Jon Lucien and others

Also arriving this week is “Big Band Holidays II,” the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. They’re joined by an all-star assortment of guest vocalists including Veronica Swift, Denzal Sinclaire, Catherine Russell, Audrey Shakir, and the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, in a never before released version of “O Tannenbaum”

Kanye West’s new album “Jesus is King” will be released on Oct. 25 with a coinciding film to be shown exclusively nationwide for one week in IMAX equipped theatres

Also that day, Marsha Ambrosius, Van Hunt and The Wylde Bunch are in concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre; and acclaimed drummer Rayford Griffin is at the World Stage

Samuel L. Jackson has reportedly been cast as funk master George Clinton in a new biopic of the late Casablanca record label head Neil Bogart. “Spinning Gold” is to start filming in July with D.L. Hughley as bassist Bootsy Collins, Jazmine Sullivan as Gladys Knight, Kenan Thompson as Berry Gordy, Jason Derulo as Ron Isley and Jay Pharoah as famed NY DJ Frankie Crocker …

On Oct. 26, Wiz Khalifa performs as part of the TAO Group’s third annual Carnal Carnival Rodeo Massacre at the Highlight Room; Latin superstar J Balvin excites the masses at Staples Center; and legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold heats up the floor of Avenue

Rapper Young Thug and 300 Entertainment Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Liles have announced the creation of the “Hot” Battle of The Bands Challenge inviting all historically black college and university marching bands to enter for a $25,000 donation to their program

The musical legacy of the New Orleans region is represented in Take Me to the River Live! at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre on Oct. 27. The show features the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan and Ian Neville, George Porter Jr., Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Lost Bayou Ramblers and more

Record-shattering artist Lil Nas X has officially made history again. The inescapable song of the year, “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has officially been certified diamond by the RIAA for selling over 10 million units!

DJ Maseo of De La Soul spins at The Short Stop on Oct. 28 as part of Motown On Mondays

The annual Cypress Hill Haunted Hill is set for Oct. 30 at The Novo with Mariachi El Bronx and Meyhem Lauren …

TC ON TV: Oct. 25 – “Dolemite Is My Name” (Netflix): Back in my college days, I once took a date to see one of adult comic Rudy Ray Moore’s movies. She was so insulted I never heard from her again. Now Eddie Murphy attempts to bring the raunchy rhymer’s life into the mainstream with this original movie co-starring Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Chris Rock, T.I., Craig Robinson and Luenell. “Rattlesnake” (Netflix): Carmen Ejogo (“True Detective”) is the executive producer and star of this psychological thriller concerning a single mother who must murder to repay a debt that saved her daughter. “First Take” (ESPN): Larenz Tate and Tichina Arnold close out the sports debate show’s week in L.A. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC): The Sugarhill Gang

Oct. 26 – “OWN Spotlight” (OWN): “Oprah At Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo” “Austin City Limits” (PBS): H.E.R. “Saturday Night Live (NBC): Chance The Rapper hosts and is the musical guest. 

Oct. 27 – “No Time Like Christmas” (Lifetime): Kyla Pratt (“One on One”) stars in this early seasonal original movie. “Watchmen” (HBO): Last week’s premiere, with an opening that realistically depicted the 1921 Tulsa, OK massacre, drew the network’s best premiere numbers since 2016’s “Westworld.”  Tonight, we learn more about the mysterious Will Reeves (as played by Lou Gossett Jr.).  “Uncensored” (TV1): Lamar Odom

Oct. 28 – “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America” (AMC): “Rock Box: 1984” explores the classic by Run-D.M.C

Oct. 29 – “Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy” (Netflix): The former talk show host discusses getting older, the changing times and culture, social issues and even bothersome baby toes in his first stand-up special.

Oct. 30 – “The Bronx, USA” (HBO): Gen. Colin Powell, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Alan Alda, Melissa Manchester and more reflect on life in New York’s famed borough. 

Oct. 31 – “Ellen” (Syn): Jason Momoa, Tiffany Haddish  “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” (WE): Ice-T, Swizz Beats, Wyclef Jean

TASTY QUIP: “Always remember investing in an HBCU is investing in the future of our people, so the next time an HBCU ask for money, open that wallet. It’s a blessing to be a blessing! All Praises Due To God!!! P.S. Speaking of GOD, my creator told me to announce that I’m tapped out until February. So to all friends and family, don’t even consider calling me this holiday season for nothing.” – Radio/TV Host/Author CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD upon announcing the establishment of a scholarship fund at South Carolina State University for black women who major in English, Communications or in the study of mental health.

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