Ken's Corner (Bass Forums Sponsored By KSB)

Go Back   Ken's Corner (Bass Forums Sponsored By KSB) > The Bull Pit

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2012, 11:49 PM
Ken Smith's Avatar
Ken Smith Ken Smith is offline
Bassist, Luthier & Admin
Join Date: 01-18-2007
Location: Perkasie, PA
Posts: 5,096
Ken Smith is on a distinguished road
Arrow RIP Whitney

I wanted to express my sorrow and respect for Whitney Houston, her family and loved ones in her sudden passing. I was about to post this the moment I heard the news but because my Bass was on stage with her for about 15 years with Ricky Minor, her Musical Director, I didn't want this at all to come off as anything commercial.

Currently I am watching TV, MSNBC with Lawrence O'Donnell and Ricky Minor was just introduced. Looking her up in Wiki just now I saw this;

Whitney Houston performing at Good Morning America in Central Park on September 1, 2009.
Sept. 1st is my Birthday, I was 57 that day and when asked my age I would say all that year 'Heinz' from "Heinz 57 Varieties" as a joke, but true.

Getting back to Whitney, they came to NYC back in the 1990s and played at Radio City. That was the Tour where her mother directed the Church Choir on a number (or two?) and Ricky conducted one number I think in Tux and Tails, putting his Bass down and handing the Bass chair over to Freddy Washington for that one song. That was probably the best tour musically that she did combining her current music along with her roots, her Mother's Church Choir where she started.

One day with my Radio on at home, I heard a song come on and this voice, it stopped me in my tracks. It was Whitney, and I said to myself, that's a HIT! It was her first of many to come and the rest is history.

Rest in peace.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 09:45 PM
Lou Laurenti Lou Laurenti is offline
Posting Member
Join Date: 01-10-2009
Location: CA
Posts: 47
Lou Laurenti is on a distinguished road
Default Thanks Ken

Ken that was a very well stated. Glad you posted it for all of us to read.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - Ken Smith Basses, LTD. (All Rights Reserved)