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It's January. You've been elected President of the United States.

It's your inaugural party. You can only select 4 musical acts to perfom.

Column A: Any group/artist from history.

Column B: The group/artist must be living as of this date.

Who would you choose and WHY?

I work with men and women of all races and some of the choices so far have been: Santana, The Bee Gees, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Elton John, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Parliament Funkadelic, Led Zeppelin, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and U2.

-- Anonymous, June 11, 2004


Group A: Sam "Lightin Hopkins", the greatest blues singer guitar picker of all time. Group B: Norah Jones & Willie Nelson singing willie's songs.

Lightin Hopkins is the greatest. Norah Jones is Billie Holiday re- incarnated duet with Willie's lyrics.

-- Anonymous, June 11, 2004


Opening Act: Cool and the Gang - They will get the party started. Dinner Act: Miles Davis with Cannonball, Coltrane, Evans and Cobb, Kelly and Chambers - Crazy Improv. After Dinner Act: Whitney Houston - The greatest voice of my generation - bar none. Closing Act: The U.S. Marine Corps Band - Send folks on their way - quicktime.

-- Anonymous, June 11, 2004

My choice would be open with "His Royal Highness" Prince to set the tone. To mellow it out a little, I would have Sister Anita Baker. For the youngersters voting for me and getting me elected, I would have Usher...with cameo appearences featuring Lil'John and Outkast (today's version of Parliament/Funkadelic). To close out the celebration, Brother Stevie Wonder...however, I would enjoy having the "Godfather of Soul" sing "livin' in America!" Now that would be a "Big Bash!"

-- Anonymous, June 12, 2004

Group A: Robert Johnson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Son House, Brook Benton and Ray Charles.

Group B: The Spinners, Earth, Wind and Fire, BB King, Stevie Wonder, Patty Labelle and Denyce Graves (doing their duet), The Buensa Vista Social Club, Black Eye Peas, Jesse Norman, Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, and Enya.

-- Anonymous, June 18, 2004

Why is that there are only 2 gospel acts listed?

What about Kirk? Fred? Beverly? Yolanda? Sam?

-- Anonymous, June 21, 2004

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