“Neither One Of Us (Want To Be The First To Say Havana)” by GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS Vs. CAMILA CABELLO FEATURING YOUNG THUG

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Growing up, I wanted to be a Pip. Not just any Pip, but the Pip in the middle. He appeared to be the Moe of the Pips, the leader, the guy who was not afraid to smack the other Pips in the back of the head with a vicious slap or a lead pipe, and say, “Spread out, numbskulls.”

In the early 1970s, Gladys Knight & The Pips performed “Midnight Train To Georgia” on the Grammy Awards.  I was mesmerized by their rhythmic sidesteps, graceful hip swivels. and orchestrated finger snaps, as well as the large bouncing afros. So bad ass. The topper was the simulation of that midnight train, the three Pips like playful engineers pulling the whistle and singing, woo hoo. Sure, Gladys Knight was amazing, but without the Pips, she can only be Gladys Knight.

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“I Heard It Through The Faith Grapevine” by GLADYS KNIGHT Vs. GEORGE MICHAEL

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One man trying to entertain himself is walking down the street listening to Gladys Knight & The Pips as loud as he possibly can on headphones. Another man is approaching him listening to George Michael on headphones. As often happens in these situations, they collide. One indignant man says, “You’ve got your Gladys Knight in my George Michael.” The other man slaps him hard across the face. True story.

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