Gladys Knight - A Knight to Remember

2007-11-07 11:42
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Gladys Knight wowed the crowd with her charming and witty anecdotes between sets. The lady may be a gogo but the woman can still shake what her dear mama gave her. Gladys mentioned what she thought of the young artist in the music industry, “I’m telling ya’ll, these young ‘uns are really talented and are making some really beautiful music” she said. “But they still have a lot to learn” she added. She thinks most of them sing about really powerful stories and messages but don’t really know what they’re actually talking about. So she got two of her female back-up singers to join her upfront and really break it down, old school style. “This is one of my favourite new school jams ya’ll and I’ve just borrowed this song from a young immensely talented woman” she revealed. The audience couldn’t help laughing. Then she broke into Karyn White’s smash hit “Superwoman”. The crowd - especially the sisters - went wild as this was one of those R&B “girl power” anthems of the nineties. You could see the brothers sitting back in their seats and listening as their partners vicariously relayed the message of the song to them.

The show ended with a funky medley including all time classics like “If you don’t know me by now” originally done by Harold Melvin and the Blue notes and the apt “End of the road’ by 90’s R&B group Boyz II Men. It sure was a night to remember.

-Gugu Mkhabela

Gladys promised to give us a night to remember. And the multicultural Mother City crowd was primed to boogey on down to memory lane, from the moment the multiple-Grammy-winning soul diva gracefully sashayed onto the stage wearing a shimmering, elegant dress that just glided to the rhythm of her body. The swanky Grand West Arena was immediately filled with euphoria and nostalgia as she belted out a selection of her soul-piercing old school jams. Mama Gladys showed how and why old skool will al publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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