Like many, I'll miss Michael Jackson. As much of the hoopla surrounding his death begins to wane (unfortunately, it's not over by a long shot!) I felt it a good time to comment. While I'll miss his music, I feel much the same when Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, or Luther Vandross died. I miss genius. Just like so many others, Michael was true genius.
Once upon a time in the Seventies, there was a popular singing group. A group of brothers. Bringing song to the world. Times were different then. We weren't consumed with the scandal. We didn't care to dig for what was not there. We just enjoyed the music. These brothers, man, they could sing. They burst onto the scene in the late Sixties. They had us "finger snapping" and "toe tapping". They were the Jackson Five. And they were led by their little brother, Michael.
A popular movie back in 1978 was a movie starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Richard Pryor called, "The Wiz." While Ross and Jackson provided the bulk of the singing in the movie, one hidden nugget was a number by Mabel King, who played the character "Evilene", called, "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News."