Watch our backstage interview with The Commodores before their concert at Pala Casino Resort & Spa. “36-24-36…She’s a Brick House…” streamed from my iPhone as I got ready this past weekend to meet an iconic Motown band that I remember dancing to throughout my high school and college years. Mention even just a few lines, “I’m easy like Sunday morning,” “She’s once, twice, three times a lady,” and “Marvin…he was a friend of mine,” “Lady, you bring me up when I’m down,” you’ll likely have people singing along with you, hips swaying and feet tapping.
The Commodores have been perfuming since the late 60s, although they look a decade younger, at least. Their energy and enthusiasm on stage an in our backstage interviews shows their youthful personas are still thriving. Yes, the music industry has been kind to The Commodores. That made music that has spanned decades and that has translated to many loyal fans. Their very successful years with Lionel Richie were in the late 70s and early 80s. Their band was formed from two former groups the Mystics and the Jays.
Their concert at Pala Casino Resort & Spa in San Diego was a stellar performance that had the audience up and dancing the minute they heard the songs that topped the music charts for years. This stop in San Diego is part of a tour that will ultimately take The Commodores to the Netherlands for more concerts.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Their voices are just as I remembered them, smooth with that classic Motown style. Not all recording artists can pull off performing for decades. Somehow this band has not only preserved their vocals but also their relationships. The Commodores have strong friendships they met in 1968 at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in Alabama, signed with Motown in 1972 and ignited rave reviews and fan attention when they performed for The Jackson Five while on torn. “Nightshift” won The Commodores their first Grammy in 1985. The song, a tribute to Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson. Today, the Commodores consist of Walter “Clyde” Orange, J.D. Nicholas and William King, along with their five piece band, known as the “Mean Machine”. They’re as a strong as a Brick House and performing all over the world.