Soul! # 61 "Gladys Knight & the Pips"
New York City, New York
01:00:22 - 01:05:01
MS/TLSs black men & women sitting at tables in Club Soul, listening to Knight & Pips backing band warm up on a soft soul instrumental. Opening credits. Gerry Bledsoe sits at table with Soul associate producer Roslyn Woods & singer Gladys Knight. Gerry & Roslyn interview Gladys Knight, who looks absolutely fantastic. Ms. Knight says she is basically a quiet person, being a Gemini, and doesn't party much since she's a mother of two. Ms. Knight says the producer plays a pivotal role in the recording studio, but she & the Pips do as well, even though they are never credited for producing. Ms. Knight says she & the Pips started writing music in the 1950s & were always ahead of the musical curve. Ms. Knight says they recorded two spiritual songs for Motown records. Gerry Bledsoe thanks Gladys Knight for chatting. Ms. Knight says "I love to talk, honey."