Ali Ollie Woodson Musical Tribute
On June 18, 2010 New York City Radio host Maurice “The Voice” Watts produced what some have deemed the greatest tribute of all time in honor of his friend Mr. Ali Ollie Woodson formerly of The Temptations. This 4 hour music special was recorded live during his Love Zone broadcast and features some of Ali Woodson’s best lead recordings of his career with The Temptations, his solo career and his collaborations with other artists. The highlight of this special is the call ins by some of Ali’s closest friends like Bobby Womack, Freddie Jackson, Dennis Edwards, Howard Hewett, Richard Street, Barrington “Bo” Henderson, Meli’sa Morgan, Phil Perry, Euge Groove, David Seas, Rizen and others. The special was topped off with a very emotional call in from Ali’s wife Juanita Woodson. We hope you enjoy this tribute.
Part 1 of 3
Love Zone / Whenever You’re Ready / Life Is But A Dream / Soul To Soul / Someone / Magic / Right Here All Along / At Last [ Dennis Edwards Call ] / Misty Morning / We Shouldn Be Makin Love / Special / Do You Really Love Your Baby [ John Clement Call ] / Do You Love Me / Drama In The Bedroom / Lady Soul / Touch Me
Part 2 of 3
[ Freddie Jackson Call ] / One Step At A Time / Wait A Minute / [ Juewett Bostick Call ] / You Need Love / Some Enchanted Evening / Turn Out The Stars [ Bobby Womack Call ] / Ooh Baby Baby [ Phil Perry Call ] / Family Reunion [ Richard Street Call ] / Power Of A Woman [ RIZEN Call ] / Take Care of Me
Part 3 of 3
I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know [ Euge Groove Call ] / Treat Her Like a Lady / For Your Love – You Send Me / Ali Woodson & The Emperors of Soul Medley / [ Howard Hewett Call ] / Hoops Of Fire [ David Sea Call ] / Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow [ Meli’sa Morgan Call ] / I’m Glad There Is You [ Barrington BO Henderson Call ] / Celebrate [ Juanita Woodson Call ] / Heaven Chose You to Be My Valentine [ Bobby Grande Call ] / Heaven Bound with Tour De 4Force [ Fans Call ]
To the baddest singer to ever grace a stage, hold a microphone, and totally slay a song, Ali Woodson. Wood the world is saddened to know that you’re no longer with us in body. Your passing has left me in a numb state of mind. There are so many memories running through my mind like the first time I saw you perform with the Tempts at Radio City Music Hall in NY, you becoming the first artists to sign with Voice Distributions, our visit to Ground Zero after 911, us shopping in Harlem for clothes, you calling me at the radio station making my dream of performing and singing The Temptations songs come true by joining the Emperors of Soul, the sound checks, the shows and so much more. Wood there’s not a container large enough to hold the talent that God blessed you with. You were the definition of the word perfection. When you performed the fans got a great show, great singing, and an ever-lasting performance that stayed with them forever. Now you’ve gone to join your fellow Temptations Melvin, Paul, Eddie, and David in heaven and I know those pearly gates are catching hell from the rush of angels running to see you guys perform. I’m going to continue taking my Love Zone listener to Ali Woodsonville, USA every chance I get by playing your music forever and keeping your spirit with me until we meet again. Thanks for your friendship.
Sunrise: September 12, 1951 Sunset: May 30, 2010