Dreamgirls

EP73: Tre'vell Anderson on the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack (2006)

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Heat Rocks
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Tre'vell Anderson

The Album: Dreamgirls soundtrack (2006)

Former LA Times Editor and Out Magazine's Director of Culture and Entertainment Tre'vell Anderson, joined us to talk Jennifer Hudson and the Dreamgirls OST.

Dreamgirls won two Academy Awards - one for Best Sound Mixing, the other, Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Hudson's star-making portrayal of Effie White.
The single disc-version of the soundtrack spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. One of the songs, "Love You I Do" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television. The soundtrack, a certified banger, and Tre'vell's personal heat rock, was certified platinum.

A fan of Jennifer Hudson's since American Idol Season 3 (his favorite), the film and soundtrack resonated with him because of the all too familiar narrative of the most talented person in the room having to contend with implicit bias preventing them from living their best life.

We talked about the glory of Jennifer's journey from losing American Idol to winning at the Oscars, the difference between singers and sangers, Detroit vs. Chicago as a backdrop for the film, and what it sounds like when a Cadillac commercial get's "Pat Booned" (an Oliver Wang original saying).

Why did the film propel Jennifer Hudson to the stardom possibly meant for Beyonce (AT THAT TIME). Who knew Eddie Murphy had this sort of vocal range? Who's version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" was better: the original J.H. or the new J.H.?

Tre'vell helped us answer those questions and more!

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More on the Dreamgirls OST

Show Tracklisting (all songs from the Dreamgirls OST unless indicated otherwise):

  • Move
  • Jennifer Holliday: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
  • Cadillac Car
  • Eddie Murphy: Party All The Time
  • I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap
  • Move
  • Fake Your Way to the Top
  • Patience
  • One Night Only (Disco)
  • And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
  • Jennifer Holliday: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
  • Family
  • Steppin' to the Bad Side

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.

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MK161: New Year, New You, New Me, New Us (Some Environmental Positivity, Setting Your Goals for Your Life)

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Minority Korner

Starting this new year off fresh after a little break! We give some shout outs to some other great black hosted podcasts. What is this decade called? Is it the Teens? With a quick detour into Dreamgirls. James gives us some BTS aka behind the scenes to his cameo on CBS Access' show Tell Me A Story. Nnekay breaks into some rare environmental successes not to have us rest on our laurels, but to motivate us to keep going to save our planet. James wants to celebrate and highlight the Kwanza day: Nia- by highlighting and creating goals for the new year. Using some of the things he learned from the Tony Robins Conference- James breaks down some tactics on how move forward in 2019 with goals set and ready to kick ass!

Links!

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