by Sandy Zimmerman (Photos by Sandy Zimmerman along the Red Carpet)
It was a perfect evening for the opening of the “Solid Gold Soul” show, the VIP’s, Media and guests filled the cocktail party area outside Bally’s Windows Showroom.
I interviewed celebrities and some of the “Solid Gold Soul” cast along the Red Carpet:
Marva Scott attracted attention walking along the Red Carpet wearing a stunning red floor-length gown. She portrays Diana Ross and Tina Turner in the “Solid Gold Soul” show and really looks the part. America’s Got Talent Murray SawChuck, Celebrity Magician (Planet Hollywood) commented, “I heard the show is absolutely spectacular with a little bit of soul, a little bit of Motown and old school music. To me, that is the root of all music we hear now.”
SZ: “Were you chosen for co-hosting the “Live with Kelly” show?”
Murray answered, “I was in Los Angeles performing 28 shows at the Magic Castle. When I was chosen to appear in New York, the Los Angeles shows were already booked. There should be two of me. It’s nice to be wanted.
My youtube channel is going strong, I produce two new you-tube videos every week. We’ve counted over 400 million people watching.”
Grady Harrell portrays Jackie Wilson and Sam Cook in the show and also sings Smokey Robinson and Jim Brown, and as one of the Four Tops”
SZ: “I have reviewed shows for 25 years and met most of the soul/ Motown stars so this is a thrill to me. Why did you chose these particular stars for your impressions?”
Grady answered, “I played Jackie Wilson in the Jackson mini-series “The Jacksons, An American Dream”.
Grady, “Back in ‘92, I was at an audition with my children. Jermaine Jackson felt I look like Jackie Wilson and asked, “Do I know any of his songs?” “Yes, I did and was chosen for the role. Since then, I learned to emulate all of his steps, Jackie Wilson and Sam Cook are my all-time favorite vocalists. My hair grows like this naturally but I put on a wig to play Sam Cook.”
SZ: “You look the part and sing the part.” (Grady began singing-see video)
“Solid Gold Soul” backup singer Rene Davis was excited about their show, “OMG this is a fantastic night! The show has impressions of the most famous soul and Motown singers. This is my friend Rene Marshall, she also appears in a show.
Rene Marshall spoke, “Solid Gold Soul” is fantastic, if you haven’t seen it you have to come out. The show has all the music you’ll love and Renee does a bang-up job on her songs.
“Solid Gold Soul”, inside Windows Showroom, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Preview: https://youtu.be/A5aImw-lKnw?t=28
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