Transcribed from container: "Gladys Knight & the Pips, April 1980."
On side A Gladys Knight and the Pips talks about changing representation by Casablanca. The Pips are now "Gladys Knight and the Pips" under CBS. They discuss business decisions made my lawyers to benefit the togetherness of the groups, album success and sales of the groups,
On side B, Knight talks about going to The Flamingo and seeing groups, such as Glen Smith and the Fables (a Canadian group); producing a project with Colombia Records; producing Glen; and what she thinks of Sundre Sing. Regina, Gladys, and The pips discuss Hero expectations of artists and the assumptions of fans, maintaining one's integrity, Gladys's album Imagination, Glady's idea to gather staple artists to put on a gospel program, because "that't where we came from", the conclude discuss where they are living and the base they were able to produce in Vegas.
Transcribed from container: "Diana Ross Show, Vegas 1970."
On side A, the recording begins with a KGMJ Soulradio announcement about the Jackson 5. The recording then moves to Diana Ross, who sings and talks about how the production has been her dream since she was young.
On side B, different audience members give their take of the show and how they feel about Diana Ross's first solo performance since leaving the Supremes. Diana Ross also speaks on her performance and booking gigs for the Jackson 5.
Transcribed from container: "Natalie Cole and D.J. Rogers, ca. 1978."
D.J. Rogers is likely DeWayne Julius Rogers, keyboardist.
On side A, Natalie Cole talks about a recent vacation to France; whether people have an issue with her not performing the "role of a minister's wife"; whether people take her seriously when she speaks about religion; if she feels like men in the industry feel intimidated by her; the "infamous" Rolling Stones piece on her; her relationship with Aretha Franklin and her feelings about newer artists getting "Natalie Cole" and "Aretha Franklin" comparisons; her background "growing up white"; growing out of her father Nat King Cole's shadow and maintaining his legacy; her next album; relationships with the press; and a fond memory of Christmas for SOUL Magazine's Christmas issue.
On side B, DJ Rogers talks about Natalie Cole's performance in Long Beach; "message music"; how long he's been singing; the gospel that inspires his music; how he reaches people off stage; his challenges in life while pursuing music; his childhood musical favorites; his wishes to collaborate with artists, such as the Isley Brothers, the Commodores, and Maurice White; and his response to a Christmas issue survey.
Transcribed from container: "Patrice Rushen by Mike Terry, October 23, 1978".
Patrice Rushen discusses new music, concepts, and direction in her music; whether she wants to keep her jazz audience; how she learns about herself through her music; her album Patrice; recording companies, like CBS, Warner, and Elektra; how she handles herself in the music business; whether she still wants to be called a "serious artist" as she merges into pop; and the functionalities of artists, producers, and bands working together in the studio.
Transcribed from container: "Rose Royce, December 6, 1978."
On this tape the group, Rose Royce, joins in an interview with SOUL Magazine. They discuss their impact in the pop industry; discuss their biggest hits, Carwash and Heatwave, as well as plans for future albums; dynamics of the group; and what it's like being limited to "Black" artistry within the greater pop industry.
Transcribed from container: "Diana Ross."
The interview begins around 3 minutes. On this tape, there is lots of commotion and sound like many people are trying to interview Diana Ross on set as she prepares for her next show. Ross talks about a book she's writing called Help Help; juggling family and career; how she feels leaving The Supremes; her acting experience; and other inspirational artists in the show business. At 28:30, the tape appears to transition to another interview. Interviewers who were waiting nearby to ask her questions ask what her greatest fear is and asked the name of her show. Finally at 35:26, the SOUL Magazine interviewer gets a clear recording with Diana and asks if she will be doing a movie called Careshadora, based on Coriea Jones’ novel.
Transcribed from container: "Bill Cosby at the Disney Ranch by Donna Mungen 1975 November 19."
On side A, Bill Cosby discusses Mother, Jugs & Speed film; growing up Black in Mississippi; how he goes about selecting a script; family; his personal morals around the holidays, Christmas and Kwanza; how he reacts to the way people treat him in the professional world, such as his feeling around his sometimes lack of recognition in the Black community; the Three Levels of Human Laughter; the misuses of the "n" word; and future projects in film.
On side B, Cosby discusses Richard Pryor. Also on Side B, from around 3:40, a Muhammad Ali recording begins. At a press conference after a fight against George Foreman, Ali discusses his next fight against Joe Frazier and Ali's plans for retirement.
Transcribed from container: "Maurice White 1977 October 26."
On side A, Maurice White talks about the need for positive influences on Black kids; growing up in a Black family in Memphis; his intentions moving forward in his career and supporting others along the way; his collaboration with the group, the Emotions; and the differences between him and his siblings.
On side B, White talks about God's will leading him in his production creativity; other current artists creating "higher frequency music"; bringing purpose and positivity to the world; and how to appeal to different and global audiences.
Transcribed from container: "Eddie."
On side A, an Eddie talks about administrative issues he's been having with Ralph Seltzer from Motown and with IRS.
On side B, Eddie talks about the company evicting him from his apartment and towing his car Also on Side B at 9:55, Steve Allen discusses a recent benefit concert with over 2500 people in attendance and lists the different groups that performed and gave donations.