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Concert of Colors 2021: Melvin Davis & United Sound

Metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival returns for its 29th year with broadcasts and simultaneous livestreams across four consecutive nights. Every evening from August 5-8, watch Detroit Public TV or visit this page to enjoy the sounds of music greats from around the world, including Roy Ayers, Melvin Davis and acts from Haiti, Japan, Uganda and other countries.

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- Hi, planetary citizens, brothers, and sisters.

My name is Ismael Ahmed,

director and curator of the Concert of Colors

and host of WDET's "This Island Earth."

I'm here to welcome you to this year's Concert of Colors"

Before we get started,

I'd like to take a moment to honor the first peoples

of this country and planet,

after all the Concert of Colors

is taking place on their land.

The Concert of Colors

was started by Detroit's communities of color

to celebrate their cultures and the music of all peoples

and to work for peace,

love and justice for all our communities.

Today, we continue in that tradition.

We'd like to thank all the staff,

volunteers and artists

that have made this year's event possible,

especially the Detroit Institute of Arts

who have played such an important role,

as well as the Detroit Public Television's WTVS

and Detroit Public Radio's WDET.

For this year's schedule information

and also most importantly to support our efforts,

go to www.concertofcolors.com,

Concert of Colors being one word.

And now let's take a moment

to thank our sponsors and partners.

- [Announcer] Support for this program

was provided by The Kresge Foundation,

DTE,

AARP,

The Detroit Free Press, Midtown Inc,

Skillman Foundation, and michigan.com,

and by these partners:

Concert of Colors, Culture Source,

Detroit Institute of Arts,

Charles Wright Museum of African American history,

The Arab American National Museum,

Michigan Science Center;

University of Michigan, Detroit;

Detroit Historical Museum,

Detroit Symphony Orchestra,

Detroit Public Television;

City of Detroit Department of Arts,

Culture and Entrepreneurship;

Science Gallery of Detroit,

WDET 101.9 FM,

The Scarab Club,

Keiga Foundation,

Access, Hellenic Museum of Michigan,

College for Creative Studies,

Marx Layne, New Detroit Inc,

Detroit Excellence in Youth Arts,

and Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.

(upbeat music)

Recorded live from the Detroit Film Theater

inside the Detroit Institute of Arts,

it's the 29th Annual Concert of Colors.

- I'm Rochelle Riley.

I left the news business two years ago

after nearly two decades

as a nationally syndicated columnist

for the Detroit Free Press.

I remain a writer by trade, warrior by necessity,

and I'm the author of two books,

"The Burden" and "That They Lived,"

but my day job is fighting for our creative workforce

as the city's director of arts and culture.

So I'm thrilled to introduce tonight's special performance

at this year's Concert of Colors.

Few artists on Detroit's soul music scene

are more respected than the powerful vocalist,

pianist and and drummer, Melvin Davis.

His family moved to Detroit when he was three,

but often went back to his grandparents' farm

in Milledgeville, Georgia,

that's where he first heard Little Richard,

who used to perform at a nearby juke joint,

Melvin listened and grew.

By the time he was 17,

Melvin had taught himself to play piano and guitar

and began writing a song a day.

This amazing singer, songwriter,

drummer and band leader rose through the music ranks

and worked with everyone from Smokey Robinson

to David Ruffin.

The 78 year old living legend

has touched so many songs by so many performers.

And yes, that's Melvin Davis drumming

on Dennis coffee and the Lyman Woodward Trios's

"River Rouge/ It's Your Thing."

As as a session player for Motown,

that's Melvin Davis backing smokey Robinson

on "Tears of a Clown."

Melvin wrote a slew of songs

immortalized by such artists

as J. J. Barnes, "Chains of Love,"

Jackie Beavers, "I need my baby."

The spotlight is on him tonight,

so please welcome to the Concert of Colors stage

the one, the only Melvin Davis and United sounds.

(funky music)

- That's right!

We're back!

This is Detroit, Michigan,

and we're about to do what we do best.

Hey!

First, we wanna give this great city that we love so much

a little bit of praise.

Hey!

Check it out.

I know you're sitting at home

but if you feel it, sing along with us.

Check it out.

♪ Ain't no city like Motor City ♪

♪ Ain't no town like Motown

♪ Ain't no city like Detroit City ♪

♪ Ain't no town like Motown

♪ Ain't no city like Detroit City ♪

♪ Ain't no town like Motown

♪ Ain't no city like Detroit City ♪

♪ Ain't no town like Motown

♪ Ain't no city like Detroit City ♪

♪ Ain't no town like Motown

Hey!

Now we got that out of the way.

This first song we're gonna to do for you tonight...

Incidentally, I wrote all these songs.

What we're doing for you tonight

is something kind of special.

I know that you know about Motown,

but Motown has roots that you would not believe.

300 (mumbling gibberish)

record labels in the city of Detroit,

we are surely the headquarters of rhythm and blues.

This particular song was recorded by J. J. Barnes,

Mavis Staples and The Dirtbombs.

In the movie "Diving Bell and the Butterfly,"

it's all about love.

♪ Yeah

♪ Well

♪ Sometime

♪ Make it feel so good

♪ Sometime

♪ Sometime

♪ Make it feel so bad

♪ Make it feel so bad

♪ Oh, take it up now

♪ Take it up now

♪ Bring it down

♪ Bring it down

♪ Turn your whole world round and round ♪

♪ Round and round

♪ This is my story

♪ This is my song, yeah

♪ Chains of love won't let me be ♪

♪ Chains of love won't set me free, yeah ♪

♪ Trying to get up in he mornin' ♪

♪ I just can't make it

♪ What kind of spell is this

♪ I just can't break it

♪ Like I got you on my back

♪ And I can't shake it

♪ I'm calling you baby

♪ To tell you I can't take it

♪ See I got this heartache

♪ Heartache

♪ In my soul, in my soul

♪ Pain of love won't let me be

♪ Chains of love won't set me free, yeah ♪

♪ Baby, baby, baby

♪ When I had your your sweet loving ♪

♪ I treated you so bad

♪ You were so sweet, you were so kind ♪

♪ Hey, hey

♪ In my mind

♪ Now

♪ Well, well, well

♪ The pain of love won't let me be ♪

♪ Chains of love won't set me free ♪

♪ Can't go to sleep at night

♪ Been thinking about you

♪ There is a voice deep down in my soul ♪

♪ Telling me I can't live without you ♪

♪ I've lost your loving

♪ Now everything's gone

♪ Oh, but your sweet, sweet, sweet memory ♪

♪ Will always live on

♪ I got a heartache

♪ Got a heartache

♪ In my soul, in my soul

♪ Pain of love won't let me be

♪ Let me be

♪ Chains of love won't set me free ♪

♪ I'll never be free

♪ I'll never be free

♪ 'Cause, see, I'm caught up

♪ I can't make a way

♪ Oh

♪ Love's gotta a hold on me

♪ Got a hold on me

♪ Mojo's working, it's working on me ♪

♪ Your mojo's working and I can't break free ♪

♪ Your mojo's working, it's working on me ♪

♪ Your mojo's working and I can't break fee ♪

♪ Got your mojo working

♪ Your mojo working

♪ Got your mojo working, got your mojo working ♪

♪ Got your mojo working, got your mojo working ♪

♪ Got that mojo

♪ Got that mojo working

♪ That mojo

♪ Hey

♪ Pain of love

♪ I said the pain of love

♪ It won't let me be

♪ I said it won't

♪ Won't let me be

♪ And the chains just won't set me free ♪

♪ Lord

♪ Oh

♪ Won't set me free

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

Thank y'all.

Well, Detroit is a magical city.

(mellow music)

And we wanna say greeting to all the music lovers

all over the world that love the Detroit sound

and the music that comes from this great music Mecca.

So actually I had to write a special song

about what it is that we do.

Yeah.

'Cause we're pretty doggone good at it.

And if you wanna remember this song,

all you gotta do is just simply remember four letters.

We'll make it real easy for you.

WCTP.

Everybody got that?

- [Backing Vocalist] Yeah.

- Say that with with me one time.

- [All] WCTP.

- I know y'all got it that time. (chuckles)

That's simply means we come to party.

(funky music)

Now, you can get up and dance.

You can sit down like I'm doing

and just clap your hands or snap your fingers.

But you've got to sing this song. (chuckles)

The lyrics are real easy.

Check it out.

All you gotta say is:

♪ WCTP

♪ WCTP

♪ We come to party, we come to party ♪

♪ WCTP

♪ WCTP

♪ We come to party, we come to party ♪

♪ WCTP

♪ WCTP

♪ We come to party, we come to party ♪

♪ WCTP

♪ WCTP

♪ We come to party, we come to party ♪

♪ I don't mind

♪ Have yourself a good time

♪ Hey

♪ It's all right

♪ We gonna have a good time tonight, tonight, tonight ♪

♪ WCTP

♪ WCTP

♪ We come to party, we come to party ♪

♪ WCTP

♪ WCTP

♪ We come to party, we come to party ♪

♪ WCTP

♪ WCTP

♪ We come to party, we come to party ♪

♪ WCTP

♪ WCTP

♪ We come to party, we come to party ♪

♪ I don't mind

♪ Have yourself a good time

♪ Yeah

♪ Hey

♪ It's all right, try

♪ We gonna have a good time tonight ♪

♪ Tonight, tonight

♪ All right

- [Backing Vocalist] Work it, Melvin! Work it!

- You know if you wanna have a good time,

you gotta do the right thing at the right time.

Now, you're gonna need three special things

in order to really get the party right.

And in case you didn't bring yours with you,

we got some for you here.

You know what you're gonna need?

You know what you're gonna need?

- [Backing Vocalist] What is it Melvin?

- If you really wanna party you got to have....

♪ Soul

♪ Roll and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

- What did you say? - Say what?

Say what?

♪ Soul

♪ Rock and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

♪ That's what you need, come on ♪

♪ Soul

♪ Rock and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

♪ You can't lose if you choose

♪ Soul

♪ Rock and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

♪ That's what I'm talking about, come on ♪

♪ Soul

♪ Rock and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

♪ Oh

♪ Soul

♪ Rock and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

I think you got it now, come on!

♪ Soul

♪ Rock and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

Oh, you're sounding good!

Say it again.

♪ Soul

♪ Rock and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

Say it one more time and we got it.

♪ Ow

♪ Soul

♪ Rock and roll

♪ Rhythm and blues

♪ Two, three, four

(music)

Yeah, thank you.

I see you out there dancing,

and I'm not gonna be responsible

for anybody's shoes to catch fire.

All right.

All right.

Well,

to move right along.

Did I say that how much I appreciate

the Concert of Colors?

Did I say how great this organization of people are?

I mean, hundreds and hundreds of people get together

and put forth such an enormous effort

to make this happen every year.

This is the 29th Annual Concert of Colors.

Don Was, so many names, I can't say them all.

But this is really a special event.

And one thing about the Concert of Colors,

this is not just a concert, really,

it's more like a reflection of the energy

and the vitality, and the resilience,

and the unity of this great city, it really is.

They do it every year and it doesn't cost a dime,

I wanna thank all of our sponsors,

and it allows us to come together

and share these moments with you.

And one of the things at the top of my list to do in life

is to create great memories,

and that's what you guys are doing for us here tonight.

So we just wanna thank you.

Yeah!

Okay.

Believe it or not, I used to be 20 years old. (laughs)

Yeah, I look in the mirror and I say,

"What ever happened to that guy?"

But back when I was 20, I wrote a song,

it's a reflection of another relationship.

You know how it is when you're 20, you know,

it's all about them relationships, yeah.

'Cause I didn't do this for money,

I did this for girls. (laughs)

You don't gotta pay me,

can I get a girlfriend?

(backup vocalists laugh)

This song, I must have been mistreated again.

I think I've been hurt a lot, I don't know,

but this one is called "I won't Come Crawling Back To You."

And in case you've got somebody out there, male or female,

that's not treating you quite right,

you might wanna pick up a copy of this

because this song was lost for 48 years

then it was found and pressed up

and then it's now vinyl 45 on the Norton Record Label,

and you can get a copy.

"I Won't Come Crawling Back To You."

Give it up.

Oh!

(upbeat music)

♪ You might quit me

♪ But you won't forget me

♪ Yeah, you might quit me

♪ But you won't forget me

♪ And when the deal goes down

♪ You want me around, yeah

♪ I might weep

♪ I might mourn

♪ I might cry, cry, cry

♪ I might mourn

♪ Huh, but no, no, no, no, no

♪ No matter what

♪ I won't come crawling back to you ♪

♪ And when the deal goes down

♪ You want me around, yeah

♪ You might leave

♪ And I might grieve

♪ You better believe

♪ I won't be deceived

♪ I'm Getting on my knees

♪ Stop begging please, yeah

♪ Hey, I might weep

♪ I might mourn

♪ I might cry, cry, cry

♪ I might mourn

♪ Ah, but no, no, no, no, no

♪ No matter what

♪ I won't come crawling back to you ♪

♪ When the deal goes down

♪ You want me around, yeah

Hey!

Yeah!

Ralph!

Doug Brown!

Oh yeah!

Give me them horns!

Oh!

Bam!

James!

Now give it up to bass.

What?

♪ Oh, I might weep

♪ Really, I might mourn

♪ I might cry, cry

♪ I might mourn

♪ Oh, but no, no, no, no, no

♪ No matter what

♪ I won't come crawling back to you ♪

♪ When the deal goes down

♪ You want me around, yeah

♪ When the deal goes down

♪ You want me around, yeah

♪ Getting on my knees

♪ Stop begging please , yeah

Come on!

Come now!

What?

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no

♪ Tell her again

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no

♪ Tell that girl

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no

♪ What'd I say?

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no

♪ Come on, guys

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no

♪ One more time

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no

♪ One more time time now

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no

♪ No matter what I won't come crawling back to you ♪

♪ When the deals goes down

♪ You want me around, yeah

♪ When the deal goes down

♪ You want me around, yeah

♪ Getting on my knees

♪ Stop begging please, yeah

Oh, yeah!

Yeah!

All right.

All right.

Well, you know, we do this a lot.

(audience applauding)

And I want you to know

that these are some of the most talented guys

that I've ever worked with right here with me right now.

Drew Schultz.

Drew Schultz, can you come down here for a moment?

Like I say, this young man here,

I stole him from Cleveland.

Enjoy yourselves.

- Thank you, Mel.

Let's do a one, two,

one, two.

Now this song did feature the Four Tops,

it also featured Mr. James Jameson Jr. playing bass,

he's the son of James Jameson

from the legendary Funk Brothers crew,

played on more number one hits than the Beatles,

the Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones,

and Elvis Presley put together.

James James Jr. played bass on this,

sounded just like his dad,

it was unbelievable.

So I'm wanna throw this up to the Funk Brothers

and do it kind of jazzy

like the Funk Brothers would have loved,

they were jazz musicians, too,

it's called "Crying in a Whisper."

Thanks, Mel.

Here we go.

♪ I don't understand you now

♪ But I've tried since day number one ♪

♪ It's like playing an endless game of catch up ♪

♪ On the courses that we've run. ♪

♪ And I've had this hope for so long now ♪

♪ Since I held you in my arms that day ♪

♪ But each step closer that I take to you ♪

♪ Seems a little closer to harm's way ♪

♪ You got me crying in a whisper ♪

♪ Yelling out loud

♪ Talking to my self

♪ In the middle of a crowd

♪ Running around in circles

♪ 'Cause I don't know where I stand ♪

♪ Pacing like a little boy

♪ Who wants to be your man

♪ It seems like everybody wants you now ♪

♪ You're an easy girl to fall for so fast ♪

♪ It seems like all I can do now ♪

♪ Is get down on my knees and ask ♪

♪ But you know it stings every time I see you, girl ♪

♪ When you're meeting other guys' eyes ♪

♪ Is all we built this love upon ♪

♪ Nothing but smoke, mirrors and lies ♪

♪ You got me crying in a whisper ♪

♪ Yelling out loud

♪ Talking to my self

♪ In the middle of a crowd

♪ Running around in circles

♪ 'Cause I don't know where I stand ♪

♪ Pacing like a little boy

Take it down, bridge, y'all.

♪ 'Cause you're an easy girl to fall for so fast ♪

♪ And I keep hoping this first night won't be our last ♪

♪ I know you need a lot

♪ But I can be that flock of one ♪

♪ But you're messing up

♪ Okay, that's it

Ralph, on guitar.

Come on, Ralph

Mr. Robert White on guitar played just like that

with his thumb,

just like Ralph's playing right now.

On keys, Doug Brown.

I can hear Mr. Earl Van Dyke, Joe Hunter,

Johnny Griffith on that.

I mentioned that James Jameson Jr. played bass on this,

we're gonna throw it up to him.

Let Mr. Dave Birosack take the bass solo.

Come on, Dave.

Yeah, Dave, let's leave it right there.

Diane, Pink, Shirley, DPS help me out.

♪ Crying in whisper

♪ See I don't wanna just walk way ♪

♪ Talking to myself

♪ But it hurts seeing you with another guy every day ♪

♪ Running around in circles

♪ I gotta stop playing all these silly little games ♪

♪ Pacing like a little boy

♪ 'Cause every time I see you I'm driving myself insane ♪

♪ Crying in a whisper

♪ Talking to myself

♪ Running around in circle

Sing that around one more time, keep that going.

Sounds too good.

♪ Crying in a whisper

♪ Talking to myself

♪ Running around in circles

♪ Pacing like a little boy

That goes up to the Four Tops, The Funk Brothers,

and the late great Mr. James Jefferson Jr.

Thank you.

(audience applauding)

- Oh, yeah.

Detroit, it's nice to be home.

We're missing you guys live,

but we know this,

you're out there having a good time

right along with us.

And we want to say a special hello to our European fans,

because last year and the last couple of years,

to show how much the Europeans love this Detroit music,

Phil Dick, a very popular and famous promoter,

brought hundreds of English people from the UK

to Detroit to share this music with us,

and we want to say and give a shout out to them.

And also to Rob Wiggley, our friend in Europe,

and

Jim O'Hara,

we give a shout out to you guys

'cause I know you're going to be watching

and enjoying yourselves.

And this particular song,

which is probably in the top five

in favorites of the Northern Soul Movement in the UK,

I wrote it when I was all 20, 21,

it's all about love,

like all my songs were about love.

But sometimes, you know,

let me have a little bit of that, Doug Brown,

"Quiet Place.

Yeah,

just for a little atmosphere.

Love, love, love, love, yeah,

it can be such a beautiful thing

but it can also be such a painful thing.

Love's not not always like this,

sometimes it's like this.

It has this ups and downs, setbacks and turn arounds,

but when you get through with it,

what would you do without it?

In the event that you do happen to get your feelings hurt,

your heart broken,

you might want to remember the lyrics to this song.

Because when you are hurt by love,

you have a decision to make,

what am I gonna do about it?

That's contained in the words of this song.

♪ Do-do-do-do

♪ Do-do-do-do

♪ Do-do-do-do

♪ Do-do-do-do

♪ Do-do-do-do

♪ Do-do-do-do-do-do

♪ You've been playing playing a game a long time ♪

♪ Just been using this old heart of mine ♪

♪ But I'm not gonna let you do it anymore ♪

♪ And I'm not gonna try to even the score ♪

♪ I'm gonna find a quiet place

♪ Somewhere, baby

♪ I've been lonely

♪ Lonely

♪ Oh, baby

♪ Baby

♪ I'm gonna be lonely

♪ Lonely

♪ Lonely without the girl I love ♪

♪ Baby

♪ Oh, yeah

Come on!

♪ Oh, I'm not gonna try to get you back ♪

♪ That, my baby, leads down a one way track ♪

♪ I know for certain you'd hurt me again ♪

♪ There's only one way I know I can win ♪

♪ Find a quiet place

♪ Somewhere, baby

♪ Baby

♪ I've been lonely

♪ Lonely

♪ Oh, baby

♪ Baby

♪ I'm gonna be alone

♪ Lonely

♪ Lonely without the girl I love ♪

♪ Baby

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ Hey, hey

♪ You're gonna be lonely

♪ Hey, hey

♪ You're gonna be lonely

♪ I know it's true but what can I do ♪

♪ Girl, I'm so in love with you ♪

♪ Just when I think you're gonna be true ♪

♪ That's when you do the things you do ♪

♪ Oh, no longer will it be like that ♪

♪ I'm getting my coat and getting my hat ♪

♪ Find a quiet place

♪ Somewhere, baby

♪ So that I can be

♪ Lonely

♪ Lonely

♪ Baby

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ Lonely

♪ So that I can be

♪ Baby

♪ So lonely so lonely

♪ Lonely

♪ So lonely

♪ Baby

♪ I'm so lonely

♪ Lonely

♪ So lonely so lonely

♪ Baby

♪ Mm hmm

♪ Lonely

♪ Here I sit in my lonely room

♪ Four walls enclosing me like a tomb ♪

♪ I'm lonely

♪ Baby

♪ So lonely

♪ Lonely

♪ Ah

♪ Baby

♪ So lonely

♪ Lonely

You know, when you lose someone,

someone that means the world to you,

it can hurt so bad.

♪ It can hurt deep down, deep down, deep down inside ♪

♪ Oh yeah

♪ Oh yeah

But under certain circumstances,

you can get your loved one back.

And if that applies to anyone out there today,

you might want to remember these words.

What you've got to do is take that person,

that woman, that man,

that lady, that guy,

take them by the hand,

look deep into their eyes,

and will all the sincerity that you can muster,

you've got to say these simple words:

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Come back to me

♪ Come back to me

♪ Come back to me

♪ Come back to me

♪ Come back to me

♪ Come back to me

♪ Come back to me

♪ 'Cause I need my baby

♪ I need my baby

♪ I want my baby

♪ I want my baby

♪ I love my baby

♪ I love my baby

♪ I need my baby

♪ I need baby

♪ So baby come baby

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Come back, come back, come back, come back ♪

♪ Oh

♪ Come back, come back,

♪ I'm lonely, baby

♪ Come back to me

♪ Without you

♪ Come back to me

♪ I need my baby

♪ I need my baby

♪ I want my baby

♪ I want my baby

♪ I love my baby

♪ I love my baby

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Oh, come back

♪ Baby come back

♪ Baby come back

(audience applauding)

Yeah!

All right.

Moving right along.

(upbeat music)

Recorded under Groovesville Label,

1965,

"I Must Love You."

Hey!

♪ I'd just met you

♪ You were just another girl

♪ Another girl, yeah

♪ And it took some time for me to realize ♪

♪ You were different from the other girls, yeah ♪

♪ Other girls, yeah

♪ But when you stayed on my mind constantly ♪

♪ It didn't take too long for me to see ♪

♪ Now this rhythm inside me keeps on calling me ♪

♪ I must love you

♪ I must love you

♪ Honey, I must love you, yeah

♪ I must love

♪ Darlin', I said I love you

♪ Not a day goes by

♪ That you don't cross my mind

♪ I could search the world over ♪

♪ But not a sweeter girl could I find ♪

♪ Oh, no

♪ Oh

♪ In my dreams, I whisper your name ♪

♪ Every night I hope the dream will be the same ♪

♪ So it must be real

♪ What I'll do

♪ I must love you

♪ I must love you

♪ Honey, I must love you, yeah

♪ I must love you

♪ Darlin', I said I love you

♪ This feeling in my heart will never fade away ♪

♪ It grows a little deeper every day ♪

♪ Oh, how it pleases me just to see you smile ♪

♪ Everything about you drives me wild ♪

♪ Can't you see how this love was meant to be ♪

♪ Now I'm gonna shout it

♪ Tell the world about it

♪ I must love you

♪ I must love you

♪ Honey, I must love you, yeah

♪ I must love you

♪ Darlin', I said I love you

♪ More and more and more and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ Every day

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ Every way

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ Darlin', I love you

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ Do you wanna know much I love you ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ Do you wanna know how much I need you ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ Do you wanna know how much I love you ♪

♪ Uh-huh

♪ Do you wanna know how much I care ♪

♪ Oh yeah

♪ More and more and more and more and more ♪

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ Every day, hey

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

♪ Every way, yeah

♪ More and more and more and more ♪

You know what?

All of you lovers out there,

if you're with someone that you really care

and think the world of,

I want you to take them by the hand right now,

and I want you to say these words:

♪ I don't wanna be with no one else but you ♪

Can you say that with me?

♪ I don't wanna be with no one else but you ♪

♪ 'Cause I love you

♪ I don't wanna be with no one else but you ♪

♪ Just you, just you, just you

♪ I don't wanna be with no one else but you ♪

Come on, fellas, take me home.

♪ Oh, I love you

♪ I don't wanna be with no one else but you ♪

♪ Oh, I love you

♪ Girl

♪ I don't wanna be with no one else but you ♪

♪ With all of my heart and soul ♪

♪ I don't wanna be with no one else but you ♪

♪ Oh

I want you to know that a pleasure it has been

to be back in the city of Detroit,

bringing our music, our love, and our joy,

and spreading it all over the world.

We will see you again soon.

Thank you so much.

Hey!

(audience cheering and applauding)

Well, I guess we have to do more then.

One more?

It goes from soul, rock and roll, rhythm and blues,

to rap hip hop, you know.

And I got a representative of that, too,

it's my youngest son,

lead singer for Critical Bill,

Bryan Paradise Davis.

(audience cheering and applauding)

So representing this great music Mecca,

metropolitan Motor City,

Joachim, Todd, give you a beat.

♪ Whoa

♪ That's what I'm talking about ♪

♪ That's what I'm talking about ♪

♪ That's what I'm talking about, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Come on, people

♪ Come on, come on

♪ Come on, people, participate

♪ You know we got to communicate ♪

♪ Come on, people, participate

♪ You know what got to communicate ♪

♪ I said come on, people, participate ♪

♪ You know we got to communicate ♪

♪ Come on

♪ Participate

♪ Why don't you

♪ Communicate

♪ Why don't you

♪ Participate

♪ Come on

♪ Communicate

♪ Why do you wanna hesitate when you should participate ♪

Come on, boy!

(Bryan rapping indistinctly)

- My bad, my bad.

(indistinct)

♪ It's freestyle

♪ Check it out like that, Seven Mile ♪

♪ Me and my pops

♪ Double Davis, we're gonna get this ♪

♪ Come through communicate when I spit this ♪

♪ Freestyle off the top of the dome ♪

(Bryan rapping indistinctly)

♪ Purple and gold, majestic flavor ♪

♪ Come through

♪ Checking out the lyrical savior ♪

♪ When I

♪ Come on, people, participate

♪ You know we got to communicate ♪

♪ I said come on, people, participate ♪

♪ You know we got to communicate ♪

♪ Come on, people, participate

♪ Don't you know to

♪ Communicate

♪ Come on, people

♪ Participate

♪ Don't you know we got to communicate ♪

♪ Why do you wanna hesitate when you should participate ♪

♪ Living and dying

♪ Living and dying

♪ Laughing and crying

♪ Laughing and crying

♪ Loving and hating

♪ Loving and hating

♪ Hoping and waiting

♪ Hoping and waiting

♪ The difference between us

♪ Is too small to measure

♪ Yeah, yeah

♪ If we don't come together

♪ We'll never stand the pressure ♪

♪ They say we got wait

♪ 'Cause we can't communicate

♪ Why

♪ Why

♪ Oh why

♪ Oh why

♪ Why you want to hesitate when you should participate ♪

♪ Tell me

♪ Whoa

♪ Why can't we

♪ Communicate

♪ That's what I wanna know right now ♪

♪ Why can't we communicate

♪ Come on

♪ Work it out

♪ Work it out

♪ We can work it out

♪ Say what

♪ Work it, work it out, work it out ♪

♪ Why you wanna hesitate when you should participate ♪

♪ Giving and taking

♪ Giving and taking

♪ Trying but faking

♪ Trying but faking

♪ Winning and losing

♪ Winning and losing

♪ Choosing and using

♪ Choosing and using

♪ Oh, the difference between us ♪

♪ Is too small to measure

♪ If we don't come together

♪ We will never stand the pressure ♪

♪ Never stand the pressure

♪ Still say we gotta wait

♪ 'Cause we can't communicate

♪ Why

♪ Oh why

♪ Why you want to hesitate when you should participate ♪

♪ Tell me

♪ Somebody tell me

♪ Why can't we communicate

♪ That's what I wanna know

♪ All I wanna know

♪ Why can't we communicate

♪ Oh

♪ What we gonna do

♪ What we gonna do

♪ We gonna work it out

♪ We can work it out, we can work it out ♪

♪ I know

♪ Work it out, work it out, work it out, I know ♪

♪ Do you believe

♪ Work it out, work it out, work it out, I know ♪

♪ Detroit

♪ We can work it out, we can work it out, ♪

♪ We can work it out, I know

♪ Whatever the problem is

♪ Work it out

♪ If we come together

♪ Work it out, work it out, I know ♪

♪ I believe

♪ Work it out, work it out, work it out ♪

♪ I believe

♪ Work it out, work it out, work it out ♪

♪ I know

♪ Work it out, work it out, work it out ♪

♪ Do you believe it when I tell you that we can ♪

♪ Do you believe it when I tell you that we can ♪

♪ Work it out, work it out, work it out ♪

♪ Come on

♪ Work it out, work it out, work it out ♪

♪ Now tell me why can't we

♪ Communicate

♪ All I wanna know, all I wanna know is ♪

♪ Why can't we

♪ Communicate

♪ One more time

♪ Why can't we

♪ Communicate, communicate, communicate ♪

♪ Well

♪ Oh

- Thank you, Detroit.

Thank you, world.

Thank you, Concert of Colors.

We love you, we will see you again.

Hey!

(audience cheering and applauding)

Enjoy.

(smooth jazz music)

Come on.

Check it out.

♪ Double or nothing

♪ That's exactly what it's gonna be ♪

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ You're a part of everything that lives and breathes ♪

♪ Destruction of the people so the system can survive ♪

♪ The truth is worth killing anything that keeps us alive ♪

♪ You'll never know what you can do till you try ♪

♪ Lift up your wings and let your spirit fly ♪

♪ Come on

♪ Lift up your wings and let your spirit fly ♪

♪ Double or nothing

♪ That's exactly what it's gonna be ♪

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ You're a part of everything that lives and breathes ♪

♪ What's the sense of elections ♪

♪ Politicians have lost direction ♪

♪ Society and economy have lost connection ♪

♪ Each and every life is a miracle we can't deny ♪

♪ Lift up your wings and let your spirit fly ♪

♪ Lift up your wings and let your spirit fly ♪

♪ Double or nothing

♪ That's exactly what it's gonna be ♪

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ You're a part of everything that lives and breathes ♪

Come on!

(indistinct)

♪ Oh hoo hoo hoo

♪ Lift up your wings and let your spirit your fly ♪

♪ Lift up your wings and let your spirit your fly ♪

♪ Double or nothing

♪ That's exactly what it's gonna be ♪

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ You're a part of everything that lives and breathes ♪

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Tell me, do you believe in dreams ♪

♪ Do you believe in dreams

♪ Do you believe in love

♪ I believe in love

♪ I believe in dreams

♪ I believe in dreams

♪ I believe in love

♪ I believe in love

♪ Don't ever give up, no

♪ I believe in dreams

♪ On your hopes and your dreams ♪

♪ I believe in love

♪ No matter no matter

♪ I believe in dreams

♪ How hopeless sometimes it seems ♪

♪ Keep on, keep on

♪ Keep on, keep on

♪ Keepin' on, keepin' on

♪ That's what you gotta do

♪ Keep on, keep on

♪ Keep on, keep on

♪ Keepin' on, keepin' on

♪ Listen, double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Truth, fiction

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Don't forget

♪ Don't ever give up

♪ Don't ever give up

♪ On your hopes and your dreams ♪

♪ Detroit, keep on

♪ Do what you do best

♪ Keep on

♪ Keepin' on, keepin' on, keepin' on ♪

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

I wanna thank the Concert of Colors

and all of its hundreds of components

and individuals that put their hearts and souls

into making this happen.

We'll see you again next year.

Until then, peace, love and victory.

Thank you.

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Double or nothing

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Truth or fiction

♪ Oh, keep on

♪ Keep on

♪ Keep on, keep on

♪ Keepin' on, keepin' on

♪ Whoa

♪ Keep on, keep on

♪ Keep on, keep on

♪ Keepin' on, keepin' on

(audience cheering and applauding)

(chiming music)

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