Favorite romantic song?

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:20 am:

In honor of Valentine's Day of course, I'm gathering info on this evergreen topic.

There are so many in the Detroit-Philly-Chicago-Memphis soul axis of course ...what's your ultra favorite though?

Top of pageBottom of page   By TonyRussi (68.18.227.123) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:41 am:

"What Love Has Joined Together" by MARY WELLS

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ritchie (62.254.0.8) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:46 am:

Something I was playing today - Barbara Lewis : Baby I'm Yours. Gets me every time!

Top of pageBottom of page   By LG Nilsson (212.247.9.242) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:49 am:

Play this song for Saddam & George!

Love's In Need Of Love Today


Good morn or evening friends
Here's your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to every-body
What I'm about to say
Could mean the world's disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain

It's that
Love's in need of love today
Don't delay
Send yours in right away
Hate's goin' round
Breaking many hearts
Stop it please
Before it's gone too far

The force of evil plans
To make you its possession
And it will if we let it
Destroy ev-er-y-body
We all must take
Precautionary measures
If love and please you treasure
Then you'll hear me when I say

Oh that
Love's in need of love today
love's in need of love today
Don't delay
don't delay
Send yours in right away
right a-way
Hate's goin' round
hate's goin' round
Breaking many hearts
break-ing hearts
Stop it please
stop it please
Before it's gone too far
gone too far

People you know that
Love's in need of love today
love's in need of love today
Don't delay
don't de-lay
Send yours in right away
right a-way
You know that hate's
hate's
Hate's goin' round
goin' round
Breaking many hearts
break-ing hearts
Stop stop it please
Before it's gone too far
gone too far

It's up to you cause
Love's in need of love today
love's in need of love today
Don't delay
don't de-lay
Send yours in right away
right a-way
Yoy know that hate's
hate's
Hate's goin' round
goin' round
Breaking_hate's tried to break my heart many times
break-ing hearts
Don't_you've got to stop it please
stop it please
Before before before
gone too far

Love's in need of love today
love's in need of love today
Don't delay
don't de-lay
Send yours in right away
right a-way
You know that hate's goin' around
hate's goin'
Hate's going around hate's going around
round break-
And it tried to break up many hearts
ing hearts Stop
You've got to I've got to They've got to
it please
We've got to They've got to We've got to
gone
Stop it before it's gone too far
too far
Love's love's in need of love
love's in need of love
Did you ever think that love would be in need of love today
to-day don't
Don't delay
de-lay
Send yours in right away
right a-way

Hate's hate's
hate's goin' round
Bring it down a little love is very peaceful
So bring it down a little
stop it please
gone too far
love's in need
of love today
don't delay
right away awaaaay
love's in need
of love today
don't delay
right away awaaaay
hate's goin round
breaking hearts
Well, please stop it
Uw L-O-V-E love Oh, L-O-V-E love
love's in need
of love today
don't delay
right away
Just give the world LOVE.

STEVIE WONDER

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.131) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:04 pm:

AHHH NOW,AIN'T DAT CUTE,VALENTINE'S SONG UMM LET ME SEE.....IF I HAVE TO PICK ONE ROMANTIC SONG THEN LET IT BE BY MR ROMANCE HIMSELF,JOHNNY MATHIS{MISTY}!.....AND HEARTS AN FLOWERS TO YOU SUE AND ALL THE REST OF YOU LOVEBIRDS.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:08 pm:

Favorite romantic song:

FIRST FROM THE SOULFUL CITIES OF THE WORLD
Motown - "You Can Depend On Me" - Smokey & the Miracles.

Philadelphia - "La-La Means I Love You" - Delfonics

Chicago - "Stay In My Corner" (Chess Records version 1968) - Dells

Memphis - "Show Me How" - Emotions

New York City - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" - Dee Dee Warwick (okay, it's a Gamble/Huff/Ross song but it was recorded here!).

Los Angeles - "Going In Circles" - Friends of Distinction

Atlanta - "Everyday With You, Girl" & "Traces" - Dennis Yost & the Classics IV

Muscle Shoals - "I'm In Love" - Wilson Pickett

UK/England - "Always & Forever" - Heatwave

FAVORITE ROMANTIC SONG OF ALL TIME - "I Only Have Eyes For You" - Flamingos

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ritchie (62.254.0.8) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:09 pm:

I wish!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nikki (24.46.200.124) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:19 pm:

My fave is "Angel" by the Satintones on Motown.

Jim Ellis (the lead) says...."You're An Angel To Me......."

Nikki :)

Top of pageBottom of page   By skip (209.69.165.10) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:30 pm:

The Greatest for me Betcha by Golly wow. Skip

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:34 pm:

Teddy Pendergrass
"Close The Door"
"Turn Off The Lights."

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.15.28) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:38 pm:

How could you choose? "La, La..." "Second That Emotion", "Let's Get It On", "You Really Got A Hold On Me" Heck, I'd even throw in "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)"
"Hold Me, Thrill Me", the list is endless.....

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.39.241) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 02:29 pm:

Here and now..Luther
Misty Blue..Mary J. Blige version
Pledging my love..Johnny Ace
My Love, My Love..Patti.. Waiting to exhale sdtrk.
A song for you.. Donnie H.
Love wont let me wait..Luther
Stone in love with you..Stylistics

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.39.241) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 02:34 pm:

You are the love of my life.. George Benson and Roberta Flack

I honestly loveyou..Olivia NJ
You Needed me.. Anne Murray
Be My Love..Mario Lanza
Ive been loving you too long .. Otis
Still the one..Shania Twain

Top of pageBottom of page   By cleoharvey (160.79.83.208) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 02:36 pm:

I'll Make Love to You—Boys to Men
You're All I Need to Get By—Marvin & Tammi
Daydreaming—Aretha Franklin
I'd Rather Be Here With You—Johnny Mathis (Thom Bell Album)
Is It Still Good To Ya—Ashford & Simpson
I'll Be There for You—Ashford & Simpson
Your Precious Love—Marvin & Tammi

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie (64.236.243.31) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 02:42 pm:

Bobby...RIGHT ON!! Olivia's "I Honestly Love YOu" plus add for me, anything by The Stylistics, Carpenters, Tammi & Marvin's "Your Precious Love" - Minnie Riperton's "Loving You"
Patti LaBelle, "If You Only Knew"
Gosh I can go on and on..Big ol Romantic at heart here...I love a good mushy love song..

Vickie

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.45) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 02:53 pm:

Adams Apples
you are the one I love
Brunswick(78025)
(one of so many)
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SteveS (209.219.207.3) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 03:16 pm:

Not to get too far out of the groove, but it's worth recognizing that tunes by folks like Gershwin, Cole Porter,Jerome Kern etc. have held up for over 50 years and are still going strong. Just a few examples:

The Way You Look Tonight
Cheek to Cheek
It Might as Well be Spring

Top of pageBottom of page   By DF (208.27.111.121) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 03:30 pm:

NOT IN ANY ORDER:
Forever, For Always, For Love: Luther Vandross
Send For Me: Atlantic Star
Because It's Really Love: Luther Vandross
Pretty Flower: H. Melvin & The Blue Notes
When I Find You Love: Jean Carne
Early Mornin' Love: Lou Rawls
Smile, We Have Each Other: Spinners
Inseparable: Natalie Cole
Make Me A Believer: Luther Vandross
I Know It's You: Donny Hathaway

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon (63.101.17.207) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 03:37 pm:

Love Stinks- J. Geils Band

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.33.170) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 03:43 pm:

My favorite romantic songs are -
"I'd Die" - by the Skyliners
"My Reverie" by the Larks
"That's When I'll Stop loving you" by Linda Jones
and my ULTIMATE FAVORITE is "I'll Try Something New" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dick gamble (216.93.77.86) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 04:07 pm:

Chapel of Dreams...Dubs
To the Aisle...Five Satins
Only You...Platters
My True Love...Jack Scott
With Your Love...Jack Scott

And On Valentines Day I send to my wife for bailing out on the marriage. I send:

Hound Dog...Big Momma Thornton
Ain't That a Shame...Fats Domino
Changing Partners...Patti Page

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL....

Top of pageBottom of page   By DF (208.27.111.121) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 04:13 pm:

NOT IN ANY ORDER:
Forever, For Always, For Love: Luther Vandross
Send For Me: Atlantic Star
Because It's Really Love: Luther Vandross
Pretty Flower: H. Melvin & The Blue Notes
When I Find You Love: Jean Carne
Early Mornin' Love: Lou Rawls
Smile, We Have Each Other: Spinners
Inseparable: Natalie Cole
Make Me A Believer: Luther Vandross
I Know It's You: Donny Hathaway

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 04:49 pm:

Anita Baker - "You Bring Me Joy."

Top of pageBottom of page   By Livonia Ken (136.2.1.153) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 04:59 pm:

Sis mentioned Teddy P's "Close the Door" and "Turn off the Lights". I always expected him to continue with a series of hits along those lines like "Pull Down the Sheets", "Whisper Sweet Nothings", "Did You Remember to Close the Garage Door?", and "Aw Shoot, I'll be Right Back". :)

How About:

If This World Were Mine - Marvin & Tammi
Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
Soul to Soul - Temptations
Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone
Something/Here, There, & Everywhere - Beatles
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
Lover, You Should've Come Over - Jeff Buckley
Don't Dream it's Over - Crowded House
Let's Stay Together/I'm Still in Love with You - Al Green
Makings of You - Curtis Mayfield
Give Me Another Chance - Big Star
I'm a Hog for You Baby - The Coasters

Okay, I just wanted to see if I could slip that last one by you.

Regards,
Ken

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 05:30 pm:

Livonia Ken - What about Ali Woodson's "Turn Out The Star."

~~"..pull the moon down from the sky, I won't need no moonlight." ~~

~~ "..if you're through with these arms, close the door to my heart, and walk away with the key, and turn out the stars as you leave." ~~

Record by: ALI OLLIE WOODSON

Top of pageBottom of page   By John Lester (81.132.33.253) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 05:32 pm:

Stylistics- You're As Right As Rain

Spinners - Just As Long As We Have Love/You Made A Promise To Me/I Dont Want To Lose You

Top of pageBottom of page   By DF (208.27.111.121) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 05:42 pm:

Forgot:

When Somebody Loves You Back: Teddy Pendergrass
100 Ways: James Ingram
Something Special: Patti Austin

And an alltime fave:
Baby Come To Me: James Ingram/Patti Austin

Spendin' every dime
to keep you talkin' on the line
that's how it was

And all those walks together
out in any kind of weather
just because

There's a brand new way
of looking at your life
when you know that love
is standing by your side

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 06:08 pm:

Hey Mel!
Nice touch with the Adams Apples selection - my buddies at Brunswick will be sending you some flowers! :)

DF:
Great selections! I will add onto my favorite romantic tunes (by city) the following -
New York City - ANY BALLAD FROM LUTHER VANDROSS!
Philadelphia - "You're My Latest My Greatest Inspiration" Teddy Pendergrass

Ken:
Your "Teddy Commentary" was a scream! I almost fell out of my chair!

Dick Gamble:
I would list my select tunes for my ex-girlfriends but it'll fry my computer & our dear moderator Mr. Ralph might put his verbal foot up my tail! :)

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (216.148.246.134) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 06:53 pm:

Ken - HAHAHAHAHAHA! Your Teddy P comment reminds me of when I used to have my college friends cracking up with my "Turn Off The Lights/Let's Get It On": "Nish's Friday nite dorm room concert tribute to Teddy and Marvin" routine.

And for all of you SDer's, my song to you all is "I Wish You Love" by Gloria Lynne for obvious reasons. Hope it's a wonderful, memorable day for all of you. As for me, I'll play Baby Washington's "Only Those In Love" and watch from the sidelines! :-)

Top of pageBottom of page   By JimG (152.163.188.68) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:09 pm:

Hey SteveS,
I second your perspective...they wrote some fine songs.
Billie singing "I Must Have That Man" the sound of her voice is soooooo sexy. And Pres has one of his most languid solos.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:21 pm:

~~ "We walk down the aisle, he gives me a smile, when we walk, as we walk down the aisle of love.

The preacher said will you take this woman to be your wife, to love and to cherish for the rest of your life. As we walk, yes we walk, down, down the aisle the aisle of love.~~~

Forgot the name of the group.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.38.132) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:35 pm:

Sis..They were the Quintones from Harrisburg, Pa.,, 1957.released first on Red Top and leased to Hunt (Dick Clark)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.38.132) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:39 pm:

Sis,
I thought that I was the only one who knows about Turn out the stars. What a heartfelt song. Also his remake of Will you still love me tomorrow.

I received it from Ralph T at Expansion Records in the UK at least 8 months ago.

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (199.183.163.56) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:43 pm:

You Make Me Feel Brand New - Stylistics
Uuuummmm .....
Honey Boy - Diana Ross and the Supremes
Isley Brothers - Between the Sheets..
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (64.12.106.26) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:45 pm:

Hey this is deep. When did the Ollie Woodson album come out?

And wow, I didn't know Harrisburg produced any groups ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:49 pm:

Great thread...how's about:

"All You Do Is Dial"....Heatwave
"Can't Live Without My Sweets".... New York City
"Happiness Is".....New York City
"Never Knew Love Like This"..Alexander O'Neal
& Cherelle
"Just For Your Love"..Memphis Horns or Earl Klugh
"Yearning For Your Love"...Gap Band
"What's A Telephone Bill"..Bootsy's Rubber Band
"Say You Love Me"...D.J. Rogers
"I'm Gonna Make You My Wife"...The Whispers
"For The Love of You"...The Isley Brothers
"Love Ballad"...LTD
"A Song For You"...Donny Hathaway
"Stay Awake"...Ronnie Laws
"Can This Be Real"...Natural Four
"La La Means I Love You"...Delfonics
"You Don't Have To Change"...Kool & The Gang
"Love Is The Message"...MFSB

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (64.12.106.26) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 07:54 pm:

Speaking of classics, I did like the Temptations' version of Cole Porter's "Night and Day" -- from what, three years ago? Was in the film "What Women Want," and when I heard it I had to know who that was ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 08:08 pm:

Eli - Omg, that Ali know he did it when he remade "Will you still love me tomorrow." Whew wee. A monster.

Sue - Ali's cd came out last year. "Right Here All Along."

Also, I believe "Night and Day" was released on "For Lovers Only" when Ali Woodson and Theo Peoples were with the Temptations.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 08:14 pm:

"For Lovers Only" was released in 1995. I purchased that cd.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (64.12.106.26) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 08:21 pm:

Sounds like a good one, Sis.

I have "Night and Day" on the WWW soundtrack CD ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 08:22 pm:

Right as usual Eli - they were the Quintones. Thank you!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (152.163.188.68) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 09:15 pm:

Here's just several I might add of several of my "All-Time" favorite, R&B 'romanced' 45 record 'spins off the top of my head, so here goes, and not necessarily in any given order:

1968 "Never Gonna Give You Up"... Jerry Butler
1966 "Soul & Inspiration"... Righteous Bros.
1965 "Baby I'm Yours"... Barbara Mason
1966 "Make Me Belong To You"... Barbara Lewis
1964 "Oh No, Not My Baby"... Maxine Brown
1965 "Baby I'm Yours"... Barbara Lewis
1964 "Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile)"... the Four Tops
1965 "My Baby"... Temptations
1964 "Baby I Need Your Lovin'"... Four Tops
1967 "Together"... Intruder
1966 "Love Makes The World Go 'Round"... Deon Jackson
1966 "I'll Love You Forever"... Holidays
1966 "Whispers (gettin' Louder)"... Jackie Wilson

Sue, these are but a few...
And I'm certain I'll have more 'romantic' R&B record titles to share of on your thread much later on, only as time and time only... would actually permit.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (152.163.201.184) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 10:45 pm:

Hey, must be that I'm draggin' a little bit tonight, but the above title by BARBARA MASON was actually her 1965 smash, "YES I'M READY"... not "BABY I'M YOURS", so please excuse me, and, goooodnighhhhttt....

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (64.12.106.47) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:09 pm:

Oh, as long as it isn't for print, I agree with Lester Bangs' oft-stated belief: Lyrics (and song titles) are whatever you think they are.

"Without The One You Love (Life Is Not Worthwhile)" by the Four Tops -- that is absolutely one of my favorites -- achingly romantic, a Holland-Dozier-Holland classic.

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.15.28) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:10 pm:

Almost any Michael Feinstein CD that has him singing Porter or Gershwin.
Out of curiosity I asked my wife. I know it isn't a song, but she responded with Barry White, and started to melt at the thought of his voice.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (64.12.106.47) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:06 am:

"Oh Girl" and "Have You Seen Her" by the Chi-Lites ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mark Speck (65.57.21.164) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:27 am:

"You're My Everything"--Temptations
"Somebody Loves You"--Delfonics
"I Really Love You"--Ambassadors
"Hello Stranger"--Barbara Lewis
"I Only Get This Feeling"--Chuck Jackson
"Because of You"--Jackie Wilson
"Deeper in Love With You"--O'Jays
"Three Times a Lady"--Commodores
"Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation"--Dells
and many, many more...

Best,

Mark

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.78) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 03:43 am:

Hey Kev,
substitute the flowers for a nice demo of either 'You are the one I love' or 'Don't take it out on this world'by the Adam's Apple's will do mate(hee hee).
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon (63.101.17.207) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 05:59 am:

I know it's been co-opted by Madison Ave. and Hollywood in the last few years but Etta James' "At Last" is still the total package for me-sweeping strings, a robust, soulful vocal, and a lyric of joyous romantic discovery. Hearing it always stirs something inside of me plus it's a great slow dance number (I just wish it was longer!).

Top of pageBottom of page   By SteveS (68.41.251.33) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 06:46 am:

Sue's article in today's Detroit News:

http://www.detnews.com/2003/entertainment/0302/14/c01-84679.htm

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.33.135) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 08:35 am:

Great article, Sue! Continue to churn them out, we will continue to read!

Roberta Flack had some interesting things to say about songwriting and music today. I think her view is a little more optimistic than mine (although I'm not pessimistic about the fact that there are talented folks out there, I'm a little more concerned that the pop world wants nothing to do with them), but it's good to see a legendary artist's slant on things like sampling etc. To reiterate,great job! And happy Valentine's day to one and all, if it has resonance for you.

Top of pageBottom of page   By TonyRussi (68.18.227.143) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:18 am:

2 more favorite "romantic" ballads:"I'm Not In Love" and "I Love You Anyway" by the fabulous Dee Dee Sharp.

Top of pageBottom of page   By mc5rules (148.61.97.30) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:24 am:

Very nice work there, Susan.

As far as my picks for Valentine songs, I guess I'd have to go with "The Bells" by the Originals as the best. If I had to do it all over again, I'd use that spoken word part in the middle for my wedding vow.

Speaking of that, I always thought the music we started the dancing with at my wedding was pretty smokin' -- "If This World Were Mine," "You're All I Need to Get By," and "Let's Get it On." For a moment, I was wishing all the other people weren't there...

But all of that stuff gets me: The Originals, the Delfonics, the Stylistics, the slow Marvin stuff. I'm such a big sentimental softy sap that it's embarassing sometimes.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:39 am:

Great article, Sue.
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:01 pm:

Thanks guys,
That was a bit of a quickie, with the help of the astute research heads here.

I could have written a lot more on love songs from the '30s to '70s but part of the point of the story was, what if anything do younger people think of as romantic?

They all mentioned the icons; Marvin, Marvin and Tammi, Al Green, Barry White. I think I may have forgotten to even mention Al Green, ouch! The terrors of a fast deadline.

I'm intrigued with Kem -- has anyone heard him?

Top of pageBottom of page   By BankHouseDave (195.93.33.184) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:11 pm:

'You're the best thing that ever happened to me' - Gladys Knight
'You ain't going nowhere - unless you go with me' - Junior Walker

Top of pageBottom of page   By Larry (12.141.160.25) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:20 pm:

...from Fulfillingness First Finale:

Too Shy To Say
Creepin'
Smile Please

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:26 pm:

Sue - Very interesting article. On the list of artist and songs, there are about seven (7) artist I've never heard of. (These days I am a square.) But certainly, I've never hear of Kem. I'll have to watch out for him.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 01:29 pm:

Sue:
Likewise regarding Kem...This is the first time I've heard of him (Geez...any wonder how Universal Music Group caught on quick, especially since Kem was outselling their top artist [Eminem] in their hometown while still selling his CDs independently...and my colleagues wonder why I've started my own label...).
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 02:25 pm:

Yeah Street Corner Records is my favorite record place in the Detroit area, since they sell new AND old, vinyl and CDs. They also sell very cool reproductions of old Motown Revue and Marvin Gaye concert posters, as well as stills of Motown artists, etc.

When the owner told me Kem had outsold everything last year, I had to have him repeat it several times. "Even Eminem???" Even Eminem.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Yan (80.194.105.141) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 03:26 pm:

A romantic Motown top 5-

1.THE ORIGINALS- Baby I'm For Real (1969)
2.MARVIN GAYE- You're The One For Me (1966)
3.THE ORIGINALS- You're The One (1968)
4.MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS- My Baby Loves Me (1966)
5.SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES- If This World Were Mine (1969)

....happy valentines day!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (205.188.209.38) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 04:11 pm:

I wonder....
If "Having My Baby" by Paul Anka, considered to be romantically 'amourous' just the same?

This being Valentine's Day I just had to ask....

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.15.28) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 04:14 pm:

Sue...
....excellent article. Thank you for throwing in Meatloaf.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 04:15 pm:

Doug,

Meat Loaf was my nod to you! I've braced myself, waiting for an onslaught of angry mail.

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.15.28) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 04:32 pm:

Well, you know, I think it's romantic, and my wife thinks it's romantic, and thats all that matters.
By the way, has anyone heard Luca Bloom-the Irish folk singer-do L.L. Cool J's "I Need Love"? Gorgeous version.

Top of pageBottom of page   By johndixon (63.101.17.207) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 04:54 pm:

doug, I've got that Luka Bloom version of "I Need Love". You're right, it's beautiful.

Sue, let me add my kudos to you on both the romantic song piece and the mercifully sensationalism-free MJ article. But I would expect nothing less from a Creem veteran. I quickly scanned your song list that accompanied and didn't notice the Meat Loaf. You wouldn't have included Meat Loaf and excluded Etta James' "At Last", would you? If so, errgghh!

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 05:06 pm:

Meat Loaf, "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)"

And I saw my Teddy Pendergrass "Close The Door."

Boy was I crazy about Teddy, Teddy, Teddy.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 05:10 pm:

John,
There's no Etta on that list, and I still love "At Last," nor is there any Al Green!!! I personally caught a rose from the Rev. Al at jazzfest a few years ago, apart from interviewing him years bef. that, so how could I? That's what I meant about throwing it together too fast.

Sis -- yes that was your Teddy suggestion.

Top of pageBottom of page   By FAYETTE (205.188.209.38) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 05:45 pm:

OK I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO TELL MY FAVORITE IN THE M
MOOD SONGS.

LET THE FEELING FLOW-PEABO BRYSON
NOW THAT WE'VE FOUND LOVE-THIRD WORLD
DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE-THE TEMPRESS
SHAKE YOU DOWN-GREGORY ABBOT
LOVE LAND-CHARLES WRIGHT 103RD RHYTHM BAND
FOR THE LONGEST TIME-BILLY JOEL
SARA SMILE-DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATS
WHIP APPEAL-BABY FACE
SWEET STICKY THING-OHIO PLAYERS
REASONS- EARTH WIND AND FIRE

Top of pageBottom of page   By FAYETTE (205.188.209.38) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 05:45 pm:

OK I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO TELL MY FAVORITE IN THE M
MOOD SONGS.

LET THE FEELING FLOW-PEABO BRYSON
NOW THAT WE'VE FOUND LOVE-THIRD WORLD
DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE-THE TEMPRESS
SHAKE YOU DOWN-GREGORY ABBOT
LOVE LAND-CHARLES WRIGHT 103RD RHYTHM BAND
FOR THE LONGEST TIME-BILLY JOEL
SARA SMILE-DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATS
WHIP APPEAL-BABY FACE
SWEET STICKY THING-OHIO PLAYERS
REASONS- EARTH WIND AND FIRE

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 05:57 pm:

Sis....you and so many other women as well !! I escorted my (then) lady to his "Ladies Only" concert....and thought I was gonna have to leave her there. She wasn't the bra & panty throwing type.....but I thought she was coming a lil tooooo close ! (LOL)

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 06:14 pm:

Iwicket - LMAO.
Actually, I've never seen any ladies throw their bras or undies to anyone on stage. When I saw Teddy perform I cried. That's how much the anticipation had built. I thought Teddy was so sexy, fine, and all those manly things. I think I have 3 LP's by him. I just loved him so much, all day and all night, Teddy, teddy, teddy.

And then here come the curve and the tree in Philly. I was in shock. It took me at least 10 years before I could listen to those beautiful LPs again. I placed them all the way in the back of the shelf so I couldn't see them. It's just been the last few years that I've been able to listen to Teddy's beautiful voice again.

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (12.84.41.138) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 09:45 pm:

One of my favorites in "United" by Nat King Cole from his "Ballads Of The Day" album (1956).

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 10:14 am:

I'am sending a heart shaped HICKEY to all the soulful girls here."HAPPY VALENTINES DAY"

"THIS IS OUR NIGHT"--CREATERS
"DIAMONDS AND PEARLS"--PARAGONS
"MOMENTS TO REMEMBER"--JENNEL HAWKINS
"GYPSY WOMEN"--IMPRESSIONS
"CANT YOU TELL"--REFLECTIONS
"I'VE BEEN GOOD TO YOU"--SMOKEY & MIRACLES
"WAY OVER THERE"---------"" "" "" ""
"GLORIA"---EARL LEWIS & THE CHANNELS

"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e (66.73.14.28) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 09:26 pm:

Ummmmmm,
Lady Blue - George Benson
I'll Be There - Miles Jaye
Message - Miles Jaye
Any & Everything by The Whispers
All For You - Glenn Jones
Melancholy Fire - Glenn Jones
Making Love- Herbie Hancock
Once, Twice - Howard Hewett
How do i know i love you - Howard Hewett
Tell Me Where it hurts - Walter Jackson
We both deserve eachothers love - LTD
Share My Love - Jeffrey Osborn
You and I - Obryan

Top of pageBottom of page   By FAYETTE (152.163.188.68) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 09:43 pm:

OK NOW MY MOST ROMANTIC SONGS ARE:
1. NOTHING TAKES THE PLACE OF YOU-TOUSAINT MCALL
2.LET THE FEELINGS FLOW_PEABO BRYSON
3.NATURAL HIGH-BLOODSTONE
4.STOP LOOK LISTEN-STYLISTICS
5.WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN-PERCY SLEDGE
6.REASONS-EARTH WIND AND FIRE
7.I CAN'T SAY NO-NATALIE COLE
8.SWEET THING-CHAKA KHAN

Top of pageBottom of page   By LTLFTC (12.210.76.205) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 09:46 pm:

'Nothing Takes the Place of You' is so beautiful - it's so stark and understated ; it's almost 'anti-produced'

steve k

Top of pageBottom of page   By motown01 (216.209.218.35) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 10:30 pm:

More Love by Smokey & The Miracles!

Billy

Top of pageBottom of page   By Lucy (152.163.188.68) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 09:25 pm:

GOOD GOD,PEOPLE...I CAN'T BELIEVE NO ONE MENTIONED
THIS ONE....HERE'S A HINT....MY BELOVED LEVI SINGS IT.
HAS ANYONE OUT THERE EVER SEEN HIM SING THIS IN CONCERT?????
IT BRINGS TEARS TO A MAN'S EYES....MY HUBBY HAD TO LEAVE THE ROOM......

"I BELIEVE IN YOU AND ME"

Top of pageBottom of page   By TD (12.126.74.86) on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 07:34 pm:

Billy

I am with you

"More Love" is the greatest love song of all.

Smokey Robinson's major accomplishment.

TD

Top of pageBottom of page   By Edgar (200.46.132.34) on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 07:50 pm:

Joan Armatrading's "The Weakness In Me".

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e (66.73.10.25) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 07:27 pm:

Has anyone ever heard of Miles Jaye? On one of his albums a song "Message" is really something else and "I'll Be There".
Miles Jaye, when he was first introduced to the music world, mad a statement that he's the son of a well known muscian, but wouldn't say who it is. Of course I thought Miles Davis,a great possibility, but I see no resemblance, Miles Jaye
(Davis) happens 2 B very good looking, so I have no idea who at that time.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Marc (213.224.83.142) on Thursday, June 12, 2003 - 04:12 pm:

One of my favorites Love/romantic soul song is
"If I Had you - Big Maybelle and it is released
on an Album on Kent records in the UK during the
eighties but it's a recording biginning sixties.
Never release before. An album worth of searchinf for there is also an unreleased song from Chuck Jackson on it called "Castagnets"
Great album with New york Soul.


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