|By MotownForever (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 07:37 am:|
While we've been discussing and sharing our favs on various labels, Buddah records came to mind last night. I loved many of their 60's/70's recordings. What are some of your favorites? Here are some of mine:
Ronettes - I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine
Tony Lamar - Just In The Nick Of Time/It's Too Late
Timothy Wilson - Baby Baby Please/Queen Of Hearts/Say It Again/Just Another Guy
Judy White - Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do/Building A World For Two
Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day
Melanie - Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
Five Stairsteps - Something's Missing/Ooh Child/I Love You-Stop
Modulations - I Can't Fight Your Love/I Found Love At Last/It's Rough Out Here/I'll Always Love You/Worth Your Weight In Gold/I'm Hopelessly In Love With You/Your Love's Got Me Locked Up
Gladys Knight & Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination/On & On/Love Is Always On Your Mind/What If I Should Ever Need You/Where Peaceful Waters Flow/Midnight Train To Georgia/Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me/Make Yours A Happy Home/So Sad The Song/Baby Don't Change Your Mind/It's A Better Than Good Time
Mel Williams - Sweet Girl Of Mine
Charisma Band - Ain't Nothing Like Your Love
Tony Owens - All That Matters
Bobby Wilson - Deeper & Deeper/Here Is Where The Love Is/Don't Shut Me Out
Black Ivory - Mainline/Feel It/Will We Ever Come Together
Trammps - Hold Back The Night/Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
Jimmy Norman - I Wanna Make Love To You
Paragons - Oh Lovin' You
Joe Anderson - You And I/You Gotta Believe
Aquarian Dream - Look Ahead/Let Me Be The One/Phoenix
Curt Darin - Two On A Cloud
Melba Moore - Promised Land/Standing Right Here/You Are My River/The Way You Make Me Feel/This Is It
Norman Connors - You Are My Starship/Stella/Wouldn't You Like To See/Once I've Been There/Valentine Love/We Both Need Each Other/This Is Your Life
Al Perkins - Yes, My Goodness Yes
Rena Scott - The Grass Ain't Greener (On The Other Side)/Come On Inside/If I Had A Chance/Super Lover
Ebonys - Makin' Love Ain't No Fun (Without The One You Love)/Mr. Me, Mrs. You/When True Love Really Passes By
David Morris, Jr. - Midnight Lady
Black Satin - Everybody Stand & Clap Your Hands
Phyllis Hyman - Loving You-Losing You/Beautiful Man Of Mine/Baby, I'm Gonna Love You/No One Can Love You More
Michael Henderson - In The Night Time
Beverly Johnson - Can't You Feel It
Margie Evans - Waterfalls
Barbara Mason - Give Me Your Love/Child Of Tomorrow/Miracle Man/Caught In The Middle/From His Woman To You
Barbara Mason & The Futures - Make It Last/We Got Each Other
Futures - Love Lives On A Windy Hill/Super Love
New Birth - Dream Merchant
Norma Jenkins - Love Jones
Vitamin E - Sharing
Monday After - Merry Go Round
Marie Green - Sorry, That Number's Been Disconneted
Andrea True Connection - More, More, More
Love Machine - Desperately
Arthur Alexander - Sharing The Night Together
Robert Winters & Fall - Magic Man
|By Yan (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 07:48 am:|
GREAT list- pretty near comprehensive too. Heres 3 more anyway-
George Hughley- That's Why I Cry
Stairsteps- Who Do You Belong To
Phyllis Hyman- Living Inside Your Love
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 08:22 am:|
On the one hand, if you're just talking BUDDAH overall, I think you just about named all of them! :o)
But then on the other hand, the "LOVIN' SPOONFUL" made a 'pile of money' for BUDDAH RECORDS as well, with all of their "million-sellers" they churned out during the 1960s... as the group recorded under their 'other' subsidiary record label KAMA SUTRA, which was as the same:
"Do You Believe In Magic" ... '65
"You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" ... '65
"Did You Ever Have To Make UP Your Mind?" ... '66
"Summer In The City" ... '66
"Rain On The Roof" ... '66
"Nashville Cats" ... '66
But I gotta tell 'ya, as a 'kid' I used to love singin' along with that 'catchy' "NASHVILLE CATS" number... whenever it was played on the radio, then, way back when!
|By Ritchie (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 08:37 am:|
Of course, 'Nashville Cats' had the wonderful geographical error:
"a yellow Sun record from Nashville"
|By MotownForever (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 09:20 am:|
I only listed the stuff I have on Buddah. Thanks for reminding me of Kama Sutra and Lovin' Spoonful. Here's two others that come to mind that were pretty big on K.S. as well - "The Rapper" by the Jaggerz and "Brother Louie" by the Stories.
"Living Inside Your Love" by Phyllis was released on her first LP for Arista in 1978.
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 09:23 am:|
Hey Ritchie... now that you mentioned it, yea... you're right... I never knew THAT (map error) was actually in there!
I guess the song wouldn't have sounded the same under the title, "MEMPHIS CATS"... but of course, now that you have brought it out--they left that little 'misnomer' in there anyhow!
Naturally as kids, we 'caught up' of 'certain' songs, and not paying too much attention what they were actually 'singing' about, like that little 'ditty' "NASHVILLE CATS"... as you have(cleverly) pointed out!
|By Boo-Ga-Loo (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 09:32 am:|
An obscurity I bought way back around 1975 and still have it is Van McCoy's instrumental called 'Soul Improvisations' on Buddah records.
Way ahead of its time,probably why it wasnt a monster dancer on the scene.Although it was played a few times.Even now it sounds like it could of been cut the other week.
Another one(as well as Toni Lamar)in my box is another stomping dancer from the scene and the still brilliantly soundig 'Tryin'to find my woman' by the talented Lou Courtney on Buddah.
Blackpool Mecca/Torch(72)say no more.
|By Soulpuss (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 06:03 pm:|
JUDY WHITE "I'LL CRY"
JIMMY LEWIS "STRING BEAN"
MONITORS "HAVE YOU SEEN HER"
VAN McCOY "I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU BABY"
VAN McCOY "LET ME DOWN EASY"
TRAMMPS "PRAY ALL YOU SINNERS"
NEW BIRTH "DREAM MERCHANT"
BOBBY WILSON "HEY GIRL"
BOBBY WILSON "I'LL BE YOUR RAINBOW"
MICHAEL HENDERSON "BE MY GIRL"
MONDAY AFTER "HE WHO LAUGHS LAST, LAUGHS THE BEST"
MODULATIONS "WHAT GOOD AM I"
JIMMY JACKSON "ROLLING DICE"
BLACK IVORY "YOU TURN MY WHOLE WORLD AROUND"
ROBERT WINTERS "SHE BELIEVES IN ME"
WALTER HEATH "SOUL MATE"
FUTURES "NO ONE COULD COMPARE"
FUTURES "THE WAY OF A WOMAN IN LOVE"
|By Ritchie (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 06:13 pm:|
I used to have a double album called "The Best of Buddah" - ca. 1972. As well as a smattering of pop, there was a lot of Soul, including tracks from Hot Wax and Curtom, (both labels distributed by Buddah, I believe.) Now, where DID I put it???
|By LG Nilsson (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 06:35 pm:|
Well, I think we have overlooked one important Detroit recording here...
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 07:59 pm:|
Incidentally, I had forgotten of those two KAMA SUTRA hits (1970 & 1973) which you had mentioned.
And I have BOTH the original record '45s, stashed somewhere, in my record vinyl collection!
"RAPPER" (by the JAGGERZ), was introduced on the WKNR (KEENER 13) playlist on January 27, 1970, back then, here in the Motor City... stayed on "KEENER" for about eight weeks, and *peaked* at it's highest position at 'number' 13.
"BROTHER LOUIE" (by the STORIES), unfortunately, didn't made the WKNR playlist at all.
In 1973... WKNR had become radio history, "KEENER" no longer on the air.
In January, 1973, this particular KAMA SUTRA single was being heard on radio dials all over the Detroit area, now it was coming in from across the Detroit River, from the NUMBER ONE radio station, then, located in Windsor Ontario in Canada... the "BIG 8" CKLW!
As I recall, when I heard "Brother Louie" on the radio, at first I thought it was something 'new' by Rod Stewart!
To me the "STORIES" (later realized it was actually by them) had that distinct, 'raspy', Stewart 'sound' to it, sort of... wouldn't you say?
|By stephanie (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 08:24 pm:|
Im Gonna Make you Mine - Lou Christie was on Buddah too its a great record!!! I was going to say Barbara Mason - Gimme Your Love but someone already named it.
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 09:02 pm:|
Forgot about that one!
And what a 'great' BUDDAH hit that was for LOU CHRISTIE in 1969!
And did you know that in ALL of his other hits, that distinct 'female' voice you heard in the background singing along with Christie, well that was always Lou's, younger sister!
|By Mark Speck (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 10:58 pm:|
MVPs--"Turnin' My Heartbeat Up"
Carl Douglas--"Marble and Iron"
Judy White--"Satisfaction Guaranteed"
|By recordboyusa (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 11:13 pm:|
"What's Her Name" - Keni Lewis
"Lean On Me" - Carl Douglas
"Loving You" - Timothy Wilson
"Baby Please Don't Let Go" - Chuck Ray
And on Kama Sutra:
"Peace Treaty" - The Fantastic Johnny C
|By mhc (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 11:20 pm:|
When I saw the topic heading, the first song that came into my mind was "When I Die" by Motherlode, and I always liked that one; a definitive CKLW record for me..
|By john c (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 11:22 pm:|
What about the 1910 Fruitgum Co., Ohio Express, Lemon Pipers?
I did like The Worst That Could Happen by the Brooklyn Bridge.
|By recordboyusa (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 11:29 pm:|
The Brooklyn Bridge turned in a very soulful vocal in the Toni Wine cheating song, "Your Husband My Wife". Johnny Maestro really nails it, especially in the last verse. Unfortunately he recut the song, and the version that's more common these days is the crummy "lounge vocal" remake. He sounds like he's stepping out of the picture!
|By MotownForever (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 09:13 am:|
You're right on point with your observation that "Brother Louie" sounded like a Rod Stewart tune. I've always thought so as well. Man that record was huge on Pop radio here in NYC, it was constantly being played throughout the day.
I think that was the last big hit on Kama Sutra. The label did have a pretty long run (65-76) though...
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:26 pm:|
These Buddah classics come to mind...
Five Stairsteps - "I Love You - Stop" & "Snow" plus a great version of "My Sweet Lord" from a 1971 LP.
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Imagination", "Midnight Train To Georgia", "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me","On & On"/"The Makings of You" ("Claudine" soundtrack).
Midnight Movers LTD - "Follow The Wind"
Plus let's not forget that Buddah distributed three of the mightiest record labels in the history of R&B/Soul/Pop:
T-NECK RECORDS (owned by the Isley Brothers)
CURTOM RECORDS (Curtis Mayfield & Eddie Thomas)
SUSSEX RECORDS (founded by Clarence Avant; home of Van McCoy, the team of Dennis Coffey & Mike Theodore as well as Bill Withers, Creative Source, the Soul Searchers & the Presidents)
Favorites from each
"It's Your Thing" & "Work To Do" - Isleys
"Check Out Your Mind" & "Choice Of Colors" - Impressions
The "Curtis","Curtis Live","Roots", "Back To The World" & "Superfly" albums.
Bill Withers' albums "Just As I Am", "Still Bill" & "Live At Carnegie Hall"
"5-10-15-20-25-30 Years of Love" - Presidents
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:30 pm:|
H-D-H'S Hot Wax label went through Buddah's mighty distribution arm from 1968 to 1973.
Hot Wax faves -
"Westbound #9" & "Mind, Body & Soul" - Flaming Ember.
"While You're Out Looking For Sugar", "Girls It Ain't Easy", "Want Ads", "Stick Up"/"V.I.P." by the Honey Cone.
Still have the old 45s...
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Jim Vitti (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:29 pm:|
Do you or anyone on the forum remember the name
of the president of Budda Records during the '70's. I met him at United a couple of times
while recording Gladys and the Pips, but I just can't recall his name!? Can anyone help???
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:49 pm:|
Neil Bogart was the President/General Manager of Buddah Records from 1967 to 1973. His last assignment at Buddah was signing Gladys Knight & the Pips in late 1972.
Art Kass was the founder & chairman of Buddah Records from 1967 until he closed the label in 1989.
Hope this helps...
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Jim Vitti (184.108.40.206) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 06:17 pm:|
Thanks - that helped a lot!!
It was Art Kass whom I met, now it rings a bell.
Neil Bogart was over at Casablanca Records at that time.
Thanks again - Kev
|By Vandelron (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 06:03 pm:|
Didnt anyone else like Quick Joey Small or is Rin Joey Run by Kazen katz orch.????????????????????
|By Vandelron (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 06:05 pm:|
above should read Run Joey Run
|By funkfan (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 01:39 pm:|
Speaking of Brother Louie, the Stories bass player was Kenny Aronson (who contributed to the SITSOM book and recordings).