|By Aljaydu (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 08:29 pm:|
'Nuff said !!!!!
|By Patrick (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 09:10 pm:|
|By stephanie (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 10:58 pm:|
Im so glad someone had enough respect to call him Mr Dozier and that some people had enough talent to sing the songs!!! It was refreshing to see Simon kiss him too. I have to give it to the Brits they know how to respect people.
|By Soulpuss (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 11:12 pm:|
I would have loved to see the contestants give a try on Lamont's gems:
Let me start tonite
Why can't we be lovers
Trying to hold on to my woman
I'm curious as to how they would handle the rapping parts.
|By John Lester (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 02:10 am:|
When Lamont Dozier was over here last year...there was a concert tribute to him from some of the new wave artists.
This 3 girl group, called Miss Teek, proceeded to do a medley of Where Did Our Love Go and Baby Love. Their voices were not strong and you could see the older generation section of the audience getting somewhat impatient. Then the 3 girls decided to add a rap....to Baby Love. Man, I wanted to get out of that place asap. I felt emabrrassed and humiliated - I thought it was disrespectful. I didn't enjoy it at all.
|By TonyRussi (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 08:02 am:|
I don't recall "1-2-3"By Len Barry being a Motown or Lamont Dozier song.Any ideas why it was used.
|By Nish (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 08:31 am:|
That song is now an HDH writing credit, because when the writing corps sued the writer of the song(Len Barry, I'm not sure) claiming he basically lifted the melody line of the Supremes' "Ask Any Girl," they were awarded with the writing credit, so it is in the Jobete catalog.
|By Livonia Ken (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 08:36 am:|
The promos should have read:
"Lamont Dozier: Too Classy for Fox"
|By Aljaydu (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 08:36 am:|
I tell you what, it was a tall order for those kids to get out there and belt those songs out while "The Man" was sitting right there. Then, there was the "Ghost" of the Temps, Tops, Supremes, etc who made them...YIKES !!! I'd have to give them a grade of "N" ...for "Nerves". My voice would've left before hitting the stage.
I'd have to give most of those kids a passing grade just for the "pressure" of knowing that Mr. Dozier would be in the audience and the songs that you all are about to sing were written by him (and Mr. Holland and Holland) and performed by some of the greatest singers/groups of our times.
There was this one guy, i think the last one, that sang "Baby, I Need Your Loving". Though he gave a pretty nice rendition of it, I thought that he was going to get blasted by Simon. He sang the song, but he, how can I put it...
he let those vowels hang out there for too long. I kept saying, "cut it off!! Cut it off!" and he didn't. Why? He couldn't hear me through the tv? The folks on "Fear Factor" hear me..."Don't eat that !!! Don't EAT that !!!" and they don't...I don't know...
|By Soulpuss (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 08:54 am:|
I found it rather strange that Ruben Stoddard, the last contestant, did "Baby, I need your loving" when another guy contestant did it. I believe it was the second contestant. I guess all is fair in love, war and talent contests.
|By Aljaydu (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 10:09 am:|
Soulpuss, good point. I was really waiting for someone to do, "Reach Out", "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" and/or "Bernadette".
That would've been fun...
|By Aljaydu (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 10:12 am:|
Oh...by the way, Stephanie, THANKS !!!
Mr. Dozier is an American Icon. Look at what he and Mr. Holland and Mr. Holland accomplished.
Let's start an "American Icon" Hall Of Fame !!!
Surly, I would elect HDH to go FIRST.
|By Lucy (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 01:07 pm:|
Hello Creole,my friend!
How are you? and what about Mr.Dozier on American Idol.Yes,he should have been properly addressed as "Mr.Dozier".
GIVE THOSE KIDS THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE,CAUSE MY NERVES WOULD HAVE MADE ME HIT THE FLOOR.
BUT,IT WAS GREAT HEARING THE MUSIC WE ALL LOVE.
|By stephanie (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 01:24 pm:|
Hey I wish I had been on that stage!! I cant sing anymore like I used to but Id be giving a speech (which Im very good at) to Mr Dozier and the Holland brothers on how much we love their music.
|By TonyRussi (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 01:31 pm:|
Thanks Nish, I don't remember that...I do remember thinking it (1-2-3) was a Motown copy cat recording HOWEVER I can think of more songs that sound more-so like a Motown song.I don't think the lyrics are special.I thought the marine (the 2nd contestant) did a better job of sticking to the melody of "Baby I Need Your Loving" & I thought the last female "Treynice"(?) that did "Come See About Me" was the best.I thought Lamont Dozier was very diplomatic.
|By SisDetroit (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 03:11 pm:|
My top three -
1. Trenyce - Come See About Me
Lamont - "You made that song your own. Thank you for the new rendition."
Simon - "Outstanding."
2. Clay Aiken - I Can't Help Myself
Lamont - "Look like a professional, the look of a star."
Simon - Very good, a motown musical."
3. Corey Clark - This Old Heart Of Mine
Lamont - "New & rising Smokie Robinson."
Simon - "Great, your wild side helps bring out the song."
Ricky Smith - One, Two, Three
Lamont - "Voice right on, very good."
Simon - Definitely the best in the competition."
|By john dixon (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 03:41 pm:|
Sis, I don't believe Simon was complimenting Clay. His overenunciation, a la Mariah C., prompted Simon to comment that his performance was more like "Motown: The Musical", which prompted a round of boo's from Clay supporters and a crestfallen look on Clay's face. I was fine with it myself. I agree with Aljaydu and Tony that the last guy, probably the most gifted natural singer of the bunch, should have stuck to the melody of "Baby I Need Your Lovin'". You can't improve on perfection, ya know. All in all it was an enjoyable show and the presence of Lamont and his (and Brian & Eddie's) songs were the only reason I would watch in the first place.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 09:57 pm:|
In my opinion, Motown songs should not be tampered with for their performances should never be tampered with and their greatness will never be duplicated.
Leave well enough alone and let us all bask in their immortal, soulful glory.
|By Livonia Ken (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 09:25 am:|
I could think of a certain recently reactivated group of session musicians that could have made those singers sound a whole lot better.
|By TonyRussi (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 09:31 am:|
Eli & Ken I agree with you both.
|By Lynn Bruce (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:04 am:|
My favorite part was when I heard the term Mr.Dozier as opposed to" thank you Lamont".The two(I think) that said it showed me what kind of upbringing and class they had.
I would have had a hard time as a judge picking who was better,it seemed as the show progressed the talent did get a tad more sharper,but just as I thought "this is the one",then the next would be interesting.This is a problem with being a "double gemini"if you know about astrology.
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:15 am:|
It's like being a Libra.......you can get down to 2 choices but then you are stuck.
|By Lynn Bruce (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:24 am:|
John,your lucky,I can't seem to even get down to two choices most of the time. lol
It does keep me from making impulse choices though.