|By LG Nilsson (188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 11:53 am:|
My MD just added “Good-By Cruel Love” by Linda Griner to our record library on our radio station. (… He is a hero in my eyes… just 29!) He asked some questions…
This is all I know about Linda Griner: She released just one single on Motown, 1037 “Envious” b/w “Good-By Cruel Love” in February 1963. Her real name was Lynn Roman with one or two n’s. She sang gospel with the Heavenly Brooklyn Stars. She toured with Sam Cooke and Roy Hamilton among others, before Motown.
Smokey Robinson recorded a whole album on her, still not released. She also recorded the album: “The Many Faces of Lynn Roman” on Columbia Records 1964 and “Girl for All Reason” & “The Greatest Roman of Them All” on Dot and/or Ichiban.
I need a picture for our artist library and if possible more information about this artist. Can anyone here help?
Thanks in advance
|By douglasm (184.108.40.206) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 12:02 pm:|
....where do you work, and do you webcast?
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 02:33 pm:|
Where did the information about a whole album produced by Smokey Robinson come from?
I understood that it was Mickey Stevenson that she worked with and Linda (Lyn) also recalled working with Bob Hamilton and Clarence Paul. When YTF did an interview with Clarence Paul some years ago, Clarence listed "So Let Them Laugh At Me" as from Linda Griner
|By Davie Gordon (18.104.22.168) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 02:48 pm:|
Give me a couple of days and I'll put together
a Lyn Roman discography.
I'm trying to remember the name of a UK compilation CD from about 3/4 years ago that was
made of of tracks by female artists who recorded
for Brunswick. I think the cover photo is Lyn
- if it is she was a very well developed girl :-)
|By John Lester (22.214.171.124) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 02:55 pm:|
When Lyn was recording on Motorcity - her promo pictures left nothing to the imagination. As you say, that lady was well stacked!
|By LG Nilsson (126.96.36.199) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 03:40 pm:|
I work as a GM/PD on VINYL 107, an oldies station in Stockholm, Sweden. You can listen live at http://www.vinyl107.se/ Just click on the “Lyssna Live” button (Swedish). On Monday nights, right now, actually, you can listen to “Monday Soul Party” between 9.00-12.00pm (21.00-24.00). But don’t expect too many rarities… If you want to know more… check out the J.J. Barnes thread.
I do not remember where that info came from, but I have heard that promo/DJ copies of an album was sent out to some radio stations… but that can be fake info of course… and Smokey was the producer, as on the single:
Davie, looking forward for more info and a pic!
|By john lester (188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 05:28 pm:|
I am enjoying the station Lars.....
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 05:35 pm:|
The UK compilation with the rather busty cover of Lyn Roman was called "What More Can a Woman Do? Brunswick & Chi-Sound Sisters of Soul." Features Lyn Roman, Barbara Acklin ("The First Lady of Brunswick" as indicated by the liner notes) and quite a few jems. It was released via the gang at West Side.
On a personal note, I asked Carl Davis (who produced "Stop! I Don't Need..") about Lyn Roman. His reaction was reduced to a chuckle and a sly grin on his face....I wonder why...
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 05:35 pm:|
DM 20102 = Supremes - My Heart Can't Take No More.
Now Linda Griner is 20106 and 20107. Hmmmmm! My mind is going off at a tangent here.
|By John Lester (18.104.22.168) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 06:13 pm:|
On your artist feature....you miss out member, Norma Barbee. Norma was a Barbee as was Bertha.
The line up on that picture is Cal (Caldin) Street, Bertha and Millie. You need to get the picture of the 5 of them and there is one of them in the US CD...thanks to HW for that
|By LG Nilsson (22.214.171.124) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 07:22 pm:|
You're talking about the Velvelettes again! And I have only got the UK issue with four more tracks!... but no picture with five Velvelettes. Is it possible for you to send me a scan?
Pssst John, this is the Linda Griner thread... but maybe the Velvelettes were backup singers here???(:-)
|By RD (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 01:11 am:|
DJ or promo copies of the Smokey produced Linda Griner album were sent to some DJs before Motown, for some reason, jettison the project.
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:20 am:|
So does anybody have any idea of the titles of the tracks that Smokey produced?
..and Lars - sorry about mentioning the Velvelettes, I got carried away listening to your Swedish radio station.
|By JSmith (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 06:26 am:|
Linda lives in Vegas these days but keeps herself very much to herself.
She even trys to avoid receiving e-mails about her recording career.
|By Mike Sku (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 11:17 am:|
What a shame! She must know there are fans out here clamoring for a nice CD full of her recordings from Motown, Brusnwick, etc. I'd be happy if I could see "Envious" on a comp of some kind. How about a "Cellarful of Motown, Vol. 2"?