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Today 02:14 PM

CD Reissue Wishlist: Jennifer Holliday - Say You Love Me album

This is one fantastic album that is on my CD reissue wishlist. I especially love her covers of "He's a Pretender" and "Come Sunday". "No Frills Love", "Hard Time For Lovers" and "You're the One" [[co-written by Michael Jackson) are also stand-outs. It's sad that this album has yet to make an appearance on CD or digital.

I am hearing more and more from those on the inside of the album reissue biz that the major record companies are greenlighting fewer and fewer licensing deals with third-party reissue labels. I guess the majors are now keeping a tighter grip on their intellectual properties and copyrights these days. Not sure why this is the case, if they aren't going to bothering with making an effort to put something out on a streaming platform themselves? This album is a good example. I was just checking Wikipedia and it listed Jennifer Holliday as one of the artists who's master tapes were destroyed in Universal's vault fire in 2008. Perhaps this is why we haven't seen this album appear online.
Today 10:37 AM

"My Sugar Baby" - Who Is Connie Clark?

"My Sugar Baby", a Frank Wilson composition, was one of four tracks published by Jobete that Motown rejected for release and which subsequently appeared on the Joker label. It was credited to Connie Clark, released in September 1965 as Joker 716, and became popular on the Northern Soul scene.

A rumour started to grow that Connie Clark was an alias for Chris Clark. However, in an interview with Chris in 2005 for Motown Treasures, she denies it being her and, without naming the artist, describes her as a band singer from the 40s and one of a few unusual people who recorded on Motown.

That seems to point the finger squarely at Connie Haines. While the comparison of the two is not obvious, there are enough similarities in places between the vocals of Connie Clark and Connie Haines to not reject the idea out of hand.

What do you think?
Today 01:20 PM

American bandstand 1976 dance contest[[s)

Anyone know where I can view old episodes of American Bandstand? Specifically in 1976 they had a dance contest. [[Not sure if they only had one that year) and I'm trying to find the episode for a friend of mine who has been searching foR the episode when she was in the contest. There was probably more than one as people had to call in and vote.
Today 08:59 AM

Question regarding selling CDs and LPs

I am soon planning to embark on a hobby to sell some of my used records and CDs. I am sure some of you have done the same.

I checked with my city Commissioner of Revenue and they said that I would first have to apply for a permit to operate a business out of my home, and then I would need a business license for the actual selling. Does this sound logical to you guys?

I am certainly not planning to become a Fortune 500 company or anything. Who knows in this day and time of downloading, maybe nobody will buy a thing I have to offer anyway. So in some ways it sounds like overkill to me.

All I plan to do is list some things on Ebay and advertise in Goldmine. I will be surprised if it takes off to any great level at all. So what do you guys think......... a necessary evil that I should have known all along or just a way for my town to get some extra income out of me?
03-02-2021 09:44 AM

Songs with dances in the title

Mickey's Monkey
Twistin' Postman
Come On Do the Jerk
Can You Jerk Like Me?
Shotgun
Hitchhike

All of the above songs were original compositions released on various Motown labels, and all contain the names of dances.

I know there are more. Can you name more songs released by Motown that contain the names of dances that are NOT covers?
Today 11:03 AM

A new book about Jackie Wilson

Hi!

Jackie's daughter, Brenda, has written this book:

https://www.soulexpress.net/jackie_wilson.htm

Best regards
Heikki

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