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Today 06:07 AM

Would Motown Have Happened Under Socialism??

.... just a notion to ponder over. :confused:
Yesterday 07:49 AM
10-25-2020 09:09 AM

Chaka Khan - Demure, as always!!

Love 'ya, Chaka, but ... Well, we can't say you're dishonest! Love the Live lp, btw. You've still got it!

Yesterday 10:03 AM

Don't R&B chart placements mean anything?

So, lately, I've been playing my Motown Complete Singles sets and reading the essays of each song. I was reminded of something that's always bothered me; there are many Motown records that, while they didn't score high on the Pop charts, they did exceptionally well on the R&B Charts. In some cases hitting #1. Yet it seems none of that matters.

O.K. I understand it- the Pay Day is to be found in Pop sales, so of course, you want to nail it there. But are R&B sales really so negligible that nobody ever celebrates a Number 1 R&B hit? Many Motown artists who didn't rack up huge Pop sales did very well on the R&B side but those accomplishments seem to mean nothing if the Rock press doesn't acknowledge that success.

It's like the scene in "The Five Heartbeats": " are we always crossing over to them why don't they cross over to us sometimes!"
10-26-2020 10:16 PM

Angela BOFILL?!???

Here we go again, yall...Ive yet to hear this from a reputable source, but can anyone confirm what happened this morning? Tributes are pouring in on my Instagram feed...

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