Today 03:30 PM

Answer this-107

There are two motown songs that have the same title,but are different songs,one has been recorded by different artist while the other has been only recorded by one..name the title.
Today 02:56 PM

(come ‘round here) i’m the one you need question

i know 1966 was an extraordinarily busy year for holland/dozier/holland. they wrote a varietyof hits: reach out & standing in the shadows for the tops, my world is empty and you can’t hurry love for the supremes ... plus hits for the isley bros, jr. walker, the elgins, just to name the tip of the iceberg.
what i want to know is how they came about to write the rocker “(come ‘round here) i’m the one you need” for the miracles. the song sounds tailor made for levi and the tops and it seems as if they would have been screaming to record it! i can even imagine the supremes taking a stab at it. considering how few songs h/d/h wrote for smokey and how prolific smokey was on his own, i’ve always been perplexed how this collaboration came about. it is one damn fine tune and smokey and the miracles sing their hearts out ... but does anyone know the story about how these two powerhous teams got together? i’d love to know! thanks
Today 04:55 PM

Trivia Question RE: Neil Diamond and Bobbie Gentry

I was playing a new Neil Diamond collection today (courtesy of that recent Amazon sale) and an interesting trivia question popped into my head. I promise I will not drag it out and if no one guesses, I will reveal the answer in a day or two.

So even though neither is considered a "soul" singer, can you figure out what Neil Diamond and Bobbie Gentry have in common?
Today 04:03 PM

Motown's Most Successful Singles From Motion Pictures ?

I count five of them from Motown that made The Top 100 rock era songs (up to 1991) for movies based on their Billboard Hot 100 chart performance.

The list from the book, HOTTEST HOT 100 HITS, has some guidelines.
Not just any song used in a movie counts. The song has to be derived for the movie specifically, not simply an inserted oldie or popular tune. Nothing from BIG CHILL.
An older song qualifies though if the version used in the movie was created for it , as in LA BAMBA as performed by Los Lobos for the Ritchie Valens film biography.
A cover version of a song from a movie doesn't count ( Meco's STAR WARS ).
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK was used in BLACK BOARD JUNGLE and became a hit because of it , but it wasn't written for use in the movie: doesn't count.

Motown's contributions are :

_________________________ ?????



at #45 by proxy, is Motown alumnus Norman Whitfield's CAR WASH by Rose Royce :

Today 03:49 PM

Kim Weston ‘Live in Detroit 1978' E.P. PRESS RELEASE

Paul Stuart on Facebook.....

A newly unearthed live performance from Kim Weston is to be released in the coming weeks! Produced with Kim’s input, 100% of the money made from ‘Kim Weston live in Detroit 1978’ will be going straight to the lady herself, in time for her 81st birthday and in a year where all her performances have been cancelled.

Watch this space for more information and join KIM WESTON APPRECIATION GROUP (Facebook) to ensure you don’t miss it!

Kim Weston ‘Live in Detroit 1978' E.P.
A decade on from her time at Motown records, this newly unearthed recording of Kim Weston live from Detroit’s Paradise Theatre demonstrates just why she is so highly revered as one of the greatest vocalists the city (and arguably, the world) has ever produced.
Here we hear Kim continuing to show us the jazzier sound that she adopted after leaving Motown, with tributes to the great Dinah Washington, as well as performances of two of her mid 1970’s releases: ‘Nobody Had to Tell Me’ which was released with The Hastings Street Jazz Orchestra in 1976 and her own composition, ‘Detroit (That’s My Home Town)’, released as a single on her own RAHKIM label in 1975.
This 1978 Easter Day performance comes from a time where Kim’s focus was on giving back to her community. Two years prior, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young had declared July 18th 1976 as “Kim Weston Day” in honour of her voluntary work and countless appearances at benefit concerts in the city. “I’m called the benefit queen!” jokes Kim after her first number on this set, before thanking the promoters for a paying gig. “I’m only serious” she laughs, but it is true that, like many unsung heroes of black music, Kim has never been particularly well paid for her incredible talents. Her records, which continue to sell, don’t benefit Kim financially, so is the reason that 100% of the money taken in from sales of this new live E.P. will benefit Kim directly.
The E.P. will be available to order on CD from 1st December 2020 at £7.99 / $9.99 plus P+P. The CD will come with the download code for a free digital copy in an effort to please both collectors and the more modern music fan.
Payments will be made to myself and I will be transferring the takings to Kim after we have sold some CD’s! I will make the payment details available on here from next week.
I will also post some images and similar things between now and then so watch this space!
Here is the front cover, featuring a painting by my friend here in the UK, Chris Gleeson. I am proud to say that I own the original and that Chris has been very kind to let us use the image.
Who’s looking forward to receiving their copy??!! 😀
Kim is very excited!

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