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Today 01:16 AM

Were some of Motown's recordings too advanced for radio at the time?

Listening to the recently released Carolyn Crawford song, "Lover Boy", once again, I feel this jaw-dropping marvel at the sheer volume of high-quality songs that not only were unreleased, but never even reused on other artists. You really have to appreciate it when you read from the writers how Motown encouraged creativity and taking chances.

Something like "Lover Boy", to me, is so beautiful. I do understand there was literally so much recording going on, no way all of them could come out, but was this, like some other Motown recordings, too advance for the time?

Yesterday 08:48 PM

May 13th - Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!

Happy 71st Birthday to Mr. Stevie Wonder born May 13th, 1950!

For the last year or so my favorite song by Stevie has been Don't Wonder Why from his 1970 Signed, Sealed, Delivered album. I had listened to the song a few times before and it never registered and suddenly one day I listened to it with new ear buds and the background vocals were louder and clearer and it changed everything. I've said several times that my favorite period of Stevie is between 1967-1971. So what's your favorite Stevie song?

Today 12:47 AM

British Invasion Acts Doing Their Versions Of Motown Songs:

Which of them did and with what songs??


I'll start with this one: The Zombies 1965:

YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

Yesterday 03:03 PM

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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?
Yesterday 06:53 PM

Hattie Littles

Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I am astounded by the quality of MU62: Girls, especially the Hattie Littles cuts.

Anyone know why she didn't get more singles released during her motown [[gordy) tenure?

IMO enough material for a decent album, and better than some similar releases of the period....

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