Today 06:04 AM

What new book on Motown artists would you like to see?

As most people know, there have been dozens of books written in the past on the various Motown artists. Here are the ones that have been written [may not be 100% complete]. Supremes; Stevie Wonder; Temptations; Mary Wells; Florence Ballard; Mary Wilson; Marvin Gaye; Holland-Dozier-Holland; Jackson Five; Martha Reeves; Marvelettes; and Smokey Robinson & Miracles; Rick James; and Tammi Terrell. I am not counting books entirely on Motown --- only groups/artists.

Just wondering. It is highly doubtful that any future books will be published due to the passage of time, but, who would you like to see a book written about who has not been covered previously?

My lifetime goal has been to see one on the Four Tops and I have consulted with two famous book writers with no success.

Input appreciated. Thanks.
Yesterday 01:53 AM

Scepter Records Story

I've recently been enjoying this set but come the third disc, it basically becames a B.J. Thomas Greatest Hits set, apart from the occasional Dionne Warwick track. I realise this gives an accurate picture of Scepter's chart fortunes at the time, but it becomes a much less satisfying listen for me.


I'm not familiar with Scepter/Wand in the way that I am with Motown/Stax/Atlantic. I've been wondering about an alternate tracklist for Disc 3, one that might be called "The Other Side of Scepter", featuring small/non-hits from the late 1960s to the label's demise in the 1970s. I stumbled upon a good track on a Northern Soul compilation, "That's Enough" by Roscoe Robinson. I'm also familiar with some of their early Disco material, like the Curtis Mayfield tracks by Patti Jo, "Ain't No Love Lost" and "Make Me Believe In You". Any suggestions for other tracks of this ilk?
Today 03:58 AM

Can anyone tell me anything about Rumer?

I was listening to Elton John's Electric Proms concert last night, and one of the guests was a female singer named Rumer. I was blown away by her version of Leon Russel's 'This Masquerade", sort of a cross between Karen Carpender and Dusty Springfield. Got this month's Mojo this morning and there she is, in a very uninformative article. Very impressive singer of who I know nothing about except she's English and has a CD coming out Monday.

10-16-2020 08:04 AM
Today 04:00 AM

It's Hard To Believe That Tammi Terrell Has Been Gone 50 Years

Huge Tammi fan here. I love discussing her music and life. Thanks for letting me join. :) Randy


Ralph Terrana

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