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Today 01:55 PM

2020 - Any news of a Motown release?

As we enter 2020, have we finally emptied the well of 60s recordings?
Any news of 'special' projects on the 60s era?
I guess we will get a 1970 unreleased set, but are there no projects from Ace/ Kent etc?
Yesterday 04:09 PM

Donna Summer "Encore: The Complete Album Collection" 33CD box set 3/27/2020

For the first time in history, Donna Summer's iconic studio albums are presented in one box set. This exquisitely packaged 33CD box set (within 24 individual 'albums'), features 329 tracks and collates all of Donna Summer's 17 studio albums, from her debut 'Lady Of The Night' up to 2008's 'Crayons'. Also included are 1978's 'Live And More', 1980's 'On The Radio' and 1999's 'Live & More Encore!', along with four bonus double-CDs of '7" Single Versions', '12" Single Versions', 'Remixes' and 'Non-Studio Album Singles & Extended Mixes', that include one-off recordings, which have been considered rarities over the years. The box set includes the debut official commercial release of 'My Life' [Junior Vasquez Private Collection Mix]. the individual re-mastered albums are packaged in mini replica sleeves, with inner wallets. A 40-page 12"x12" hardback book includes the album label copy information, as well as a newly commissioned 25,000+ word essay by noted US writer, Christian John Wikane, which starts with a foreword by long-term friend, collaborator and producer Giorgio Mororder. The essay features new interviews with many of Donna's collaborators, including Giorgio Moroder's production partner Pete Bellotte. Also included are special new personal tributes from twenty-five industry legends, including Nile Rodgers, Philip Bailey, George Benson, Liza Minnelli and Bootsy Collins. Donna Summer gained prominence during the 1970s disco era, propelled by her incessant and creative driving force behind the genre's global popularity, rightly earning the title "Queen Of Disco" and becoming one of the most successful recording artists of the entire decade. Her catalogue has sold more than 130 million units worldwide and this special edition proves that she was able to accommodate new musical and production styles. Donna was the first artist to have three consecutive double-albums, reach No. 1 on the US Billboard charts and also became the first artist to achieve four No. 1 singles in a thirteen month period. Donna worked with legendary producers Giorgio Mororder, Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer, John Barry, Quincy Jones, Richard Perry, Stock Aitken Waterman, Michael Omartian and Keith Diamond. Her records have also been remixed by many of the great club producers, including Tony Moran, Junior Vasquez, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Masters At work and Jason Nevins amongst others. The most comprehensive collection ever!


Amazon USA
Available for pre-order soon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083ZT9YFC/?tag=imwan-20

Amazon UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B083ZT9YFC/?tag=imwan-21

Today 11:49 AM

Motown & More Exhibit LBJ Presidential Library

I find interesting but not uncommon that the (obviously young) videographer at :41-1:19 failed to identify the Miracles (he only knew Smokey), Marvelettes, Vandellas, Funk Brothers & even Boyz II Men. He also assumes that gowns made for Jean Terrell era Supremes were worn by Diana Ross.


Today 12:00 PM

Who Needs an Unsung episode?

First post but Long time lurker here.

Who do you think needs an unsung episode?

I have many candidates:

There are some big names here but if The O'jays, Spinners, both lead singers of the Temptations and Otis Redding are Unsung then anyone could be

Joe Simon
Jr Walker & the All Stars
War
Joe Tex
Mandrill
Osibisa
Main Ingredient
Paul Kelly

Meters
Syl Johnson
New Birth
Booker T & the MGs
Ann Peeples
OV Wright
Solomon Burke
Slave
Chairmen of the Board (or Invictus-Hot Wax as a whole, labels owned by HDH after they left Motown, acts include the Chairmen, Freda Payne, Honey Cone, Flaming Ember)
Archie Bell and the Drells
LaBelle/Patti Labelle
Rufus/Chaka Khan
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Average White Band
Post Diana Supremes
Post Smokey Miracles
Post Motown Four Tops
Willie Hutch
Johnny Bristol
The Trammps
Tony! Tone! Toni!
Curtis Mayfield
Betty Wright
Bettye Lavette
Rufus Thomas
Carla Thomas
Irma Thomas
Sam & Dave
Candi Staton
Clarence Carter

If we're doing Unsung Hollywood:

227
Amen
The Wiz
Five Heartbeats/Robert Townsend
Leon
Good Times
Frank's Place/Tim Reid

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