04-30-2023 05:08 PM

Bobby Darin - Motown Years 1970 to 1973

In the late 60s and early 70s Motown signed several well established acts but then sort of took their eye off the ball resulting in frustration. True that a lot was happening at once with the move to LA and entering the film industry with "Lady Sings The Blues". Nevertheless there were some fantastic tracks from artists such as Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Bobby Darin and to a lesser extent Sammy Davis Jr and Lesley Gore.

Thankfully, in the case of Bobby Darin, material that had long been vaulted has been made available over the years - mainly thanks to Joe Marchesse & co [[e.g. Andy Skurrow) who've made it possible for these tracks to see release on CD. The Real Gone CDs have wonderful liner notes as well and are well worth looking up. In particular, "Another Song On My Mind" includes a great resume of Darin's Motown career - much of this can still be seen on the Real Gone website -


You can see the full CD artwork here -


And here are the covers for Darin's Motown albums / CDs


Please advise of any errors


Recorded - 6 February 1971 Live at The Desert Inn [[Renamed “Finally” but still unreleased at the time)

M1183 – 17 April 1971
A Melodie
B Someday We'll Be Together

M1193 – November 1971
A Simple Song Of Freedom
B I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

M1203 – 2 June 1972
A Sail Away
B Hard Headed Woman

M753 ALBUM AUGUST 1972 – Bobby Darin

M1212 – Promo 3 November 1972 [[withdrawn)
A Average People [[mono)
B Average People [[stereo)

M1212 – 3 November 1972 [[probably a bootleg)
A Average People
B Something In Her Love

M1217 – 20 November 1972
A Happy [[Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")
B Something In Her Love

Bobby Darin died 20 December 1973

M813 ALBUM February 1974 – Darin 1936-1973

PR4 [[PROMO EP) - 1974
A1 If I Were A Carpenter
A2 Moritat [[Mack The Knife)
B1 Blue Monday
B2 Happy [[Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")

MW3014 – 1974 [[UK & EU)
A Blue Monday
B Moritat [[Mack The Knife)

M5185 ALBUM July 1981 – Darin 1936–1973 re-issued with 5 tracks having different mixes.

MCD09070MD CD 1987 – Live At The Desert Inn [[first ever issue)

MOTD -5185 CD 1989 – Darin 1936–1973 first issue on CD.

3746351852 CD 1991 – Darin 1936-1973 CD re-issue

NTD-6509-2 CD 2005 – Live At The Desert Inn [[re-issue / remaster / 2 extra tracks “Work Song” and “Beyond The Sea”.

RGM-0440 2xCD 6 May 2016 – Another Song On My Mind [[Real Gone Music)

RGM-0714 CD 13 July 2018 – Go Ahead And Back Up [[Real one Music)
Yesterday 10:27 PM

The Miracles-Four Classic Albums on 2CDs [4/19/2024-Cherry Red UK]

Info from Cherry Red UK-

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: What Love Has Joined Together/A Pocket Full of Miracles/One Dozen Roses/Flying High Together, 2CD

Definitive 2CD remastered edition from SoulMusic Records/The Second Disc comprising four rare 1970-1972 albums and bonus tracks from Motown legends Smokey Robinson And The Miracles!
Two bonus tracks, ‘[You’ve Got Me] Looking Through the Eyes of Love’ and ‘Paper People’ also make their CD debut.

1 What Love Has Joined Together
2 My Cherie Amour
3 If This World Were Mine
4 You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
5 This Guy’s In Love With You
6 And I Love Her
7 [You’ve Got Me] Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
8 Paper People
9 Flower Girl
10 Who’s Gonna Take The Blame
11 Darling Dear
12 You’ve Got The Love I Need
13 Get Ready
14 Bridge Over Troubled Water
15 Something/Something You Got
16 Point It Out
17 Don’t Take It So Hard
18 Backfire
19 The Reel Of Time
20 Wishful Thinking
1 When Sundown Comes
2 No Wonder Love’s A Wonder
3 The Tears Of A Clown
4 Satisfaction
5 Crazy About The La La La
6 Cecilia
7 I Don’t Blame You At All
8 That Girl
9 Faces
10 I Love You Dear
11 Oh Baby Baby I Love You
12 The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
13 I Can’t Stand To See You Cry
14 Theme From Love Story
15 We’ve Come Too Far To End It Now
16 Flying High Together
17 With Your Love Came
18 It Will Be Alright
19 Oh Girl [Album Version]
20 You Ain’t Livin’ Till You’re Lovin’

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: What Love Has Joined Together/A Pocket Full of Miracles/One Dozen Roses/Flying High Together, 2CD - Cherry Red Records

Yesterday 01:38 PM

Norman Whitfield & Suzanne de Passe - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2024 Inductees

Congratulations to Norman Whitfield and Suzanne de Passe on being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Class of 2024. The ceremony will take place in October in Cleveland, Ohio.

Suzanne's bio - https://rockhall.com/inductees/suzanne-de-passe/
Norman's bio - https://rockhall.com/inductees/norman-whitfield/

Full list of the class of 2024
Today 05:07 AM

Jon Savage’s The Secret Public - How The LGBTQ+ Aesthetic Shaped Pop Culture 1955-197

Releasedate may, 31,25
Side 1

  • 01 Preview I Hear A New World - Joe Meek & The Blue Men
  • 02 Preview Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard & His Band
  • 03 Preview Esquerita And The Voola - Esquerita
  • 04 Preview Wondrous Place - Billy Fury
  • 05 Preview Strawberry Blonde [[The Band Rocked On) - Frank D'Rone
  • 06 Preview Foot Stompin' - The Dovells
  • 07 Preview Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton
  • 08 Preview Peppermint Twist [[Part 1) - Joey Dee & The Starliters
  • 09 Preview Sally, Go ‘Round The Roses - The Jaynetts
  • 10 Preview You Don't Own Me - Lesley Gore
  • 11 Preview Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes
  • 12 Preview Get Down With It - Bobby Marchan
  • 13 Preview I'll Be Your Mirror - The Velvet Underground & Nico
  • 14 Preview Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins
  • 15 Preview Stand Up Straight And Tall - Jackie Shane
  • 16 Preview Women Is Losers - Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • 17 Preview No Stranger Am I - Norma Tanega
  • 18 Preview Pretty Golden Hair - Al Stewart
  • 19 Preview David Watts - The Kinks
  • 20 Preview Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
  • 21 Preview Stand! - Sly & The Family Stone
  • 22 Preview Life & Death In G & A - Abaco Dream
  • 23 Preview Nathan Jones - The Supremes
  • 24 Preview Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  • 25 Preview Coochi-Coo - Polly Perkins
  • 26 Preview I'maman - Jobriath
  • 27 Preview Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango
  • 28 Preview Law Of The Land - The Temptations

  • 01 Preview Get Dancin' Part 1 - Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes featuring Sir Monti Rock III
  • 02 Preview Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
  • 03 Preview Nobody's Gonna Change Me - The Dynamic Superiors
  • 04 Preview Ain't Nobody Straight In L.A. - The Miracles
  • 05 Preview I Need A Man - Grace Jones
  • 06 Preview I Feel Love - Patrick Cowley
  • 07 Preview Orgasm Addict - Buzzcocks
  • 08 Preview Fuck Off - Jayne County & The Electric Chairs
  • 09 Preview Glad To Be Gay - Tom Robinson Band
  • 10 Preview I Was Born This Way - Carl Bean
  • 11 Preview Prison - Space
  • 12 Preview Disco Dance [[Mega Mix) - Michele
  • 13 Preview I Need Somebody To Love Tonight - Sylvester

Today 02:15 AM

Luther: Never Too Much documentary

Luther: Never Too Much… chronicles the story of a vocal virtuoso,” notes a description of the film, which debuts in the Premieres section of Sundance. “Using a wealth of rarely seen archives, Luther tells his own story with assistance from his closest friends and musical collaborators including Mariah Carey, Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson and Roberta Flack. The film relives the many stunning moments of Luther’s musical career, while exploring his unrequited love life, health struggles, and a lifelong battle to earn the respect his music deserved.”


04-20-2024 09:13 AM

Luther's amazing documentary

The documentary debuted in Detroit after a successful showing at the Sundance Film Festival. It was an amazing celebration of the life, legacy and longing for love of Luther Vandross. Appearances from Nile Rodgers, Lisa Fischer, Clive Davis, Fonzi Thornton, Jamie Foxx, Valerie Simpson, Dionne Warwick and others. Very rare video footage, great concert performaces. There were tears and cheers. Can't wait to see it again.


Ralph Terrana

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