Today 08:39 AM

Last evening at The Roostertail.....


I was fortunate enough to attend this event last night courtesy of the Motown Museum. It was my first time being at the Roostertail and a wonderful evening was had by all. We had a table right up by the stage. I wish Otis could have done a longer Q&A session as I know he has so much to share, but I was grateful for the time we did have with him. The young man portraying David Ruffin does actually resemble him quite a bit. All of the performers from the Broadway group did a fine job.

I had taken an extra copy of The Temptin' Temptations, my favorite Tempts album with the hope Otis was going to stay for the whole event and I would have ample opportunity to ask if he would sign it. He ended up leaving immediately after the Q&A was over, so I rushed out to the car, got the album and waited for Otis to get closer to the door. It was taking him quite a while as so many fans were asking for photos with him, and his entourage was trying to get him to the car. There was a very lovely lady with Otis' group and I said to her I bet it's always difficult to get Otis out of any appearance very quickly. She said it always was. I explained I was at the event courtesy of the Motown Museum and did she think Otis might sign my record for me. She said I think he will. So when Otis finally got to her she told him I was a member of the museum and I asked Otis to sign my record and he said absolutely. I ended up getting the only autograph of the night, and a minute with Otis. I thanked him for his part in the Motown story and for taking the time to sign, shook his hand and he was gone. I'm glad I had the chance to do so, it will be another experience I won't forget. I also went up on the Roostertail stage as the event was winding down and stood there for a minute, thinking of all the talent that had graced the stage all those years ago. For some reason I thought of Tammi Terrell most.

It was a great perk for being a member of the Motown Museum. If you don't already support them, please do!

Attachment 16850

Attachment 16851

Attachment 16852
Yesterday 08:13 PM

Motown & The Grammys

How in the world did Motown not get a Grammy award until the Temptations’ Cloud Nine?

If you took what most people would agree are the top 100 or 200 songs Motown ever put out I’d bet my bottom dollar the majority of them are pre Cloud Nine

Anyone know what the deal was?

Anyone know how many pre Cloud Nine Motown nominations there were? And what songs were nominated?
Yesterday 11:09 PM

Temptations Promo release Gordy G-71-B

I recently acquired this promo copy of the Temptations "Impossible Dream" b/w "Born To Love You". It does not appear on the market too often. Mine was the second copy I've seen for sale, and Popsike.com only lists 4 copies selling since 2012.

It seems like an odd pairing to me, of songs recorded essentially 3 years apart with somewhat opposing genres, IMO "easy listening" vs. a more gritty soulful track. Are any members here on the forum able to enlighten me on possibly why this promo was released?
Thank you,

Attachment 16847

Attachment 16848
Today 02:42 AM

Hologram tours.........

Pass me a paper bag quick.

Would you go and see a show with a hologram on stage?

I'm confused. Who is the intended audience for this type of thing?
(Is there something I'm missing or didn't get yet???)
And a dreaded question: ............Is this ''the future''...somehow....?



Ralph Terrana

Welcome to Soulful Detroit! Kindly Consider Turning Off Your Ad BlockingX
Soulful Detroit is a free service that relies on revenue from ad display [regrettably] and donations. We notice that you are using an ad-blocking program that prevents us from earning revenue during your visit.
Ads are REMOVED for Members who donate to Soulful Detroit. [You must be logged in for ads to disappear]
And have Ads removed.