Today 03:29 PM

Let's Share Some of Our Special Motown Collectables

Hi Friends,

I posted yesterday a photo of an autographed Mary Wells LP that I found in my collection.

Since we're all on a kind of hiatus, I thought it might be fun if we used a thread to share some of our favorite Motown collectables. Before the holidays, my buddy Gary (philles/motown_Gary) posted his Spector LP collection which was fun to view.

Perhaps you have something in your collection you'd like to share with SDF. This is a good time if you do.


Today 05:03 PM

Are there any Motown Covers of Stax songs?

I know that Stax covered Motown songs (so did everyone and their brother)


But did Motown artists ever return the favor?

If so I can't think of any off hand

And if not, what Stax songs would you have loved to hear a Motown version of? and by who?

Marvin singing "I've been loving you too long"?

The Funk Brothers doing Green Onions or Time is Tight?

The Four Tops singing Who's Making Love?

The Supremes version of B-A-B-Y?
Today 05:07 PM

House Of Beauty / HOB Records

In some quarters HOB is listed as a gospel subsidiary of Motown.

Seem to have a couple of recognisable names on their records early on - Herman Griffin & The Rayber Voices, Voices of Tabernacle, The Contours (though I think that may be a different group).

Berry Gordy wrote (and arranged?) "I Need You" and "I'm So Glad" for Herman Griffin. The music for "I'm So Glad" seems to be copyright to Rayber Music Writing Co. "I Need You" is the first song published by Jobete.

I've not read much about this label so I'm guessing the Motown connection may be overplayed, or is it?
Today 04:41 PM

A temptin irony!

Hi temptaholics, we all know that eddie died from lung cancer as a result of his smoking habit,but has anyone ever noticed that in the photo on the back of the classic lp[gettin ready]it is david who is photographed holding a cigarette?
Today 04:38 PM

Love you, Detroit <3


This one made me cry earlier today. Revisited the clip just now.
Hang in there, Detroit, stay strong. Love that place SO MUCH.
Today 02:54 PM

Brother (or sister) From Another Mother

Okay kids. This one relates to artists who are similar in musical style and vocals


Patrice Rushen/Alicia Keys - synthesizer/ piano

Al Jarreau/Kem - vocals

Luther/Freddie Jackson - vocals

Your turn!


Ralph Terrana

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