Yesterday 01:20 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?
06-12-2021 01:40 PM

Songs with dances in the title

Mickey's Monkey
Twistin' Postman
Come On Do the Jerk
Can You Jerk Like Me?

All of the above songs were original compositions released on various Motown labels, and all contain the names of dances.

I know there are more. Can you name more songs released by Motown that contain the names of dances that are NOT covers?
Yesterday 01:03 PM

Another Missing Motown Jobete 45 Otis Williams & His Charms

"So Be It" B Side to "The First Sign Of Love"
Fidelity Publishing "So Be It" song Writers: Gwen Gordy, Roquel Billy Davis & Berry Gordy Jr. Issued in 1960.
Note the Interesting spelling of "Gordy"

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Yesterday 09:05 PM

Detroit Soul - Andrew Kingslow

Hi guys, I came across this album the other day, produced by Andrew Kingslow, called Detroit Soul. A compilation of some really good, authentic Motown sounding tracks I thought.

I donít know any of the featured singers on it very well, apart from James Hunter, of the James Hunter Six!

Here's my favourite track!!!!

06-13-2021 07:45 PM

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Yesterday 08:55 PM

Motown Bio Pics & Mini Series

I was in school when the Jacksons: American dream miniseries came out and i remember it being a big hit

Same for the Temptations series a few years later

and after that nothing

In the meantime there was the critically acclaimed and Oscar winning Ray, critically acclaimed and Oscar winning [[and thin Motown illusion) Dreamgirls, a Soul Train series, TWO major Aretha projects, the NatGeo Genius miniseries and upcoming Jennifer Hudson movie

Where are the Motown projects?

Other than the Marvin Gaye movie that can't seem to get off the ground, the Jesse Martin one ran out of money before it was finished I haven;t hears of any rumors of a Motown movie

To be fair there are the theater projects. A couple Marvin plays [[enjoyed them both) Motown the Musical and Temptations play

But where are the Oscar bait big screen adaptions?

Where are the 8-10 episode miniseries?


Ralph Terrana

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