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Yesterday 10:44 PM

Motown Tearjerkers

Inspired by another post celebrating Motown's "feel good" songs, name your favorite "sad songs" from Hitsville. Here's some of mine;

1. "A Tear For The Girl"-Martha & the Vandellas
2. "It Should've Been Me"-Kim Weston
3. "Hurt A Little Everyday"-Brenda Holloway
4. "Just To Keep You Satisfied"-Marvin Gaye
5. "The Tracks Of My Tears"-The Miracles
6. "Go Ahead And Laugh"-Martha & the Vandellas
7. "I Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer"-Stevie Wonder
8. "Throw A Farewell Kiss"-The Velvelettes
9. "Every Little Bit Hurts"-Brenda Holloway
10. "Who's Lovin' You"-The Miracles
11. "Just Another Lonely Night"-The Temptations
12. "The Beginning Of The End"-Diana Ross & the Supremes
13. "If You Don't Want My Love"-Four Tops
14. "I Ain't Got Nothing"-The Temptations
15. "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted"-Jimmy Ruffin
16. "The Day She Needed Me"-The Contours
Yesterday 04:25 PM

Ain't too Proud to Beg. The story of the Temptations. The Musical in Toronto

I saw this musical on the weekend. What a performance. It leaves Toronto for Broadway, next week. So lucky to see it and so blown away by the performances. They go through all the hits and address all of the "warts". Pretty powerful. See it if you get the chance. My partner liked it better than Motown the Musical...the story is stronger, but I liked them both and absolutely loved the music, the staging and acting.
Yesterday 11:12 PM

Rewind with IMissFlo: A cover of a Marvin Gaye hit that has a touch of the Andantes

While it is mostly based on the James Taylor cover, there is some Andantes mixed in to pay respect.

This came out around the time I was born, or at least a year after.


Listen with an open mind, and hey, it's a lot better than Kidz Bop, given the founding group member was the daughter of Carole King:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvEKq7bg3kk


Give me your thoughts after listening. Good? Bad? Would this be a good introduction to the old Tamla 45 of the song or a CD of Motown hits so the kid would like Motown?

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