Yesterday 12:43 PM

Motown Legends - Polygram Special Projects CD releases.

Back in the mid-1990's Polgram Special Projects released a series of compilation CDs. I have two of them of to refer to for this inquiry. The Marvelettes [Beechwood 4-5780] and [Playboy]. The other group CD is Diana Ross & The Supremes [My World Is Empty Without You] and [I Hear a Symphony]. The Marvelettes has three *bonus tracks --- You're The One, Everybody Knows But You, and When I Need You. The Supremes also has three *bonus tracks --- I'll Set You Free, The Land of Make Believe, and Mr. Blues. Cary Mansfield was the compiler for both of these.

These rarely get any discussion. Does anyone know of a complete official listing of all that were released? Often I look at discographies of releases, i. e. Randy's Rodeo.com and they are not included in those categories he featured that include a picture of what the releases look like.

I think they are a great item to possess. What does anyone else know about this series and/or what do they think about them?
02-27-2021 04:06 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?
Today 04:50 AM

VA "Everybody Makes A Mistake: Stax Southern Soul Volume 2" (Kent UK) - 4/9/2021

Stax Records in Memphis was one of the centers of southern soul, yet due to its many hits and big city location, this often gets forgotten. We redressed that balance with the release of “Nobody Wins: Stax Southern Soul” but there was so much more to play that we’re back with 20 more tracks that capture the deep emotion and soulful feel of the Memphis behemoth.

First up we have found a bunch of previously unreleased tracks. There are two by Eddie Floyd, including his own version of ‘Everybody Makes A Mistake’, first released by Otis Redding on “The Soul Album”; a stormer called ‘Standing In The Safety Zone’ by the Soul Children; and another cut by Chuck Brooks. We also have alternate takes of originally unreleased track by Ollie & the Nightingales and William Bell, and have gathered up rare tracks that appeared as bonus tracks on CDs by Jimmy Hughes, Mavis Staples, Shirley Brown, the Newcomers, David Porter and Veda Brown.

Of those that saw release at the time, we have obscure B-sides by Eddie Giles, Israel Tolbert and Lee Sain. Singles from Randy Brown, Frederick Knight and the Nightingales are as good as anything the label released, and Isaac Hayes is present with his take on the Banks & Hampton single ‘I’m Gonna Have To Tell Her’, one of the great southern soul songs.

Packaged with in-depth sleeve notes and extensive illustrations.

1. I'll Do Anything For Your Love (Single edit) - William Bell
2. How Can I Win Your Love - Eddie Floyd
3. I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her - Isaac Hayes
4. A Smile Can't Hide A Broken Heart (Alt mix) - Ollie & The Nightingales
5. Let's Make A Deal - Frederick Knight
6. Standing In The Safety Zone - The Soul Children
7. Spare Me The Hurt Of Losing You (Demo) - The Newcomers
8. Guilty Of Loving You - Veda Brown
9. We've Got Love On Our Side - Bettye Crutcher
10. I'm Tired - Mavis Staples
11. Got To Get Away From You - Israel Tolbert
12. I'm Too Old To Play - Jimmy Hughes
13. Everybody Makes A Mistake - Eddie Floyd
14. Ain't Nobody Like My Baby - Lee Sain
15. Just A Little Overcome - The Nightingales
16. It Takes Me All Night - Eddie Giles
17. You Need Love - Chuck Brooks
18. Ain't No Way - Shirley Brown
19. Did You Hear Yourself Part 1 - Randy Brown & Company
20. Come Get From Me Parts 1 & 2 - David Porter

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Yesterday 04:10 PM
Yesterday 12:34 AM

My Guy - Miss Ray Pressing

Is anyone able to identify/confirm the bootleg copies of Mary Wells "My Guy" that were pressed up by Miss Ray?

There's a strong case for the white label copy below that has no promotional/demo/audition/sample copy text, weird catalog number formatting and typeface, slightly lower sound quality, and although it looks like an ARP press, no ARP stamp is present in the runout.

Attachment 18727


Ralph Terrana

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