Today 06:12 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 08:54 PM

Gino Parks and Barrett Strong - Tell All Your Friends

Posted this elsewhere but truly it belongs on this forum. I've been enjoying this track more and more recently and it appears on the Barrett Strong Complete Motown Collection CD.

DFTMC lists it as a duet - Gino Parks and Barrett Strong so it's a rarity and one of 10 unreleased tracks on that Barrett Strong CD.

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Here's the song ....

Today 09:04 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 07:37 PM

Calling All Dionne Aficionados

All right, you Dionne-ocologists, riddle me this: Who are the background vocal personnel on the Soulful album? Is it The Sweets and/or others? This has been puzzling me all day.
Today 07:24 PM

Album cuts playlist

Let's make a play list of great songs that were never a single (album uts as we call them)
Today 06:19 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?


Ralph Terrana

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