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Today 02:12 PM

This Song Made Me Remember...........

As we all know, music has a unique way of making us remember moments in our lives good or bad. Just hearing the record takes you back to places and times in the past. What song(s) sparked a specific memory for you?


This one always makes me remember sitting on our front porch that summer (1964) as a little kid and the music from my Mom's radio coming out through the window and sound just made me try to sing along to it:

Today 03:33 AM

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
Today 06:36 PM

Is Michael Jackson a "great" singer?

Michael Jackson was inarguably a great artist

He was inarguably a great entertainer

He was inarguably a great talent

But was he a great singer?

I don't really hear him described that way

To be fair, I've never heard anyone say that MJ has a "bad" voice or even just an "average" voice propped up my material or production

But his name doesn't really come up in discussions about great voices the way that Otis Redding, David Ruffin, Aretha and Marvin are

To my ears he is

I've always loved his voice from J5 to an adult



PS: I just had to edit the post as I realized I kept using "is" instead of "was"

Nearly a decade on, I still can't believe that he's gone

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