Today 10:33 AM

Motown, The Brits, The 80s

As a bit of a companion to the British Invasion thread - the 80s had some good moments too ..

The Hollies - with Graham Nash back for the "What Comes Around" sessions - "Stop! In The Name Of Love"....
Today 10:45 AM

Lou Rawls' 1974 LP 'She's Gone' Now On Streaming Platforms

Here's Lou's barn-burner version of 'You Don't Miss Your Water', the lp's opening cut -

Yesterday 08:56 PM

Hattie Littles

Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I am astounded by the quality of MU62: Girls, especially the Hattie Littles cuts.

Anyone know why she didn't get more singles released during her motown [[gordy) tenure?

IMO enough material for a decent album, and better than some similar releases of the period....
03-02-2021 09:44 AM

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 04:47 AM

Il divo announce new album for once in my life: A celebration of motown


Brand New Interpretations Of Motown Classics Includes Guest Appearances From Motown Luminaries Smokey Robinson And Boyz II Men
First Single “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Features The Celebrated Artist Marvin Gaye The Track Is Available Worldwide Now Across All Digital Platforms
Very Special IL Divo Mother’s Day Global Streaming Event Set For May 8th At 8:30PM CST Tickets On Sale Here
May 7, 2021 [[New York, NY) Famed vocal superstars IL Divo [[Spain’s Carlos Marin, America’s David Miller, France’s Sebastien Izambard and Switzerland’s Urs Buhler) announce their 10th studio album, For Once In My Life: A Celebration Of Motown [[Decca Gold), set for release on July 16th. The jubilant set features special guests Smokey Robinson and Boyz II Men and kicks off with an incredible rendition of the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrrell pop soul classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” You can pre-order the album and listen to the single here [[LINKFIRE).
IL Divo’s celebratory collection of Motown classics include their distinctive take on chart topping songs such as “I’ll Be There” [[The Jackson 5), “For Once In My Life” [[Stevie Wonder), and “Say You, Say Me” [[Lionel Richie). Additionally, the quartet introduce brand new collaborations with superstar group Boyz II Men [[“I’ll Make Love To You”), the legendary Smokey Robinson [[“The Tracks Of My Tears”) and the peerless vocals of singer/songwriter Marvin Gaye [[“Aint No Mountain High Enough”). The 10-track album truly showcases the quartet’s incredible vocal talents as they pay tribute to the legendary artists and label that has been a part of the musical fabric of America and the world for over 60 years.
“When we first dreamed of this album the most important thing to us was to make sure that our interpretations respected and honored the timeless appeal of the songs,” the group stated. “To that end, we made sure that every note was sung with the utmost care and it was our privilege to add our own unique vocal sound to the musical history of Motown. We hope the fans enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed recording it.”
Most recently the platinum selling group announced a special Mother’s Day global streaming event set for May 8th at 8:30 PM CST. Tickets to the virtual performance can be purchased here.
IL Divo is the most commercially successful, classical crossover group in international music history, a standing that IL Divo still currently enjoys since they first banded together in 2003. With over 30 million albums sold, 160 gold and platinum albums in 33 countries to their credit IL Divo were the first Classical Crossover artists to have an album debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
For Once In My Life: A Celebration Of Motown Track Listing:
  1. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Featuring Marvin Gaye
  2. “For Once In My Life”
  3. “The Tracks Of My Tears” Featuring Smokey Robinson
  4. “My Girl”
  5. “I’ll Make Love To You” Featuring Boyz II Men
  6. “River Deep Mountain High”
  7. “I’ll Be There”
  8. “Reach Out I’ll Be There”
  9. “Say You, Say Me”
  10. “My Cherie Amour”

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Ralph Terrana

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