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Today 10:59 AM

B J Thomas has died

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• Singer B.J. Thomas has died at the age of 78

• He was best known for his hit songs “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.”
• He was also awarded membership to the Grand Ole Opry.
Today 11:30 AM

Curtis Mayfield - 'Ms. Martha'

From the last lp by the great Mr. Curtis Mayfield. A bit of a deep cut that I just love. Hope some of us do, too!

Yesterday 01:20 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?
06-12-2021 01:40 PM

Songs with dances in the title

Mickey's Monkey
Twistin' Postman
Come On Do the Jerk
Can You Jerk Like Me?
Shotgun
Hitchhike

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?
Yesterday 01:03 PM

Another Missing Motown Jobete 45 Otis Williams & His Charms

"So Be It" B Side to "The First Sign Of Love"
Fidelity Publishing "So Be It" song Writers: Gwen Gordy, Roquel Billy Davis & Berry Gordy Jr. Issued in 1960.
Note the Interesting spelling of "Gordy"

Link attached:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Bp-r_Oa_k


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Yesterday 09:05 PM

Detroit Soul - Andrew Kingslow

Hi guys, I came across this album the other day, produced by Andrew Kingslow, called Detroit Soul. A compilation of some really good, authentic Motown sounding tracks I thought.

I don’t know any of the featured singers on it very well, apart from James Hunter, of the James Hunter Six!

Here's my favourite track!!!!

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