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Today 07:40 AM

'60s Chicago Sound Produced in Other Cities by Non-Chicagoans

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This is in response to the Motown copiers, and "Not Quite TSOP" threads. I don't know much about 1970s music, because I didn't listen to the radio much because I was mostly in The Middle East, Africa, and The Far East then, and I hadn't liked where Soul music was going after 1967 or so.

But "The Chicago Sound" of Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, Billy Butler as independents, and Carl Davis at Columbia and Brunswick(and also Constellation, Mercury and ATCO), and Billy Davis and his crew at Chess, and Bunky Sheppard and his crew at Constellation, Johnny Pate and Curtis Mayfield at ABC, Monk Higgins at Satellite/St. Lawrence and Chess, Calvin Carter and Barrett Strong at VJ, and The Leaner Brothers with One-der-ful/Mar-V-Lus, was contemporary with Motown's classic period through the 1960s.

So, I'd like posters to post songs produced by people in other cities, that mimicked The classic '60s "Chicago Sound", mid-tempo with horns and light strings that was exemplified by Curtis Mayfield, The Butler Brothers and Carl Davis and his crew.

I'll start it off with a classic Chicago sound, written, sung and produced in Atlanta, by Atlantan, Tee Fletcher, and all Atlanta people (These Combinations were a Southern group, which had nothing whatsoever to do with the Chicago Combinations on Kelmac Records):
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Yesterday 10:53 PM

Jr. Walker & the All Stars Motown 70's output

3 Cd Box Set (1970's Motown Studio Albums) coming late May from Cherry Red Records (U.K.)
Today 06:07 AM

This Day In Motown!

I got an email from Motown :cool: a few days ago promoting a new site called "This Day In Motown"... https://www.motown.today

... where you can get a few little facts about what was happening with Motown on that day in the past! Check it out! :D
Yesterday 03:51 PM

Detroit Recording Studios - VOGUE Studio

I was just looking at the Fortune Records Soulful Detroit Tour which is part of this forum. It was stated that the owners of Fortune Records worked out initially of their home at 11839 12th Street and rented time at local studios VOGUE and United Sound Systems.

What does anyone know about the VOGUE studios? Is it possible that some Motown recordings may have been made there as there were at USS? I never heard of the VOGUE studios.

Thanks for any input on this studio.

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