Today 09:44 AM

James J. Iriegsmann Photos of Singers

I recently saw listed for sale a COLOR picture issued by James J. Kriegsmann of Aretha Franklin. I have never ever seen another COLOR picture by Mr. K.

Does anyone have any other COLOR [vs. black and white glossy] photos by Mr. Kriegsmann? Or is this a very extreme rare picture?

Today 09:45 AM

Velvelettes at Diana Ross concert.....

My partner and I were waiting in the atrium last evening waiting for the house to open when I noticed a lady that walked by looked very familiar. I said I'm sure that was a Velvelette! I walked over where she was waiting for the elevator and asked, "Are you a Velvelette?", just as I looked to my right and saw I was standing in front of Cal!! :)

Bertha and Cal were extremely gracious ladies. They chatted with us for probably 10 minutes before heading up to their seats. Cal showed me a picture of her handsome grandson, just like we were old friends catching up on life.

We waited for them after the show and they said they enjoyed it very much. The lady they were with said she told the people around them they were seated with Motown royalty, and they certainly were!! I felt very privileged to meet them and made a great memory, as they are the first I've personally met from the Motown family.
Thank you Bertha and Cal for making the night even more memorable!

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Today 09:54 AM

It's a wrap for Robert Sylvester Kelly!

Dude has the feds on his tail now too. I have never seen anyone defeat federal cases either... dude was a menace to society for 30 years. It ends now.
Today 09:52 AM

Classic Soul JAMS!

Today is my birthday and with each one I am blessed with I like to look back some. In this case I am looking back at some of the BEST Classic Soul Jams in my opinion. Are you with me? Here's a few that make the cut:

Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood - 1966

Yesterday 03:02 PM

What's your thought on the Andantes replacing vocals on groups

They may be unsung, but they sure suckered us into buying a Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvelettes, and worst of all *GASP* a Supremes record.

What's your thoughts on this? Should have this false advertising happened in Motown?

Louvain could give us some input if she's available.
Today 08:51 AM

Save The Chidren Soundtrack album Motown M-800

This album appears to have been released with three different covers, although the records inside each are all on the blue Motown label albeit with slight variations pointing to have been pressed in different plants. There is nothing on any of the sleeves to indicate the 2 alternative ones were licensed to other Records labels for release either. Were all three variations genuine Motown releases?

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