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Today 07:14 PM

2020 - Any news of a Motown release?

As we enter 2020, have we finally emptied the well of 60s recordings?
Any news of 'special' projects on the 60s era?
I guess we will get a 1970 unreleased set, but are there no projects from Ace/ Kent etc?
Today 04:53 PM

Podcast - Songcraft: Lamont Dozier, Mickey Stevenson, Valerie Simpson

Hi Everybody,
From Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters:
Lamont Dozier, Mickey Stevenson, Valerie Simpson

Ep. 100 - LAMONT DOZIER ("Stop! In the Name of Love") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 110 MINS OCT 15, 2018
Lamont talks about punching a time clock as a staff songwriter at Motown; what happened when Marvin Gaye forgot to learn "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" before the recording session; why Diana Ross was pissed off when she cut the vocals for "Where Did Our Love Go;" which of Lamont's classics came about as a result of getting caught in a compromising situation at a no-tell motel; the muse who inspired "Bernadette" and "I Hear a Symphony;" and a whole lot more!
https://podbay.fm/podcast/955189341/e/1539653604
(Interview begins at 26:26)


Ep. 113 - MICKEY STEVENSON ("Dancing in the Street") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 74 MINS APR 15, 2019
The Motown legend behind "Dancing in the Street," "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," "It Takes Two," "Devil with a Blue Dress On," and "Beechwood 4-5789" opens up about his life and career, including why he almost stormed out of his first meeting with Berry Gordy; how he assembled Motown’s legendary Funk Brothers; the trick he used to convince Marvin Gaye to ditch jazz and become an R&B singer; and why “Dancing in the Street” was a message song -- but not the message many people think!
https://podbay.fm/podcast/955189341/e/1555393336
(Interview begins at 12:43)


Ep. 107 - VALERIE SIMPSON ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 73 MINS JAN 21, 2019
Songwriters Hall of Famer, half of the legendary Ashford & Simpson, and one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time chats about "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," "I'm Every Woman," "Solid," and more of her many hits!
https://podbay.fm/podcast/955189341/e/1548124574
(Interview begins at 14:02)
01-19-2020 10:34 PM

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

Today 04:26 PM

Complete Motown CDs

Over the next few days ...and weeks ...I hope to post every notable Motown CD release ...released since the 1980's ...not knowingly including any bootlegs ...but including some Motown artists' post-Motown releases …and Motown related CD releases ...and VHS & DVD releases...enjoy

...starting with 1990 and the 1980s ...Part 1

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Today 02:05 PM

BOSE Home Audio Products future

I wanted to post this where interesting parties could read it. I posted it in the Motown Forum as that is where the vast majority of members look at and think it warrants attention. Especially those who have BOSE CD players as I do.





After a record-breaking number of store closings across the country in 2019, more national companies are preparing to shut down locations as 2020 begins.

A number of companies reported low earnings in the third quarter, prior to an underwhelming holiday season for brick-and-mortar sales.

Here is a look at a few companies that will be or could be leaving Delaware soon.

Bose is closing all of its stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia.
Bose is closing all of its stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. (Photo: Reviewed)

Bose
Bose, a leader in headphones, speakers and home audio products, is closing all of its 119 stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia, including a location in the Christiana Mall. Bose has had a presence in the mall for more than 20 years.

In a statement, the company said a "dramatic shift" to online shopping led to the decision. Bose offered a unique experience when it opened its first U.S. stores in 1993, offering demonstrations of various music and home theater systems.

The company's focus has since shifted to noise-canceling headphones, sport earbuds and portable speakers, which are being sold increasingly online, according to the statement. Bose devices are also on display in larger stores such as Best Buy and Target.

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