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Today 02:34 PM

That's How It Is (Since You've Been Gone) - Marvelettes??

Hi guys,
Hoping someone can confirm for me...
I've been listening to Marvin & Tammi this morning and upon listening to "That's How It Is (Since You've Been Gone)", I seem to have a version by the Marvelettes, with Wanda on lead, stuck in my head. However, I can't seem to find their version. I could have sworn I remember hearing a Marvelettes version of this song? Or am I just going out of my head? :)

I remember that there is a Tammi solo version on her 2 CD set, so maybe I am getting mixed up with that version.
Today 03:11 PM

New 2-CD sets Exclusive to HMV

Two budget releases exclusive to HMV released today at £3.99 each. Both are 2-CD sets titled "All The Greats"

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Today 02:14 PM

Phil Spector - Part J - "Walls & Walls Of Soundalikes"

[Introductory notes taken from "A Wall Of Soundalikes (1)" CD booklet.]

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Phil Spector must be the most flattered record producer there ever was -- which he probably is! Soon after hitting #1 with his very first record in 1958 -- "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by his group The Teddy Bears -- Spector turned his attention to production. He studied his craft under Lester Sill and Lee Hazlewood before moving to New York to work as an apprentice to Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. In 1961, he produced Top Ten hits for Curtis Lee, Ray Peterson, and The Paris Sisters.

Later that year, he formed his Philles label and set about defining a record producer's role, initially with The Crystals. By 1964, his roster of hit acts also included Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, The Ronettes, and The Righteous Brothers. His sessions at Gold Star Studios in L.A. became legendary for their extravagance. Using massed voices, an army of musicians, and cavernous tape echo, Spector's massive productions possessed a unique aural identity that would become known as the Wall Of Sound. It would also become much imitated, eventually spawning a genre of its own.

Here, in the following 3 CD volumes spanning the years 1963 through 1969, are 74 examples of that "Spector Sound" genre -- some sublime, some mediocre, but all fascinating -- a veritable "Wall Of Soundalikes".

This thread includes the following Various Artists CD's:

1) "Phil's Spectre (1): A Wall Of Soundalikes" (ACE CDCHD 978)

2) "Phil's Spectre 2: Another Wall Of Soundalikes" (ACE CDCHD 1059)

3) "Phil's Spectre 3: A Third Wall Of Soundalikes" (ACE CDCHD 1149).

4) Additional "Walls Of Soundalikes" not included in the above ACE sets.
Today 02:26 PM

Cover Versions of Martha & the Vandellas Recordings

While going through a pile of my 45's yesterday, i came across a single by Florence Henderson which i had forgot all about, it was a cover of "A love like yours (don't come knocking everday".
I would like to compile a list of as many cover versions of Martha's recordings as possible, so please could you let me know what has been recorded, actual studio recordings, not songs including in live performances.
Thanks in advance and hope there are some nice obscurities!
Today 11:25 AM

Soul Men!

I was thinking today about all the great Soul male vocalists from the 50s- 80s I grew up listening to. Here are a few of my favorites I want to remember here. In no special order:

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