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Today 07:38 PM

Let's Share Some of Our Special Motown Collectables

Hi Friends,

I posted yesterday a photo of an autographed Mary Wells LP that I found in my collection.

Since we're all on a kind of hiatus, I thought it might be fun if we used a thread to share some of our favorite Motown collectables. Before the holidays, my buddy Gary (philles/motown_Gary) posted his Spector LP collection which was fun to view.

Perhaps you have something in your collection you'd like to share with SDF. This is a good time if you do.

Thanks!

Kenneth
Today 07:00 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?
Today 07:06 PM

Brother (or sister) From Another Mother

Okay kids. This one relates to artists who are similar in musical style and vocals

Examples:

Patrice Rushen/Alicia Keys - synthesizer/ piano

Al Jarreau/Kem - vocals

Luther/Freddie Jackson - vocals

Your turn!
Today 07:40 PM

young Smokey Robinson covering "Adios My Desert Love" - by Nolan Strong & the Diablos

Smokey is 14 or 15, I think, but he sounds about 10 or 11!
A great cover for some young kids!

"Adios My Desert Love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq_clXl1ypU
Today 04:51 PM

Vaughn Mason R.I.P.

You may remember him from his huge 1980 hit:

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