Today 10:32 AM


This is actually an extension thread from one that started in the DRATS forum. Anyone have any questions for a guy who has been a Labelle historian for decades? I'll be happy to answer anything I can as long as it isn't about their private personal lives.
Today 09:54 AM

Could have the Ronettes been bigger?

I always wonder what if the Ronettes wised up to Phil Spector around 1965 and went somewhere else. Could they have been bigger? I always felt like they could have been had Phil not held them back. Nedra said they were begging him to release better material on them but he wouldn't. I guess either way Nedra would have ended up getting replaced anyway as she grew disinterested in being a Ronette after she met her husband. Ronnie should have been a much bigger superstar than she was. I've seen her several times over the years and she is an amazing entertainer. Such great energy.
Today 10:31 AM

Irons In The Fire (Expanded 15 Track Version) - Teena Marie

Digital only!


01. Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin'
02. Teena Marie - Young Love (Album Version)
03. Teena Marie - First Class Love
04. Teena Marie - Irons In The Fire (Album Version)
05. Teena Marie - Chains
06. Teena Marie - You Make Love Like Springtime
07. Teena Marie - Tune In Tomorrow (Album Version)
08. Teena Marie - You Make Love Like Springtime (Reprise) (Extended Version)
09. Teena Marie - I'm A Sucker For Your Love (Live In Long Beach, CA 1981_ Alternate Mix)
10. Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin' (1981_Live In Long Beach, CA)
11. Teena Marie - Someday We'll All Be Free (1981_Live In Long Beach, CA)
12. Teena Marie - Deja Vu (1981_Live In Long Beach, CA_ Alternate Mix)
13. Teena Marie - Square Biz (1981_Live In Long Beach, CA_ Alternate Mix)
14. Ozone - Gigolette (feat. Teena Marie)
15. Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin' (West End Remix)
Today 11:03 AM

Jr Walker Bio "The Making Of A Legend"

A new Motown biography!

One of Jr Walkers son's "Kenneth Dewalt" has recently published a short bio titled "Shotgun The Making Of A legend" The Paperback issue has just over 130 pages and then a gallery of photographs, a number previously unseen before. A brief and interesting read with a more personal slant.

However I do find that the orignal biography "The Jr Walker Story - The Man Behind The Sax" published in 2011 is more detailed and the better of the two. It is a hard one to find but a great book to read. It has taken me a while to find another copy after misplacing the other.
Authors Derek Dewalt (another of Jr's family) and Kambon Obayami

Welcome any views if you have had the oppourtunity to have read either of the books

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01-16-2021 07:55 AM

Songs with dances in the title

Mickey's Monkey
Twistin' Postman
Come On Do the Jerk
Can You Jerk Like Me?

All of the above songs were original compositions released on various Motown labels, and all contain the names of dances.

I know there are more. Can you name more songs released by Motown that contain the names of dances that are NOT covers?
01-12-2021 09:37 AM


Ralph Terrana

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