Today 02:56 PM

(come ‘round here) i’m the one you need question

i know 1966 was an extraordinarily busy year for holland/dozier/holland. they wrote a varietyof hits: reach out & standing in the shadows for the tops, my world is empty and you can’t hurry love for the supremes ... plus hits for the isley bros, jr. walker, the elgins, just to name the tip of the iceberg.
what i want to know is how they came about to write the rocker “(come ‘round here) i’m the one you need” for the miracles. the song sounds tailor made for levi and the tops and it seems as if they would have been screaming to record it! i can even imagine the supremes taking a stab at it. considering how few songs h/d/h wrote for smokey and how prolific smokey was on his own, i’ve always been perplexed how this collaboration came about. it is one damn fine tune and smokey and the miracles sing their hearts out ... but does anyone know the story about how these two powerhous teams got together? i’d love to know! thanks
Today 01:43 PM

Answer this-107

There are two motown songs that have the same title,but are different songs,one has been recorded by different artist while the other has been only recorded by one..name the title.
Today 12:50 PM

Motown's Most Successful Singles From Motion Pictures ?

I count five of them from Motown that made The Top 100 rock era songs (up to 1991) for movies based on their Billboard Hot 100 chart performance.

The list from the book, HOTTEST HOT 100 HITS, has some guidelines.
Not just any song used in a movie counts. The song has to be derived for the movie specifically, not simply an inserted oldie or popular tune. Nothing from BIG CHILL.
An older song qualifies though if the version used in the movie was created for it , as in LA BAMBA as performed by Los Lobos for the Ritchie Valens film biography.
A cover version of a song from a movie doesn't count ( Meco's STAR WARS ).
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK was used in BLACK BOARD JUNGLE and became a hit because of it , but it wasn't written for use in the movie: doesn't count.

Motown's contributions are :

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at #45 by proxy, is Motown alumnus Norman Whitfield's CAR WASH by Rose Royce :

Today 01:16 PM

Trivia Question RE: Neil Diamond and Bobbie Gentry

I was playing a new Neil Diamond collection today (courtesy of that recent Amazon sale) and an interesting trivia question popped into my head. I promise I will not drag it out and if no one guesses, I will reveal the answer in a day or two.

So even though neither is considered a "soul" singer, can you figure out what Neil Diamond and Bobbie Gentry have in common?
Today 02:16 PM

Say hello to Russell Thompkins Jr of the New Stylistics

SDF Family,

Let's keep this thread going. Since Ralph invited me to the Forum a few years ago, I have received invaluable feedback from all of you regarding several different topics. Your questions, comments, and excellent musical knowledge motivates me and TNS to perform at the highest level we can and it has also helped us to become better, more informed human beings. We look forward to the continued dialouge.

We love you!

RAT Jr & The New Stylistics
10-27-2020 07:49 AM


Ralph Terrana

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