Today 12:40 AM

Yvonne Fair - Let Your Hair Down

Motown should've promoted their black rock/funk acts harder lol

Yvonne had a surefire hit album (and Marvin Gaye backed her and if I'm not mistaken, didn't he produce some of the tracks? I think I hear him vocally backing her here too) and Motown let it go to waste (besides from It Should Have Been Me being a UK hit later on). SHAME!!!

I just love her "fe-fi-fo-fa-HUM!" Another song hip-hop heavily sampled. ;)
Today 01:10 AM

Quincy Jones implicates Brando and Marvin "got it on"

And also claims MJ "stole a lot of his songs". :rolleyes:


Since y'all posting semi-OT stuff, it's whatever. But he mentioned Marvin once.

Just... I mean I wouldn't mind if it was true (because they were both very handsome of course :o ) but neither Marlon nor Marvin can defend themselves.

Q's literally off his doggone (no pun intended) rocker! :eek:
Yesterday 11:06 PM

People of Black History Month not mentioned.

On various television shows and in the media there are numerous shows and article about people who were famous and that you should know during Black History Month. I have yet to hear anything about Marvin Gaye, David Ruffin, Florence Ballard, Mary Wells, etc. etc.

Has anyone else heard them mentioned during the month of February?
Yesterday 10:38 PM

Florence Ballard passed away 42 years ago today

On February 22, 1976, our esteemed Florence Ballard passed away. It seems like almost yesterday. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers today. Blondie was a great singer.
Today 01:19 AM

Diana Ross: 1974

Diana Ross released an album (or soundtrack album) every year between 1970 and 1985 (pretty impressive!), with the exception of 1974.

Last Time I Saw Him was released December, 1973
Mahogany was released October, 1975

Any thoughts why nothing was released? Was she too busy filming Mahogany to record?
Yesterday 11:21 PM

Edwin Hawkins RIP

Fallen to the same diesease that claimed his brother Walter! One of the greats to bring Black Gospel to the mainstream.


Ralph Terrana

Welcome to Soulful Detroit! Kindly Consider Turning Off Your Ad BlockingX
Soulful Detroit is a free service that relies on revenue from ad display [regrettably] and donations. We notice that you are using an ad-blocking program that prevents us from earning revenue during your visit.
Ads are REMOVED for Members who donate to Soulful Detroit. [You must be logged in for ads to disappear]
And have Ads removed.