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10-23-2021 11:48 AM

Happy birthday soulful detroit

Hard to believe another year has passed and we are now twenty years old. Hard to believe all those years have passed and we just keep growing. I would like to thank all the members who have participated and contributed to this forum, making it a place of interest in all things relating to music, and more. Without you this place could not exist. Big props for Brother Lowell for keeping the lights on and dealing with the various technicalities that occur from time to time. Time for a new year and new members and conversations. Once again, thanks to all of you. This place is most definitely as good as its members.
Today 10:47 AM

Singles Not on ‘Regular’ Albums

As I was listening to the Four Tops “You Keep Running Away,” I was reminded that this is a single that was not on a regular album. By ‘regular’ I mean an album that usually showcased a group or artists’ latest single[[s) along with otheer album fillers. Yes, I am aware that it may have appeared on some other compilation like a greatest hits album, etc. Offhand, I can only think of two other singles that were not on a regular album: Supremes’ “The Happening and the Ross/Richie pairing of “Endless Love.” I especially don’t understand why Running Away or The Happening did not make it on a regular album. I am sere there are other examples.
Today 11:30 AM

Motown Song Titles which have Changed

Over the years, a couple of Motown's song titles have been changed. Songs that were released under one name and were later changed by adding a few words to the title. This usually happens due to avoid confusion with another song with a similar name. Here's three examples:

The Temptations' "Dream Come True" became "[You're My] Dream Come True"
Martha & The Vandellas' "Heat Wave" became "[Love Is Like A] Heat Wave"
The Supremes' "Always In My Heart" became "You're Gone [But Always In My Heart]"

Any other example of this in the Motown catalog?
Yesterday 11:56 PM

Motown artists name changes.

I came across this just now.

Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

It made me wonder. Does anyone know of any single artist or group that changed their names. I'm not thinking of early names before they achieved popularity, i. e. Primettes to Supremes.

The main one that comes to mind is the Marvelettes to the Darnells. Does
anyone know of any single artists who did something like this?

I cannot recall any, but perhaps there were others.
Today 11:49 AM

Better decade for Soul music, the 1960s or the 1970s

So... Based of from my experience using this incredible forum dedicated to soul music, I've noticed the majority of us were either teenagers during the 1960s or the 1970s and that's were the our formative years happened during our youth and we love both decades for soul music equally or a bit more than the other, so I thought I'd make this a fun question :cool:

Better decade for soul music... The 1960s or the 1970s?

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