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Yesterday 09:04 PM

Still Sounds Like The Flirtations RSD 2024 Release


Limited to 1000 copies for RSD 2024. The Flirtations are poised to release ‘Still Sounds Like the Flirtations’ – their first album of new material in 55 years. They are best known for their 1969 signature song, "Nothing But A Heartache”, off their debut album ‘Sounds Like the Flirtations’. That song spent 14 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100, and its success saw the group tour with Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, The Four Tops and The Temptations. “Nothing But a Heartache” remains an undeniable Northern Soul classic; it has been streamed over 13 million times, and in 2022 was remixed by Tobtok and Oliver Nelson. On their forthcoming album, which was produced, engineered, mixed, and co-written by Ben Rice [[Joan Osborne, Valerie June), Earnestine Pearce, Shirley Pearce, and Viola Billups aka Pearly Gates tell the stories of their lives. Drawing inspiration from the churn of personal, social, and political situations that they have lived through over the past five decades, they capture a timeless and well-earned perspective on love and life. The record, which features the Dap King horns, contains standout tracks, including the reflective call to action “Memories”, co-written by Stevie Wonder; the hopeful love song “Ain’t No Easy Way” and the instant dance floor hit “Didn’t Anybody Tell You”, both co-written by Grammy-nominated songwriter Gian Stone [[John Legend, Meghan Trainor); the uplifting groover “Love Somebody”; and the roaring “Take It Back”, co-written by Dave Sherman [[Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Elle King). The recording process was a transatlantic adventure, with sessions at Abbey Road and Resident Studios in London, Degraw Sound in Brooklyn, and Creative Workshop in Nashville. Retaining the classic soul sound and melodic harmonies The Flirtations are known for, the album will not disappoint long-time fans, while also promising to bring their authentic, inimitable sound to a new generation of music. Track List: 01. Love Somebody 02. Didn’t Anybody Tell You 03. Ain’t No Easy Way 04. Memories 05. You Don't Live Here Anymore 06. [[Keep Chasing) Blue Skies 07. Take It Back 08. No One Does It Like You 09. Life Is Like A Mountain 10. Thought I Knew You
Yesterday 06:22 PM

Keith Hughes

I heard from Keith's sons this afternoon with the very sad news that Keith had passed away after a short illness - his contributions to the Motown reissues over the past few years have been invaluable.
Yesterday 01:01 PM

Hitsville 1966

A piece from a UK magazine of that time ...
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Yesterday 05:42 PM

Blue Magic 'Stop To Start' The Atco/WMOT Recordings [6CD-10/25/2024-Soulmusic UK]

Info from Soul Music Records/Cherry Red UK:


  • SoulMusic Records [SMR] in association with The Second Disc is proud to present the first- ever definitive 6CD box set by the legendary Philadelphia quintet founded by Ted Wizard Mills, Vernon Sawyer, Wendell Sawyer, Keith Beaton, and Richard Pratt.
  • 74-track collection including expanded editions of Blue Magic’s five full-length albums for Atco and WMOT Records as well as all of the group’s live performances from their sizzling concert album with Major Harris and Margie Joseph.


DISC ONE

BLUE MAGIC
1. SIDESHOW

2. LOOK ME UP
3. WHAT'S COME OVER ME
4. JUST DON'T WANT TO BE LONELY
5. STOP TO START
6. WELCOME TO THE CLUB
7. SPELL
8. ANSWER TO MY PRAYER
9. TEAR IT DOWN
Bonus Tracks
10. GUESS WHO

11. LOOK ME UP [SINGLE EDIT]
12. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN
13. JUST DON'T WANT TO BE LONELY [SINGLE EDIT]
14. WELCOME TO THE CLUB [UK SINGLE EDIT]
15. LOOK ME UP [TOM MOULTON REMIX]
16. SIDESHOW [MIKE MAURRO EXTENDED MAGIC REMIX]

DISC TWO

MAGIC OF THE BLUE
1. THREE RING CIRCUS

2. STRINGIN' ME ALONG
3. YOU WON'T HAVE TO TELL ME GOODBYE
4. NEVER GET OVER YOU
5. TALKING TO MYSELF
6. LET ME BE THE ONE
7. MAYBE JUST MAYBE [[WE CAN FALL IN LOVE AGAIN)
8. LOVE HAS FOUND ITS WAY TO ME
9. WHEN YA COMING HOME
10. LOOKING FOR A FRIEND
Bonus Tracks
11. THREE RING CIRCUS [SINGLE EDIT]

12. LOVE HAS FOUND ITS WAY TO ME [SINGLE EDIT]
13. LOOK ME UP [TOM MOULTON EXTENDED REMIX]

DISC THREE

THIRTEEN BLUE MAGIC LANE
1. THE LONELIEST HOUSE ON THE BLOCK

2. CHASING RAINBOWS
3. BORN ON HALLOWEEN
4. HAUNTED [BY YOUR LOVE]
5. I LIKE YOU
6. MAGIC OF THE BLUE
7. WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK
8. STOP AND GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF
9. MARGIE JOSEPH & BLUE MAGIC: WHAT’S COME OVER ME
Bonus Tracks
10. MARGIE JOSEPH & BLUE MAGIC: YOU & ME [GOT A GOOD THING GOING]

11. GRATEFUL
12. MAGIC OF THE BLUE [VOCAL VERSION]
13. STOP AND GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF [SINGLE EDIT]
14. GRATEFUL [SINGLE EDIT]

DISC FOUR

MYSTIC DRAGONS
1. FREAK-N-STEIN

2. TO GET LOVE [YOU MUST GIVE LOVE]
3. SEE THE BEDROOM
4. MOTHER FUNK
5. SUMMER SNOW
6. ROCK N ROLL REVIVAL
7. TEACH ME [IT'S SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE]
8. MAKING LOVE TO A MEMORY
9. SPARK OF LOVE
Bonus Tracks
10. FREAK-N-STEIN [SINGLE EDIT]

11. SUMMER SNOW [SINGLE EDIT]

DISC FIVE

BLUE MAGIC/MAJOR HARRIS/ MARGIE JOSEPH - LIVE!
1. BLUE MAGIC, MAJOR HARRIS, MARGIE JOSEPH: I LOVE MUSIC

2. BLUE MAGIC: MEDLEY - SPELL/YOU'RE MY FIRST, MY LAST, MY EVERYTHING/WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK
3. BLUE MAGIC: MEDLEY - TRY TO REMEMBER/STOP TO START
4. BLUE MAGIC: CHASING RAINBOWS
5. BLUE MAGIC: SIDESHOW
6. BLUE MAGIC: HAUNTED [BY YOUR LOVE]
7. BLUE MAGIC & MARGIE JOSEPH: WHAT'S COME OVER ME
8. BLUE MAGIC: BAD LUCK
9. BLUE MAGIC & MARGIE JOSEPH: I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME
10. BLUE MAGIC & MARGIE

DISC SIX

MESSAGE FROM THE MAGIC
1. CAN'T GET YOU OFF MY MIND

2. IF YOU WANT ME TO
3. LADY IN MY WORLD OF LOVE
4. FOUR LEAF CLOVER
5. PURPLE PASSION
6. STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU
7. MESSAGE
8. SWEET WOMAN
9. I WAITED
Bonus Track
10. I WAITED [SINGLE EDIT]

Click the link below for more information about this collection.
Blue Magic: Stop to Start - The Atco & WMOT Recordings [1973-1977], 6CD Box Set [cherryred.co.uk]


Yesterday 02:30 PM

Happy Birthday Miss Martha Reeves

Happy 83rd Birthday today to Martha Reeves. It has been a great year for her and here's to many more.
Darin

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07-17-2024 07:38 PM

15 Best Disco Songs of All Time

This guy Samuel Moore, seems to put out some kind of Best List every other week. Last one was Best Motown and this week it is Best Disco Songs of All Time. If the definition of All Time is Timeless, then I agree with him. I still like all these songs, whereas a lot of the stuff that i used to like in disco era is now just a repetitive boring beat. Not criticism, just a part of getting old. His list does include a couple of my favorites, but not my two favorites, which are Native New Yorker by Odysey and Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Cherchez La Femme

Table of Contents
1. Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees
2. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
3. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
4. Le Freak by Chic
5. I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross
6. Get Down Tonight by KC and the Sunshine Band
7. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
8. Ring My Bell by Anita Ward
9. Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
10. Don’t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston
11. Last Dance by Donna Summer
12. Good Times by Chic
13. We Are Family by Sister Sledge
14. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead
15. September by Earth, Wind & Fire

https://singersroom.com/w55/best-dis...s-of-all-time/

My two favorites below did not make his list

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