Today 08:12 PM

First I Look At The Purse - Cover version by Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials

Stumbled across this cover of the classic Contours tune. As far as Motown covers this one is really good, it's an aggressive, hard-hitting version, and the drummer is just going to town.

Today 08:00 PM

Everything Under The Sun

Goy myself an early copy of this and cannot believe what a fabulous job Andy Skurow, Joe Marchese and Gordon Anderson of Real Gone Music have done. The booklet alone is worth the price of entry with plenty of unseen pictures of Meat and Stoney and a fascinating informative essay into the background of how Motown found but let this talented duo get away. With additional material from Ralph Terrana and Shaun Murphy [[Stoney) this is a set I never thought I would live to see on CD let alone in a stunning two disc expanded format. I've always loved It Takes All Kinds Of People and reading about their dislike of the 1978 remixes was a revelation. Mark my words if you haven't ordered it yet then you really need to - you'll kick yourslef if it goes out of print and you haven't.
Today 07:55 PM

My Music - Motown: Big Hits & More 6-CD Set

Hi everyone,

I Just wanted to quickly share some info with everyone here first, we have a new "My Music - Motown: Big Hits & More" 6-CD, 132 track CD set being released exclusively to PBS stations starting Saturday, November 24th, at 9pm. A "best of" previous My Music specials will be broadcast in most cities at this time.

The goal for me, for this collection was to feature many of the the biggest Motown hits, b-sides, album cuts, forgotten 45's and should've been hits and [[especially) USA regional radio favorites through about 1967-68. We had great input from radio dj's and programmers coast-to-coast for this upcoming all new compilation.

While more specific details will follow closer to our actual release date, I wanted to let you know the set will be mostly stereo, [[with just a few mono single versions), and some surprise new stereo mixes making their CD debut from my friend Tom Moulton. My heartfelt thanks goes to everyone at UME for allowing us to make this project happen.

Studio: TJL/Treasury Collection.com

CD #1
1. Money [[That's What I Want) - Barett Strong
2. Shop Around - The Miracles
3. Please, Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
4. The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells
5. Do You Love Me - The Contours
6. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - Marvin Gaye
7. You Beat Me To The Punch - Mary Wells
8. Two Lovers - Mary Wells
9. You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles
10. Come And Get These Memories - Martha & The Vandellas
11. Beachwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes
12. Too Strong To Be Strung Along - The Marvelettes
13. Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye
14. Fingertips - Stevie Wonder
15. A Breathtaking Guy - The Supremes
16. Mickey's Monkey - The Miracles
17. Heatwave - Martha & The Vandellas
18. Quicksand - Martha & The Vandellas
19. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying - The Miracles
20. The Girl's Alright With Me - The Temptations
21. Contract On Love - Stevie Wonder
22. Leaving Here - Eddie Holland

CD #2
1.The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations
2. I Want A Love I Can See - The Temptations
3. You're A Wonderful One - Marvin Gaye
4. In My Lonely Room - Martha & The Vandellas
5. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
6. My Guy - Mary Wells
7. Looking For The Right Guy - Kim Weston
8. I Like It Like That - The Miracles
9. Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
10. Baby, I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
11. Would I Love You - The Miracles
12. How Sweet It Is [[To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye
13. Girl [[Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) - The Temptations
14. Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes
15. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
16. Ask Any Girl - The Supremes
17. Without The One You Love [[Life Is Not Worthwhile) - The Four Tops
18. Something About You - The Four Tops
19. You Lost The Sweetest Boy - Mary Wells
20. Sweet Thing - The Spinners
21. Baby Love - The Supremes
22. My Girl - The Temptations

CD #3
1. Come See About Me - The Supremes
2. Shotgun - Jr. Walker & His All Stars
3. Nowhere To Run - Martha & The Vandellas
4. Don't Look Back - The Temptations
5. I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye
6. Ooh Baby Baby - The Miracles
7. Back In My Arms Again - The Supremes
8. I Can't Help Myself [[Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
9. The Tracks Of My Tears - The Miracles
10. A Fork In The Road - The Miracles
11. It's The Same Old Song - The Four Tops
12. Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes
13. Ain't That Pecular - Marvin Gaye
14. Take Me In Your Arms [[Rock Me A Little While) - Kim Weston
15. My Baby - The Temptations
16. Everything Is Good About You - The Supremes
17. I Hear A Symphony - The Supremes
18. Uptight [[Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
19. My World Is Empty Without You - The Supremes
20. Since I Lost My Baby - The Temptations
21. Put Yourself In My Place - The Elgins
22. Going To A Go-Go - The Miracles

CD #4
1. Get Ready - The Temptations
2. He Was Really Saying Something - The Velvelettes
3. This Old Heart Of Mine [[Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers
4. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
5. Truly Yours - The Spinners
6. Shake Me, Wake Me - The Four Tops
7. Whole Lot Of Shaking In My Heart [[Since I Met You) - The Miracles
8. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
9. I Guess I'll Always Love You - The Isley Brothers
10. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - The Four Tops
11. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
12. Blowin' In The Wind - Stevie Wonder
13. Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops
14. You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes
15. Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins
16. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations
17. All I Need - The Temptations
18. I'm Ready For Love - Martha & The Vandellas
19. Standing In The Shadows Of Love - The Four Tops
20. Since You've Been Gone - The Four Tops
21. [[Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need - The Miracles
22. A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder

CD #5
1. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone - Diana Ross & The Supremes
2. The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
3. Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
4. Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes
5. Bernadette - The Four Tops
6. I Got A Feeling - The Four Tops
7. I'm Losing You - The Temptations
8. 7-Rooms Of Gloom - The Four Tops
9. I'll Turn To Stone - The Four Tops
10. I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
11. More Love - The Miracles
12. You're My Everything - The Temptations
13. Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
14. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
15. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
16. I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations
17. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
18. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Marvin Gaye
19. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
20. If You Can Want - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
21. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes
22. Reflections - Diana Ross & The Supremes

CD #6
1. Dance Party - Martha & The Vandellas
2. Jamie - Eddie Holland
3. Let Me Go The Right Way - The Supremes
4. The Only One That I Love - The Miracles
5. Third Finger, Left Hand - Martha & The Vandellas
6. Forever - Marvin Gaye
7. The Impossible Dream - The Temptations
8. There's No Stopping Us Now - The Supremes
9. More, More, More Of Your Love - The Miracles
10. Come On And See Me - Tammi Terrell
11. I'm Still Loving You - Kim Weston
12. Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero
13. Stop Her On Sight [[S.O.S.) - Edwin Starr
14. If My Heart Could Tell The Story - Edwin Starr
15. Behind A Painted Smile - The Isley Brothers
16. I've Passed This Way Before - Jimmy Ruffin
17. You'll Lose A Precious Love - The Temptations
18. [[Lonliness Had Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need - The Temptations
19. Just A Little Misunderstanding - The Contours
20. It's Easy To Fall In Love [[With A Guy Like You) - Martha & The Vandellas
21. It's A Good Feeling - The Miracles
22. What's So Good About Goodbye - The Miracles

We know there's many artists and songs that didn't make this first set of 6 discs, Before considering future volumes, I want to encourage your direct input and feedback. Please feel free to email me directly with questions, considerations and your thoughts at any time. tjlproductions@aol.com
Today 07:53 PM

VA-"Northern Soul Anthems" [2LP Set] [Demon UK-6/24/2022]

Demon Music is proud to bring together a selection of popular and exciting classic Northern Soul Anthems on a new 2LP thirty-three track collection. These are the original recordings by some familiar names and one or two that may have passed you by.

As the Sixties came to a close and the initial success of labels like Atlantic and Motown began to wane, there remained a dedicated fanbase of Soul devotees who would rather be out on the floor than wearing flowers in their hair. They continued to seek out new and previously overlooked releases, many on small labels that had never enjoyed chart success, making surprise hits of a few in the process.

Northern Soul could easily have passed into music history as a fad, something on the fringes of mainstream popular music; instead its popularity has remained and even grown. It is no longer the preserve of venues in the north of England [who had always attracted coachloads of devotees from across the nation], with Soul clubs opening in Europe, Asia, Australia and even – in perhaps the ultimate example of “coals to Newcastle” – America.

Every few years Northern Soul enjoys a resurgence in popularity and welcomes a new generation of younger fans, keepers of the faith. This collection is for those with a passing interest and fans both old and new – music fashions may change but the quality, the infectious excitement and the urge to get up and dance has endured in these fantastic records.


  1. Dobie Gray - Out On The Floor
  2. The Show Stoppers - Ain't Nothin' But a House Party
  3. Richard Temple - That Beatin' Rhythm'
  4. Billy Butler & The Enchanters - The Right Track
  5. The Valentines - Breakaway
  6. The M.V.P.'s -Turnin' My Heartbeat Up
  7. Melba Moore - Magic Touch
  8. The Seven Souls - I Still Love You
  9. James Barnett - Keep On Talking
  10. The Olympics - Baby Do The Philly Dog
  11. The Hesitations - I'm Not Built That Way
  12. Eddie Parker - I'm Gone
  13. Mary Love - Lay This Burden Down
  14. Maxine Brown - It's Torture
  15. Kim Weston - Helpless
  16. Chairmen of the Board - Give Me Just a Little More Time
  17. Earl Van Dyke & The Motown Brass - 6 By 6


  1. Ann Sexton - You've Been Gone Too Long
  2. Eloise Laws - Love Factory
  3. Barbara Lynn - Movin’ On A Groove
  4. Tommie Young - Hit And Run Lover
  5. The Montclairs - Hung Up On Your Love
  6. Four Below Zero - My Baby's Got ESP
  7. Freda Payne - Band of Gold
  8. Just Brothers - Sliced Tomatoes
  9. Al Wilson - The Snake
  10. The Chandlers - Your Love Makes Me Lonely
  11. The Monitors - Crying In The Night
  12. Tommy Good - Baby I Miss You
  13. Chuck Jackson - Hand It Over
  14. Frances Nero - Keep On Lovin' Me
  15. Edwin Starr - Headline News
  16. Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over

Northern Soul Anthems [2 x 140g Black Vinyl] | Demon Music Group

Today 10:50 AM

Background singers elsewhere

We all know that Motown used the Andantes [[and others) on all their girl groups [[not sure about the Velvelettes?). Does anyone know if other groups used them, too? I'm thinking Pointer Sisters, Emotions, Three Degrees, etc.


Ralph Terrana

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