Today 12:30 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 11:14 AM

(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 12:28 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 11:15 AM

Bobby Brown's Son Bobby Brown Jr. Dies at 28

From Billboard:

Bobby Brown's son Bobby Brown Jr. died Wednesday (Nov. 18), brother Landon Brown confirmed via social media. He was 28 years old.
"I love you forever King," Landon wrote Wednesday on Instagram.
TMZ reports Bobby Jr. was found dead in his Los Angeles-area home. Though no cause of death has been revealed, police do not believe there was foul play involved.

Bobby Jr.'s mother is Kim Ward, who Brown dated for 11 years before he married Whitney Houston.

Brown lost his daughter, Bobby Jr.'s half-sister Bobbi Kristina, in July 2015, after she was found unconscious in a bathtub and was then in a coma for months. The autopsy revealed the cause of death was lobar pneumonia due to "immersion of face in water complicating mixed drug intoxication." Bobbi Kristina died three years after the February 2012 death of her mom, Whitney Houston.
Today 11:08 AM

2020 - Any news of a Motown release?

As we enter 2020, have we finally emptied the well of 60s recordings?
Any news of 'special' projects on the 60s era?
I guess we will get a 1970 unreleased set, but are there no projects from Ace/ Kent etc?
10-27-2020 07:49 AM


Ralph Terrana

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