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Today 05:41 PM

Let's Share Some of Our Special Motown Collectables

Hi Friends,

I posted yesterday a photo of an autographed Mary Wells LP that I found in my collection.

Since we're all on a kind of hiatus, I thought it might be fun if we used a thread to share some of our favorite Motown collectables. Before the holidays, my buddy Gary (philles/motown_Gary) posted his Spector LP collection which was fun to view.

Perhaps you have something in your collection you'd like to share with SDF. This is a good time if you do.

Thanks!

Kenneth
Today 05:12 PM

House Of Beauty / HOB Records

In some quarters HOB is listed as a gospel subsidiary of Motown.

Seem to have a couple of recognisable names on their records early on - Herman Griffin & The Rayber Voices, Voices of Tabernacle, The Contours (though I think that may be a different group).

Berry Gordy wrote (and arranged?) "I Need You" and "I'm So Glad" for Herman Griffin. The music for "I'm So Glad" seems to be copyright to Rayber Music Writing Co. "I Need You" is the first song published by Jobete.

I've not read much about this label so I'm guessing the Motown connection may be overplayed, or is it?
Today 04:51 PM

Vaughn Mason R.I.P.

You may remember him from his huge 1980 hit:

Today 05:18 PM

young Smokey Robinson covering "Adios My Desert Love" - by Nolan Strong & the Diablos

Smokey is 14 or 15, I think, but he sounds about 10 or 11!
A great cover for some young kids!

"Adios My Desert Love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq_clXl1ypU
Today 05:16 PM

Carol Anderson, Jimmy McKee & Ruby Yates singles up on YouTube

CAROL ANDERSON “TAKING MY MIND OF LOVE” (Whip 347a)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e5y9OcC1-w&hd=1

CAROL ANDERSON “ I'M NOT WORRIED” (Whip 347b)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuEs_J-Lx1s&hd=1

JIMMY McKEE “GET BACK ON DOWN” (Part 1) (Fee 302a)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fspa9O9ogKs&hd=1

JIMMY McKEE “GET BACK ON DOWN” (Part 2) (Fee 302b)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w4r_hc3n8Q&hd=1

RUBY YATES “ITS BEEN A LONG TIME” (Hit Productions 3588a)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHrcAf8s1T4&hd=1

RUBY YATES “YOUR TURN” (Hit Productions 3588b)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4x9gPm0AH0&hd=1

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