Today 05:33 AM

Remembering Gladys Horton on her 75th Birthday

Listening to some of the Marvelettes' early music tonight and remembering Gladys Horton on what would have been her 75th Birthday. Always loved and remembered!
Today 03:43 AM

What Four Tops Top 40 Hit Was Composed By A US Vice President ???


That's all the info I'll provide at this point as I no doubt that's all one of the Motown aces around here will need to name it .....
Today 05:29 AM

My Sound Of Philadelphia Blog Entry On The O'Jays

This piece highlights the groundbreaking Backstabbers album and the O'Jays musical history leading up to it.

Maybe it is not realistic, but I wish everyone in the world right now could adopt the sentiments of their Love Train recording.

Be well.


Yesterday 11:47 AM

My self-made Mock-Up-Albums and Expanded Editions

Hi everyone,

Iím a big Motown fan (Especially Diana Ross and the Supremes - and especially after 1966) but like most of other fans Iím a bit upset with Universal who releases less and less of Motown Rarities and if, mostly only digitally.
Donít get me wrong, Iím happy with everything we get, but I wish it would be a bit more.
But anyway, instead of waiting for something that will never come, I thought I made some designs for myself.

Though I love to have all music from one timeline on one or two CDs I created also some Kim Weston Fantasy albums as well as the two unreleased Brenda LPs with my favorite songs as Ąoriginal LPď and the rest from the timeline as bonus tracks. Like a real expanded edition.
I also created lots of Diana Ross/Supremes designs and started with doing expanded edition for the Marvelettes Albums. I love the the two sets, but I donít like that most of the tracks are distributed on different CDs on the sets. Thatís why I have doing my own Expanded editions with all tracks that belongs to the album.
Today I wanted to show you some of the designs I have done.

All of them are made in beautiful digipacks - I found a printer that also printed small editions - so I created them for printing. BUT I havenít print them yet.

Maybe you also have some dream albums you loved to have as physical CDs and you always would loved to have :-)

If anyone is interested I can also post the tracklists I have done for these albums :-)

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Today 04:23 AM

What a nice birthday for me!!!!

When you get to my age, just getting from one year to the next is enough of a blessing. But imagine my surprise today when the mail brought me not one, but two special packages.

One was part of an Amazon CD order I had placed, but the other was my Denise LaSalle book! Woo Hoo!

I had thought it was not even being published until mid June and of course Amazon has been apologizing all over the place for late deliveries but here it comes on the 30th of May!

So that will be my weekend reading project and Heikki, you know what you have to do.........keep that promise you made me (oh yes you really DID promise!!!!) that somewhere out there someone will still honor this great lady of soul with at least one other posthumous release. A 15-20 CD boxed set will suffice!!!


Ralph Terrana

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