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Today 02:22 AM

New 2-CD sets Exclusive to HMV

Two budget releases exclusive to HMV released today at 3.99 each. Both are 2-CD sets titled "All The Greats"

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Today 12:47 AM

Motown Pensions and Stock Options

Did any Motown employee,employed greater than 10 years, get a pension or stock options?
Yesterday 07:04 PM

Soul Men!

I was thinking today about all the great Soul male vocalists from the 50s- 80s I grew up listening to. Here are a few of my favorites I want to remember here. In no special order:

Today 03:41 AM

Blinky "Heart Full Of Soul: The Motown Anthology" 2CD set (Real Gone) (11/01/2019)

Description
The story of Sondra "Blinky" Williams has long been shrouded in mystery. The soulful singer came to Motown Records in 1967 following stints at Vee-Jay and Atlantic, bringing her passionate and powerful deep soul sound to Hitsville, USA. Despite recording dozens of tracks between 1968 and 1973, only a small handful saw release: a mere four 45s plus an album of duets with Edwin Starr, two live cuts, and a couple of one-off recordings, including a key moment on the best-selling soundtrack of Lady Sings the Blues. Over the years, Blinky tracks would emerge on compilation releases, prompting fans worldwide to clamor for more and even launch a "Free Blinky from the Vaults" campaign. Now, Blinky is free at last—and her full story can be told. Heart Full of Soul—--The Motown Anthology is the ultimate collection dedicated to Motown's great lost superstar. Over two CDs and almost 50 songs, Blinky's Motown journey is chronicled with songs written and produced for her by the label's greatest talents including Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Clay McMurray, Frank Wilson, Hal Davis, Gil Askey, Deke Richards, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson, Don Hunter, and Stevie Wonder. The first disc presents her 1970 album Sunny and Warm in complete form for the very first time along with all of her released singles plus rarities and live tracks. The second disc premieres over 20 never-before-heard recordings, both in original Motown stereo mixes and brand-new mixes by Kevin Reeves, that showcase the depth and breadth of Blinky's remarkable voice. Released with the full cooperation of the artist, Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology has been produced and annotated by the team of Joe Marchese and Andrew Skurow (Bobby Darin's Go Ahead and Back Up: The Lost Motown Masters, The Supremes' The Ultimate Merry Christmas), and mastered by Kevin Reeves (The Supremes' Expanded Editions) from the original tapes. The deluxe booklet (housed inside a 6-panel digipak) features rare photographs and extensive liner notes drawing on a new interview with Blinky. Gospel, jazz, R&B, and the classic Motown Sound all come together with the distinctive voice of Motown's greatest "lost" artist, Blinky. Heart Full of Soul has to be heard to be believed.

Tracklist
[CD1]
1. I Wouldn't Change the Man He Is
2. Rescue Me
3. How You Gonna Keep It
4. This Man of Mine
5. It's Gonna Be Always
6. How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone
7. Shine on Me
8. For Once in My Life
9. I'll Always Love You
10. Is There a Place (in His Heart for Me)
11. This Time Last Summer
12. Your Love Is Worth Waiting For
13. God Bless the Child
14. The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
15. Can I Get a Witness
16. T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do (Lady Sings the Blues Version)
17. Money (That's What I Want) (Single Version)
18. For Your Precious Love (Single Version)
19. T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do (Single Version)
20. What More Can I Do
21. You Get A Tangle in Your Lifeline
22. I Can't Turn You Loose
23. I Wouldn't Change the Man He Is
24. God Bless the Child (Previously unreleased)

[CD2]
1. Heart Full of Soul
2. Don't Leave Your Baby
3. I'd Feel a Lot Better
4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
5. Let's Stay Together
6. Mr. Soul Brother
7. Thank You God
8. It's Been a Long Time Happenin'
9. I've Gotta Get You Back
10. The Fool on the Hill
11. A Little Bit of Heaven (on A Little Patch of Earth)
12. How Can I Go On
13. Inside
14. You'll Never Cherish a Love So True ('Til You Lose It)
15. I'm Just a Woman (Not Strong)
16. You're the Loser Now
17. You Keep Telling Me Lies
18. One Half of Love
19. I'll Make It Up to You
20. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
21. You're My Morning Light
22. People Make the World Go Round

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XGDY5GJ/?tag=imwan-20


Yesterday 05:14 PM
Today 12:50 AM

That's How It Is (Since You've Been Gone) - Marvelettes??

Hi guys,
Hoping someone can confirm for me...
I've been listening to Marvin & Tammi this morning and upon listening to "That's How It Is (Since You've Been Gone)", I seem to have a version by the Marvelettes, with Wanda on lead, stuck in my head. However, I can't seem to find their version. I could have sworn I remember hearing a Marvelettes version of this song? Or am I just going out of my head? :)

I remember that there is a Tammi solo version on her 2 CD set, so maybe I am getting mixed up with that version.

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