Yesterday 04:23 PM

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Black Magic Cover


Does anyone here happen to have a high-resolution scan of the Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Black Magic cover?

I was hoping to make a t-shirt of that album cover. I haven't been able to find a decent scan anywhere and my LP copy is a bit worn.

Yesterday 09:11 PM

Otis Williams, Longtime Manager Shelly Berger Open Up On Temptations’ Future

From UDiscoverMusic.com-
Temptations co-founder Otis Williams and the group’s manager of 56 years, Shelly Berger, have spoken candidly of the group’s future after “Big Daddy” is no longer on the stage.

With a packed tour book and yet another UK co-headline tour with the Four Tops set to begin on September 30, followed by extensive European shows, that time looks happily distant. The group’s profile remains high, as they continue their 60th anniversary celebrations that include the TEMPTATIONS60 album, released in January.

Meanwhile, after its run on Broadway, the musical based on the group’s history, Ain’t Too Proud, is back “home” at the Detroit Opera House until August 28; its UK opening is said to be planned for early 2023. Nevertheless, the friends of six decades are pragmatic about the post-Otis era.
“We’ve talked about that. Because I’m real with myself,” Williams said in an interview with both men in the Detroit Free Press by Brian McCollum. “I know there’s going to be a time I have come off. You know, 80 years old ain’t like 20.”

“Not when you’re doing what he does and what the Temptations do,” adds Berger. “I mean, there are guys who can go on till 85 or 90 because they stand onstage and sing. The Temptations are a unique situation. We’ll make a stab when Otis is ready to come off the stage because he has worked too long and hard to let it go just because he’s not there.
“But I don’t know,” the manager continues. “Because Otis is the anchor. Otis is the Temptations. So all these disparate people who come in are living on the shoulders of people long gone. They didn’t make any hits. The reason people are applauding and standing up for them is based on what somebody else did.
“Without the anchor, just left up to their own devices, I don’t know that it could carry on. The only reason we’ve continued on to this point is Otis Williams. I’ve never tried it before without that. No matter who else was there, I’ve always had Otis Williams.”

08-16-2022 03:36 PM

Syreeta LP's Question

Does anyone know the reasoning why Syreeta's first three albums were released under MoWest, Motown, and Tamla respectively?
08-16-2022 08:34 AM

Lamont Dozier R.I.P.

It's being reported that Lamont Dozier has passed ... awful if true ...
Anyone here confirm this news ?Attachment 19815
Yesterday 08:07 PM

Club At The End Of The Street - Elton John

Just thought I'd share this Elton John track I’ve been enjoying lately…

I thought it had something of the Motown sound about it, not to mention the Marvin Gaye reference… :D
08-16-2022 11:26 PM

New Roberta Flack "American Masters" documentary coming to PBS Jan. 24, 2023

From SoulTracks.com-
From “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” to “Killing Me Softly” and beyond, Roberta Flack gave voice to a global soundtrack of beauty and pain, love and anguish, hope and struggle. American Masters: Roberta Flack illuminates where reality, memory and imagination mix to present music icon Roberta Flack, a brilliant artist who transformed popular culture, in her own words. With exclusive access to Flack’s archives of film, performances, interviews, home movies, photos, hit songs and unreleased music, the film documents how Flack’s musical virtuosity was inseparable from her lifelong commitment to civil rights. American Masters: Roberta Flack premieres nationwide Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS [check local listings], pbs.org/americanmasters and the PBS Video App.
American Masters: Roberta Flack provides an intimate look into Flack’s artistry, life and triumphs over racism and sexism within and outside of the recording industry. Flack’s story is illuminated through interviews with Reverend Jesse Jackson [political activist and minister], Clint Eastwood [actor, director and producer], Yoko Ono [multimedia artist, singer-songwriter, activist], Angela Davis [political activist], Eugene McDaniels [singer-songwriter], Joel Dorn [producer], Peabo Bryson [singer-songwriter], Valerie Simpson [songwriter, producer and performer], Les McCann [musician], Sean Lennon [musician], Jason King [music scholar, musician and author], Ann Powers [music critic, author] and more. In addition to Flack’s timeless music, the film also features an original score from award-winning musician Martin Perna of Antibalas [Fela!: The Musical].


Ralph Terrana

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