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Today 08:54 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 06:41 AM

Trivia Question RE: Neil Diamond and Bobbie Gentry

I was playing a new Neil Diamond collection today (courtesy of that recent Amazon sale) and an interesting trivia question popped into my head. I promise I will not drag it out and if no one guesses, I will reveal the answer in a day or two.

So even though neither is considered a "soul" singer, can you figure out what Neil Diamond and Bobbie Gentry have in common?
Today 06:47 AM

New U.K Release CD featuring 'Anna' 'Harvey' 'Tri-Phi' recordings...

Apologies if this has been mentioned and i've missed it - but this new release from 'Jasmine' in the U.K may fill a few gaps in people's discography. Not strictly Motown of course - but all part of the family tree!

Various Artists
A Family Affair - Motor City Roots

Disc 1
THE ANNA RECORDS STORY
1. HOPE AND PRAY - THE VOICEMASTERS
2. OOPS I'M SORRY - THE VOICEMASTERS
3. NEEDED (FOR LOVERS ONLY) - THE VOICEMASTERS
4. NEEDED - THE VOICEMASTERS
5. THE HUNCH - PAUL GAYTEN
6. HOT CROSS BUNS - PAUL GAYTEN
7. LET'S GO TO A MOVIE BABY - JOHNNY AND JACKEY
8. LONELY AND BLUE- JOHNNY AND JACKEY
9. I'LL GET ALONG SOMEHOW- LARRY DARNELL
10. MONEY (That's What I Want) - BARRETT STRONG
11. OH I APOLOGISE- BARRETT STRONG
12. EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU - TY HUNTER & THE VOICEMASTERS
13. DO YOU WANT TO SEE MY BABY - HERMAN GRIFFIN & THE MELLO-DEES
14. SO GOOD - RUBEN FORT
15. I FEEL IT - RUBEN FORT
16. ALL I COULD DO WAS CRY PT 1 - JOE TEX
17. ALL I COULD DO WAS CRY PT 2 - JOE TEX
18. HOY HOY - JOHNNY & JACKEY
19. NO ONE ELSE BUT YOU - JOHNNY & JACKEY
20. TIGHT SKIRTS AND CRAZY SWEATERS - THE CAP TANS
21. I'M FREE - TY HUNTER & THE VOICEMASTERS
22. EVERYTIME - TY HUNTER & THE VOICEMASTERS
23. I'LL NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART PTS 1 & 2 - JOE TEX & THE VIBRATORS
24. LET'S TALK IT OVER - LAMONT ANTHONY
25. THE POP EYE - LAMONT ANTHONY
26. I'M IN LOVE - DAVID RUFFIN
27. ONE OF THESE DAYS - DAVID RUFFIN
28. AIN'T IT A MESS - JOE TEX
29. BABY YOU'RE RIGHT - JOE TEX

Disc 2
THE HARVEY STORY
1. ORANGE DRIVER - EDDIE BURNS
2. HARD HEARTED WOMAN- EDDIE BURNS
3. TWIST LACKAWANNA - JUNIOR WALKER AND THE ALL STARS
4. WILLIE'S BLUES - JUNIOR WALKER AND THE ALL STARS
5. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME - THE FIVE QUAILS
6. GET TO SCHOOL ON TIME- THE FIVE QUAILS
7. MEAN AND EVIL - EDDIE BURNS
8. THING TO DO - EDDIE BURN
THE TRI-PHI STORY
9. THAT'S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF - THE SPINNERS
10. HEEBIE JEEBIES- THE SPINNERS
11. CARRY YOUR OWN LOAD - JOHNNY AND JACKEY
12. LOVE (I'M SO GLAD) I FOUND YOU - THE SPINNERS
13. SUD BUSTER- THE SPINNERS
14. SOMEDAY WE'LL BE TOGETHER - JOHNNY AND JACKEY
15. BAD WILLIE - SHORTY LONG
16. WHAT DID SHE USE - THE SPINNERS
17. ITCHING FOR MY BABY - THE SPINNERS
18. SHE LOVES ME SO - HARVEY & THE SPINNERS
19. WHISTLING ABOUT YOU - HARVEY & THE SPINNERS
20. MIDNIGHT SESSION PT 1 - THE MERCED BLUENOTES
21. I'VE BEEN HURT - THE SPINNERS
22. I'VE GOT YOUR WATER BOILING, BABY (Gonna Cook Your Goose) - THE SPINNERS
23. I'LL BE HERE - SHORTY LONG
24. TOO SMART - SHORTY LONG
25. DO YOU SEE MY LOVE FOR YOU GROWING - JOHNNY & JACKEY
26. ANYWAY YOU WANTA - HARVEY (formerly of The Moonglows)
27. SHE DON'T LOVE ME - BOBBY SMITH & THE SPINNERS
28. TOO YOUNG, TOO MUCH, TOO SOON - BOBBY SMITH & THE SPINNERS

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motor-City-R...755504&sr=1-77
10-27-2020 07:49 AM
Today 05:45 AM

Hear Smokey Robinson Tell the Secrets Behind ‘My Girl’ and Other Motown Classics

Listen to our definitive interview with the Motown legend on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast

One of the greatest songwriters ever, Smokey Robinson, looks back on his singular career in the latest episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, breaking down his artistic process and telling vivid tales of how he wrote “Shop Around,” “My Girl,” “My Guy,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” and many other classic songs. Robinson, who has a new autobiographical Audible release, Smokey Robinson: Grateful and Blessed, out now, also talks about the early days of Motown Records, his friendships with Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Berry Gordy, his collaboration with Rick James, and much more.
“There are no new words,” says Robinson. “There are no new notes. My thoughts as a songwriter have always been this: ‘How can I say ‘I love you’ in a way like it’s never been said?'”
To hear the entire episode, press play below, or download and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.
Yesterday 07:20 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.

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