Today 03:13 AM

Ike & Tina Turner - I Am A Motherless Child

I wonder if I&TT ever did this song live? Probably not. Their shows were always uptempo rock and roll for the most part lol

Tina was credited with writing this song and it would make sense knowing her background, which no child should ever have to live under. :(
Today 02:57 AM

He's a lover-mary wells

I hope it's ok to mention this little gem here,although she was at another label when she recorded it,mary wells will always be a[motown]artist to me..just a shoutout to a sweet soul song from a sweet soul sister.
Yesterday 11:34 PM

Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

The law has many components, but for classic music fans one component of the bill, the Classics Act, will finally make sure that artists with pre-1972 records will receive master recording performance royalties.

"The Music Modernization Act is now the law of the land, and thousands of songwriters and artists are better for it," RIAA president Mitch Glazier said. "The result is a music market better founded on fair competition and fair pay. The enactment of this law demonstrates what music creators and digital services can do when we work together collaboratively to advance a mutually beneficial agenda. It's a great day for music. We hope fans across the country will join with us in celebration and PLAY IT LOUD."

10-15-2018 02:11 AM

Were the Spinners invited to Motown 25?

Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
That’s a shame. I’m assuming Gladys and Pips were invited but turned it down? That’s impression I got from her comments....”....now why would we want to go and be a part of that?”
Gladys said that they declined because they felt that the show should be honoring the artists that built the company and not just the company itself.

Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin were also not invited. Eddie asked and was told that he could buy a ticket sit in the audience. James Jamerson was not invited and had to buy a ticket. Marvin Gaye called Kat of the Marvelettes and asked her why weren't they there. She told him that they were not invited and he was pissed!
Yesterday 02:25 PM

The Jackson 5 Cartoon!

Just in time for Saturday morning (well maybe 47 years a little late)! So grab a bowl of cereal and milk and enjoy!

Today 02:43 AM

Lady Soul: Rhino Compiles Aretha’s Atlantic Records 1960s Collection 6 lp vinyl


The legacy of Aretha Franklin lives on, with today bringing announcements of a new pair of releases plus a special digital Christmas single from the forever Queen of Soul.
On December 7, Rhino/Atlantic will issue a new vinyl box set. The Atlantic Records 1960s Collection presents Franklin’s first five Atlantic studio albums, plus a bonus LP with 11 demos and outtakes that are making their vinyl debut. Limited to 5,000 copies, the box features each album pressed on 140-gram vinyl and presented in replica jackets. These classic albums, originally released between 1967 and 1969, remain benchmarks in the realm of soul: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (Mono), Aretha Arrives (Mono), Lady Soul (Stereo), Aretha Now (Stereo), and Soul ’69 (Stereo). The Rarities from the 1960s bonus disc has outtakes like “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “The Fool on the Hill” as well as demos including “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” and “Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business).” All of these originally appeared on the 2007 CD compilation Rare and Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul.

But before that, Rhino will also revisit Franklin’s sole seasonal long-player on vinyl. 2009’s This Christmas will make its vinyl debut as a 9-track LP on November 16. Produced by Tena Clark, the album features distinctive takes on staples of both the traditional and modern-day Christmas songbooks, including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Silent Night,” “My Grown-Up Christmas List,” and “This Christmas.” Note that the vinyl edition, for reasons of length, drops two tracks from the original CD version: “One Night with The King” and “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The album has also been slightly resequenced.
To celebrate the Christmas reissue, Rhino has released a special new mix of Aretha’s “Silent Night” which is available today at all digital download and streaming services. This “Solo Piano Version” features the Queen’s striking solo voice-and-piano performance of the classic carol.
You’ll find the track listings and pre-order links for The Atlantic Records 1960s Collection and This Christmas just below! Don’t forget to check out “Silent Night” today!
Aretha Franklin, The Atlantic Records 1960s Collection (Rhino/Atlantic, 2018) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD)
LP 1: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You – Mono
LP 2: Aretha Arrives – Mono
LP 3: Lady Soul – Stereo
LP 4: Aretha Now – Stereo
LP 5: Soul ’69 – Stereo
LP 6: Rarities from the 1960s:
Side One

  1. “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” – Demo
  2. “Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)” – Demo
  3. “It Was You” – Outtake from Aretha Arrives
  4. “The Letter” – Outtake from Aretha Arrives
  5. “So Soon” – Outtake from Aretha Arrives

Side Two

  1. “Mr. Big” – Outtake from Aretha Arrives
  2. “Talk To Me, Talk To Me” – Outtake from Soul ’69
  3. “The Fool on the Hill” – Outtake from This Girl’s in Love with You
  4. “You’re Taking Up Another Man’s Place” – Outtake from This Girl’s in Love with You/Spirit in the Dark
  5. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – Outtake from This Girl’s in Love with You/Spirit in the Dark
  6. “I’m Trying To Overcome” – Outtake from This Girl’s in Love with You/Spirit in the Dark

Aretha Franklin, This Christmas (DMI Records R2 516188, 2008 – reissued Rhino, 2018) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD)
Side One

  1. “Angels We Have Heard On High”
  2. “This Christmas”
  3. “My Grown-Up Christmas List”
  4. “The Lord Will Make A Way”

Side Two

  1. “Ave Maria”
  2. “Christmas Ain’t Christmas (Without The One You Love)”
  3. “14 Angels”
  4. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
  5. “Silent Night”


Ralph Terrana

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