Today 12:46 PM

Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars--1963


Hope this works! Dick Clark, Ronettes, Little Eva, Dale & Grace, Dovells, etc. Narrator makes one
big blooper--a guy talking with Ronnie of the Ronettes outside the bus and later dancing with her
is definitely NOT one of the Dovells.

Any way, a great treat!
Today 11:45 AM

Could have the Ronettes been bigger?

I always wonder what if the Ronettes wised up to Phil Spector around 1965 and went somewhere else. Could they have been bigger? I always felt like they could have been had Phil not held them back. Nedra said they were begging him to release better material on them but he wouldn't. I guess either way Nedra would have ended up getting replaced anyway as she grew disinterested in being a Ronette after she met her husband. Ronnie should have been a much bigger superstar than she was. I've seen her several times over the years and she is an amazing entertainer. Such great energy.
Today 11:49 AM

Graham Central Station's "Tell Me What It Is"

Never enough of these master musicians, and today LOVING the vocals -

Today 11:05 AM

What's Going On released 50 years ago

In the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press they reported that "What's Going On" was released 50 years ago on this date; in Michigan they have made a "What's Going On" day for this historical event. Marvin's house was very busy during this time, much more than the time after Tammi's death, sometimes I had to walk thru a bunch of people at the house to deliver the newspaper...
I will be frank; I did not like the song back then, I thought it was a weird and too depressing.

01-16-2021 07:55 AM

Songs with dances in the title

Mickey's Monkey
Twistin' Postman
Come On Do the Jerk
Can You Jerk Like Me?

All of the above songs were original compositions released on various Motown labels, and all contain the names of dances.

I know there are more. Can you name more songs released by Motown that contain the names of dances that are NOT covers?
01-12-2021 09:37 AM


Ralph Terrana

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