Today 05:54 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 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?'”
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10-27-2020 07:49 AM
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.
11-19-2020 02:10 PM

Quiz...Mike Terry's most significant contribution

Well, with time on our hands due to lockdown, I'd be very interested to hear tracks with the most significant contribution by Mike Terry. That does not necessarily mean a sax solo: there are many tracks where you can hear him underpinning a track to create a little, potent, work of art. Any faves? I will immediately snaffle "This Old Heart of Mine" by the Isley Brothers but there are so many more...
Yesterday 08:10 PM

Motown Corporate Christmas Greeting Cards

Does anyone have any corporate Motown Christmas cards in their possession? I am trying to determine exactly how many were issued over the years.

I have 2 in my possession. The first is from 1977 and it has a brick fireplace on the front with a 33-1/3 record with an M going down the chimney/fireplace and 8 flying records coming towards the fireplace. It is blue in color.

The second is a gem. It is from 1981 and it has a head on shot of the Motown Museum with gold records in the snow and santa leaving on a sled. It is simply beautiful.

Anyone have any others? Thanks.


Ralph Terrana

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