Today 04:46 PM

Marvin Gaye "Collected" Music On CD


Not sure if this Music On CD release has previously been mentioned - though it's not one for me I think.

CD 1

[[ Iím Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
Hitch Hike
Pride And Joy
Can I Get A Witness
When Iím Alone I Cry
Youíre A Wonderful One
Try It Baby
Baby Donít You Do It
How Sweet It Is [[ To Be Loved By You)
Iíll Be Doggone
Pretty Little Baby
Ainít That Peculiar
One More Heartache
Little Darliní [[ I Need You)
Your Unchanging Love
I Heard It Throught The Grapevine
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
The End Of Our Road
Thatís The Way Love Is

CD 2

Abraham, Martin & John
Whatís Going On
Mercy Mercy Me
Inner City Blues [[ Make Me Wanna Holler)
Trouble Man
Letís Get It On
Come Get To This
Distant Lover
I Want You
Got To Give It Up
When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
Heavy Love Affair
Sexual Healing
My Love Is Waiting
Sanctified Lady

CD 3

Once Upon A Time
Whatís The Matter With You Baby
It Takes Two
Ainít No Mountain High Enough
Your Precious Love
If I Could Build My Whole World
Ainít Nothing Like The Real Thing
Youíre All I Need To Get By
You Ainít Living Till Youíre Lovin
Good Loving It Ainít Easy To Come By
Onion Song
California Soul
Youíre A Special Part Of Me
My Mistake
You Are Everything
Today 03:51 PM

Fairytale: The Pointer Sisters' Family Story

I read all the show biz memoirs, even those about artists I'm not particularly into, and thanks to recommendations by several of you on this forum, I am now reading Fairytale: The Pointer Sisters' Family Story. I have to say this is one of the best memoirs I've ever read and that is saying something. I had no idea any of this stuff happened!! Spoiler alert: the girls got their first really momentous gig opening in Vegas for Paul Anka. The Pointers were already exploding in popularity at that time in the early 70's, having put out Yes We Can Can, which got them the dates with Anka. Unfortunately, Paul Anka's fans were not Pointer Sisters' fans. They hated the Pointer Sisters, which was crazy since at all their previous gigs they had gotten rave, ecstatic reviews--they were the "next big thing." To make things worse, June, who had suffered an extremely violent group rape when she was in her teens, had a nervous breakdown before the shows with Anka, and wouldn't speak to anybody nor would she come out of her hotel room. So on top of all the stress, the group had to perform most of the shows without June, they had to rearrange everything, shuffle vocals around, and even change what songs they performed. Ugh. I'll write more as I read more, but man keeping a group together through all this garbage must have been stressful as hell. Even the smaller stuff, like hiring roadies and other personnel was always volatile, especially when you're on a strict schedule with touring, recording dates etc. It is a miracle any group like the Pointers ever stayed together as long as they did.
Yesterday 12:22 PM

MOTOWN's Rare Earth-Label LP Titles Available On CD

To no_place_like_motown: I want to personally thank you for the Rare Earth-label thread that you started a few weeks ago. I had no idea that so many Motown album titles on the Rare Earth label were available on CD. I checked them all out and bought every one that I could find on Amazon. Thanks to you, I was able to find a total of 11 [[not counting the group Rare Earth, whose albums I already have on CD). Not being a hard-rock fan, I was amazed at how many of these albums I actually like -- or, in some cases, I even LOVE! I would have to say that my favorites are Xit – the Native American group who Ralph Terrana raved about in his excellent autobiography, "The Road Through Motown". [[You were so right, Ralph – these guys are fantastic! Their sound is a unique combination of Indian, Motown, and at times, given the heavy use of shakers in two tracks, even 1965-era Phil Spector!) I was especially pleasantly surprised to discover how much I like the group Toe Fat! Those guys can really rock – but in a good way! The group Love Sculpture is a bluesy white group who I also found myself enjoying a lot. Crystal Mansion is a soft rock group which has some decent songs on their album. Other Rare Earth-label CD’s that I bought were by the Pretty Things, Power Of Zeus, and Sunday Funnies. Unfortunately, those groups/titles are out-of-my-league psychedelic rock which I can’t identify with to save me; nevertheless, it’s great to have all of these Motown/Rare Earth-label albums in my CD collection.

Here are the links in case anyone else is interested in making a purchase. If not, it’s still cool to see these album/CD covers for the first time, as I had never seen most of them before. Hope you enjoy!

XIT - "Plight Of The Red Man"

XIT - "Silent Warrior"

TOE FAT - "Toe Fat"

TOE FAT - "Two"

CRYSTAL MANSION - Crystal Mansion [[Golden Classics Edition)

LOVE SCULPTURE - "Blues Helping"

POWER OF ZEUS - "The Gospel According To Zeus"

R. DEAN TAYLOR - "Essential Collection" [[A collection – NOT a reissued album)

SUNDAY FUNNIES - "Sunday Funnies"


PRETTY THINGS - "Parachute"

There ya are! That pretty much covers all of them. As Motown fans, I hope you have as much fun discovering these as I have. - Gary

Today 03:37 PM

Marvin Gaye Whatís Going On - 50th Anniversary 2LP Edition best ever mastering?

This premium vinyl release features direct-to-analog mastering from the original primary album tape reels by acclaimed engineer Kevin Gray, one of the first times this has been done since 1971, offering an undeniably authentic listening experience.

From what I read people are saying that this version is the best sounding version ever.
It will be released in Europe april 29,2022.
Anybody in the USA bought this version already and what are your impressions?

Today 02:14 PM

Jazz Fans: Immanuel Wilkins New LP

Been loving the saxophonist's new lp 'The 7th Hand' - here's 2 tracks.


Ralph Terrana

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