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Today 07:14 PM

2020 - Any news of a Motown release?

As we enter 2020, have we finally emptied the well of 60s recordings?
Any news of 'special' projects on the 60s era?
I guess we will get a 1970 unreleased set, but are there no projects from Ace/ Kent etc?
01-19-2020 10:34 PM

Classic Soul JAMS!

Today is my birthday and with each one I am blessed with I like to look back some. In this case I am looking back at some of the BEST Classic Soul Jams in my opinion. Are you with me? Here's a few that make the cut:

Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood - 1966

Today 07:47 PM

Jackson 5 'I Found That Girl'

Jermaine at his early best; nice to hear this one again, thanks to SoulTown -

01-19-2020 01:30 PM

What happened to the ashford & simpson thread ?

There was an interesting thread here about A&S leaving the label because Motown did not want them to record an album.

I can't find the thread. Was it moved or deleted? Or do I just need a stronger eyeglass prescription?
Today 04:53 PM

Podcast - Songcraft: Lamont Dozier, Mickey Stevenson, Valerie Simpson

Hi Everybody,
From Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters:
Lamont Dozier, Mickey Stevenson, Valerie Simpson

Ep. 100 - LAMONT DOZIER ("Stop! In the Name of Love") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 110 MINS OCT 15, 2018
Lamont talks about punching a time clock as a staff songwriter at Motown; what happened when Marvin Gaye forgot to learn "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" before the recording session; why Diana Ross was pissed off when she cut the vocals for "Where Did Our Love Go;" which of Lamont's classics came about as a result of getting caught in a compromising situation at a no-tell motel; the muse who inspired "Bernadette" and "I Hear a Symphony;" and a whole lot more!
https://podbay.fm/podcast/955189341/e/1539653604
(Interview begins at 26:26)


Ep. 113 - MICKEY STEVENSON ("Dancing in the Street") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 74 MINS APR 15, 2019
The Motown legend behind "Dancing in the Street," "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," "It Takes Two," "Devil with a Blue Dress On," and "Beechwood 4-5789" opens up about his life and career, including why he almost stormed out of his first meeting with Berry Gordy; how he assembled Motown’s legendary Funk Brothers; the trick he used to convince Marvin Gaye to ditch jazz and become an R&B singer; and why “Dancing in the Street” was a message song -- but not the message many people think!
https://podbay.fm/podcast/955189341/e/1555393336
(Interview begins at 12:43)


Ep. 107 - VALERIE SIMPSON ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 73 MINS JAN 21, 2019
Songwriters Hall of Famer, half of the legendary Ashford & Simpson, and one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time chats about "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," "I'm Every Woman," "Solid," and more of her many hits!
https://podbay.fm/podcast/955189341/e/1548124574
(Interview begins at 14:02)

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