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Today 04:30 PM

Ashford & Simpson non- M.Gaye & T.Terrell songs.

They are most famous for their work with MG & TT but also did many equally good writing/production for other Motown acts. What is your favourite track?

I'll kick off with one of my favourites:

It Ain't Like That - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.
Today 02:21 PM

Johnny Mathis "Mrs. Jones/Killing Me Softly/Coming Home/Feelings" 2CD [BGO 11/0/22]

* Four albums from 1973 and 1975, these recordings contain Mathis's interpretations of the popular songs of the day plus new material
* Soul producer Thom Bell produced 'I'm Coming Home', steering Mathis in a more contemporary direction
* All albums enjoyed US chart success and 'I'm Coming Home' was a UK Top 20 album with the single 'I'm Stone In Love With You' peaking at No.10
* At the time of writing, Mathis is undertaking a US tour through 2022 into 2023
* Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with extensive new notes by Charles Waring

Tracklist
[CD1]
Me And Mrs. Jones:
1. Me And Mrs. Jones
2. Sweet Surrender
3. Summer Breeze
4. Corner Of The Sky
5. Happy
6. Soul And Inspiration/Just Once In My Life [Medley]
7. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
8. If I Could Reach You
9. Remember
10. You're A Lady
11. I Was Born In Love With You/Summer Me, Winter Me [Medley]
Killing Me Softly With Her Song:
12. Killing Me Softly With Her Song
13. Aubrey
14. And I Love You So
15. Break Up To Make Up
16. Arianne
17. Neither One Of Us [Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye]
18. Wildflower
19. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
20. Sing
21. Good Morning Heartache
22. Show And Tell

[CD2]
I'm Coming Home:
1. I'm Coming Home
2. I'd Rather Be Here With You
3. Foolish
4. I'm Stone In Love With You
5. And I Think That's What I'll Do
6. Life Is A Song Worth Singing
7. A Baby's Born
8. Sweet Child
9. Stop Look And Listen To Your Heart
10. I Just Wanted To Be Me
Feelings:
11. One Day In Your Life
12. Stardust
13. What I Did For Love
14. Midnight Blue
15. The Greatest Gift
16. 99 Miles From L.A.
17. Hurry Mother Nature
18. Feelings
19. That's All She Wrote
20. Solitaire
Bonus Track:
21. Crazy Little Love Makin' Ways

Release Date 11/25/2022

Amazon US-
Johnny Mathis - Me & Mrs Jones / Killing Me Softly With Her Song / I'm Coming Home / Feelings - Amazon.com Music

Yesterday 10:43 AM

Stoney and Meatloaf..Every Thing Under The Sun drops today.

Wish us luck gang. Been a long time coming. All you arm chair producers out there that buy the package, please give me a review on your thoughts of the CDs.
Today 02:22 PM

Bruce Springsteen Soul Covers Album, ‘Only the Strong Survive’ [Columbia-11/11/2022]

From BestClassicBands.com-
Bruce Springsteen has announced a new album, Only the Strong Survive, of classic soul covers. The collection’s 15 tracks include his remakes of favorites by the Temptations, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin and more. The album, coming Nov. 11, 2022, via Columbia Records, is named for the 1969 Jerry Butler single, a 1969 R&B and pop hit. Springsteen had been teasing the collection since Sept. 26 with a series of social media posts.

Springsteen’s 21st studio album will also feature guest vocals by Sam Moore [of Sam and Dave fame], as well as contributions from the E Street Horns, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton.
In the Sept. 29 announcement, Springsteen said, “I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? I’ve taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray and Scott Walker, among many others. I’ve tried to do justice to them all—and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it.”

1. Only the Strong Survive
2. Soul Days feat. Sam Moore
3. Nightshift
4. Do I Love You [[Indeed I Do)
5. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
6. Turn Back the Hands of Time
7. When She Was My Girl
8. Hey, Western Union Man
9. I Wish It Would Rain
10. Don’t Play That Song
11. Any Other Way
12. I Forgot to Be Your Lover feat. Sam Moore
13. 7 Rooms of Gloom
14. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

15. Someday We’ll Be Together




Today 07:16 AM

Coolio has passed!

He was 59 and the cause has yet to be determined!
09-27-2022 03:14 PM

Motown hitmaker Charlene returns 40 years after breakout hit

From SoulTracks.com-
Back in 1982, one of the most unlikely hits shot to the top of the pop and R&B charts. “I’ve Never Been To Me” was a sensitive, introspective ballad from the female perspective that had been released five years earlier and stiffed, only to return as a smash due to some perceptive disc jockeys around the US and Europe who knew a hit when they heard one. The singer was Charlene Oliver [aka Charlene], and “I’ve Never Been To Me” became her signature song and lone Top 40 hit.
Fast forward forty years, and Charlene, now living in Texas, is back, teamed with UK-based singer, songwriter and producer Paul Stuart Davies, who has shown a penchant for recreating the vibe of early soul and doo wop classics, all brought forward to a new generation of listeners.

The result of their collaboration is “Fairytale Life,” a tale of love gone sour, and the plan by the singer to shake that love off, and find a new life on the other side of the country. The song has a definite early Motown vibe with even a touch of 50s pop, and the two artists blend nicely to provide a single with a nostalgic charm to it.

Listen to 'Fairytale Life' at SoulTracks.com-
Motown hitmaker Charlene returns 40 years after breakout hit | SoulTracks - Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews

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