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    Motown Licensing Agreements

    I often wondered about licensing agreements that Motown entered into with other record companies. Although I do not think it is a common occurrence but periodically it happens.

    For example the...
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    Spinners unreleased recordings.

    We know virtually all of the unreleased Spinners recordings from Motown as many have been released by Ace/Kent in their excellent releases.

    I am wondering about unreleased Spinners recordings from...
  3. Tracee Ellis Ross on her mothers iconic blouse.

    A very interesting article by Tracee.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/tracee-ellis-ross-diana-ross-shirt_ca_602ec00ac5b66dfc101d3fa6?ncid=newsltcahpmgnews

    How much would you bid on it it...
  4. Let's not forget Al Abrams, Motown's first press...

    Let's not forget Al Abrams, Motown's first press spokesman and historian. He was also born on February 19.
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    Nothing to my knowledge was ever said or written...

    Nothing to my knowledge was ever said or written about the first, second and third place winners in that talent competition. It's nice that the soon-to-be-renamed Marvelettes got an audition too due...
  6. Question on The Great David Ruffin Hip-O-Select Motown Solo Albums

    I researched Discogs to see about the scarcity of Subject Hip-O-Select releases on David Ruffin. As you know there are Volume 1 and Volume 2.

    Discogs states on the marketplace section for Volume...
  7. Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman question on authenticity of eBay item.

    In my eBay feed, I got a listing for a white [not colored] picture sleeve for sale which was intended for Please Mr. Postman, Tamla 54056. It is different in the normal issuance of Motown picture...
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    I had an email from Cheryl Ruffin in response to...

    I had an email from Cheryl Ruffin in response to my inquiry today and she advises that the book is still being worked on. Latest projection is a publication date of June 2021. I told her that there...
  9. USA Today Network Special Edition - Black Voices from the South

    Today in my Wilmington, DE News Journal was a 12 page section from the USA Today Network [which they are affiliated with]. I do not know if this was distributed nationwide, however, it is full of...
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    Thanks for posting this video presentation. ...

    Thanks for posting this video presentation. There were numerous pictures that I had never seen before as I am sure others have not either.

    One glaring omission was the fact that he failed to...
  11. Here is a preview of the upcoming Jones Girls...

    Here is a preview of the upcoming Jones Girls Anthology.

    https://www.soultracks.com/review-the-jones-girls-were-a-melody-the-essential
  12. February 1-7 on Sirius Radio - the Motown Channel

    This should be interesting. Too bad it isn't a permanent channel on Sirius FM.
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  13. WOW, Robb, thank you for all the additional...

    WOW, Robb, thank you for all the additional information you provided. You certainly know your history of anything Motown related. You are truly an asset to this forum. Thanks again.
  14. Barrett-Strong song on Philly's CAMEO Records

    I just became aware of this Orlons release. If you look at the actual record, underneath the title No Love But Your Love it reads BARRETT-STRONG.

    Does anyone know for a fact that it was our...
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    Very unusual video. Thanks for submitting it.

    One question. What is the title of the second song in the performance? I don't recall hearing this ever and could not decipher from the singing...
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    Thanks, I will have to order it. I note that the...

    Thanks, I will have to order it. I note that the FW in the book was by the esteemed Nelson George so it has to be great.

    I guess if I order it this week, I might hit the jackpot and get it by...
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    Graham in thread #15 refers to Jack Gibson and...

    Graham in thread #15 refers to Jack Gibson and the reference to HIS OWN BOOK.

    Can anyone provide any information on this book? Is it worthwhile for little known facts about early Motown? I never...
  18. Thanks for posting. Paul has done interviews in...

    Thanks for posting. Paul has done interviews in the past with Louvain.

    BTW, just in case some members are unfamiliar with Paul ---- he is the creator and the moderator of the Diana Ross Project. ...
  19. A new film celebrates BILLY STEWART, D. C.'s inimitable R&B star

    There was an interesting story in the Washington Post today 1/4/2021 about the legendary Billy Stewart. A documentary filmmaker produced the film about Billy. At 9 PM on Monday 1/4/21 the film...
  20. Question on Motown labels Kim Weston recorded on.

    Kim's last Tamla label release was I'm Still Loving You [T54110]. The next release was on the Gordy label [G7041].

    Just wondering, does anyone know of the explanation why she went from the Tamla...
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    2020 Motown Affiliated Obituaries

    Another unpleasant year is on the verge of ending.

    Let's start a thread on departures during 2020 who were associated or affiliated with Motown Records.

    Thank goodness, I don't recall losing...
  22. BREAKING NEWS: Today 12/22/20 I received my CD...

    BREAKING NEWS: Today 12/22/20 I received my CD from Paul. Although I haven't played it yet, I intend to do so pronto. It was mailed from the UK on 12/8/20 so it took 14 days or two weeks to get to...
  23. Dionne Warwick appearing on MSNBC 10 AM show today 12/20/20

    Jonathan Capehart will be highlighting the legendary Dionne Warwick on his MSNBC show this morning at 10 AM on MSNBC.

    You might want to watch it.
  24. Kim Weston celebrates her 81st birthday today, Sunday, 12/20/2020

    Birthday wishes to the great Kim Weston. Today is her 81st birthday. Dig out some of your KW releases and enjoy them. She is a great singer who did not reach achievements she had the talent to...
  25. Thanks for locating this in the "archives." As I...

    Thanks for locating this in the "archives." As I said, it is a great book and well worth obtaining. There are numerous pictures in it that never appeared elsewhere. Thanks again.
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