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    17044 He moved directly from leaving Motown to...

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    He moved directly from leaving Motown to go to Stax. I was shocked when that crooner signed with Motown. When he then multiplied that by 1000, going ridiculously far from his career-built...
  2. 17043 Well, it is essentially a Barrett Strong...

    17043
    Well, it is essentially a Barrett Strong song, because he sings lead, and Gino sings an echoing part, just slightly behind Barrett in time. Not bad at all. Gino used to sing a LOT of duets...
  3. 17041 Not bad at all. It sounds like Barrett is...

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    Not bad at all. It sounds like Barrett is the lead, and Gino is the slightly delayed echo.
  4. 17040 I tried to find "The Classic SDF Threads"...

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    I tried to find "The Classic SDF Threads" section. But, it doesn't seem to exist anymore. So you'll have to look through all the year by year sections, starting from 2004, all the way to...
  5. 17039 The link you added doesn't go to the song....

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    The link you added doesn't go to the song. But the 2 links above sound a little different to me from what I remember hearing from my copies of the original record. But, I'm not with my...
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    17038 I didn't have much of a background in...

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    I didn't have much of a background in making music, other than learning to play tunes on the piano by ear, and trying to master the harmonica, but that didn't go far. I did eventually learn...
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    17022 I knew Bob way back in the 1960s. I used...

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    I knew Bob way back in the 1960s. I used to shop there, as well as Cappy's Record mart. ALL the long-time record dealers were characters.
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    17021 Here's a link to Global Dog's Discography...

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    Here's a link to Global Dog's Discography of House of Beauty Records:

    http://www.globaldogproductions.info/

    It has records missing. I've added what I could from my memory. I'm not...
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    17020 That's because Carmen Murphy, House of...

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    That's because Carmen Murphy, House of Beauty's owner, sold off her record label's name, and it's Gospel recordings' master tapes and publishing rights to Florence Greenberg's Scepter Records,...
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    Here's a Gospel release from 1959, by The...

    Here's a Gospel release from 1959, by The Meditations from HOB, that was produced by the great James Cleveland, and the lead singer was Laura Lee (nee Laura Lee Rundless):
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    Here's HOB's first secular release-notice that...

    Here's HOB's first secular release-notice that prolific Motown arranger, Johnny Allen directed the recording session, and that Mickey Stevenson along with Allen, arranged Surrell's record shown...
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    Here is Detroit's WXYZ DJ, and House of Beauty...

    Here is Detroit's WXYZ DJ, and House of Beauty Records first head producer and A&R man, Jack Surrell:
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    Here's Mrs. Murphy in her 80s, receiving an award...

    Here's Mrs. Murphy in her 80s, receiving an award from The City of Detroit for 50 years of boosting the city's commerce, and civic contribution related to her church activities:17010
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    Here's Mrs. Murphy during the late 1950s, looking...

    Here's Mrs. Murphy during the late 1950s, looking over her new line of beauty products she'd soon be selling in her beauty salon:
    https://i.ibb.co/8P3cmFW/Carmen-Murphy-Late1950s.jpg
  15. 17008 Wow!!! A Gino Parks and Barrett Strong...

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    Wow!!! A Gino Parks and Barrett Strong duet??? I don't remember ever seeing that in The Vaults! I definitely want to hear it. Is it up on You-Tube?
  16. 17007 Take a look in the SDF Archives, in the...

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    Take a look in the SDF Archives, in the "Classic Threads Section". We had a thread many years ago, titled something like "Pre-Motown Gordy Productions, which included label scans of almost...
  17. 2nd bump up.

    2nd bump up.
  18. 2nd bump up.

    2nd bump up.
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    17006 Motown's Divinity Records started in 1962....

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    Motown's Divinity Records started in 1962. Before that, Motown only released Gospel records on their Tamla and Motown labels.
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    17004 You are very welcome. These are the types...

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    You are very welcome. These are the types of threads I enjoy most. Also I enjoyed the Smokey 1957 Matadors' tape thread, and the Ruby Yates thread, to both of which I added long, detailed...
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    17000 Carmen Murphy owned The House of Beauty...

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    Carmen Murphy owned The House of Beauty (beauty salon she founded in 1948) at 111 Mack Ave., near the current Martin Luther King Blvd./Mack Ave. transit station. Ms. Murphy was one of the...
  22. 16971 I'm bumping this thread up so Mr. J.(Soul)...

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    I'm bumping this thread up so Mr. J.(Soul) Smith can see this bit of insight into his question. :cool:
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    16970 If I remember correctly, that Atlanta,...

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    If I remember correctly, that Atlanta, Georgia label was owned by Liz and her husband. I don't think this semi-Pop tune which also included Liz's pushing her voice to those extreme high ...
  24. 16969 As I haven't listened to the radio since...

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    As I haven't listened to the radio since 1970, and not bought new records since 1972, there are very few threads on SDF that hold interest for me. During the last week there have been 2! -...
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    16963 For all intents and purposes, Marv Johnson...

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    For all intents and purposes, Marv Johnson was still a Motown artist until mid 1963, as from his follow-up to "Come To Me" in mid 1959 to then, his records were produced by Motowners (Berry...
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