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    Richard Pryor is hardly unsung But I feel his...

    Richard Pryor is hardly unsung

    But I feel his TV shows are

    I’d love an episode of unsung Hollywood on both his short lived (4 episodes) sketch comedy show - precursor to in living color

    And...
  2. You should sneak in to see this one too, for old...

    You should sneak in to see this one too, for old times sake
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    I know they are more jazz/world music than soul...

    I know they are more jazz/world music than soul but should Hugh Masekela and Manu Dibango have an unsung episode?
  4. How do you approach a “new” artist?

    SCENARIO: You hear a great soul song that you’re not familiar with

    This is not a “new” artist but an older one (say 60s/70s) that either

    A: You’ve never heard of

    Or

    B: For whatever...
  5. I agree but I’d add 2-3 years to that timeframe ...

    I agree but I’d add 2-3 years to that timeframe

    Once sound effects, synthesizers and other electronic sounds started appearing more I lose interest

    On my artist anthology/box sets once we get...
  6. I think you can easily argue the 60s Motown...

    I think you can easily argue the 60s

    Motown
    Stax
    Atlantic
    Sly
    Beatles
    Stones
    Who
    (British Invasion as a whole)
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    Was this ever released?

    Was this ever released?
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    What happened to Al Bryant after leaving these...

    What happened to Al Bryant after leaving these early Temptations?
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    Reading through this makes you appreciate the...

    Reading through this makes you appreciate the unity of the Four Tops, and how rare that kind of longevity is

    (Although I think the tops have had a few different members since the end of the...
  10. https://apnews.com/668b63a02b6b4611bd322bf1cb00991...

    https://apnews.com/668b63a02b6b4611bd322bf1cb009915
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    Motown artists sound a likes?

    I know that JJ Barnes sounds very similar to Marvin

    Are there other artists that have been dead ringers for other Motown stars?

    Is there a singer that sounds exactly like David Ruffin or Stevie...
  12. Like Xerox, Kleenex and Band-Aid Motown became...

    Like Xerox, Kleenex and Band-Aid

    Motown became synonymous with its brand

    Instead of copiers, tissue or bandages it’s brand was 1960s soul music

    As others pointed out when she passed Aretha...
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    I prefer my girl but just my imagination is an...

    I prefer my girl but just my imagination is an exquisite song

    I think Norman was more known for the funkier songs but he was definitely capable of songs of great beauty too
  14. I meant why not sing a Tempts song

    I meant why not sing a Tempts song
  15. Certainly no David Ruffin or Dennis Edwards but...

    Certainly no David Ruffin or Dennis Edwards but much better than I thought it would be

    Side note: how do you get the opportunity to sing with the temptations and decide to sing under the...
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    Looks like it’s just you and me on this We’re...

    Looks like it’s just you and me on this

    We’re like Denzel at the end of glory
  17. Just Say from the Diana & Marvin album is weak too

    Just Say from the Diana & Marvin album is weak too
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    Was there more to Rockwell than I think? Which...

    Was there more to Rockwell than I think?

    Which is he was Berry Gordy’s son who had one hit song that was only a hit because Thriller era Michael Jackson was on it
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    Is Chubby Checker worthy of an unsung? I just...

    Is Chubby Checker worthy of an unsung?

    I just know him for the twist

    But I think he was a huge deal at the time and was a massive influence on that era
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    I agree that Divided Soul is the one that rules...

    I agree that Divided Soul is the one that rules them all

    I also enjoyed What’s Going On by Ben Edmunds

    Other than the beginning and end of the book it’s all about What’s Going On

    I really...
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    I do remember reading about Diana after a loss...

    I do remember reading about Diana after a loss before

    I’d forgotten and now that you mention it I do remember a picture of him with the Jacksons in the ending montage of When We Were Kings...
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    Muhammad Ali & Motown

    Was there any kind of relationship between Ali and Motown?

    They were all young and conquering the world and capturing the minds and hearts of young black America in the mid 60s but in all the Ali...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwylSVilvq8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwylSVilvq8
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPvn9zPwMMI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPvn9zPwMMI
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06vo5m-NECo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06vo5m-NECo
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