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  1. Yes, Marvin Gaye is one of the GREATEST singers...

    Yes, Marvin Gaye is one of the GREATEST singers of all time. He was always real nice to all the fans. I especially loved his first 3 big hits with the Vandellas. Musical Magic!
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    Was Mary Wells ever on Ready Steady Go? I know...

    Was Mary Wells ever on Ready Steady Go? I know she did Thank Your Lucky Stars. Are those avaiable?
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    Yes, they came out doin' a combo of Barefootin'...

    Yes, they came out doin' a combo of Barefootin' goin into Too Many Fish, then Don't Mess with Bill , a medley of hits. They were the co-stars of the Otis Redding Show. Now, in other cities Robert...
  4. Yes, and he use to headline the early versions of...

    Yes, and he use to headline the early versions of the Motortown Revues called Motown Specials or something like that.I know he was not on the 1962 Motortown Revue that came through Florida.
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    Thanks RobbK, love Gladys' voice. Yes, "I Should...

    Thanks RobbK, love Gladys' voice. Yes, "I Should Have Known Better" was on that first From the Vaults vinyl LP. I saw the Marvelettes LIVE in 1966 and they were GREAT.
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    the first single released "Power of Love" had...

    the first single released "Power of Love" had already recently been a hit by Joe Simon. I think if "Wild Night" had been the first 45 it would have garnered better attention.
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    Rock N Roll was looked down upon by the...

    Rock N Roll was looked down upon by the establishment in Entertainment until after 1964. There were very few TV shows besides American Bandstand , that any of the acts could even be on.
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    they had a couple of really good records after...

    they had a couple of really good records after Curtis left, the above "Finally Got Myself Together" and "Same Thing It TooK" .
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    Rhonda can sing.

    Rhonda can sing.
  10. LOL, yes, it struck me as so funny. That was...

    LOL, yes, it struck me as so funny. That was during the time the song was a big hit.
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    yes,BigAl, "The Jerk" by Martha & the Vandellas...

    yes,BigAl, "The Jerk" by Martha & the Vandellas is a great song and could have been a 45.the "Dance Party" LP I would have to say is my fave too of Martha & the Vandellas.
  12. Motown really tried getting behind this group,...

    Motown really tried getting behind this group, Gwen Gordy even had them on a promotion tour as my brother met them & Gwen at a big record shop in Orlando & it was after this record was hitting. On a...
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    I loved the Contours "Can You Jerk Like Me" more...

    I loved the Contours "Can You Jerk Like Me" more then "Cool Jerk". Motown really got on the "Jerk" bandwaggon.
  14. Ronnie, Pete & Bobby actually did write...Ronnie...

    Ronnie, Pete & Bobby actually did write...Ronnie even did Production work too. the popularity of "Mickeys Monkey" had NOTHING to do with "Come On Do The Jerk" not getting enough airplay to be a...
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    different pressing plants....in the run off...

    different pressing plants....in the run off grooves , most of my Motown 45's that were all purchased in Florida, say Nashville Metra..which was the pressing plant Motown used in Nashville.
  16. If my memory serves me correct that was recorded...

    If my memory serves me correct that was recorded in Nashville as part of some stuff she did for Gusto Records.
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    It WAS certainly among the first labeled DISCO.

    It WAS certainly among the first labeled DISCO.
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    Read about WDOLG in Lamont Doziers book.Thats the...

    Read about WDOLG in Lamont Doziers book.Thats the story I remember decades ago.
  19. Millie Jackson MADE Spring Records $$$$$!!I...

    Millie Jackson MADE Spring Records $$$$$!!I remember hearing about Joe Simon trying to sneak the masters out of the studio of Gamble & Huff. It didn't fly.
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    Oh, it would have been a Top Ten sided smash by...

    Oh, it would have been a Top Ten sided smash by Mary with "Whisper You Love Me, Boy" on the flip. I think the track is the same, a little speeded up with the strings added. Both Mary & Brenda had...
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    "You're A Wonderful One" and as someone mentioned...

    "You're A Wonderful One" and as someone mentioned above "Baby Don't You Do It" by Marvin are driving and funky. Great tracks.
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    2 of the best are "You Lost the Sweetest Boy" by...

    2 of the best are "You Lost the Sweetest Boy" by Mary Wells & Mickeys' Monkey by the Miracles Funky, Gospel call & response.
  23. I saw the Marvelettes LIVE in Oct. 1966 as...

    I saw the Marvelettes LIVE in Oct. 1966 as co-stars to Otis Redding & they were fabulous. Kat, Wanda & Gladys...there were no Andantes behind the curtain.
  24. I agree,BigAl, the 45's had more "guts" to my...

    I agree,BigAl, the 45's had more "guts" to my ears and that was true of most records in the 60's, not just Motown.
  25. YES, the US 45 of "Forget Me Not" has the spoken...

    YES, the US 45 of "Forget Me Not" has the spoken part by Martha in the song.
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