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  1. Thread: Odd IG post

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    It is Raynoma Gordy Singleton, second wife of...

    It is Raynoma Gordy Singleton, second wife of Berry Gordy and integral in the company from its start up through the 80s. This was taken from an episode of Geraldo, THE WOMEN OF MOTOWN.
  2. The guys might have been fooling around in the...

    The guys might have been fooling around in the studio but it could be bogus. The voice on the monologue doesn't sound like Blue Lovett to me.

    I did see X-rated versions of both this and I KINDA...
  3. Thread: Diana and aretha

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    I remember the second photo being posted on...

    I remember the second photo being posted on Facebook after Aretha passed. I don't think they are the same person. I believe the woman in the second photo was identified as a friend or associate of...
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    Great info! I would say "Keep it up!" but I don't...

    Great info! I would say "Keep it up!" but I don't want to add any additional pressure. :)
  5. I remember reading that there might also have...

    I remember reading that there might also have been technical issues with the master tape. Of course, one would think that would have been discovered before an announcement was made. But it was...
  6. Thread: Diana and aretha

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    It could be one of their assistants or a...

    It could be one of their assistants or a relative. The unidentified woman wasn't on the show. This photo was taken at a show held the night before Clinton's first inauguration.
  7. I'm not sure if it was the same mix but this...

    I'm not sure if it was the same mix but this version with the longer break was the first I ever heard. It was on the original WATCHOUT! album I bought, not sure if it was mono or stereo. I didn't...
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    As Carlo wrote, it could be due to the...

    As Carlo wrote, it could be due to the Coronavirus and its effect on promoting the cd. I know she was scheduled to some record release dates in May at the Blue Note in NYC. The way things are...
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    To me, it looks like Mary (in her costume)...

    To me, it looks like Mary (in her costume) standing next to Diana. She is even wearing the long wig that you can see in photos from the actual performance as well as when they are standing in the...
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    Not sure of some of these but I think: Unknown...

    Not sure of some of these but I think:

    Unknown #1: Thank Your Lucky Stars
    Unknown #2: Thank Your Lucky Stars
    Unknown #4: Definitely a shot from the finale of Shindig! (1964)
    Unknown #5, Series...
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    From what I understand, Aretha did want Jennifer...

    From what I understand, Aretha did want Jennifer to play her. Jennifer has since mentioned conversations where Aretha actually said "You're going to win an Oscar for playing me, right?"

    But yeah,...
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    It was funny although to be fair, this clip only...

    It was funny although to be fair, this clip only captures part of the exchange. I remember watching the entire segment and I don't think the woman meant to be rude to Patti. I think some wires got a...
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    Inspired by......

    Inspired by...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YVVe40bRC0
  14. Stax Music gospel history commemorated in 25 album reissues

    https://www.soultracks.com/story-stax-gospel-25
  15. "Baby (Don't You Leave Me)" is one of my...

    "Baby (Don't You Leave Me)" is one of my favorites. I actually prefer it to the intended A-Side. Whenever I play it, I end up starting it over again because I love it that much. Everything from...
  16. It is new. It is on Verve and consists of...

    It is new. It is on Verve and consists of material from some of the African-American female vocalists before her like Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, etc.
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    I did enjoy them. I thought they put on a good...

    I did enjoy them. I thought they put on a good show. And yes, they did the Tempts' bit.
  18. Bettye Lavette has been well-represented on cd in...

    Bettye Lavette has been well-represented on cd in recent years. But no one (to my knowledge) has released any of her Karen material on legitimate cd. Recordings such as HEY LOVE, ALMOST, and WHAT...
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    When I saw her in 1979, her opening act was Roger...

    When I saw her in 1979, her opening act was Roger and Roger. After that, I don't remember any other opening acts besides Rhonda except for maybe a local comedian.
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    The clips of Martha and the Vandellas performing...

    The clips of Martha and the Vandellas performing "Heat Wave" and "Dancing in the Street" are not the same as those on the Motown special. They sang live on the special as opposed to the lipsyncing on...
  21. Thread: All the Befores

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    I'LL BE STANDING BY (from EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE,...

    I'LL BE STANDING BY (from EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE, produced by Bristol & Fuqua)

    GOOD LOVIN' AIN'T EASY TO COME BY (from MOTOWN SINGS MOTOWN TREASURES, produced by Bristol & Fuqua)

    RUNNIN' OUT...
  22. Thread: Follow Up.

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    STONEY END is a great recording. Both it and TIME...

    STONEY END is a great recording. Both it and TIME AND LOVE probably would have fit well on the EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING. In fact, it might have made sense to release STONEY END as the first single...
  23. I've only seen one photo from her Leading Lady...

    I've only seen one photo from her Leading Lady medley in concert. It appears in J. Randy's first book on Diana. She is wearing a cowboy hat and a glittery top with a gun and holster at her hip. I...
  24. Gladys actually did quite well, making it to the...

    Gladys actually did quite well, making it to the final three in her season. That said, I was a bit disappointed when I first figured out it was her on the show. I felt it was sort of a low and feared...
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    The Providence Performing Arts Center and "The...

    The Providence Performing Arts Center and "The Force Behind the Power."

    I remember seeing an ad for the show fairly early in 1991. Unfortunately, I don't have a date but my memory is that it took...
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