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  1. As far as I knew, no one thought anybody would be...

    As far as I knew, no one thought anybody would be listening to this music five years later. It was just one of several day jobs for a bunch of jazz and classical musicians. Suggesting that it was...
  2. Valerie was one of the very top session singers...

    Valerie was one of the very top session singers in New York at the same time she was working as a songwriter and producer for Motown. I once quipped that what she did for us in Detroit was her hobby....
  3. I've never understood why she felt Motown didn't...

    I've never understood why she felt Motown didn't take her seriously. Everybody I knew adored Gladys and considered her to be one of our very finest two or three singers.
  4. People have often asked me "How do you follow an...

    People have often asked me "How do you follow an experience like Motown?"

    I'm proud to say I recorded the San Francisco Inspirational Choir that Martha Wash and Izora Armstead were soloists in for...
  5. Thread: Babbitt

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    I just got back. Bob's wife Ann accepted for Bob...

    I just got back. Bob's wife Ann accepted for Bob and is now on her way to the hospital with the plaque. I got to meet Bob's son, Ann's sisters and Andrew Smith's sister for the first time. Eddie...
  6. Thread: Babbitt

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    The news of Bob's imminent demise isn't quite...

    The news of Bob's imminent demise isn't quite accurate but I'm sorry to say that his final post-operative procedure failed last week and he entered hospice care on Tuesday due to repeated falls.
    He...
  7. FWIW that snare crack was a fader move on the...

    FWIW that snare crack was a fader move on the drum track. Berry tried a number of different levels looking for the right one to start the record off with a bang. It sounds like it got missed on the...
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    EMI was given copies of every mix we were...

    EMI was given copies of every mix we were seriously considering releasing and given the freedom to do pretty much anything they wished.

    I think it's safe to say that Motown was more popular in...
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    Three track involved more things being mixed...

    Three track involved more things being mixed together "off the floor."

    The original two eight track machines also had pretty serious hum on the two outside tracks. Ironically we had just replaced...
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    I had the impression that we mixed it in Detroit...

    I had the impression that we mixed it in Detroit but there may well have been a mix done in England for England.
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    Indeed it's over 40 years for me too! I...

    Indeed it's over 40 years for me too!

    I distinctly remember seeing Norman Smith's name on the tape boxes which was a bit of a surprise so I wonder about that Malcolm Addey credit. Those tapes...
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    Wow, he didn't have the hair when I met him in...

    Wow, he didn't have the hair when I met him in London around 1968!
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    I can offer a bit of trivia. Those Talk of...

    I can offer a bit of trivia.

    Those Talk of the Town recordings were made by EMI's Norman Smith who was also the original engineer for the Beatles. The sound quality of the master tapes ( I think...
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    A lot of that was three track or three track...

    A lot of that was three track or three track bounced to eight. I agree that a lot of it sounded better than the eight track only productions.

    The dedicated mix room was installed in 1966 and was...
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    Old Motown was made for full range playback from...

    Old Motown was made for full range playback from vinyl because that's what was in the offices of the people who decided which records would get airplay, which records their store would stock and...
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    It's all about sharing the artist's vision with...

    It's all about sharing the artist's vision with the listener. Every single conscious choice of a director, producer or artist assumes a particular final delivery medium. When you step outside that...
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    I feel very strongly that recordings ought to be...

    I feel very strongly that recordings ought to be heard in the very same format that the artist, producer and engineers were listening to when they made their production decisions. Remixes to a...
  18. Thread: The N Word

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    Just to add to what Juice said, i think it's...

    Just to add to what Juice said, i think it's important to understand that racism has always been a tactic of class warfare. Class warfare seeks to get people to accept the idea that their identity is...
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    It is almost never the only one possible. A first...

    It is almost never the only one possible. A first rate copy of ALL of them were on the library shelf at EMI's Abbey Road facility. I presume those got moved to the current European distributor's...
  20. Thread: The N Word

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    I was taught racism as a child along right with...

    I was taught racism as a child along right with hating poor whites, renters, Catholics and farm workers in general. My mother, a teacher, and father, a carpenter, simply didn't know any better. It...
  21. Thread: The N Word

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    Certainly but there were comparable derogatory...

    Certainly but there were comparable derogatory terms for every other American underclass. It's just the "N-word" lasted longer because rule by the upper class in the south was threatened by an ever...
  22. Thread: The N Word

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    Exactly, a bitter disappointment.

    Exactly, a bitter disappointment.
  23. Thread: The N Word

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    The "N-word" was never about race. It was about...

    The "N-word" was never about race. It was about social class and standing.

    Somebody pointed out to me that the "K-word" has almost been forgotten and I actually had to think for a few moments to...
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    Everything we did prior to around 1969 was mixed...

    Everything we did prior to around 1969 was mixed in mono while stereo mixes were only done after something had been committed to becoming part of an album release.

    That said, an awful lot of...
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