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  1. ‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dead at 67

    RollingStone.com-
    Ray Liotta, who starred in the Martin Scorsese mob classic Goodfellas in addition to roles in Cop Land and Field of Dreams, has died at the age of 67.
    Liotta’s rep confirmed his...
  2. The Harlem Music Festival From ‘Summer of Soul’ Gets Recognized by Congress

    From Rolling Stone.com-
    When a local promoter and New York City Parks department employee named Tony Lawrence first began the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1967, he hardly could have imagined that, 55...
  3. VA-"Northern Soul Anthems" [2LP Set] [Demon UK-6/24/2022]

    Demon Music is proud to bring together a selection of popular and exciting classic Northern Soul Anthems on a new 2LP thirty-three track collection. These are the original recordings by some familiar...
  4. Marvin Gaye "33 1/3: I Want You" paperback by Derrais Carter [Bloomsbury-9/8/2022]

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    Marvin Gaye sang like he lived in bed. He could croon, deliver a political commentary, and sing to you like you were the only other soul on this earth. And in 1976 he gave us a taste of...
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    I'm going with Ray Charles on this one since he...

    I'm going with Ray Charles on this one since he was one of the Founding Fathers of Soul Music in the '50s.
  6. Agreed! Atlantic saw a good thing in pairing...

    Agreed! Atlantic saw a good thing in pairing Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack and wanted to keep that going. While we never got to hear what Aretha & Donny sounded like in doing a duet together, we...
  7. My favorite era of Marvin Gaye runs from 1966...

    My favorite era of Marvin Gaye runs from 1966 thru 1976. He went from recording several Motown Classics as both a solo act & a duet partner to crafting Landmark concept albums [as well as the...
  8. Don't know about any rivalry that Marvin Gaye had...

    Don't know about any rivalry that Marvin Gaye had with Bobby Womack. However, David Ritz's bio on Marvin Divided Soul mentions he was jealous of Teddy Pendergrass [especially since he had an affair...
  9. The Ohio Players "Tenderness [Expanded Edition]" [Iconoclassic-7/29/2002]

    Originally released in 1981 on the short-lived Boardwalk Records label, Tenderness finds a slimmed-down Ohio Players lineup featuring original members Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Marshall "Rock" Jones,...
  10. Congratulations to Chaka Khan on her new...

    Congratulations to Chaka Khan on her new recording deal. Hope that her upcoming projects do well and the everything works out with her new deal. Thanks to PNH for the news!
  11. Another possible reason why Donny Hathaway &...

    Another possible reason why Donny Hathaway & Aretha Franklin never recorded a duet together was Donny's struggle with mental illness. He was hospitalized several times between 1973 & 1977 and his...
  12. The tragic reason why Aretha Franklin & King...

    The tragic reason why Aretha Franklin & King Curtis never worked together again after her classic Live At Fillmore West LP is King Curtis' Murder in August 1971.
  13. I suggest that a thematic Love Child album...

    I suggest that a thematic Love Child album [including 'I'm Living In Shame', 'Shadows Of Society', 'The Young Folks' & the title song] would've worked well for Diana Ross & The Supremes. And the...
  14. And this piece from SecondDisc.com about the...

    And this piece from SecondDisc.com about the Thriller 40th Anniversary release:

    No Mere Mortal Can Resist? Speculating on the 40th Anniversary Reissue of 'Thriller' - The Second Disc
  15. Amazon USA pre-order- Michael Jackson - Thriller...

    Amazon USA pre-order-
    Michael Jackson - Thriller 40th Anniversary - Amazon.com Music

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61hr84X2L0L._SL1500_.jpg
  16. Info from the Michael Jackson Official Store says...

    Info from the Michael Jackson Official Store says this will be a 2CD set with Thriller on Disc One with Thriller-era bonus material unreleased material [including previously unreleased demos].
  17. Michael Jackson "Thriller [40th Anniversary Edition]" [Epic/Legacy-11/18/2022]

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/818pBR7rIML._AC_UY500_.jpg

    No description or pre-order information at this time.
  18. Agreed! If we didn't lose Otis Redding back in...

    Agreed! If we didn't lose Otis Redding back in Dec. 67, Stax would've been able to negotiate a much better distribution deal with Atlantic Records.

    PS: Sam & Dave should've been able to continue...
  19. Pretty much the standard operating procedure at...

    Pretty much the standard operating procedure at Atlantic Records is that they end up owning the masters of the labels that they distribute [unless there was a clause in the contract prohibiting such...
  20. H-D-H's complaints with the company were two...

    H-D-H's complaints with the company were two fold; they wanted more money and they wanted their own label within Motown. When Gordy did not give them those things, that's when they decided leave...
  21. That's true; I remember seeing Bruce doing this...

    That's true; I remember seeing Bruce doing this Soul Classic when he was on Moonlighting back in the '80s.


    https://youtu.be/1_xdLyrhf7o
  22. Here's another 'Flash In The Pan'; Bruce Willis. ...

    Here's another 'Flash In The Pan'; Bruce Willis. The Die Hard actor's two album stint with Motown only produced one major hit with his remake of The Staple Singer's "Respect Yourself" [and there...
  23. Syreeta Wright only had one big hit in the USA...

    Syreeta Wright only had one big hit in the USA thanks to her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again". She would have smaller hits with "One More Time For Love"*, "Go For It"*, "Harmour...
  24. Yes Indeed! They should've had a Lawyer [who...

    Yes Indeed! They should've had a Lawyer [who knows the music business] go over that contract they had with Atlantic Records. And let's not forget the deal that Stax made with Columbia Records that...
  25. For the better solo career, I go with Eddie...

    For the better solo career, I go with Eddie Kendricks. While David Ruffin had some great songs as a solo act, Eddie had a better run overall thanks to "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind", "Keep On...
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