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    Who is a "Temptation"

    Who is a "Temptation" with rights to the name and all the things that come with it? Are only Otis Williams and the estate of Melvin Franklin/David English the only "Temptations"? What about Ron...
  2. I thought the Dinah Washington incident was with...

    I thought the Dinah Washington incident was with Patti Austin, but again, reading how Dinah was, she probably told everybody at some point in time to stop singing her songs. If I were Aretha, Etta,...
  3. Nedra Ruffin, David Ruffin's daughter, passes away

    From the Detroit Free Press:

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/05/27/nedra-ruffin-daughter-david-ruffin-died-may-19-covid-19/7438961002/
  4. I'll go with New Edition. I think they were more...

    I'll go with New Edition. I think they were more like the Tempts as they could sing and dance at the same time. i don't think that they could sing as good as the Tempts, but they could sing on key.
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    Weren't the Spinners there at Motown when this...

    Weren't the Spinners there at Motown when this was recorded? I know they had to be doing other things than driving people around. My guess is that it's the Spinners or some formation with some of...
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    Hi Doug-Morgan. I do remember good reviews on...

    Hi Doug-Morgan. I do remember good reviews on the Arcadia book regarding Black Bottom and the book on Paradise Valley. Also a local author, Marsha Battle Philpot, has done a lot of research on the...
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    Hastings Street was part of the neighborhood in...

    Hastings Street was part of the neighborhood in Detroit known as "Black Bottom". There are some books and articles available about the neighborhood, and I think that John Lee Hooker famously...
  8. I'm going by memory, when Aretha was doing "A...

    I'm going by memory, when Aretha was doing "A Rose is still a Rose" with Lauryn Hill, Lauryn had mentioned something to the effect that Aretha was very bitter regarding not receiving credit as a...
  9. You're welcome. I hope the link works!

    You're welcome. I hope the link works!
  10. I got to the story by going to the Detroit Free...

    I got to the story by going to the Detroit Free press website, subtitled:
    "Motown artists had rare chance to film inside Ford Mustang plant", an article by Brian McCollum...www.freep.com
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    Thanks for the info, TJ!!! I really look forward...

    Thanks for the info, TJ!!! I really look forward to see this show [[I just wish it would have been done in color).
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    I loved loved LOVED his posts from the early days...

    I loved loved LOVED his posts from the early days of this forum. He was the one who could answer most of the technical questions about the early days at Motown. IMO he loved and respected Berry...
  13. CKLW in Windsor played that song a lot. While on...

    CKLW in Windsor played that song a lot. While on Youtube, a group called I think "The Party Girls" had uploaded a live version of the song, with an orchestral ending that I had never heard. I...
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    Apologizes to Motown Eddie, I did not know that...

    Apologizes to Motown Eddie, I did not know that there was another thread on this subject. My bad!
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    What's Going On released 50 years ago

    In the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press they reported that "What's Going On" was released 50 years ago on this date; in Michigan they have made a "What's Going On" day for this historical event. ...
  16. I do like that the Wiki also mentions the other...

    I do like that the Wiki also mentions the other Miracles in the "Love Machine" wiki. It was co-written by Pete Moore. One of my pet peeves is reading over and over that Smokey wrote this song or that...
  17. Thank you for the information, Woodward. Please...

    Thank you for the information, Woodward. Please keep us informed when the film will be broadcast on the PBS stations. I'm glad something is being made regarding Billy, who was one of the premier...
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    HI Robb, thank you so much for the history behind...

    HI Robb, thank you so much for the history behind Jan's early records, the Xmas song and her association with Curtis Mayfield. All that I've read is that she didn't have hits after Curtis didn't...
  19. Thread: Oh Smokey

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    I was wondering when you were going to chime in,...

    I was wondering when you were going to chime in, Stubass! Smokey lived in our integrated neighborhood at that time, mostly jewish neighbors. I wondered since he lived in the neighborhood, why he...
  20. Marvin was really really sad especially after...

    Marvin was really really sad especially after Tammi's death. I went home after delivering the newspaper and told my Mom that Marvin wasn't hardly talking at all; my Mom told me that he was probably...
  21. My understanding, growing up in Detroit and...

    My understanding, growing up in Detroit and reading various articles was that Motown wasn't too keen on bringing in Nolan Strong and the Diablos because Nolan had "problems" [[I heard it was drinking)...
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    First of all; RIP Marv. I really loved that he...

    First of all; RIP Marv. I really loved that he posted about Mary Wilson and also the Supremes. He was unflagging in posting about Mary Wilson. This of course, made some Diane Ross fans mad. And...
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    Hypnotized is a classic because of the vocal...

    Hypnotized is a classic because of the vocal interplay between Linda Jones and the Persuaders. The Perusaders sound super smooth, as compared to Linda's very emotional singing. The orchestration...
  24. I seem to recall in one of my Motown books a...

    I seem to recall in one of my Motown books a story on QC: A worker came to Motown from Columbia records in the late 60's. He said that in a QC meeting they listened to about 50-60 records and he...
  25. Hi TJ; I don't remember "Would I Love You" being...

    Hi TJ; I don't remember "Would I Love You" being played in Detroit. I do vaguely remember hearing "That's What Love is Made Of" on the radio because of the old rhyme "snakes, snails. puppy dog tails...
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