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  1. Philadelphia International Records Marks 50th Anniversary With Yearlong Celebration

    Billboard Magazine:
    Philadelphia International Records (PIR) is bringing home the gold once more — this time in celebration of the legendary label’s 50th anniversary. Legacy Recordings, Sony Music...
  2. James Purify (of James & Bobby Purify) dies from COVID-19 complications in Pensacola

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — One-half of the duo group, James and Bobby Purify, has passed away to complications to COVID-19.
    James Purify died in Pensacola on Friday.
    James Purify and his brother Bobby were...
  3. Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ Gets 50th Anniversary Digital Reissue

    Motown/UMe has marked the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s single release for “What’s Going On” — the title track from Rolling Stone’s Greatest Album of All Time — with an all-encompassing digital...
  4. Hey, no biggie. I've done that a couple of times...

    Hey, no biggie. I've done that a couple of times on this forum.
  5. I know what you mean; we're lucky to have...

    I know what you mean; we're lucky to have experienced the music of GCS in real time (and that we can always listen to it whenever we want). I did have the pleasure of seeing Larry Graham & Co. a few...
  6. Yes! One of my favorites from Graham Central...

    Yes! One of my favorites from Graham Central Station's debut. "Tell Me What It Is" (like most of Larry Graham's work) has some things in common with Sly Stone's but it has more of a spark that...
  7. Governor Whitmer Declares January 20th ‘What’s Going on Day’ in Michigan

    “Through the recognition of What’s Going On Day, we hope to bring awareness to Marvin Gaye’s profound words as his timeless music remains in our hearts and minds and continues inspiring generations...
  8. Sly & The Viscaynes "Yellow Moon The Complete Recordings 1961-1962" (Ace UK) 3/5/2021

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    The amazing, unpredictable, one and only Sly Stone has never made a secret of his innocuous beginnings as a teenaged hopeful in Vallejo, California in the early 1960s. His earliest...
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    I just found out about the passing of Phil...

    I just found out about the passing of Phil Spector. While he was a messed up person, he did create the influential "Wall Of Sound" and launched a long string of hits & artists during the '60s (and...
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    I say YES-Marvin Gaye's best post '70s Music...

    I say YES-Marvin Gaye's best post '70s Music Still holds up! IMHO the only albums by Marvin that haven't help up as well are Here, My Dear & In Our Lifetime?. As another poster has pointed out,...
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    I say that with the right producer (and the right...

    I say that with the right producer (and the right set of songs), The Ronettes could've been a bigger group with more hits. One thing to consider is that the 'girl group era' that they represented so...
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    Love Jerry Butler's "One Night Affair". I...

    Love Jerry Butler's "One Night Affair". I remember hearing it on the air in NYC as well as on The Spice of Life LP back in 1972.

    PS: Hope that Universal still has the masters of TSoL so we can...
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    More from The Contours: "The Limbo Is Here To...

    More from The Contours:
    "The Limbo Is Here To Stay", "Let's Do The Uncle Willie" & "He Couldn't Do The Crossfire (aka 'He Couldn't Do The Monkey')".
    And: Martha & The Vandellas-"The Jerk"
  14. Roy C.'s "Impeach The President" is probably...

    Roy C.'s "Impeach The President" is probably getting some renewed attention after last week's events. Another song to consider playing right now is The Contours' "It's So Hard Being A Loser" (since...
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    Agreed! He's always been this way ever since he...

    Agreed! He's always been this way ever since he started running for office back in 2015 (remember back then, he said he would not accept defeat and he would call for a riot). Now that he's lost...
  16. Thanks Woodward for the wonderful news! I'm...

    Thanks Woodward for the wonderful news! I'm looking forward to the Billy Stewart Documentary when it comes to PBS next month.
  17. RIP Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers

    Gerry Marsden, frontman of the British band Gerry and the Pacemakers and singer on hits like “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying,” has died at...
  18. We can guess & speculate on this but I think this...

    We can guess & speculate on this but I think this is something that Adam White could discuss on his West Grand Blog. He could get with someone who worked at Motown at the time and provide info on...
  19. That's a good point. I guess they made...

    That's a good point. I guess they made exceptions for Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man & Smokey Robinson's Big Time soundtracks which both came out on the Tamla imprint.
    ...
  20. I don't know if there's any explanation for why...

    I don't know if there's any explanation for why Motown artists were switched from one of the label's imprints to another. I remember there was a thread on this forum that had a list of acts whose...
  21. Wow, this is great news. Thanks for sharing...

    Wow, this is great news. Thanks for sharing Luciano. Congrats to Darlene Love and her holiday classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)".
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    Just did a quick check on the Deluxe Edition of...

    Just did a quick check on the Deluxe Edition of Supremes At The Copa and unfortunately, it's out of print. Only way to get it now is through eBay or on MP3.
  23. Yes; "Finders Keepers" was also released in...

    Yes; "Finders Keepers" was also released in stereo in the US. And this is the first single from Invictus to be distributed by CBS Records (they had been previously distributed by Capitol Records)....
  24. Great; thanks for sharing blackguy69. I remember...

    Great; thanks for sharing blackguy69. I remember seeing this on Soul Train back in '73. IMHO, "Finders Keepers" was the last great single by Chairmen Of The Board.
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    Good news; the Expanded Edition of Supremes A...

    Good news; the Expanded Edition of Supremes A Go-Go is still available! If I were you, I'd grab a copy soon before it goes out of print.
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