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  1. Thread: Soulful Canada

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    16501 Very nice! Did Dominic Troiono record...

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    Very nice! Did Dominic Troiono record that in Toronto and have Gene Page record the strings or do the final mixing in L.A.? Or did Gene come up to Canada to work in the session? In my...
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    16497 Thanks for that information. I always...

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    Thanks for that information. I always thought they both were the same person, because so many people misspelled both their names (switching them). Nice to know.
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    16495 Not only owning the name, but Otis had...

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    Not only owning the name, but Otis had started the group as Otis Williams and The Barbarians, in 1958, before they even changed their name to The Distants. He, himself, "allowed" Richard...
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    16496 I always was told Shirley Matthews was...

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    I always was told Shirley Matthews was from L.A. She was a young kid living there when I started university at U.C.L.A. in 1965. I always heard she was born and raised in L.A. I'm sure this...
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    16493 Certainly! Great gospel singer, and...

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    Certainly! Great gospel singer, and secular Soul singer from St. Louis. I have lots of her records.
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    16492 I remember some good ones by Tobi Lark. ...

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    I remember some good ones by Tobi Lark. And I know that Marva Josie used to sing a lot in Toronto, and she lived there for a while. I don't know, for sure, if any Canadian labels recorded...
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    16478 I know and like Eddie Spencer. The rest...

    16478
    I know and like Eddie Spencer. The rest are a bit too "modern" for me to have come across. Too bad they didn't have links to You-Tube.
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    16448 I have the her Miracle Record. I was...

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    I have the her Miracle Record. I was hoping the Motown one would be on the video, too. But, I guess I didn't miss any of her singing, if that cut has only DJ intros. Still, I'd like to hear...
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    16445 If I could hear the Miss Motown cuts, I...

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    If I could hear the Miss Motown cuts, I could tell if she was Miss Ray, or not.
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    16444 She also had a single released on Motown's...

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    She also had a single released on Motown's Miracle Records, which was her own label to manage. On her 1961 single, she used the stage name "Little Iva".
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    16443 Miss Ray song from as late as 1964! I...

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    Miss Ray song from as late as 1964! I love to hear THAT! Anyone have a file of it, and can post it here?
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    16440 I agree 100% Stu, Everyone I know who...

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    I agree 100% Stu,
    Everyone I know who used the nicotine patches returned to smoking. About half those I know who have used the electronic smoking went back to cigarette smoking, and the...
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    16423 I forgot Detroit's Hamilton Brothers,...

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    I forgot Detroit's Hamilton Brothers, Bob(AKA Rob Reeco), Al(AKA Al Kent), and Eugene(AKA Ronnie Savoy), who were 3 of the 5 members of The Nitecaps in 1956 and '57, who recorded for...
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    16422 The Drinkards / Drinkard Singers - with...

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    The Drinkards / Drinkard Singers - with Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick, and Cissy Houston, among other excellent singers from their extended family.

    All these were excellent, too:
    The Mills...
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    16385 I knew Cenco was just owned by Gradney. I...

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    I knew Cenco was just owned by Gradney. I thought Spry might have been co-owned by Gradney and Rene because of Gradney's use of Class Music, and the fact that Gradney had released records on...
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    16336 After listening to both versions...

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    After listening to both versions back-to-back, I can't hear a difference in the vocal. It's only the stereo vs. mono difference, and the mix- the stereo version is much cleaner, and sharper. ...
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    16335 I was probably wrong about Cenco.For Spry,...

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    I was probably wrong about Cenco.For Spry, I think he may have been a co-owner. But have no concrete evidence.

    Wasn't the guy who owned Ranwood and managed VJ's L.A. office the White guy...
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    16334 There are literally thousands you didn't...

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    There are literally thousands you didn't mention. I would die before I could finish listing them. I know literally hundreds in Chicago, L.A., New York, Detroit, each, alone. There ARE many...
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    16333 That explains it very well. And the...

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    That explains it very well. And the reason why Chess, Atlantic, and The Major National Labels who owned their own studios, didn't have remotely as many unreleased recordings as Motown is that...
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    16329 I've always liked Etta James' version...

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    I've always liked Etta James' version better. But the one you uploaded here wasn't her hit 45 version. This one was slightly different vocal, and mix, too. This one is sharper and cleaner. ...
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    Here's our own Spyder Turner singing it in 1967,...

    Here's our own Spyder Turner singing it in 1967, at his best! A classic, recorded at Ralph and Russ' Terra Shirma Studio- Great backing track by Denis Coffey and Mike Theodore & crew:
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    Here's Richie Havens' 1966 version of Gordon...

    Here's Richie Havens' 1966 version of Gordon Lightfoot's "I Can't Make It Anymore":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KrMFJHla4k
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    Here's Ramona King's 1965 version: Did Goffin and...

    Here's Ramona King's 1965 version: Did Goffin and King ever write a bad song?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRkVHOkvOog
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    Here's Henry Alston's original version of Goffin...

    Here's Henry Alston's original version of Goffin & King's "Hey Everybody" from 1963 on Canadian Colpix, no less (Wish I had found that back in '63). Have to be satisfied with my US copy:
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    16328 I seem to be the only one here now. I...

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    I seem to be the only one here now. I hope I haven't driven everyone away by posting too much, and by posting uninteresting choices. :confused:
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