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  1. Just my opinion and observation...Growing up back...

    Just my opinion and observation...Growing up back in the day where I was exposed to listening to "1,2,3" on my radio and hearing "Ask Any Girl" played over and over on my turntable, it never dawned...
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    Ah, "Waiting in the Wings" from the same...

    Ah, "Waiting in the Wings" from the same album...I really want to like this particular arrangement; however, I recall when I first heard it, I thought to myself, "Did they manipulate the instrumental...
  3. No. To do so opens her up to receive backlash...

    No. To do so opens her up to receive backlash from her 'haters' who will invent some reason she should not have recorded an MJ song. She, for many years now, has steered away from giving any easy...
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    We do tend to address the Jimmy Webb album quite...

    We do tend to address the Jimmy Webb album quite frequently which is ok with me because I am always interested in learning something new and in exploring new perspectives.

    This album is my...
  5. Sotosound, you bring out such great points...

    Sotosound, you bring out such great points regarding the 'key' or 'pitch' of the songs and why it doesn't always bring out the 'best' for each artist. Producers/arrangers have to do a lot of...
  6. As many of you did also, I saw her on Andy...

    As many of you did also, I saw her on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens." Although she was not a featured guest, she was 'behind the bar' and was given time to promote Motown and her book. Gorgeous...
  7. Thank you, Milven, for this article showcasing...

    Thank you, Milven, for this article showcasing not only the talented songwriting skills of these individuals but also including the production skills. We all know one can have a great song; the...
  8. Berry Gordy wanted these groups to reach much...

    Berry Gordy wanted these groups to reach much more than the typical youth oriented market which other popular acts seemed to cater exclusively back in the day. Get the youth to a concert where they...
  9. "Why didn't Motown release this as a single since...

    "Why didn't Motown release this as a single since this song obviously added to the album sales?"

    I guess to many, this is a rhetorical question based on the mutual agreement among Motown fans that...
  10. Thread: Mother Dear

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    I like the original version from the album well...

    I like the original version from the album well above any of the other versions. Version 2 was nice except for the exaggerated pronunciation of the word "deah" by Mary and Florence. Version 3 (it's...
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    IMO, her voice timbre was particularly warm...

    IMO, her voice timbre was particularly warm during this period of time in that it was just prior to when her voice, although still nice and pleasant, began to take on a thinner sound. I always had...
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    An HDH song I was unfamilar with....

    On Facebook, I belong to a group which honors Holland-Dozier-Holland. One of the other members of the group, who might be a member of this site also, posted a top 10 list of the most played HDH...
  13. Thanks for posting this. Yea, El DeBarge is one...

    Thanks for posting this. Yea, El DeBarge is one of those artists whose voice still remains strong after all of these years. Although not a Motown act, Tevin Campbell came to my mind also as an...
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    Nice cover for this EP. I'm at somewhat...

    Nice cover for this EP. I'm at somewhat perplexed as to why Susaye and Joyce's names are not listed above their picture correctly.
  15. Yea, it stated that under one of the graphics and...

    Yea, it stated that under one of the graphics and then later on, there was this list of 'rules'-
    "The Small Print

    Open to UK residents only
    The competition will close 24th October 2019 at 23.59...
  16. Great contest. Sorry, I can't enter because the...

    Great contest. Sorry, I can't enter because the small print said this was for UK residents only. Thanks for alerting us because I know we have many from the UK on our forum.
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    My old brain can't quite decipher....what is...

    My old brain can't quite decipher....what is LILAIIMH? Thanks
  18. soulwally, This is a gold mine find! In the past...

    soulwally, This is a gold mine find! In the past we have heard generic reasons as to how the identifiable Motown sound was created; however, I never seen it explained from an acoustic standpoint, an...
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    To add to the query of the amount of unreleased...

    To add to the query of the amount of unreleased material in the vaults at Motown, it makes me wonder: Did the studio(s) and the engineer booths ever have time to clear out to allow someone to come...
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    This RTL topic comes up frequently. I attended...

    This RTL topic comes up frequently. I attended the Atlanta concert which I remember the venue was not sold out; however, it was quite full. The arrangements and the orchestra/ band were great (I...
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    I saw this at Barnes and Nobles yesterday;...

    I saw this at Barnes and Nobles yesterday; however, I will hold off on purchasing it right now (I am sure I will later). From the pages I was able to peruse, it appeared that the focus was on how...
  22. Kenneth, I grew up listening and buying all the...

    Kenneth, I grew up listening and buying all the Four Tops albums and thought I knew everything about the recordings themselves. Like you, it was only in last 20 or so years that I realized there...
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    I've never heard this rendition until now. What...

    I've never heard this rendition until now. What stuck out to me as being the most captivating is the piano in the background. It's wonderfully played and placed just right in the mix to give the...
  24. Although I could never discern this in any of the...

    Although I could never discern this in any of the recordings, someone posted a while back that Eddie Holland was providing a backing vocal line to one of the songs on side 2 of the "More Hits by the...
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    Ollie9, I love the adjectives "clean" and...

    Ollie9, I love the adjectives "clean" and "clinical" which you use to describe Quincy Jones' productions. I am on the other side of the spectrum: it's Quincy's productions which captivate me with...
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