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  1. VA: Philadelphia International Records: The Mike Maurro Mixes

    From The Second Disc.com:
    Mike Maurro – hailed by some as the “new king of the disco remix” – worked these 14 super-sized extensions of Philly classics like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ “The Love...
  2. Come to think of it, the B-Sides of some Motown...

    Come to think of it, the B-Sides of some Motown singles were not the only place you'd find older material. For instance, The Temptations' 1966 LP Gettin' Ready had "Not Now, I'll Tell You Later"...
  3. Here's another one; Jim Stewart [Stax Records...

    Here's another one; Jim Stewart [Stax Records President] is 91.
  4. I don't know if Motown released older songs on...

    I don't know if Motown released older songs on the B-sides of some of their mid to late '60s hits just so the they could make more money for their songwriters/producers. However, they did save money...
  5. Another example of a Motown recycled song is...

    Another example of a Motown recycled song is Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' "I Gotta Let You Go". The backing track was recorded in Oct. 1964 and Jimmy Ruffin did the vocals [and his version of the...
  6. I remember the first time I heard The...

    I remember the first time I heard The Marvelettes' "Paper Boy" and while it's not a bad song it's as much of a "Please Mr. Postman" clone as "Twistin' Postman" [and a song that would've worked on one...
  7. No word yet on when the Temptations 60 album will...

    No word yet on when the Temptations 60 album will come out but I'm sure that the udiscovermusic.com site will let us know the release date for it.
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    Sounds interesting! Hope Who You Gonna Call...

    Sounds interesting! Hope Who You Gonna Call shows up on streaming so I can see. Thanks for the news Glencro.
  9. The Temptations Celebrate 60th Anniversary With New Smokey Robinson-Penned Song

    The year-long 60th anniversary celebrations of the Temptations continues with the release of their new single “Is It Gonna Be Yes Or No.” The romantic, swaying track features a momentous reunion with...
  10. Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black Cinema, Dies at 89

    From the Hollywood Reporter.com;

    Melvin Van Peebles, the pioneering African-American auteur behind the 1970s films Watermelon Man and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, has died. He was 89.
    Van...
  11. Well we do have Love Factory, Howard Priestley's...

    Well we do have Love Factory, Howard Priestley's recent biography on songwriters/producers Holland-Dozier-Holland. Recommended if the person you're buying for is into Motown and/or H-D-H 70's labels...
  12. Wasn't able to read the article [since I don't...

    Wasn't able to read the article [since I don't have or want a subscription to The Times] however, the title of the piece says it all. Sarah Dash was the "Glue" of both The Bluebelles & LaBelle and...
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    In memory of Sarah Dash, here's Patti LaBelle &...

    In memory of Sarah Dash, here's Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles version of "You'll Never Walk Alone";

    https://youtu.be/d60drZk_Azg
  14. VA "People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Songbook" [Kent UK] [10/29/2021]

    Curtis Mayfield makes a long overdue – and well earned – appearance in Ace’s ongoing Songwriter series this month with “People Get Ready”, a collection that spans more than a decade and a half of...
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    Truly sorry to hear about Sarah Dash. Rest In...

    Truly sorry to hear about Sarah Dash. Rest In Peace & Power.
  16. Thanks for sharing the nice article about Wilson...

    Thanks for sharing the nice article about Wilson Pickett. I'll always remember him best for his fine run of hits between 1965 and 1972.
  17. "The best things in life are free. But you can...

    "The best things in life are free. But you can keep 'em for the birds & bees"-from Barrett Strong's "Money [That's What I Want]".
    "Hey fellas have you heard the news, these girls are tired of...
  18. "People Movin' Out, People Movin' In, Why,...

    "People Movin' Out, People Movin' In, Why, Because Of The Color of Their Skin"-from The Temptations' "Ball Of Confusion".
    "There's Nothin' You Can Do Girl, Nothin' You Can Say, You're Talkin' to the...
  19. "I bet you're wondering how I knew 'bout your...

    "I bet you're wondering how I knew 'bout your plans to make me blue"-from "I Heard It Through The Grapevine".
  20. I have a copy of Dionne's auto-biography, My Life...

    I have a copy of Dionne's auto-biography, My Life As I See It, and she serves up just enough details about her life & career for me in that book. This documentary should be a nice compliment to it...
  21. Yeah, they really messed up on that one. Also...

    Yeah, they really messed up on that one. Also this spelling blooper makes Dionne look bad for sponsoring something like the 'Psycho Friends Hotline' [there's more than enough misinformation out...
  22. Deep Discount.com also has a pre-order link for...

    Deep Discount.com also has a pre-order link for the set.
    Various Artists Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol 2 / Various [Import] Boxed Set, Bonus Vinyl,...
  23. Yes; here's a pre-order link for Satisfaction...

    Yes; here's a pre-order link for Satisfaction Guaranteed from Amazon USA.
    Various Artists - Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol 2 / Various - Amazon.com...
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    My Mistake. I should've said that Mary Wilson's...

    My Mistake. I should've said that Mary Wilson's fans would be posting links to her interviews [and posting clips of her performing in 2021] if she were here. Thanks Spreadinglove21.
  25. Thanks for the info [and review] about the Dionne...

    Thanks for the info [and review] about the Dionne Warwick Doc. Even if she "remains elusive" in the film, I look forward to seeing it [hopefully the documentary will show up on streaming].
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