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  1. They should have given credit for the "Barry"...

    They should have given credit for the "Barry" Gordy answer IMO...Barry is a common spelling of that name and his name is commonly misspelled except for the Motown-a-files among us here...If a...
  2. Don opened Detroit's first Black owned bank...

    Don opened Detroit's first Black owned bank...
  3. Yup, Don was producing records around Detroit and...

    Yup, Don was producing records around Detroit and had his Groovesville label in the 60's. He worked with local talent and also began producing Johnnie Taylor in the late 60's as well...The Ruffin...
  4. Don Davis was around Detroit doing music since...

    Don Davis was around Detroit doing music since the 50's...I thought the point of this thread was Don's work in 70's (at least that's what the initial post here would appear to indicate) after he...
  5. Sorry, but I'm talking about THIS from the late...

    Sorry, but I'm talking about THIS from the late 70's... My brother was the arranger on two Don Davis produced Ruffin albums and came back to Detroit while I still lived there to work on the...
  6. True...I was personally at an evening vocal...

    True...I was personally at an evening vocal session with Ruffin, Don, my brother who arranged the project,, and a female backup singer for the album So Soon We Change... They were working on the song...
  7. If it's OP or Basie, I'll likely recognize it...

    If it's OP or Basie, I'll likely recognize it right away...or of course Brubeck most anyone would recognize with his unusual time sigs...Not much time for PBS, but whenever I notice one of TJ's music...
  8. ???... Sorry Robb...I'd have to hear it... Stay...

    ???... Sorry Robb...I'd have to hear it... Stay well...
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    Obviously the drums fills, but also a bassline...

    Obviously the drums fills, but also a bassline that Jamerson would NEVER play...
  10. Time flies...

    Time flies...
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    Those game shows can take up to six months to...

    Those game shows can take up to six months to air...When I first moved to California, I was on the Jokers Wild, a Dan Enright Production... The host, Jack Barry died between the taping and the...
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    Good stuff Heikki...

    Good stuff Heikki...
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    Actually true on Dick Jacobs...my oversight and a...

    Actually true on Dick Jacobs...my oversight and a brief brain drainage...
    That aside and as you know...Jackie's most identifiable hit today, Higher and Higher used Detroit musicians summoned to...
  14. I believe you may be referring to the Musicians...

    I believe you may be referring to the Musicians Hall Of Fame in Nashville who also gave the guys a Lifetime Achievement Award to go along with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Hollywood...
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    Just to throw out there... I'm not so sure there...

    Just to throw out there... I'm not so sure there was such a thing as the "Chicago Sound, in the same vein as there was an immediately recognizable "Detroit (Motown) Sound" that was distinguished...
  16. Very gentle man... He and Rose dealt with a lot...

    Very gentle man... He and Rose dealt with a lot of struggles... It was nice to see him enjoy one big day dedicated to he and his Motown music mates...17618
  17. I don't believe Joe did much studio recording...

    I don't believe Joe did much studio recording session work beyond Motown other than perhaps commercials and jingle work and the Soupy late night show when it was in Detroit...He was also quite busy...
  18. PS... Joe was asked during this interview if he...

    PS... Joe was asked during this interview if he played any other instruments and he responded "No" I believe... Actually not true...Joe was an accomplished jazz harmonica player and if I'm not...
  19. Joe just wasn't really interested much in the...

    Joe just wasn't really interested much in the music itself... He appreciated the talent of his fellow Funk Brothers, enjoyed the camaraderie in the studio, but he really had not much interest in how...
  20. I think it's no secret that Joe considered his...

    I think it's no secret that Joe considered his jazz playing as the most significant part of his musical legacy (although being the humble guy he is, never once considered his own...
  21. Speaking of that picture I posted... I was...

    Speaking of that picture I posted... I was visiting Detroit for an occasion several years ago, maybe around 2013... We arranged to meet up for lunch at the Pancake House on Woodward in Birmingham, me...
  22. In Joes many years doing the Soupy Sales late...

    In Joes many years doing the Soupy Sales late night show in Detroit from the Maccabees Building (where my brother used to go and take guitar lessons from Joe in the stairwell between the nightly...
  23. Known Joe since I was a kid... Sweetest man in...

    Known Joe since I was a kid... Sweetest man in the...
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    Yes...they were a Motown group and also closely...

    Yes...they were a Motown group and also closely associated with the Bob Seger Detroit contingent I mentioned and were managed by Segers manager, Punch Andrews... Certainly the guys did moonlighting...
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    Not looking to pull rank my friend snakepit...but...

    Not looking to pull rank my friend snakepit...but as The Funk Brothers official sponsor and spokesperson, I can tell you with great certainty that I can think of no Funk Brothers that played on any...
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