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    Hi Kenneth, the 2 I've got are these:...

    Hi Kenneth, the 2 I've got are these:
    https://variety.com/2018/music/reviews/album-review-stax-68-a-memphis-story-1202997145/
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    So sad, they really led the field and were the...

    So sad, they really led the field and were the innovators of such beautifully crafted products. The latest Stax premium sets copy them perfectly (and no shame in that).
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    Got it at HMV last Monday for GBP 9.99. Only...

    Got it at HMV last Monday for GBP 9.99. Only watched it a hundred times so far.
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    It's confirmed on Diana's Twitter a/c

    It's confirmed on Diana's Twitter a/c
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    Hi dickiemint, Thanks a million for that info....

    Hi dickiemint, Thanks a million for that info. You've truly made my day.
  6. Many thanks Woodward for all this very welcome...

    Many thanks Woodward for all this very welcome information. I only met her the once, she was such an elegant, warm, friendly lady. You can see the impression she left after just one brief meeting....
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    Itwas screened in Newcastle on Tyne’s Tyneside...

    Itwas screened in Newcastle on Tyne’s Tyneside Cinema last night – and I’m in Franceworking – GRRRR!
    Butsurely to goodness it’ll be released on DVD/Blueray PLEEEASE!
  8. One of the proudest moments of my entire life was...

    One of the proudest moments of my entire life was when I wrote to Motown in early 90’s saying it’s my first visit to Detroit, where can I stay nearby. Doris Holland wrote back recommending the St...
  9. Much as I truly adore Cruisin' and Silent Storm I...

    Much as I truly adore Cruisin' and Silent Storm I recall being totally blown away by Just My Soul Responding. For me totally underrated. Smokey + Xit the perfect combination.
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    I remember Jimmy in Northampton in the 90T's on...

    I remember Jimmy in Northampton in the 90T's on the Motorcity tour showing a whole different RocknRoll-orientated side to his voice. He was proud of his Mississippi R&R roots. I love Jimmy's Motown...
  11. Tammi Terrell's "This Old Heart Of Mine" filled...

    Tammi Terrell's "This Old Heart Of Mine" filled the dancefloors in Leeds in the 70T's and drove me crazy. For me the beginning of disco. No really!
  12. C'mone on, an iconic figure from first Stax then...

    C'mone on, an iconic figure from first Stax then Motowm. How can we not support him. Can't wait
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    The Story Of Motown - Peter Benjaminson

    Just finished reading. An interesting & easy read but I was staggered by a few "facts":
    p 50: Marvin was forced into his early nightclub songs and hated the routine
    p 84: Stevie brought Linda...
  14. Wow Mike, awesome. Many thanks for this. And a...

    Wow Mike, awesome. Many thanks for this. And a reminder that a boxed set / unreleased is way, way, way overdue on this overlooked colossus of Motown.
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    Oh yes, definitely count me in for all of this

    Oh yes, definitely count me in for all of this
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    I’llnever part with my vinyl copy of the original...

    I’llnever part with my vinyl copy of the original album (because it was given me bynone other than Mrs Esther Gordy Edwards herself) but I’m intrigued by commentshere that large parts of this...
  17. Wow,thank you PeaceNHarmony for this, a GREAT...

    Wow,thank you PeaceNHarmony for this, a GREAT article. Thelma is such a beautifulperson and, of course, very gifted singer. Read recently how Berry Gordy & oneof the Hollands praised her backstage...
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    A truly beautiful tribute sung with genuine...

    A truly beautiful tribute sung with genuine emotion and magic by Ms Ross. But OMG that painting in back, Marvin would've hated it. NOBODY has teeth like that.
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    If You're Not Gonna Treat Me Right

    Always loved this. Now just discovered this live performance.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-nscg7L-ak

    Wow, the album cut is smooth & cool but this is so hot (and I'm gay!). Ms Ross is so...
  20. OMG I always loved this song, never understood...

    OMG I always loved this song, never understood why it's undervalued. Never heard this recording before and this proves this song had LEGS! And I melted when Jean invited Mary to sing a line (which...
  21. Happy birthday Kat. I love all Motown's girl...

    Happy birthday Kat. I love all Motown's girl groups but there's a special place in my heart for The Marvelettes. Thank you so much for everything and especially that you did keep on holding on.
  22. Absolutely Marv, remember Martha justifiably...

    Absolutely Marv, remember Martha justifiably lamenting not using original singers in the Funk Bros movie? Jeez, there are enough brilliant original artists around still to perform. I imagine the roof...
  23. Now Ed Sheeran accused of plagiarising Marvin Gaye!

    Wow,Marvin’s influence extended far and wide.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46754883
  24. 1. EVERY company was bolstering their groups...

    1. EVERY company was bolstering their groups withadditional voices: Spector, Beach Boys, Monkees, Ike & Tina (with even Ike’svoice subbed by Mickey Baker), Rolling Stones (even the Beatles backed...
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    What a brilliant topic Rovereab and I love your...

    What a brilliant topic Rovereab and I love your choicesabove all My Baby Loves Me. Of course, Motown produced predominantly feelgoodmusic but here are some favourites off the top of my head:
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