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    Diana's version of "Home" is one of my favorite...

    Diana's version of "Home" is one of my favorite of all of her songs. I was so enthralled by one camera shot of her singing it in the movie, "The Wiz." If she wasn't done live, she sure did an...
  2. Being a fan and being on Facebook, there are so...

    Being a fan and being on Facebook, there are so many Supreme Tribute pages whose stated purpose is that the page is for fans to express their love of the Supremes. I find; however, that the pages...
  3. "I'll never understand why Flo was done wrong by...

    "I'll never understand why Flo was done wrong by the industry and even her friend [Diane] bro like that's messed up." Blackfusion

    "It baffles me she got kicked from something she...
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    Trust me, I love the song, as I love all of the...

    Trust me, I love the song, as I love all of the songs from this Ashford/Simpson project. Do you know how when introduced to something the first time, that first time experience sticks with you? I...
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    I thought of it as just being OK. It appeared to...

    I thought of it as just being OK. It appeared to me that the moving bass line and the rhythmic pattern of the percussion instruments didn't quite fit the tempo...awkward as if the song was a tad bit...
  6. Thanks for sharing this clip. I remain just...

    Thanks for sharing this clip. I remain just amazed as to how talent these brothers are/were.
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    Although I do like David's voice in this, I agree...

    Although I do like David's voice in this, I agree his vocals are swallowed up in the mix. I have a picture in my mind:
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    I am just a novice mixer; and it appears that it...
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    I absolutely love this. The backing instrumental...

    I absolutely love this. The backing instrumental track is also wonderful being that it appears to be prior to lots of tweaking that goes on during mastering. The instruments are so clear. And of...
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    And I would think, although I don't have my...

    And I would think, although I don't have my information in front of me right now, that HDH actually produced those non-Motown songs for the Tops?
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    Covers of Non-Motown Songs as Singles

    The Four Tops, starting around 1968, released several covers of pretty popular songs of time time as singles including, "Walk Away Renee," "If I Were a Carpenter," "I'm a Believer", "Do What You...
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    Another reason why I am not so excited about...

    Another reason why I am not so excited about Diana Ross' "You're All I Need to Get By." When I first listened to this at around 17 years old, I was taken back by the extra voice I could hear subtly...
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    I also don't believe this should have been...

    I also don't believe this should have been released as a single. Although it's a nice rendition, it's production lacks the depth and presence that I associate with Marvin and Tammi's version. It...
  13. Great lyrics from a great song.

    Great lyrics from a great song.
  14. During my retirement speech after 36 years of...

    During my retirement speech after 36 years of public school teaching, I surprised my colleagues by breaking out and singing these lyrics ,similar to the Oprah Show appearance, which were the...
  15. [QUOTE=144man;627000]I remember on a different...

    [QUOTE=144man;627000]I remember on a different thread Ralph explaining that "Reach Out And Touch" was in 6/8 time rather than 3/4.
    However, while this is technically correct, if you can get into the...
  16. Thread: Supremes #1s

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    Your Wonderful Sweet Sweet Love has always been a...

    Your Wonderful Sweet Sweet Love has always been a favorite of mine...so, I'd love to see a remix of that.

    Although it was never a single, of course, the ever so popular among fans, "Going Down...
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    Thanks for posting this wonderful medley. Love...

    Thanks for posting this wonderful medley. Love it.
  18. I don't know if Dave Stewart or Barbara Gaskin...

    I don't know if Dave Stewart or Barbara Gaskin are considered "British Invasion"; however they are British artists who did a most wonderful cover/interpretation of the Four Tops' "Different World."...
  19. Thread: Surfer Boy

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    I guess that's just your opinion regarding the...

    I guess that's just your opinion regarding the lack of full effort placed into the recordings of the "A Go Go" album which I feel demonstrates lots of effort by the session musicians at Motown/LA and...
  20. Thanks for the alert and the reminder of the...

    Thanks for the alert and the reminder of the banned left parenthesis. I am even 'forbidden' from accessing it to delete it. Lesson learned!
  21. Hey, I would have to respectfully disagree that...

    Hey, I would have to respectfully disagree that those selections are in 3/4 time [[waltz) time but are in 12/8 time [[possibly even 6/8) in which there is basic feeling of 4 beats with 3 quick...
  22. "The Composer" is actually one of my favorite...

    "The Composer" is actually one of my favorite DRATS singles. But then again, my tastes are somewhat not like most people [[ex."Ask Any Girl which seems to be a fan favorite is my least favorite on...
  23. Motown Releases [[as singles) that were in 3/4 [[Waltz) time

    Another forum member, WaitingWatchingLookingForaChance, posted a thread regarding the lovely Carolyn Crawford song, "Lover Boy" which is in 3/4 time [[commonly referred to as 'waltz' time). That...
  24. I was not familiar with this treasure which is...

    I was not familiar with this treasure which is indeed a superb recording. The drawback to this particular song is that it is in 3/4 time [[waltz) time which is a rarity in most popular music. Being...
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    I agree regarding "My World is Empty Without You"...

    I agree regarding "My World is Empty Without You" mostly because of the way it was usually delivered during the live performances...it sounded like a party song rather than an interpretation of the...
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