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    My first Supremes’ 45 rpm purchase was “When The...

    My first Supremes’ 45 rpm purchase was “When The Lovelight Starts Shining...” in late ’63. Still diggin’ the Motown sound!
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    “Ain’t That Peculiar” and “One More Heartache” by...

    “Ain’t That Peculiar” and “One More Heartache” by Marvin.
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    Sorry, but sometimes you just have to close up...

    Sorry, but sometimes you just have to close up shop and head into the sunset for a new adventure.
  4. Yes marv2, WWRL did play it!

    Yes marv2, WWRL did play it!
  5. It would have been interesting to hear Florence...

    It would have been interesting to hear Florence tear into “Going Down For The Third Time."
  6. "Especially with the "There's A Place For Us" CD,...

    "Especially with the "There's A Place For Us" CD, there are tunes where Flo, Mary and Diana are just tearing the house down with their strong vocal blend. Then I'd hear "My World Is Empty Without...
  7. On the Cash Box pop singles chart, “I’ll Keep...

    On the Cash Box pop singles chart, “I’ll Keep Holding On” peaked at #36, “Danger...” peaked at #57.
    I remember “Holding” got a lot of air play in Binghamton, NY where I was in college and I loved it...
  8. Of course you’re right copley. I stand corrected!

    Of course you’re right copley. I stand corrected!
  9. Of course, marv2. In addition it went to #11 in...

    Of course, marv2. In addition it went to #11 in England!
  10. “Forget Me Not” spent three weeks on Billboard’s...

    “Forget Me Not” spent three weeks on Billboard’s Pop chart, peaking at #93.
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    IMO, background vocals by Florence (soprano) and...

    IMO, background vocals by Florence (soprano) and Mary (alto), no Andantes.
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    “Selfish One” as a song is one the early 60s...

    “Selfish One” as a song is one the early 60s greats. In the battle of the Rosses, Diana does a very good rendition but Jackie’s version knocks it out of the park. Not only are her vocals superb but...
  13. I too just checked the chart and was very...

    I too just checked the chart and was very surprised!
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    Me too, Motown Eddie. I continue to have the...

    Me too, Motown Eddie. I continue to have the website in my bookmarks for easy access, just in case.
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    The male voices in the background belong to the...

    The male voices in the background belong to the Love-Tones, according to the review in “Motown Junkies.” (BTW, will we ever hear from the “Nixon Administration” again?)
  16. Yes; pretty sad that they got that wrong.

    Yes; pretty sad that they got that wrong.
  17. What a fascinating documentary. Thanks,...

    What a fascinating documentary. Thanks, soulwally, for posting this!
    P.S. They did a very good job of recreating “the sound."
  18. How about Mary Wells?

    How about Mary Wells?
  19. Motown missed the boat in not releasing this and...

    Motown missed the boat in not releasing this and not just as an album cut. It could have been big as a single!
  20. Thread: Brenda Holloway

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    marv2, so few of Brenda’s recordings sound like...

    marv2, so few of Brenda’s recordings sound like they were done in the “snake pit.” I’d guess the tracks were by L.A.’s Wrecking Crew rather than the Funk Bros.
  21. This really is a great track, kenneth! It has a...

    This really is a great track, kenneth! It has a groove similar to their big hit “On And On” from 1974.
  22. Thread: Brenda Holloway

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    Brenda Holloway

    As we know, Brenda Holloway started her Motown tenure in Los Angeles with producers Hal Davis and Marc Gordon. Listening to her recordings, it sounds as if most them were not cut in Detroit with the...
  23. "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)” - Thee...

    "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)” - Thee Midniters (Excellent version!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1XmbrajwJQ
  24. This was first recorded by Marvin Gaye and Kim...

    This was first recorded by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in the 60s.
  25. Ashford & Simpson back Diana Ross on “Some Things...

    Ashford & Simpson back Diana Ross on “Some Things You Never Get Used To.”
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