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  1. In post #36, there is info from Vicki Wickham...

    In post #36, there is info from Vicki Wickham concerning this musical.

    https://soulfuldetroit.com/showthread.php?29537-Labelle-the-musical-London
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    STAY FREE is my least favorite of the WB albums....

    STAY FREE is my least favorite of the WB albums. But they bounced back well with A MUSICAL AFFAIR.
  3. In her book, Martha says that while they were...

    In her book, Martha says that while they were sharing a bill at the Brooklyn Paramount in 1964, the Vandellas wear wearing metallic black sort of spandex outfits. Before one performance, the stage...
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    CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS SONG is slightly different...

    CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS SONG is slightly different from mono to stereo. But not in the vocals, as I recall. Somewhere near the end of the recording, it seems that the remarks of kids, "Merry Xmas...
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    Supposedly, when she was preparing the Central...

    Supposedly, when she was preparing the Central Park concert [[s) for release as a live album, Ashford and Simpson were going to produce some studio sides for it as well. I don't know how true that...
  6. Patti did write about the dress stuff with Diana...

    Patti did write about the dress stuff with Diana in her book. But going back to the teenage girls things, she also mentioned how the Bluebelles and the Shirelles were like oil and water, even...
  7. I think they did more dates than people realize,...

    I think they did more dates than people realize, and not just with the Motown Revue.

    I've seen photos of them onstage at the Apollo with Lloyd Price and Erma Franklin. Diana has mentioned being...
  8. Ha Ha! Yeah, too mean.

    Ha Ha! Yeah, too mean.
  9. Thread: One More Single

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    SYMPHONY - Everything is Good About You. It was a...

    SYMPHONY - Everything is Good About You. It was a great B-side but I think it might have been a strong A-side as well.

    A GO GO - Maybe Put Yourself in My Place.

    SING HDH - Going Down for the...
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    They sang FOREVER CAME TODAY in Philadelphia and...

    They sang FOREVER CAME TODAY in Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale, maybe others.
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    MWIEWY was the second song at the NYC concert. I...

    MWIEWY was the second song at the NYC concert. I don't know which others it was performed at.
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    I don't think its that odd. Many artists were...

    I don't think its that odd. Many artists were putting out an album a year back then. Ashford and Simpson were a hot production team during those years in addition to doing their own albums. So...
  13. In an 80s article, Patti mentioned that sometimes...

    In an 80s article, Patti mentioned that sometimes the Bluebelles would get to a gig and find out that another group on the bill, like the Vandellas, had the same outfit. So they would have to...
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    I've seen video tapes of three of the shows....

    I've seen video tapes of three of the shows. There were some differences in each.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_to_Love_Tour#Set_list
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    I remember most of my peers thinking of Diana as...

    I remember most of my peers thinking of Diana as sort of "old-fashioned". I brought the AN EVENING WITH DIANA ROSS album to music class and the teacher put the needle down on THE LADY IS A TRAMP. Why...
  16. From 1962-1969, the Bluebelles recorded for...

    From 1962-1969, the Bluebelles recorded for Newton, Cameo/Parkway, and Atlantic. Their biggest hit, I SOLD MY HEART TO THE JUNKMAN, wasn't even them but was actually done by the Starlets. They didn't...
  17. Very nice.

    Very nice.
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    I guess when it comes to memories, there's no set...

    I guess when it comes to memories, there's no set answer. MISSING YOU stayed in the act for quite some time. But someone posted that I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME was rehearsed for RTL but was dropped...
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    I believe Diana has been quoted as saying that...

    I believe Diana has been quoted as saying that when she left the group, she left everything with Mary. I think she might have retained one of her own outfits from GIT but that's probably about it.
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    It could probably continue being a traveling...

    It could probably continue being a traveling exhibit, spending a month or so at various museums internationally. I bought a ticket to see it when it was stationed at the Grammy Museum at the...
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    She did FOREVER CAME TODAY during some RTL shows.

    She did FOREVER CAME TODAY during some RTL shows.
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    I agree. The first time I heard the THE BOSS...

    I agree.

    The first time I heard the THE BOSS on the radio, I really felt that Diana had a major hit on her hands. Not long after, one of my local djs played NO ONE GETS THE PRIZE as well. There...
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    To my knowledge, aside from MOTOWN 25, Diana...

    To my knowledge, aside from MOTOWN 25, Diana hasn't performed SOMEDAY since becoming a solo artist.

    Note: an instrumental version was used during her AN EVENING WITH DIANA ROSS concerts.
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    I would assume that the time period of its...

    I would assume that the time period of its release comes with a lot of conflicting emotions for Diana.

    She seemed to enjoy SOMEDAY when they fed it over the PA during her first OPRAH appearance....
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    The promo version of IT'S MY HOUSE is a remix...

    The promo version of IT'S MY HOUSE is a remix that was never released commercially until 1999, when it was included as a bonus track on THE BOSS expanded edition cd....
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