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    thank you for this update Marv. Good news indeed....

    thank you for this update Marv. Good news indeed. When did this transplant take place? Last reporting of it was late summer.
  2. (even though I liked them both )... It strikes me...

    (even though I liked them both )... It strikes me as a sad telling of those evolving musical times that the last #1 song of the seventies and the first #1 of the eighties were both heavily laden...
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    Do you imagine that Berry was none too happy that...

    Do you imagine that Berry was none too happy that Diana sought out ex-Motowners Ashford and Simpson ( .... or did they approach her ??) to conduct the entirety of this album? And in the making...
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    I suspect that the 12" was released at the end of...

    I suspect that the 12" was released at the end of June, when the song broke on the regional disco charts as such . The chart listing originated as THE BOSS 12", but at some later point the chart...
  5. Thank you milven for your support of this thread....

    Thank you milven for your support of this thread. It's nice to know anyone was even paying attention or cared. Glad you've revived it ( it's all yours!!) and have a good 2020. :cool:
  6. Thank you Bluebrock for your response and kind...

    Thank you Bluebrock for your response and kind support! All the best to you too in 2020, you have quite a year coming!
  7. Two thoughts from watching this : Diana Ross...

    Two thoughts from watching this :

    Diana Ross loves being Diana Ross.:cool:

    While some big acts poo-pooed it at the time , participating in disco has paid off handsomely for Miss Ross, who...
  8. As the initiator of the thread in question , part...

    As the initiator of the thread in question , part of me wants to blow it off and say "who cares" , but another part of me is asking "what the heck?"
    It strikes me as discouraging to want to bother...
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    Sorry , I still don't follow. Florence was on...

    Sorry , I still don't follow. Florence was on eight ( give or take a few, depending on who you ask :p) #1 POP songs , appeared repeatedly on several premiere variety shows , and marqued in Vegas ...
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    I don't know what the "new civil rights era world...

    I don't know what the "new civil rights era world of popular music" was ??

    or why it would've excluded Florence Ballard.....
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    here ya go sup_fan:cool:: If you have not...

    here ya go sup_fan:cool::

    If you have not visited this site , you are in for a real treat!! You can look up every Billboard magazine through the years and review the charts found therein if that ...
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    Additionally DIANA 80 came out just as the club...

    Additionally DIANA 80 came out just as the club scene was being told by the music establishment that their expensive scene was dead and over !! ( nevermind that disco was nothin' but 'gay' music...
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    Reese for fun I checked The Billboard charts and...

    Reese for fun I checked The Billboard charts and I see that THE BOSS entered the Billboard Hot 100 at @ #75 on July 14. That same week the LP was spending it's fifth week on the album chart , ...
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    Was THE BOSS released as a single a month before...

    Was THE BOSS released as a single a month before the album??

    This strikes me as odd as the album was released at the end of June ( I believe) and it immediately made the disco chart, and eight...
  15. ...yes , I broke it down some her UK tour...

    ...yes , I broke it down some

    her UK tour announcement would be another ...
  16. Thread's lost all value. Deleting post.

    Thread's lost all value. Deleting post.
  17. what's the great big "B" for?

    what's the great big "B" for?
  18. fair enough Marv. And even though I find the...

    fair enough Marv. And even though I find the Miracles version pales in comparison , I still enjoy hearing renditions like this of songs I love . I appreciate that Smokey found value in the Jimmy Webb...
  19. wonderful performance. successful pairing, he is...

    wonderful performance. successful pairing, he is bringing out the best in her and Darlene is having a ball.
  20. now this has angst !!! ...

    now this has angst !!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ZiNpNtGnQ
  21. sorry not even close... ...

    sorry not even close...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKeqXyY-9xA

    ...Smokey is singing words , 'smaaaaaalllllll vacation' , his delivery doesn't capture the needed angst. The drum happy...
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    Masterful work by arranger John Davis who of...

    Masterful work by arranger John Davis who of course did the strings and horns on THE BOSS.

    This is his rendition of Ashford and Simpson's


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QmEPRIC0V4

    ...
  23. Interesting. If I knew of this song, i hadn't...

    Interesting. If I knew of this song, i hadn't noticed.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY
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    toooo cool!!! (who's???)

    toooo cool!!!


    (who's???)
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    I agree, see my self correction above :cool:

    I agree, see my self correction above :cool:
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