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  1. Although I am a Tops fan, I enjoy both versions...

    Although I am a Tops fan, I enjoy both versions equally. I'm being honest. This is my opinion. I don't consider it to be sacrilegious that I can consider both equal as to my enjoyment.
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    Thank you, so much, Quinn, for this insight. It...

    Thank you, so much, Quinn, for this insight. It seems similar to the case of what came first: the chicken or the egg. I would have thought that the grove/backing track would have come first in most...
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    Can someone break down what was each of the...

    Can someone break down what was each of the members of HDH's expertise? Who specialized at what?

    Along with the actual final production sound, I was always amazed at the chord combinations of...
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    I didn't look at Smokey's processed voice as...

    I didn't look at Smokey's processed voice as being a problem on Your Wonderful Sweet Love but as just another creative tool to incorporate into a song. But to regress, I did consider Johnny...
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    Although I know we can actually do so, is anyone...

    Although I know we can actually do so, is anyone else considering going back to edit your list based on a choice someone else mentioned that you wished you had included? Are you also seeing some...
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    This is one of the hardest survey questions in...

    This is one of the hardest survey questions in which to respond. My choices are not in any particular order:

    Bernadette
    Your Love is Wonderful
    Something About You
    I'm in a Different World...
  7. My favorite of the ones mentioned would be the...

    My favorite of the ones mentioned would be the Farewell performance mostly because of how it was recorded. It seemed to put me closer to the stage.

    My least favorite would be the "Talk of the...
  8. I also missed it if it was posted last year. ...

    I also missed it if it was posted last year. Thanks.
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    Hey 144man, I am not saying it's the gospel truth...

    Hey 144man, I am not saying it's the gospel truth of being "Money, who needs it." That just happened to be the first result of my google search. Whose to say that was the definitive answer? ...
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    Jack North, I am going to piggyback on your...

    Jack North, I am going to piggyback on your thread with my own observation of discerning what Jr. Walker is saying in a song. Although I've listened to it hundreds of times, I never understood the...
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    Thank you all for all the response in...

    Thank you all for all the response in resurrecting this topic about the Marvelettes "Message to Michael" and the Pink album. Although things are discussed before, sometimes topics like this get past...
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    Thank you, midnightman. Whenever I try to post...

    Thank you, midnightman. Whenever I try to post (by copying the link from YouTube), all that shows is the link name, not the actual graphic (thumbnail). "Spread your wings for New Orleans, Kentucky...
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    Thank you, Kenneth, for this insight. Wanda and...

    Thank you, Kenneth, for this insight. Wanda and Gladys sure do have similar voices! A distinguishing trait of Wanda's voice (and it has been discussed here before) is that she tends to drop the...
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    Yep, it's usually difficult to find a 'riding the...

    Yep, it's usually difficult to find a 'riding the wave' buddy!
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    Waiting, even before reading your excellent...

    Waiting, even before reading your excellent assessment/review, I was thinking the same thing earlier today about this album and the care that Motown put into making this an outstanding production...
  16. It's interesting and even refreshing how we, as...

    It's interesting and even refreshing how we, as fans, can have different perspectives of the 'going-ons' with Motown. Although I mourned the split of Diana and the other fabulous ladies, I only...
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    Marvelettes-Message to Michael

    First of all, I love the song "Message to Michael" whether it be Dionne Warwick or the Marvelettes. It popped up on my playlist yesterday and again today. Listening carefully to the lead singer, I...
  18. Not really sure what you meant by "Why try Motown...

    Not really sure what you meant by "Why try Motown to develop....", however, if you meant why didn't Motown try to develop a solo singer of the Four Tops I would say that Levi, from all I've learned...
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    I just love both versions of the song because it...

    I just love both versions of the song because it tells a story which is quite unique.
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    Ok, I am going to be the Donald Downer here. As...

    Ok, I am going to be the Donald Downer here. As many of you do, I have the original album which I purchased back in the day. I love a majority of it; however, I was disappointed at the time that...
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    As Motown Eddie says, it would be quite a feat to...

    As Motown Eddie says, it would be quite a feat to perform to mix these two versions since they are in different keys. The Supremes version is in the key of Gb and has a tempo of 130 bpm (beats per...
  22. Even before my bpm tests, I didn't really...

    Even before my bpm tests, I didn't really perceive of it as being in a lower key. I did check out the key for both versions, and they are both in the key of Db.

    Also, on the record version, at...
  23. Hey thanxal. Your observation got my interest. ...

    Hey thanxal. Your observation got my interest. I checked both out with my metronome and with my digital recording equipment. The video version has the tempo at 111bpm (beats per minute) while the...
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    You are probably correct, sup fan. Musically, an...

    You are probably correct, sup fan. Musically, an arrangement has to be in the right key (and there are 12 possible keys for a song). That's why an artist can not go into the studio and lay his/her...
  25. I believe what we are hearing is not that one is...

    I believe what we are hearing is not that one is in a different key than the other because musically both are in the key of Db. Although difficult to hear, the background harmony appears to be...
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