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    In addition to the publishing money, including...

    In addition to the publishing money, including those songs was probably seen as attractive to those who didn't know the songs originated with Motown.

    The Beatles had recently recorded YOU'VE...
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    I don't LOVE the album but it has its moments. My...

    I don't LOVE the album but it has its moments. My particular faves are THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN, BECAUSE, YOU CAN'T DO THAT, DO YOU LOVE ME, A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, and BITS AND PIECES. I like that...
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    Hank's was originally released in 1959 as a...

    Hank's was originally released in 1959 as a b-side that charted, then reissued in 1960.

    I assume the 1960 reissue was due to Chubby's remake and on the R&B chart, Hank's reissue charted a week...
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    They are different songs although I have seen the...

    They are different songs although I have seen the song incorrectly credited to HDH on some Pips collections.
  5. Yes. That's the one I've heard.

    Yes. That's the one I've heard.
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    I can't recall Motown releasing simultaneous...

    I can't recall Motown releasing simultaneous versions of a song as singles. But Gladys Knight did say that she wished Motown had waited longer before releasing Marvin Gaye's version of GRAPEVINE so...
  7. The promo can be found on the expanded edition cd...

    The promo can be found on the expanded edition cd of MEET THE SUPREMES.

    I'm assuming the other acts on the tour like Mary Wells, the Miracles, the Marvelettes, etc. also recorded one so that they...
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    DP is sitting in my Netflix "Continue Watching"...

    DP is sitting in my Netflix "Continue Watching" queue right now. I wanted to see some Diana last weekend and started watching it, even though I could have just as easily pulled out the dvd. But I...
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    It is not one of my favorite albums but there are...

    It is not one of my favorite albums but there are some great songs on EDIAND, particularly those performed in the film.

    I had hoped the appearance on Oprah and the movie might spur sales in the...
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    In SUPREME FAITH, Mary wrote that prior to Flo's...

    In SUPREME FAITH, Mary wrote that prior to Flo's visit to LA in 1974, they had spoken a lot. In the back of her mind, she entertained the thought of asking Flo back but she knew Flo still had a lot...
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    Yes, that's what I meant by extra. For those...

    Yes, that's what I meant by extra. For those edits, they took parts from a different part of the song like your example of a repeat of "Don't you hear the wind blowing." Or throwing an extra measure...
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    Something strange happened with that one as well....

    Something strange happened with that one as well. I am not familiar with the single version.

    But the version on the album DIANA ROSS edits out some of the instrumental breaks, whereas the version...
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    After the instrumental break, the mono single...

    After the instrumental break, the mono single version of Diana's AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH has different vocals from the album version. On the single she says "One more time!" which she doesn't...
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    In most of these cases, it was the single edit...

    In most of these cases, it was the single edit that I heard first so I didn't know that there longer versions until I bought the albums. I didn't find the edits for STONED LOVE and RIVER DEEP... so...
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    It's not you. The single edit is very bad.

    It's not you. The single edit is very bad.
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    In his book, Smokey wrote that Tommy "messed with...

    In his book, Smokey wrote that Tommy "messed with her (Flo's) mind," pushing her off track and convincing her there was more money to be made outside of Motown.
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    I never knew that Diana did two songs on the show...

    I never knew that Diana did two songs on the show until a few weeks back when she posted about 30 seconds of this on Facebook. It is nice to see the whole thing.
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    From the same album, SWEET LOVE was published by...

    From the same album, SWEET LOVE was published by Gwen Gordy's company Old Brompton Road and administered by Jobete. In his book, Berry mentioned that Gwen made a lot of money from that song and the...
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    I think someone was running an ad in Goldmine. ...

    I think someone was running an ad in Goldmine.

    You might try eBay. There are probably some dealers still selling the actual vinyl that they used to send to radio stations for these concerts...
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    I thought performers had to request a mechanical...

    I thought performers had to request a mechanical license from a publisher before recording a song but I don't know if that is true. I'm sure that in most cases, publishers are happy to see their...
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    I must admit that of all of Diana's duets, this...

    I must admit that of all of Diana's duets, this is probably my least favorite. But I was happy that it became a hit and hoped that it would lead to further success with the upcoming FORCE BEHIND THE...
  22. In his book, Smokey wrote of not liking the...

    In his book, Smokey wrote of not liking the venue. I believe he called it a "workhouse," and disliked having to do some of the material they performed at clubs like that.

    I think it was in Peter...
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    I don't think they ever sang it live. I remember...

    I don't think they ever sang it live. I remember them attending the Grammys together and maybe a few other things but that's about it.

    It first came out on Al B. Sure's album PRIVATE TIMES...AND...
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    It happened with the Supremes' COME SEE ABOUT ME....

    It happened with the Supremes' COME SEE ABOUT ME. At the time, it was an album track that Nella Dodds heard, liked, and recorded her own version of. Scepter released it as a single, prompting Motown...
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    I vaguely recall reading that Diana's daughters...

    I vaguely recall reading that Diana's daughters were Al B. Sure fans and they were the catalyst but I can't confirm.
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