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  1. Best Opening Line of a Motown Song That's NOT the Song's Title:

    Any particularly strong lines stand out that set up the record, but are not the song's title?
    The line gets used and then the song moves on ...
    For instance I'm thinking:

    People say I'm the...
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    https://lightintheattic.net/releases/7984-spring-e...

    https://lightintheattic.net/releases/7984-spring-event

    nice!!

    look forward to what Tom does with:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLqUFNm138
  3. surely the grandkid will get featured

    surely the grandkid will get featured
  4. thought I pretty much knew all PIR stuff: ...

    thought I pretty much knew all PIR stuff:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JsZ2Wdc6tk&list=RDEMmI44PnZtbz6IBRrs2HOZu A&index=2


    not this one !
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    What say you marybrewster?

    What say you marybrewster?
  6. I WAS BORN THIS WAY:...

    I WAS BORN THIS WAY:
    https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/iMEAAOSwjIdhNXei/s-l225.webp
    I imagine part of Motown's strategy for including an instrumental B side was that perhaps the record would...
  7. Billboard's Hot 100 Top 40 Chart #37 Sept 11,...

    Billboard's Hot 100 Top 40
    Chart #37
    Sept 11, 1971

    The chart calms down some this week with one new song making it into the Top Ten and six new songs breaking into the Top 40. Motown's presence...
  8. Does being a curator involve anything more of...

    Does being a curator involve anything more of Diana like interviews or commentary ...or is it just a matter of submitting a list that Tracee made up for you?? :p
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    starting to think something is strange. This is a...

    starting to think something is strange. This is a cut and paste article of past interviews, with nothing new. Why ? For what ?

    Either there's a very clever strategy around [lack of] commentary...
  10. I haven't come across Carl Bean's autobiography ,...

    I haven't come across Carl Bean's autobiography , sounds like quite a read. Imagine, your mother dies when you're very young, you get taken in by neighbors who try to fix you from your gayness then...
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    By gosh I think you nailed it 144man. This was a...

    By gosh I think you nailed it 144man. This was a big hit in 1961:
    [another discovered b-sider:]


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU2rjoSXI34




    anything predate it ???
  12. Thanks for that smallworld! What’s the opening...

    Thanks for that smallworld!

    What’s the opening line ??
    “I want it with French fries “ !?
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    Gary its in wiki . I copied it above a couple...

    Gary its in wiki . I copied it above a couple of posts up. Irregardless ....even if it were done in weeks , months .... the point is this is not the behavior of people with a basic fondness for...
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    But!! .... gotta disagree with that conclusion...

    But!! .... gotta disagree with that conclusion Gary.:)

    Two /three years of not being able to get over it and if nothing more - to at least act like professionals to get the job done well - does...
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    wiki, of course !

    wiki, of course !
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    more hee hee ...

    more hee hee


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx0UfdZKVtY
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    hee hee ...

    hee hee


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XcUiMm_658
  18. Billboard's Hot 100 Top 40 Chart #36 Sept 4,...

    Billboard's Hot 100 Top 40
    Chart #36
    Sept 4, 1971

    Decent week for Motown. Two Top Ten songs again, one of them new, which means one from the last ranking, surprisingly, has dropped...
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    It's a rather bizarre scenario. Two of Motown's...

    It's a rather bizarre scenario. Two of Motown's biggest stars taking three years to accomplish a believable album of love songs from separate recording sessions because they couldn't get...
  20. Much of the 80s pop music scene was sort of...

    Much of the 80s pop music scene was sort of cartoonish....

    Glad you got the point of my garbled post Ollie.
    I take it you view Anita Baker as the class act of the bunch.
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    Good stuff Gary ! oh they sound like they're...

    Good stuff Gary !

    oh they sound like they're so much in love

    lol!
  22. Ouch ! But I get it. The elegance of the...

    Ouch !

    But I get it. The elegance of the seventies got -swept away - in the eighties didn’t it.
    This is not only true for Diana but for music and entertainment overall .
    Maybe partially by the...
  23. Tastefully worked. There’s always been some nice...

    Tastefully worked. There’s always been some nice keyboard on this. This mix would’ve done more for the song in the clubs bitd had it existed. A bit tiring though , maybe too relentless, sounds like...
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    Put on your shoes and find out where you stand ...

    Put on your shoes and find out where you stand

    Great line!
  25. Thread: 1971

    by Boogiedown
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    To what degree this mattered is hard to...

    To what degree this mattered is hard to measure.... but Holland Dozier Holland had moved on, making their Supremes seem old hat, from their perspective at the least, and now there was their...
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