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  1. "sometimes"? You are far too generous.

    "sometimes"? You are far too generous.
  2. Thread: Introducing myself

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    Me too! It was transferred to VHS in the 90s but...

    Me too! It was transferred to VHS in the 90s but I don't know where it is.
  3. Thread: Introducing myself

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    OK. So for what Supremes hit was "Sunny Boy" the...

    OK. So for what Supremes hit was "Sunny Boy" the b-side? Was it "Someday We'll Be Together"? I only remember those 3 Supremes songs, and we didn't have many Supremes records because -- shockingly --...
  4. Thread: Introducing myself

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    Welcome Atasteofhoney, Yes, vintage Motown has...

    Welcome Atasteofhoney,

    Yes, vintage Motown has that effect. My parents had the 45 rpm single of The Supremes "Stoned Love" with the b-side of "He's My Sunny Boy." They had film of me dancing to...
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    Bluebrock, I think "underwhelmed" is the key. I...

    Bluebrock, I think "underwhelmed" is the key. I hadn't heard anything from "Diana & Marvin" before I found the LP in the late 80s. There isn't a single track on that album that became a radio airplay...
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    I guess we'll never know. She did it once --...

    I guess we'll never know. She did it once -- 1980's "diana" -- and it worked spectacularly. I don't know why the "hottest producer" of the day couldn't have given her another commercial jolt -- at a...
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    I will be forever biased in favor if "Voice of...

    I will be forever biased in favor if "Voice of the Heart." She loved the message and my heart nearly burst during this performance if it when she grabbed and embraced Whitney.

    ...
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    Maybe it sounds harsh but in 1995 no Top 40 or...

    Maybe it sounds harsh but in 1995 no Top 40 or Urban radio format in the U.S. would have played "I Will Survive." I can say that as a lifelong house music fan and connoiseur. Even dance artists who...
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    I don't have anything complicated but I had a...

    I don't have anything complicated but I had a terrible experience with the H&R Block software and service and will never chance it again.

    A few years ago, I had a relatively uncomplicated...
  10. Yep! Those back-to-back hits made Patti a hot...

    Yep! Those back-to-back hits made Patti a hot property untethered to a record label and she got snatched up by MCA Records -- a huge label building its R&B/Soul/Urban music division -- for a "real...
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    I also think there was no audience for TMH. As a...

    I also think there was no audience for TMH. As a Ross fan I eventually found enjoyable moments, but in the US "Take Me Higher" and "I Will Survive" were aimed at gay dance clubs and had little...
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    I am a huge Ross fan but after the back-to-back...

    I am a huge Ross fan but after the back-to-back disappointment of WO and FBTP, I gave up. I didn't even buy TMH (until after I had EDIAND). During that mid-90s period there were so many exciting...
  13. sidebar: I love the story of how Patti Labelle...

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    I love the story of how Patti Labelle was released (dropped) by the PI label and then the chart and radio success of "The Best Is Yet To Come" and "Love Has Finally Come At Last" as well...
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    Thanksgiving 2020 she did a livestream concert...

    Thanksgiving 2020 she did a livestream concert (ChakaVision 2020). It is astonishing how much of her voice is still there at 67 years old. Vocally, she is better now than she was 20 years ago. Chaka...
  15. Thanks, Reese! This is at the top of my "must...

    Thanks, Reese!

    This is at the top of my "must have" list! I love her voice. She has endured so much over the years and to still have a testimony...well, count me in.
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    Thelma Carpenter's "He's The Wizard" is...

    Thelma Carpenter's "He's The Wizard" is perfection.
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    So sad. Heart disease is the silent killer of...

    So sad. Heart disease is the silent killer of women. Mary always appeared to be in such good shape physically. I would have guessed she had at least another decade of vibrant, good quality life.
  18. Thread: Mary Wilson

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    I didn't know it was coming. It was entirely...

    I didn't know it was coming. It was entirely plausible that she would have outlived me. I am shocked.
  19. Thread: Labelle

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    I'll get it. Written by Adele Bertei who is an...

    I'll get it. Written by Adele Bertei who is an interesting singer/songwriter herself. I am interested in all insights on Labelle.
  20. "Next Time You'll Know" is a beautiful song with...

    "Next Time You'll Know" is a beautiful song with a fantastic vocal from Kathy. It is the kind of pop/soul ballad that Whitney would make her hallmark. In those days, it was so hard for black artists...
  21. Thread: Labelle

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    The message is in her music, brave and...

    The message is in her music, brave and forthright, but not simple or easily discerned. I had an epiphany the first time I paid attention to the lyrics of "I Believe That I Finally Made It Home." The...
  22. Thread: Labelle

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    No, Bobby C, you are most definitely not posting...

    No, Bobby C, you are most definitely not posting too much. This is everything I've wanted to hear and know about Labelle/Nona. I don't think I heard "Bustin Out" until the "Transformation" CD...
  23. Thread: Labelle

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    Bobby C, who was Nona's inspiration for "Can I...

    Bobby C, who was Nona's inspiration for "Can I Speak To You Before You Go To Hollywood"?
  24. Thread: Labelle

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    Thank you, Khansperac. That clip is MAGIC.

    Thank you, Khansperac. That clip is MAGIC.
  25. Thread: Labelle

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    LOL. You know who it wasn't beneath? These...

    LOL. You know who it wasn't beneath? These broads:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_69HPahgx8
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