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  1. Happy 71st Birthday [and Many, Many More] to...

    Happy 71st Birthday [and Many, Many More] to Stevie Wonder!! I've got So Many Favorite Songs by him that it's Impossible for me to pick one....
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    I picked up The Supremes 25th Anniversary set...

    I picked up The Supremes 25th Anniversary set when it first came out in 1986. While "Surfer Boy" & "Beach Ball" are just okay songs [IMHO], both of them have just enough of The Motown Sound [and...
  3. I'm Happy to hear that both Tina Turner & Carole...

    I'm Happy to hear that both Tina Turner & Carole King are entering the R&RHOF [but sorry to hear that Dionne Warwick & Chaka Khan didn't make it].
  4. I caught the CNN Special on What's Going On and I...

    I caught the CNN Special on What's Going On and I enjoyed every minute of it! Besides the interviews with Smokey & Stevie, they had Spike Lee, Sheila E., Funk Brother Jack Ashford, Critic Nelson...
  5. Absolutely Beautiful Song! To answer the...

    Absolutely Beautiful Song! To answer the question, 'was Carolyn Crawford's "Lover Boy" too advanced for radio at the time', I say no. This was just another song that didn't make the cut at one of...
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    We can't forget Phil Collins' remake of "You...

    We can't forget Phil Collins' remake of "You Can't Hurry Love":

    https://youtu.be/C9IwBJYTwQ0
    And his Motown influced hit, "Two Hearts" [co-written with Lamont Dozier]
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  7. Thanks for sharing the article about James...

    Thanks for sharing the article about James Brown's Star Time box set. I remember picking up my copy on the day in came out back in May 1991 and it's Still one of the Best Box Sets ever!

    PS; I...
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    Thanks for the news reese. So very, very sorry...

    Thanks for the news reese. So very, very sorry to hear about Lloyd Price; RIP!
  9. The Beatles; "You Really Got A Hold On Me",...

    The Beatles; "You Really Got A Hold On Me", "Please Mr. Postman", "Money [That's What I Want]"
    The Rolling Stones; "Money [That's What I Want]", "My Girl", "Can I Get A Witness". "Ain't Too Proud To...
  10. Johnny Mathis "Light Up My Life/That's What Friends/Best Days/Magic" 2CD 5/21/2021

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    Four Columbia albums from 1978 and 1979. 'You Light Up My Life' was a Top Ten album in the US and UK, with the single 'Too Much, Too Little, Too Late' a No.1 in the States and a Top 3...
  11. I've seen The Temptations' musical, Ain't Too...

    I've seen The Temptations' musical, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, back in 2019 and I'm looking forward to seeing Tina later this year when Broadway reopens. Also, my Condolences to you on the loss of your...
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    Smokey Robinson also did a another remake of The...

    Smokey Robinson also did a another remake of The Temptations' classic "Get Ready" on his [I]Where There's Smoke LP in 1979.
  13. Dyke & The Blazers Celebrated On New Compilations from Craft Recordings 6/25/2021

    Craft Recordings has announced the June 25 release, digitally and on vinyl, of two new compilations of soul pacesetters Dyke & The Blazers. They are the 20-track Down on Funky Broadway: Phoenix...
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    In 1970, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles released...

    In 1970, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles released the What Love Has Joined Together LP featuring their version of the title track [which had been recorded by both Mary Wells & The Temptations in the...
  15. It Sounds Great and I look forward to seeing this...

    It Sounds Great and I look forward to seeing this special on What's Going On this weekend. Thanks for the info milven!
  16. "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong" came out before...

    "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong" came out before 1972 [which is prior to the timeline the producers of this set chose to cover]. "I Only Meant To Wet My Feet could've made the cut [however, the A-side...
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    Yes it is! Maurice White changed the lineup...

    Yes it is! Maurice White changed the lineup before EWF left Warner Bros. for Columbia Records & made their 3rd album, Last Days And Time in late 1972.
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    Thanks so much for sharing this rare clip of...

    Thanks so much for sharing this rare clip of Earth, Wind & Fire! This is the first time I've seen the original lineup of the band playing live. They would have the second edition of EWF [featuring...
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    I received my copy of It's What's Happening,...

    I received my copy of It's What's Happening, Baby! today [also received an e-mail a few days ago letting me know that it had shipped]. So glad to have this show on DVD at last. Thanks again to TJL...
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    I believe it was due to The Toys not getting...

    I believe it was due to The Toys not getting another song as great as, or well suited to the group as, "A Lovers Concerto". And and others have stated, the "girl group" trend was on it's way out in...
  21. The Whispers "The Definitive Collection 1972-1987" 4CD box set [Robinsongs] 6/18/21

    Robinsongs bring you a career-defining four CD set of one of the greatest Soul harmony groups The Whispers.

    This box set covers their Janus & Solar Records recording career spanning from 1972...
  22. Getting back to that $64,000 question; there were...

    Getting back to that $64,000 question; there were a lot of photos of the final lineup of The Marvelettes that Motown could've used for the TROTM LP even when Katherine & Ann refused to do other photo...
  23. "Marionette" charted at #50 on the Billboard R&B...

    "Marionette" charted at #50 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1970 [according to the Forever More collection]. It may have "bubbled under" on the Hot 100 but I can't find anything on that.
  24. Ooops! I completely forgot that "Marionette" was...

    Ooops! I completely forgot that "Marionette" was released as a single. Thanks for the info Reese.
  25. I also think those are the reasons the The Return...

    I also think those are the reasons the The Return Of Marvelettes got recorded and released at all. Consider that B.G. & Smokey were [and still are] close friends and Wanda was married to Smokey's...
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