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  1. Interesting to read others thoughts on a...

    Interesting to read others thoughts on a recording that I've always considered epitomizes the classic Motown sound.

    Here is an article by Andy Rix, taken from "Soul Source" that confirm much of...
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    Harry Balk was brought in by Berry Gordy to run...

    Harry Balk was brought in by Berry Gordy to run Motown's newly set up progressive rock label Rare Earth rather than as a producer.

    H.B. already had the necessary experience thru running Impact...
  3. Yes that's "Beans" - the guy with the gold,...

    Yes that's "Beans" - the guy with the gold, round-framed glasses.
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    McMotown, hopefully this link from HMRC will help...

    McMotown, hopefully this link from HMRC will help answer your question:

    https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty
  5. I think you'll find Universal (U.M.G.) it itself...

    I think you'll find Universal (U.M.G.) it itself owned by the huge French media giant "Vivendi"; who are headquartered in Paris, France, so they are presently the parent company. U.M.G etc.,...
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    From the attached link it would seem that the...

    From the attached link it would seem that the official capacity of the ballroom was 3,000, but in its heyday it was not uncommon for up to 7,000 patrons to be present.

    ...
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    Indeed she was Luke, as was Blinky.

    Indeed she was Luke, as was Blinky.
  8. I'm sure you're right in saying this song may...

    I'm sure you're right in saying this song may have originally planned to be released on Tamla T 54161, released on Nov. 14 1967, as "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" / "If This World Were...
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    This was included in the "All Directions" album...

    This was included in the "All Directions" album and was produced by Norman Whitfield.
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    Lots of interesting and rare photos so thanks for...

    Lots of interesting and rare photos so thanks for bringing these to our attention mowsville.

    The seller is the owner of "Peoples Records" in Detroit (currently at the corner of Woodward and...
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    As others have already mentioned, Berry Gordy...

    As others have already mentioned, Berry Gordy purchased the Graystone Ballroom in 1963 primarily as a facility for groups and artists to use for developing and perfecting their stage routines in...
  12. Am I correct in thinking that the harmonica,...

    Am I correct in thinking that the harmonica, which is very prominent throughout this track, is played by Stevie Wonder, as a fitting tribute to his late friend and mentor "Papa Zita"?
  13. Yes Marv, the lyrics are totally different, as is...

    Yes Marv, the lyrics are totally different, as is the musical approach. As you might expect the Mable John song is much more bluesy than the David Ruffin one.

    If you think about it if they had...
  14. Robb, they are two separate songs with slightly...

    Robb, they are two separate songs with slightly different titles writing credits and consequently they have different entries on DFTMC.

    The first "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" is the David...
  15. I think that during the peak of the company's...

    I think that during the peak of the company's success in the mid-60's there were close to 150 artists signed to the label. Sadly, because of the intense competition for a release slot, many either...
  16. To me Barrett Strong is a bit of an enigma, in...

    To me Barrett Strong is a bit of an enigma, in that I've never been able to find any detail on just how he came to Motown, in what capacity he was employed and when he joined.

    It seems his...
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    Almost Robb; but the flip side was called "White...

    Almost Robb; but the flip side was called "White House Twist" and was musically different to "Christmas Twist", so it wasn't Part 2.

    However, you can add "MacArthur Park" by the Four Tops to the...
  18. TomatoTom, if you think 300 is a ridiculous...

    TomatoTom, if you think 300 is a ridiculous price for a CD, then I dread to think what you'll make of this:
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  19. Woodward, what evidence do you have to support...

    Woodward, what evidence do you have to support your comment that "Can't Stop Looking For My Baby" was actually issued as Part 1 only on RT113 b/w "Just The Lonely"?

    All the discographies etc. I've...
  20. Many thanks to BritishTony for your kind comments...

    Many thanks to BritishTony for your kind comments and especially also to johnnyraven for taking the time to respond and clarify which songs on the list I submitted have been released so far. I'm...
  21. I have a list of songs (see below) that were...

    I have a list of songs (see below) that were apparently recorded by Hattie Littles during her tenure at Motown. Have any been released and if so where? Does anyone know if those that haven't been...
  22. Woodward, I wonder if the lack of copies of this...

    Woodward, I wonder if the lack of copies of this Edwin Starr 45 has anything to do with changes that were happening to Golden World and Ric-Tic around the time when this was released i.e. Mid '66. ...
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    Aaron, you may not know, but back in 2012...

    Aaron, you may not know, but back in 2012 Hip-o-Select issued an expanded 2CD set of the complete Copa show. The complete show takes up the whole of Disc 2, while Disc 1 is centered around The...
  24. Mysterysinger, thanks for the heads-up on this...

    Mysterysinger, thanks for the heads-up on this forthcoming release. Do you know if there are any others or is this just a "one-off"?

    I'm sure you are probably aware this album was released...
  25. On Ebay, new copies of both albums are currently...

    On Ebay, new copies of both albums are currently available in mini-lp CD format from a seller located in Japan for very reasonable prices. I don't recognise the label "Clinck Records", so I doubt if...
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