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    Rock N Roll was looked down upon by the...

    Rock N Roll was looked down upon by the establishment in Entertainment until after 1964. There were very few TV shows besides American Bandstand , that any of the acts could even be on.
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    they had a couple of really good records after...

    they had a couple of really good records after Curtis left, the above "Finally Got Myself Together" and "Same Thing It TooK" .
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    Rhonda can sing.

    Rhonda can sing.
  4. LOL, yes, it struck me as so funny. That was...

    LOL, yes, it struck me as so funny. That was during the time the song was a big hit.
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    yes,BigAl, "The Jerk" by Martha & the Vandellas...

    yes,BigAl, "The Jerk" by Martha & the Vandellas is a great song and could have been a 45.the "Dance Party" LP I would have to say is my fave too of Martha & the Vandellas.
  6. Motown really tried getting behind this group,...

    Motown really tried getting behind this group, Gwen Gordy even had them on a promotion tour as my brother met them & Gwen at a big record shop in Orlando & it was after this record was hitting. On a...
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    I loved the Contours "Can You Jerk Like Me" more...

    I loved the Contours "Can You Jerk Like Me" more then "Cool Jerk". Motown really got on the "Jerk" bandwaggon.
  8. Ronnie, Pete & Bobby actually did write...Ronnie...

    Ronnie, Pete & Bobby actually did write...Ronnie even did Production work too. the popularity of "Mickeys Monkey" had NOTHING to do with "Come On Do The Jerk" not getting enough airplay to be a...
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    different pressing plants....in the run off...

    different pressing plants....in the run off grooves , most of my Motown 45's that were all purchased in Florida, say Nashville Metra..which was the pressing plant Motown used in Nashville.
  10. If my memory serves me correct that was recorded...

    If my memory serves me correct that was recorded in Nashville as part of some stuff she did for Gusto Records.
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    It WAS certainly among the first labeled DISCO.

    It WAS certainly among the first labeled DISCO.
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    Read about WDOLG in Lamont Doziers book.Thats the...

    Read about WDOLG in Lamont Doziers book.Thats the story I remember decades ago.
  13. Millie Jackson MADE Spring Records $$$$$!!I...

    Millie Jackson MADE Spring Records $$$$$!!I remember hearing about Joe Simon trying to sneak the masters out of the studio of Gamble & Huff. It didn't fly.
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    Oh, it would have been a Top Ten sided smash by...

    Oh, it would have been a Top Ten sided smash by Mary with "Whisper You Love Me, Boy" on the flip. I think the track is the same, a little speeded up with the strings added. Both Mary & Brenda had...
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    "You're A Wonderful One" and as someone mentioned...

    "You're A Wonderful One" and as someone mentioned above "Baby Don't You Do It" by Marvin are driving and funky. Great tracks.
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    2 of the best are "You Lost the Sweetest Boy" by...

    2 of the best are "You Lost the Sweetest Boy" by Mary Wells & Mickeys' Monkey by the Miracles Funky, Gospel call & response.
  17. I saw the Marvelettes LIVE in Oct. 1966 as...

    I saw the Marvelettes LIVE in Oct. 1966 as co-stars to Otis Redding & they were fabulous. Kat, Wanda & Gladys...there were no Andantes behind the curtain.
  18. I agree,BigAl, the 45's had more "guts" to my...

    I agree,BigAl, the 45's had more "guts" to my ears and that was true of most records in the 60's, not just Motown.
  19. YES, the US 45 of "Forget Me Not" has the spoken...

    YES, the US 45 of "Forget Me Not" has the spoken part by Martha in the song.
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    Lamont says WDOLG WAS written for the Marvelettes...

    Lamont says WDOLG WAS written for the Marvelettes and the track cut in Gladys key, but she did not like it. I am almost finished with this book & have enjoyed it more then the Hollands' book. alot I...
  21. I am sure "Forget Me Not" WAS the intended A...

    I am sure "Forget Me Not" WAS the intended A side, I think it did do well in the UK. I heard "Forget Me Not" on the Soul radio stations first.When I purchased the 45, the record shop "Forget Me Not"...
  22. wow, because I never saw "Then He Kissed Me" on...

    wow, because I never saw "Then He Kissed Me" on the blue/black label and I KNOW I got it as soon as it was released....never saw the Christmas LP on the blue/black LIVE, LOL.
  23. The GREATEST Christmas LP of all time!November...

    The GREATEST Christmas LP of all time!November 16th, 1963, I was 12 & my brothers 9th b'day on Nov. 16th....went into Richards Dept. Store at163rd St. Shopping Center in N. Miami & saw the Christmas...
  24. Where the Action Is.....wow, I don't remember...

    Where the Action Is.....wow, I don't remember this episode, love Barbara Mason. Thanks for posting.
  25. I have read both books & I personally like...

    I have read both books & I personally like Lamonts' book better & he says WDOLG was written for the Marvelettes, track in Gladys' key but Gladys didn't like it ...you all will have to read.
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