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  1. You're welcome!

    You're welcome!
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    Apologies if this is not a good fit for this...

    Apologies if this is not a good fit for this thread, but in doing Google searches on Motown, I'd come across various pages about the famous Stonewall Inn in New York and quite a few things about how...
  3. I was pleasantly surprised that they did one of...

    I was pleasantly surprised that they did one of these for The Marvelettes- and even MORE pleasantly surprised that I got one on ebay!
  4. Hi Eddie, the book is simply called "Chicago...

    Hi Eddie, the book is simply called "Chicago Soul" by Robert Pruter. It's a good exhaustive read about all the men and women who were involved in the Chicago recording scene, including the main...
  5. Thank you for your wonderful answer. I started as...

    Thank you for your wonderful answer. I started as a Motown fan in my teens- purely for the music. Then, I started appreciating Motown precisely for the points you brought up. I bought so many books...
  6. Awwww! Thank you, Tom! And I'm with you here...

    Awwww! Thank you, Tom! And I'm with you here about this song. There was nothing else as grand in scope as this. It sounds almost "theatrical" in some regards with those startlingly glorious horns,...
  7. You know what's wrong with this song? Nothing....

    You know what's wrong with this song? Nothing. In the pre-internet days, the only thing I knew of this song was that people didn't seem to think much of it. That's the vibe I got from things I was...
  8. Makes you wonder if the song was a fan favorite...

    Makes you wonder if the song was a fan favorite at the time. When I heard it, I thought it was one of their best- as good as anything they did at Motown. Ooh Ohh Ahh Ahh!
  9. Robb, you're very good at this sort of thing;...

    Robb, you're very good at this sort of thing; coming up with insightful, contextual comments that are really good to read. Reading something with the sort of context you provided here is, to me, very...
  10. I always enjoy when you appear in these threads,...

    I always enjoy when you appear in these threads, Paul. I started getting into Dave Brubeck's music some years ago and the ONE thing I'm still learning about is the abundance of ways you can play with...
  11. The very CD I got this from [[wink!)

    The very CD I got this from [[wink!)
  12. Yeah, I wasn't sure because of exactly the...

    Yeah, I wasn't sure because of exactly the explanation you gave. I had thought about things like "Love Has Gone" by the Tops but then realized that is 6/8 [[I think...) And you're still on topic...
  13. I like the example you mentioned about "Jimmy...

    I like the example you mentioned about "Jimmy Mack" [[makes me wonder too about "Can't Break The Habit"). The Quality Control thing was once a vague sort of thing to me years ago but we've been so...
  14. "Go Ahead And Laugh" Martha & The Vandellas ...

    "Go Ahead And Laugh" Martha & The Vandellas

    "Does Your Mama Know About Me" Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers

    "Baby Baby" The Miracles [[album track, "Away We A Go Go"

    "One Too Many Heartaches"...
  15. Good points. I think Brenda Holloway's "Every...

    Good points. I think Brenda Holloway's "Every Little Bit Hurts" was the anomaly; despite Berry Gordy's belief that songs in waltz time wouldn't sell, he only released it because of Billie Jean...
  16. Were some of Motown's recordings too advanced for radio at the time?

    Listening to the recently released Carolyn Crawford song, "Lover Boy", once again, I feel this jaw-dropping marvel at the sheer volume of high-quality songs that not only were unreleased, but never...
  17. Thank you PNH. It's a great question...

    Thank you PNH. It's a great question TammiTerrellFan raised, one I hadn't considered before. Just when I think I'm finished with social media, I see something that knocks me out. There is a young...
  18. Hmmmm. That is a pretty interesting question. ...

    Hmmmm. That is a pretty interesting question. Maybe there just weren't enough songs in the can that hadn't already been heard. Maybe with so many pivotal changes happening at Motown in 1970, it was...
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    "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" is the one that brings me...

    "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" is the one that brings me close to tears. There is something profound about it that seems to go deeper than what's on the surface. "Much Better Off" is a VERY close second."
  20. I didn't think my ears could be THAT far off the...

    I didn't think my ears could be THAT far off the mark. I couldn't hear any kind of similarities between the three. If there IS a similarity to be heard, it's by a mighty wide mile.
  21. It's a bit like someone will swear Chairman Of...

    It's a bit like someone will swear Chairman Of The Board's General Johnson sounds so much like Levi Stubbs that it MUST be Levi Stubbs moonlighting. Or someone who can't tell The Temptations from the...
  22. Who Is Connie Clark? According to Kev...

    Who Is Connie Clark?

    According to Kev Roberts' "Top 500 Northern Soul Floor Fillers" book of 2013: "Connie - is not in fact Chris Clark as many have long believed, but actually a long forgotten...
  23. This is not Connie Haines. Not at all. Not by the...

    This is not Connie Haines. Not at all. Not by the L-O-N-G-E-S-T shot. Connie's vocal style was nowhere near this gritty or soulful. According to her book, Connie came to Motown and "learned" a whole...
  24. Bizarre, strange, unfathomable, the list could go...

    Bizarre, strange, unfathomable, the list could go on describing the puzzling reason why this one [[and "My Heart" for that matter) couldn't even get onto the Irresistible album. Brenda Holloway also...
  25. Maybe Paul Nixon could tell us if the idea is...

    Maybe Paul Nixon could tell us if the idea is feasible or not. Certainly, we fans would get more of the albums we'd like and Universal wouldn't be on the hook for production of titles with a...
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