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    in general people view the Beatles catalog with...

    in general people view the Beatles catalog with reverence, although like Ran, i have very limited personal knowledge of their music. IMO the problem with motown and Beatles cover is that motown...
  2. i'm not totally opposed to her "80s-iffying" the...

    i'm not totally opposed to her "80s-iffying" the medley. it's more than obvious that they were making 0 attempt to have the songs really sound like the originals. it's a nice lengthy medley so it...
  3. i read one of Randy's newsletters that was shared...

    i read one of Randy's newsletters that was shared on FB. he reported that he had just met the new MSS lineup, they had a photoshoot for the cover of the new album [[High Energy) wearing simple...
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    was typing too fast lol. you are correct. Join...

    was typing too fast lol. you are correct. Join was released on 1/8 and entered the charts on 11/30. peaked the week of 1/11
  5. yeah i read that review too. and there's a...

    yeah i read that review too. and there's a second review from the Royal Hawaiian appearance. it was not at all positive. and i think it was a bit harsh. Susaye had, literally, just joined the...
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    i think Flo would have fared fine on TCB. ...

    i think Flo would have fared fine on TCB. frankly the choreography wasn't too complex on the special [[unlike the tap dancing piece on Sullivan or Coronet Man on Bob Hop). I think if Flo had stayed...
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    TCB album bulleted up the charts. it was...

    TCB album bulleted up the charts. it was released on 12/2 and entered the charts on 12/28 at 134. within 4 weeks it was #2. just huge for the time. it then spent 11 weeks in the top 10, one week...
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    it's also been fun hearing fans ideas and...

    it's also been fun hearing fans ideas and opinions of what GIT should have/could have been.

    wonder if they could have done something along the lines of Diana's RHR&B's special. where they trace...
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    overall the special is a total smash. this seems...

    overall the special is a total smash. this seems to be the peak DRATS tv appearance. the opening is just sensational - those green swirl gowns!!!!! the amazing stage, and then the segue into Stop!...
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    agreed. it would be interesting to have Andy and...

    agreed. it would be interesting to have Andy and George remix the albums similar to how we've gone those bonus tracks on the various motown EE's. have different mixing of the instrumentals too
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    nice! so that just might be the tv debut of You...

    nice! so that just might be the tv debut of You Can't Hurry Love. although legend has it that the song was released on 7/25 and they appeared on Sullivan the 24th, debuting it the evening before,...
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    haha you know i'm always vague about my opinions...

    haha you know i'm always vague about my opinions on things here! lolol

    I do agree that there was some strong potential with many of the songs. but the execution is where things fell apart.

    I...
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    IMO the EA project is among her worst and most...

    IMO the EA project is among her worst and most unlistenable. It and WO trade off on my score card as her worst albums.

    I find the combination of the Bee Gee falsetto vocals [[which are...
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    cool!!! are you able to share the sketch?

    cool!!! are you able to share the sketch?
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    unfortunately most of these older Tonight Show...

    unfortunately most of these older Tonight Show films were wiped. there's the one from DMF doing Happening. and there's the audio from the MLK appearance. but that's pretty much it i think.
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    i don't know about this. i think it's certainly...

    i don't know about this. i think it's certainly possible they would do local tv shows as they toured. they would have continued to have local PR events with djs and stations, on-air interviews and...
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    Eaten Alive is definitely in the MJ or the...

    Eaten Alive is definitely in the MJ or the Jackson style. an huge amount of lyrics, often muffled vocals, some syncopation to the melody. many of his big heats have more "atmosphere" and style than...
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    yeah after Mahogany, seems like DR was sort of...

    yeah after Mahogany, seems like DR was sort of placed on a back burner. DR 76 was already in the can by the time the movie was done. Baby It's Me did nothing and motown seemed to have bungled the...
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    i've also always wondered how the AIDS crisis...

    i've also always wondered how the AIDS crisis impacted her sales and fan base. with such a huge gay following, wonder how much these deaths took away a core component of her base
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    if you examine this purely from a cost/benefit...

    if you examine this purely from a cost/benefit analysis, going to RCA was 100% the right decision. the money she earned from the signing and the monies she received as her own manager would have...
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    Diana's RCA years are often unfairly compared to...

    Diana's RCA years are often unfairly compared to her 70s years, just like the 70s Sups charts are compared to their 60s history.

    Diana had 4 top 10 pop records plus 3 additional top 10 dance hits....
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    Baby it's me was also released on cd format back...

    Baby it's me was also released on cd format back in the early 90s. then both it and Ross 78 were released as cds here more recently. but yes, not the EE version. just the original album
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    here's an interesting thought though - had Diana...

    here's an interesting thought though - had Diana stayed with motown, would she really have had that big of a career in the 80s? motown was rapidly losing it's stature in the industry and wasn't...
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    Susaye made a comment once while being interviewed on Midnight Johnny's show - he was asked her a bit about mary's statements that Susaye would break out of the routines or what was rehearsed and...
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    if i remember right, RCA had paid TONS to land...

    if i remember right, RCA had paid TONS to land Diana and other high profile artists and acts. way more than they should. frankly they weren't extremely wise investments and so they were looking to...
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