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    I said nothing about "Jump." Here is the music...

    I said nothing about "Jump." Here is the music video for "Neutron Dance," where people can hear and see Ruth Pointer lead the song.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-jdhorGtQI
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    Do you have a link?

    Do you have a link?
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    The audience was in its element. There's little...

    The audience was in its element. There's little for the press to complain about. How has "Theme From Mahogany" sounded at other gigs?
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    "Neutron Dance," led by Ruth, was most certainly...

    "Neutron Dance," led by Ruth, was most certainly a hit. It peaked at #6 on the Hot 100. And the other members had solo albums in the latter half of the 1980s...
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    You can't beat the backing band{s} of Motown but...

    You can't beat the backing band{s} of Motown but I think the treatment of Dusty's vocal works better for the arrangement than Diana's.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i92aE7OOk8g
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    Genya Ravan - Back In My Arms Again {Live} ...

    Genya Ravan - Back In My Arms Again {Live}


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXkFrkz71k
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    That makes sense. The use of an image of the...

    That makes sense. The use of an image of the actual members was a red flag.
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    I'm sure I've read a quote from Ruth that she...

    I'm sure I've read a quote from Ruth that she worked on a solo album in the early 1990s. She brought at least one of the songs to a Pointer Sisters album project subsequently.
  9. "Essential Media Group" always gives me pause.

    "Essential Media Group" always gives me pause.
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    Sometimes demos become "the record." Shirley of...

    Sometimes demos become "the record." Shirley of the Shirelles sang over the demo backing track of "Baby's It's You," which features non-Shirelles, including Burt Bacharach.

    ...
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    I wonder why this song didn't make the album....

    I wonder why this song didn't make the album. Perhaps they thought the song had a better chance of success as a movie tie-in...
  12. Charlotte learned the song from an acetate with a...

    Charlotte learned the song from an acetate with a vocal by... Ronnie Spector. Hopefully the Bonnie & The Treasures version AND the Ronnie Spector version see release on a Philles compilation in the...
  13. This snippet sounds better than anything on...

    This snippet sounds better than anything on "Thank You."
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    Helene Smith - Let a New Day Begin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_foAn8qt_Sg
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    That's not the impression I got from Darlene's...

    That's not the impression I got from Darlene's autobiography. I think she mentions getting paid triple at one point. She did mention that some up and coming producers asked for their talents without...
  16. Thread: Dusty

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    Actually, "Dusty" was Springfield's second US...

    Actually, "Dusty" was Springfield's second US album. Her US debut album was "Stay Awhile - I Only Want To Be With You."

    And yes, extra echo was added Stateside. And some of the "stereo" mixes were...
  17. The Charmers' single version uses a different...

    The Charmers' single version uses a different vocal and, to my ears, a different vocalist.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XnVQrXZd4o

    The b-side, "After You Walk Me Home," certainly sounds...
  18. ID Singer - Scepter Outtake from Ace Records

    The track is credited to Big Maybelle but the vocalist sounds nothing like her. On first listen, it sounds somewhat like a sped-up Goldie AKA Genya Ravan. Anyone recognise the singer on lead vocals?...
  19. Thread: Dusty

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    "All Cried Out" is another instance where I'm...

    "All Cried Out" is another instance where I'm confident that Dusty would not have liked the clear, pristine, comparatively antiseptic stereo remix.

    Mono
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    I tend to prefer the mono. Take "Live It Up."...

    I tend to prefer the mono. Take "Live It Up." When the backing vocalists {which include Valerie Simpson} come in with "Live it up, live it up baby" at :36, they are right there with Dusty. Presence!...
  21. Thread: Dusty

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    The Complete A and B Sides uses a remix, actually...

    The Complete A and B Sides uses a remix, actually a mono fold of a stereo remix, for "Little by Little" that sounds quite different to the single mix and lacks some vocal overdubs. I wish Ace would...
  22. I love "Whatever You Want." ...

    I love "Whatever You Want."


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so84MTiACFQ

    I was surprised to discover the quite different Stateside version. Perhaps the liner notes of the new Ace compilation...
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    Judge for yourself... ...

    Judge for yourself...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPoWf8yeUrc


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VenbPjncdcs
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    I can't say that I enjoy the Bob Crewe & Ellie...

    I can't say that I enjoy the Bob Crewe & Ellie Greenwich production of "River Deep - Mountain High". They were probably working to a strict budget, though. I didn't enjoy the production Jeff Barry...
  25. Thread: Dusty

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    If there's any Dusty I would like to hear with...

    If there's any Dusty I would like to hear with new/remixed backing tracks, it would be those of her last album "A Very Fine Love." For the most part, the backing falls between two stools. Despite...
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