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    I saw KC a few years ago at Universal Studios,...

    I saw KC a few years ago at Universal Studios, Orlando & he was GREAT.
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    sorry to say that the reason KC distanced himself...

    sorry to say that the reason KC distanced himself from Finch was Finch did got to prison in Ohio for involvement with under age boys. Sad. The Sunshine Band is just a name & has been for many years
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    Patricia Wright was the lead singer on "Oh Yea,...

    Patricia Wright was the lead singer on "Oh Yea, Maybe Baby" as all the Crystals could sing.When I met the group the first time in 1971 it was Barbara, Dee Dee & Mary. Thats when I first had bad...
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    The "promo" copy I saw of Stumble & Fall & Quiet...

    The "promo" copy I saw of Stumble & Fall & Quiet Guy was white & had two stars printed on the Quiet Guy side. This is the first time I've seen the regular Philles label 45 of it. Amazing. The local...
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    many years later I met a New Yorker that had a...

    many years later I met a New Yorker that had a radio promo copy of the Darlene #123 and Quiet Guy was designated the A side.
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    Excellent thread. Next to MOTOWN, Phil Spector...

    Excellent thread. Next to MOTOWN, Phil Spector was my fave "record man" growing up.1964 & the Blossoms on Shindig..." .(He's A)Quiet Guy" by Darlene Love was getting heavy air-play on all the Pop...
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    In the early 90's, Martha Reeves took my brother...

    In the early 90's, Martha Reeves took my brother & I to the Roostertail for dinner & we met George Gordy, also the owners. It was a real nice, upscale restaurant & they were the same owners.
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    My fave recording of "I'll Work It Out" is the...

    My fave recording of "I'll Work It Out" is the 1969 version by Vicki Anderson issued on the flip side of The Answer To Mother Popcorn(I Got a Mother For You).on King. Then Vicki re did it with a...
  9. "Young & In Love" Ruby & The Romantics but hit...

    "Young & In Love" Ruby & The Romantics but hit big by the Marvelettes 4 years later.
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    wow, I forgot about Byrd having a 45 on it, early...

    wow, I forgot about Byrd having a 45 on it, early 70's. My fave version is the LIVE one by Marva & James, where James keeps hollering for Marva to call Maceo. There will never be nothing like being...
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    "I'll Work It Out" was also recorded twice by...

    "I'll Work It Out" was also recorded twice by Vicki Anderson. "You Don't Work, You Can't Eat" was recorded in about '68'69 by James Brown & Marva Whitney as "If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat". I...
  12. "Uptight" because thats my all time fave Stevie...

    "Uptight" because thats my all time fave Stevie record, but I also love the "12 yr old Genius LIVE" from 1963.
  13. I had sent her a card. Happy Birthday,...

    I had sent her a card. Happy Birthday, Martha...wish we could be there tonite.
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    Thats a great memory to have.Glad you enjoyed the...

    Thats a great memory to have.Glad you enjoyed the concert & meeting Cal & Bertha was the icing on the cake.
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    Martha's a real Live Wire in the kitchen, because...

    Martha's a real Live Wire in the kitchen, because she knows there is only One Way Out, and that's to cook with Soul Appeal.
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    this is one of my faves from Invictus/Hot Wax. I...

    this is one of my faves from Invictus/Hot Wax. I bought the original 45 when it came out, it was big all across the South. Mary Wells loved it & would sing along to it in the car as we traveled from...
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    I never understood that "Marvin can't dance"...

    I never understood that "Marvin can't dance" stuff because I remember him getting down on "Hitch Hike" and those early shows maybe he didn't like to dance but he could get down. I always liked(loved)...
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    Mary Wells royalty rate was the same as the later...

    Mary Wells royalty rate was the same as the later Jackson 5(who signed 10 years later!) That was hard to comprehend.What was good & was also bad(for the artist) was that Motown controlled their total...
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    1)Whats So Good About Good-Bye 2)You Really Got a...

    1)Whats So Good About Good-Bye 2)You Really Got a Hold On Me 3)Mickeys Monkey 4) My Girl Has Gone 5)I Second That Emotion......its hard to pick just 5
  20. and as a added bonus there is a Motown connection...

    and as a added bonus there is a Motown connection to "Shake A Tail Feather" because Andre Williams is one of the writers. The record by the Five Du-Tones was HUGE on Miami POP radio in 1963. When I...
  21. original "Shake A Tail Feather" was the Five...

    original "Shake A Tail Feather" was the Five Du-Tones from 1963. Tina Turner & the Ikettes use to do a baadass version LIVE.
  22. The Marvelettes did "Tossin' & Turnin"" as part...

    The Marvelettes did "Tossin' & Turnin"" as part of their LIVE act in early 60's, in fact on Marvelletes LIVE LP they do it.
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    man those Miracles always got a good work out,...

    man those Miracles always got a good work out, "Come On Do the Jerk" was always my fave Jerk song. next would be "The Jerk" by Martha & the Vandellas on the Dance Party LP. Jr. was singing about...
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    sorry, those horses are dead & gone along time...

    sorry, those horses are dead & gone along time ago.
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    in all the years I NEVER heard those were fake...

    in all the years I NEVER heard those were fake horses. I understood the pix were taken at a stable on Belle Isle in Detroit.
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