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  1. I think that you're right about this. It seems...

    I think that you're right about this. It seems that Smokey decided to work with other writers/producers during 1966 as just a 'change of pace'. He'd be back in the writer/producer chair the...
  2. Hear Smokey Robinson Tell the Secrets Behind ‘My Girl’ and Other Motown Classics

    Listen to our definitive interview with the Motown legend on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast

    One of the greatest songwriters ever, Smokey Robinson, looks back on his singular career in the...
  3. My pick for most underrated Supremes single is...

    My pick for most underrated Supremes single is "I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking". The song really packs a punch with both it's melody & groove (not to mention a great lead vocal by Scherrie...
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    I remember the Sisters In The Name Of Love...

    I remember the Sisters In The Name Of Love special that Patti, Gladys & Dionne did (first saw it on YouTube a few months ago). Never connected the name of the show to The Supremes but now that...
  5. Very interesting find! I looked up Mr. Bo & The...

    Very interesting find! I looked up Mr. Bo & The Blues Boys at Discogs and they released 4 singles and "Baby Your Hair Looks Bad" is the only song published by Jobete. I'm going to take a guess that...
  6. So sorry to hear about this. My heart is with...

    So sorry to hear about this. My heart is with Bobby Brown & his family at this truly sad time. Thanks for the news PNH.
  7. Wow! Like the old saying goes, "you learn...

    Wow! Like the old saying goes, "you learn something new every day" (especially on the Soulful Detroit Forum). Thanks to Bobby C. for the sharing the news about the first record Ann Wilson purchased...
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    A good read indeed! Thanks for sharing Woodward.

    A good read indeed! Thanks for sharing Woodward.
  9. Just remembered this one: Dr. Buzzard's Original...

    Just remembered this one: Dr. Buzzard's Original Savanna Band's debut! Featuring "I'll Play The Fool" & "Cherchez La Femme", their 1976 self-titled LP fused Disco with Big Band Swing. The group...
  10. Stevie Wonder, Black Eyed Peas Among Performers At Nurses’ Benefit

    A celebrity-filled concert on Thanksgiving evening will honor the country’s hardworking nurses, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Nurse Heroes Live! will feature performances...
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    Even though he had been battling pancreatic...

    Even though he had been battling pancreatic cancer, I'm still in shock to hear that Alex Trebek has died. Rest Peace & Power Alex.
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    Yep: He's Finally Outta Here (THANK GOD)! ...

    Yep: He's Finally Outta Here (THANK GOD)!
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  13. Good Pick PNH! And yes indeed, "it took a whole...

    Good Pick PNH! And yes indeed, "it took a whole lotta doin' but We Did It". Congrats to Kamala Harris & Joe Biden.
  14. Thread: Vote!

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    I Voted Tuesday & I'm CELEBRATING Today!

    I Voted Tuesday & I'm CELEBRATING Today!
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    So very sorry to hear about Len Barry. His big...

    So very sorry to hear about Len Barry. His big hit "1-2-3" will always be a favorite and I also like his work with The Dovells. RIP.
  16. Watch Stevie Wonder Discuss America’s ‘Fragile Decade’ With Oprah

    Oprah Winfrey will air an exclusive conversation with Stevie Wonder as part of her series The Oprah Conversation on Friday, November 6th. In an exclusive clip from the Apple TV+ program, Winfrey...
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    While Otis Williams' vocals work best in the...

    While Otis Williams' vocals work best in the background of The Temptations, I do like his leads on "I Ain't Got Nothin'" & "Don't Send Me Away".
  18. Good one PHN. "It Ain't Over Till It's Over"...

    Good one PHN. "It Ain't Over Till It's Over" reminds me of EWF's classic "That's The Way Of The World" in it's groove & tempo.
  19. It would be nice to have the The Sagittarius...

    It would be nice to have the The Sagittarius Movement & The Spice Of Life back in print (so keep workin' on them). Jerry Butler also has a few other LPs from his peak years at Mercury Records that...
  20. WOW! I didn't read Raynoma Gordy's book so I had...

    WOW! I didn't read Raynoma Gordy's book so I had no idea that James Brown wanted to sign with Motown. Brown's autobiography from 1986 makes no mention of wanting to sign with Motown (but he does...
  21. Thanks for sharing that article Woodward. I...

    Thanks for sharing that article Woodward. I didn't know that Nolan Strong & The Diablos were being considered by Motown (and why they turned that deal down) prior to reading that piece.
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    Happy 81st Birthday to Eddie Holland

    Wishing Eddie Holland a Happy 81st Birthday (and Many More)!
  23. It's sad but it's the right call to delay the...

    It's sad but it's the right call to delay the Aretha bio-pic Respect since so many movie theaters are closed due to COVID-19.
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    Good question PNH. My choice for favorite...

    Good question PNH. My choice for favorite Pointer Sisters ballad is "Freedom" from 1985's Contact.
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    The only way Motown was going to get more sales...

    The only way Motown was going to get more sales by releasing more albums by The Supremes & The Four Tops was if those albums had generated major hits. Only The Magnificent Seven had a hit single...
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