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    As 144man posted, during the early '70s, Berry...

    As 144man posted, during the early '70s, Berry Gordy was concentrating more on Movies & TV shows since Motown had moved to Los Angeles [or as he justified it in the Motown special on Showtime in...
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    Wow! Great to hear that Freda Payne is still...

    Wow! Great to hear that Freda Payne is still performing & releasing new material. Thanks for the news PNH!
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    Ooops! Totally forgot that Smokey didn't write...

    Ooops! Totally forgot that Smokey didn't write that one. Thanks for the correction 144man.
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    Yes Indeed: Smokey Robison is the master at...

    Yes Indeed: Smokey Robison is the master at writing about the Good & the Bad Times of Love. I've got too many "tearjerkers" by him to try to list them all here but some of my favorites are-
    "A Fork...
  5. Stevie Wonder Remembers Malcolm Cecil: Stevie...

    Stevie Wonder Remembers Malcolm Cecil:

    Stevie Wonder Remembers 'Genius' Co-Producer Malcolm Cecil - Rolling Stone
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    I agree; that scenario might've prevented Paul...

    I agree; that scenario might've prevented Paul from going under since he would still be an overall part of the Tempts. And after all, Paul was still well enough to sing based on his final...
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    And speaking of Martha & Co. as background...

    And speaking of Martha & Co. as background singers, they also did the background vocals on DJ Lee Alan's 1964 fundraising single [for the YMCA Summer Camp Fund] "Set Me Free".

    PS: Martha & The...
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    I understand; but over time the focus on Diana...

    I understand; but over time the focus on Diana Ross [as lead singer, spokesperson & star of The Supremes] started to take a toll on Florence Ballard. I also forgot to mention that Flo hated the...
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    Yes all them were the lead singer & stars of...

    Yes all them were the lead singer & stars of their groups, however, Florence Ballard had started the group and was their original lead singer & star [and when they were told to change their name from...
  10. Prince’s Unreleased Album ‘Welcome 2 America’ [NPG/Legacy 7/30/2021]

    Prince’s unreleased 2010 album Welcome 2 America is the next offering from the singer’s Vault, with the LP finally due out this summer.
    Prior to Welcome 2 America’s July 30th arrival, the Prince...
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    Here are two from The Spinners that were 'non LP...

    Here are two from The Spinners that were 'non LP singles'; "Message From A Black Man" & "We'll Have It Made" both from 1970.
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    Here's yet another one; Syreeta's "Harmour Love"....

    Here's yet another one; Syreeta's "Harmour Love". Released in 1975, it was the last song Syreeta came out with that was written & produced by Stevie Wonder.
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    One thing that surely hurt Paul Williams was...

    One thing that surely hurt Paul Williams was being told that he couldn't work with The Tempts anymore due to his declining health. In his book, Otis Williams mentions that he couldn't bring himself...
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    Yes Indeed! When it came to The Supremes, the...

    Yes Indeed! When it came to The Supremes, the focus on making Diana Ross the leader of the group [and eventually building her rise to solo-superstar] created friction in the group [especially for...
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    Good question arr&bee and I don't feel that...

    Good question arr&bee and I don't feel that giving Paul Williams any more lead vocals while he was a member of The Tempts would've helped his mental state. Paul might not have sung as many leads on...
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    Thanks for all the updates WWLFAC. I know about...

    Thanks for all the updates WWLFAC. I know about the Both Sides Now site and they are an excellent source to check out on album releases [and record company histories as well]. And yes, Motown would...
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    Almost everything by The Contours [except for...

    Almost everything by The Contours [except for their first couple of singles which showed up on their only Motown LP, Do You Love Me] were 'single only' releases. So add "First I Look At The Purse",...
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    Shrewd marketing move on Motown's part! However,...

    Shrewd marketing move on Motown's part! However, an exception to this was The Four Tops' stateside release of their first Greatest Hits LP from 1967 which did not have any 'new singles' on it [the...
  19. Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Documentary Gets July Release Date

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    Film features previously unseen footage of Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, and more performing at “Black Woodstock” festival in 1969

    Questlove’s...
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    For me two of the very best examples of Motown...

    For me two of the very best examples of Motown artists that didn't have their songs appear on regular albums are both Kim Weston & The Velvelettes since Motown never released an album on either one...
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    I didn't know that Motown had The Miracles' I...

    I didn't know that Motown had The Miracles' I Like It Like That album scheduled for release in the US. I'm guessing that it was cancelled since the title song never became a major hit stateside. ...
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    The Marvelettes' "Paper Boy" was the B-side of...

    The Marvelettes' "Paper Boy" was the B-side of "You're The One" and didn't appear on any of the group's regular LPs. The same thing happened with their hit single "Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead" [as...
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    Two more: The Marvelettes' "I'll Keep Holding On"...

    Two more: The Marvelettes' "I'll Keep Holding On" & The Temptations' "Ball Of Confusion [That's What The World Is Today]".
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    Stevie Wonder's "Keep Our Love Alive" from 1990...

    Stevie Wonder's "Keep Our Love Alive" from 1990 is another single that was never featured on a regular album [and was never on a complication until The Complete Stevie Wonder collection from iTunes].
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    Another one that didn't get on a album was The...

    Another one that didn't get on a album was The Miracles' "I Like It Like That"/"You're So Fine And Sweet" single. However, both songs were included on the UK LP [I]I Like It Like That.
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