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    18963 I'm sure not. In 1960, in Canada, Motown...

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    I'm sure not. In 1960, in Canada, Motown product was only issued on Canadian non-Motown labels. Canadian Tamla hadn't started yet. And once Motown was issuing their own product on their own...
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    18934 Chris Clark sounds nothing like Connie...

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    Chris Clark sounds nothing like Connie Clark. Connie Clark sounds nothing like Connie Haines. Why would Herman Griffith, and the South L.A. Los Angeles-based owner of Joker Records, who had...
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    18924 We had two extremely long threads on them...

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    We had two extremely long threads on them - one for the L.A. Office, and one for the New York office, where we covered just about all the known non-Motown Jobete song recordings, which were...
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    18917 That C & B record was re-issued in 1961 as...

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    That C & B record was re-issued in 1961 as by The Five Blacks:
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    18916 I'd bet the farm that that and Willis'...

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    I'd bet the farm that that and Willis' other cuts found in The Vaults were just recordings that were made at Motown's recording studio when it was rented to outsiders. Mike McLean showed me...
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    18905 And producers and arrangers and...

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    And producers and arrangers and moonlighting or ex-Motown songwriters, too.
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    18894 That's because the record sessions were...

    18894
    That's because the record sessions were held in outside [[non-Motown) studios, and the producers were NOT working for Motown on those projects, and the artists were not signed to Motown for...
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    18885 All 3 or 4 [including Gloria) were...

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    All 3 or 4 [including Gloria) were credited as The Vandellas backing Marvin Gaye on at least 2 records, and backing Saundra Mallett on her Tamla single.
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    18872 I think that The Miracles' version of...

    18872
    I think that The Miracles' version of "After All" was the best.
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    18871 According to the Toronto Globe and Mail...

    18871
    According to the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper article, Toronto's Darnells had been signed as singing artists and recorded "Too Hurt To Cry", and we surmised that IF the Toronto group was...
  11. 18834 This is great! Somehow I missed it when...

    18834
    This is great! Somehow I missed it when it was out. Glad I caught it now. :D
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    18725 Any time you see an artist's 2 biggest...

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    Any time you see an artist's 2 biggest hits back-to-back on a promo, you can bet it's a bootleg. Helpless was recorded in a significantly later session [[months later). So why on Earth would...
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    18722 That is a bootleg. I first saw it and got...

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    That is a bootleg. I first saw it and got mine in the very late 1970s or beginning of the 1980s. I was working at Motown then, and know it was NOT a legitimate Motown release.
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    18705 Sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Mike...

    18705
    Sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Mike when we worked together at Hanna Barbera, I worked at Hanna Barbera Feature Animation, and Turner Feature Animation, and met him when I need copies of...
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    18656 The Pizza delivery guy will soon be a...

    18656
    The Pizza delivery guy will soon be a robot who arrives in a self-driving car guided by a GPS system.
  16. 18648 The Kent CD release WAS THE REASON for my...

    18648
    The Kent CD release WAS THE REASON for my inquiry, in the first place. As far as I remember, we did NOT find any official documentation that Leon Peterson WAS the artist on the uncredited...
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    18635 You are correct. Many of these recordings...

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    You are correct. Many of these recordings came originally from me. I only had seen the Jobete Music proof of ownership acetate for that cut, and didn't know the artist - so I just gave it a...
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    18634 And don't forget that her already-recorded...

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    And don't forget that her already-recorded "Operator" would have made the hit, before Brenda got it. And if Mary had stayed, Brenda probably wouldn't have gotten it for an "A" side. She...
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    18629 Here's what Conlo Records looked like. ...

    18629
    Here's what Conlo Records looked like. The logo is of an historic building in Downtown Philadelphia. It was produced by Jerry Butler, and published by Carl Davis' Jalynne Music:
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    18623 We found "I wanted To Cry" by Bruce...

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    We found "I wanted To Cry" by Bruce Channel as a Jobete Music proof of ownership acetate back during the mid '70s when working on Motown's "From The Vaults" LP project. But, in several years...
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    18622 And here's a somewhat-Motowny song Barrett...

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    And here's a somewhat-Motowny song Barrett wrote for Mary Wells - [["Such A Sweet Thing"):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2wKti7ViZo
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    18621 Here's the great Chicago-sounding...

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    Here's the great Chicago-sounding flipside, "So Blue [[Without You)", with The Dells backing Joe, as the also did on the other side:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa4FDA1zdkQ
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    18620 Here's a Chicago-produced song Barrett...

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    Here's a Chicago-produced song Barrett wrote together with The Dells and Wade Flemons that sounds like Chicago, rather than Motown. But the singer Joe Murphy, was a Detroiter, ex member of...
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    18619 Barrett, Sonny and crew recorded a 3rd...

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    Barrett, Sonny and crew recorded a 3rd Motowny Chicago recording in that same session - "So Much Love In My Heart". If a young kid from Detroit had heard these 3 songs, without knowing about...
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    18618 The flip, by Barrett, and the same crew,...

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    The flip, by Barrett, and the same crew, was almost as "Motownish", and almost as good - "I'll Come Running":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H5oHytJxsU
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