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  1. I discovered The Miracles' version in The Vaults,...

    I discovered The Miracles' version in The Vaults, and we slated it for "From The Vaults", so it hadn't been released by 1979, and our later LPs were cancelled. So, I don't think it was released...
  2. 19153 The Funk Brothers' powerful instrumental...

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    The Funk Brothers' powerful instrumental is great. But the singing is terrible. Not because The Monitors botched it. They sang it as written, better than the original, but terrible,...
  3. 19150 That reminds me of the LP "Cookin' With...

    19150
    That reminds me of the LP "Cookin' With The Miracles"! Smokey had the chef's hat on, and Claudette was holding an opened pot. That Gumbo should taste great! Makes me hungry!
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    19147 Here' his first single as a singer, on...

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    Here' his first single as a singer, on Johnnie Mae Matthews' Audrey Records. He also wrote the songs on both sides:19148
    Here's the flip:
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    19142 I know that he wrote a lot of songs for...

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    I know that he wrote a lot of songs for other singers over his career, and did some producing. But I like his singing. His "I'd Like To Know" he sung for Johnnie Mae Matthews' Audrey Records...
  6. 19134 Glad to hear that Robert is still alive. ...

    19134
    Glad to hear that Robert is still alive. I remember him being a very genial man. Sorry to hear about the passing of his son, however.

    I like The Skylarks singing very much. Bob Gandy...
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    19131 "Let Me Be Your Boy", on Correc-Tone...

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    "Let Me Be Your Boy", on Correc-Tone Records 501, from early 1962, produced by Motown's Robert Bateman, arranged by Motown's Sonny Sanders, with The early Funk Brothers playing the...
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    The first one sounds like a Supremes' 1966 song...

    The first one sounds like a Supremes' 1966 song in the lyrics and vocals, but the instrumentation is awful compared to the Funk Brothers' 1964-66 sound.

    The James Hunter has a really good vocal,...
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    19130 Thanks. Very interesting what I never...

    19130
    Thanks. Very interesting what I never noticed before, were white DJ issues of The
    Peppermints' "Believe Me", and The Herman Griffin record. I had never seen either before. And they don't...
  10. 19129 Bengal music was Berry's, alone. Ro-Gor,...

    19129
    Bengal music was Berry's, alone. Ro-Gor, as stated above was the partnership of Gwen and Billy Davis[[Ty Carlo), and Fidelity was the partnership of Berry, Gwen, and Billy.
  11. 19128 Yes, do that. We always love to see...

    19128
    Yes, do that. We always love to see things like that. I assume it was a Bob Kayli record, rather than listed as by Robert Gordy. Is it "Everyone was there on Carlton Records?
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    19127 Here's The Meditations singing "One More...

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    Here's The Meditations singing "One More River To Cross":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXTYA1zhoec
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    19126 Is that how they list it now at BMI. I've...

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    Is that how they list it now at BMI. I've seen hundreds of copies of the record, and EVERY one listed Jobete Music on both sides. And, actually, The Wade Jones RayBer 1001 record may have...
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    19125 Here are The Deans singing "Lady of The...

    19125
    Here are The Deans singing "Lady of The Caravan" and "Chills, Chills, Chills:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJSIVg9MpcY
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    19124 Here's Freddy Butler singing "I Told You...

    19124
    Here's Freddy Butler singing "I Told You So" - his first record:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGAtyjz5WlQ
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    19123 Here's Herman Griffin and The Rayber...

    19123
    Here's Herman Griffin and The Rayber Voices singing "I'm So Glad I Learned To Do The Cha Cha":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2inWgwBlBtc
    It was NOT the first record Gordy published with...
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    19122 Here's Beth Bynum singing "I'll St You...

    19122
    Here's Beth Bynum singing "I'll St You Free" [[Written by Mike Hanks and Carmen Murphy-as an answer song to Ray Charles' "Set Me Free":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FRgBH11UF0
    A good...
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    19121 Here's the most haunting version of...

    19121
    Here's the most haunting version of "Willow Weep For Me" I've ever heard out of hundreds of versions, led by a very young Roger Craton [[AKA Lee Rogers):
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  19. 19120 Can THAT be right??? The story I always...

    19120
    Can THAT be right??? The story I always heard, since the early '60s was that The Distants were seen at a venue by Berry Gordy in mid 1960, and told them to come and see him when their...
  20. 19119 THAT Otis Williams was from New Jersey, if...

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    THAT Otis Williams was from New Jersey, if I remember, and I already had about 12 of his group's singles BEFORE Berry got into the record business. Otis Williams and The Charms were one of...
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    19118 Here's The Glows led by a familiar voice I...

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    Here's The Glows led by a familiar voice I can't seem to place. But I know I have other records with a group that recorded a fair amount of records with that same voice on lead, but can't...
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    19117 I've been dragging this thread off-topic. ...

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    I've been dragging this thread off-topic. So here's a HOB production - Angry Angel by The Caravelles [[led by Harry [[AKA Lee) Gates [[Who was also the lead singer of Detroit's first...
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    19116 Here's an unreleased cut by The Serenaders...

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    Here's an unreleased cut by The Serenaders recorded in 1963 for Riverside Records. They should have had this on the flip of "Two Lovers Make One Fool" - it would have quickly become the "A"...
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    19115 Here's my favourite Serenaders' song: ...

    19115
    Here's my favourite Serenaders' song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmcJ4iaxOds
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    19114 Well, their artistic leader, co-lead...

    19114
    Well, their artistic leader, co-lead singer, songwriter, and main producer, George Kerr, was very successful, and so was his main co-writer and co-producer, Sidney Barnes. And their other...
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