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    Here is how a couple of very clever guys viewed...

    Here is how a couple of very clever guys viewed disco in 1979.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp-qVbQTMzw
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    Very late 60s. :)

    Very late 60s. :)
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    This track, which I like, is very much of its...

    This track, which I like, is very much of its time.

    The lyrical choices are a reflection of a time when lyricists were starting to look at things from a less conventional angle, and were also...
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    Four Tops also had hits with 'It's All In The...

    Four Tops also had hits with 'It's All In The Game' and 'Simple Game', even though the latter barely touched the US charts while we Brits made it a Top 3 hit.
  5. I suspect that this is about music publishing. ...

    I suspect that this is about music publishing.

    The Concord affiliate will administer the publishing of songs, including promoting their portfolio by encouraging artists to record the songs and...
  6. Many thanks for doing this. I was wondering...

    Many thanks for doing this.

    I was wondering why a couple of new threads were off limits.
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    “This Old Heart Of Mine” by The Isley Brothers...

    “This Old Heart Of Mine” by The Isley Brothers features a white couple on the front cover.

    Daft, really, even back in 1966.
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    A favourite of mine, too, and for the same...

    A favourite of mine, too, and for the same reasons.
  9. LGIO is in part made up from one long track split...

    LGIO is in part made up from one long track split up so as to open and close side 1, plus some old tracks that Marvin had been playing around with for a couple of years or more. In this respect, it...
  10. This article wasn't written by someone in the...

    This article wasn't written by someone in the know.

    I do wonder what would have happened to Leon Ware's career if his unreleased album hadn't been hijacked by Berry Gordy as the basis for the next...
  11. Many thanks.

    Many thanks.
  12. Stevie Wonder voice issues in the late 60s?

    The Wikipedia entry for the “My Cherie Amour” single includes the following: -

    “Wonder's vocals were added on January 15, 1968, but, the song was not released until January 28, 1969, due to...
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    A couple of years ago, I attended a gig with...

    A couple of years ago, I attended a gig with Odyssey as headliners and Heatwave as support.

    Between the two groups, the only ‘original’ member was a guy who had been in Heatwave before they made...
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    "Shine On Me" was the B-side of "Stoned Love".

    "Shine On Me" was the B-side of "Stoned Love".
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    I love the Stylistics' version, with it's...

    I love the Stylistics' version, with it's heart-rendingly melancholy intro, but find the Diana and Marvin version overdone and a bit obvious, especially the intro.

    Your analysis of the...
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    Welcome. We’ll help you to Boogie Oogie Oogie....

    Welcome.

    We’ll help you to Boogie Oogie Oogie.

    What was the track that first told you that you liked Motown and soul?

    [[I liked Motown and soul before I knew it, from the age of 12. The...
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    Marvin would have delivered a song in five years’...

    Marvin would have delivered a song in five years’ time.

    Half the tracks on “Let’s Get It On” were old works in progress, and the title track was primarily written by Ed Townsend.

    It’s just how...
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    Love your frankness. :)

    Love your frankness. :)
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    Yeah. Lost amongst the weed(s). If I...

    Yeah. Lost amongst the weed[[s).

    If I understand history correctly, it was recorded a long time prior to release, and possibly preceded both Lady Sings The Blues and Let’s Get It On, in which case...
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    The U.K. single releases reflect the relative...

    The U.K. single releases reflect the relative lack of U.K. success of some of the earlier Stylistics US hits such as “You Are Everything”. This and “ Stop, Look, Listen” were great songs that...
  21. Interesting. He was very polite and very careful...

    Interesting. He was very polite and very careful what he said. And sooo young!

    Negroes, huh?

    I hope that one day we all stop labelling others ​and ourselves, as that’s what underlies so many...
  22. Many thanks.

    Many thanks.
  23. Many thanks.

    Many thanks.
  24. What interests me about PIR is that its producers...

    What interests me about PIR is that its producers and roster are mainly from the same generation as the classic Motown producers and roster, but the PIR artists had to pay an extra decade’s worth of...
  25. Patti LaBelle? I have a fabulous 2CD set...

    Patti LaBelle?

    I have a fabulous 2CD set called “The Sound Of Philadelphia”, which is packed full of Philly classics, including some of Trammps’ Buddah recordings and a couple of classic Avco...
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