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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.
  3. Thread: Rip mike mclean

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    18705 Sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Mike...

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    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...

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    The Pizza delivery guy will soon be a robot who arrives in a self-driving car guided by a GPS system.
  5. 18648 The Kent CD release WAS THE REASON for my...

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    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. ...

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    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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    18617 At Okeh Records in Chicago, Barrett teamed...

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    At Okeh Records in Chicago, Barrett teamed up with his old Motown work colleague, Sonny Sanders (arranger) to record several super Motown-like songs by Marvin Smith's Artistics, including my...
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    18616 Here's Dee Dee Sharp's "It's A Funny...

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    Here's Dee Dee Sharp's "It's A Funny Situation" - more Chicago-Sound bliss from the pen of Barrett:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB31bqspCjc
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    18610 Here's another Chicago Production Barrett...

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    Here's another Chicago Production Barrett worked on for VJ, which had The Dells backing up Barbara Green:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0sdTnCNPec
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    It was definitely only Motown's Barrett Strong. ...

    It was definitely only Motown's Barrett Strong. Richard Barrett was not involved. Barrett Strong left Motown near the end of 1961, and signed an artist's contract with ATCO Records in early 1962. ...
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    18571 This must be a very rare record, as I was...

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    This must be a very rare record, as I was regularly sifting through literally millions of 45s during the time this was released, and i never heard it on the radio in Chicago or Los Angeles at...
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    18570 I'm sure that it was Maurice King's...

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    I'm sure that it was Maurice King's orchestra that provided the music, and Berry should have gotten the credit as producer, but not orchestra director. Remember also that The "Barry Gordy...
  21. 18493 Wouldn't her name on the charts be Darlene...

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    Wouldn't her name on the charts be Darlene Wright, if it were her OWN name???
  22. Thread: Contours photo

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    18492 I don't remember having ever seen this...

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    I don't remember having ever seen this one, either.
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    18490 Here is another Christmas favourite of...

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    Here is another Christmas favourite of mine:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR2VFORCfR8
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    18489 Here's "The Brush Off": ...

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    Here's "The Brush Off":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykFWSSIRPkY
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    18488 Thanks. Yes, having Chess refuse to allow...

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    Thanks. Yes, having Chess refuse to allow Curtis Mayfield be a part of Jan's production crew ruined her singing career. Billy Davis' Chess crew never gave her anything really good to sing. ...
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