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  1. and as a added bonus there is a Motown connection...

    and as a added bonus there is a Motown connection to "Shake A Tail Feather" because Andre Williams is one of the writers. The record by the Five Du-Tones was HUGE on Miami POP radio in 1963. When I...
  2. original "Shake A Tail Feather" was the Five...

    original "Shake A Tail Feather" was the Five Du-Tones from 1963. Tina Turner & the Ikettes use to do a baadass version LIVE.
  3. The Marvelettes did "Tossin' & Turnin"" as part...

    The Marvelettes did "Tossin' & Turnin"" as part of their LIVE act in early 60's, in fact on Marvelletes LIVE LP they do it.
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    man those Miracles always got a good work out,...

    man those Miracles always got a good work out, "Come On Do the Jerk" was always my fave Jerk song. next would be "The Jerk" by Martha & the Vandellas on the Dance Party LP. Jr. was singing about...
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    sorry, those horses are dead & gone along time...

    sorry, those horses are dead & gone along time ago.
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    in all the years I NEVER heard those were fake...

    in all the years I NEVER heard those were fake horses. I understood the pix were taken at a stable on Belle Isle in Detroit.
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    I first heard it by Lou Johnson "Kentucky...

    I first heard it by Lou Johnson "Kentucky Bluebird" . Although the Marvelettes version is my fave of this song, I think Dionne Warwick is the best vocal vehicle for Bacharach/David compositions.
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    Oh, those were done a few years later, Produced...

    Oh, those were done a few years later, Produced by Bobby Womack in LA. The other 2 tracks I was talking about were done in Muscle Shoals, Produced by Rick Hall & Sonny Limbo with Rhoades, Chalmers &...
  9. probably recorded around the time of "Stubborn...

    probably recorded around the time of "Stubborn Kind of Fellow".
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    yea, I have my original 45 of "I Found What I...

    yea, I have my original 45 of "I Found What I Wanted" but she recorded 2 other songs at those same sessions but she couldn't remember their titles.
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    very interesting.I would love to hear the other 2...

    very interesting.I would love to hear the other 2 songs that Mary Wells recorded there at Muscle Shoals.
  12. Martha always brings LOVE & PRIDE to Motown.

    Martha always brings LOVE & PRIDE to Motown.
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    they also backed Mary Wells on her Reprise single...

    they also backed Mary Wells on her Reprise single "I Found What I Wanted"bw"I See A Future In You" produced by Rick Hall & Sonny Limbo in Muscle Shoals early 70's.
  14. Thread: Vandella solo?

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    Rosalind and Annette had day jobs back in the day...

    Rosalind and Annette had day jobs back in the day , late 80's / 90's that provided benefits that entertainment business does not, Martha on many occasions had to use her sisters when Roz & Annette...
  15. Thread: Vandella solo?

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    why would they? In LIVE performances they had...

    why would they? In LIVE performances they had little solo parts, speaking & singing.
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    Martha & the Vandellas had a GREAT Pepsi...

    Martha & the Vandellas had a GREAT Pepsi commercial in 1965. "Come Alive, Come Alive, you're in the Pepsi Generation."
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    there use to be 2 different Satellite Radio...

    there use to be 2 different Satellite Radio providers, the other was merged into Sirius but before this merge the Soul Station was called Soul Street & was much better then Soul Town. Soul Street was...
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    that above photo Marv is the one I have...

    that above photo Marv is the one I have autographed, it was on the back or the inside of the LP. Its my fave pic of Martha & she says hers too.I'm not at home to check my LP.
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    I like the back photo, in fact Martha autographed...

    I like the back photo, in fact Martha autographed it for me decades ago.
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    the 45 they had on Michael Jackson, "Just A...

    the 45 they had on Michael Jackson, "Just A Little Bit Of You" is my fave Michael Jackson record.
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    Marthas' version of "Imagination" was the...

    Marthas' version of "Imagination" was the original.
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    "Power of Love" had already been a big hit for...

    "Power of Love" had already been a big hit for Joe Simon the year before.
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    I always thought "Wild Nights" should have been...

    I always thought "Wild Nights" should have been the first 45 released instead of "Power of Love", it was more exciting and would have garnered more air-play.
  24. when Motown closed the Detroit Studios , offices...

    when Motown closed the Detroit Studios , offices and went to LA, Motown Record label became just another record company. They lost their identity, style & sound.IMHO.
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    Wow, I wanna try Pattis' buttermilk pie....funny...

    Wow, I wanna try Pattis' buttermilk pie....funny I was in Cracker Barrell Restaurant last wekk & they had a New Buttermilk Pie & I was tempted, although I never liked buttermilk. I'm from the South...
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