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  1. Jackie Wilson "Gold" budget 3CD compilation (Crimson UK) 9/20/2019

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    Crimson Productions presents Jackie Wilson 'Gold', the only Jackie Wilson compilation you'll ever need. From the mid-'50s through to the early '70s, Jackie Wilson was a consistent...
  2. You're welcome Marv2. I hope that the footage...

    You're welcome Marv2. I hope that the footage from the event gets released on DVD/Blu-Ray so we can relive the Harlem Cultural Festival.
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    Also, Deepbeats UK did a best of for Sylvia in...

    Also, Deepbeats UK did a best of for Sylvia in 1997 with a different track listing (including her 1982 hit, "It's Good To Be The Queen").
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    Rhino had done a compilation for Sylvia, Pillow...

    Rhino had done a compilation for Sylvia, Pillow Talk: The Sensuous Sounds of Sylvia, back in 1996 (20 tracks including "Pillow Talk" & "Sho 'Nuff Boogie (with The Moments)".
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  5. Thanks for sharing Marv2. Another great example...

    Thanks for sharing Marv2. Another great example of The Funk Brothers stellar work as musicians (and The Andantes as background singers).
  6. Thanks for the article P&H. It's a great way to...

    Thanks for the article P&H. It's a great way to remember Aretha Franklin on the anniversary of her passing.
  7. Indeed! There's no such thing as 'modern soul...

    Indeed! There's no such thing as 'modern soul music'. As Marvin & Tammi said, "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing".
  8. Great clip! Thanks for sharing Marv2 and I can't...

    Great clip! Thanks for sharing Marv2 and I can't wait to see Hitsville on Showtime next week.
  9. Of course it was a set up! But it was fun (and...

    Of course it was a set up! But it was fun (and it was great to see Smokey in action even if was just a 'comedy sketch'). Also, it's a good promotion for the Motown documentary, Hitsville, coming to...
  10. Watch Smokey Robinson Defend Classic Soul Music Against James Corden

    https://youtu.be/NgR1iHFV5N0
  11. Good article; thanks Woodward.

    Good article; thanks Woodward.
  12. Thanks for the news Glencro. On Time should be a...

    Thanks for the news Glencro. On Time should be a fascinating read.
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    Also, The Temptations adapted the "whoa-ha-hey"...

    Also, The Temptations adapted the "whoa-ha-hey" chant from Funkadelic's "Music For My Mother" during the closing moments of "Run Away Child" [the full length version from the Cloud Nine LP].
  14. Thanks for the news David. Will look for this...

    Thanks for the news David. Will look for this edition of Goldmine on my newsstand.
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    I Do! First heard Funkadelic's "Music For My...

    I Do! First heard Funkadelic's "Music For My Mother" on the double LP singles compilation Music For Your Mother back in 1992. Indeed, it's a "sho enough jam" and the gateway to...
  16. This 1969 Music Fest Has Been Called ‘Black Woodstock.’

    From Rolling Stone Magazine.com:


    The Harlem Cultural Festival attracted everyone from Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone to Jesse Jackson and Marcus Garvey Jr., but quickly faded into obscurity....
  17. You know that End was trying to ride the...

    You know that End was trying to ride the coattails of The Miracles' "Shop Around" when they reissued "I Cry"/"Money" in 1961. That's Standard Operating Procedure for the record business.
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    For me, "Sun City" was the best of the 'all-star'...

    For me, "Sun City" was the best of the 'all-star' recordings that flourished in the mid '80s. I still have the LP and I even picked up the Making Of Sun City tape on VHS (with the video of the song...
  19. Good shout out to the group that I call "ground...

    Good shout out to the group that I call "ground zero" for Motown; The Miracles. Since there was no Motown Records in 1958, their first 2 singles, "Got A Job" & "(I Need Some) Money" were released on...
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    And more Marvin Gaye: "You're The Man" has a...

    And more Marvin Gaye:
    "You're The Man" has a spoken word segment just before the end of Part 1; "Don't you understand, there's misery in the land".
    "Since I Had You" kicks off with this monologue;...
  21. VA - "Yesterday Has Gone: The Songs Of Teddy Randazzo" (Ace UK) - 9/27/2019

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    Not before time, Teddy Randazzo joins lauded names such as Randy Newman, Goffin & King, Laura Nyro, Serge Gainsbourg, Bacharach & David, Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson in Ace Records’...
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    We can't forget Marvin Gaye. Songs such as...

    We can't forget Marvin Gaye.

    Songs such as "Save The Children" & "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later" alternate between spoken and sung segments. Also the introductions to "Here, My Dear", "When Did...
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    Yes indeed! And the flip side of "Still Water...

    Yes indeed! And the flip side of "Still Water (Love)", "Still Water (Peace)", features Levi Stubbs spoken monologue throughout the song (with The Tops doing the harmonies in the background).
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    Just thought of this one; Stevie Wonder's "Happy...

    Just thought of this one; Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday" (from Hotter Than July) has a spoken word segment during it's closing moments. "We'll make the Dream a Reality, I know we will because our...
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    Very well done biography & discography on Phil...

    Very well done biography & discography on Phil Spector. Thanks to Philles/Motown Gary.
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