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  1. It's about the current trend for publishers,...

    It's about the current trend for publishers, artists, and composers to sell off their royalties for money today while the conglomerates collect the money for that property in virtual perpetuity......
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    Maybe I can help here. I've had the pleasure of...

    Maybe I can help here. I've had the pleasure of knowing Ivy for many years and have also been a Facebook friend more recently. As of late, Ivy generally deflects questions about his music to...
  3. LOL... I never realized that Sullivan allowed lip...

    LOL... I never realized that Sullivan allowed lip syncing on his show...Perhaps an exception for big production numbers...And Carol Kaye could have flown to New York and played that recording...
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    Early on, the musicians were working for peanuts...

    Early on, the musicians were working for peanuts and depended on their commercial work and club dates to supplement their income... As the company became successful after the mid 60's, some of the...
  5. I recall Joe Messina who worked with them ALL at...

    I recall Joe Messina who worked with them ALL at Motown once mentioned to me that Valerie Simpson was perhaps his personal favorite...
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    This could have been a Four Tops release... ...

    This could have been a Four Tops release... Penned by Popcorn Wiley, Tony Hester, and legendary Luther Dixon... Detroit/Motown connections could explain it... https://youtu.be/KO0Zba2Y5Uw
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    I played on that, not Jamerson LOL :D

    I played on that, not Jamerson LOL :D
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    In the late 70's, when I was with The Strides,...

    In the late 70's, when I was with The Strides, our new managers from a newly formed company asked me to work with a girl group they had just formed, consisting of Jackie Wilsons two daughters...
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    There was some confusion as to when Paul was...

    There was some confusion as to when Paul was officially out of the group, as opposed to believing that as his health improved he would be able to rejoin the group. I lost contact with Paul in the...
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    Hey Jai ...

    Hey Jai ...
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    Can't recall an opening act...Me and my buddy...

    Can't recall an opening act...Me and my buddy Mark were hanging out in the dressing room prior to the first show and then standing with the group in their prayer circle prior to the show just outside...
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    Briefly, I don't recall that entire conversation...

    Briefly, I don't recall that entire conversation or what prompted me to bring up Ruffin...Just as I interpreted him saying that Ruffin got a way too big for his britches...I was walking through Biffs...
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    As a side note. I happened upon Paul shortly...

    As a side note. I happened upon Paul shortly before his tragic death and had lunch with him [[it was apparently breakfast time for him). I hadn't seen him in some time and he sadly looked not good,...
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    Paul was a baritone while Ruffin was a tenor......

    Paul was a baritone while Ruffin was a tenor... Ruffin had the ability to make that vocal "stretch" that Motown producers liked to record...
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    Unfortunately, once Ruffin hit as the principal...

    Unfortunately, once Ruffin hit as the principal lead, even displacing Eddie to a large extent, it WAS David Ruffin & The Temptations, despite the one for all group atmosphere Otis and the others were...
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    Eddie all the way... https://youtu.be/rV2Xcu-Krbw

    Eddie all the way... https://youtu.be/rV2Xcu-Krbw
  17. This has been posted before...legendary drummer...

    This has been posted before...legendary drummer Hal Blaine discussing Carol and how he asserts she tried to "wreck" the Wrecking Crew film... Interesting interview... He begins to discuss and rant on...
  18. Largely agree... This reminds me of the...

    Largely agree... This reminds me of the controversy over the recent Green Book film. A guy from his own perspective told a story he participated in, a story that would likely never have been...
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    I recall meeting him in Chicago when he was...

    I recall meeting him in Chicago when he was touring... Truth about open forum comment:rolleyes:... A lot of guys played in the Roostertail house band. That's actually where my brother met Anka and...
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    Chet was a good drummer who played local clubs in...

    Chet was a good drummer who played local clubs in Detroit and did some touring, did get a call to do Marvin's album. I believe may have worked with Van DePitte and Johnny Trudell in the Roostertail...
  21. When left to her own devices, as Aretha assumed...

    When left to her own devices, as Aretha assumed more and more control over her business affairs and lacked the business acumen to put together successful projects with the best personnel in the...
  22. Detroit Jazz keyboardist Lyman Woodard hailed...

    Detroit Jazz keyboardist Lyman Woodard hailed from Owasso, moved back and passed away there... 18770
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    I understand your concern Sans, and while the...

    I understand your concern Sans, and while the comments and choice of words you allude to may well be inappropriate based on the intention and motivation of the poster that I will neither defend or...
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    Exactly Boogiedown... While it's true that LGBT...

    Exactly Boogiedown... While it's true that LGBT rights in Ghana, like much of Africa is not as "enlightened" as to where most Western Countries have evolved, and is indeed a serious topic for a...
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    With due respect to all, can someone explain to...

    With due respect to all, can someone explain to me why expressing criticism towards someone who happens to be gay makes one "homophobic", or criticizing someone who happens to belong to ANY "identity...
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