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  1. I suggest that a thematic Love Child album...

    I suggest that a thematic Love Child album [including 'I'm Living In Shame', 'Shadows Of Society', 'The Young Folks' & the title song] would've worked well for Diana Ross & The Supremes. And the...
  2. And this piece from SecondDisc.com about the...

    And this piece from SecondDisc.com about the Thriller 40th Anniversary release:

    No Mere Mortal Can Resist? Speculating on the 40th Anniversary Reissue of 'Thriller' - The Second Disc
  3. Amazon USA pre-order- Michael Jackson - Thriller...

    Amazon USA pre-order-
    Michael Jackson - Thriller 40th Anniversary - Amazon.com Music

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61hr84X2L0L._SL1500_.jpg
  4. Info from the Michael Jackson Official Store says...

    Info from the Michael Jackson Official Store says this will be a 2CD set with Thriller on Disc One with Thriller-era bonus material unreleased material [including previously unreleased demos].
  5. Michael Jackson "Thriller [40th Anniversary Edition]" [Epic/Legacy-11/18/2022]

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/818pBR7rIML._AC_UY500_.jpg

    No description or pre-order information at this time.
  6. Agreed! If we didn't lose Otis Redding back in...

    Agreed! If we didn't lose Otis Redding back in Dec. 67, Stax would've been able to negotiate a much better distribution deal with Atlantic Records.

    PS: Sam & Dave should've been able to continue...
  7. Pretty much the standard operating procedure at...

    Pretty much the standard operating procedure at Atlantic Records is that they end up owning the masters of the labels that they distribute [unless there was a clause in the contract prohibiting such...
  8. H-D-H's complaints with the company were two...

    H-D-H's complaints with the company were two fold; they wanted more money and they wanted their own label within Motown. When Gordy did not give them those things, that's when they decided leave...
  9. That's true; I remember seeing Bruce doing this...

    That's true; I remember seeing Bruce doing this Soul Classic when he was on Moonlighting back in the '80s.


    https://youtu.be/1_xdLyrhf7o
  10. Here's another 'Flash In The Pan'; Bruce Willis. ...

    Here's another 'Flash In The Pan'; Bruce Willis. The Die Hard actor's two album stint with Motown only produced one major hit with his remake of The Staple Singer's "Respect Yourself" [and there...
  11. Syreeta Wright only had one big hit in the USA...

    Syreeta Wright only had one big hit in the USA thanks to her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again". She would have smaller hits with "One More Time For Love"*, "Go For It"*, "Harmour...
  12. Yes Indeed! They should've had a Lawyer [who...

    Yes Indeed! They should've had a Lawyer [who knows the music business] go over that contract they had with Atlantic Records. And let's not forget the deal that Stax made with Columbia Records that...
  13. For the better solo career, I go with Eddie...

    For the better solo career, I go with Eddie Kendricks. While David Ruffin had some great songs as a solo act, Eddie had a better run overall thanks to "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind", "Keep On...
  14. R. Dean Taylor; he had one big hit in the US with...

    R. Dean Taylor; he had one big hit in the US with 1970's "Indiana Wants Me". And 1968's "Gotta See Jane" flopped in the US but was a hit in England twice [1968 & 1971 and in Canada in 1974].
  15. Don't Forget about Chris Clark. She only had...

    Don't Forget about Chris Clark. She only had minor hit on Motown with "Love's Gone Bad" in 1966 [#41 R&B/#105 Pop according to Billboard].
  16. IMHO I don't think any one artist 'created' Soul...

    IMHO I don't think any one artist 'created' Soul Music in the 1950's since it was the inevitable outgrowth of the trends that dominated Black Music at that time; R&B, Blues, Gospel. I place artists...
  17. You're right! However, I chose not to repeat the...

    You're right! However, I chose not to repeat the spelling mistake that appeared on "Everybody Was There". Anyways, here's a picture of that record with the error.
    ...
  18. Yes; Stevie Wonder had the liver transplant in...

    Yes; Stevie Wonder had the liver transplant in September 2019 and has since made a full recovery.
  19. Here's one; Berry Gordy's brother, Robert,...

    Here's one; Berry Gordy's brother, Robert, released 4 singles between 1958 and 1962 under the name Bob Kayli. Only "Everyone Was There" was a minor hit and according to the notes from TCMS-1962,...
  20. Good Question! For me, both Ray Charles & Sam...

    Good Question! For me, both Ray Charles & Sam Cooke can share the title of "Creator Of Soul". Both of these men came out of 1950's and fused Rhythm & Blues with Gospel Music. I also see the first...
  21. It looks it will be a 'warts & all' look at JB...

    It looks it will be a 'warts & all' look at JB [along with previously unseen archival footage & interviews].
  22. There's no air date yet for the Stax Docuseries...

    There's no air date yet for the Stax Docuseries since it's still in production [according to the article in Deadline].
  23. Stax Records Docuseries Set To Land At HBO

    From UDiscoverMusic.com-
    HBO is behind a new multi-part series telling the story of the legendary Memphis-based label, Stax Records.
    Jamila Wignot who directed Ailey, a portrait of the...
  24. According to the article, there's 'never before...

    According to the article, there's 'never before seen archival footage' and 'interviews with family, friends, collaborators & more'. That's good enough for me & I'm looking forward to seeing James...
  25. And don't forget all the Books that have been...

    And don't forget all the Books that have been written about Motown and it's Artists. Starting with the memoirs penned by Berry Gordy, Jr., Otis Williams, Mary Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Abdul "Duke"...
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