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    IMO, background vocals by Florence (soprano) and...

    IMO, background vocals by Florence (soprano) and Mary (alto), no Andantes.
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    “Selfish One” as a song is one the early 60s...

    “Selfish One” as a song is one the early 60s greats. In the battle of the Rosses, Diana does a very good rendition but Jackie’s version knocks it out of the park. Not only are her vocals superb but...
  3. I too just checked the chart and was very...

    I too just checked the chart and was very surprised!
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    Me too, Motown Eddie. I continue to have the...

    Me too, Motown Eddie. I continue to have the website in my bookmarks for easy access, just in case.
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    The male voices in the background belong to the...

    The male voices in the background belong to the Love-Tones, according to the review in “Motown Junkies.” (BTW, will we ever hear from the “Nixon Administration” again?)
  6. Yes; pretty sad that they got that wrong.

    Yes; pretty sad that they got that wrong.
  7. What a fascinating documentary. Thanks,...

    What a fascinating documentary. Thanks, soulwally, for posting this!
    P.S. They did a very good job of recreating “the sound."
  8. How about Mary Wells?

    How about Mary Wells?
  9. Motown missed the boat in not releasing this and...

    Motown missed the boat in not releasing this and not just as an album cut. It could have been big as a single!
  10. Thread: Brenda Holloway

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    marv2, so few of Brenda’s recordings sound like...

    marv2, so few of Brenda’s recordings sound like they were done in the “snake pit.” I’d guess the tracks were by L.A.’s Wrecking Crew rather than the Funk Bros.
  11. This really is a great track, kenneth! It has a...

    This really is a great track, kenneth! It has a groove similar to their big hit “On And On” from 1974.
  12. Thread: Brenda Holloway

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    Brenda Holloway

    As we know, Brenda Holloway started her Motown tenure in Los Angeles with producers Hal Davis and Marc Gordon. Listening to her recordings, it sounds as if most them were not cut in Detroit with the...
  13. "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)” - Thee...

    "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)” - Thee Midniters (Excellent version!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1XmbrajwJQ
  14. This was first recorded by Marvin Gaye and Kim...

    This was first recorded by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in the 60s.
  15. Ashford & Simpson back Diana Ross on “Some Things...

    Ashford & Simpson back Diana Ross on “Some Things You Never Get Used To.”
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    Yes, so many great songs on one album!

    Yes, so many great songs on one album!
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    Motown Eddie, of the three you mentioned, “Since...

    Motown Eddie, of the three you mentioned, “Since You’ve Been Gone” may have had the most potential to chart big as a single for the Tops.
    I'll never understood why Kim’s “Helpless” wasn’t a big pop...
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    Four Tops Second Album

    This certainly was one the Tops’ strongest albums, with three songs becoming very successful singles: “I Can’t Help Myself,” “It’s The Same Old Song” and “Something About You.” But there are other...
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    I first heard “When The Lovelight Starts Shining...

    I first heard “When The Lovelight Starts Shining In His Eyes” in late ’63 and bought the single shortly thereafter.
    I first saw the Supremes during the ’64 Labor Day holiday at the Brooklyn (NY) Fox...
  20. Thanks, StuBass1, for explaining how the...

    Thanks, StuBass1, for explaining how the nomination process works. It helps make sense of why some who deserve this honor may never get it.
  21. Well-deserved but why did it take so long to...

    Well-deserved but why did it take so long to honor an icon of music?
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    Yes, gman, the backing tracks are the same.

    Yes, gman, the backing tracks are the same.
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    Supremes and Temptations!

    Supremes and Temptations!
  24. Originally posted by CoolKatz: ...when you had...

    Originally posted by CoolKatz:
    ...when you had just Flo and Mary the sound had a lot more charm and personality.

    You hit the nail on the head CoolKatz! As good as the Andantes were on many, many...
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    That’s a very good question daviddesper. The...

    That’s a very good question daviddesper. The tune did a little better on Cashbox (#10) and was #1 for eight weeks (!) on the Billboard r&b chart. It should have easily made the top five on Bb’s pop...
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