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    "Dream Come True" is fine, too. And it's a...

    "Dream Come True" is fine, too. And it's a beautiful song !


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp_zEjljAuA
  2. I agree, even if the Andantes embellished and...

    I agree, even if the Andantes embellished and improved recordings with their harmonies people bought records mainly for the artists. For me the Andantes were just (huge) icing on the cake.
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    Happy Birthday Ralph !

    Happy Birthday Ralph !
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    I agree Jai, I didn't like this end. I would have...

    I agree Jai, I didn't like this end. I would have prefered that King Kong go back to his jungle with his fiancée. Of course the 1933 version is the one to see.
    ...
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    Thanks Marv, Bobby Taylor was one of the few...

    Thanks Marv, Bobby Taylor was one of the few Motown artists who could cover Stax material. He really got Soul !.
  6. Not on record unfortunately, though I have a...

    Not on record unfortunately, though I have a Smokey concert on DVD where Aretha is invited to sing this song :


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpZ2iC0x01Y

    Some years before they were on Soul...
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    "American Gangster"is a great film !

    "American Gangster"is a great film !
  8. "A handful of studies have noted how humans tend...

    "A handful of studies have noted how humans tend to be less open to experience as they age. "

    True, though I don't think 30 is the date when we stop to be open to new music, I'd say 50 or 60 would...
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    I agree Marv, for me the biggest problem with...

    I agree Marv, for me the biggest problem with today's music is the melody, or rather the lack of it.

    Today's "artists" sure can sing, they can use -and abuse of- melismas but when their song is...
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    I love Wilson Pickett's version. ...

    I love Wilson Pickett's version.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE_0RIB4yIs
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    You're right Marv, Martha looks so natural on it,...

    You're right Marv, Martha looks so natural on it, though I love the real cover, too, even if more sophisticated.
    ...
  12. One of them (Robert) passed away in 2011,...

    One of them (Robert) passed away in 2011, apparently he quit the group for health reasons in '71 and was replaced by Ben Moore for their third LP on Casablanca.

    Here is their detailed story :...
  13. Rare Document : Marvin Gaye Singing On A French Radio In 1964

    Here is a rare document : Marvin singing on a French radio in 1964. He even speak some French ! https://www.ina.fr/contenus-editoriaux/articles-editoriaux/1964-marvin-gaye-en-live-a-la-radio/
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    Under a Hoodoo Moon: The Life of the Night...

    Under a Hoodoo Moon: The Life of the Night Tripper

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51HEk5Lc7NL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
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    Johnny Adams ‎– Walking On A Tightrope (The Songs...

    Johnny Adams ‎– Walking On A Tightrope (The Songs Of Percy Mayfield)

    For those who don't know this gem here it is :


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR-ftiTfoBk
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    It's a fair deal Stu !

    It's a fair deal Stu !
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    Stu, this record sells for mucho $, here's the...

    Stu, this record sells for mucho $, here's the latest on ebay :...
  18. Nice clip, thanks Marv ! What I like with...

    Nice clip, thanks Marv !

    What I like with Shindig is that most of the songs were performed live (I hate lip-synching lol)
  19. The Spinners switched from Motown to VIP.

    The Spinners switched from Motown to VIP.
  20. Thread: Spencer Wiggins

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    Along with James Carr to me Spencer Wiggins is...

    Along with James Carr to me Spencer Wiggins is one of the best southern soul singer.

    Thanks Heikki for this excellent -as usual- article.
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    Shirley Brown Ann Sexton Gwen McCrae Tommie...

    Shirley Brown
    Ann Sexton
    Gwen McCrae
    Tommie Young
    Joyce Lawson
  22. Robb, it's in the link posted by sansradio : ...

    Robb, it's in the link posted by sansradio :

    "In the mid-1980s, Mr. Plotnik opened a branch of the store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles"
  23. Thanks Johnny, I didn't know that.

    Thanks Johnny, I didn't know that.
  24. You're right Brad, I read something similar. ...

    You're right Brad, I read something similar.

    Though in the case of "Million Dollar Baby" for me "plagiarism" is evident https://www.plagiarism.org/article/what-is-plagiarism
  25. [QUOTE=RanRan79;491575] And the one with them on...

    [QUOTE=RanRan79;491575] And the one with them on Sounds of Motown would be fine except the shot has what is clearly the Supremes name behind the girls and that's just wrong.


    RanRan, I love that...
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