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    I loved "The Onion Song" when I first heard it on...

    I loved "The Onion Song" when I first heard it on the radio and bought the 45, but the more I listened to it the more I thought it was Valerie Simpson singing in place of Tammi. As big as Marvin &...
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    I saw TD many times LIVE in the late 60's & early...

    I saw TD many times LIVE in the late 60's & early 70's & he always had a great band & put on a great show. One time in Orlando, it was just Johnnie Taylor & Tyrone Davis, TD did a great 1 hour show...
  3. The cover of the Old, The New& The Best was a...

    The cover of the Old, The New& The Best was a terrible photo of Mary. She hated it, too. She was paid a per track fee for that one.
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    I think their LP vesion of "Proud Mary" produced...

    I think their LP vesion of "Proud Mary" produced by Phil Spector, inspired the GREAT version by Ike & Tina the following year.
  5. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe she...

    If my memory serves me correctly, I believe she was paid a "per track" fee, which is alot more then she would have made from "royalties". Mary was doing real good on LIVE performances at that time.
  6. "Don't Mess With Bill" the Marvelettes last for...

    "Don't Mess With Bill" the Marvelettes last for Motown? My Motown 100 would be totally different then this.
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    LOVE IT!! Patti still has it.

    LOVE IT!! Patti still has it.
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    The Miracles were on "Saturday Hop" a Miami...

    The Miracles were on "Saturday Hop" a Miami Bandstand type of show in 1963 doin Mickeys Monkey their new hit. They were GREAT. Mary Wells was on American Bandstand 1962. In fact the Miracles were on...
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    Rest In Peace, Betty Wright. It was so sad...

    Rest In Peace, Betty Wright. It was so sad hearing this yesterday. Betty Wright at only 14 became a pioneer of Florida Soul when "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do " became a National Hit.I was so...
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    bought this 45 in a .39 "cut out" bin in 1963....

    bought this 45 in a .39 "cut out" bin in 1963. just because it was on Tamla, then really liked the LIVE version on the Motortown Revue LIVE Volume II.
  11. GREAT photo, Kat, Gladys & Wanda on lead.Maybe...

    GREAT photo, Kat, Gladys & Wanda on lead.Maybe Twenty Grand ?
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    1) MARY WELLS 2)Dee Dee Sharp 3)Martha Reeves

    1) MARY WELLS 2)Dee Dee Sharp 3)Martha Reeves
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    Hey sansradio I was just disputing the...

    Hey sansradio I was just disputing the "time-line" as I never saw Bobby that messed up in the 70's. The mid-late 80's brought alot of changes.
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    Wow, I musta been in a disco fog, guess it was...

    Wow, I musta been in a disco fog, guess it was Rock The Boat I was thinking of that was also on RCA
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    Wow, what a talent Ann Peebles is. I Have all her...

    Wow, what a talent Ann Peebles is. I Have all her HI 45's & plus 3 Lps. All of 'em were great & pretty big on Southern Soul Stations, starting with "Part Time Love" but one og my faves is "I'm Gonna...
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    Great LP, Bobby was a GREAT singer/songwriter....

    Great LP, Bobby was a GREAT singer/songwriter. You know NEW BIRTH had a pretty big hit with their version of "I Can Understand It" if I remember correctly it was produced by Harvey Fuqua. "Womans Got...
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    I thought "Native New Yorker" was alot earlier...

    I thought "Native New Yorker" was alot earlier then '77. I know it was on RCA, I thought it was one of the first "disco" records
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    I knew Bobby & all the Womack brothers & spent...

    I knew Bobby & all the Womack brothers & spent alot of time up at Bobs' house in Hollywood Hills during '74/'75 when I lived with Mary Wells Womack & Cecil Womack in LA. The only "drugs" I saw was...
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    the Mary Wells version of "On a Clear Day...." is...

    the Mary Wells version of "On a Clear Day...." is from the Atco LP "The Two Sides of Mary Wells" which featured the hit "Dear Lover".
  20. as previous mentioned 1965 WAS a big year for...

    as previous mentioned 1965 WAS a big year for Martha & the Vandellas, Marvelettes had "I'll Keep Holding On" . Both of these groups were in heavy demand for LIVE engagements during 1965.
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    I met Lyn Collins & saw her many times with the...

    I met Lyn Collins & saw her many times with the James Brown Show. She really was a nice person & appreciated her fans.She certainly did justice to "Ain't No Sunshine" and could really "get down" with...
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    "Unsung" BETTY WRIGHT

    since we are watching way too much TV...if you have Cable On-Demand service, you can go to TV ONE Network and a new Unsung program on Betty Wright, Floridas' first big SOUL star. It aired on April...
  23. that is authentic.

    that is authentic.
  24. Yes, Marvin Gaye is one of the GREATEST singers...

    Yes, Marvin Gaye is one of the GREATEST singers of all time. He was always real nice to all the fans. I especially loved his first 3 big hits with the Vandellas. Musical Magic!
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    Was Mary Wells ever on Ready Steady Go? I know...

    Was Mary Wells ever on Ready Steady Go? I know she did Thank Your Lucky Stars. Are those avaiable?
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