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    Yes,it is worth acquiring. It gives the reader a...

    Yes,it is worth acquiring. It gives the reader a closer look into what made them the legends that they are. Of course I'm not done with the book, but I've bursted out in laughter many times since I...
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    Hate to be the one who goes against the grain,but...

    Hate to be the one who goes against the grain,but I hear absolutely no hit potential in this song. As much of as a genius Smokey Robinson is,if I heard this on an album or even on the radio I...
  3. Being a music lover and enthusiast I can't say I...

    Being a music lover and enthusiast I can't say I didn't see this coming Jack. Vinyl sales have been on the rise for years and there's just a time for everything.life is just a circle,what goes around...
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    To be honest Brad, I don't believe that this was...

    To be honest Brad, I don't believe that this was Harry's idea and I may be wrong, but I can't imagine him being too strong of a supporter for an idea that's repeatedly recycled. He's already done...
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    Agree with the popular opinion, there's...

    Agree with the popular opinion, there's absolutely no need for this. Even with a new mix I have no inspiration to shell out for it. Imagine what could've filled the release date that would appeal to...
  6. A QC book is a juicy idea, though I can't see it...

    A QC book is a juicy idea, though I can't see it being that many pages. Motown certainly didn't want The Marvelettes to mature with their fanbase and Smokey was the only producer to see what the real...
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    This has happened to me many times in the past....

    This has happened to me many times in the past. Usually when I hear that song that just knocks me out, I listen to that entire album to see if the complete work is great. If so, I google the artist...
  8. Personally I wouldn't call it his greatest, but...

    Personally I wouldn't call it his greatest, but it was his biggest solo hit up to that point. As for that story:In relation to so many songs in Smokey's catalog, Marv Tarplin gave him the melody to...
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    My copy will arrive tomorrow. One of the few (if...

    My copy will arrive tomorrow. One of the few (if any) books from a member of a long standing group from Motown's L.A. era.Should be good.
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    This is a low point for Eddie in my opinion Cali....

    This is a low point for Eddie in my opinion Cali. The most beautiful thing about it was that he reunited with many of the Funk Brothers and recorded it in Detroit. As far as the material is...
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    I believe Lamont was going through a divorce at...

    I believe Lamont was going through a divorce at the time of both "Out Here" and "Black Bach". Not sure if Scherrie was his wife or not, but I know the contents are about a failed marriage. Being a...
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    Yessir. One of the songs Lamont prepared about a...

    Yessir. One of the songs Lamont prepared about a year before he defected from The Hollands. "Out Here On My Own" and "Black Bach" are both great examples of the creative chemistry that existed...
  13. One of the few times Esther (Gordy) Edwards got...

    One of the few times Esther (Gordy) Edwards got it right.
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    Very good observation Brad. I think the Tops...

    Very good observation Brad. I think the Tops version could've benefitted from a re-cut as far as the track is concerned. Maybe Quality Control suggested one, but didn't want to fight with Ivy &...
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    There is an alternate version that I believe...

    There is an alternate version that I believe wasn't released at the time about the " Black Bottom Roughouser" bird that someone had seen on the airplane.
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    My guess is that it didn't hit the public like...

    My guess is that it didn't hit the public like some other records. The market is and always has been unpredictable, but there's something for everyone. The people that liked the record enough bought...
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    Can't forget about the legendary band directors:...

    Can't forget about the legendary band directors: Nat Jones,Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley. Without them there to break it down and translate it the funk wouldn't be as strong. Long live The Godfather...
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    I would say it was all in the matter of the...

    I would say it was all in the matter of the producer and the engineer keeping the tape running. Usually they would only keep two takes of a vocal performance, the master take and an alternate. They...
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    Great song. The "Bondage" album is an underrated...

    Great song. The "Bondage" album is an underrated classic. I tie him to Invictus/ Hot Wax more so than Motown even though he wrote some good stuff there too. Stellar works from Angelo and the great...
  20. Never made a duet, but Smokey did give "Just My...

    Never made a duet, but Smokey did give "Just My Daydream" to her so I guess that picks up the slack somewhat.
  21. They only did one duet as far as I know. I...

    They only did one duet as far as I know. I discovered somewhere that around the time that "Warm Thoughts" was released Smokey was working on a full album with Claudette. About Ten years ago I asked...
  22. "Wine,Women and Song" from the "Warm Thoughts"...

    "Wine,Women and Song" from the "Warm Thoughts" album. 1980.
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    It was Berry Gordy's fault though. He thought...

    It was Berry Gordy's fault though. He thought that if he gave them superior positions within the company then he wouldn't have to let them in on the real wealth that the company was acquiring. Paying...
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    Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier on production and...

    Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier on production and Eddie Holland on the lyrics. Usually it depended on who was on the piano at a particular time on the production side Jobu. If one saw the other...
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    One more thing...... As HDH was planning to...

    One more thing......
    As HDH was planning to leave Motown, Smokey tried to convince Brian Holland to stay and let Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier go. This was a shortsighted effort to salvage...
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