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    Nice cover for this EP. I'm at somewhat...

    Nice cover for this EP. I'm at somewhat perplexed as to why Susaye and Joyce's names are not listed above their picture correctly.
  2. Yea, it stated that under one of the graphics and...

    Yea, it stated that under one of the graphics and then later on, there was this list of 'rules'-
    "The Small Print

    Open to UK residents only
    The competition will close 24th October 2019 at 23.59...
  3. Great contest. Sorry, I can't enter because the...

    Great contest. Sorry, I can't enter because the small print said this was for UK residents only. Thanks for alerting us because I know we have many from the UK on our forum.
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    My old brain can't quite decipher....what is...

    My old brain can't quite decipher....what is LILAIIMH? Thanks
  5. soulwally, This is a gold mine find! In the past...

    soulwally, This is a gold mine find! In the past we have heard generic reasons as to how the identifiable Motown sound was created; however, I never seen it explained from an acoustic standpoint, an...
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    To add to the query of the amount of unreleased...

    To add to the query of the amount of unreleased material in the vaults at Motown, it makes me wonder: Did the studio(s) and the engineer booths ever have time to clear out to allow someone to come...
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    This RTL topic comes up frequently. I attended...

    This RTL topic comes up frequently. I attended the Atlanta concert which I remember the venue was not sold out; however, it was quite full. The arrangements and the orchestra/ band were great (I...
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    I saw this at Barnes and Nobles yesterday;...

    I saw this at Barnes and Nobles yesterday; however, I will hold off on purchasing it right now (I am sure I will later). From the pages I was able to peruse, it appeared that the focus was on how...
  9. Kenneth, I grew up listening and buying all the...

    Kenneth, I grew up listening and buying all the Four Tops albums and thought I knew everything about the recordings themselves. Like you, it was only in last 20 or so years that I realized there...
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    I've never heard this rendition until now. What...

    I've never heard this rendition until now. What stuck out to me as being the most captivating is the piano in the background. It's wonderfully played and placed just right in the mix to give the...
  11. Although I could never discern this in any of the...

    Although I could never discern this in any of the recordings, someone posted a while back that Eddie Holland was providing a backing vocal line to one of the songs on side 2 of the "More Hits by the...
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    Ollie9, I love the adjectives "clean" and...

    Ollie9, I love the adjectives "clean" and "clinical" which you use to describe Quincy Jones' productions. I am on the other side of the spectrum: it's Quincy's productions which captivate me with...
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    This album, to me, capitalized on what I...

    This album, to me, capitalized on what I considered to the be Four Tops sound just as the "More Hits by the..." capitalized on their sound at the time. Both albums are so cohesive and defined each...
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    According to Graham Betts' "Motown Encyclopedia":...

    According to Graham Betts' "Motown Encyclopedia": "...Berry Gordy instructed Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier to come up with something similar (to Where Did Our Love Go), with the result...
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    I always thought, in addition to the apparent...

    I always thought, in addition to the apparent background voices in harmony, that Diana was also singing (in the background) the top note of the harmony (mirroring the lead vocal) lines and also...
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    "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love" (B side to "I Hear...

    "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love" (B side to "I Hear a Symphony" and on the album "More Hits) probably captured the best background vocals and harmonies of Mary and Florence, IMO. As far as the other...
  17. First of all, IMO, it’s dangerous to have this...

    First of all, IMO, it’s dangerous to have this here rather than the DRATS section. Respectfully, may be you should have renamed this to “The Motown Artist Whose Death Made the Biggest Heartbreak.”
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    Glad to see you made it to the forum! There are...

    Glad to see you made it to the forum! There are lots of smart, detailed, and informed fans on here.
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    Thanks, everyone, for all of the names. My...

    Thanks, everyone, for all of the names. My friend, from the other forum, was looking for GROUP names that were mentioned in the Motown songs of the 60s. It appears only 2 submissions (which are fun...
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    Groups Using Their Names in Their Song

    A friend of mine posed this query in another forum: Artists use their names in songs all the time now, but did they back then? The first two lines of Martha & the Vandellas' song, "Dance Party" from...
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    Just as the write-up that sup_fan shared From the...

    Just as the write-up that sup_fan shared From the DR Project stated: "it was also the most lyrically challenging single delivered by H-D-H up until that point " and "The Supremes sing basically the...
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    First time you heard the Supremes on the radio? ...

    First time you heard the Supremes on the radio? Back in My Arms Again

    First time you saw them on television? I think it was the Red Skelton show "Help Me Mother Dear"

    First single you owned?...
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    I didn't notice that about the mic. I went back...

    I didn't notice that about the mic. I went back to the original broadcast, and while it appears the mic seems to be pointing one way more than the other, on the actual broadcast, it's not quite as...
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    The Supremes-Hullaballoo

    This photo is from an old fan magazine, and it is one of my favorites...so much so that I have it framed. We know it is from the 1965 Hullabaloo appearance (with Sammy Davis Jr. as guest host) where...
  25. Yes, all of this regarding Quality Control is...

    Yes, all of this regarding Quality Control is fascinating. It must have been perplexing to select what to release from all of the outstanding output that was presented at each meeting. As others...
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