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  1. They were SOUL. Great group saw them LIVE 3 times...

    They were SOUL. Great group saw them LIVE 3 times in the 60's.
  2. Thread: Rip mike mclean

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    Yes, Mike was just as crucial to the development...

    Yes, Mike was just as crucial to the development & success of the Motown Sound as the artists, writers, producers , Funk brothers ect. I also enjoyed his posts in the early days of the forum. Rest In...
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    sorry, I don't understand your insult.

    sorry, I don't understand your insult.
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    Do you know the Womack family? Mary could not...

    Do you know the Womack family? Mary could not have had a finer husband then Cecil Womack. Cecil was a WONDERFUL person and treated Mary like a Queen. They were married from 1967-1977 and it was Mary...
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    I think it was just suppose to be the winner of...

    I think it was just suppose to be the winner of the talent show that got an audition at Motown. Never heard who that winner was, but most school talent shows at the time was based on popularity, so...
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    backing Mary Wells on "My Heart is Like a Clock",...

    backing Mary Wells on "My Heart is Like a Clock", then their records "Time Changes Things", "Let Me Go The Right Way" & "You Bring Back Memories".
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    Yes, all Marys' Jubilee Records were GREAT as she...

    Yes, all Marys' Jubilee Records were GREAT as she & her then husband Cecil Womack wrote & produced "Servin Up Some Soul" and the "Come Together" LP.
  8. My original 45 was in a plain brown sleeve, I do...

    My original 45 was in a plain brown sleeve, I do remember later pressings of the 45 with white picture sleeve but the back wasn't plain & it also listed "So Long Baby " on the front, too.
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    "You Don't Have to Be a Star(to be in My show)"...

    "You Don't Have to Be a Star(to be in My show)" was a huge hit by them as a duet. They always came across as genuine nice people. I met Florence LaRue a few years ago, as she was on a show with Freda...
  10. RIP, Jessie. Loved your work, esp. as an Ikette.

    RIP, Jessie. Loved your work, esp. as an Ikette.
  11. Thread: Mary Wilson

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    Rest in Peace, beautiful Mary Wilson, you will...

    Rest in Peace, beautiful Mary Wilson, you will always be SUPREME , not only as a Great entertainer but a GREAT human.
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    Motown was smart business wise in NOT releasing...

    Motown was smart business wise in NOT releasing any records by her after she left as they would have been hits. Motown wanted to send a clear message to their other artists not to leave.
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    "My Guy" was released in March 1964 & ofcourse...

    "My Guy" was released in March 1964 & ofcourse became a Number 1 record, shortly after Motown released the 2 sided hit 45 duet with Marvin Gaye.However, Motown kept her tied up in court & legally...
  14. Martha & the Vandellas running through the Ford...

    Martha & the Vandellas running through the Ford assembly plant is one of the best song videos ever.
  15. he had not looked in good health for many many...

    he had not looked in good health for many many years. Danny Ray was always so nice to all us fans, especially when I was 15-16 years old tryin to get backstage.
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    I think Bruce Channel did a great job on that...

    I think Bruce Channel did a great job on that song "Call On Me". I wonder how he got hooked up with Motown.
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    "Such A Sweet Thing" by Mary is one of the BEST...

    "Such A Sweet Thing" by Mary is one of the BEST and should have been a huge hit. Atco even had a full page ad in Billboard about it.
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    Thanks for posting. Looks like mostly from Where...

    Thanks for posting. Looks like mostly from Where the Action Is.Love Marts pants suit.
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    They were appearing at one of the hotels on Miami...

    They were appearing at one of the hotels on Miami Beach at the time, which ofcourse I was too young to go to.
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    yes, in 1964 on the back of a flat bed truck in a...

    yes, in 1964 on the back of a flat bed truck in a new shopping center parking lot in Hollywood, Fl. OMG I screamed my 13 yr old lungs out. Just a 4 piece band with Ronnie, Nedra, & Estelle. They had...
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    like the Crystals, the Ronettes were a GREAT LIVE...

    like the Crystals, the Ronettes were a GREAT LIVE act.
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    Phil said albums(LPs) 2 hits & 10 pieces of junk....

    Phil said albums(LPs) 2 hits & 10 pieces of junk. Remember 45's ruled in the 60's.
  23. I think she did "Walk Out The Door If You Wanna"...

    I think she did "Walk Out The Door If You Wanna" on the same day on Soul Train.
  24. wow, was that Sammy?I met them both at Yvonnes...

    wow, was that Sammy?I met them both at Yvonnes house in Calif. through Mary Wells. Yvonne was really nice.I had been a fan since her James Brown days. Thanks for posting this.Great memories.
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    Phil would not buy chart positions.Alot of those...

    Phil would not buy chart positions.Alot of those records were really bigger hits then their chart positions would have you think.The business side could be very shady.
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