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  1. Danny Aiello, 'Do the Right Thing' star, dies at 86

    Danny Aiello, known for his roles in the 1989 comedy-drama "Do the Right Thing" and 1987 rom-com "Moonstruck," had died after a brief illness, his publicist confirmed. He was 86 years old.

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    Yes; H-D-H's work with Shorty Long on "Function...

    Yes; H-D-H's work with Shorty Long on "Function At The Junction", "Call On Me" & "Night 'Fo Last" comes to mind as some of their most Funky productions.
  3. One more missed opportunity with The Marvelettes...

    One more missed opportunity with The Marvelettes is their final single, "A Breath Taking Guy". Released in January 1972, just over a year after the Return Of The Marvelettes LP, this was a really...
  4. Watching it now; thanks for the news Sansradio.

    Watching it now; thanks for the news Sansradio.
  5. Marvin Gaye had four albums in 1964-Together...

    Marvin Gaye had four albums in 1964-Together (with Mary Wells), When I'm Alone I Cry, Hello Broadway & Greatest Hits. I do agree that Motown had put most of it's resources behind The Supremes, The...
  6. One thing about that: neither In Full Bloom or...

    One thing about that: neither In Full Bloom or The Return Of The Marvelettes had any big hits to spur album sales (and Return even duplicated 2 songs from In Full Bloom). And 1963's Marvelous...
  7. Yes: Wanda & Bobby Rogers did have a baby during...

    Yes: Wanda & Bobby Rogers did have a baby during that time. They had a son (Robert Rogers III) and a daughter Bobbae together and divorced in 1975 after twelve years of marriage.
  8. I think a 'missed opportunity' with The...

    I think a 'missed opportunity' with The Marvelettes is the lack of an album by the group between 1963 & 1966. Motown could've put together a great LP by them featuring "Too Many Fish In The Sea",...
  9. And from the looks of it, that's just what...

    And from the looks of it, that's just what happened with The Marvelettes. As Wanda's personal problems were getting out of hand, tensions were running high between her & Katherine. With Motown...
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    Happy Birthday to Dionne Warwick & Connie...

    Happy Birthday to Dionne Warwick & Connie Francis. Another star celebrating a Birthday today (her 61th) is Sheila Escovedo (aka Sheila E.).
  11. I made a mistake; the copy of Phil Spector's...

    I made a mistake; the copy of Phil Spector's Christmas Album that I have came out in 1981 on Pavillion Records (not Palladium). Sorry 'bout that P/MG.
  12. Thanks P/MG for all the various photos of Phil...

    Thanks P/MG for all the various photos of Phil Spector's Christmas Album (and the related singles & EPs). This really brought back memories since my Sister had a copy of the LP (in 1964) and it was...
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    You're right PNH; Stevie Wonder has always been...

    You're right PNH; Stevie Wonder has always been political and he has a long list of songs that address the ills of society. He's also spoken his mind in interviews (such as the one from a few years...
  14. "Knock On My Door" should've been released. It's...

    "Knock On My Door" should've been released. It's a fantastic song with a brilliant performance from The Marvelettes (along with The Andantes) and a musical bridge from the "girl group" sound of...
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    Brenda Holloway's "When I'm Gone" is another...

    Brenda Holloway's "When I'm Gone" is another Motown Classic all the way.
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    As a side note, Stevie has (at least) two songs...

    As a side note, Stevie has (at least) two songs from the '70s that still speak volumes today; "He Misstra Know-It-All" (from Innervisions) & "You Haven't Done Nothing" (from Fulfillingness' First...
  17. Yes: both "I'll Keep Holding On" & "Danger...

    Yes: both "I'll Keep Holding On" & "Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead" were mid-charting hits (with "Holding" at R&B#11/Pop#34 & "Danger" at R&B#11/Pop#61 according to Billboard).
  18. I wouldn't hear The Marvelettes' "I'll Keep...

    I wouldn't hear The Marvelettes' "I'll Keep Holding On" until I picked up their Marvelettes Anthology LP but I do remember hearing "Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead" when it first came out in '65 and...
  19. While "I Promise To Wait My Love" has great...

    While "I Promise To Wait My Love" has great performances by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas & The Funk Bros., I feel the same way that other posters on this thread feel; "Forget Me Not" should've been...
  20. Until they book Darlene Love to sing "Christmas...

    Until they book Darlene Love to sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", I'm not watching any of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting specials on NBC. Looking forward to seeing Darlene on...
  21. Gaye's Family Accuses Pharrell Williams of Perjury During 'Blurred Lines' Trial

    Marvin Gaye's family has accused Pharrell Williams of perjuring himself in court during the 2015 copyright trial for "Blurred Lines."

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  22. And here's a whole album that I thought was "meh"...

    And here's a whole album that I thought was "meh" the first time I heard it (but grew to love after getting the 'deluxe edition'); The Supremes-Supremes A Go-Go.
  23. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" & "1999"-Prince "Never...

    "I Wanna Be Your Lover" & "1999"-Prince
    "Never Too Much"-Luther Vandross
    "Jump To It"-Aretha Franklin
    "The Message"-Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
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    Wow! Sorry to hear about Chico's arrest (but he...

    Wow! Sorry to hear about Chico's arrest (but he asked for it by carrying around meth). Thanks for sharing Marv2.
  25. One that comes to mind is Kim Weston's "Love Me...

    One that comes to mind is Kim Weston's "Love Me All The Way".
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