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  1. It seems Yvonne spent a lot of time at Motown...

    It seems Yvonne spent a lot of time at Motown just waiting for something to happen. There's that one recording she did with Chuck Jackson, so it seems Motown was toying with the idea of launching...
  2. Comments from those who were there, like you,...

    Comments from those who were there, like you, Bob, have been a huge eye- opener for me in terms of growing up about how the record industry worked and why Motown succeeded unbelievably well compared...
  3. You know, I've heard that whole thing for decades...

    You know, I've heard that whole thing for decades about the reason "so-and-so" became a super star. I never fully bought it even as a teenager because it made no sense. Growing older and seeing all...
  4. "another label"= Motorcity Records I would guess.

    "another label"= Motorcity Records I would guess.
  5. I can't believe the Blinky video only has 800 and...

    I can't believe the Blinky video only has 800 and change views. I would have thought a lot more people would have watched that one. Nice production too with the still photos and film of Blinky being...
  6. What an incredible find! Thanks for posting it. I...

    What an incredible find! Thanks for posting it. I like that revolving dance floor!
  7. I was surprised to find a show from '65 called...

    I was surprised to find a show from '65 called "Night Train" and one from '66 called "The Beat." Though they didn't necessarily feature audience members dancing, they were definitely %100 soul...
  8. Thanks for the reminder! I'm now setting my dvr.

    Thanks for the reminder! I'm now setting my dvr.
  9. Woodward, this is really nice. The comments of...

    Woodward, this is really nice. The comments of Carolyn Crawford were a nice surprise. Thanks for sharing this with us.
  10. Thank you. As you can tell, I've been loving this...

    Thank you. As you can tell, I've been loving this woman's recordings and style forever.
  11. Thank you, Kenneth. And you really know me well,...

    Thank you, Kenneth. And you really know me well, cuz Wanda definitely is my favorite at Motown rivaled only by Gladys.
  12. Exactly. And Chris Clark would have had a much...

    Exactly. And Chris Clark would have had a much more robust career. Not throwing shade but if we're going off the argument that a personal involvement with a studio head equals chart success, what...
  13. Wanda is really one of Motown's greatest...

    Wanda is really one of Motown's greatest uncelebrated singers. Actually, when Berry signed the Marvelettes, I feel he unknowingly latched onto two singers who were diamonds in the rough. Gladys and...
  14. I don't think Mary's leaving had an impact at all...

    I don't think Mary's leaving had an impact at all on the Marvelettes for better or worse. You do make a good argument though. However, Smokey had a thing where he wrote songs with a particular singer...
  15. I like what I just read. Some very rational...

    I like what I just read. Some very rational points were made.
  16. It's your objectivity I appreciate. As I've grown...

    It's your objectivity I appreciate. As I've grown older and taken note of other record companies operations and the many tales of powerful men who tried to buy a hit record for one inamorata or...
  17. Wow. Others may fight you on this, come up with...

    Wow. Others may fight you on this, come up with tons of "well Motown should have done thid and thats" but I'm gonna say you just provided some MAJOR perspective. And you did it, not based on...
  18. "Fancy Meeting You Here" points the way Kim could...

    "Fancy Meeting You Here" points the way Kim could have developed at Motown. It's really an adult song though; it's wit and sophistication would have been lost on Top 40 Radio. I class it with the...
  19. I always felt it was really saying something that...

    I always felt it was really saying something that HDH recorded Marvin on this song as well. His recording it almost confers a sort of "stature" to a song done by a teenage girl group. I guess what...
  20. It is the same backing track for both artists.

    It is the same backing track for both artists.
  21. At first I wondered how did they know about an...

    At first I wondered how did they know about an unreleased Motown / Marvelettes song but now I can hear this was, I'm assuming, based on the Gladys Knight & The Pips version. Norman REALLY believed...
  22. Right. I knew it wasn't Mary when I heard these...

    Right. I knew it wasn't Mary when I heard these but it did strike me that it was an unusual decision to use a vocalist with such a unique sound. The norm, especially at that time, was to use...
  23. That's interesting. Actually, there seemed to be...

    That's interesting. Actually, there seemed to be a period where established artists were doing commercial jingles and it was seen as just that- another revenue source. The show "Entertainment...
  24. Yeppers! I remember jokingly asking someone when...

    Yeppers! I remember jokingly asking someone when did Mary Wilson branch out into doing jingle work?
  25. Yes, it was Mary Wilson's voice I was thinking of...

    Yes, it was Mary Wilson's voice I was thinking of whenever I hear these. The voice is so calming and soothing.
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