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  1. 19556 I think you are oversimplifying the actual...

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    I think you are oversimplifying the actual situation, and that Soul Records was the only Motown non-specific genre label that had one type of sound on it [[grittier Soul Music, but it also had...
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    19554 Very surprising! I've never seen, nor...

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    Very surprising! I've never seen, nor heard of RayBer Production Co. being incorporated, nor continuing any functions after Berry incorporated Motown Record Corp. It must have still had...
  3. Thread: Happy holidays

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    19527 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to...

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, and Happy other holidays to those who celebrate them, and we hope you had a happy one if yours has already passed [[like Chanukah, and...
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    19517 I hated when Mary Wells left, but was glad...

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    I hated when Mary Wells left, but was glad that the next several songs that would have gone to her went to Brenda Holloway. Had Kim remained with Motown a few years longer, I wonder which...
  5. 19514 Maybe that's because it was a California...

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    Maybe that's because it was a California group, and not distributed heavily in The East, but, and maybe not much in The Midwest. I never heard it nor saw it in Chicago, L.A., or The Bay Area....
  6. 19512 An amazing video! It's incredible that...

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    An amazing video! It's incredible that Anthony could still have such a strong, full, mellow voice, and such control at such an advanced age, when a lot of singers become only a shadow of...
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    19511 Is this a relatively new Hall of Fame? ...

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    Is this a relatively new Hall of Fame? There are so many people in that list one would think should have been voted in already in earlier years [[Berry Gordy, Gladys Knight, The Jackson Five,...
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    19510 Amazing that a non-Superstar, whose name...

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    Amazing that a non-Superstar, whose name isn't well-known to every American, Like Aretha Franklin or Stevie Wonder, albeit great Soul singer, gets a big city street named after her. A...
  9. 19509 I liked their recordings as The Turnpikes,...

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    I liked their recordings as The Turnpikes, and Chubby and The Turnpikes, best. But, I also liked the 2 early '70s hits I heard by them, too, when their wasn't much out that I liked. They...
  10. Here's their NS Hit: ...

    Here's their NS Hit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEwG5dVORg4
  11. 19506 Thanks. Yes, I've already seen my...

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    Thanks. Yes, I've already seen my question answered on Soul-Source Forum. I must have first gotten the idea that The Checkerboard Squares were from Detroit, because of the rumour that...
  12. The Checkerboard Squares - Were they from Detroit, Calif., or Philly?-Seek contact

    A friend of mine is seeking information to do a biography/history of that 1960s instrumental group, which I always remember as having been rumoured to be from Detroit [[although their big 1965 hit,...
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    19503 I don't like the song "Eleanor Rigby" very...

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    I don't like the song "Eleanor Rigby" very much, especially by The Beatles. But, I think that Ray Charles' version was the one I liked best , by far. I don't like most of The Beatles' songs...
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    19501 "Somewhere" by The Dynamics should read as...

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    "Somewhere" by The Dynamics should read as by The Dramatics. It was a misprint on the Wingate Records label.

    "Daddy Please" by The Velvelettes should be listed as "Mama Please" [[the...
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    19499 That's because they originally planned to...

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    That's because they originally planned to release their version as a 45 single, and The Gladys Knight version was only slated as an LP cut. I'm not sure what they had planned for The...
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    19498 Here's The Jobete Motown song sung by a...

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    Here's The Jobete Motown song sung by a non-Motown artist:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF6M5RumeJ0
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    - 19494 We all knew him as BOB Babbitt ,as his...

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    We all knew him as BOB Babbitt ,as his birth name was Robert not William. I've never heard of anyone calling him "Bill". Also, I thought his family name was spelled "Kreiner" with an "E",...
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    - 19491 Yes, I had a great birthday. We had a...

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    Yes, I had a great birthday. We had a small party [[with all vaccinated still locked down-working-at-home people at my sister's house in the L.A. Area), and went on to celebrate the US...
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    - Sh-Boom by the REAL group, - The Chords...

    Sh-Boom by the REAL group, - The Chords [[Chordcats & Sh-Booms)
  20. Thread: Remember when?

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    19467 My father's mother had a big, wide-mouthed...

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    My father's mother had a big, wide-mouthed washtub, a washboard, a wringer, and, although she and my Grandfather had indoor plumbing, they didn't have a garbage disposal. They didn't have...
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    - 19466 Ha! Ha! Ha! Gary's post not only returns...

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    Ha! Ha! Ha! Gary's post not only returns to connect with the last on-topic post, but also, at the same time, refers to my off-topic post, just previous to it!!! A VERY clever feat!!!...
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    - 19465 Amazing that this thread has reached 3,000...

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    Amazing that this thread has reached 3,000 pages!
    I don't think I've even looked at it since its first 30 pages or so. But that humongous EXACT number caught my eye. I suppose it's a...
  23. Thread: The Lollipops

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    19418 "Love Is The Only Answer" was released on...

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    "Love Is The Only Answer" was released on RCA, by The Lollipops group from New York/New Jersey Area. It was a Jobete Music Co. - written song, whose demo acetate was sung by a New York group...
  24. Thread: The Lollipops

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    19413 When I was going through The Motown Vaults...

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    When I was going through The Motown Vaults during The 1970s, we found about 6 cuts by Harry Balk's Lollipops, and 2 of those were released on their Gordy single. There have been many...
  25. Thread: Remember when?

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    19406 I haven't seen that in The Netherlands. ...

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    I haven't seen that in The Netherlands. Most bank branches I've seen don't have driv-up lanes. Most bank transactions are done online. We can't even get cash in the bank. So, they wouldn't...
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