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  1. Certainly no David Ruffin or Dennis Edwards but...

    Certainly no David Ruffin or Dennis Edwards but much better than I thought it would be

    Side note: how do you get the opportunity to sing with the temptations and decide to sing under the...
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    Looks like it’s just you and me on this We’re...

    Looks like it’s just you and me on this

    We’re like Denzel at the end of glory
  3. Just Say from the Diana & Marvin album is weak too

    Just Say from the Diana & Marvin album is weak too
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    Was there more to Rockwell than I think? Which...

    Was there more to Rockwell than I think?

    Which is he was Berry Gordy’s son who had one hit song that was only a hit because Thriller era Michael Jackson was on it
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    Is Chubby Checker worthy of an unsung? I just...

    Is Chubby Checker worthy of an unsung?

    I just know him for the twist

    But I think he was a huge deal at the time and was a massive influence on that era
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    I agree that Divided Soul is the one that rules...

    I agree that Divided Soul is the one that rules them all

    I also enjoyed What’s Going On by Ben Edmunds

    Other than the beginning and end of the book it’s all about What’s Going On

    I really...
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    I do remember reading about Diana after a loss...

    I do remember reading about Diana after a loss before

    I’d forgotten and now that you mention it I do remember a picture of him with the Jacksons in the ending montage of When We Were Kings...
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    Muhammad Ali & Motown

    Was there any kind of relationship between Ali and Motown?

    They were all young and conquering the world and capturing the minds and hearts of young black America in the mid 60s but in all the Ali...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwylSVilvq8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwylSVilvq8
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPvn9zPwMMI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPvn9zPwMMI
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06vo5m-NECo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06vo5m-NECo
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    Favorite Reimagined Motown Covers?

    There are a million and one covers of motown songs

    I find that most of them are pretty faithful to originals

    Some are not and some of those are incredible

    Which reimagined, different, unique...
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    Marvin Gaye play - Pride & Joy

    This show is town for the next couple weeks

    Has anyone seen it?

    if so is it worth going?


    From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told…Pride &...
  14. Oh I agree For me the only labels that really...

    Oh I agree

    For me the only labels that really qualify for having “The (blank) Story” in the public’s consciousness is Motown, Stax and PIR

    The Motown Story, the Stax Story the Philadelphia...
  15. A big part of the Lionel Ritchie Question is what...

    A big part of the Lionel Ritchie Question is what do you think of when you think Motown?

    I think of a bunch of young 20 somethings in the Detroit house that changed the world

    That is 90% of...
  16. I agree that Motown was king above all but I do...

    I agree that Motown was king above all but I do think that Stax was a junior version of Motown

    A bunch of young artists making great music in an unusual location (neighborhood house and converted...
  17. I agree Once I get past the early to mid 80s I...

    I agree

    Once I get past the early to mid 80s I don’t really think of anyone as a “Motown” artist
  18. Is the other one a secret?

    Is the other one a secret?
  19. Not at first. Motown comes up almost like an...

    Not at first. Motown comes up almost like an afterthought when I think of Lionel

    He’s not the only one either

    Isley Brothers
    Rick James
    Debarge

    Motown isn’t first to mind with any of...
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    Not an unsung episode but I just read that Robert...

    Not an unsung episode but I just read that Robert Townsend finished a documentary on the Five Heartbeats

    Can’t wait to see it
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    Nice dream By all accounts Tammi’s death sent...

    Nice dream

    By all accounts Tammi’s death sent him into a tailspin

    Would he have even done What’s Going On if Tammi had recovered?
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    And that was because the father was still in the...

    And that was because the father was still in the house with the gun

    Who know what would have happened if the EMTs had gotten to him right away
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    3rd best producer at Motown?

    When discussing Motown’s best producers first, foremost and undeniably is HDH

    Second seems to be Norman Whitfield (and no offense to Norman who has a ton of stone cold classics to his name but...
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    Could Marvin have been saved?

    Marvin Gaye was a massively complicated man who seemed to have a special talent for complicating his life in many ways

    Suppose the angels had intervened and he wasn’t killed on April 1st 1984
    ...
  25. Other than the story of DJs not wanting to play...

    Other than the story of DJs not wanting to play too many songs from the same label what was the point of having so many labels

    Genre ones I get: divinity for gospel, rare earth for rock, I think...
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