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  1. Get well soon, Stevie. Here's hoping that one of...

    Get well soon, Stevie. Here's hoping that one of your kids will be a match.
  2. The Three Degrees' Philly International 45s were...

    The Three Degrees' Philly International 45s were as follows:

    1973:
    Dirty Old Man (#58 R&B chart)
    Year Of Decision (#74 R&B)
    TSOP (w/MFSB) (#1 Pop; #1 R&B)

    1974:
    Love Is The Message (w/MFSB)...
  3. John, I'm guessing that Gamble & Huff used The...

    John, I'm guessing that Gamble & Huff used The Three Degrees on MFSB's "TSOP" (instead of The Sweethearts Of Sigma) because they were grooming The Three Degrees for bigger and better things to come. ...
  4. John, of all the Soul Train themes, The Three...

    John, of all the Soul Train themes, The Three Degrees' "TSOP" version remains my favorite. I remember how exciting it was when the full-length vocal version with the Soul Train lyric was finally...
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    I sure hope you're right, Bluebrock. Thanks!

    I sure hope you're right, Bluebrock. Thanks!
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    Moving right along.... Can hardly wait for...

    Moving right along.... Can hardly wait for Diana's new album/CD! Mark Ronson as producer sounds great to me. He has what it takes to give Diana some uptown funk -- the kind that appeals to both...
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    Ooh, yeah, Tom! I hope so!

    Ooh, yeah, Tom! I hope so!
  8. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - "People Got To Be...

    Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - "People Got To Be Free"

    Brenda Holloway - "Play It Cool (Stay In School)"

    The New Supremes - "Love Train"

    The Temptations - "Run, Charlie, Run"

    The New...
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    Yeah, native! You bet!!!

    Yeah, native! You bet!!!
  10. Good list, arr&bee! To that, I would add: ...

    Good list, arr&bee! To that, I would add:

    VALERIE SIMPSON - "Genius"

    THE TEMPTS and THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH - "Law Of The Land"

    EDWIN STAR - "Stop The War Now"

    TOM CLAY - "What The World...
  11. You're so right, Tom! Another Smokey...

    You're so right, Tom! Another Smokey masterpiece! In the bridge, when it changes key, the interplay between David and The Andantes is pure Motown magic!
  12. Me, too; Tom! It's pure Smokey!

    Me, too; Tom! It's pure Smokey!
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    Hey John! (PART 2) The Sweethearts Of Sigma...

    Hey John! (PART 2)

    The Sweethearts Of Sigma were also heavily featured on The Salsoul Orchestra's "Up The Yellow Brick Road" album, and, of course, their "Christmas Jollies" album. It would have...
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    Hi John! Billy Vaughn never sings, although he...

    Hi John! Billy Vaughn never sings, although he used to sing with his group The Hilltoppers. His records are always instrumental, with maybe some occasional back-up singers. (NOTE: Avoid albums by...
  15. MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS - "I SHOULD BE...

    MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS -
    "I SHOULD BE PROUD"

    [NOTE: Berry Gordy reportedly withdrew this single out of embarrassment, although I never understood why. Martha's emotional delivery pretty...
  16. THE TEMPTATIONS - "You've Got To Earn It" To...

    THE TEMPTATIONS - "You've Got To Earn It"

    To get stones from a rock, you've got to break it
    To get bread from dough, you've got to bake it
    To get water from a faucet, you've got to turn it
    And...
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    Gotta go with High Inergy, mystery. It's the...

    Gotta go with High Inergy, mystery. It's the version I've known and loved the longest. I'm just surprised it wasn't a bigger hit than it was.
  18. Happy Birthday, Lionel! Hope your special day is...

    Happy Birthday, Lionel! Hope your special day is the best ever!
  19. You bet'cha, Tom! And, lyrically speaking, we've...

    You bet'cha, Tom! And, lyrically speaking, we've barely tapped the surface of ye old Motown vaults!
  20. They hung out at the 20 Grand and the Rooster...

    They hung out at the 20 Grand and the Rooster Tail, as did the Motown employees, to watch the Motown artists perform? Wow!
    It's no wonder you knew so many people around Motown. It's like I keep...
  21. SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES "Whole Lot Of...

    SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES

    "Whole Lot Of Skaking In My Heart (Since I Met You)"

    The guys I used to run around with
    tell me I've changed and I'm acting kinda strange
    But they don't realize...
  22. THE ISLEY BROTHERS THE SUPREMES TAMMI TERRELL ...

    THE ISLEY BROTHERS
    THE SUPREMES
    TAMMI TERRELL

    "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)"

    If you leave me a hundred times
    A hundred times I'll take you back
    I'm yours whenever you want me...
  23. BRENDA HOLLOWAY - "Just Look What You've Done" ...

    BRENDA HOLLOWAY - "Just Look What You've Done"

    Now helplessly I stand, watching love walk away
    There's nothing I can do, nothing I can say
    To you our love was just a passing thing
    But to me,...
  24. Marv, what a lucky kid you were! Your mom was...

    Marv, what a lucky kid you were! Your mom was always bringing home the latest Motown releases, and your parents hosted dance parties! How cool is that! My mother, bless her heart, joined the RCA...
  25. KIM WESTON - "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A...

    KIM WESTON - "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)"

    I said I wouldn't beg
    I said I wouldn't plead
    Here me now, Baby
    I'm begging you PLEASE!
    Take me in your arms, rock me
    Rock me a...
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