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  1. #51
    Sorry left one off:

    Until You Come Back To Me ( That's What I Gonna Do) (Stevie/Aretha) - Martha and Vandellas

  2. #52


    The Temptations or the Four Tops would have KILLED this!

  3. #53
    Just a couple of more:

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack) - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

    Many Rivers To Cross (Jimmy Cliff) - The Temptations * Paul Lead

    Misty Blue (Wilma Burgess/Joe Simon) - The Supremes * Mary Lead

    You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Dusty) - The Marvelettes * Gladys Lead or Blinky

  4. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan79 View Post
    Great selections. I could hear Marvin doing all of those. His voice was perfect for the stuff Sam Cooke had done. I love the Supremes Sam Cooke album, but I wonder if Marvin would have been an even better choice for Motown's tribute.
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    I'll never understand why they chose the Supremes to do the Sam Cooke album over the Temptations or Marvin Gaye. I'm not saying women can't do Sam justice (Aretha knocked A Change Is Gonna Come out of the park), but Diana Ross didn't have that raw soulful edge to pull it off. And It's highly unlikely they'd let Flo lead the whole album.

    IMHO, The Tempts would of done a much better job had they'd done the album. With Ruffin and Paul trading leads, they might of outdone the originals.

  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by jboy88 View Post
    I'll never understand why they chose the Supremes to do the Sam Cooke album over the Temptations or Marvin Gaye. I'm not saying women can't do Sam justice (Aretha knocked A Change Is Gonna Come out of the park), but Diana Ross didn't have that raw soulful edge to pull it off. And It's highly unlikely they'd let Flo lead the whole album.

    IMHO, The Tempts would of done a much better job had they'd done the album. With Ruffin and Paul trading leads, they might of outdone the originals.
    Not to say that Gordy and company didn't care about Sam's passing- I know that's not true- but the tribute album was all about cash money. Sam's death was big news and the Supremes- at this point- were the biggest thing to ever happen to Motown, and I assume the writing was on the wall that foreseeable future, the Supremes would continue to be the biggest thing at the company. I bet Motown banked on the Supremes' name linking with Sam's to sale a ton of these albums. I don't think Motown saw any other artist at the label raking in Supremes bucks from a Sam Cooke Tribute.

    Vocally, I just think Marvin's voice was tailor made for the stuff Sam was doing. And because of that he would have been my first choice- artistically speaking- to handle Motown's tribute to Sam. But the Supremes had a similar quality. Sam was soulful, for sure, but he was probably as much pop as soul. I view the Supremes the same way. Their voices seem a natural fit for Sam's music.

    The Tempts, the Tops, even Smokey and the Miracles could have all done an excellent album's worth of interpretations of Sam's music. My main critiques of the Supremes' album is that a) Mary didn't get a lead, (b) the album doesn't appear to be the work of the Funk Brothers, leaving the musical tracks to lack that warm Motown sound, and (c) that ghastly album cover. I don't know whose idea that was.

  6. #56
    A Motown V.A. Sam Cooke tribute album would have been great.

  7. #57
    Here's a couple more The Originals doing - Can't Get By Without You / Real Thing and The Temptations doing Reasons / Earth Wind and Fire

  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by McMotown View Post
    Here's a couple more The Originals doing - Can't Get By Without You / Real Thing and The Temptations doing Reasons / Earth Wind and Fire
    Yes, McMotown! I can hear Hank Dixon tearing that track up!!

  9. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_raven View Post
    A Motown V.A. Sam Cooke tribute album would have been great.
    That's an idea I can get behind.

  10. #60
    The temps doing the chuck jackson classic[i wake up crying]with paul on lead...it would still be selling!!

  11. #61
    A few more ideas

    Jimmy Ruffin
    1. Love of The Common People
    2. Now is The Time For Love
    3. The Chokin’ Kind
    4. Time Is Passing By

    The Jackson 5
    1. Your Love is Worth Waiting For
    2. It’s a Lonesome Road
    3. For Once In My Life (circa 74, post pubescent MJ leading)
    4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Edwin Starr
    1. I Can’t Let You Go
    2. You Turn Me Around
    3. I Can’t Quit Your Love
    4. You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth
    5. Don’t Let Him Take Your Love From Me

    Jr. Walker & the All-Stars
    1. Your Heartaches I Can Surely Heal
    2. Soul Serenade
    3. Night Fo Last
    4. We’ve Got More Soul

    Fantastic Four
    1. One More Hurt
    2. Blackmail
    3. It’s A Desperate Situation
    4. You Make Me Do Things I Don’t Wanna Do

  12. #62
    Nice ideas jboy!!! Just thought of one... The Fantastic Four covering David Ruffin's "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)"

  13. #63
    Figured I’d bump this one up rather than start a new one. Give some members who might have missed it the first go ‘round to chime in.

  14. #64
    Ask The Lonely - (Four Tops) - Brenda Holloway
    California Soul (M. Gaye/T. Terrell) - Brenda Holloway
    Just A Little Love (Before My Life is Gone) (Four Tops/M. Gaye) - Brenda Holloway
    Bah, Bah, Bah - (The Supremes) Brenda Holloway
    Going Out of My Head (Little Anthony & Imperials) - Brenda Holloway
    Hurt So Bad (Little Anthony & Imperials) - Brenda Holloway
    Hey There Lonely Boy - Brenda Holloway

    Dancing Slow - (M&TV) - The Temptations Paul lead
    There She Is At My Door - (M&TV) - The Temptations Paul lead
    Pride & Joy - (M. Gaye) - The Temptations Paul lead
    Ooo Baby Baby (Miracles) - The Temptations Eddie on lead
    The Tracks of My Tears (Miracles) - The Temptations Eddie on lead

    I Still Love You - (Elgins/C. Clark) - The Supremes - M. Wilson lead
    Last edited by SatansBlues; 09-02-2020 at 08:55 PM.

  15. #65
    Up The Latter To The Roof - Diana Ross
    Stoned Love - Diana Ross

    The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage - (Miracles) - Brenda Holloway

  16. #66
    I always thought The Supremes with Jean Terrell on lead would sound great on Superstition.

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