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  1. #101
    Well where do I begin. Just played disc 2 for a second time. Have so many new favs.

    Heart Full of Soul
    Let's Stay Together
    Mr Soul Brother
    A Little Bit of Heaven (On A Little Patch Of Earth)**
    How Can I Go On
    Inside
    You'll Never Cherish A Love So True ('Til You Lose It)
    I'm Just A Woman (Not Strong) **
    You're The Loser Now **
    You Keep Telling Me Lies
    I'll Make It Up To You
    You're My Morning Light
    People Make The World Go Round

    ** Might just be may fav fav's

    Can't wait for you all to hear it. Have been grinning like the Cheshire cat for days.

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by thommg View Post
    It would have been horrible, Gary, if you had received yours today! The packaging is indeed fantastic. A quality release! Blinky has risen from the vaults with a vengeance! Woo Hoo!
    You mean horrible had I NOT received my copy! Yes, Thom, I would have been heartbroken. I just finished reading Joe Marchese's excellent liner notes. There's a ton of text in that 40-page mini-book -- all interesting, too. Again, the photos in this set are very impressive. It all leaves you wishing you had met and gotten to know Blinky during her years at Motown. After a late night dinner, I'll be spinning CD1 under the headphones with an ice-cold beer in hand. Maybe even Disc 2, too!
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 11-26-2019 at 12:13 AM.

  3. #103
    My copy is here. Thanks to all the people involved putting this masterpiece together. My came with an autographed copy of just the package without the CDs plus my regular copy with the CDs and booklet.

  4. #104
    Gary, yes! I just edited my original post to add the NOT! I must've been extremely excited when I posted that!
    Last edited by thommg; 11-27-2019 at 12:04 PM.

  5. #105
    Amazon US says the release date isn't until December 13! What is going on with Amazon and why bother to place a pre-order when they are so slow about satisfying the orders? I'm going to see what this costs at Real Gone. $27 on Amazon isn't a bargain, anyway.

    I ended up canceling my Amazon order. It was a few dollars cheaper on Real Gone's web site, but a few of their new Christmas albums were also cheaper than on Amazon so I saved a few dollars by buying directly there. Can't wait to hear Blinky's set!

    Don't forget to post your reviews on Amazon, guys!
    Last edited by kenneth; 11-26-2019 at 05:37 PM.

  6. #106
    I got an email this morning from Deep Discount. I searched for the CD. It showed the $31.99 price to now be $28.76 and the release date is indicated to be 12/13/19.

    What confuses me to no end is the distribution cycle of newly released CDs. When they are manufactured in the UK, how are they distributed in the US? I could never figure this out.

  7. #107
    I just received the set today. Actually, I received two things. One full package containing the CD's and liner notes, and a second empty package, but with Blinky's signature on it. So I moved the discs and liner notes to the autographed package I haven't had the pleasure of listening to it yet, but I definitely will tomorrow!

  8. #108
    An excellent package and the autograph makes it special. A big thanks to Real Gone Music and John for his persistence.Thank you.

  9. #109
    Any more reviews of this collection? I'm still waiting on mine to arrive. What are the standout songs?

  10. #110
    Well where do I begin. Have played disc 2 for a third time. Have so many new favs.

    Heart Full of Soul
    Let's Stay Together
    Mr Soul Brother
    A Little Bit of Heaven (On A Little Patch Of Earth)**
    How Can I Go On
    Inside
    You'll Never Cherish A Love So True ('Til You Lose It)
    I'm Just A Woman (Not Strong) **
    You're The Loser Now **
    You Keep Telling Me Lies
    I'll Make It Up To You
    You're My Morning Light
    People Make The World Go Round

    ** Might just be may fav fav's

    Can't wait for you all to hear it. Have been grinning like the Cheshire cat for days.

  11. #111
    The best song is IT'S GONNA BE ALWAYS first released in 2010 on CELLARFUL OF MOTOWN VOLUME 4. Anything else is fighting for second place.

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    Blinky has arrived at the Grapes...!! Freed at Last...!!!

    Looks and sounds wonderful ...well worth the wait...!

    Grape

  13. #113
    Having finally had a chance to listen to the collection, I have to say I'm so utterly happy Blinky has finally achieved her moment in the sun. It's an amazing collection of brilliant songs, and it feels almost criminal that she never really got a chance back in the day. And yet again, I get bowled over that quality stuff like this has been sitting in vaults gathering dust for over 5 decades!

    Congrats, Blinky, it's an amazing collection, and thanks to everyone who made this amazing set possible. Pat yourselves on the back, that's the least you deserve!

    And I'll reiterate others. Thank god Blinky is free at last!

  14. What were Motown thinking not giving this lady the promotion she deserved - such a talent

  15. #115
    I first heard of Blinky Williams in 1968 upon the release of ‘I Wouldn’t Change The Man He Is’ which was her initial Motown single. During her five year tenure less than a handful of singles were issued and three albums were scheduled but cancelled. Her duet album with Edwin Starr ‘Just We Two’ was excellent but failed to make an impact. She can be heard on the soundtrack to the movie ‘The Lady Sings The Blues’. Upon leaving Motown Blinky stopped singing secular music in favour of sacred, in other words she went back to her roots.

    Jump forward to 1998 and the release of ‘Motown Sings Motown Treasures’ which included Blinky’s previously unreleased version of ‘The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game’. This set the ball rolling, albeit ever so slowly, and during the next 20 years several more tracks escaped from the vaults leading to the successful ‘Free Blinky From The Vaults’ campaign started by ardent fan whose cries were echoed by many others. In autumn 2019 word came that a Blinky project was nearing completion and on 6th December the gates finally opened with the release of the double CD ‘Heart Full of Soul’.

    So with the background set what have we got and was it worth the 50 year wait. Well of course it was worth the wait as it’s the best Motown album ever! There are 46 tracks of which over half were previously unreleased. When you hear the quality of the music you will understand when I say that the much delayed release of Blinky’s recordings is the crime of the century. Motown should be ashamed at how Blinky was treated. However, she is finally free and has got the recognition she deserves including from none other than Berry Gordy so all is forgiven.

    Blinky’s vocal range is like none of her Motown contemporaries. With a background of singing gospel with the Church of God in Christ Singers (COGICS) she can sound raw, bluesy, melodic, tender, joyous but always soulful. It’s really impossible to pick out favourite tracks so I’ll name only a few like ‘What More Can I Do’ with Roy Gaines, ‘This Time Last Summer’, ‘A Little Bit Of Heaven (On A Little Patch Of Earth), ‘I’m Just A Woman (Not Strong)’, ‘You’re The Loser Now’ & ‘I’ll Make It Up To You’. Oh and I must not forget to mention her version of ‘For Once In My Life’ which blows all others out of the water.

    Blinky worked with some of Motown’s greatest writers and producers. Gil Askey, Ashford & Simpson, Frank Wilson, Don Hunter & Clay McMurray the latter also helped to put this package together but sadly died before it was released. The CD has a colourful 40 page booklet packed with information and great photographs.

    Blinky herself has been fully active in promoting ‘Heart Full Of Soul’ by appearing in LA and autographing CD’s. Hopefully she will come to the UK in 2020 to perform an ‘out of the vaults’ concert.

    For me and many others this has been a dream come true. Making this possible I’d like to thank Andy Skurow, Joe Marchese, Gordon Anderson, Kevin Reeves, the Free Blinky From The Vaults campaign and of course Blinky herself for the wonderful music.

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