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    Favorite Song Introductions

    If this topic has already been discussed, I apologize. What are some of your favorite song introductions?

    A few of mine are:
    Still Water [[Love) - there's something about the way Levi says "walk with me"

    Papa Was a Rolling Stone - such a masterpiece

    Reflections- gotta love that beep, beep, beep and the explosion going from one speaker to the other

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    "I Want You Back" for the win. That piano glissando leading into the funk gives me chills every time.

    Honorable mention: "I'm Coming Out," with Tony Thompson's wickedly unpredictable drumming, Nile's tight guitar licks, those spicy horns, and Queen Diana putting in much work.

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    Friendship Train, Love is Like an Itchin in My Heart, The Day You Take One [[You Have to Take the Other), Just Look What You've Done, any number of Martha's songs, the list goes on!!!

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    Initial thoughts:

    What Does It Take - Junior Walker and The All Stars
    A Bird In The Hand - The Velvelletes
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
    Behind A Painted Smile - Isley Brothers [[all that serentiy then wham!)
    The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey and The Miracles [[UK single version)
    You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes

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    A few of my favorite intros from Motown classics:

    1. "Where Did Our Love Go"-The Supremes
    2. "Uptight"-Stevie Wonder
    3. "Reach Out I'll Be There"-Four Tops
    4. "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"-The Temptations
    5. "Smiling Faces Sometimes"-The Undisputed Truth
    7. "Knock On My Door"-The Marvelettes
    8. "Dancing In The Street"-Martha & The Vandellas
    9. "I'm A Road Runner"-Jr. Walker & The All Stars
    10. "It's A Desperate Situation"-Marvin Gaye

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    "Forget Me Not" Martha Reeves & Vandellas
    "My Whole World Ended" David Ruffin
    "The Rovin' Kind" David Ruffin
    "I Wanna Be Where You Are" Jose Feliciano
    "The Only Time You Love Me" The Originals
    "Looking Through The Windows" Jackson 5
    "A Little More Love" Kim Weston
    "Put Yourself In My Place" The Elgins
    "Just Walk In My Shoes" Gladys Knight & The Pips
    "||The Night" Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

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    Motown had the best song intros in the business. Singling out just a few is easier said than done.

    MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS - "Nowhere To Run"
    MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS - "I Tried"
    THE SUPREMES - "I Hear A Symphony"
    THE TEMPTATIONS - "My Girl"
    MARY WELLS - "My Guy"
    FOUR TOPS - "I Can't Help Myself"
    JIMMY RUFFIN - "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted"
    THE SUPREMES - "Love Child"
    THE MIRACLES - "Going To A Go-Go"
    THE MARVELETTES - "Don't Mess With Bill"

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    IN AND OUT OF LOVE - The Supremes

    BERNADETTE - The Four Tops

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    Nothing But Heartaches - Diana Ross & The Supremes

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    Nowhere To Run
    [[You're A) Wonderful One
    Come See About Me
    Back In My Arms Again
    It's The Same Old Song
    Something About You
    This Old Heart Of Mine
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine [[both Gladys and Marvin)
    I Want You Back
    Someday We'll Be Together
    Nathan Jones
    Upside Down

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    Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops; Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Ask The Lonely - The Four Tops
    Reach Out [Ill Be There] - The Four Tops
    Come See About Me - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Ask Any Girl - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Who Could Ever Doubt My Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Stranger In Paradise [[mono version) - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    You Keep Me Hanging On - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted [[as released) - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Will This Be The Day - Diana Ross & The Supremes

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    No doubt :



    Hal Davis was very smart to strengthen the PIR original intro instead of trying to reinvent it from scratch.





    delicious

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    Plunky piano on The Temptations' "It's Growing"
    String lead in on Temptations' "Since I Lost My Baby"
    Robert White's guitar lead in to Temptations' "My Girl"
    String and chorus lead into "What Becomes of The Brokenhearted" by Jimmy Ruffin
    String and chorus lead into Ruffin's "On The Avenue"/"In The Neighborhood"
    Drum roll [[Bennie Benjamin?) on The Spinners' "I'll Always Love You"
    Plunky Piano, guitar, strings and Doo Wop Group leading into Emanuel Lasky's "Lucky To Be Loved By You"
    Piano, Bass, Strings lead into "Just A Little Misunderstanding" by the Contours
    Drums, piano, bass, and strings intro into The Isley Brothers' "This Old Heart Of Mine"
    Strings, Guitar, drums in intro of The Spinners' "Truly Yours"
    Drums, guitar, and Doo Wop Group lead into The Equadors' "Someone To Call My Own"

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    1. [[Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    2. Mickey's Monkey - The Miracles
    3. Going To A Go-Go - The Miracles
    4. Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    5. It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops
    6. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
    7. In My Lonely Room - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    8. I've Got A Feeling - Four Tops
    9. Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye
    10. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart - The Supremes
    11. Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero
    12. I Hear A Symphony - The Supremes
    13. Tracks Of My Tears - The Miracles
    14. Too Strong To Be Strung Along - The Mavelettes
    15. Too Many Fish In The - The Marvelettes
    16. Something About You - Four Tops
    17. Uptight [[Evrything Is Alright) - Little Stevie Wonder
    18. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
    19. Girl Why You Wanna Make Me Blue - Temptations
    20. Get Ready - Temptations

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    ...my all-time fave Motown intro is this one...



    Grape

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    Marvin Gaye - NightLife

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