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    Nice Gladys Knight story...

    Some nice press for Gladys, another of our beloved artists that doesn't get enough coverage these days.
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    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/urba...233631532.html

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    So was Everybody Needs Love the very first song GK&TP actually recorded for Motown? And didn't the Isley Brothers also have hits before and after Motown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SatansBlues View Post
    So was Everybody Needs Love the very first song GK&TP actually recorded for Motown? And didn't the Isley Brothers also have hits before and after Motown?
    I think GK&TP recorded many songs at Motown before EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE, but it was their first US hit for the label. Plus it was never a hit for the Tempts, only an album track.

    And yes, the Isleys had hits before and after Motown. The Spinners could claim that as well.
    Last edited by reese; 01-19-2022 at 04:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    I think GP&TP recorded many songs at Motown before EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE, but it was their first US hit for the label. Plus it was never a hit for the Tempts, only an album track.

    And yes, the Isleys had hits before and after Motown. The Spinners could claim that as well.
    GK&TPs were actually the fifth act at Motown to record Everybody Needs Love. Mary Wells recorded the first version, followed by Jimmy Ruffin, then the Temptations and the Velvelettes recorded their version just weeks before GK&TPs did theirs. And it seems that GK didn't realize that all the acts recorded "hand me down" songs. It was not unusual for acts to record songs that other artists either had hits with or were album tracks. Not sure why she feels that it was only done to her group.

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