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I'm looking for suggestions for records that have a specific 60s female detroit sound ... records that sound "airy" or "spacey". specifically records that sound like these:

monique - never let me go - maurci

debonairs - how's your new love treating you - golden world

debutantes - strong foundation - standout

gambrells - find a love - pioneer

embraceables - here i go - sidra

they don't specifically have to be from detroit (and I'm not sure if monique is from detroit or not, obviously the label is chicago), but i'm just looking for that specific sound. thanks in advance.

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Not sure if it's what your after but my immediate thought was Paula Durante's offerings on GJM

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Barbara Mercer - Call On Me/So Real (Sidra)

Lonette - Mind Intruder (Dearborn)

Sea Shells - Quiet Home (Villige)

Loads more ...

Cheers

Richard

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I'm looking for suggestions for records that have a specific 60s female detroit sound ... records that sound "airy" or "spacey". specifically records that sound like these:

monique - never let me go - maurci

debonairs - how's your new love treating you - golden world

debutantes - strong foundation - standout

gambrells - find a love - pioneer

embraceables - here i go - sidra

they don't specifically have to be from detroit (and I'm not sure if monique is from detroit or not, obviously the label is chicago), but i'm just looking for that specific sound. thanks in advance.

Sandy Hollis - Tables will turn (Big Wheel)

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Tobi Lark - Challenge My Love (Topper)

Toby Lark on USD - title escapes me at the mo

Cheers

Richard

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Tobi Lark - Challenge My Love (Topper)

Toby Lark on USD - title escapes me at the mo

Cheers

Richard

"Lots of Heart"

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"Fool Don't Laugh" Rose St. John Veep

"Could It Be" Mikki Farrow Karate

"I'm Comin' Home" September Jones Kapp

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Not sure if it's what your after but my immediate thought was Paula Durante's offerings on GJM

Hi Steve

This is a Buffalo, N.Y. recording and release

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priscilla page - i'm pretending (topper)

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Really like that Debutantes record on Standout, although it divides opinion. Think I ended up selling it to someone on here but not until more than one person had returned it as 'unusable'.

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Really like that Debutantes record on Standout, although it divides opinion. Think I ended up selling it to someone on here but not until more than one person had returned it as 'unusable'.

:lol:

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Sweet Geraldine - would that fit ?

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I really like that kind of sound and this thread, come on folks get some more suggestions up there!

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Lillian Dupree - Hide And Seek (and the other side)

Diane Lewis - Without Your Love

Debbie Taylor - Never Gonna Let Him Know

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Three Degrees - Contact

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most of these suggestions are awesome, thanks so much. if I get enough I will do a mix and post it. I actually would include the other side of the three degrees, "no no not again"

re: debutantes, every blue label styrene copy I've had has played with distortion, still looking for a pink label vinyl copy. the psychedelic sound makes sense on that one given that they were a white girl rock group.

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Girly mid tempo, just what I collect Boba,

Will send you a few suggestions by pm next few days

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theresa lindsey - its love

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Girly mid tempo, just what I collect Boba,

Will send you a few suggestions by pm next few days

awesome. I have ~10 tracks so far, if I get 15 I'll make a mix and post it.

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most of these suggestions are awesome, thanks so much. if I get enough I will do a mix and post it. I actually would include the other side of the three degrees, "no no not again"

re: debutantes, every blue label styrene copy I've had has played with distortion, still looking for a pink label vinyl copy. the psychedelic sound makes sense on that one given that they were a white girl rock group.

The white DJ copies on styrene play fine. Reportedly a subsidiary of Golden World via the Myto Music credit too.

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Ultimates on capito

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Margaret Mandolph's "I Wanna Make You Happy Tonight" on Planetary has that eerie, echoey sound. I think it can be attributed to arrangers trying to copy the Wall Of Sound but with small combos and very few tape tracks: hence the use of lots of reverb on the rhythm sections, strings and vocals.

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OK here are the tracks I have so far, I thought of some more and used some of the suggestions. Everyone suggested awesome tracks, the ones I didn't use were either the wrong tempo or don't have exactly the production sound I'm looking for. If I get some more I will make a mix and post it. I don't own the september jones but can rip it from youtube and I couldn't find audio of the tobi lark on USD to hear it, I don't own that record either. Thanks again.

monique - never let me go - maurci

debonairs - how's your new love treating you - golden world

debutantes - strong foundation - standout

gambrells - find a love - pioneer

embraceables - here i go - sidra

sea shells - quiet home

three degrees - no no not again

rose st john - fool don't laugh

september jones - i'm coming home

theresa lindsey - wonderful one

ultimates - just because you've gone and left me

romey rand - say you're mine

maybes that are close but i probably won't use:

tiares - let's be lovers

tobi lark - challenge my love (same backing as monique so i don't want to use it)

miki farrow - could it be

margaret mandolph - i wanna make you happy

juanita williams - baby boy (too fast)

deletts - what's the use

sandy hollis - tables will turn

barbara mercer - doin things together with you

barbara mercer - so real

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Margaret Mandolph was arranged by David Gates. Thus the "Wall of Sound" tracks.

I'd be surprised if Monique was from Detroit (despite the Detroit tracks used on her cuts). ALL the other Maurci artists were from Chicago, as were Simtec Simmons and Gene Chandler. Only McKinley Jackson(among their staff) was from Detroit, and I would guess that he brought the Detroit tracks with him (despite their having belonged to Dave Hamilton).

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Gloria Walker 'Deep inside of you' in columbia 45 is a detroit recording and I think fits your bill, but i'm not sure when it was recorded? they added a more disco-ey beat to the 'deep inside you' 12" e.p. but the 45 is the pre-disco version. Just put it on and thought of this thread. Immense 45.

cheers Sutty

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Gloria Walker 'Deep inside of you' in columbia 45 is a detroit recording and I think fits your bill, but i'm not sure when it was recorded? they added a more disco-ey beat to the 'deep inside you' 12" e.p. but the 45 is the pre-disco version. Just put it on and thought of this thread. Immense 45.

cheers Sutty

someone else also suggested gloria walker to me, many of her tracks are definitely spacey detroit soul. I think I'm trying to stick to the mid-60s sound in this though. Love that gloria walker ep though.

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tamiko spellbound

bouquets on mala i love him so not detroit but a cracker tune

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someone else also suggested gloria walker to me, many of her tracks are definitely spacey detroit soul. I think I'm trying to stick to the mid-60s sound in this though. Love that gloria walker ep though.

Thought it might be a little too late although it has the sound - when was it recorded do you know? I know the 12" e.p. that came afterwards was 70's, but they were old recordings with additional instrumentation added on, so the 7" is different and i'd suspect maybe 69/70???

cheers Sutty

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Babies - Hand Of Fate

Halos - Just Keep On Loving Me

Crampton Sisters on DCP title eludes me

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Gloria Walker 'Deep inside of you' in columbia 45 is a detroit recording and I think fits your bill, but i'm not sure when it was recorded? they added a more disco-ey beat to the 'deep inside you' 12" e.p. but the 45 is the pre-disco version. Just put it on and thought of this thread. Immense 45.

cheers Sutty

Gloria Taylor!

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Gloria Taylor!

indeed, don't know why I put Walker seeing as her name on the 45 label I was looking at when i posted lol

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Gloria Taylor!

I'm an idiot.

Either way, great records, but the sound I'm looking for is 60s and the taylor records are definitely 70s sounding. I have about 15 records now, will work on a mix in the next few days. hopefully someone can add something else before then though. thanks everyone.

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Bob, I hope you realise the trouble this is gonna cause with yet another genre to add to the Northern Soul Family........Spacey Detroit night coming your way soon!!

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Cookie Scott's "Misled" on Orr? Not Detroit but definitely has that spacey feeling and dramatic, thin string sound. Also Carol Jones "Don't Destroy Me" on Mutt.

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Bob, I hope you realise the trouble this is gonna cause with yet another genre to add to the Northern Soul Family........Spacey Detroit night coming your way soon!!

yes, everyone will only be playing the same 15 records on repeat.

cookie scott is a pretty good one. carol jones is too heavy for the mix but i'm using the sophisticates on mutt

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Dena Barnes - Who Am I (Inferno) ultimate spacey or not? :g:

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Dena Barnes - Who Am I (Inferno) ultimate spacey or not? :g:

that is a good one. i never heard it before, listening now on youtube. if the background vocals were present for more than a few seconds it would be "spacier" as they add to the sound a lot.

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Cynthia & Imaginations - 'Love Is Real' (Blue Rock) Detroit Magic City recording - versions with and without spoken intro

Or 'The Love You Forgot' - slower and 'spacier'

Cheers

Richard

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THEOLA KILGORE / ITS GONNA BE ALRIGHT / MERCURY

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THEOLA KILGORE / ITS GONNA BE ALRIGHT / MERCURY

nice, i never heard this version before, thanks for the suggestion. the maxine brown is a little spacier though.

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you might like the other side aswell I CANT STAND IT.

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Terri Bryant - Geni (Verve) a Groovesville recording

Cheers

Richard

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Terri Bryant - Geni (Verve) a Groovesville recording

Cheers

Richard

I'd call it rather a "Solid Hitbound" recording, as BOTH Lebaron Taylor and Don Davis produced it and furnished the recording effort, rather than just Davis (Groovesville).

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Hi Bob,

Give Gloria Taylor - Don't Want To Be A Girl That Cries / Total Disaster (Mercury) a spin, both sides fit the sound you're looking for, as you'd expect with Dale Warren on the arrangement :thumbsup:

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Ultimates on capito

What a tune Steve - lovin this one!

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margaret glover-this will never do-mag

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Ultimates on capito

What a tune Steve - lovin this one!

Cookie Scott's "Misled" on Orr? Not Detroit but definitely has that spacey feeling and dramatic, thin string sound. Also Carol Jones "Don't Destroy Me" on Mutt.

This superb - is the b side of I dont care ?

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I'd call it rather a "Solid Hitbound" recording, as BOTH Lebaron Taylor and Don Davis produced it and furnished the recording effort, rather than just Davis (Groovesville).

Bloomin eck thats good...

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What a tune Steve - lovin this one!

This superb - is the b side of I dont care ?

Yup. The b-side of "I Don't Care" but also an a-side in its own right backed with a superb moody instrumental credited to Prince Shell and Orchestra.

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Just sorting tunes for the Brothers Of Soul night in a couple of weeks time and reacquainted myself with Ortheia Barnes on Coral.... the flipside "Joey" would fit in to your Spacey Detroit set perfectly too.... :thumbsup:

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