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Articles: HOF: Mike Terry - Pre Production Inductee

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That's a terrific article Dave. I have been wondering if Mike took the Giant label name with him when he worked in Chicago with  Mel Collins and Jo Armstead. The Detroit label was finished by 66, Mike split with Jack in 67 and the Chicago label started in February 1968.

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I reckon that's a distinct possibility Ady.  I especially love how Mike's 'sound' changed over this period. I'm guessing it was a sort of 'coming of age' for him when he worked with Mel and Josie.   Truly a giant in musical terms eh? Glad you like the page. Lots more in the pipeline as we develop this Hall Of Fame project.

 

Regards,

 

Dave

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It's nothing less than he deserves .. a fitting tribute to a genius

 

I wrote this when he passed ... and just reading it again brings back so many memories

 

 

Rob Moss told me that he read some of that out at his funeral which made me feel very humble ...

 

And I still get goosebumps whenever I hear him

 

Andy

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... and actually this is such a wonderful idea ... paying tribute to those dear to our hearts that have contributed so much to our lives ... and we should pay our respects to Dave et al for doing it with so much style and integrity

 

Andy 

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Great Dave. Thank you.

 

This is a shock - "Girls Are Out To Get You b/w You’ll Be Sorry". My favourite record. Time to play it and ponder.......

 

Nice to see soulfuldetroit mentioned. That was the beginning o fmuch for me......

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well done dave, a considerable article about a considerable man, a "giant" in every sense of the term. with the greatest of respect to our terminology, "northern soul"...his terminology "sax break" is unequivical in the importance of our music...exactly what drove almost everything recorded in detroit, also has driven us. mostly, we easily associate his text book with "the middle eight" as has been said but, imho, i believe the record that he dominates the most, and is forever one of the greatest uptempo motown records of all-time is "something about you" by the four tops...you could not imagine that thunderous start without his machine gun staccato -like intro.

speaking personally, my last introduction to the man's talent, was probably the last and most recent discovery that displayed his moniker...that being margaret little " love finds a way"...all of 12 years ago now..even in the new millenium his dynamism is still evident. you know we're all aware of how many number one hits the funk brothers played on, over 15 years, yet it appears that mike terry's influence and legacy is responsible, not only for the continued love of motown, but the adulation shared by millions of us for a myriad of stone classic northern soul gems that bear that charisma only he could magic out of his beloved baritone sax.

i'm sure everyone will agree, that andrew "mike" terry sits proudly in a place of true honour within this hall of fame.

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