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Good article here.....It's an old one, but very good....NEED MUH-HUH-UH-NY!

Barrett Strong sang the original 1960 hit version of "Money (That's What I Want)," which not only laid the cornerstone for Berry Gordy's future Motown Records empire, but has since been covered by everybody from the Beatles to the Flying Lizards.

Strong wrote the pounding piano riff that propels this most Solomonic song of songs -- played it on the session, too. When asked why he's not credited as Gordy's co-writer, he dismisses his contribution as "It's just a spinoff from 'What'd I Say,' that Ray Charles thing."


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