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Was thinking the other day whilst listening to some tunes when Williams and Watson to late came on ,on listening to it for the millionth time in 40 years I actually thought what it must of been like in the studio when they recorded it and how I would have loved to have sat in while they laid the track down. What ns/Motown tune would you love to have been able to sit in on while it was recorded 👍

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2 hours ago, sheldonsoul said:

Was thinking the other day whilst listening to some tunes when Williams and Watson to late came on ,on listening to it for the millionth time in 40 years I actually thought what it must of been like in the studio when they recorded it and how I would have loved to have sat in while they laid the track down. What ns/Motown tune would you love to have been able to sit in on while it was recorded 👍

Funnily enough I actually met someone who was at the recording of "Too Late"  !!

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3 minutes ago, Lionelonthevinyl said:

Professionals....that's why I love you....to the best of my knowledge they can't remember recording it...and it's my favourite record....definitely done in one take, it has everything..and what it's all about for me...kind regards...Rob

Great choice brother. Can i come 😂

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1 hour ago, Spain pete said:

Shawn Robinson. My dear heart  _   how?  why?  when?  who with? do you know how much your appreciated ?   What happened to you ? Where are you. ? Your lovely  👌👍🎶🎶🎶

She was indeed an Italian beauty.

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1 hour ago, Mick Holdsworth said:

For me it would be being there while Dean Courtney recorded I'll Always Need You.

:thumbsup:

Those vocals, the production and that crashing beat - Proper Northern.

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Little Anthony and The Imperials - Better use your head.

There’s a really nice snappy drumming sound as the fade out begins, if I was in the studio I would have insisted that the fade out was left until just a few seconds later.

 

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My choice would to have been in the Stax studio when Booker T & the guys laid down "Green Onions" .... a throwaway B side at the time, made up  & cut quickly on the spot in a few minutes. 

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There wouldn't be any one song for me.  I would have liked to have been working at Motown during 1962-66, and have watched all facets of the songwriting and recording process was handled, seeing how all the talented people did what they did and how the whole process came together to produce such fabulous recordings.  I couldn't pick any one song or watching any one artist, musician, producer, arranger, or songwriter work.  I saw a later version of that process at Motown in L.A. during the 1970s, and Airwave and Altair Records in the 1980s.  But those weren't the same as how it was done in Detroit at Motown in the mid 1960s.  I have a big appreciation for what those people did back then, based on my feeble attempts to take up playing the guitar, piano and harmonica (failing to get very far), and also trying to write songs (both music and lyrics).  My "songs" were well-known chords and musical phrases patched together (with no Soul or life of their own).  They weren't TRULY inspired.

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On 11/19/2017 at 19:45, Lionelonthevinyl said:

Professionals....that's why I love you....to the best of my knowledge they can't remember recording it...and it's my favourite record....definitely done in one take, it has everything..and what it's all about for me...kind regards...Rob

I thought the Soul Tribe Canadian 'Groove City' re-issue was an alternate take? So must be at least 2 takes?

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There are so many....a lifetime's worth....every second there is another mind-blower...to actually be there and see/hear/experience them recording?? wow :

Isley Brothers "tell me it's just a rumour baby"

Tomangoes "I really love you"

Ray Pollard "this time"

Ray Agee "I'm losing"

Eddie Parker "love you baby"

Dee Dee Sharpe "what kind of lady"

Lily Bryant "meet me halfway"

the LPT's and all the LaBeat and Palmer recordings

the Golden World recordings

and Eddie Foster "I never knew"

and on and on and on.... !

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For me it would have to be the Tan Geers version of This Empty Place, absolutely haunting and would love to have been there when that was recorded. There are a few records I’d like to have been there to have pulled the plug on as well though like Mickey Moonshine 😜

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46 minutes ago, Ahoy Sailor said:

For me it would have to be the Tan Geers version of This Empty Place, absolutely haunting and would love to have been there when that was recorded. There are a few records I’d like to have been there to have pulled the plug on as well though like Mickey Moonshine 😜

I recall buying that Mickey Moonshine in the early 1970's as a newish release,it was recommended to be by a Mecca regular,and I found my copy at Cheapo's market stall in London,for a derisatory price.Other than that,I never heard it played out nor even heard anyone mentioning or knowing or having it.My copy was the only one I ever saw.Not saying it was rare -just a little obscure and quite that northern sounding feel with gr8 lyrics.Yes maybe to have been there at the recording not bad.

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12 hours ago, Ahoy Sailor said:

For me it would have to be the Tan Geers version of This Empty Place, absolutely haunting and would love to have been there when that was recorded. There are a few records I’d like to have been there to have pulled the plug on as well though like Mickey Moonshine 😜

Incredible :hatsoff2:atb baz .first time hearin it :ohmy: ta

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For me it would have to be stax studios.  hard to pick a single recording, maybe otis doing tenderness, but or just hearing cropper and the boys laying down time is tigh or bootleg. Ruthus doing itch and scratch possibly, and it would have to be stax though. 

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1 hour ago, SOULGLOW said:

I would go back in time to stop artists from being murdered ( Marvin , d banks . Sam cooke . & so on

Does that include, by the record labels and the bootlegger's.

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8 hours ago, SOULGLOW said:

I would go back in time to stop artists from being murdered ( Marvin , d banks . Sam cooke . & so on

Well said - also Lester Tipton and John Bowie

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Lots of the George Kerr wonders, High Keys, Alice Clark, Linda Jones (Just Can't live My Life). Big orchestra, strings, percussion, brass section (as opposed to 'horn' section !) and that harp. The man himself on backing vocals.

Also, Gene Chandler's 'There Was A Time'. I feel out of breath every time I hear it. If you listen carefully at the very end you hear the great man go 'ooh' , he obviously knew what he had just recorded.

Tim.

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16 hours ago, Tim Richmond said:

Lots of the George Kerr wonders, High Keys, Alice Clark, Linda Jones (Just Can't live My Life). Big orchestra, strings, percussion, brass section (as opposed to 'horn' section !) and that harp. The man himself on backing vocals.

Also, Gene Chandler's 'There Was A Time'. I feel out of breath every time I hear it. If you listen carefully at the very end you hear the great man go 'ooh' , he obviously knew what he had just recorded.

Tim.

jclml- linda jones is a really good call, esp that note she holds in the breakdown, just about my favourite passage in a NS track

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