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    Motown/Northern Soul/Philly/R&B/Disco/Jazz/Funk is my thing

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  1. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Hitsville The Making Of Motown - The much heralded documentary "Hitsville The Making Of Motown" will be available from the 9th October on Blu Ray & DVD. View full article
  2. The much heralded documentary "Hitsville The Making Of Motown" will be available from the 9th October on Blu Ray & DVD. Added by site Directed by Gabe and Ben Turner, Hitsville: The Making of Motown focuses on the period beginning with the birth of the company in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The story of Motown is told through interviews with the label's visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as rare performances and behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown s vaults and Gordy's personal archives.The doc is the first documentary about the iconic label with Gordy's participation.
  3. The Story of Motown Songwriting Team Holland Dozier Holland. Available in Hardback 10th October 2019 Brian Holland, Edward Holland, and Lamont Dozier, known as Holland-Dozier-Holland or H-D-H, were the greatest songwriting team in American pop music history. Seventy of the songs they wrote reached the Billboard Top 40, with 15 of these reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. No other songwriting team or individual has come close to equaling, let alone surpassing, this record. They've been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. As tunesmiths for the legendary Motown Record Corporation, and for their own corporations, Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, they wrote and produced hits for Diana Ross and the Supremes, including Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love, Where Did Our Love Go, You Keep Me Hangin' On, You Can't Hurry Love, I Hear a Symphony, Come See About Me, Back in My Arms Again and Reflections. Now the legendary composers are ready to reveal the inspirations and stories behind their chart-topping hits, providing millions of fans with the first complete history of their songwriting process, and detail the real-life experiences that led them to write each of their most famous tunes. They will also reveal their creative and intimate relationships with Motown's biggest stars. added by site Product details Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Omnibus Press (10 Oct. 2019) Language: English DAVE THOMPSON is the author of over 150 books, including co-written memoirs with New York Doll Sylvain Sylvain, Motown legends Brian and Eddie Holland (forthcoming), Hawkwind s Nik Turner, the Yardbirds Jim McCarty, Fairport Convention s Judy Dyble and more. A columnist for Goldmine magazine, his work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Mojo, Record Collector and many other major publications. He has contributed to music documentaries produced by VH-1, A&E, the BBC and others. Born in the UK, Thompson is now a resident of Delaware, USA.
  4. News/Article/Feature Highlight: The Story of Motown Songwriting Team Holland Dozier Holland. Available in Hardback 10th October 2019 View full article
  5. Great to see this clip! Here in the UK we were robbed of seeing so many US performers as a consequence of those Musician Union rules that restricted the number of performances on radio/TV in the UK by American artists. There was an agreed quota. Artists were also required to record a fresh backing track or perform with the live TOTPs band and the Ladybirds, the BBC's go to backing vocal group, in order to ensure UK musicians were kept in employment. Often bands or performers were in Europe or the UK but hamstrung by these rules and unable to perform on TOTPs that's why you would sometimes see the presented speak with them for a few seconds live in the studio between the performances by the acts booked to appear. There was a similar restriction on the number of videos that could be show in any one episode of TOTPs. It was all "Keep Music Live" The Musician's Union Motto. Luckily we now have YouTube and finally 40 odd years later we can finally see these great artists in their heyday!
  6. Amazon UK are advertising the new Blinky Williams complete Motown recordings Anthology "Heart Full of Soul". Scheduled for release 1st November 2019. 2 disc set comprising 46 tracks that includes her never before released solo album. Really excited, a long overdue compilation of Blinky's work added by site from Amazon USA Track Listings Disc: 1 1. I Wouldn't Change the Man He Is 2. Rescue Me 3. How You Gonna Keep It 4. This Man of Mine 5. It's Gonna Be Always 6. How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone 7. Shine On Me 8. For Once in My Life 9. I'll Always Love You 10. Is There a Place (In His Heart for Me) 11. This Time Last Summer 12. Your Love Is Worth Waiting For 13. God Bless the Child 14. The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game 15. Can I Get A Witness 16. T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do (Lady Sings The Blues Version) 17. Money (That's What I Want) (Single Version) 18. For Your Precious Love (Single Version) 19. T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do (Single Version) 20. What More Can I Do 21. You Get A Tangle In Your Lifeline 22. I Can't Turn You Loose 23. I Wouldn't Change the Man He Is 24. God Bless the Child (Previously unreleased) Disc: 2 1. Heart Full of Soul 2. Don't Leave Your Baby 3. I'd Feel a Lot Better 4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 5. Let's Stay Together 6. Mr. Soul Brother 7. Thank You God 8. It's Been a Long Time Happenin' 9. I've Gotta Get You Back 10. The Fool on the Hill 11. A Little Bit of Heaven (On A Little Patch Of Earth) 12. How Can I Go On 13. Inside 14. You'll Never Cherish a Love So True ('Til You Lose It) 15. I'm Just a Woman (Not Strong) 16. You're the Loser Now 17. You Keep Telling Me Lies 18. One Half Of Love 19. I'll Make It Up To You 20. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 21. You're My Morning Light 22. People Make the World Go Round Amazon Blurb The story of Sondra "Blinky" Williams has long been shrouded in mystery. The soulful singer came to Motown Records in 1967 following stints at Vee-Jay and Atlantic, bringing her passionate and powerful deep soul sound to Hitsville, USA. Despite recording dozens of tracks between 1968 and 1973, only a small handful saw release: a mere four 45s plus an album of duets with Edwin Starr, two live cuts, and a couple of one-off recordings, including a key moment on the best-selling soundtrack of Lady Sings the Blues. Over the years, Blinky tracks would emerge on compilation releases, prompting fans worldwide to clamor for more and even launch a "Free Blinky from the Vaults" campaign. Now, Blinky is free at last and her full story can be told. Heart Full of Soul The Motown Anthology is the ultimate collection dedicated to Motown's great lost superstar. Over two CDs and almost 50 songs, Blinky's Motown journey is chronicled with songs written and produced for her by the label's greatest talents including Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Clay McMurray, Frank Wilson, Hal Davis, Gil Askey, Deke Richards, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson, Don Hunter, and Stevie Wonder. The first disc presents her 1970 album Sunny and Warm in complete form for the very first time along with all of her released singles plus rarities and live tracks. The second disc premieres over 20 never-before-heard recordings, both in original Motown stereo mixes and brand-new mixes by Kevin Reeves, that showcase the depth and breadth of Blinky's remarkable voice. Released with the full cooperation of the artist, Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology has been produced and annotated by the team of Joe Marchese and Andrew Skurow (Bobby Darin's Go Ahead and Back Up: The Lost Motown Masters, The Supremes' The Ultimate Merry Christmas), and mastered by Kevin Reeves (The Supremes' Expanded Editions) from the original tapes. The deluxe booklet (housed inside a 6-panel digipak) features rare photographs and extensive liner notes drawing on a new interview with Blinky. Gospel, jazz, R&B, and the classic Motown Sound all come together with the distinctive voice of Motown's greatest "lost" artist, Blinky. Heart Full of Soul has to be heard to be believed.
  7. News/Article/Feature Highlight: "Heart Full Of Soul" 2 discs 46 track collection View full article

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