|By Lowell (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, October 02, 2001 - 05:34 pm:|
Welcome to The Soulful Detroit Forum. We look forward to your participation in this forum. It is very easy to do so. Click How to Participate link [at left] if you are unfamiliar with posting on this forum.
If you want to format your posts or add pictures click Get Fancy for instructions. Don't be afraid to try things. If you mess up, we will straighten it out. If you need help, please click Contact to send your inquiries.
For example, here is a picture of the Fox Theater where many Detroit Soul Greats performed.
|By Lowell (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, October 02, 2001 - 05:35 pm:|
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|By E-Z (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Thursday, October 04, 2001 - 05:11 pm:|
This is great! I didn't realize this was a whole website! I thought I was on a tour!
Congrats David and Lowell on a well designed and informative site. It's amazing how little Detroiters know about the Mowtown sound, myself included. A lot of us take Motown and its history for granted, and very few even equate Motown with Detroit anymore. I hope this site will serve as a tool to bring everyone to their senses.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Thursday, October 04, 2001 - 08:10 pm:|
|By jojazz1213 (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, October 08, 2001 - 03:36 pm:|
A great site..
Those were good years..
Motown studio guitarist....
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, October 08, 2001 - 05:52 pm:|
hi to you from everybody in the u.k.. i hope you realise that joe messina is a big name on our scene.
i'm so glad to hear you have enjoyed our tour. problem for lowell and myself is the story is less than 1% complete
please return for regular updates.
and thanks for all the great music!!
|By Russ Terrana (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 09:57 pm:|
Hey Joe, when I was with the Sunliners, you were my mentor!! And working with you when I went to Motown was always a thrill! Hope your doing good!
|By Ralph Terrana (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 04:18 pm:|
Joe,I'll second what my brother just said.
You were a great influence on the entire band. Do you remember playing with us at he Metroplole in Windsor?You were tutoring the owner's daughter who desperately wanted to be singer. The only problem was she had very little voice and no meter.We had a ball working with you Joe. This is always one of my more profound memories of the past.
|By Erik (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 10:09 am:|
First Mike Theodore & now the Rare Earth guys? I'm in distinguished company here... just wanna say 'Hi' to everyone here! I host a radio show Monday nights in Toronto, if any Motown (or other) allumni are ever in town & want to say hi or something... /Erik
|By david, glasgow, scotland (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 10:38 am:|
nice to hear from you erik.
please keep in touch.
|By test (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 06:02 am:|
|By Lowell (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 04:52 am:|
|By Rick Richards (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 04:42 am:|
Wow, what a fantastic sight. Congratulations to Lowell and David. Leave it to you Brits to teach us Yanks how to appreciate our own music. I have lived in Detroit all of my life and am passionate about all forms of music made in the Motor City. I happened to be watching a local TV special on the Reflections on WDET the other night, and lead singer Tony Micale mentioned your web site on the air. I did some free-lance writing in the mid- 90's for DISCoveries Magazine. In addition to a piece on Motown Year By Year, I also wrote articles on Fortune Records, United Sound, Barbara Lewis, Dennis Coffey, Josh White, Jr., Dick Wagner and Cub Koda. A new marriage and family have kept me from continuing at present, but I hope to start again in the near future. The definitive book on music made in Michigan has yet to be written. Again - kudos to David and Lowell for a fantastic web site. -Rick Richards
|By david, glasgow, scotland (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 12:14 pm:|
Welcome to the forum.
Glad you have enjoyed the tour so far.
Much more to come.
Thanks again to Tony Micale for plugs on TV.
|By acooolcat (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 01:30 pm:|
I really enjoyed your article about United Sound that also featured The Original Historical Music Society of Detroit. Welcome to the forum.
|By Davie Gordon (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 01:35 pm:|
I remember all of those Discoveries articles
- good to have you on board.
|By TD (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 14, 2002 - 04:26 pm:|
I would like to Second that Emotion. I now understand why people can get hooked on the internet.
I look forward to being a regular.
|By Ralph (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 14, 2002 - 05:53 pm:|
We hope you will become a regular.
|By keith hughes (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 12:26 am:|
O ... ooops .... I missed this thread, I guess this is where you sign in ... I should have done this 3 weeks ago ...
Hello everybody, I'm Keith Hughes from Oxfordshire England, I bought my first Motown record in the summer of '63 ... like every 15-year old British kid I wanted to be like the Beatles in every way possible for a middle-class person from London ... the record I bought was "R&B Chartmakers Volume 1", a Stateside EP, and I bought it because it said "Tamla Motown" on the sleeve notes, and I'd read that the Beatles liked Tamla-Motown (I thought it was some kind of dance) ... I dropped the stylus onto track 1 ("Heat Wave") and within 4 bars my life had changed forever ... I was kinda disappointed when the voices came in, because I wasn't too used to coloured people singing, and I couldn't understand the words, but it didn't matter .. THAT SOUND ... still feel the same way today, the first 4 bars of HeatWave do it every time ...
I've learned a lot from this forum, and have even occasionally felt able to contribute an answer to a question ... but I still have more questions than answers, so I'll be here for a while ...
Can't verbalise how I feel to be on a forum to which Chico Leverett contributes ... Chico, if you look at this ... aw shucks, no, I'm not even ready to say hello yet ...
Respect to everyone here who made Motown what it is, and who continues to keep it what it should be.
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 01:06 am:|
Welcome to the forum. Everyone here pretty much feels as you do regarding Motown and R&B in general. Glad to have you among us.
|By r (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 - 02:22 pm:|
I am a 45 year old who grew up in South Central Los Angeles in the 60's and 70's. My exposure to music included going to all of the concerts at the Fabulous Forum, the Colosseum, the Greek, Hollywood Bowl, etc. I remember seeing the (unknown at the time)Commodores opening for the Jackson 5, Stevie, JB, Sly showing up 2 hours late, the Funk Festival, Wattstax, etc. I just want to say that this website is so great...where else can you talk about all of that music with people who can remember it? Good job!!!!
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 - 02:39 pm:|
welcome to the forum.
|By diamond8 (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 27, 2002 - 03:10 am:|
I am so thrilled to find this site..I'm a transplanted Detroiter now living in NY, but my heart will always be at "home" and filled with the music & the memories of all the great times we had during the fifties, sixties & seventies. I went to school with and/or partied with SO many of the great musicians and other performing artists that it blows my mind when I think about it now. I'm working on my Ph.D & writing my autobiography, so when I can't remember details, I'll be sure to check in here. Thanx for a great place to visit!!
|By m (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 29, 2002 - 02:28 am:|
just testing image