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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 373
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 152.132.8.197
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 4:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heres a thought for you SDF :

The Dells and Dramatics album was one of my all time favorites and after listening to some of the tunes last evening, In my mind thoughts were born, (ahem)I beg to think how many different groups could meld their voices and personalities as well as these groups did back in the day. My favorite song is the combination tune "Love Is Missing From Our Lives". Giving it further thought was how difficult it must be to get studio time, writers & session people to pull it off in order to produce a quality product. Several have tried but probably none have been as sucessful as these two groups. Yes we've had the Temptations & Supremes and The Tops and Tempts co-starring on each othjers vehicles, but if you had your wish (fantasy), what two groups would you combine to make some sweet soul music ? Of course I need'nt say why because I'm sure some of you will address that very issue. While you do I'm gonna go back and play some more Dells and Dramatics......Detroit meets Chicago ! Dam fine album.........guess we'll have to rate Ballroom over Stepping next.....LOL
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SisDetroit (sis)
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Post Number: 671
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 4:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kdubya - I have a fever and slight cold right now, but I'll put my Dells and Drams cd in the player and pay attention to your favorite song.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Post Number: 2585
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 5:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As far as The Dells & Dramatics are concerned, Love Is Missing From Our Lives was great!

I have to say that the collaboration between The Moments & The Whatnauts on their classic "Girls" was one hell of an underrated song. Talk about Sweet Soul!!! That song was it & I wonder how other collaborations would have sounded.
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SisDetroit (sis)
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Post Number: 672
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 6:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If Levi was still singing, I would have loved to hear the Four Tops and the Dells together.
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Iris Smith (hellostranger)
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 9-2004
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Dells and Dramatics is also one of my favorites. Since the O'Jays and Whispers are always touring with each other, I'd like to hear them sing "let me make love to you" with some scatting from the twins. course Eddie's scat stlye is IMO "AWESOME" Then again, I'm not sure if you can call it scat. is anyone here familar with "Who Am I"

Iris
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Manny (manny)
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Post Number: 463
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.52.195
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 4:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Submarine to all,
Hey Kdubya,

After I find "Drama V" in 1976, I becomes a Dramatic-fanatic. The next album I buyed was "The Dells Vs. The Dramatics". I likes ALL in this great album, from the illustration by Jack Davis to the music, voices, production, mellow feel... specially in "Tune Up" and "Don't Made Me Promises". I think "Tune Up" perhaps is inspired (in the intro) in "Expressaway To Your heart" by Soul Survivors.

Hi, Iris,
The vocal intro in "Who Am I" is very doowoop, like a train. I knows O'Jays and Moments recorded one album together on Stang (or Turbo, ?) but ignore if includes some track chanting at 6 voices like in the case of Dramatics and Dells (10 voices at the same time!).

Peace & Soul Food!
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GEETEE(HPK) (geeteehpk)
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Username: geeteehpk

Post Number: 36
Registered: 9-2004
Posted From: 65.42.142.190
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 5:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Now I'm going to have to dig thru my vinyl collection and give that album a good listen. It's been a while since I've listen to that album. I only remember "Love Is Missing From Our Lives". It would be great to see them on the same tour lineup,in the future.
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Arcadia (arcadia)
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Username: arcadia

Post Number: 113
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.237.47.8
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 10:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Feel better Sis Detroit!

OK, how about the O'Jays AND The Temptations (David, Eddie, Paul, Melvin and Otis). I can just "hear" Eddie Kendrick singing 'Love Train' and David jamming on 'Livin for the Weekend'.

On the other hand, I can "hear" Eddie Levert singing 'My Girl' and a few other Temptations love songs.



Arcadia
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SisDetroit (sis)
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Post Number: 678
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.43.206.95
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 2:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Arcadia - Thank you. I am much better now.
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 375
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 139.67.220.25
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 1:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks everyone for your input, I would like to hear The Manhattans & After Seven. Then maybe a dash of The Chilites & Lost Generation. Just a thought to add a lil spice........

Kdubya
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Manny (manny)
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Post Number: 470
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.51.125
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 2:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi!
And what about Mighty Clouds Of Joy & The O'Jays singing together "A Prayer"?

Peace
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 377
Registered: 5-2004
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Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 7:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good choice Manny, now how about Ray Goodman & Brown and The Stylistics.......whew !!!more on this subject later.....how about some female groups, c'mon ladies of SDF lets represent....
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Iris Smith (hellostranger)
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 9-2004
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Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 7:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Emotions, and The Jones Girls, would love to hear them blend those voices together1

Iris
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Heikki (heikki)
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Post Number: 128
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 81.17.193.223
Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 8:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Manny!

The Mighty Clouds Of Joy and the O'Jays singing Prayer together would be a gospel & soul heaven.

A few years ago here in Finland they organized a contest of the best pop/rock song ever, and the winner was Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin!

If the O'Jays' Stairway had had such a rotation on radio that Led Zeppelin had (see, it was a personal favourite by some disc jockeys), things could have been be vice verse. Or perhaps not, for some reason heavy rock is quite popular over here.

Best regards
Heikki
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Manny (manny)
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Post Number: 472
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.51.251
Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Submarine to all, friends!

Hey, Heikki,

I can imagine the echo in the high vault of a church: the high notes of Joe Ligon combining lead with Eddie Levert and the harmonies by the others...!
Stairway To Heaven got also his gospel feel specially at the last part. I always have think Led Zepelin is a true blue-eyed blues player, more than other with most cult sattus (as John Mayall). I never heard before about this Stairway To Heaven version. Anyway i can imagine the enphasis put in the energic "Step-by-step" verses as the most gospel-rock apropiate.

Best regards, Peace & Soul Food
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SisDetroit (sis)
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Post Number: 685
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 2:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Manny - You are killing me. I would be in heaven if Joe Ligon and Eddie Lavert were to sing that song. They would have the whole building dancing, and I would be leading the way.
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Manny (manny)
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Username: manny

Post Number: 473
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.52.70
Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 6:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, SisDetroit!

You are killing me also with your enthusiastic comments. Heikki, you and me can starting a popular requeriment for a live MCOJ & O'Jays concert and record.

About womans, i'm not a fan of girl-groups i likes most female soloists. Anyway I think First Choice with Honey Cone can be explosive.

Peace & Soul Food
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Kdubya (paladin)
5-Doyen
Username: paladin

Post Number: 387
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 152.132.8.197
Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 9:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hmmmm, how about the Pointer Sisters and EnVogue ?
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Mark Speck (mark_speck)
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Username: mark_speck

Post Number: 230
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 63.188.137.93
Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 9:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would like to hear the classic lineup of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and the Dells together, only to hear Teddy and Marvin Junior sing together.

Marvin was the obvious inspiration for Teddy's style, no question there.

Best,

Mark

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