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Jimmy Mack (luke)
6-Zenith
Username: luke

Post Number: 704
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 64.12.116.138
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fave Male Grp-Temptations
Fave Female Grp-Supremes
Fave female solo-Gladys
Fave Male-Marvin
Fave single-Nowhere To Run-Vandellas
Most underrated-Brenda
Least Fave Big Hit--Do U Love Me-Contour
Fave missed being top 40 hit-Heaven Must Have Sent U-Elgins(Runner up- Bird in Hand-Velvelettes)
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Robb_K (robb_k)
6-Zenith
Username: robb_k

Post Number: 636
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 66.81.28.187
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fav. Male group-1.Temptations 2. Spinners 3. Miracles

Fav. Female group-1. Andantes 2.Velvelettes 3.

Fav. Mixed Group-1. Majestics/Monitors 2. Downbeats/Elgins 3. Gladys knight & Pips

Fav. Duets-1. Smokey & Mary, 2. Marvin & Kim, 3. Marvin & Tammi

Fav. male solo-1. Marv Johnson, 2. Lamont Dozier, 3. Little Stevie Wonder

Fav. Female solo-1. Carolyn Crawford, 2. Mary Wells, 3. Kim Weston, 4. Brenda Holloway

Fav. single- too many perfect cuts to pick one, or even 25! Today's favourite: "I'll Come Running"-Carolyn Crawford

Most underrated: Mickey McCullers

Least fav. big hit: anything after 1972! "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)"-and I was an ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST!!!

Fav. missed being reaching 40: Too many (hundreds here. Unreleased: 1. "Love Woke Me Up This Morning"- Brenda Holloway, 2. "I Should Have Known Better"-Marveletttes, 3. "A Tear From A Woman's Eye"-Temptations
Released: 1. "I'll Come Running"-Carolyn Crawford, 2. "Someone To Call My Own"-Equadors, 3. "My Beloved"(w/Strings)-Satintones

Fav. producers: 1. Stevenson/Hunter, 2.Bateman/ Holland/Gorman, 3. Fuqua/Bristol 4. Smokey

Fav. Funk bro.-Joe Hunter

Favourite worker-Robert Gordy (hope no one else there is slighted here!)
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Kdubya (paladin)
5-Doyen
Username: paladin

Post Number: 404
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 152.132.8.197
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 1:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1. Temptations (no surprise there)
2. Smokey Robinson/Miracles (without those two groups my teenage years would have been pure hell)
3. Marvin Gaye
4. Martha & Vandellas
5. Four Tops
6. Supremes
6a. Originals
7. Jr Walker All Stars
8. Stevie Wonder

Most Underated Group : Bobby Taylor & Vancouvers
Most Underated #2 : Dynamic Superiors

favorite Recordings:

Girls Alright with Me
Since I lost My Baby
Hey Love
Cleos back
Come See About Me
Baby I'm for real
Aint That Peculiar
Malinda
Born To Love You
Love I saw In You Was Just a Mirage
Come Round Here
Dream Come True
The Man Who Don't Believe In Love***
There You Go
Tracks of My Tears
Please return Your Love 2 Me
Paradise
Take This Heart Of Mine
Shake & Fingerpop
Blowin In The Wind
Sad Souvenirs
Baby I need Your Loving
Its Growing
This is My beloved
My Baby Changes Like The Weather
Save me
Swept For You baby
My Guy
I'm Wondering
Dont Know why I love You
Jimmy Mack
My baby Loves Me
Heatwave
The Hunter Gets Captured by the game........

Now there are so many more but these songs provide a glimpse into my past that cannot be denied...........with the exception of *** and the two or three album cuts.....the rest of them I wore the hell out...in fact the 45's were gray by the time I finished playing them all, replete with french fry fingerprint grease & bar be que stains and wear marks on the covers...........Hell I used to buy a bottle of rubbing alcohol every week ......those were some great days.......everyone had to have a portable wrecka player for them 45's......for those of you that don't know......boomboxes were way off in the future ......LOL.
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Robb_K (robb_k)
6-Zenith
Username: robb_k

Post Number: 640
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 66.81.31.30
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 6:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great listing-Kdubya -Marv Johnson's "The Man Who Don't Believe In Love" is a fantastic song that not many people remember. It's one of my favoutites!
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Iris Smith (hellostranger)
2-Debutant
Username: hellostranger

Post Number: 19
Registered: 9-2004
Posted From: 68.76.84.240
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 6:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kdubya, if i had to do a list I'd just about duplicate yours, with the addition of "Function at the Junction" That is one tune that gets me moving even when I don't feel like moving!
"What Love has Joined together" (Temptations) Eddie sings this song as though he only had eyes for me!
"Your Old Standby" Mary Wells
Operator - Mary Wells
Such is love such is life- The Miracles
Baby don't you go- Miracles
"Ask the Lonely" Four Tops
Forever- Marvin Gaye
I am your Man- Bobby Taylor & Vancouvers
and the list goes on...

Iris
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Morgan (leeway)
4-Laureate
Username: leeway

Post Number: 112
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.104.139.161
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 7:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Iris,

I too have to said that about Eddie's singing!

If I ever get married again, I will use that one in my wedding, it's beautiful.

Favorite Motown Songs:

When The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
What Love Has Joined Together
All I Need (One of my top three fav Tempts songs)
Baby I Need Your Loving
Reflections
Bernadette
I Was Made To Love Her
Don't Look Back (Paul's singing is so sweet)
I Wish It Would Rain
Tracks of my Tears
Mickey's Monkey
You've Got to Earn It
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
My Baby Changes Like The Weather
More Love

There's too many to name!!
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
6-Zenith
Username: soul_sister

Post Number: 1898
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.234.10.241
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 7:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sentimental-Marvin & Mary
If This World Were Mine-Marvin & Tammi
Just Loving You-Kim Weston
Baby, I'm For Real-The Originals
Thank You-The Dramatics
Mercy Mercy Me-Marvin
What's Going On-Marvin
Distant Lover-Marvin
Jan-Marvin
Why Did I Chose You-Marvin
You Can Depend On Me-Smokey
Ooo Baby Baby-Smokey
Fork In The Road-Smokey
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin
Statue Of A Fool-David Ruffin
SoS-Edwin Starr
Mr. Postman-Marvelettes
These Foolish Things-Vandellas
Come & get These Memories-Vandellas
Ribbon In The Sky-Stevie
All Is Fair-Stevie
Ask The Lonely-4 Tops
Just Can't Walk Away-4 Tops
I Beleive In You & Me-4 Tops
I'm Falling For You-4 Tops
MacArthur Park-4 Tops
S.S.
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
6-Zenith
Username: soul_sister

Post Number: 1899
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.234.10.241
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 7:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Add:
Does Your Mama Know About Me-Vancouvers
Function At The Junction- Shorty Long
S.S.
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Morgan (leeway)
4-Laureate
Username: leeway

Post Number: 114
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.104.139.161
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 7:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love that song "Baby I'm For Real!!
Always wondered what group sang that, now I know.

S.Sister,

Did this group make any other records?
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Shawn1 (shawn1b)
5-Doyen
Username: shawn1b

Post Number: 185
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 65.30.15.63
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 7:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fav Female Group:Martha Reeves and The Vandellas,Fav Male Group is a Tie Between The Four Tops and The Tempts .Shawn
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Jimmy Mack (luke)
6-Zenith
Username: luke

Post Number: 706
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 152.163.100.134
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 8:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great lists--lets try to stick to categories and one item per just to see the ultimates for people!Of course we love many many______.As Galdys wasnt solo at time I must re-pick solo female-Brenda Holloway.
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Kdubya (paladin)
5-Doyen
Username: paladin

Post Number: 409
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 152.132.8.197
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 9:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Robb K, it was also done by the great Paul Williams and The Tempts ....he smokes the song my friend. Its on the re-release of the Tempts CD Get Ready.

Iris, I beleieve What Love Has Joined together was on the B side of Its Growing. I had some difficult choices to make. Plus The records I listed were very special to me and touched off a series of memories like no others. Thanks for the compliment, you know you're one of my favorite people. I also love the way Smokey did the song with Claudette and the Miracles on the LP What Love has Joined.....;-) Man, Claudette was beautiful on that cover.....she had that Look of Love in her eye......whew!!!!!

Jimmy Mack, I was so outdone by your thread that I started writing and couldn't stop. Hell I left out my girlfriend Gladys Knight and that is blasphemy. She, like no other Motown female artist could sing "Pollywallydooodleallday" and I'd break out in a cold sweat. I hope she forgives me....please add these gems.....

Everybody Needs Love
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Giving Up
I Dont wanna do wrong
Daddy Could Swear

Jimmy Mack....Motown was incredible, upon reflection its probably one of the reasons that I participate so actively at this site. Motown in its day was simply ...Pure Pleasure. I dont think that Motown (read BG/Cholly Atkins and all the writers, singers and support folk) get enough credit for their manifestation of James Brown's song "Say it Loud, I'm black and I'm proud ! Hell James sung it but every time I saw the Tempts, Tops, Miracles and Supremes...et al....I was actually watching his lyrics come to life....they were not pimps, hustlers or hookers, they were beautiful and I was dam proud of them....still am.

Kdubya

PS......before I go, let me add this, most of what my kids and their kids see today on BET/MTV is not something I'm proud of... a lot of times I feel ashamed, we have all commented on this before but I wanted to make myself clear. I aint fond of no dam minstrel show.
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Destruction (destruction)
6-Zenith
Username: destruction

Post Number: 493
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 199.173.226.226
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 6:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

JimmyM,

"Great lists--lets try to stick to categories and one item per just to see the ultimates for people!"

After you do that....could you help me herd the rest of these cats...lol.
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
6-Zenith
Username: soul_sister

Post Number: 1925
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.234.10.241
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 6:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Morgan;
Yes, the did, "The Bells", "Just To Keep You Satisfied" are probably the next best two from their album.
S.S.
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
6-Zenith
Username: soul_sister

Post Number: 1926
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.234.10.241
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 6:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Add to my list:

Every ballad by Teena Marie
"Fire & Desire"-Teena & Rick
"Ebony Eyes"-Rick & Smokey
S.S.
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Kdubya (paladin)
6-Zenith
Username: paladin

Post Number: 427
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 152.132.8.197
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 9:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Morgan, the Originals also made:

We Can Make It baby ( This record like Baby I'm For Real & The Bells)
has Marvin Gaye written all over them, he was experimenting with his layered and multiple vocal harmonys with this group long before he did them himself, listen closely and you'd swear he was singing in the background......he probably was ...LOL.........plus here are a few more notables from them :

God Bless Whoever Sent You
Dont Change Me Now (you may not like the change)
Down To Love Town (disco)

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