|By medua9e2003 (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 08:35 pm:|
..I'm sure some of us have songs we really liked,maybe they didn't make the #1 Spot, or they weren't so popular...just 2 name a few of mine~
Across The Street~Lenny O'Henry
I'll Love You Forever~New Holidays
Don't Send Me Away~Temps
Whisper You Love Me Boy~Supremes
A Toast To You~???
Try To Walk A Mile In My Shoes~The Johns'
Statue Of A Fool~David Ruffin
There He Is~Baby Washington
Don't Be Afraid~Ronnie Dyson
The More You Do It~Ronnie Dyson
When You Get Right Down To It~Damien Dame
Rainbow In The Sky~Eugene Wilde
When I Think Of You~Rocky Robbins
It's Spring Again~Lou Rawls
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 08:58 pm:|
Geez...my list would probably make the site crash!
Here's a sample...
Friends of Distinction - Let Yourself Go (original A-side record, the flip-side "Going In Circles" became the hit)
Style Council - How She Threw It All Away
(Motown-influenced British pop from one of Northern Soul's biggest supporters SC leader Paul Weller)
Four Sonics Plue One - Tell Me You're Mine
(Written & arranged by Funk Brother Jack Ashford - his tambourine rides this song like a train!)
Chi-lites - Living In The Footsteps Of Another Man (Favorite tune from my Windy City friends - was the B-side of "We Need Order")
Barbara Acklin - I'll Bake Me A Man (BIG club record when I was a kid - should've been a hit for her)
Temptations - Heavenly (killer ballad from the Tempts!)
Four Tops - (It's The Way) Nature Planned It (great tune...the Tops' harmonies were right on)
Jackson 5 - I'm So Happy (too bad Jermaine's tunes were stuck on Side B on the 45s - this one plus "She's Good" & "I Will Find A Way" should have been hits)
Black Ivory - Don't Turn Around/You & I (two great early 70s pop-soul ballads from this Bronx-based trio featuring a teenage Leroy Burgess on lead vocals).
Stylistics - Ebony Eyes (this should have never been stuck on Side B of "You Are Everything" - it should've been an A-side record all the way)
There ya' go..
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 09:08 pm:|
Hey brother I've gotta go with you on that FOUR TOPS number you had mentioned, "That's The Way (Nature Planned It)"....
You are so right, that one Motown 'jammer' was definately, the TOPS!
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 09:25 pm:|
George Duke...Good Friend
Cece Winans...Dont Cry
Janice Mc Clain...Lets spend the night
Billy Joel...The longest time
Marvin Gaye...Pretty little baby
Daryl Hall...In a Philly mood
|By medusa9e2003 (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 09:54 pm:|
Love Has Finally Come At Last~Bpbby Womack & Pattie LaBelle
Love All The Hurt Away~Aretha Franklin & George Benson
Make It Up To You~Aretha & Levi Stibbs
Lady Blue~George Benson
Brand New Me~Aretha
I don't really care(whos is right or wrong)
...Kev, I understand what U mean, on & on & On~~~
Hi Jim, Hi Bobby...
|By Soulaholic (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 10:19 pm:|
I don't get it almost all of the songs mentioned are just fine with me. Black Ivory, Damien Dame, Janice Mc Clain. The where all hits with me!
Does making the charts and getting radio exposure make a song any better? Or is it just a record that has more exposure? (rhetorical question here!) That would sure knock the S*%T out of the Northern Soul concept wouldn't it.
Personally, I sort of like it when I know or remember a tune that is brilliant and it is sort of just those in the know that know it.
Not to take away from any artist or musician achieving success with what they do.
|By Soul Sister (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 10:31 pm:|
Walter Jackson, Derek Martin, Timothy Wilson, Eddie Holman, & Jimmy Scott.
The 5 Keys, The Players, The Madlads, The Van Dykes, & The 5 Stairsteps.
|By Charmedes (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 02:16 am:|
Soul of the man - Fontella Bass
He's all I got - Supremes
Shine on me - Supremes
Now the bitter, now the sweet - Supremes
Prove it - Aretha Franklin
Pretender - Aretha Franklin
You don't know me - Patti Page
Heart in hand - Brenda Lee
Nightbird - Labelle
Stardust - Johnny Mathis
I'm a man - Yardbirds
|By R&B (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 11:21 am:|
ALONE WITH NO LOVE,THE CONTEMPLATIONS..I'LL NEVER DO YOU WRONG,JOE TEX..FOREVER,MAJOR LANCE[THIS SONG SHOULD'VE BEEN A MONSTER]..SORRY IS A SORRY WORD,THE TEMPS..NEVER COULD YOU BE,THE IMPRESSIONS..PROVE IT,ARETHA[ONE OF HER BEST]..I DID IT ALL FOR YOU,EDDIE..POINT IT OUT,THE MIRACLES[DIDN'T MAKE ALOT OF NOISE ON THE CHARTS,BUT A CLASSIC TO ME]..DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME,THE 5 STAIRSTEPS..SOMETHING I WANNA TELL YOU,JOHNNY AND THE EXPRESSIONS..I'M STILL WAITING,PATTI LABELLE AND THE BLUBELLS[TO THIS DAY IT'S HARD FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS SONG WAS NOT A MILLION SELLER,ONE OF THE GREATEST GIRL GROUP SONGS OF ALL TIME,CURTIS MAYFIELD AT HIS BEST]!
|By RODS (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:32 pm:|
"A toast to you" is by Louis Curry on M-S written by Brown and Gates [Harry I assume]. from 67 but sounds bit later to me. That is unless you're thinking of that Dramatics cut "Toast to the fool"[think it was called that anyway].
|By Des (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 07:28 pm:|
Kev's right about the potential to crash the site...but here's few of mine:
Stanley Clarke/Howard Hewitt - Heaven Sent
George Duke - Brazilian Love Affair
Sopwith Camel - Fazon
Labi Siffre - There's Nothing In the World Like Love
Jackson 5 - Blues Away (from memory,MJ's first self-penned song to be recorded by the band???-- certainly,a fantastic pointer of things to come....).
Gary Taylor - APB
Change - Searchin' (didn't know it was Loofer on lead vocals and he didn't mean anything then to me anyway...)
Charles Jackson - Passionate Breezes
Marcus Miller - Much too Much
Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica
Lonnie Liston Smith - Love Beams & Summer Nights
Gil Scott Heron - Pieces of a Man
Little Beaver - Party Down
Johnny Guitar Watson - Strong Vibrations
This is a List that's a labour of love...what tracks,what a compilation tape/cd,what memories...and what great music!!!
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 07:29 pm:|
Put a little love away-The Emotions
Just as we have love-Dionne Warwick & The Spinners
Going Down Slowly-Aretha Franklin
I close my eyes-The Jones Girls
I'll try not to Cry-The Supremes/Four Tops
Why (Must We Fall In Love)-Diana Ross & The Supremes with the Temptations
I will send more later...
|By Musicchef (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 07:49 pm:|
Sad Tomorrows - Marvin Gaye (ok, Motown faithful, was that Marvin multi tracked or the Originals on vocals on that track) ?
I call it Love - Manhattans
Is there a Place in Your Heart for me ? - Gladys Knight & the Pips
I can't Tell a Lie - The Gaslight (I'll start a new thread with this song... I gotta replace a crappy dub from a dogged out cassette)
The Penguin - Kool and the Gang
The Grunt - The JB's
Stairway to Gilligan's Island - Little Roger and the Goosebumps (heh - just to see if anyone is reading this)
Day by Day - The Continental 4
Strange Feeling - Billy Stewart
The WHOLE LP of "Hey, Love" by the Rotary Connection - I still get goosebumps listening to this cd/lp (i have 2 copies on vinyl and the cd two fer - ain't taking NO chances on losing this record at all)
I could go on all night...
|By Soul Sister (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 08:18 pm:|
I hadn't listened to Gladys sing "Is There A Place In Your Heart For Me" in a long,long time, that was one of my fave's too.
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 11:26 am:|
Rotary Connection's "Hey Love" album is one of my favorites as well. I should add that to my list of "deserted island" records.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Handsome (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 03:02 pm:|
Wake up to Me-First Choice
Now that there's you & Dark side of the world-Diana Ross
Won't it be so Wonderful-Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (should have been a hit)
I can't turn around-The Marvelettes
I don't wanna lose you-The Spinners
We belong together-Honey Cone
Move me no mountain-Love Unlimited
Dark End of the Street-Aretha Franklin
Alfie-The Sweet Inspirations
Everybody is A Star-Gladys Knight & The Pips
The Loving Country-The Supremes
|By David Meikle (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 06:30 pm:|
Just noticed Des's post with Marcus Miller in it.
I loved his albums.
|By fayette (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 06:41 pm:|
eli i like for the longest time by billy
1. loveland by charles wright
2. i'm a girl watcher
3. i just can't stop dancing-archie bell
4. sealed wit a kiss
5. can i by eddie kendricks
6. sweet woman by blue magic (my favorite blue magic song
8. where have all the flowers gone by earth
wind and fire
|By Des (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 06:46 pm:|
Hey,David/ I'm a recent entrant to this site and am hooked whenever I can get here.It's precisely your type of comment that makes this just great fun for me.I hardly met anyone all my life that shared my pretty damned wide taste in music and no-one(unfortunately) that's even heard of Marcus...I educated a few in my time,it goes without saying.
BTW,I've absorbed some of yr posts and I'd formed an initial impression you were pretty much a Northern Soul man and little else....I have picked up other posts that clearly show this impression to be inaccurate.
BTW 2 , What about that red windcheater jacket that Marcus wears on the cover of the album (Suddenly)from which "Much Too Much" comes -- I looked for something similar for many months/years and failed miserably....ah,the 80's.....when I had "disposable income".
We'll doubtless cross paths/posts again,David
|By Heikki (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 11:34 pm:|
I Don't Wanna Lose You by the Spinners - one of the most beautiful serenades ever recorded.
|By R&B (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 09:27 am:|
HEY KEV,SPEAKING OF THE ROTARY CONNECTIONS LP,IS[THE SEA AND SHE BADD OR WHAT?]A GREAT SONG THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED AS A SINGLE!
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 12:16 pm:|
HEY FAYETTE!!!...HOW IS THE "ELITE" ONE TODAY!!!...HEY...SOME OF THOSE TUNES YOU'VE MENTIONED WERE PRETTY BIG HITS...BUT SOME...JUST NEVER HAD ANY FOLLOW UP!!!...SO WHILE THE GROUPS NEVER GOT REALLY POPULAR...THOSE TUNES MADE THEM ONE OR TWO HIT WONDERS!!!...STUBASS
|By KevGo (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 06:07 pm:|
Rotary Connection's "The Sea & She" from the Hey Love album was a deep song for me. I bought the CD the same week John Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn and her sister were killed in the tragic plane crash near Martha's Vineyard. John was a regular customer at the record store I worked at here in NYC and was a really nice person. When I heard "The Sea & She" it brought tears to my eyes because of the song's beauty and the tragic loss of a prince among men.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Mark Speck (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:29 am:|
Been out of the loop for a while, but I'll throw my two cents in:
"Don't Be Afraid (Do As I Say)"--Frankie Karl & the Dreams
"Sad Girl"--Jay Wiggins
"What's Your Sign, Girl"--Mr. Danny Pearson
"Little Togetherness"--The Younghearts
"Closer Than Close"--The Stylistics
anything by Darrell Banks (aside from "Open the Door to Your Heart", of course)
anything by J.J. Barnes
"Don't Let Love Go"--Paulette McWilliams
anything by the Imperial Wonders (obvious bias as I'm from Cleveland!)
anything by the Hesitations (see above comment)
As always, this is probably the tip of the iceberg!
|By moanman (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 12:49 pm:|
"Cried My Last Tear" Maxayn
"Just Got to be Myself" Voices of East Harlem
"Tiki Tiki Donga" Syreeta
"Stop To Love" Luther Vandross
"Babylon Sister" Steely Dan
"If I'm In Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up" by Betty Davis
"I Plan to Stay a Believer" Curtis Mayfield
"The Real Thing" Rickie Lee Jones
"Hopeless" Dionne Ferris
"Your Daddy Loves You" Gil Scott-Heron
"Pasado" The Stairsteps
"Happier Than The Morning Sun" Stevie Wonder
"Magic in His Eyes" Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
"You Move Me" Cassandra Wilson
"I'm Not In Love" Dee Dee Sharp
"Golden Time of Day" Frankie Beverly & Maze
|By pholt (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 01:21 pm:|
Mother you,Smother you-The Supremes
Going down for the 3rd time-The Supremes
Mother Dear-The Supremes
I'll turn to stone-four tops
movin on-Stevie Wonder
|By pholt (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 01:24 pm:|
and Whisper you love me boy-The Supremes
|By Rhythm and Blues Showcase (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 01:40 pm:|
1.Never Change- Col. Abrhams
2.Philly Mood - Daryl Hall (Good Choice Eli, are we the only two that remember that one?)
3.Try A Little Tenderness - Dennis Edwards
4.Hold On -Ms. Marilyn Marshall
5.Just Let Me Hold You For A Night -David Ruffin
6.Heres to You -William Hart (80's 12 inch. Needs to be reissued on a CD. Anybody Know where I can find a copy of this?)
|By Des (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 08:04 pm:|
R&B Showcase/ Nope,I certainly recall 'Philly Mood'.It's one of my faves,too,off the cd 'Soul Alone'....his take on Marvins' 'Srop lOvin' Me,Stop Lovin' You' was also aces.....it's ten years since that cd - where does the time go???
|By Mark Speck (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 10:42 pm:|
"After I Cry Tonight"--Lanier & Co.
|By Mark Speck (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 10:45 pm:|
DUH! Forgot these two...
"He Don't Really Love You"--Delfonics
"I Really Love You"--Ambassadors