|By david, glasgow, scotland (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, October 03, 2001 - 08:17 pm:|
i'd like to hear from any detroiters or ex-detroiters who actively purchase soul/r&b.
|By mpow (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Thursday, October 04, 2001 - 05:55 am:|
Well david, I would always drop by and talk to
"The Coachman" and his record store off Mt Elliot on the Eastside of Detroit. He had a radio show on Wdet, late late night, his voice I miss, his music, and his many stories. His voice was perfect for late night cab rides, insane pep that drifted to you at night made you want to feel Detroit the way he did--one of a kind...
I miss you Coach!!!
|By david, glasgow, scotland (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Thursday, October 04, 2001 - 10:12 am:|
thanks for that mpow.
coachman will be featured in the next few weeks.
|By corvax (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Thursday, October 04, 2001 - 04:21 pm:|
David and Lowell-thanks and congratulations on this great new site! Have you heard any of the newly reisuued Marvin Gaye catalog? the What's Going On? volume includes virtually the entire album live at Radio City Music Hall and less adorned demo versions of all songs with the vocals upfront--it's illuminating. Noticed in a record store yesterday that his other major albums have been similarly repackaged but haven't had a chance to hear them yet. Look forward to learning more about the Westbound Records/Parliament and related matters.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Thursday, October 04, 2001 - 06:10 pm:|
i have the marvin gaye cd as you describe.
i first bought 'what's going on' on the week of it's release in 1971. at the time, it was revolutionary and it took me a while to get into it.
hearing it nowadays, it remains fresh as ever - the sign a truly great record/album.
there will certainly be a feature on eastbound/westbound in the coming months.
|By ErikT.O. (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 06:29 am:|
Anyone (well, in North America) catch the Marvin episode of Biography (A&E) on tv tonight? I just saw it now... I didn't know he was said to have been lonely and near broke by the end. Sad... like Berry Gordy's refusal to let Marvin records 'appear' in the soundtrack for a documentary about Marvin Gaye... so they used Maggott Brain (Funkadelic) and other stuff instead. I wander, who licensed that? George Clinton, Armen Bolodian (sp?) or...? As usual for Biography, a lot was passed over- f'rinstance I'd heard 1978 was his last tour (there's a video from Am'dam, I have a copy but it ain't brilliant in my opinion), but this wasn't clear- only a remark from an ex-road manager that the tours got progressively smaller... I thought they could at least have gotten the colour 'Aint No Mountain High Enough' video or something from Soul Train or ABC In Concert or some other tv show (he must have done some?!) but no such luck... Erik
|By Julian (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 06:51 pm:|
The Coachman's store is on Charleviox off of Mt. Elliot. I used to get all of my records there when I was little! I stayed on Field and Charlevoix.
I was talking to him last summer I think, he gave me some free advice on women (Ha-Ha!)! He said it's better to love 'em more with your head than your heart!