|By david, glasgow, scotland (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 10:07 pm:|
i am a keen fan of records with a vietnam theme.
a friend told me today of one he has on gordy by martha reeves. 'i should be proud' released february 1970 apparently has a northern sounding flip side in 'love, guess who'.
anybody know of this?
|By John Lester (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 09:34 pm:|
I now the song.....fab song...
Another Detroit song.."Bring The Boys Home" Freda Payne featuring Steve Mancha
|By acooolcat (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 07:25 am:|
I'm A Peace Loving Man (Emanuel Laskey) has a more cryptic reference to the Vietnam war. Great song!
|By Flash (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 05:52 am:|
Don't forget the classic, War, best known by Edwin Starr. The original version was by the Temptations. I believe it was an album cut on the Cloud Nine album. It was so popular that fans asked that the song be released as a single. This led to the Edwin Starr version which of course was a big hit.
|By John Lester (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 01:34 pm:|
Not "Cloud 9" LP ....but the "Psychedelic Shack" LP
|By corvax (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 11:53 pm:|
and the Edwin Starr follow-up, Stop the War
|By acooolcat (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 02:32 am:|
Another Emanuel Laskey one is "A Letter From Vietnam"
What a class act this guy was.
|By Mike Theodore (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 10:30 pm:|
Flip side of Patti Young Record(Head and Shoulders on Ernstrat Records) was called "The Valient Kind" and was a war era song.
|By Ralph Terrana (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 11:52 pm:|
I just talked to Fred Saxon a couple of days ago about this. He claims he has the acetate to the song.
|By Mike Theodore (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 05:17 pm:|
I have the record as well as most of the records of the time we did.
|By Ralph Terrana (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 07:03 pm:|
But Fred has an acetate! Shows you what a pack rat HE is.
|By Steve S. (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 11:27 pm:|
Another war record by Martha Reeves - "Nowhere to Run". I wouldn't have thought this but she was quoted as saying this reflects her feelings about the young soldiers returning home with injuries.
|By Carl Dixon (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 02:40 pm:|
What about 'Forget me Not' by Martha and the Vandellas. Correct me if I am wrong, but the UK Tamla Motown release was edited by removing the spoken bit adjacent to the American Patrol instrumental bit - possibly.
|By John Anorak Lester (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 05:04 pm:|
TMG 657B had the full version....the re-issue on TMG 762 had the edited version without the "each day I will pray...." bit
|By Erik T. (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 09:52 am:|
I have a Monitors album with 'Uncle Sam Wants You' (side 2 track 1 if mem'ry serves, which it often doesn't!)... from 1968 I think? LP-'Greetings-We're The Monitors'.... my fave, Funkadelic's "March On The Witches' Castle" offa the Cosmic Slop lp (Westbound 1973)...
|By Erik T. (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 09:56 am:|
Oops, forgot about 'Send Peace & Harmony Home', since I have it on the Stax 68-72 box set I forget which Stax lady sings this ballad... a French t.v. doc on Stax said this was recorded the night Martin Luther King was assassinated, then the delivery of the song sounded so much more profoundly sad.
|By Ritchie (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 10:04 am:|
Re the Uncle Sam song - I've always wondered about this one... I know it was first cut by the Valadiers in '61, (before the US involvement in Vietnam) but mustn't it have sounded a little out-of-place in 1966, when the protest movement was just beginning? Any thoughts?
|By david, glasgow, scotland (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 10:52 am:|
the monitors album is fantastic.
i must dig out cosmic slop. i think i played it once when it was released and thought it was crazy!
i did go through a period with parliament and bootsy. thought their stuff was awesome. united sound studios too. a p-funk award still hangs on the wall.
btw i wonder if george clinton is on-line.
apparently calvin simon lives in windsor.
|By ErikT.O. (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 07:11 am:|
I thought Calvin Simon was with Original P these days..? (Which of course doesn't preclude his living in Windsor) Original P are worth checking out live if you get a chance. As for George Clinton on line, he had a web page under construction for what seemed like a decade, but there's an excellent fan page run by Gina Hall who is in regular contact with George (helps w/ tour co-ordinating or something like that)- she's at atomicdawg.com I think. I'm glad to see so many well informed folks and Motown insiders here, I probably said that this a.m.... if Harry W is reading this, I love the new JB at the Apollo double cd, but is that really about all the different material recorded over this 10 night stand? How about a full '72 Apollo cd with the Lynn Collins tracks? Sorry to veer off topic again/ Erik
|By John L (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 10:03 am:|
Tell Harry direct ..his first love is James Brown... add yahoo.com to his full name
He even got me interested!!
|By acooolcat (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 05:00 pm:|
What about - Soldier Go Home - by Don Hart, released on the Cool School label around 1966? I haven't heard this one.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 07, 2002 - 01:20 pm:|
KING GEORGE-SO LONG JOHNNY-RCA RECORDS.ANOTHER VIETNAM RECORD.WAS A FAIRLY BIG SOUND ONE TIME.A GOOD DANCER,NOW AROUND FOR ABOUT A TENNER.WELL WORTH IT. MEL(ANDTHENSOME)