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Cam (cam)
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.229.126.178
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 8:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have been knocked on my ass this weekend by some stuff that I never heard before.

As a kid I bought and collected Motown singles. The first album I ever bought by a Motown artist was "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye. I never bought any Temptation albums.

I am sitting here getting blown away by the Tempts version of "Smiling Faces." A pretty mellow jam sung by Eddie Kendricks. 12:40 of pure Funk Brothers/Norman Whitfield/Temptations joy. This two disc set (Psychedelic Soul) has been constantly in my CD player since the mailman brought it to me Thursday.

Dynamite stuff. The long versions of "Runaway Child Running Wild," "Psychedelic Shack," "Papa Was A Rolling Stone," and "Masterpiece," are pure production genius.

Tunes I just now am experiencing like "Take A Stroll Through Your Mind," "Message From A Black Man," "Slave," and the fun "Hum Along And Dance," Have made this a great listening weekend.

Great stuff to listen to as I have gotten a few steps closer to raising some cash for the film that will be shot in Detroit. How appropriate that a scene in the movie pays tribute to Norman Whitfield.

Enough of my babbling...I gotta put the headphones on for a while and get down with the Temptations.

Cam
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Soulaholic (soulaholic)
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Post Number: 375
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.41.40.105
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 8:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Welcome to the Happening Cam!!

Peace & Love !!!

Pass the sugar cubes !! :-)
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Cam (cam)
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 9:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Soulaholic:

Yeah, man. Far out. Check out the colors.
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Soulaholic (soulaholic)
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Post Number: 376
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 9:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes I can Taste the colors when I play that disc (SMILE)

Cam, I believe if you play the disc backward it says Soul is king!!!!!!!!
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Cam (cam)
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 9:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes it does.

It also makes some obscure reference about George W. Bush and Michael Moore being brothers in arms.

Then it follows up with Paul is Dead, man. Miss him, miss him, miss him.

Sugar cubes can be cool.
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Cool Ju (cool_ju)
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Post Number: 74
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 205.188.116.139
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 9:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What is your film to be about, again?
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Cam (cam)
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Post Number: 23
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.229.120.192
Posted on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 12:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cool Ju:

Let's just say it (mostly) takes place in 1972 and is (as a 25 year old associate of mine said) like a love letter to Detroit, Motown and the 70's.

It has hot cars, hot Motown music, first true love, and painful loss.

I can't go much further as some potential investors want this kept "close to the chest" right now.

Thanks for asking, Cool Ju.

Take care,

Cam

(Message edited by Cam on August 02, 2004)

(Message edited by Cam on August 02, 2004)
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Cam (cam)
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.229.75.240
Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 10:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As I continue to inch closer to getting my film featuring Motown financed. I have taken a picture from the site link below and set it as my wallpaper image. In some strange sort of way it inspires me.

Ralph and Russ Terrana indenify it as Norman Whitfield's office.

If you click on the link below and go to image 69 you can make it much larger than here.

Cam






http://www.forgottenmichigan.com/gallery/donovanNorman Whitfield's Office?

(Message edited by Cam on August 04, 2004)
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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Post Number: 413
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.232.143.49
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 3:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check out the Dee Edwards single on Bump Shop. It's got a psychadelic track.
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Rodmann (rodmann)
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Post Number: 341
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 12.223.151.165
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 6:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are some of my favorite 60's Psychedelic Soul tunes:

NOBODY - Kim Weston (1968)
(HEY YOU) SET MY SOUL ON FIRE - Mary Wells (1967)
ALL YOUR GOODIES ARE GONE (THE LOSER'S SEAT) - The Parliaments (1967)
CONTACT - The Three Degrees (1968)
I WANNA JUMP - Ike & Tina Turner (1969)
ANGEL OF THE MORNING - P.P. Arnold (1968)

That's all I can think of for now. Norman Whitfield recorded some of the best Psychedelic Soul on The Tempts but they weren't the first to mix the Psychedelic Rock with Soul. :-)
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Destruction (destruction)
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Post Number: 295
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 199.173.224.2
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 6:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Tempts albums Cloud Nine, Puzzle People through to Solid Rock gave me more of an appreciation for Rock and expanded my musical horizons.
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John Lester (theboyfromxtown)
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Post Number: 121
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.44.165.250
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 6:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rodman

When Kim Weston was in the UK in 1998 with Brenda Holloway..she was asked her all time favourite song..

She said "Nobody"...........

So you are in good company there!
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Manny (manny)
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Post Number: 377
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.52.232
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 7:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Engine Number 9" - Wilson Pickett
"Running Away" - Sly
"Smilin" - Sly
"Spaced Cowboy" - Sly (my all-time pschedelic-crazy number with these Tirol style chorus!)
"Travelin' At The Speed Of Tought" by O'Jays, seems to me as a good psychedelic piece
Also Jimmy Castor and Bunny Sigler have had their great psychedelic moments.

Peace!
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Rodmann (rodmann)
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Post Number: 414
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 12.223.151.165
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 2:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey John. Kim Weston's 'Nobody' (produced by Mickey Stevenson) is an excellent piece of Psychedelic Soul! She really belted this one out and the arrangement is great! I've heard versions by Johnny "Guitar" Watson & Larry Williams and Three Dog Night that are jokes compared to Kim's brilliant record. I should add that the girl-group Hodges, James & Smith did record a great (but not psychedelic) version of 'Nobody' in the early 70's that was also produced by Mickey Stevenson.
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matt weingarden (mrfinewine)
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 8-2004
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Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

a few favorite psychedelic soul records off the top of my head:
lenny williams, "feelin' blue" (galaxy)
frankie beverly, "people in the know" (gregar)
joe ponds, "when we get on cloud nine" (sue)
johnny thunder, "verbal expressions of tv" (calla)
spot & the blotters, "circulating" (soul circle)
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 210
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 206.185.64.23
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Speaking of the Temptations, I find it quite strange that thier PS 2-fer cd did not include titles from the 1990 LP which along with Skys The limit were simply flawless......I played 1990 & STL on the weekend and with the additional bonus track of Ball of confusion made my day......the alternate version of B.O.C. on the 2 fer is nice as well.

Kdubya
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 796
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.212.74.198
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 1:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The definition of Psychadelic Soul is Sly and the Family Stone...

and Norman Whitfield.

I played *Janie is a Groupie* all weekend. I forgot what a classic S&TFS album 'Life' is.

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