04-30-2023 05:08 PM

Bobby Darin - Motown Years 1970 to 1973

In the late 60s and early 70s Motown signed several well established acts but then sort of took their eye off the ball resulting in frustration. True that a lot was happening at once with the move to LA and entering the film industry with "Lady Sings The Blues". Nevertheless there were some fantastic tracks from artists such as Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Bobby Darin and to a lesser extent Sammy Davis Jr and Lesley Gore.

Thankfully, in the case of Bobby Darin, material that had long been vaulted has been made available over the years - mainly thanks to Joe Marchesse & co [[e.g. Andy Skurrow) who've made it possible for these tracks to see release on CD. The Real Gone CDs have wonderful liner notes as well and are well worth looking up. In particular, "Another Song On My Mind" includes a great resume of Darin's Motown career - much of this can still be seen on the Real Gone website -


You can see the full CD artwork here -


And here are the covers for Darin's Motown albums / CDs


Please advise of any errors


Recorded - 6 February 1971 Live at The Desert Inn [[Renamed “Finally” but still unreleased at the time)

M1183 – 17 April 1971
A Melodie
B Someday We'll Be Together

M1193 – November 1971
A Simple Song Of Freedom
B I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

M1203 – 2 June 1972
A Sail Away
B Hard Headed Woman

M753 ALBUM AUGUST 1972 – Bobby Darin

M1212 – Promo 3 November 1972 [[withdrawn)
A Average People [[mono)
B Average People [[stereo)

M1212 – 3 November 1972 [[probably a bootleg)
A Average People
B Something In Her Love

M1217 – 20 November 1972
A Happy [[Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")
B Something In Her Love

Bobby Darin died 20 December 1973

M813 ALBUM February 1974 – Darin 1936-1973

PR4 [[PROMO EP) - 1974
A1 If I Were A Carpenter
A2 Moritat [[Mack The Knife)
B1 Blue Monday
B2 Happy [[Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")

MW3014 – 1974 [[UK & EU)
A Blue Monday
B Moritat [[Mack The Knife)

M5185 ALBUM July 1981 – Darin 1936–1973 re-issued with 5 tracks having different mixes.

MCD09070MD CD 1987 – Live At The Desert Inn [[first ever issue)

MOTD -5185 CD 1989 – Darin 1936–1973 first issue on CD.

3746351852 CD 1991 – Darin 1936-1973 CD re-issue

NTD-6509-2 CD 2005 – Live At The Desert Inn [[re-issue / remaster / 2 extra tracks “Work Song” and “Beyond The Sea”.

RGM-0440 2xCD 6 May 2016 – Another Song On My Mind [[Real Gone Music)

RGM-0714 CD 13 July 2018 – Go Ahead And Back Up [[Real one Music)
Today 08:41 AM

Luther's amazing documentary

The documentary debuted in Detroit after a successful showing at the Sundance Film Festival. It was an amazing celebration of the life, legacy and longing for love of Luther Vandross. Appearances from Nile Rodgers, Lisa Fischer, Clive Davis, Fonzi Thornton, Jamie Foxx, Valerie Simpson, Dionne Warwick and others. Very rare video footage, great concert performaces. There were tears and cheers. Can't wait to see it again.
Today 12:13 PM

Jon Savage’s The Secret Public - How The LGBTQ+ Aesthetic Shaped Pop Culture 1955-197

Releasedate may, 31,25
Side 1

  • 01 Preview I Hear A New World - Joe Meek & The Blue Men
  • 02 Preview Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard & His Band
  • 03 Preview Esquerita And The Voola - Esquerita
  • 04 Preview Wondrous Place - Billy Fury
  • 05 Preview Strawberry Blonde [[The Band Rocked On) - Frank D'Rone
  • 06 Preview Foot Stompin' - The Dovells
  • 07 Preview Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton
  • 08 Preview Peppermint Twist [[Part 1) - Joey Dee & The Starliters
  • 09 Preview Sally, Go ‘Round The Roses - The Jaynetts
  • 10 Preview You Don't Own Me - Lesley Gore
  • 11 Preview Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes
  • 12 Preview Get Down With It - Bobby Marchan
  • 13 Preview I'll Be Your Mirror - The Velvet Underground & Nico
  • 14 Preview Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins
  • 15 Preview Stand Up Straight And Tall - Jackie Shane
  • 16 Preview Women Is Losers - Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • 17 Preview No Stranger Am I - Norma Tanega
  • 18 Preview Pretty Golden Hair - Al Stewart
  • 19 Preview David Watts - The Kinks
  • 20 Preview Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
  • 21 Preview Stand! - Sly & The Family Stone
  • 22 Preview Life & Death In G & A - Abaco Dream
  • 23 Preview Nathan Jones - The Supremes
  • 24 Preview Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  • 25 Preview Coochi-Coo - Polly Perkins
  • 26 Preview I'maman - Jobriath
  • 27 Preview Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango
  • 28 Preview Law Of The Land - The Temptations

  • 01 Preview Get Dancin' Part 1 - Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes featuring Sir Monti Rock III
  • 02 Preview Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
  • 03 Preview Nobody's Gonna Change Me - The Dynamic Superiors
  • 04 Preview Ain't Nobody Straight In L.A. - The Miracles
  • 05 Preview I Need A Man - Grace Jones
  • 06 Preview I Feel Love - Patrick Cowley
  • 07 Preview Orgasm Addict - Buzzcocks
  • 08 Preview Fuck Off - Jayne County & The Electric Chairs
  • 09 Preview Glad To Be Gay - Tom Robinson Band
  • 10 Preview I Was Born This Way - Carl Bean
  • 11 Preview Prison - Space
  • 12 Preview Disco Dance [[Mega Mix) - Michele
  • 13 Preview I Need Somebody To Love Tonight - Sylvester

Today 01:04 PM

The Miracles-Four Classic Albums on 2CDs [4/19/2024-Cherry Red UK]

Info from Cherry Red UK-

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: What Love Has Joined Together/A Pocket Full of Miracles/One Dozen Roses/Flying High Together, 2CD

Definitive 2CD remastered edition from SoulMusic Records/The Second Disc comprising four rare 1970-1972 albums and bonus tracks from Motown legends Smokey Robinson And The Miracles!
Two bonus tracks, ‘[You’ve Got Me] Looking Through the Eyes of Love’ and ‘Paper People’ also make their CD debut.

1 What Love Has Joined Together
2 My Cherie Amour
3 If This World Were Mine
4 You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
5 This Guy’s In Love With You
6 And I Love Her
7 [You’ve Got Me] Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
8 Paper People
9 Flower Girl
10 Who’s Gonna Take The Blame
11 Darling Dear
12 You’ve Got The Love I Need
13 Get Ready
14 Bridge Over Troubled Water
15 Something/Something You Got
16 Point It Out
17 Don’t Take It So Hard
18 Backfire
19 The Reel Of Time
20 Wishful Thinking
1 When Sundown Comes
2 No Wonder Love’s A Wonder
3 The Tears Of A Clown
4 Satisfaction
5 Crazy About The La La La
6 Cecilia
7 I Don’t Blame You At All
8 That Girl
9 Faces
10 I Love You Dear
11 Oh Baby Baby I Love You
12 The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
13 I Can’t Stand To See You Cry
14 Theme From Love Story
15 We’ve Come Too Far To End It Now
16 Flying High Together
17 With Your Love Came
18 It Will Be Alright
19 Oh Girl [Album Version]
20 You Ain’t Livin’ Till You’re Lovin’

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: What Love Has Joined Together/A Pocket Full of Miracles/One Dozen Roses/Flying High Together, 2CD - Cherry Red Records

Yesterday 01:20 PM

The Commodores and The Pointer Sisters Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Info from UDiscoverMusic.com:

The Commodores and The Pointer Sisters have announced their co-headlining tour entitled “An Evening of Icons.”

With a combined legacy that spans across decades with over 100 million albums sold, 20 No.1 hits, and 10 Top 10 albums, these iconic artists are set to take audiences on a journey through the very best of funk, soul, R&B, and pop with support from special guests The Spinners and El DeBarge on select dates.

The first tour leg kicks off on July 11 at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL making stops in Wantagh, Raleigh, Tuscaloosa, Tampa, and more before wrapping up in Primm, NV on November 30

The Commodores, renowned for chart-toppers like “Brick House,” “Easy,” “Nightshift,” and “Three Times a Lady,” reflected on the announcement. They said: “Motown was the place where our dreams took flight. Sharing the stage with another legend like The Pointer Sisters as Motown celebrates their 65th anniversary is truly special. We’re proud to continue to celebrate the music that brought us all together!”

The Pointer Sisters, the dynamic group known for their chart-topping hits like “I’m So Excited,” “Jump [For My Love],” and “Neutron Dance,” added: “65 years of Motown and timeless hits! What a milestone. It’s a joy to be touring with a true Motown treasure, The Commodores. Here’s to the music that continues to move generations!”

Visit The Commodores’ official website for more information.

The Commodores and Pointer Sisters’ “An Evening of Icons” Tour Dates:
Thu July 11 Tinley Park, IL Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre ^
Thu Jul 25 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater ^
Fri Jul 26 Oxon Hill, MD The Theater at MGM National Harbor ^
Fri Sep 20 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater *
Sat Sep 21 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion *
Thu Oct 03 Tuscaloosa, AL Mercedes-Benz Amphitheater ^
Sat Oct 05 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino ^
Thu Nov 14 Tampa, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ^
Fri Nov 15 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. ^
Sat Nov 30 Primm, NV Star Of The Desert Arena ^#

^ special guests The Spinners
* special guest El DeBarge
# non Live Nation show
Yesterday 09:44 AM

Tavares founding member Arthur "Pooch" Tavares dies after ALS battle

Info from SoulTracks.com:

Today we say a sad goodbye to Arther "Pooch" Tavares of the legendary group Tavares, who has died of ALS at age 74. Pooch's deep baritone anchored a decade of hits for the family group Tavares and made their brotherly harmonies so special.

Pooch's wife Gini posted on social media: To all our friends and family. After a courageous battle with ALS, Pooch passed this Monday night [4/15/24]. I feel peace in my heart knowing he no longer suffers. I want to thank family and friends for their love and visits while he was able to enjoy them. The funeral information will be published when it's ready, so please respect my private grieving time at home. A ringing phone 24/7 is overwhelming now. Thank you. -Gini

Longtime SoulTrackers know that Tavares was the first act we ever profiled on SoulTracks, in large part because of my personal affection for the group. And I've had the chance to speak with Pooch several times, including when I interviewed him for the liner notes of the reissue of the group's second album, Hard Core Poetry. More casual fans will recognize Pooch for his leads on a few Tavares songs, such as "Penny For Your Thoughts," "Love Calls," "Right Back In Your Arms," and "Never Say Never Again."

In my interactions with Pooch, he was always been both kind and humble about his accomplishments. And those accomplishments are many. The five brothers from New Bedford, Massachusetts - Ralph, Tiny, Chubby, Butch and Pooch - arguably created the most consistently high quality soul music of the 70s and early 80s.

Read Full Article Here:
Tavares founding member Arthur "Pooch" Tavares dies after ALS battle | SoulTracks - Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews


Ralph Terrana

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