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More Hits By The Supremes [Expanded Edition]
More Hits By The Supremes [Expanded Edition]
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4.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM COVER!, April 29 2014
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The pictures on the cover reflects the personality of FLORENCE,DIANA and MARY so well that you almost tend to forget that the disc can't surpass the classic WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO.This edition however is ideal if you collect the albums of this female trio of the sixties.There are two booklets with photos;the mono and stereo editions plus some live tracks of some of their best songs.You also have an interview with THE SUPREMES from 1965 and even some COCA-COLA commercials based on their songs.If you love THE SUPREMES and can not satisfy your appetite with a best of collection,start with WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO,then get the others.

In The Land Of Hi-Fi
In The Land Of Hi-Fi
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5.0 out of 5 stars I JUST WISHED IT WAS LONGER, April 28 2014
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This review is from: In The Land Of Hi-Fi (Audio CD)
This was PATTI's first jazz effort,and it was a winner all the way.Teaming up with PETE RUGOLO,who was JUNE CHRISTY's arranger,she simply couldn't go wrong.Wonderful versions of THE LADY IS A TRAMP and A FOGGY DAY with the bells creating an atmosphere.Like all the great conductors-arrangers, RUGOLO was able to adapt to the singer's own personality.We tend to forget that PATTI PAGE was the most popular lady singer in the fifties.I just wished that the record lasted more than 29 minutes.

Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound
Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound
by Nelson George
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars GET THIS ONE!, April 22 2014
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If you were looking for a book about the early years of MOTOWN in DETROIT,stop the search,you have found it.The producers,the songwriters,the singers,the session musicians,they all are here.From MARY WELLS to STEVIE WONDER,you'll learn how MOTOWN was created.Forming a company and establishing it is never easy in any business,and music is no exception.MOTOWN had it shares of tragedies:MARY WELLS,FLORENCE BALLARD,DAVID RUFFIN and MARVIN GAYE to name a few all paid the price of success.The friendship of BERRY GORDY and SMOKEY ROBINSON was a key factor that served both men in the beginning of the company.If the talent of SMOKEY ROBINSON and HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND were the reason for MOTOWN's climbing to the top,NORMAN WHITFIELD and STEVIE WONDER will have to wait a few years before becomming names.All in all,this is the definitive book on the history of MOTOWN.My favorite anecdote is the sexual initiation of STEVIE WONDER.Now,that's funny.Read this,you won't regret it.

With a Lot O Soul
With a Lot O Soul
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BUT NOT GREAT, April 7 2014
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The album starts well with four good numbers,then there is a real let down before YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING brings us DAVID RUFFIN and EDDIE KENDRICKS together sharing the lead vocals.DAVID and EDDIE were such great singers that they could have sung the alphabet.Sadly,this is the last original album from the line up that we loved so much.NORMAN WHITFIELD had started working with THE TEMPS on the previous album,and he now begins to takes SMOKEY ROBINSON's place as the main composer of the group.This is a transitional album,and DAVID RUFFIN's drug addiction will force him out unfortunately.After another album of covers,DENNIS EDWARDS will replace him for good.Although the TEMPTATIONS will continue to make good albums with NORMAN WHITFIELD's social's soul funk,the fans in general really liked the KENDRICKS-RUFFIN years.If you don't want all THE TEMPTATIONS's albums,buy SING SMOKEY,TEMPTIN'TEMPTATIONS and GETTIN'READY,all three being more worthy purchases than WITH A LOT OF SOUL.

Where Did Our Love Go
Where Did Our Love Go
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5.0 out of 5 stars MOTOWN's first real good album, April 7 2014
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Any MOTOWN fan can not live without that album.THE SUPREMES's second album is a classic all the way.Released fifty years ago,it's overall charm hasn't vanished.Even the lesser tracks are enjoyable.It's hard to find a 31 minute record that good.The fact that 3 songs become no.1 tells a lot.Only the BEATLES could do that in 1964.The famous HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND songwriting team was on fire;there will be along with SMOKEY ROBINSON the reason that MOTOWN managed to get to the top in the recording industry.H-D-H were great melody makers.Along with STEVIE WONDER'S INNERVISIONS,this is my personal favorite MOTOWN album.Timeless!

Songs of Johnny Mercer
Songs of Johnny Mercer
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5.0 out of 5 stars FIVE SONGS NOT OFTEN RECORDED, March 5 2014
This review is from: Songs of Johnny Mercer (Audio CD)
Excellent collection of JOHNNY MERCER songs with a few songs not often recorded.I have several MERCER tributes and this one is among the best with ELLA FITZGERALD:THE JOHNNY MERCER SONGBOOK,ROSEMARY CLOONEY's tribute and the recent BING CROSBY's radio recordings of MERCER songs through the years.HOW LITTLE WE KNOW was first heard in the BOGART-BACALL movie TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT;MY NEW CELEBRITY IS YOU shows how JOHNNY could effortlessly pen a lyric and AT THE JAZZ BAND is MERCER's dixieland music of his younger days.Recommanded.

The Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart
The Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart
by Lorenz Hart
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars IS THIS VINTAGE,YOU BET!, Jan. 25 2014
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Along with JOHNNY MERCER and COLE PORTER,LORENZ(LARRY)HART was the greatest AMERICAN lyricist of the TIN PAN ALLEY era.If COLE PORTER didn't had his horse ride accident in 1937 that affected him for the rest of his life,he would have been up there with LARRY.COLE was also very gifted.As for JOHNNY MERCER who was the most prolific songwriter of his time(1,200 songs)you can't compare him with LORENZ HART because he was a southern man.Here we have every lyric that LORENZ HART wrote,including those he pen before RODGERS and HART published their first song in 1919.As an overall collection of AMERICANA,this is invaluable.If you are asking if this is worth buying,this means that you simply are not an AMERICAN SONGBOOK fanatic.It is important to read about LORENZ HART's background if you want to really know what kind of man he was.He was a very sensitive man.This aspect of the man is all over his lyrics.The book provides an overall historic story of all the RODGERS and HART songs created in shows and films.

1956: Legendray Sessions
1956: Legendray Sessions
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4.0 out of 5 stars THE GENIUS OF ART TATUM, Jan. 7 2014
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I removed a star only because ART TATUM as great as he was as a soloist(and he was) is a matter of taste.This was among the pianist's last recordings before he died in 1956.Those recordings were made under the supervision of producer NORMAN GRANZ,who was so much responsable for preserving the heritage of jazz greats by signing them to his record label VERVE.It is well known that musicians who played on those sessions were more than thrilled to play with TATUM.I always wondered how the pianist could play LOVE FOR SALE the way he did.The way this man played can not be learned;it is a gift from GOD.Never forget that ART TATUM was admired by classical pianists like VLADIMIR HOROWITZ.FATS WALLER, who knew him said it best when he admitted:i play the piano but tonight GOD is in the house.When you hear these tunes,think of BUD POWELL or OSCAR PETERSON who tried but could never duplicate their idol.The man was unique.

The Art of the Album Cover and How to Design Them
The Art of the Album Cover and How to Design Them
by Richard Evans
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU WANT ONLY ONE,BUY THIS ONE, Dec 20 2013
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I have several books on the lp covers subject,and if i had to recommand one,i'd choose this one.Why?As an overall overview of the history of lp covers over the years,this book delivers the goods.You'll get to know the visual artists who pionneered this art form.The author who is a cover designer himself, has decided to pay an hommage to his previous colleagues by pickin out exemples of their best work.You'll go through this book very fast, because once you'll start reading it, you are gonna be hooked like i was.Isn't it strange to discover that no one knows who designed ELVIS's first lp?You won't look at your record collection the same way after reading this book.

CASH, JOHNNY - THE COMPLETE SUN MASTERS
CASH, JOHNNY - THE COMPLETE SUN MASTERS
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3.0 out of 5 stars SKIP THIS ONE, Dec 15 2013
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There is a nice booklet with pictures and overview of CASH in the beginning of his career.Don't let this distract you from the fact that three discs of JOHNNY CASH's songs from the SUN years is too much.After all,the singer only stayed three years with the company.The alternate takes of his classic songs are unnecessary.You have the best songs he recorded at SUN all right,but you also have to suffer, because only about 15 to 20 songs are really worthy of your time.The original SUN singles is the cd you should buy instead.If it was an artist of lesser merit,they would not have bothered to release such a collection.You've been warned,so it's at your own peril, or maybe you want to hear JOHNNY imitate ELVIS on two or three songs.You don't for god's sake.Come on!There are also a few uncomplete outtakes.Enough is enough.

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