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    I'm an old '60s rocker........

    I sang male leads in 5 musicals. I took vocal lessons for 4 years. I played in several chump change rock bands.

    When the Beatles came over....what a refreshing change in music. I was so tired of playing and singing "Johnny be good".

    Then Motown came to be...............

    In '67 I moved to a little farming town outside Chicago and I got to listen to a lot of the 60's Chicago groups in their early days.......

    Yesterday TCM played a movie....Standing in the Shadow of Motown....concerning the Funk Brothers band. A group of unrelated musicians that became the sessions musicians on most of the biggest hits that came out of Motown in the 60's and early 70's. Wow! Unbelieveable!

    I will be ordering the DVD tomorrow. I found some new vocalists to buy for my CD collection too......Joan Osborne.......Ben Harper....
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    you are an old fart arn't you... can I say fart...
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    ken,
    i couldn`t sing to save my life.......but i do like ol' rock-n-roll.
    i`ll give it a listen.
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    Its always great when I come across some artist that I haven't heard of. I'm always struck by the "how did I miss that?" sort of feeling. Shows like you describe are great ways of doing that. I heard some great guitar work about a year ago and tracked down Sonny Landreth . . . how had I missed that? So many others . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Sows like you describe are great ways of doing that. I heard some great guitar work about a year ago and tracked down Sonny Landreth . . . how had I missed that? So many others . . .
    Ken isn't a sow!! Even if he qualified for porcine species, wrong gender!!
    Oh thanks for the new artists Ken. WLS sure isn't the station it used to be.
    The old rock n roll hits are in my stereo in the shop!
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    Here's a list of just the #1 pop hit songs they played on....think about this...just the #1 hits...

    List of #1 Songs on which The Funk Brothers played
    • "Please Mr Postman" The Marvelettes
    • "Fingertips Pt. 2" Little Stevie Wonder
    • "My Guy" Mary Wells
    • "Where Did Our Love Go" The Supremes
    • "Baby Love" The Supremes
    • "Come See About Me" The Supremes
    • "My Girl" The Temptations
    • "Stop! In the Name of Love" The Supremes
    • "Back in My Arms Again" The Supremes
    • "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" The Four Tops
    • "I Hear a Symphony" The Supremes
    • "You Can't Hurry Love" The Supremes
    • "Reach Out I'll Be There" The Four Tops
    • "You Keep Me Hangin' On" The Supremes
    • "The Happening" The Supremes
    • "Respect" Aretha Franklin
    • "Love Child" Diana Ross and the Supremes
    • "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
    • "I Can't Get Next to You" The Temptations
    • "Someday We'll Be Together" Diana Ross and the Supremes
    • "ABC" The Jackson Five
    • "The Love You Save" The Jackson Five
    • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Diana Ross
    • "I'll Be There" The Jackson Five
    • "The Tears of a Clown" Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
    • "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" The Temptations
    • "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" The Temptations
    • "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
    • "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Stevie Wonder
    • "Touch Me in the Morning" Diana Ross
    • "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
    • "Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Night and the Pips
    • "Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)" Eddie Kendricks
    • "You Haven't Done Nothin'" Stevie Wonder
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Ken isn't a sow!!
    Shows, shows, I meant shows .
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 04-16-2010 at 08:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Show, show, I meant show .
    Why ain't I buying that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    ... I heard some great guitar work about a year ago and tracked down Sonny Landreth...
    Oh yeah, Sonny Landreth. He's what I consider a greasy guitarist (pronounced "greazy"...with a drawl), and that's meant in a good way. The notes just ooze out of the amplifier.
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    I love motown music.....

    I had a CD made of my favorites and when I get in the 69 Chevelle SS to go for a cruise.....that is the CD I listen to most of the time. And when I am not listening to that CD...I play ACDC.
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