Mix 275: Bereft Of The Dial: Needle & Ye Damage Done
01 The Human League - The Black Hit of Space
02 Slim Gaillard - Jumpin' at The Record Shop
03 Country Joe McDonald - Your Last Few Records Just Didn't Make It
04 Anthony & The Sophomores - Don't Play That Song
05 Ray Woolf - If You Were a Rock 'n' Roll Record
06 Van McCoy - Mr. DJ
07 Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
08 Tom Tall - Stack-A-Records
09 Joyce Kennedy - The Hi-Fi Albums and I
10 David Bowie - DJ x Smiths - Rubber Ring
11 Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playin' (Alternate Version)
12 Guy Lombardo - Get Out Those Old Records
13 Sam Cooke - Having a Party
14 Anthony & The Sophomores - Play Those Oldies Mr. DJ
15 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Portable On My Shoulder
16 Sandy Selsie - Gonna Get Some Records
17 Gordon Lightfoot - Old Dan's Records
18 Sage Francis - Viva La Vinyl
19 Saves the Day - Jukebox Breakdown
20 Kings of Convenience - Homesick
So I was listening to some northern soul tunes and thought I’d share one of my favourites ‘Jimmy Mack’ when I stumbled upon this sweet little clip of Twiggy dancing to it... 60’s gold I’d say 🌟 For more of this kinda stuff check out my page @70sperspective
// Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack (1968)
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street
In today’s episode of WOW! Really, Cross?!? we take a look at the song I Want You Back.
The first act to be handed the song was Gladys Knight and the Pips. It went unreleased. It was altered and recorded by Diana Ross under the title I Want to Be Free. Good luck finding that version. Then there was of course the definitive version.....The mighty Jackson 5. Within about a year and a half, David Ruffin (little Michael was a huge admirer of Ruffin) cut the record. Then there was the Honey Cone-like version that was cut by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. I also included that live clip of Diana Ross performing the Jackson 5’s version of the song.
The story goes that Holland-Dozier-Holland, one of the all time greatest songwriting teams (and a personal favorite) parted ways with Motown. Berry Gordy, who was a bonafide songwriter himself, formed a songwriting/production team called The Clan....later The Corporation. The Corp consisted of himself, Alphonso Mizell (who’s little cousin from Hollis Queens became a legendary DJ under the name Jam Master Jay), Freddie Perren (who later became a disco hitmaker) and Deke Richards. Together, they wrote and produced I Want You Back. And in true Motown fashion, and consistent with the trend of the 60’s, they cut their records on a number of in-house artists. This bolsters popularity of a song plus royalties.
And there you have it!
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