8-10 more inches expected Sunday in Metro Detroit with single digit highs, below zero lows all next week.
No snow thrower, sick on top of it. I’m wasted & stressed.
I hate this, it is depressing.
Watch this in Full Screen and get some Kleenex!
Bobby co-wrote this song that Mary would sing second rendition to behind The Miracles and I couldn’t have thought of a more appropriate song for today.
His words, our feelings about him.
What Love has Joined Together, Can nobody take it apart.
One of the founding members of the Miracles Bobby Rogers died Sunday from complications after a long battle with diabetes. It took the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame long enough to induct The Miracles, April of 2012 where Bobby was too sick to attend. He co-wrote not only some of the Miracles songs but other Motown groups and artists as well.
He was Claudette Rogers Robinson cousin and at one time married to Marvelettes singer Wanda Young.
He was a part of one the earliest successful groups of Motown who got the first million dollar record with Shop Around and will be sorely missed. Any part of this cities music legacy who passes leaves us with an emptiness, yet their music will continue to bring us joy making us feel that they will always live on.
Bobby Rogers was that joy. God Speed to his family, friends and the millions of fans that spanned over many generations.
I dedicate this song for all the skaters at Camp Martius and the upcoming Motown Winter BLAST next weekend in Downtown Detroit.
FEBRUARY 8-10, 2013
Friday February 8th, 11am-11pm
Saturday February 9th, 11am-11pm
Sunday February 10th, 11am-9pm
Now if there is anytime I hope it pours snow. It is beautiful down there with the rink, fountain and lights. Was down there several years when it was snowing away, I felt like a kid again. And believe me we all need that once in a while.
So let this song be a reminder for your plans.
Written by Smokey Robinson
Released in 1963
Mary had 10 consecutive #1 hits between 1962-63, this should have been number 11.
There is something about this song that puts a smile on my face but in reality every early Motown song does that. A classic period and a classy singer who started off the very long ride Motown had.
Laughing Boy also made you appreciate the Muse behind the singers with Ivory Joe Hunter’s piano, James Jamerson’s bass and the beat of William “Benny” Benjamin’s drums. Music never had it so good.
Released in 1964, third song out of 5 consecutive singles released to hit #1 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Written by William “Mickey” Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter
Released under Martha Reeves & the Vandellas Jan. 4, 1966
This was one of my favorites from this group yet sadly not one of the Vandellas were on the record. The Andantes (Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow and Louvain Demps) did the female backing vocals and the male backing vocals were none other than my favorite guys, The Four Tops.
Enough to make you PUKE.
His demented ad playing over and over again.
As I see Detroit and what it has become??? I know I can turn things around. WTF?
Wonder how bad it would have really looked by now if President Obama hadn’t thought the core of the US Auto Industry was as worthy of some help as Bush thought of bailing out WALL STREET?
Written by John Lee Hooker
Recorded April 21-April 22, 1972 at The Cinderella Ballroom – Detroit, Mi.
Released off the “Full House” album in 1972
Boston Band adopts Detroit and Vise/Versa
Written by Mary Wells.
Recorded (1959) and Released in 1960.
This video footage was from the 1962 Motortown Revue. The revue was filmed during a December 1962 week-long stand at the Apollo Theater. And yes those are the Temptations singing in the background with Mary before David Ruffin joined the group.
Before there was even a “Motown”.
Written by Marv Johnson & Berry Gordy Jr.
Released in May 1959.
You are hearing the very first single that ever came out of ” Motown” released on Tamla Label. It was a Midwest hit but because the label was still a local company just starting out Gordy sold the rights of the song to United Artists so it could be distributed nationally. And it indeed become a national #30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and # 3 on the national R&B chart by early 1960.
NOTE: Oct. 19, 2012
THIS BLOG IS FROM LAST YEAR (2011) THAT PEOPLE ARE VIEWING.
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Released in 1967 on the A2 Records Label/A² 402
Written by Carole King & Ray Davies
Steve Correl – lead guitar, vocals
Bill Figg – drums
Scott Morgan – guitar, vocals
Terry Trabandt – bass, vocals
Released in 1963 on the Motown Label, Written by Smokey Robinson.
Actual Title was the longest in Motown’s History.
“A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heartbreaking Guy”