torstai 20. marraskuuta 2014

Goodbye Jimmy Ruffin

Another Motown artist has left us. Jimmy Ruffin (May 7, 1936-Npvember 17, 2014). His What becomes of the broken hearted is one of this blogger's favorite songs ever.... And not only as there are like a zillion covers.... RIP Jimmy. 

sunnuntai 6. toukokuuta 2012

You can't hurry love

The Supremes themselves already recorded You can't hurry love as L'amore verrà, but a couple of years ago Nina Zilli, in the spotlight right now because she's representing Italy in the Eurovision song contest 2012 in Baku with very Motown inspired L'amore è femmina (Out of love), did her fantastic version of it. Here

keskiviikko 8. helmikuuta 2012

Reflections

One of my favourite songs from the girls. Fabulous! Reflections.

lauantai 24. joulukuuta 2011

Merry Christmas!

Here's The Supremes in Christmas mood. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

torstai 27. lokakuuta 2011

Barrett Strong - Money (That's what I want)

Song of the moment for me, Money (That's what I want) by Barrett Strong. One of Motown's first big hits in 1960 and Barret's only one.  He moved on to become Motown's lyricist.

keskiviikko 12. lokakuuta 2011

The Supremes want a guy!

It was 50 years ago when The Supremes story started with the release of I want a guy. It took awhile but as they say... the rest is history!

perjantai 17. kesäkuuta 2011

What becomes of the broken hearted by Jimmy Ruffin

Another Motown classic, originally from 1966 but charted again in 1974 and has been covered by most everyone. And Jimmy lives now in the UK and continues to record and perform. And there's a great remix, too, but of course not still matching the original Motown magic!