Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 12 May 2012
Posted on 05/11/2012 6:00:30 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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In many ways, Gordy was the Paul Whiteman of his era, although he would have bridled at the suggestion. Just as Whiteman had made a lady out of jazz in the Twenties, Gordy came up with a black sound that was quick, nervous and rather white. His acts were all required to go to Motowns etiquette school so as to learn which fork to use, how to dress and how to express themselves in a ladylike and gentlemanly manner. An old friend of mine, still in radio and working at an oldies station in Tulsa, said about Motowns sound in the Sixties, Its not considered black music; its white. White or not, it made fortunes for a lot of musical entrepreneurs in Detroit. The harsh discipline of Hitsville USA forced people to succeed.
In the early years, Berry Gordy had trouble settling on a basic sound. Eddie Holland had worked with Gordy back when Gordy was producing him at Mercury Records. In 1961, Eddie had his first minor hit for Motown which he didnt write. In this recording, Eddie sounds like Clyde McPhatter, and the basic sound is very much Brill Building.
Eddies brother Brian Holland was a staff songwriter from the very beginning of Motown, and he had his first success in 1961 too. Thats Marvin Gaye on drums.
Lamont Dozier had been around for years, recording for different labels but not registering a hit.
It was in 1963 that H-D-H had their first entry on the charts, featuring Eddie Holland on vocals. Its pretty good, and it gives a clear indication of how the H-D-H sound would evolve over time. Its quick, nervous and very catchy.
Good evening Kathy & hope your day is winding down so you can catch a breath! LOL *Hugs*
Very nice, Cindy! Relaxing...that’s what I needed tonight! :)
Good evening G-Pa! *Hugs*
Ya know I haven’t even had a chance yet to check on Memorial Day events here. You always have great ones down there.
Do you have plans already?
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It's Tunes For Our Troops!
G-Ma has said she and I along #1 Dau (Mom to be in mid Jun) are going up there to see Nate.
WooHoo! Happy birthday Joe! Just saw him on HBO last night. Looking forward to this Drumbo!
It took a while, but H-D-H found a groove for Martha, and that groove was flat out kick-ass dancing. If you wanted to get people jumping on the dance floor, all you had to do was put this on the turntable. (Remember turntables?) Its not only a great up-tempo number, but it has solid lyrics and is even beautiful in places. Ive always admired the way that H-D-H move effortlessly between C minor and E-flat. At 1:43 there is a musical technique called deletion where the rhythm is interrupted by a half-bar, and it propels the song into the brilliant resolution at 2:03. These guys knew what they were doing.
The H-D-H team had the annoying trend of milking an idea for everything they could before moving on to a new one. It was to add a degree of sameness to some of the acts that came later, but in this situation, the dancing groove they created for Martha Reeves worked out well. That drum riff at 2:03 is inspired.
Background Music Instrumental - Piano & Nature - Relax Daily N°005
Started listening this & had to stop or I'd go to sleep! LOL
Thanks for all you hard work & hope you have a loverly weekend! *Hugs*