Motown Monday

sergiodeblanc

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Want to start the week off on a good foot and inn'a good mood? Join me for Motown Monday.

Motown was more than a record label, it practically ascended to the point of being its own musical genre. There's a good chance that any record you bought (or could buy now) with the Motown imprint on it has the highest odds of gettin' freaky and/or dancing than almost any other imprint.

The rules are the same as Slayer Sunday:
1) Post any video, picture, or story about a Motown artist on Monday.

2) That's it. Please try an' make sure it's from Motown or a Motown subsidiary (Tamla, Gordy, MoWest, etc..) All it takes is one more person to join in and commit to a day a week to fill the thread.


Let's start off with the first widely recognized "Motown" record off Berry Gordy's Tamla label (distributed by UA but, c'mon.. we just need a place to start):
Marv Johnson - Come to me



 

Dusty Chalk

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Do the Temptations count? This is an outstanding cover of this song, although it's not exactly an upbeat tune, I'll try to pick something more upbeat next week:
 

LSchefman

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I grew up with Motown, used to see all the acts back in the day when they were in Detroit. My old high school and college bands played the classic Motown songs.

I'm no whiz on the instrument, but my bass teacher was one of Motown's top session players after James Jamerson passed away, and before Motown moved from Detroit to LA.

I'm still mad at Motown for leaving Detroit.
 

sergiodeblanc

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Happy 4th of July!!!





"Black Man"

First man to die
For the flag we now hold high [Crispus Attucks]
Was a black man

The ground were we stand
With the flag held in our hand
Was first the red man's

Guide of a ship
On the first Columbus trip [Pedro Alonzo Nino]
Was a brown man

The railroads for trains
Came on tracking that was laid
By the yellow man

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

Heart surgery
Was first done successfully
By a black man [Dr Daniel Hale Williams]

Friendly man who died
But helped the pilgrims to survive [Squanto]
Was a red man

Farm workers rights
Were lifted to new heights [Caesar Chavez]
By a brown man

Incandescent light
Was invented to give sight [Thomas Edison]
By the white man

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

Hear me out...

Now I know the birthday of a nation
Is a time when a country celebrates
But as your hand touches your heart
Remember we all played a part in America
To help that banner wave

First clock to be made
In America was created
By a black man [Benjamin Banneker]

Scout who used no chart
Helped lead Lewis and Clark
Was a red man [Sacagawea]

Use of martial arts
In our country got its start
By a yellow man

And the leader with a pen
Signed his name to free all men
Was a white man [Abraham Lincoln]

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
God saved His world for all men
All people
All babies
All children
All colors
All races
This world's for you
and me
This world
My world
Your world
Everybody's world
This world
Their world
Our world
This world was made for all men

Hear me out...

Who was the first man to set foot on the North Pole?
Matthew Henson - a black man

Who was the first american to show the Pilgrims at Plymouth the secrets of survival in the new world?
Squanto - a red man

Who was the soldier of Company G who won high honors for his courage and heroism in World War 1?
Sing Kee - a yellow man

Who was the leader of united farm workers and helped farm workers maintain dignity and respect?
Caesar Chavez - a brown man

Who was the founder of blood plasma and the director of the Red Cross blood bank?
Dr. Charles Drew - a black man

Who was the first American heroine who aided the Lewis and Clark expedition?
Sacajewa - a red woman

Who was the famous educator and semanticist who made outstanding contributions to education in America?
Hayakawa - a yellow man

Who invented the world's first stop light and the gas mask?
Garrett Morgan - a black man

Who was the American surgeon who was one of the founders of neurosurgery?
Harvey Williams Cushing - a white man

Who was the man who helped design the nation's capitol, made the first clock to give time in America and wrote the first almanac?
Benjamin Banneker - a black man

Who was the legendary hero who helped establish the League of Iroquois?
Hiawatha - a red man

Who was the leader of the first microbiotic center in America?
Micho Kushi - a yellow man

Who was the founder of the city of Chicago in 1772?
Jean Baptiste - a black man

Who was one of the organizers of the American Indian Movement?
Denis Banks - a red man

Who was the Jewish financier who raised founds to sponsor Cristopher Columbus' voyage to America?
Lewis D. Santangel - a white man

Who was the woman who led countless slaves to freedom on the underground rairoad?
Harriet Tubman - a black woman
 
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