Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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MCRFB RADIO ADS: LIGHT-HEARTED FALSTAFF BEER! ’66

January 17th, 2018


FALSTAFF BREWING CO. * “There’s Light-Hearted Livin,’ Falstaff Beer” * 1966

MCRFB RADIO ADS: SEE YOUR GOOD GULF DEALER ’64

January 17th, 2018


GULF OIL & PETROLEUM CO. * “See Your Good Gulf Dealer” * 1964

MCRFB RADIO ADS: YOU’RE IN THE PEPSI GENERATION!

January 16th, 2018

PEPSI AD 1965


PEPSICO COMPANY * “Come Alive! You’re In The Pepsi Generation” * 1965

MCRFB RADIO ADS: ECONOMIZE AT WOOLWORTH! ’59

January 16th, 2018

WOOLWORTH AD 1950s


THE F. W. WOOLWORTH COMPANY * “Be Wise, Economize at Woolworth” * 1959

MOTOWN SNAPSHOT FLASHBACKS: MARVIN GAYE, ’76

January 15th, 2018


I WANT YOU (COMPLETE LP) * TAMLA * 1976

ABOUT THIS ALBUM

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I WANT YOU is the fourteenth studio album by Motown artist and musician Marvin Gaye, released March 16, 1976, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place throughout 1975 and 1976 at Motown Recording Studios, also known as Hitsville West, and Gaye’s personal studio Marvin’s Room in Los Angeles, California.

Gaye and album co-producer Leon Ware recorded and mixed the album at Gaye’s newly christenedMarvin’s Room Studio“, located on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, and at Motown Recording Studios. Much like Gaye’s previous studio effort Let’s Get It On, I Want You featured Gaye’s contribution of background vocals and heavy multi-tracking. Gaye’s vocalizing style was in classic doo-wop tradition accompanied by the low tempo of string arrangements and other instrumentation was provided by The Funk Brothers.

“I Want You,” the song (also noted title of the album), was written by songwriters Leon Ware and Arthur “T-Boy” Ross and performed Marvin Gaye. It was released as a single on October 2, 1995 on the Tamla label. The song introduced a change in musical styles for Gaye, who before then had recorded songs with a funk edge. Songs such as this gave him a disco audience thanks to Ware, who produced the song alongside Gaye.

The single topped the Billboard Soul Singles chart, quickly becoming Marvin Gaye’s eleventh number-one hit on that chart, while peaking at number fifteen on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. (Sources: WiKipedia; AllMusic)

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A MCRFB Note: Click on (COMPLETE LP) for track listing on this album.

Marvin Gaye circa 1976



DETROIT MOTOWN MONDAY RECORD FLASHBACK ’76!

January 15th, 2018


MARVIN  GAYE * 1976

THE MAGIC BEHIND THE DETROIT MOTOWN SOUND! ’76

January 15th, 2018

“I WANT YOU” (INSTRUMENTAL) * MARVIN GAYE * 1976

GORDY’S MOTOWN RECORDS, IS BIG, REALLY BIG: ’65

January 15th, 2018

Six Years After Its Founding, Berry Gordy’s Motown Records Puts Detroit Musically On The Global Map

A ’60s Detroit Music Moment Revisited: 1965

 

 



DETROIT (March 21, 1965) — Eight doors off the first floor hallway at 2652 West Grand Boulevard and when they are closed, the tiny passageway grows eerie. You are alone there, but with a distant sound of music — a music that is part blues, part gospel and a lot of rhythm.

It takes a keen perception to open the right door to the music. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .

— DETROIT FREE PRESS


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965


DETROIT FREE PRESS Sunday, March 21, 1965


MOTOWN RECORDS 1959 – 1965

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Motor City Radio Flashbacks is re-posting this article today, in commemoration of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records’ founding, 59 years ago, January 1959.

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This article was previously published on the website, April 17, 2017.


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(Above Motown related article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2018. Newspapers.com).


Missed our previously cataloged ‘Motor City ’60s Music’ newspaper features? GO HERE.


DETROIT MAGAZINE Detroit Free Press, Sunday, March 21, 1965



 

WDEE-AM: DETROIT COUNTRY MUSIC TOP 40! 01/10/77

January 12th, 2018

WDEE MODERN COUNTRY SURVEY January 10, 1977


BIG “D” COUNTRY MUSIC NO. 01 * “Crash” Craddock

WDEE MODERN COUNTRY SURVEY January 10, 1977 (click on image 2x for largest view)


BIG “D” COUNTRY MUSIC NO. 02 * CRYSTAL GAYLE

BIG “D” COUNTRY MUSIC NO. 03 * LARRY GATLIN

BIG “D” COUNTRY MUSIC NO. 04 * CONWAY TWITTY

BIG “D” COUNTRY MUSIC NO. 05 * EMMYLOU HARRIS

WDEE MODERN COUNTRY SURVEY January 10, 1977


BIG “D” COUNTRY MUSIC NO. 18 * BILL ANDERSON

BIG “DEE” RADIO 15. THIS WEEK 41 YEARS AGO

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The Top 40 country hits in Detroit. Featuring the ‘Top 5’ off the survey. As tabulated by WDEE 1500 for the week of January 10, 1977


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A SPECIAL THANK YOU

 In Memory of George Griggs

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Above WDEE music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.




WDEE MODERN COUNTRY JINGLE * WDEE * 1977



PRESS IMAGES FROM DETROIT RADIO’S PAST: WDEE ’71

January 12th, 2018

WDEE DEANO DAY (Press Photo) 1971



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