Ooooooh, Yeah, Baby......

Who don't love Motown>...

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  • The Greatest Lady, Aretha Franklin
  • Mr Smooth: Smokey Robinson
  • The Phenomenal Gladys Knight
  • Beyond Wonderful Marvin Gaye
  • Oh, yes... Diana Ross
  • Someone else? Please justify......
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    Inga Krasivaya
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    Back from yet another day on the jury service (not sure anyone will have missed me…) but I wanted to relax a little – and started to listening to some smoooooth music.  Had to come up with the question – who has the best voice… and I think these are the best five out of… well, five…  Come on ladies:  and remember that there really ain’t a wrong answer…

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      Alice Underwire
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      Hi Sally,

      Didn’t Roberta Flack release her recordings on Atlantic?

      Alice

      Kinda like I didn’t suggest Al Green. He was of Stax records in Memphis.

      Now the reverend Al Green.

      Alice

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      Kay Lambert
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      I saw Smokey in concert in Miami. Small venue, really up close and personal. What a voice. He personified what it meant to be an engaging entertainer. I will never forget it. Smokey’s got my vote.

      Kay👩🏻‍🦳💋

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      Kathryn Lynn Peters
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      The Temptations!

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      Mikala
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      I love Motown,
      When artists could really sing.
      There are just to many favourites to mention, but one of my most liked songs from that era is Hey There Lonely Girl by Eddie Holman.

      Mikala xxx.

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      Sally Drinkwater
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      How could you miss Roberta Flak from your list of superstars?

      Music to sip a glass of wine too in a darkened room.

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        Alice Underwire
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        Hi Sally,

        Didn’t Roberta Flack release her recordings on Atlantic?

        Alice

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        • #487349
          Gwyneth
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          Hi Sally,

          Didn’t Roberta Flack release her recordings on Atlantic?

          Alice

          Kinda like I didn’t suggest Al Green. He was of Stax records in Memphis.

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    • #486952
      Jannie Murry
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      I voted for

      Jann Arden and her son Insensitive. The words take me to a place where I used to be. Nothing wrong with Motown, but this is my favorite

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      Marti
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      Hi Inga,

      Marvin Gaye, for me

      Soul became social conscience.

      Marti xxx

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      Terri
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      King of Soul. James Brown
      Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin

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      Debbie Lynn
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      Hiya! Love all the choices! Voted other just to give a shout outs to The Temptations and Little Stevie Wonder! 🤗 Debbie Lynn

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      Gwyneth
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      My “someone else” would have to be The Temptations. Of course in my youth I wanted to be a Pip.

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      Regine Rich
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      As a lover of Soul, and R&B, I have to go with the queen, or Etta James, but I dont think she was part of Motown
      Hugs, Regi👩💕

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      Sandy Jayson
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      what about Karen Carpenter.
      Sandy

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      T.J. Byron
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      My Dad was Retired GM engiener, we grew up listening and playing and dancing to MOTORCITY MUSIC. My wife was born in Detroit, Mary Wells was her baby sitter. The whole family knew the artists, hung out at Hits City. Remember, it was just a converted home on the street.
      Can’ t pick one…just too many memories.
      Being a musician, I played to imitate the sound of the ” Funk Brothers”. Hal Blaine was the drummer we all idolized. He and most all the brothers are gone now.
      All we have is what they left us…their Souls in the music.
      Dr.T.J.

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      Kelli Marlowe
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      The Four Tops!

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      Heather Jameson
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      Had to go with Aretha, the queen but so many more.

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      Alice Underwire
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      Hi Inga,

      Can’t pick just one.  There were so many delightful Motown groups including 5hose you listed, The Four Tops, Temptations etc.

      Alice

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      Jamie Peridot
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      I assume by your poll you are thinking solo artists. In that case I can’t believe you didn’t list Stevie Wonder. No justification needed. Marvin Gaye a close second for a male artist. As far as smoothest voice it would have to be Smokey. For females it is a three way tie with the artists you have listed.

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      Eva Kelly
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      So many great voices, I can’t decide.

      The Jackson 5

      The Five Stairsteps

      The Three Degrees

      The Temptations

       

       

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      Grace Scarlett
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      Diana Ross…

      The Supremes and just after she went solo…..one of the best female  vocalists ever….in my opinion…

      Touch me in the morning, all of my life, ain’t no mountain high enough, reach out and touch, surrender….the list just runs and runs.

      Grace xx…

      When the court case ends, I hope they actually sentence the right person and let you out of court Inga….we need you here!!!

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      Krista
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      Hi Inga, Motown isn’t my favourite genre but there are some good tunes.  I do like “I heard it through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye.  But for really relaxing, I enjoy listening to the smooth sound of Michael Buble singing “Sway”.  Give that a listen with a nice glass of chardonnay or malbec.  Or for a fun smooth tune, listen to the version of “Baby it’s cold outside” by Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon Levittt, you have to watch it on YouTube.  Take care, Have a lovely weekend, Hugs, Krista.

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      Bettylou Cox
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      Not really a fan of Motown (I’m a Jazz Baby); but I made an exception for Otis Redding. I can’t ever forget that haunting melody of his hit “Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay”.

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        Inga Krasivaya
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        You are soooooo right…  Otis:  RIP…

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