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Just going through a stack of old 45’s and I was wondering how many of these any of you remember.

· I KNOW i’M LOOSING YOU………RARE EARTH

· BLESS YOU………………….MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS

· GROOVE ME………………….KING FLOYD

· LOVE ON A 2 WAY STREET………MOMENTS

· JUST AS LONG AS YOU NEED ME….INDEPENDENTS

· FROM HIS WOMAN TO YOU……….BARBARA MASON

· OUTSIDE WOMAN………………BLOODSTONE

· NEVER LET YOU GO……………BLOODSTONE

· NATURAL HIGH………………BLOODSTONE

· SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK…PERSUADERS

· YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE…………LINDA JONES

· THANK YOU BABY…………… STYLISTICS

· ONLY YOU BABE……………..CURTIS MAYFIELD

· HEY ROMEO…………………SEQUINS

· DON’T BE SURPRISED…………LYNN WILLIAMS

· I BEEN HOODOOD…………….DR. JOHN

· WESTBOUND#9……………….FLAMING EMBERS

· IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW…HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTES

· SHOE SHOE SHINE……………DYNAMIC SUPERIORS

· I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN……………DYNAMIC SUPERIORS

· BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW……………………NORMAN COMMORS

· DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE…………….THE TEMPREES

· HOW COULD I FORGET YOU…………………TYRONE DAVIS

· I KNOW I’M LOOSING YOU…………………RARE EARTH

This list goes all the way back about 27 years. Back to the days when Rare Earth had their own record label and there were other labels like: Chimneyville, Stang, Watts-Stack, Wand, Buddah, London, Atco, Turbo, Avco, Curtom, Gold Star, Suncut, Hot Wax and many others. These no name labels were the labels that most blacks recorded their hits on.

Some groups were fortunate enough to be on name brand labels like Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes recorded on Phillidelphia Records, The Dynamic Superiors were on Mowtown, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas recorded on Gordy(Mowtown).

But as I said most recorded on no name labels that were bought out later by big companies or just disappeared. SO many of our great musicians from the 60’s and 70’s have disappeared along with their record labels.

I wonder where most of them have gone. It would be great if they could just bring them back for one live show with no commercials or interruptions on Tv for the world to watch or have them do a worl tour and

just take us back to the days of great music. So many of us can remember growing up with the sounds of so many of those artists.

So many of them incorporated rap in their songs but it was not the rap we know today. It was the kind of

rap that meant let’s get it on. My mind is just taking a trip into the past history of great musicians and and music and I began to wonder where some of them are today and that if they were still recording today would their music be as accepted now as it was then. Do any of you have any idea where some of these artists have gone and what do think would happen to their music if they were to be recording today.

Hattie

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