Motown Memories Live

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Motown Memories Live

Postby Corinna » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:42 am

John (humboldt) and his friends Alan, Paul & Graham have been working hard to clean up the live tracks of Dusty singing Motown. In memory of Dusty, they today release MOTOWN MEMORIES LIVE, exclusively for Let's Talk Dusty!

Like all CDs we offer, the price is £5. Proceeds go unabridged to the Royal Marsden.

Order from Cor, pay to Rob via paypal http://www.paypal.com to robwilkins_99@yahoo.com

If you want to pay by cheque/check - for UK please contact Rob at robwilkins54@hotmail.com; for US please contact Nancy at njy@prodigy.net.

Editing to add that the CD is available for both members and non-members of Let's Talk Dusty. Spread the Dusty and Motown Love! [ear]

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Here's John's story:

When I joined LTD back in 2007 I struck up an email friendship with a nice guy called Fraser O'Brien who was originally from Glasgow but was living in Manchester. He had been posting info about Motown songs that Dusty had sung but had never appeared on CD. I decided that I wanted to compile all of these live performances onto a cd-r for my own enjoyment. Thanks to him and my reference books ('the bible') I managed to get a hold of all Dusty's unreleased live Motown performances. (BTW I have excluded both versions of 'Upside Down' as I dislike them immensely). It appears that the BBC/ITV have wiped the original tapes so these are all we've got. The final one was 'I Want You Back' which he sent me just before he died. I knew that he was ill but had no idea how serious it was which makes his kindness all the more generous and touching.

The first attempt at a Motown collection was called 'Dusty Sings Motown Live' which I dedicated to Fraser back in 2007. This is my second attempt to which I owe no small debt to friends Alan, Paul & Graham for giving their time so willingly and putting up with my demands for changes and perfection. The end result is called 'Motown Memories Live' and of course is still dedicated to Fraser as without him this would not have been possible.

The recordings are over 40 yrs old and were made by fans holding a mic up to the TV just like I used to do with my old reel to reel tape recorder when I was 16! So they have been around the block several times with many people trying to clean them up but there is only so much that can be done before Dusty's voice would disappear!
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby humboldt » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:36 am

Thanks Cor. I've already got some orders which I'll pass on to you later. X
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Brian » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:06 am

What a fabulous idea - and what a great cover too!
Can we have some more details please?
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How much does the cd cost
How do we pay for it - a cheque to Rob?
If so, we need an address!
Thanks to all who were involved with this worthwhile project :thumbsup:

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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby trek007 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:30 am

A great idea and how great to have all the tracks together.
Thanks to all concerned.

I've sent you an e mail Cor [:)]
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Corinna » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:08 am

I've amended the post with all the necessary info, Brian.

Awaiting your orders, don't hold back! It's for a good cause. :thumbsup:
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:38 pm

only just seen this [:o]
so have just sent payment to Rob via paypal.
thanks John(and friends) and thoughts go to Fraser for making this originally possible. :rose:
a lovely surprise on this special day for remembering and honouring Dusty. :rose:
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Brian » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:50 pm

Mine arrived safely this morning...listening right now - very enjoyable [:D] :note:

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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby al14 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:25 pm

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Cor. I will be submitting my order to you and Rob today.
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Corinna » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:39 pm

Thanks for your order, Al!

It's quite an improvement on the sound, isn't it, Brian! [ear]
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:25 am

I was excited this morning as mine came but its a blank :shock: I think Rob must have been having a senior moment, and I know what they are like all too well [:)]
I e mailed him to tell him but I know he said he was away this week. so as Diana Ross would say "Im still waiting"
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Corinna » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:32 am

Rob must indeed have had a senior moment, he's had a lot of CDs to do. Do you want to wait for another CD, or maybe a download link would be okay? Just let me know.
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:53 pm

I wont have a download Cor as they wont open and play on the itunes link and then I cant play them on ipod so I will wait for a cd,but thanks anyway. [:)]
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Frans » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:17 pm

I'd be glad to download the CD, Corinna, saves time and trouble all 'round. Five pounds is it? I'll paypal Rob.
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Corinna » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:23 pm

Berthavenation wrote:I'd be glad to download the CD, Corinna, saves time and trouble all 'round. Five pounds is it? I'll paypal Rob.


:yes: :bravo:

Rob will be away for the week, but as soon as he's acknowledged your payment, I'll send you the link. It's indeed the cheapest way, since Rob never charges for his expenses, your £5 always go unabridged to the Marsden. So accepting a link saves Rob some money.

You probably know this, but when you've downloaded the link, you have to extract ("unzip") the files. You can then import them into a music library software of your choice (e.g. iTunes).
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby trek007 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:45 pm

Really enjoying this CD which came today. :yes:

Well worth getting.
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:52 pm

:cry:
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby trek007 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:08 pm

Patience is a virture me dear! :what?: :what?:
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Re: Motown Memories Live

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:39 pm

thankyou Rob, my cd came today and its a nice cd to have all together like that. thanks John and friend for doing the work on it to improve it all. :thumbsup:

as an Aries, Trek I am not good at being patient, a Dusty trait I share under this fire sign :oops:
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