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Jennifur SunBrian from Canada they could indeed Funks were the BEST BAND ever for me.Count Von Werner from DetroitIt was amazing growing up in Detroit with this music saturating our culture. Rosalie Trombley, program director of CKLW in Windsor Ontario, right across the Detroit River and aiming their transmitter towers right at Detroit, LOVED the Motown sound, and "race records" became "pop records" in record stores because she played it alongside all the other Top 40 hits. Does anyone realize the race barriers broken by Barry Gordy and the music created at Hitsville USA (aka Motown Records)?Jerry from Dunreith, InWas home on leave from Vietnam, then off to Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor, HI for duty....Semper FiJennifur Sun from RamonaLOVED that honking sax in the background of this song.Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 20th 1966, the Temptations performed "Ain"t Too Proud to Beg" on the late Dick Clark"s American Bandstand...Three months earlier on May 22nd, 1967 it entered Billboard"s Hot Top 100 chart at position #67; and on July 10th, 1966 it peaked at #13 for 1 week and also spent 13 weeks on the Top 100... And on June 19th, 1966 it reached #1 for 8 non-consecutive weeks on Billboard"s R&B chart between its 4th & 5th week at #1 "Let"s Go Get Stoned" by Ray Charles was in the top spot...It was the first Temp record produced by Norman Whitfield, and their next release, "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", would also peak at #1 on the R&B chart #3 on the Top 100.Kristin from Bessemer, AlPortions of this song are used in the B-52"s 1989 tune "Love Shack".Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScThe bass player you"re refering to was James JamersonBrian from Sydney, CanadaThe Funk Brothers could really play. They played on so many hit records that came from Motown it is staggering! They were a group of talented, confident musicians who were as tight as any band out there. They inspired the best of the best such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Being such great musicians themselves they recognized the beautiful music this unknown "studio band" was making in Detroit. McCartney often cited the bass in the Motown sound as being his biggest musical eye-opener. He knew that the Motown player (name please??), Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) and himself were alwys doing knew things with the Bass-one in London, one in LA and one in Detroit-cool huh? Great band and made those Motown sounds some of the greatest.Jay from Brooklyn, Ny"Ain"t" may be poor grammar, but it is the right word to use. "I am Not Too Proud to Beg" would not have had the same feel or the same heart.Jay from Brooklyn, NyThis is one of the greatest songs even written. It should never be rerecorded because no one could possibly sing it better than David Ruffin.Scott from St. Louis, MoUsed prominently in "The Big Chill."Pete from Nowra, Australiathis song was used in a tv commercial in Australia...think it was for a bathroom productTom from New York, NyTruly a great song.see more comments
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