User talk:Halls4521

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Welcome!

Hello, Halls4521, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! --FuriousFreddy (talk) 21:00, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank's, Furious Freddy.--Halls452 (talk) 23:56, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

I'll Be in Trouble and The Girl's Alright with Me[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. When writing articles on songs and such, there's no need to add the parenthetical disambiguation to the article title if there's not already (or should be) an article under the basic name. That's the only reason we do it: so that when we have, for example, a gang of articles on Joy, each one can have its own name space.

I've moved both "I'll Be in Trouble" and "The Girl's Alright with Me", and added categories as well. Thanks and have fun editing. --FuriousFreddy (talk) 21:00, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks again. I've also made an article for "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" as well. That'll be it for the articles for now (but I hope to make some more soon).--Halls452 (talk) 23:56, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hi, I am going to talk to PeterSymonds right now. He has been helping with this problem on TDI/A pages, and even Dancing with the Stars, which was being used for predictions. Even though I have been a user for about a month, I am going to ask if I could be a rollback, I mean I am definitely responsible, and it would be easier to help others with that power!!! I understand the line from the movie, The Incredibles: "I feel like the maid. I just cleaned up this mess. Can we keep it clean??? For 10 MINUTES!!!" (In reference to ridding the world of villians/crime. Trying my best to do it. Thanks for listening to my rant, LOL!- TDI19 (talk) 22:48, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

That's OK and I think that's great. Hope it works out... and Thanks.--Halls452 (talk) 07:06, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Hi, received your note. What would you like me to do? Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 09:27, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Replied on other page. Thanks.--Halls452 (talk) 14:40, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

The Total Drama Action Article[edit]

Well, I just checked it, and everything seems to be in its correct place and position. The only thing that I saw that may have been out of place (or "not released to public") was Courtney being on the tables. Though, that has been released to the public courtesy of Cake Entertainment; everything else looks fine. -Bbhinton15 (talk) 20:06, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Wow. How low can this get???? Anyway, I changed it back to my last edit since it was the most recent correct edit. Hopefully, it will stay this way, though I doubt it. -Bbhinton15 (talk) 05:25, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey! I am now a rollback, which means if someone makes tons of vandalism edits, I can revert all of them with one click. I will be making sure that whoever just messed up the article, and in the future, whoever does, will be banned from Wikipedia for I honestly don't care how long. I don't care if they are infinitely banned. This user also vandalized Bbhinton15's user page, by calling him gay.- TDI19 (talk) 23:37, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey...[edit]

Thanks for telling me. I haven't been on my page here in a while; so that's why I didn't notice it right away. Wish i could report him/her or something. -Bbhinton15 (talk) 01:17, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

It is really starting to get annoying, with the vandalism.... *sigh* If people want to write fanfiction, there is a wikia for that. I invite you to the Total Drama Wiki. There is a link at the bottom of the TDI page. Just look for me, TDI19, there. I am an admin and featured user! TDI19 (talk) 02:03, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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H-D-H songs[edit]

Hi, Halls. I'm very interested in songs written by H-D-H as I think they're the best songwriters ever, with their music being listened to more than that of even Lennon-McCartney, who are also amongst my favorites. Most of the time right after I log-in to WP, I check the H-D-H songs category to see if there's anything new, or changed. This is how I came into contact with "A Tear..", another page you created. I know we already have Motown Records discography, though I think that's incomplete. I think about tableising it sometimes, but was going to ask input from you and Furious Freddy about it first. All my favorite Supremes songs happened to be written by this trio. After "Forever Came Today", they were really more like Diana Ross & the Andantes up through her last song with them. I usually intend to follow Diana's musical direction over that of the new Supremes, though I did The Supremes timeline for consistancy. Any thoughts, drop me a line! Best, --Discographer (talk) 05:53, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Actually I think that's a great idea, but I would run it by the others first. I can't say I'm an expert (cause I'm not) but I'm a big fan of Motown music and have done some research and reading. I'll try to help you as much as I can in finding and posting info.--Halls4521 (talk) 02:18, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Hi, Halls... thanks for letting me know about that. Good article you created. Best, --Discographer (talk) 05:18, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Happy Holidays my friend! Best, --Discographer (talk) 06:18, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
As a great big Motown nerd, I have a complete database of every Motown single to hand to refer to, and it seems someone here might find this useful, so... The HDH-penned songs which were used on Motown singles in the Sixties, but which aren't currently included in the "songwriting highlights" section of their article, are as follows:-
  • 1962 Lamont Dozier, "Dearest One" (Melody 102 A)
  • 1962 Mary Wells, "Old Love (Let's Try It Again)" (Motown 1032 B)
  • 1962 Eddie Holland, "Darling I Hum Our Song" (Motown 1036 A)
  • 1963 Martha & the Vandellas, "Jealous Lover" (Gordy 7014 B)
  • 1963 Holland-Dozier, "What Comes Up Must Come Down" (Motown 1045 A)
  • 1963 Holland-Dozier, "Come On Home" (Motown 1045 B - Janie Bradford credited alongside HDH)
  • 1963 The Marvelettes, "Tie A String Around Your Finger" (Tamla 54082 B - Janie Bradford credited alongside HDH)
  • 1963 Martha & the Vandellas, "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" (Gordy 7022 B)
  • 1963 The Marvelettes, "He Won't Be True (Little Girl Blue)" (Tamla 54088 B) - I love this one!
  • 1963 The Darnells, "Too Hurt To Cry, Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye" (Gordy 7024 A) - bizarre Phil Spector soundalike, well worth tracking down
  • 1963 The Darnells, "Come On Home" (Gordy 7024 B) - same as the Holland-Dozier song above
  • 1963 The Supremes, "Standing At The Crossroads Of Love" (Motown 1051 B)
  • 1963 The Miracles, "I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying" (Tamla 54089 A)
  • 1963 Martha & the Vandellas, "Quicksand" (Gordy 7025 A)
  • 1963 Martha & the Vandellas, "Darling I Hum Our Song" (Gordy 7025 B) - same as Eddie Holland above
  • 1964 Martha & the Vandellas, "Live Wire" (Gordy 7027 A)
  • 1964 Martha & the Vandellas, "Old Love (Let's Try It Again)" (Gordy 7027 B) - same as Mary Wells
  • 1964 The Supremes, "I'm Giving You Your Freedom" (Motown 1054 B)
  • 1964 R. Dean Taylor, "My Lady Bug Stay Away From That Beatle" (VIP 25005 A, never released - R. Dean Taylor credited alongside HDH)
  • 1964 The Andantes, "Like A Nightmare" (VIP 25006 A)
  • 1964 The Andantes, "If You Were Mine" (VIP 25006 B)
  • 1964 Matha & the Vandellas, "In My Lonely Room" (Gordy 7031 A)
  • 1964 Eddie Holland, "Just Ain't Enough Love" (Motown 1058 A)
  • 1964 Mary Wells, "Guarantee For A Lifetime" (Motown 1061 B, never released)
  • 1964 The Four Tops, "Call On Me" (Motown 1062 B)
  • 1964 Eddie Holland, "Candy To Me" (Motown 1063 A)
  • 1964 Eddie Holland, "If You Don't Want My Love" (Motown 1063 B)
  • 1964 The Supremes, "Ask Any Girl" (Motown 1066 B)
  • 1964 Mary Wells, "Whisper You Love Me Boy" (Motown 1065 A, never released)
  • 1964 The Supremes, "You're Gone (But Always In My Heart)" (Motown 1068 B) - a lovely song.
  • 1964 The Four Tops, "Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile)" (Motown 1069 A)
  • 1964 The Four Tops, "Love Has Gone" (Motown 1069 B)
  • 1965 The Four Tops, "Where Did You Go?" (Motown 1073 B)
  • 1965 The Supremes, "I'm In Love Again" (Motown 1074 B)
  • 1965 Marvin Gaye, "You've Been A Long Time Coming" (Tamla 54112 A)
  • 1965 The Supremes, "Whisper You Love Me Boy" (Motown 1075 B) - same as Mary Wells above
  • 1965 The Supremes, "The Only Time I'm Happy" (Motown/George Alexander 1079) - limited promo only
  • 1965 The Four Tops, "Your Love Is Amazing" (Motown 1081 B)
  • 1965 The Supremes, "Mother Dear" (originally Motown 1080 A - never released)
  • 1965 The Supremes, "He Holds His Own" (Motown 1080 B)
  • 1965 Martha & the Vandellas, "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" (Gordy 7045 B)
  • 1965 The Supremes, "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love" (Motown 1083 A) - maybe my favourite HDH song
  • 1965 Tony Martin, "Ask Any Man" (Motown 1088 A) - same as The Supremes above
  • 1965 The Supremes, "My World Is Empty Without You" (Motown 1089 A) - can't believe this isn't considered a "highlight", tch
  • 1965 The Elgins, "Put Yourself In My Place" (VIP 25029 A, John Thornton credited alongside HDH)
  • 1966 The Isley Brothers, "There's No Love Left" (Tamla 54128 B, James Dean credited alongside HDH)
  • 1966 The Four Tops, "Just As Long As You Need Me" (Motown 1090 B)
  • 1966 Kim Weston, "Helpless" (Gordy 7050 A)
  • 1966 Kim Weston, "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" (Gordy 7050 B) - same as Martha & the Vandellas above
  • 1966 Shorty Long, "Call On Me" (Soul 35021 B)
  • 1966 The Supremes, "He's All I Got" (Motown 1094 B, James Dean credited alongside HDH)
  • 1966 The Isley Brothers, "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love" (Tamla 54133 B) - same as The Supremes above
  • 1966 The Four Tops, "I Like Everything About You" (Motown 1096 B)
  • 1966 The Isley Brothers, "I Guess I'll Always Love You" (Tamla 54135 A)
  • 1966 Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, "Nothing But Soul" (Soul 35024 B)
  • 1966 Chris Clark, "Love's Gone Bad" (VIP 25038 A)
  • 1966 Chris Clark, "Put Yourself In My Place" (VIP 25038 B) - same as The Elgins above
  • 1966 The Supremes, "Put Yourself In My Place" (Motown 1097 B) - same as The Elgins above
  • 1966 Marvin Gaye, "Little Darling (I Need You)" (Tamla 54138 A)
  • 1966 The Four Tops, "Until You Love Someone" (Motown 1098 B)
  • 1966 The Elgins, "Stay In My Lonely Arms" (VIP 25037 B)
  • 1966 The Supremes, "Mother You, Smother You" (Motown 1101 B, never released, R. Dean Taylor credited alongside HDH)
  • 1966 The Supremes, "Remove This Doubt" (Motown 1101 B)
  • 1966 The Four Tops, "Since You've Been Gone" (Motown 1102 B)
  • 1967 The Supremes, "There's No Stopping Us Now" (Motown 1103 B)
  • 1967 Shorty Long, "Your Love Is Amazing" (Soul 35031 B) - same as The Four Tops above
  • 1967 Martha & the Vandellas, "Third Finger, Left Hand" (Gordy 7058 B)
  • 1967 The Four Tops, "I Got A Feeling" (Motown 1104 B)
  • 1967 Barbara McNair, "My World Is Empty Without You" (Motown 1106 B) - same as The Supremes above
  • 1967 The Supremes, "All I Know About You" (Motown 1107 B, Frank DeVol credited alongside HDH)
  • 1967 The Isley Brothers, "Just Ain't Enough Love" (Tamla 54146 B) - same as Eddie Holland above
  • 1967 The Four Tops, "I'll Turn To Stone" (Motown 1110 B)
  • 1967 The Elgins, "I Understand My Man" (VIP 25043 B)
  • 1967 Marvin Gaye, "Your Unchanging Love" (Tamla 54143 A)
  • 1967 Marvin Gaye, "I'll Take Care Of You" (Tamla 54143 B)
  • 1967 Diana Ross & the Supremes, "Going Down For The Third Time" (Motown 1111 B)
  • 1967 Martha & the Vandellas, "One Way Out" (Gordy 7062 B)
  • 1967 The Four Tops, "You Keep Running Away" (Motown 1113 A)
  • 1967 The Four Tops, "If You Don't Want My Love" (Motown 1113 B)
  • 1967 Barbara Randolph, "I Got A Feeling" (Soul 35038 A)
  • 1967 Diana Ross & the Supremes, "I Guess I'll Always Love You" (Motown 1116 B) - same as Isley Brothers above
  • 1968 Chris Clark, "Whisper You Love Me Boy" (Motown 1121 A) - same as Mary Wells above
  • 1969 The Originals, "We've Got A Way Out Love" (Soul 35036 A)
... And breathe. Plenty to listen to there! 90.198.51.31 (talk) 01:05, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks!!!--Halls4521 (talk) 02:50, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Hi Halls, and hi Mr. anon - well, this looks great, though we'd need all the songs that's already listed in the H-D-H article also listed here on Halls talk page (in chronological order), so we can put this all in chronological order on the H-D-H page. Also, if all the catalogue info is included on this talk page (record label numbers, etc.), then Halls and I can copy all that from here onto that page. Thanks for bringing this to our attention! Best, --Discographer (talk) 14:32, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
The Supremes and Four Tops are taken care of... Best, --Discographer (talk) 23:24, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
Halls, we're almost done with this - only 17 more songs from the above list to be added in, then we're done! It can be done before this month ends. Best, --Discographer (talk) 01:18, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done! Best, --Discographer (talk) 21:06, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Excellent, great work. (I'm the anon who had nothing better to do than type up a giant list of songs up there, albeit now posting from work). Anyway! I'm working on a crazily-ambitious project to review every single Motown, er, single (Willgee the Miracles expert below has already linked to a couple of my reviews on some Miracles song pages) at http://motownjunkies.wordpress.com; please feel free to take whatever discographical stuff you want from there as it builds. 84.92.8.221 (talk) 12:59, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Hey Thanks,Anon! Willgee here! I want to let you know your Miracles reviews are GREAT! Also thanks for giving me permission to provide links for them . I will write articles soon for The Miracles' songs, Ain't It Baby, Broken Hearted,"A Love She Can Count On", "Happy Landing" and (You Cant Let The Boy Overpower) The Man in You. I see that you've already written articles on two of these. I still haven't written articles for several of the group's post 1967 songs, like "Who's Gonna Take The Blame" , "Satisfaction",and "We've Come Too Far To End It Now", but , I want to finish the earlier songs first. A request: Can you please consider doing reviews on more of The Contours'songs ? I just finished writing one on their Smokey Robinson composed "B" side hit, That Day When She Needed Me , and it's hit "A" side Can You Jerk Like Me . I'd like to (and will),write more soon, but The Contours' relative obscurity compared to other first generation Motown groups means reviews of their songs are few and far between. Any help you can give will be welcome . Thanks again, Willgee (Willgee (talk) 13:31, 22 April 2010 (UTC))

Thanks Willgee. (Me again). I'm doing the reviews in purely chronological order, aiming at a rate of one a day; I've covered the first two Contours singles and their B-sides so far, but there'll be more to come fairly soon. The next Contours record up is Do You Love Me which should be ready next month or so at this rate. 90.198.51.237 (talk) 07:18, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Hi, people... I just checked out Anon's Motown Junkies web page and I think it's quite good! Question though, is this just for singles releases in the USA, or is it for worldwide releases, too? Also, if this includes all the UK releases along-side the US ones, then this listing can be incorporated into the Motown discography page that I'm working on! What say thee, people? Best, --Discographer (talk) 20:56, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
P.S. note - Out of respect for Anon, if I copy these singles titles onto the Motown discography page, we will link his web page in that article so people will know the source of information and where it originally came from (i.e., reference cite). Best, --Discographer (talk) 21:09, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
The singles titles listed on Anon's web site only lists US releases, so on the Motown discography page I've also included the UK releases. I will work at the same pace Anon works at with his reviews, so to be in sync, though I'll keep listing the UK releases as well. Best, --Discographer (talk) 10:09, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, the citation is appreciated. (I've amended the link so it points to the index of reviews, rather than just the generic home page - it was skewing my stats a bit. A bot reverted the link, but I changed it back again, hopefully that'll be the end of that!)
On the subject of the UK singles (and let me point out at the offset I'm British myself)... I might add a page somewhere on my site with a list of the singles' release dates in the UK (and/or a note on each record's individual page as to when it was released in Britain) but otherwise there didn't seem to be much point, since no Motown material came out in the UK before the US (although a couple of tracks were released as singles in the UK first, most notably The Tears of a Clown and I'm Still Waiting, they'd been available on US albums for ages beforehand).
Oh yeah, and Paul Gayten's "The Hunch" / "Hot Cross Buns" isn't a Motown single - it was released on Anna Records in the US and licensed to London American along with a few of the late-50s/early-60s Motown releases which had also come out on, or been distributed by, Anna in the US. Confusing, I know; up until early 1961, Anna was the bigger label and had much better distribution in the US and internationally, and so a few Motown releases were licensed to Anna for better sales - most notably Money (That's What I Want), which sold a lot more copies on Anna than its limited Tamla release, and Shop Around, which was also reissued for national distribution.

90.198.51.237 (talk) 14:41, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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More Portal ideas....[edit]

Buzzzsherman, per your request... here are some more suggestions of articles to make portals for:

Let me know what you think of them. Thanks. --Halls4521 (talk) 01:42, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

I have np doing them ...But that will take time ...I have a few more still to do!! ..But it will be done!!! If we do The Jackson 5 we will have to do Janet to...PS Wikiprojects with assessments is what the Portal boss's like to see!! :) ...Buzzzsherman (talk) 01:48, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Update #1 --->The Beach Boys....Buzzzsherman (talk) 02:49, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Update #2 ok i think i will start The Jackson 5 today or tomorrow...BUT i cant make portals out of the last 3 as they all need lots of references..There is a portal Nazi that will delete info from portals if the info is not sourced in the article what is odd is he/she leaves articles alone!!!..So i am worried that all my work on those portals will be deleted as the articles do not cite citations properly... however may be i will take the next month and fix the articles !!..Buzzzsherman (talk) 18:34, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

The Temptations discography[edit]

Hi Halls, I've worked a bit on this fixing up the singles, now all that's left is to move the entire albums section (its in the wrong place) ahead of the singles section and work on those. That's gonna take a lot of work and time. Best, --Discographer (talk) 23:06, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Discographer, Just saw your updates and they look great. Keep up the good work!--Halls4521 (talk) 02:27, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Diana Ross discography[edit]

Hi, Halls! Can you click on this please, and check out in the Compilation albums section the 1985 album Dance Songs. It shows that this album was released by K-Tel (of France), when all the other albums we have listed are by either Motown, RCA or EMI, all three of which Diana was contracted to. She was never contracted by K-Tel, and if this album gets to stay in the discography, then I fear that many more non-official compilation albums will turn up here. Best, --Discographer (talk) 23:48, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks my friend, on both comments! Best, --Discographer (talk) 08:13, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

A Tear from a Woman's Eyes[edit]

Hi, Halls... according to this article (of which I remember when you created it), "A Tear from a Woman's Eyes" ...would be the first of only two times H-D-H would produce any material for The Temptations, ...who would also later cover The Vandellas' "I'm Ready for Love", which was not produced by H-D-H. So, what is the name of that second song which H-D-H produced for The Temptations? Was it "Just One Last Look", which H-D-H wrote? Best, --Discographer (talk) 14:40, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Correct on all counts!! Since Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and Norman Whitfield were the main ones with control of the group's released material, they successfully blocked H-D-H from releasing any of these songs as singles. "Just One Last Look" would end up as album filler for Temptations With A Lot o' Soul, while "A Tear from a Woman's Eyes" would stay in the vaults until the compilation Emperors of Soul. And The Four Tops also recorded "Just One Last Look" as well!! (And The Tempts version does sound a bit like a Four Tops recording.) --Halls4521 (talk) 16:28, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Halls, I just had to know. I hope someday you might create an article for "Just One Last Look". Best, --Discographer (talk) 16:36, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Template:The Temptations singles[edit]

Check this out, Halls! I was going to format it like Template:the Supremes singles, but it would've been way too long. Best, --Discographer (talk) 19:24, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

That's OK. I'll see what I can do to help on it. BTW, on the B-side to "You're My Everything" we might have to make a Miracles singles template as well since they recorded and released that song first.--Halls4521 (talk) 19:50, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
That sounds good! Best, --Discographer (talk) 20:08, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Templates for the Miracles[edit]

To: Discographer, Willgee, & Buzzzsherman:

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I've just created some templetes for The Miracles: Template:The Miracles Template:The Miracles singles

There maybe a few things on both that'll need improvement, but at least it's a start.

Thanks.--Halls4521 (talk) 04:49, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi Halls, the singles template is looking good. I just got done with Template:Four Tops singles. Maybe next should be one for The Vandellas. Best, --Discographer (talk) 04:58, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles[edit]

Hi, Halls... Yesterday I was going to ask Buzz/Moxy about turning this into a portal, until I found that he said (here on your talk page) that it needs lots more references, so I stopped short on that. When the time comes, I think both of these should be in the same (Miracles) portal. I know The Miracles discography needs worked on, as well as the templates; also, Smokey needs a discography page and templates created. I'd like to see The Temptations, Four Tops, and The Vandellas turned into portals, too, but Moxy says they need lots of references also. I want to begin work on Smokey if you might contunue on with The Miracles, and we could help one another out on each of these, if you don't mind. I don't know why Moxy hasn't created The Jacksons portal yet. It's good and ready to go! Best, --Discographer (talk) 21:23, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

I've just worked on some inprovements on the Miracles template. Let me know what you think. Anyway, that's a great idea. I see (when I get the time) to re-format The Miracles discography so it'll be more similar to The Supremes and The Temptations discographies. Thanks again and Good Luck on the Smokey articles/discography.--Halls4521 (talk) 17:52, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Oops... You've beat me to it. Thanks again. --Halls4521 (talk) 17:56, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Great job with the templates! I just finished the discography page, as well as Smokey's discography and templates. Well, that wraps that up with Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. By the way, have you seen The Vandellas' templates and discography. If not, please have a look! Good working with you Halls! Best, --Discographer

Great job on The Miracles' templates, Halls! It really helps in establishing a musical history and well-deserved importance on the group. The Miracles have been the Rodney Dangerfields of Motown. They dont get enough respect. Despite this,they are the single most important act to ever walk through Motown's doors.They were the label's first act, the first singer-songwriters,had the first Gold Record, and were the only Motown act that had a consistant string of hit records covering the first 5 years of the label's existance.Their hits virtually kept the label alive from it's formation in 1959-1964, yet many people today tend to give more credit to the Motown artists that came after The Miracles. (particularly the Temptations and Supremes,) due to their bigger pop success.Some of these naysayers (the RRHOF Induction Comittee, in particular), have even gone so far as to deny them entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But,I was present in Hollywood on March 20th, 2009,when The Miracles recieved their long-overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.(and videotaped the entire event, I might add) I was there when "The Chairman" himself, Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. said: "without The Miracles, Motown would not be the Motown it is today. Who would know better than him, since he ,and they, were there from the beginning. Then I realized that, part of the reason the Miracles have been ignored all these years, is because no one had ever taken the time to write a detailed history of this group and their many ground-breaking accomplishments in the music industry.So about 3 years ago, I started doing research, contributing info of what I personally knew about the group with the facts I had learned later. I think now people are finally realizing something that Miracles fans had known all along: The Miracles should have been enshrined into the RRHOF over 2 decades ago. Also, I meant to ask you: is there any chance that more of the Miracles album covers can be displayed on their respective Wikipedia sites ? (such as Renaissance,since Wikipedia already has a free image of it? Also the group's "1957-1972", "Flying High Together", "I Like It Like That", and "The Miracles:Depend On Me (the early Albums) I have provided links to the album covers on the articles I wrote, but to have them displayed with the articles is even better. Again, many thanks for your help. It is greatly appreciated !-Willgee (talk)Willgee (talk) 22:57, 31 March 2010 (UTC) .

Marv Tarplin[edit]

Hi,Halls! Willgee here. an unknown editor seems to be going to great lengths to remove Marv Tarplin from inclusion in The Miracles' legacy, despite the fact that Motown Records'original liner notes on The Miracles' first 4 albums all list him as an original group member. I don't know if it's a personal issue or not, but there is far more evidence verifying his membership in the Miracles , than this editor's insistance that he is not. This person always uses the term "some sources". I wouldn't exactly call that verifiable.This editor may or may not have a personal grudge against Mr Tarplin, but, again ,Marv's name has been , and still is ,indelibly linked with The Miracles , and his contributions to the group were monumental.In the Miracles 2006 "Definitive Performances" DVD , Smokey himself acknowledges Marv as a member of the group, and as recently as in the 2009 Motown release, The Miracles-Depend On Me:The Early Albums (2009) Marv is still acknowledged as an original Miracles member (not to mention even pictured on the cover). Despite this , this person keeps deleting his name from The Miracles ' Wikipedia article for reasons unknown.Maybe someone ought to give this person a Motown History book. All The Best - ----Willgee (talk)

Yeah, I've just saw that. This is similar to what the editor named Kimber did back in October (I've remembered it and checked the history tab to make sure). In both cases apparently the only valid source or reference is his/her/themselves. As we know listing yourself as a source is not enough nor is saying you have sources and not list them. Also deleting proven sources/references is vandalism. We may have to let him/her/them know that on their user talk/discussion tab.--Halls4521 (talk) 22:55, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Halls ...Willgee here. Yeah, I wish she'd stop. I've put a lot of time and research in compiling The Miracles' history, and it's really annoying to have someone come along and vandalize your work. Where was she (or he) when I was compiling all of this info ? She made no effort whatsoever to help me when I was originally putting it together,But now she deletes it every few days, and puts her own spin on the article.... with no verifiable sources except his or her own word. Is there anything you can do ? ----Willgee (talk)

The Marvelettes[edit]

Thanks for the message Halls. I'm trying to figure out what to do next, there's so much to choose from! I wanted to turn this into a discography page, but the Marvelettes released so few albums - the only way it'd work is by their singles. I'm not going to bother for now, unless someone else does, that's great! I might work on it sometime in the near future if no one already has. I think that a portal should be made for Marvin Gaye this coming Thursday, as you already know, this Thursday and Friday are his "anniversary" dates. Maybe Brotha Timothy will persuade Moxy to do this. Best, --Discographer (talk) 14:07, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

H-D-H songs list[edit]

Those two Michael Jackson songs from 1975 aren't really H-D-H songs, as Lamont Dozier had already split a year-and-a-half earler. If they're included, then the five 1970s "New" Supremes singles written by the Holland brothers should also be included. What do you say? Best, --Discographer (talk) 23:58, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Halls! Can you take another good look at this, and see if we're missing anything, please? Thanks! Best, --Discographer (talk) 20:17, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
FWIW, the best, and authorative place to look, is here at BMI. Cheers. --Richhoncho (talk) 20:34, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Hey, thanks Rich! Best, --Discographer (talk) 20:41, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

"Mother Dear"[edit]

Hi Halls, I have a question??? On "Mother Dear", infobox shows as its B-side "He Holds His Own" (which can be verified as Motown single #1080 - which was then cancelled, and is definately true) and also shows "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love" (I didn't even know this!). I thought that "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love" was only for release intention as the B-side of "I Hear a Symphony". ??? Please fill me in on this, Halls, as you created this article (among others, that is). This is something that I'm not even aware of, and I'm a huge fan of The Supremes! Best, --Discographer (talk) 20:48, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

P.S., oh I found it, in the "I Hear a Symphony" article... Best, --Discographer (talk) 21:43, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Category:Songs written by Otis Williams (Temptations)[edit]

If you have no objections I am going to rename this category "Songs written by Otis Williams" - the disambig is unnecessary. --Richhoncho (talk) 03:12, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

No objections. I only did so because when I tried it that way a song "pop" up that was written by the "Otis Williams" from Otis Williams and the Charms. It maybe just needs a simple removing of the song from the category. Thanks anyway.--Halls4521 (talk) 04:34, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Cindy Birdsong[edit]

Hi Halls, do you have any idea on whether Cindy was born in 1939 or possibly 1944? The reason I'm asking this, is because of the last few edits done on her article (please check this out, if you will). Thanks as always! Best, --Discographer (talk) 22:29, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I just found out it is 1939, so we stand correct! Best, --Discographer (talk) 23:13, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

List of The Supremes members[edit]

Hi Halls, click on this link please, and see the edits I reverted. Honestly, I never even heard of this girl. Best, --Discographer (talk) 02:54, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Discographer, sorry it been so long but I've been busy lately only able to check things here briefly (every once in a while). Yeah, I don't think she even existed (at least as a group member or even a fill-in). I wish people would stop things like that. Best wishes.--Halls4521 (talk) 02:03, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

The Spinners: Their Early Years[edit]

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Book:The Temptations[edit]

Hi Halls, sorry for taking so long in responding, I was waiting for you to finish these two books first. Looks good. For sort-as, The is not needed, the book will still show up in the categories with it in there. Best, --Discographer (talk) 01:32, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Book:The Isley Brothers[edit]

Good job with this Halls! One thing I did for you as I presume you forgot to do, and that was adding the categories at the bottom of the book's page. Best, --Discographer (talk) 08:14, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

I'm afraid it did slip my mind. Thanks for adding it in. I was trying to get everything in there correctly (or at least as much as I possibly could, so I'm hopeful everything else is right. Once again, Thanks.--Halls4521 (talk) 11:54, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Happy New Year's[edit]

Hi Halls, my dear friend, have a Happy New Year's and let us please remain as brothers! Thanks! Best, --Discographer (talk) 22:30, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks my friend, as always! Best, --Discographer (talk) 23:13, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

The Marvelettes[edit]

Hi Halls! Whether you get this message in time, Gladys Horton is very seriously ill, and I wanted to ask might you keep a look-out on this, please (articles may need amended)? Thanks! Best, --Discographer (talk) 01:12, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

She's in the "pray-for-her" stage as we speak. Best, --Discographer (talk) 01:30, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Best, --Discographer (talk) 01:38, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject The Supremes[edit]

Hi Halls, please join this project, if you will. I want you to, and we need you also. Thanks! Best, --Discographer (talk) 22:16, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Gordy family[edit]

Hi Halls, well, you're pretty good at things like this, so I wanted to ask if possibly you'd be able to find out the missing and the correct birth dates of the Gordy siblings. The ones we need are George Gordy's birth date, and Anna Gordy Gaye's correct birth date - as two dates exist, 12 Dec 1921 and 7 Mar 1922. If anybody would know, it would be Bianca Lawson's mother Denise Gordy. Denise, the daughter of Berry's brother George, is the biological mother of Marvin Gaye's (who is really the biological father, not adoptive) son and Anna is the adoptive mother. Though Gaye denied this in a book, family secrets began coming out after he died. What a soap opera! Best, --Discographer (talk) 11:08, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Discographer, how have things been going? Sorry but things have recently been a bit hectic so I wasn’t able to respond until now. Anyway I won’t make any promises but I’ll try my best to come up with some info. Thanks.--Halls4521 (talk) 18:01, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Paul McCartney & Diana Ross duet[edit]

Hi Halls, wouldn't this be fascinating! It'd probably be a big hit, too. Now, if only we can get these two together to make this happen. I think a music video to go along with the song with these two would be smashing if they were holding hands with each other, at least for a moment, in one of those earthly surreal scenes, (maybe a quick kiss, too) as physical contact is quite noticale and, psychologically speaking, would improve the overall outcome of this potential single's future sales as an act of emotion is quite appealing to females. Best, --Discographer (talk) 15:23, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

It would be interesting what it would take to work out a deal to bring this together.--Halls4521 (talk) 18:01, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

The Temptations "Lost And Found" Songs[edit]

Hi Halls. I am just curious to know for which albums each song from the Temptations "Lost And Found" CD were for. I can see the ones from the With A Lot O' Soul album, but what about the others? Also, with all the outtakes including the 3 classics from Emperors of Soul, they had enough songs to make a double album that year.

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Happy New Year!!![edit]

Hi Halls, have a Happy New Year!!! Best, --Discographer (talk) 23:50, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

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Happy Holidays![edit]

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Hi, Halls! Have a happy and safe season, and a blessed new year!
Holiday cheers, --Discographer (talk) 19:16, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

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Happy Holidays![edit]

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Hi, Halls4521! Have a happy and safe season, and a blessed new year!
Holiday cheers, --Discographer (talk) 00:37, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

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