Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Guess It's All On Barrett Strong's Shoulders Now

I really don't know much about Norman Whitfield. Only he was a songwriter and producer for the great Motown hit machine of the 1960s.

He produced the songs "I Heard It through the Grapevine", "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "War" and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", among many many many others, which, to my mind, makes him one of the Great Men of the 20th Century.

"Levi Stubb's Tears", Billy Bragg's take on the central importance of Motown.

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