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stubass (stubass)
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Post Number: 8283
Registered: 1-2005
Posted From: 207.200.116.68
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 2:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I happened into the local Karokie bar and just as I walked in, a friend named Kathleen just started singing "If I Were Your Woman"...and damn...she did a real nice job (a small crack near the end...and there's only ONE Gladys), but she DID it. She usually does that Laura Branagan type stuff, and I've done a couple Marvin & Tammi duets with her, but she got all into the tune. When I was talking with her later, I mentioned that my man from S.D...Clay McMurray WROTE that tune...she asked me to say a sincere thanks...so for Kathleen...THANKS!!!...

STUBASS
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mfd (mfd)
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Username: mfd

Post Number: 120
Registered: 4-2006
Posted From: 69.242.217.223
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 8:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Stu....I really appreciate You and the folk that still remember my music. It's nice to hear that your friend enjoyed singing "If I Were Your Woman". Tell her I said THANK YOU...

Cheers,
Clay
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JohnnieSueBridges (johnniesuebridges)
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Username: johnniesuebridges

Post Number: 85
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 68.248.8.35
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 8:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clay
Who on earth could forget that song; my goodness it is one of the all-time classics for sure!
Johnnie Sue
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Ralph Terrana (ralpht)
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Username: ralpht

Post Number: 7928
Registered: 9-2004
Posted From: 76.126.132.110
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 9:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Susie,
Clay is one of the all time classics.
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imnokid (imnokid)
5-Doyen
Username: imnokid

Post Number: 326
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.248.174.193
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 12:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bettye has a version on her 1982 Motown LP, Tell Me A Lie, which was re-issued on CD this past year by Reel Music.
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dennis_coffey (dennis_coffey)
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Username: dennis_coffey

Post Number: 48
Registered: 4-2006
Posted From: 76.226.37.74
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I played the backbeat guitar on If I Were Your Woman. What a great song!
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ColtonThomas (soullegends)
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Username: soullegends

Post Number: 104
Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 68.118.72.44
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 8:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

and the Babbitt on bass! I love that song
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JohnnieSueBridges (johnniesuebridges)
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Username: johnniesuebridges

Post Number: 86
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 68.248.11.161
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 7:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ralph
I second that emotion!
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Destruction (destruction)
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Username: destruction

Post Number: 3559
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 71.59.82.191
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 10:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Out of the thousands.....It is easily one of my top 10 Motown pieces....A masterpiece from the first note to the last....and the bass is killer.
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Robbert (robbert)
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Username: robbert

Post Number: 1059
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 145.53.28.52
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 11:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gladys really did "from a whisper to a scream" on that song. I FELT the rejected lover desperation...("... but she treats you like ice...")
Still gives me the chills.
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classicyesfan (classicyesfan)
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Username: classicyesfan

Post Number: 7
Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 136.2.1.153
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

God, I still love "Make me the Woman You Go Home To" - it's always been a warm, soul soap opera episode to me. Especially love the 45 version with swampy echo guitar....
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Kevin Goins - KevGo (kevgo)
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Username: kevgo

Post Number: 4048
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 205.213.240.8
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 4:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Both albums "If I Were Your Woman" and "Standing Ovation" are two of the group's best - and contains some of Clay's finest work(s).
Kevin Goins - KevGo
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stubass (stubass)
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Username: stubass

Post Number: 8284
Registered: 1-2005
Posted From: 207.200.116.68
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 - 8:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Either way...it's a terrific song and track. I'm gonna make her sing it again tonight...

STUBASS
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Mark Speck (mark_speck)
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Post Number: 5262
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 75.185.188.241
Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 12:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clay, how are you feeling? You were under the weather not too long ago.

Best,

Mark
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mfd (mfd)
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Username: mfd

Post Number: 122
Registered: 4-2006
Posted From: 69.242.217.223
Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 9:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Mark,
I'm doing just fine.....had a recent check up and GOD has been good. I'm back in the studio working again, this time with the Nieces of the Legendary Levi Stubbs....and I must say they are very good. They are currently signed to a independent label called "CREW" records owned and operated by one of the original "PIPS" William "Red" Guest. release is set for early 2009...

Peace
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LFBall (lfball)
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Username: lfball

Post Number: 7
Registered: 8-2008
Posted From: 205.188.116.18
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 6:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clay
How are you? This is Lincoln from NYC and Pa. We met in England at Northern Soul a few years back. I would love to talk with you about a project. Sorry to use this forum but I have no info on you. I am at lincolns@thesessomsgroup.com Thanks
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Kevin Goins - KevGo (kevgo)
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Username: kevgo

Post Number: 4090
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 69.4.123.31
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 6:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clay:
Good to hear that your health is doing fine. Best of luck with your new project(s).
Kevin Goins - KevGo

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