Tammi Terrell

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    April 12, 2013

    My 10 Favorite Motown Songs

    With Motown The Musical jazzing up Broadway with "the sound of young America," let me look back and pick my 10 fave Motown singles of all time. Come on, let's get it on! (10) What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted," sung by Jimmy Ruffin Careful in its pace, soulful in its tone, this one is a heart wr ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    The Best "Behind The Scenes" Show On TV!

    Airing on TV One since 2008, Unsung is sort of a black Behind the Music, detailing the rise and fall of various R&B stars who haven't gotten their proper respect with time. The show has covered some of my all-time faves (Tammi Terrell, Florence Ballard), as well as acts outside my palette (Alexande ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Motown The Musical Is Coming! Come And Get These Memories

    In my column about theater last year, I bemoaned the fact that there have been jukebox musicals about everything except the one I want to see--Motown! Well, it's finally coming. Berry Gordy Jr. is planning a show called Motown which will tell his story while sprinkling in the Motown hits of the da ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    My 13 Favorite Duets Of All Time

    "It takes two, baby," as Marvin & Tammi once sang. So here are my all-time favorite twosomes -- musically, that is. (13) "Cruisin'," Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis, 2000 This cover version of the Smokey Robinson hit came from a rotten movie about karaoke, but it grabbed me, with Gwynnie's creamy ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Radio Hits One: The Elusive Superstar Duet (Or Three-Way)

    ​ In last week's breakdown of Lil Wayne's chart ubiquity, I noted that while Lady Gaga's Born This Way and its singles seemed to be everywhere, she hasn't staked out much additional Billboard territory with collaborations. Her only charting collab of late is "3-Way (The Golden Rule)," a little ... More >>

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    December 15, 2006
  • Music

    April 8, 2003

    Hearth and Soul

    Fireplace-Sex Music Seems to Hang On

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    February 27, 2001
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    September 19, 2000
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    May 30, 2000