Today’s like a Tri-Delt: full of fun. At noon I’ll be posting the first YouTube Concert to this space for you to enjoy, so check back at 12PM (CST)!
Meantime, let’s get warmed up with another poll. Some premise as last time: you are stranded on a desert island. You can only bring one musical catalog with you. There is no hope of leaving the island for the rest of your natural life. There is no hope of anyone else joining you on this island. It is just you, the island, and one musical catalog to keep you company. And probably some rum in a dingy jar. Sure, I’ll throw that in.
Last week I gave you the option of either bringing Bruce Springsteen or Tom Petty. Most of you liked Bruce. This week…
Which musical catalogue would you rather bring to the desert island: Stax or Motown?
One quick caveat: Motown’s been a label in flux since it’s heyday in the 60’s and early 70’s. I’m counting the artists from that time, but not since. For example, they have rights to some Lionel Richie 80’s stuff, but they were a different label/artistic entity at that point. Just so you’re making an informed decision, here’s a very short list of notable artists from each:
The Miracles/Smokey Robinson
The Supremes/Diana Ross
The Four Tops
Martha & the Vandellas
The Isley Brothers
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Rufus and Carla Thomas
Booker T & the MG’s
Sam & Dave
***Richard Pryor (comedy records)
***Catalogues available as subsidiaries of Stax
So, who you bringing to the desert island? Stax or Motown?
Hit up the comments and let me know–then check back at noon for the debut of a brand new Milam song!
Don’t own a stetson,