The Lozarithm Lens

By lozarithm

Smokey 1319hr (Saturday 12th January 2019)

It's hard work snoozing on a window sill all day, and really gives one an appetite, if Smokey at supper time is anything to go by.

13.1.2019 (1948 hr)

Blip #2829 (#2579 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #002
Blips/Extras In 2019 #6/265 + #003/100 Extras
Smokey #456
Day #3215 (645 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #1971 (#1812 + 159 in archived blips)

Smokey series

Taken with Panasonic/Leica DMC-LX100 M4/3 compact

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
The Supremes - Baby Love (recorded 13 August 1964, Hitsville, Detroit MI)
It was on this day, 12th January in 1959, that Berry Gordy Jnr founded Tamla Records, which within a year had changed its name to Motown, after Detroit MI which was known as Motortown because of its association with car manufacture. Baby Love was the follow up to the first Supremes hit, Where Did Our Love Go? They didn't much care for the song, which had been turned down by other girl group acts at the label, and they didn't like Baby Love either as it was much in the mould of the first with its 'baby' theme, but they did like its success. It paired them with Eddie and Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier who became responsible for most of their next few hits and albums.
Despite its light tone the song was a tortured plea to an uncaring lover, based on the personal experience of Lamont Dozier, its lyricist. It was the first employment of Motown's new 8-track equipment, the additional tracks providing James Jamerson's stand-up bass and the clapping effect created by stomping a boot onto two pieces of plywood held together with springs.
The song exemplifies "the sound of tomorrow today" that made Motown so dominating in 1964-1966.

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