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** Discussion: if needed, your own additional comments, and of course the following discussion  
 
** Discussion: if needed, your own additional comments, and of course the following discussion  
** Clean-up status: it's strongly recommended you don't start working on it before it's approved.
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==Compositions list: Completed (detailed)==
 
==Compositions list: Completed (detailed)==

Revision as of 23:01, 19 December 2006

Table of Contents

Purpose

The purpose of this page is to maintain a list of soul compositions that have been recorded many times - with at least 10 entries to the MusicBrainz database - that present either numerous spelling variants, or some specific spelling and/or capitalization difficulty.

Track titles should be harmonized according to the composition title variants that have been chosen.

By "chosen", we mean the following:

  • a proposed composition title first enters this page in the "To be discussed" or "Compositions: Proposed" lists
  • after it is discussed, eventually changed and approved by soul oriented moderators and native english speakers concerned by style and spelling, it enters the main list

Note that this page is not an official styleguide, it's nothing more than an "ongoing tidying effort memo".

This page & project was inspired by Jazz/Compositions, you might want to check if you can contribute anything there too.

Guidelines

  • Identify the title, composers & first release
  • Find it at ASCAP/BMI (favour the main entry over variants)
  • Check AllMusicGuide, serious discography resources, cover scans...
  • Decide and propose a title
  • Wait one week or two for discussion, proposed changes, approval
  • Harmonize all the occurences of your title
  • Report your harmonization, including date (and possibly number of occurences)

Compositions list: Completed

Listed in alphabetical order.

See the end of the page for details.

Compositions list: Proposed

  • The "In" Crowd
    • Composer: Holland-Dozier-Holland
    • BMI - IN CROWD THE
    • Variants: The In Crowd, The 'In' Crowd, In Crowd, "In" Crowd
    • Performers: Dobie Gray, The Mamas & The Papas, The Ramsey Lewis Trio
    • Approved by: Creap
    • Discussion: What I'm not sure about is wether to use single or double quotes. The first recording artist was Dobie Gray, with the variant [[[Image:f55535ig97o.jpg]] The In Crowd].
    • Clean-up status:
    • Proposed: 2006-12-13
  • Reach Out I'll Be There
    • Composer: Holland-Dozier-Holland
    • BMI - REACH OUT I LL BE THERE
    • AMG - Reach Out (I'll Be There)
    • Variants: Reach Out, I'll Be There, Reach Out (I'll Be There), Reach Out
    • Performers: Four Tops, Gloria Gaynor, etc
    • Approved by: Creap
    • Discussion: I can find no instances with paranthesis on an actual cover through a google image search. Some 7"'s has a comma, but no actual covers that I can find. AMG is using paranthesis. BMI doesn't really matter on this, since they never list punctuation marks.
    • Clean-up status: About 40%/40% with , and without. The rest with () or other variations.
    • Proposed: 2006-12-13
  • La-La Means I Love You
    • Composer: Thomas Randolph Bell, William Hart
    • First release: Philly Groove #150, 1968: The Delfonics - La-La-Means I Love You [[[Image:PhillyGroove150A.jpg]] (photo)]
    • BMI - LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU
    • Variants: La La Means I Love You, La-La-La I Love You, La La (Means I Love You), ...
    • Performers: The Delfonics, Jackson 5, ...
    • Approved by: Creap
    • Discussion: Most covers use La-La Means ... or La La Means ..., none I can find use paranthesis. My suggestion is: La-La Means I Love You /Creap
    • Clean-up status: Almost no consistency at all.
    • Proposed: 2006-12-15

Use the following format to propose a composition:

  • Proposed variant
    • Composer: Composer(s) name
    • ASCAP/BMI
    • Other sources (AMG/discogs/etc)
    • Variants: list of known variants, mispelling, improper capitalization
    • Performers: add some known performers
    • Approved by: Creap (<- your nickname), (others will add their name here if they agree)
    • Discussion: if needed, your own additional comments, and of course the following discussion
    • Proposed/Clean-up status: Date

Compositions list: Completed (detailed)

Listd by date.

  • (I Know) I'm Losing You
    • Composer: Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield
    • BMI - I KNOW I M LOSING YOU
    • AMG - (I Know) I'm Losing You
    • Variants: I Know I'm Losing You, I'm Losing You
    • Approved by: Creap
    • Discussion: BMI never lists paranthesis, punctuation, etc
    • Clean-up status: Consistent 2006-12-13 /Creap
  • Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
    • Composer: Frank Wilson
    • BMI/ASCAP: n/a
    • discogs has credible information and a scan of the 7"
    • Variants: Do I Love You, Do I Love You? (Indeed I Do)
    • Approved by: Creap
    • Clean-up status: Consistent 2006-12-14 /Creap
  • (Love Is Like a) Heat Wave
    • Composer: Holland-Dozier-Holland
    • BMI - LOVE IS LIKE A HEAT WAVE
    • Variants: Heat Wave, Heatwave, Love Is Like a Heat Wave, Love Is Like a (Heat Wave), etc
    • Approved by: Creap
    • Discussion: Note: There is an album called Heat Wave, do not confuse these. Also see discussion in this edit note.
    • Clean-up status: Consistent 2006-12-20 /Creap
  • How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)
    • Composer: Holland-Dozier-Holland
    • BMI - HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY
    • AMG - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - 165 occurences
    • AMG - How Sweet It Is - 59 occurences
    • Variants: How Sweet It Is
    • Approved by: Creap
    • Clean-up status: Consistent 2006-12-22 /Creap
  • Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
    • Composer: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
    • BMI - BALL OF CONFUSION THAT S WHAT
    • AMG - Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
    • Variants: Ball of Confusion, Ball of Confusion (That's the Way the World Is Today)
    • Approved by: Creap
    • Discussion: BMI never lists paranthesis, punctuation, etc, and I can't find it at ASCAP. Also see [[[Image:tempball.jpg]] this cover] /Creap
    • Clean-up status: Consistent 2006-12-22 /Creap

Compositions list: ToDo / To be discussed

  • I Need Your Love / I Need Your Lovin'
  • Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)
  • River Deep, Mountain High