Post by musicradio77 on Jan 4, 2006 22:05:34 GMT -5
From Reelradio Site:
On selected Mondays during 1966-67, Scott Regen did LIVE broadcasts from Detroit's Roostertail Supper Club. I wish the full broadcasts still existed.
The audience consisted of all Detroit radio, TV, newspaper & other media folks, along with other Motown invited guests.
WKNR was fortunate to have stage center front seats (I can hear some of our Keener secretaries in here). It starts with Scotty introducing The Supremes. They do a six minute montage of standards, followed by Baby Love. Scotty then introduces Berry Gordy, Diana, Flo & Mary, Brian Holland, Marvin Gaye, and the Everly Brothers.
Then he introduces the Four Tops, who do Baby I Need Your Lovin'. (This show was pressed to vinyl as MOTOWN 654 — "The Four Tops LIVE at the Upper Deck of the Roostertail". Scotty did the liner notes. Obviously, only a small part of the WKNR broadcast is on the record.)
This telescoped exhibit concludes with an audience sing-along and Scott being asked to sing with Duke, Levi, Lawrence & Obie on "Can't Help Myself".
Enjoy this great performance of Motown Monday at the Roostertail Supper Club in Detroit back in 1966.
Post by musicradio77 on Jan 6, 2006 20:49:29 GMT -5
I know you Motown fans remembered the Roostertail Supper Club. It was a night club in Detroit where it features some great acts like the Temptations, the Four Tops (as heard in their performance), the Supremes (as mentioned in the opening act), the Marvelettes and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. They played it every Monday night back in the 60's where they used the term as "Motown Monday". Scott Regan, a Detroit jock at WKNR was at the scene of that performance. This segment features the opening act of Diana Ross & the Supremes with a rare performance of "With A Song In My Heart", "Without A Song" and ended with "Baby Love". After that, Scott was doing an introduction where he introduced guests like Berry Gordy, Marvin Gaye and the Everly Brothers (not associated with Motown). Scott was introduced his next performer was the Four Tops. They went on to record a live album at the "Roostertail Supper Club" during a performance in 1966. It starts off with "It's the Same Old Song" and ended with "I Like Everything About You" where the show comes to an end. I have the record album in my collection. If you listen to "I Can't Help Myself", you will hear Diana Ross where she did a cameo on that record. It was a great LP. I don't really know what the Roostertail Supper Club still exist in Detroit? Who knows.