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The Jackson 5, Yvonne Fair, the Commodores: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 23 August 1971

An Exciting Show by the Jackson 5 ...

The Commodores: Machine Gun

Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 26 October 1974

THE COMMODORES, a sextet who compare roughly with Kool And The Gang and the Ohio Players, appeal to me in a limited way. ...

The Commodores: Caught In The Act (Motown import)

Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 12 April 1975

THERE'S A new breed of soulmongers on the loose, since the emergence of bands like the Isleys, The Ohios and BT Express, funky music has ...

James Brown: Sex Machine Today, Hamilton Bohannon: Insides Out, The Commodores: Caught in the Act

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 2 August 1975

"WHITE ROCK", OBSERVED CSM last week in his Wailers review, "lays its beat on you; the Wailers' music allows you to find your own rhythm ...

The Commodores: Live (Motown)

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 3 December 1977

So this is Christmas: The Voice of Young Amerika! ...

The Commodores: Come Funk With Us! (But Bring Your Led Zep Records)

Interview by Howie Klein, Creem, January 1978

"NOW YOU take a group like Fleetwood Mac or the Zep," offered Benny. "It's another thing that the audiences get off into. I don't understand ...

The Commodores: Live (Motown TMSP 6007)

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 31 January 1978

'Won't You Come Dance With Me'; 'Slippery When Wet'; 'Come Inside'; 'Just To Be Close To You'; 'Funny Feelings'; 'Fancy Dancer'; 'Sweet Love'; 'Zoom'; 'Easy'; ...

The Commodores: Hot At Home An' Zoomin' In Europe

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, February 1978

SO, FOR the good news for European fans. The Commodores will definitely be touring Europe this April, and that is confirmed! ...

The Commodores: Natural High (Motown); Platinum Hook: Platinum Hook (Motown)

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 24 June 1978

MOTOWN GETS on its good foot again. ...

The Commodores: Motown's Black Beatles

Profile by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 2 September 1978

HOW'S about it, Expressways Moosik? We're broadcastin' at ya from the command module, Commodore Steamship, Commodore Country, sitting right down town, Tuskogee, Alabama, modulatin', right ...

The Commodores: 3 Times a Winner

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, March 1979

Lionel Ritchie and the Commodores triumphed in 3 sections of the recent B&S Poll. Here Lionel, who won the award as Best Songwriter, tells why ...

The Commodores

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, July 1979

THE COMMODORES have attained a peak that no black group before them has ever been able to attain. For 1978, they were the fourth best ...

The Commodores' William King

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, August 1979

John Abbey meets Commodore William King ...

The Commodores: 'Easy' like $60 Million

Profile and Interview by Steven X Rea, High Fidelity, April 1980

TOMMY McCLARY, his white Adidas pressed up against the sound-booth glass, sits in an insulated cubicle adjoining the studio control room eliciting a succession of ...

The Commodores, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Kurtis Blow: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 4 October 1980

Cross-over cupboard love ...

Commodores: Foil Wrapped Turkeys

Live Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 12 February 1983

The Commodores: Hammersmith Odeon, London ...

The Commodores, 52nd Street: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 12 February 1983

Hoarses for courses ...

There's No Town Like Motown

Report and Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 30 July 1983

25 years on the dancefloor, Tamla Motown is still the black music label. In the '60s, their motto was 'The Sound Of Young America' — then hard ...

The Commodores: 13 (Motown); Michael Lovesmith: I Can Make It Happen (Motown)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 8 October 1983


The Past Of Young America

Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1995

The Commodores: Best Of The CommodoresVarious Artists: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown: A Tribute to Berry Gordy JUST WHEN we were sure ...

see also Lionel Richie


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