Just heard that Mary Wilson of The Supremes passed away age 76. Honestly she looked more like 46, right?

Been a while since I listened to this great music. Simply outstanding in every way.🎶👠

Oh yeah... these lyrics:

"Set me free, why don't cha babe?
Get out my life, why don't cha babe?
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on
You don't really need me
But you keep me hangin' on"
"Why do you keep a-comin' around
Playin' with my heart?
Why don't you get out of my life
And let me make a new start?
Lettin' me get over you
The way you've gotten over me, hey"
"You say, although we broke up
You still wanna be just friends
But how can we still be friends
When seein' you only breaks my heart again?
And there ain't nothin' I can do about it"
"Why don't you be a man about it and set me free?
Now, you don't care a thing about me, you're just usin' me
Go on, get out, get out of my life
And let me sleep at night, please
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on"

I could be enjoying The Supremes' discography for quite a while. Thank you Miss Wilson for reminding us about the American treasure y'all made! RIP, great lady.

The songs remind me of the 70s/80s: before music went downhill.

Love Child, 1968:

Learning more about the meaning of this song.

Seems to be a young woman telling her lover to wait before sex so they don't have a child out of wedlock, because she herself was one & obv wants better for any child of hers.

Interesting, because...

Abortion was a major issue in the 2016 US Presidential election. To many of us, it is so in every election.

Prior to 2016 I had been mostly "pro choice" for most of my life. The election campaign that year led to my firm prolife views.
I could write & write about this, so I'll try to be brief. The conservatives of 2016 helped many of us join the great #ProLifeGen. It's an idea whose time has come. The New Abolitionism, indeed.

One day we will achieve our goal of persuading enough people to #LoveThemBoth.
I'd been unaware of who Margaret Sanger really was, and how over time, the abortion issue became tied up with race. It's truly one of the most shameful aspects of the modern left & those of their enablers on the right.

For now, the left are claiming a moral high ground but:
Don't assume the left will be able to hold onto that moral high ground for very long. I encourage y'all to take a long term view. Bide your time & live to (metaphorically) fight another day. That's what the left does.

What does this have to do with the music of Motown, you ask?
I come in peace, from the Planet 1980s. When we could ALL just enjoy love songs for the creative genius they are, no one thought about the color of anyone's skin, or a political agenda in the lyrics.

I'm NOT gonna let anyone tell me what music to enjoy.
The song Love Child from 1968 is a pleasure to listen to musically, and if you're also interested in history, culture and politics, there's a bunch of connections there to be made.

Some are into sports, weed, DIY etc. Politics is my hobby. My addiction. It turns my wheels.
Just like the subject of this other Motown gem, studying politics is all I need to get by.😉

OK not all... I might need some other things now and then.🍆


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