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Old 12th September 2002
Motown legend
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Most people perform a lot better without phones. Prior to the mid '60s it was very common to even do vocal overdubs with the singer listening to the studio playback speaker. (The playback speaker, usually an Altec A-7, was used to play takes back to the musicians because only three of four people could fit in most control rooms and you were usually talking about 10 or more musicians playing on a full date.)