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Cellarful of Motown!, Vol. 2


  • 1. All Day All Night - Earl Van Dyke
    2. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) - Eddie Holland
    3. Every Day I'll Love You More Than Yesterday - Gladys Knight & the Pips
    4. Everty Time I See You I Go Wild - J.J. Barnes
    5. My Tow Arms -You = Tears - The Elgins
    6. Keep Stepping (Never Look Back) - Carolyn Crawford
    7. Take My Hand - Dalton Boys
    8. Boy From Crosstown - The Marvelettes
    9. I Can't Get Along Without You - The Monitors
    10. I Gave up Quality For Quantity - Stevie Wonder
    11. Start With Joy in the Morning - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    12. What Am I Gonna Do Without You - The Detroit Spinners
    13. After Teh Rain - Kim Weston
    14. Let's Talk It Over - Marv Johnson
    15. Choo Choo Train - Little Lisa
    16. I've Gotta Get Away - Tommy Good
    17. How Girl - The Vows
    18. In the Dark - The Creations
    19. Love Trouble Heartache & Misery - Hattie Little
    20. Positively Absolutely Right - The Temptations
    21. Woman Just Won't Do Right - Shorty Long
    22. Honey Bee (Keep on Stinging Me) - Diana Ross & the Supremes
    23. Everybody Needs Somebody (I Need You) - J.J. Barnes
    24. Hoping the Pause Is Helping the Cause - The Miracles
    25. Baby Baby I'm in Love Again - Debbie Dean
    26. I Can't Go on Sharing Your Love - The Isley Brothers
    27. Breakwaway - The Lewis Sisters
    28. It's a Lonely World Without Your Love - The Four Tops
    29. Midnight Johnny - Connie Haines
    30. Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy - The Contours
    31. Sweet Loving - Chris Clark
    32. My Spring Time - Terry Johnson
    33. Lone Lonely Town - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    34. Nothing in This World Like My Baby - The Originals
    35. Words - The Monitors
    36. You've Got to Pay the Price - The Supremes
    37. Where Is the Love - Rita Wright
    38. Rescue Me - Blinky
    39. Those DJ Shows - Patrice Holloway
    40. My Heart - Tammi Terrell
    41. I Hope You Have Better Luck Than I Did - The Marvelettes
    42. Crying Time - Brenda Holloway
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9829297

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    This fascinating 42-track set features rare R&B recordings from the Motown vaults, including "Take My Hand," "Start with Joy in the Morning," "Midnight Johnny," and "My Spring Time."
    After the wild success of the first installment of the series, Motown heard the demands of soul fanatics worldwide and issued a second helping of unreleased masters of Motown legends, enough to fill two CDs' worth. It's no secret that the quality control and competition to release a single every week was a knockout, drag-down dog fight between producers, songwriters, and artists, but as the first Cellarful of Motown! proved, it's a head-scratching mystery how some of these tunes never saw the light of day, as they would have been chart hits. This time around, there's plenty more quality to pick and choose from. And with such unreleased treasures being so high in quality, it's easy to feel gluttonous. Don't. This is a compilation for not only the Motown enthusiast, but any serious soul fanatic to dive in and explore with reckless abandonment. Equally important as the quantity and quality of these tracks is the inclusion of several minor players in the Motown story, artists who didn't get the percentage of the limelight as names like Stevie, Marvin, or Diana but remain equally important to the Motown narrative. Contributions from Northern soul icons like J.J. Barnes and Carolyn Crawford are on equal footing with Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder here, and deliver stirring renditions. And while the singers' performances are top notch, once again the Funk Brothers prove to be just as important to the song, in some cases carrying the tunes when the singers stumble. But the mystery remains: how could these not have seen the light of day? It's easily conceivable to envision listening to any of these tunes on AM radio while driving down Grand River Avenue during Motown's golden years in Detroit. Hopefully, these questions will be answered in time with the arrival of subsequent volumes (hopefully published worldwide, as this installment was available in the United States only as a highly priced import). And considering that the Motown studios were open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for several years, the possibility of future volumes isn't out of the question. The well will have to run dry eventually, but here's hoping that moment will happen several generations into the future. ~ Rob Theakston

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