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Motown Sings Motown Treasures


  • 1. Money (That's What I Want) - Hattie Littles (previously unreleased)
    2. Forever - Martha & the Vandellas (mono)
    3. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need - Eddie Holland (previously unreleased)
    4. Contract On Love - Martha & the Vandellas (previously unreleased)
    5. In My Lonely Room - Diana Ross & the Supremes/The Supremes
    6. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) - Kim Weston (previously unreleased)
    7. What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One - The Temptations (previously unreleased)
    8. Ask The Lonely - Tommy Good (previously unreleased)
    9. Ask Any Man - Tony Martin (previously unreleased)
    10. Stop! In The Name Of Love - Kim Weston
    11. Come And Get These Memories - Kim Weston (previously unreleased)
    12. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (Smile) - The Isley Brothers (previously unreleased)
    13. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Jimmy Ruffin
    14. Everybody Needs Love - The Velvelettes
    15. My Smile Is Just A Frown (Turned Upside Down) - The Temptations
    16. Can I Get A Witness - Diana Ross & the Supremes/The Supremes
    17. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - The Supremes (previously unreleased)
    18. Come See About Me - The Originals
    19. I Hear A Symphony - Stevie Wonder
    20. Tracks Of My Tears, The - Martha & the Vandellas
    21. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - The Isley Brothers (previously unreleased)
    22. My Girl - Marvin Gaye
    23. Truly Yours - The Temptations
    0. DISC 2:
    1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    2. Good Lovin' Ain't Easy To Come By - Gladys Knight & the Pips (previously unreleased)
    3. Truly Yours - Ivory Joe Hunter/Ivy Hunter (previously unreleased)
    4. Old Love (Let's Try It Again) - The Four Tops (previously unreleased)
    5. Way You Do The Things You Do, The - The Underdogs
    6. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - The Contours
    7. (We've Got) Honey Love - The Velvelettes (previously unreleased)
    8. Ain't That Peculiar - Dennis Edwards (previously unreleased)
    9. You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin' - The Marvelettes (previously unreleased)
    10. Girl's Alright With Me, The - The Spinners
    11. Ooo Baby Baby - Brenda Holloway (previously unreleased)
    12. Baby I'm For Real (The Bells) - Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers (previously unreleased)
    13. Hunter Gets Captured By The Game, The - Blinky
    14. Shop Around - The Spinners
    15. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) - Chuck Jackson (previously unreleased)
    16. You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Jackson 5
    17. If This World Were Mine - The Fantastic Four
    18. I Want You Back - David Ruffin
    19. Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life) - David Ruffin/Bobby Taylor (previously unreleased)
    20. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Ivory Joe Hunter/Ivy Hunter (previously unreleased)
    21. All I Need - The Supremes (previously unreleased)
    22. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Gladys Knight & the Pips
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): B0003619

  • Credits
    ProducerGeorgia Ward; Harry Weinger (Compilation)
    EngineerThe Funk Brothers

    Liner Note Author: Adam White.
    Recording information: Detroit, MI (01/09/1969); Golden World (01/09/1969); Golden World Studios (01/09/1969); Los Angeles, CA (01/09/1969); Motown's Studio A (01/09/1969); New York, NY (01/09/1969); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (01/09/1969); Detroit, MI (01/23/1969); Golden World (01/23/1969); Golden World Studios (01/23/1969); Los Angeles, CA (01/23/1969); Motown's Studio A (01/23/1969); New York, NY (01/23/1969); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (01/23/1969); Detroit, MI (01/29/1964); Golden World (01/29/1964); Golden World Studios (01/29/1964); Los Angeles, CA (01/29/1964); Motown's Studio A (01/29/1964); New York, NY (01/29/1964); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (01/29/1964); Detroit, MI (02/14/1967/02/15/1967); Golden World (02/14/1967/02/15/1967); Golden World Studios (02/14/1967/02/15/1967); Los Angeles, CA (02/14/1967/02/15/1967); Motown's Studio A (02/14/1967/02/15/1967); New York, NY (02/14/1967/02/15/1967); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (02/14/1967/02/15/1967); Detroit, MI (02/27/1970/03/24/1970); Golden World (02/27/1970/03/24/1970); Golden World Studios (02/27/1970/03/24/1970); Los Angeles, CA (02/27/1970/03/24/1970); Motown's Studio A (02/27/1970/03/24/1970); New York, NY (02/27/1970/03/24/1970); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (02/27/1970/03/24/1970); Detroit, MI (03/01/1969); Golden World (03/01/1969); Golden World Studios (03/01/1969); Los Angeles, CA (03/01/1969); Motown's Studio A (03/01/1969); New York, NY (03/01/1969); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/01/1969); Detroit, MI (03/05/1963); Golden World (03/05/1963); Golden World Studios (03/05/1963); Los Angeles, CA (03/05/1963); Motown's Studio A (03/05/1963); New York, NY (03/05/1963); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/05/1963); Detroit, MI (03/06/1969); Golden World (03/06/1969); Golden World Studios (03/06/1969); Los Angeles, CA (03/06/1969); Motown's Studio A (03/06/1969); New York, NY (03/06/1969); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/06/1969); Detroit, MI (03/14/1969); Golden World (03/14/1969); Golden World Studios (03/14/1969); Los Angeles, CA (03/14/1969); Motown's Studio A (03/14/1969); New York, NY (03/14/1969); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/14/1969); Detroit, MI (03/15/1963); Golden World (03/15/1963); Golden World Studios (03/15/1963); Los Angeles, CA (03/15/1963); Motown's Studio A (03/15/1963); New York, NY (03/15/1963); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/15/1963); Detroit, MI (03/17/1962); Golden World (03/17/1962); Golden World Studios (03/17/1962); Los Angeles, CA (03/17/1962); Motown's Studio A (03/17/1962); New York, NY (03/17/1962); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/17/1962); Detroit, MI (03/22/1969); Golden World (03/22/1969); Golden World Studios (03/22/1969); Los Angeles, CA (03/22/1969); Motown's Studio A (03/22/1969); New York, NY (03/22/1969); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/22/1969); Detroit, MI (03/25/1969/04/08/1969); Golden World (03/25/1969/04/08/1969); Golden World Studios (03/25/1969/04/08/1969); Los Angeles, CA (03/25/1969/04/08/1969); Motown's Studio A (03/25/1969/04/08/1969); New York, NY (03/25/1969/04/08/1969); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/25/1969/04/08/1969); Detroit, MI (03/30/1966/04/05/1966); Golden World (03/30/1966/04/05/1966); Golden World Studios (03/30/1966/04/05/1966); Los Angeles, CA (03/30/1966/04/05/1966); Motown's Studio A (03/30/1966/04/05/1966); New York, NY (03/30/1966/04/05/1966); RCA Studios, Chicago, IL (03/30/1966/04/05/1966); Detroit, MI (04/01/1963).
    Photographer: Wan Seub Lee.
    It is not necessarily uncommon for a prosperous record company such as Motown to retain plenty of unissued recordings in their vaults. But what makes the Detroit-based label different from most others of its era is the 24/7 assembly line production methodology that may have kept as much material tucked away as was eventually released. Motown founder Berry Gordy's upbringing as a composer was undoubtedly helpful when identifying potential hits and he quickly established himself as a formidable talent scout. The perpetual influx of fresh, strong songs and singers resulted in producers continually trying to find the best pairing of artist and repertoire. Motown Sings Motown Treasures (2005) provides devotees of the "Sound of Young America" with 45 prime examples of Motown's pop music match game. Even though every entry can easily be considered worthwhile, highlights include the Diana Ross-era Supremes with their spin on "In My Lonely Room," "Can I Get a Witness" and "Uptight (Everything's Alright)." Martha & the Vandellas provide stunning renderings of "Tracks of My Tears," "Forever" and "Contract on Love," while Kim Weston takes on "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Come and Get These Memories." Similar unions linked the Temptations with "Truly Yours" as well as "My Smile Is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down)" and the Isley Brothers to a prototype of "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" that is parenthetically-titled "Smile." It isn't only the big names either, as soul sister Blinky tears up a funky "Hunter Gets Captured by the Game," The Originals ably pull off a driving interpretation of "Come See About Me" and the Underdogs' "The Way You Do the Things You Do" is arguably as essential as its exceedingly better-known predecessor. Of course behind the scenes on all of the tracks are the one and only Funk Brothers -- Motown's unequaled house band -- crafting the instrumental support and believe it or not, usually unaware of the intended recipients. This is aptly demonstrated on the aforementioned "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," as keen-eared enthusiasts will note the exact same backing is used for both the Isley Brothers reading featured here and the Jimmy Ruffin classic. The accompanying booklet boasts annotations for each tune and plenty of rarely published photos, making it as valuable a resource as the CDs themselves. Interested parties should be aware that Motown Sings Motown Treasures is limited to an edition of 5,000 copies, initially available through the online audio retailers at www.hip-oselect.com. ~ Lindsay Planer

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