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Title: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 22, 2011, 03:59:17 AM
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Prompted by some recent posts in the "Currently Listening To..." thread, I'm starting this topic.  Post your favorite MOTOWN (and TAMLA) hits right here.

I'll start with...

The Temptations - Get Ready (Shivaree 1966) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbV8bbEghc4#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on October 22, 2011, 06:52:56 AM
Great thread Barry! There's so many to choose from but I think Smokey is my favorite.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Oooo Baby Baby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSVGEkAkuU#)

I know, I know...but this is really a great song!

Jackson 5-I'll Be There (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-apaIOOoAo#)

Can't forget the ladies...

Martha and the Vandellas - Nowhere To Run (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6JQ2Vzr0bQ#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Joost on October 22, 2011, 09:06:29 AM
The Supremes Baby Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23UkIkwy5ZM#)

Hands down.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 12:16:59 PM
([url]http://www.liquid-blue.com/events/themes/images/MotownLogo.jpg[/url])


Prompted by some recent posts in the "Currently Listening To..." thread, I'm starting this topic.  Post your favorite MOTOWN (and TAMLA) hits right here.

I'll start with...

The Temptations - Get Ready (Shivaree 1966) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbV8bbEghc4#[/url])


Hi Hello Goodbye! Now you're talking! I LOVE MOTOWN! Here's some more great sounds from MOTOWN!

Shotgun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMs9NudasVI#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 12:22:07 PM
Here's one from STEVIE WONDER!

Stevie Wonder-We Can Work it Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL1GzbUdtfg#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 12:27:19 PM
Here's another from THE ISLEY BROTHERS! (Yes, they were on the Motown label in the 1960's)

It's your thing -The Isley Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sv3sMYEzAA#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 07:52:21 PM
Here's one from THE COMMODORES! Enjoy!

Lady - The Commodores (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxNRQ5U-3g4#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 08:00:16 PM
Here's one from JIMMY RUFFIN! Enjoy!

Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vf3ZE7CLg0#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 08:05:04 PM
Here's one from MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL! Enjoy!

MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL "Ain't no Mountain High Enough" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz-UvQYAmbg#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 08:08:37 PM
Here's one from MARVIN GAYE! Enjoy!

Marvin Gaye - Mercy, Mercy Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BA6fFGMjI#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 22, 2011, 08:18:00 PM
Not heard too often on the airwaves is The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles released in 1967.

Julian Kaye teaches us how to dress...

American Gigolo with Richard Gere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k9xFmfqO48#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 08:33:05 PM
Not heard too often on the airwaves is The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles released in 1967.

Julian Kaye teaches us how to dress...

American Gigolo with Richard Gere ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k9xFmfqO48#ws[/url])


I remember this song well Hello Goodbye! I love this song! Here's another from SMOKEY ROBINSON! Enjoy!

Smokey Robinson - Tell Me Tomorrow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOYQYBG_ZA8#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 08:36:58 PM
Here's another from SMOKEY ROBINSON! Enjoy!

Smokey Robinson - Being With You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkqlUaC-wPs#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 09:46:43 PM
Here's one from the late great MICHAEL JACKSON! Enjoy!

Michael Jackson - I Wanna Be Where You Are (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFL_gYXE6Rk#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 09:49:48 PM
Here's one from THE JACKSON 5! Enjoy!

Get It Together - The Jackson Five (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9ak8AhJH4#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 22, 2011, 11:37:44 PM
I just had to include this one by SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES! Enjoy!

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears of a Clown (Clip) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxj1hP3dxdg#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 23, 2011, 04:21:13 AM
Here's one from THE SUPREMES & THE TEMPTATIONS! Enjoy!

The Supremes and The Temptations: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (Gamble / Huff, 1968) - Lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgNNFCjYBhk#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 23, 2011, 04:24:34 AM
Here's one from DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES! Enjoy!

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXGz8i0I2L0#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 23, 2011, 04:26:46 AM
Here's one from AL GREEN! Enjoy!

Al Green - Love and Happiness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=133D62ml9mU#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 23, 2011, 01:26:30 PM
Here's one from STEVIE WONDER! Enjoy!

Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgw3zl9GeFQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 23, 2011, 01:30:58 PM
Here's another from STEVIE WONDER! Enjoy!

Stevie Wonder-Living for the City (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rid-xkNS67Q#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 23, 2011, 01:34:10 PM
Here's one from THE FOUR TOPS! Enjoy!

The four tops - Standing in the shadows of love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oSYhNVaHwY#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on October 24, 2011, 04:25:02 AM
Not heard too often on the airwaves is The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles released in 1967.

Hmm...I never heard that one before.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 24, 2011, 05:14:08 AM
It was one of his masterpieces.  He still performs it today...

Smokey Robinson "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EnSDtDzn_k#)



When Smokey sings...
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 24, 2011, 05:16:00 AM
The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage

Jackson 5 - The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eCRUnjORjg#)

The Jackson 5   1970
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 24, 2011, 05:18:37 AM
You Really Got A Hold On Me

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - You Really Got A Hold On Me (Shindig 1964) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAif8TAuw14#)

Smokey Robinson And The Miracles   1964
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 24, 2011, 04:33:11 PM
When Smokey sings...

Eric Clapton wants to accompany him on guitar:

Smokey Robinson 'You Really Got A Hold Of Me & Don't Know Why Featuring Eric Clapton On Later With Jools Holland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCvEIvKPKxE#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 24, 2011, 04:48:34 PM
Written by Smokey Robinson and performed by The Temptations is...

The Temptations - My Girl 1965 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIYAuJ5OZ1Y#)

My Girl   1965
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 24, 2011, 04:54:28 PM
Smokey wrote this for Mary Wells...

Mary Wells - My Guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rszp2h4xjUs#)

My Guy   1964
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 24, 2011, 05:05:15 PM
And he wrote this for Marvin Gaye...

Marvin Gaye - Aint That Peculiar -HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7SehIuO-M#)

Ain't That Peculiar   1965
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 24, 2011, 05:35:31 PM
I Heard It Through The Grapevine is a landmark song in the history of Motown. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles...

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Vinyl) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBAzaqHpRI8#ws)



Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded the third version of the song which was released on September 25, 1967...

I Heard It Through The Grapevine_Gladys Knight & The Pips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah1cvL_ez-M#)




But it is a signature song for singer Marvin Gaye, who recorded his version of the song prior to the Pips but released it after theirs on October 30, 1968...

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPnZZTVp_2A#)



I remember Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine dominating the airwaves in the fall of 1968.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 24, 2011, 08:55:50 PM
When Smokey sings...

Eric Clapton wants to accompany him on guitar:

Smokey Robinson 'You Really Got A Hold Of Me & Don't Know Why Featuring Eric Clapton On Later With Jools Holland ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCvEIvKPKxE#[/url])


Hi Hello Goodbye and In My Life! I hope all is well with both of you. I see that I've been missing out on all of the festivities on this thread filled with great Soul music. WOW, this thread is just growing a life of its own isn't it? Lets continue on with MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL! Enjoy!

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz_D-greh8Q#) 
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 24, 2011, 08:58:52 PM
Here's another from MARVIN & TAMMI! Enjoy!

Marvin Gaye with Tammi Terrell You're all I need to get by (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdqtmnd2T0U#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 24, 2011, 09:02:33 PM
Here's one more from MARVIN GAYE! Enjoy!

Marvin Gaye "I Want You" (1976) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmZ03Q7AoaU#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 25, 2011, 01:28:59 AM
Thanks for posting those, BF.

I remember hearing the Pips' version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine in 1967 but I didn't think too much of it.  1968 was a tumultuous year with the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, the ensuing race riots and the escalation of the war in Viet Nam.  Those opening bars of Marvin Gaye's version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine just sounded so pounding and sinister when I first heard it.  It still gives me chills when I hear it today.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 25, 2011, 02:35:36 AM
Thanks for posting those, BF.

I remember hearing the Pips' version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine in 1967 but I didn't think too much of it.  1968 was a tumultuous year with the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, the ensuing race riots and the escalation of the war in Viet Nam.  Those opening bars of Marvin Gaye's version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine just sounded so pounding and sinister when I first heard it.  It still gives me chills when I hear it today.


Hi Hello Goodbye! You're very welcome! I love Marvin's version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," it has a great feel to it. What do you think of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL'S version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine?" Here's one from LIONEL RICHIE & DIANA ROSS! Enjoy!

Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP7m5VqQ6f8#)
 
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 25, 2011, 03:37:18 AM
What do you think of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL'S version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine?"

It's far out, BF.  All 11 minutes and 6 seconds of it!  I wouldn't mind if it ran twice that time.  It was CCR's answer to Rare Earth's Get Ready.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 26, 2011, 10:32:01 PM
It's far out, BF.  All 11 minutes and 6 seconds of it!  I wouldn't mind if it ran twice that time.  It was CCR's answer to Rare Earth's Get Ready.

You know your music Hello Goodbye!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 26, 2011, 10:35:51 PM
Here's one from the late great EDDIE KENDRICKS! Enjoy!

Eddie Kendricks Keep on Truckin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_c_cSJFfRU#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 26, 2011, 10:38:21 PM
Here's one from MARVIN GAYE & DIANA ROSS! Enjoy!

Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye-My Mistake (Was To Love You) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SNtIOfuszg#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 26, 2011, 10:40:39 PM
Here's one from DIANA ROSS! Enjoy!

Diana Ross - Aint No Mountain High Enough (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mm_lnHVz4U#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 26, 2011, 10:43:52 PM
Here's one from STEVIE WONDER! Enjoy!

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZ3ZG_Wams#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 27, 2011, 11:19:45 PM
Here's one from the late great MARVIN GAYE! Enjoy!

Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tOpwgrqshU#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Brynjar on October 28, 2011, 07:39:38 PM
I Heard It Through The Grapevine is a landmark song in the history of Motown. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles...

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Vinyl) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBAzaqHpRI8#ws[/url])



Such a great great song.

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 28, 2011, 09:42:47 PM
Here's one from MARVIN GAYE! Enjoy!

This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (Marvin Gaye) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61Co4WgiDUU#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 28, 2011, 09:50:21 PM
I love Marvin's music! Here's another from him, enjoy!

Marvin Gaye - You're A Son Of A Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP9mYWeEJto#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 29, 2011, 09:35:02 PM
Here's one from the late great DAVID RUFFIN! Enjoy!

David Ruffin-Each Day Is A Lifetime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dWECZ1lYHY#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 11, 2011, 01:30:39 AM
(I Know) I'm Losing You

The Temptations - I'm Losing You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leD9kTMWS9M#)

The Temptations   1966
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 11, 2011, 01:31:48 AM
The Faces had soul...

The Faces - I'm Losing You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4PXMCCTMwM#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 11, 2011, 01:38:50 AM
You're My Everything

The Temptations - You're My Everything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp05C4q9SsE#)

The Temptations   1967
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 11, 2011, 03:02:22 AM
The Faces had soul...

The Faces - I'm Losing You ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4PXMCCTMwM#ws[/url])


Hi Hello Goodbye! THE FACES HAD SOUL INDEED! Here's one from PHIL COLLINS, enjoy!

Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3TesujRfpY#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 11, 2011, 03:07:27 AM
Here's one from STEVIE WONDER, enjoy!

Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWst-r26whI#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 11, 2011, 03:09:19 AM
Here's another from STEVIE, enjoy!

Stevie Wonder - For Once in my Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vxVyaYuGYE#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 11, 2011, 04:39:45 AM
THE FACES HAD SOUL INDEED!

I feel that performance of I'm Losing You ranks up there with Rare Earth's Get Ready and Creedence Clearwater Revival's I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 11, 2011, 02:50:02 PM
I feel that performance of I'm Losing You ranks up there with Rare Earth's Get Ready and Creedence Clearwater Revival's I Heard It Through The Grapevine.


DEFINITELY! THE FACES knew how to ROCK! Here's another from Stevie, enjoy!

Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pYux5-d1Es#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 11, 2011, 02:52:16 PM
Here's THE BEACH BOYS' version, enjoy!

The Beach Boys - I Was Made to Love Her (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byeZRISnGh8#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 11, 2011, 05:16:49 PM
Here's one from PHIL COLLINS, enjoy!

Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3TesujRfpY#[/url])




No soul there, I'm afaraid.    ;D
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 11, 2011, 05:18:18 PM
Here's an example of a tragic loss of soul...

The Supremes - The Happening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q41EMKp5Y8k#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 11, 2011, 05:24:22 PM
Supremes - Tennessee Ernie Ford Special - The Happening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRuEbBiQ5M8#)

I remember when The Supremes released this song in 1967 and saying WTF IS THIS?!!     ???


 ;D


Edit:


(http://i42.tinypic.com/5v61wj.jpg)


I think Danny Thomas, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Andy Griffith were asking themselves the same question.     ha2ha
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 11, 2011, 06:14:11 PM
No soul there, I'm afaraid.    ;D


No, there wasn't! However, PHIL COLLINS wanted to turn a Soul song into a Progressive Rock song, it looks like he succeeded. ROD STEWART tried the same thing with "All Right Now."

Here's one from DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES, enjoy!

The Supremes- I Hear A Symphony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcylDkRw7dg#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Joost on November 11, 2011, 06:59:58 PM
Here's THE BEACH BOYS' version, enjoy!

The Beach Boys - I Was Made to Love Her ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byeZRISnGh8#[/url])


I prefer the original version over this one, hands down. The Beach Boys just weren't soulful enough to pull this off. Could've been interesting if they would have let Dennis sing this one, though.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 11, 2011, 07:38:52 PM
Could've been interesting if they would have let Dennis sing this one, though.

Hmmmm.  Maybe!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 12, 2011, 10:06:34 AM
I prefer the original version over this one, hands down. The Beach Boys just weren't soulful enough to pull this off. Could've been interesting if they would have let Dennis sing this one, though.

I prefer the original over THE BEACH BOYS' version hands down. However, THE BEACH BOYS dared to try! It must have been confusing for THE BEACH BOYS fans, seeing that the band was known for their Surf Rock music, now trying to record a Soul song. That was a big risk seeing that SMiLE was shelved only to be replaced with SMILEY SMiLE. THE BEACH BOYS' music version of "I Was Made To Love Her" was not soulful like the original, but I do believe that Denny would have done a better job singing the song. Denny's voice does have some soul, he proved it in the song "Slip On Through."         
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 13, 2011, 04:28:31 AM
Hold it!  Hold it!   Listen...


The Temptations - Can't Get Next To You (Live TOTP 1970) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xw8euvX39I#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 13, 2011, 04:35:21 AM
I Wish It Would It Rain

The Temptations - I Wish It Would It Rain (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caSdaC7hSSE#)

The Temptations   1968
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 13, 2011, 04:42:15 AM
Ain't Too Proud to Beg

The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud to Beg (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObL1pFzwUa8#)

The Temptations   1967
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 13, 2011, 04:46:57 AM
Beauty's Only Skin Deep

The Temptations - Beauty's Only Skin Deep [Very Good(+) quality / No mpg4 resolution] (RARE clip) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh5vben2Z0U#)

The Temptations   1966
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 13, 2011, 12:20:38 PM
Ain't Too Proud to Beg

The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud to Beg (HQ) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObL1pFzwUa8#[/url])

The Temptations   1967


Hi Hello Goodbye! Here's THE STONES' version!

Rolling Stones - Ain't too proud to beg 1974 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Hn-98fqKw#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 13, 2011, 12:31:31 PM
Here's another version by THE STONES! Enjoy!

Rolling Stones - Just My Imagination - Live '81 Hampton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8dxnn_a8UQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 13, 2011, 12:40:40 PM
Here's one from a band from Gary, Indiana U.S.A.! Enjoy!

Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5 (High Quality) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8HkEprSaAs#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 13, 2011, 12:44:30 PM
Here's another from THE JACKSON 5! Enjoy!

JACKSON 5 - I WANT YOU BACK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFibwk3zHng#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 13, 2011, 12:46:53 PM
Here's one more from THE JACKSON 5! Enjoy!

The Jackson 5 - ABC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho7796-au8U#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 14, 2011, 02:52:04 AM
^

Michael Jackson was so adorable at that age.  He definitely learned some of his moves from Paul Williams...


The Temptations dont look back live 1967.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOhxa1fQpo#)

Don't Look Back   The Temptations   1967
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 14, 2011, 02:59:56 AM
I'm doin' fine...

Cloud Nine: The Temptations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkLq8qKpk6g#)

...on Cloud Nine!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 14, 2011, 03:05:43 AM
Smokey Robinson wrote The Way You Do The Things You Do for The Temptations...

The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l_U8DQhYQA#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 14, 2011, 04:15:55 AM
^

Michael Jackson was so adorable at that age.  He definitely learned some of his moves from Paul Williams...


The Temptations dont look back live 1967.flv ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOhxa1fQpo#[/url])

Don't Look Back   The Temptations   1967


Michael learned from the late great JAMES BROWN, the late great PAUL WILLIAMS and the late great JACKIE WILSON, not too bad at all! Here's one from THE TEMPTATIONS, enjoy!

The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W78Kub0KR-I#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 14, 2011, 04:20:12 AM
Here's one from the late great MICHAEL JACKSON, enjoy!

Michael Jackson - One Day In Your Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44_qWFAdjqQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 14, 2011, 04:23:52 AM
Here's one from THE JACKSON 5, enjoy!

Sugar Daddy- Jackson 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eB5pff7EYI#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 14, 2011, 04:27:05 AM
Here's one more from THE JACKSON 5, enjoy!

Mama's Pearl & The Love You Save - The Jackson 5 (High Quality) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ziww_I4Rug#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 14, 2011, 04:30:11 AM
Here's one you don't hear very often, a version by VANILLA FUDGE! Enjoy!

Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WMh9BAFmM#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 15, 2011, 08:15:35 PM
People movin' out
People movin' in
Why, because of the color of their skin
Run, run, run, but you sho' can't hide
An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Vote for me, and I'll set you free
Rap on brother, rap on

Segregation, determination, demonstration,
Integration, aggravation,
Humiliation, obligation to our nation
Ball of Confusion
That's what the world is today



It was 1970...

The Temptations-Ball of Confusion (by cesID) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J4VKQQVoBE#)


Things haven't really changed, huh?

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 15, 2011, 09:54:23 PM
People movin' out
People movin' in
Why, because of the color of their skin
Run, run, run, but you sho' can't hide
An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Vote for me, and I'll set you free
Rap on brother, rap on

Segregation, determination, demonstration,
Integration, aggravation,
Humiliation, obligation to our nation
Ball of Confusion
That's what the world is today



It was 1970...

The Temptations-Ball of Confusion (by cesID) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J4VKQQVoBE#[/url])


Things haven't really changed, huh?


No, they haven't Hello Goodbye! Great song though! Here's one from RARE EARTH, enjoy!

Rare Earth - Hey Big Brother (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xRePb7VKrk#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 15, 2011, 10:21:34 PM
Here's some more songs from THE JACKSON 5, enjoy!

1974 MDA Telethon - Michael Jackson & the Jackson Five (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsqBjvOUPsQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 15, 2011, 10:24:12 PM
Here's another from THE JACKSON 5, enjoy!

Jackson 5 Darling Dear (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=076hAabSqN0#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 15, 2011, 10:28:22 PM
Here's one more from THE JACKSON 5, enjoy!

Petals-Jackson 5 {Motown/UMG 1971} (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frgCLkARY24#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Strawberry Field on November 16, 2011, 07:45:10 PM
Motown is the greatest, the toppermost of the '60s, up on the tip of the tower with the Beach Boys and the Beatles. I adore Motown records. Life itself is less colorful, more bloody and hard without a Miracles or Temptations or Marvin & Tammi record to see you through.

In my opinion, this is the greatest of all Motown singles, and that's saying quite a bit. It's quintessential:

http://youtu.be/LbAaLdLguLo (http://youtu.be/LbAaLdLguLo)

I'm a huge fan of the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duets. This one is my favorite of theirs:

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Your Precious Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4trsL8tPxQ#)

The post-Diana Ross Supremes are really underrated. In my opinion, this song is one of the best Motown singles ever:

The Supremes "Up The Ladder To The Roof" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v1S-ypz5a4#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 16, 2011, 09:01:58 PM
Motown is the greatest, the toppermost of the '60s, up on the tip of the tower with the Beach Boys and the Beatles. I adore Motown records. Life itself is less colorful, more bloody and hard without a Miracles or Temptations or Marvin & Tammi record to see you through.

In my opinion, this is the greatest of all Motown singles, and that's saying quite a bit. It's quintessential:

[url]http://youtu.be/LbAaLdLguLo[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/LbAaLdLguLo[/url])

I'm a huge fan of the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duets. This one is my favorite of theirs:

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Your Precious Love ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4trsL8tPxQ#[/url])

The post-Diana Ross Supremes are really underrated. In my opinion, this song is one of the best Motown singles ever:

The Supremes "Up The Ladder To The Roof" ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v1S-ypz5a4#[/url])


Right on Strawberry Field, now you're talking! MOTOWN produced some of music's all-time greatest acts ever in the 1960's, the list is endless. Here's one from the late great DAVID RUFFIN, enjoy!

I want you back - David Ruffin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccs1-TSQ4BQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 16, 2011, 09:05:59 PM
Here's one from THE JACKSON 5! Enjoy!

The Jackson 5 - Little Bitty Pretty One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz133Vd4xSw#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 16, 2011, 09:08:38 PM
Here's one more from THE JACKSON 5! Enjoy!

Jackson 5 - La La (Means I Love You) (Delfonics cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJkbzB_acAs#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 17, 2011, 02:52:26 AM
Here's one from the late great DAVID RUFFIN, enjoy!

I want you back - David Ruffin ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccs1-TSQ4BQ#[/url])


I like David Ruffin's cover of I Want You Back

Sheryl Crow covered it too.  She was a back up singer for Michael Jackson when he was on tour in the late 1980s...


(http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/askville/109564_1209641_mywrite/s2.jpg)


Sheryl Crow 'I Want You Back' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWXy5zophxg#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 17, 2011, 03:06:24 AM
I like David Ruffin's cover of I Want You Back

Sheryl Crow covered it too.  She was a back up singer for Michael Jackson when he was on tour in the late 1980s...


([url]http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/askville/109564_1209641_mywrite/s2.jpg[/url])


Sheryl Crow 'I Want You Back' ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWXy5zophxg#[/url])

   



I remember hearing that Sheryl Crow was a backup singer for MICHAEL JACKSON. I've seen MICHAEL JACKSON live 5 times, one of them was in California during the "BAD" Tour in 1987. Here's one from MICHAEL JACKSON with THE JACKSON 5, enjoy!

The Jackson 5 - Rockin' Robin 1972 RARE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4VCUbL7jsc#)



Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 17, 2011, 03:19:30 AM
She looks a whole lot better now.  ;)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 17, 2011, 03:56:44 AM
She looks a whole lot better now.  ;)

I've always thought that she was beautiful! She's the type of woman that looks better with age. 
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 20, 2011, 12:45:02 AM
Here's one from THE JACKSON 5!

The Jackson 5 - Ready or not (Here I come) - HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YUE1F1Is1w#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 22, 2011, 04:19:52 AM
Here's one from THE COMMODORES!

Commodores - Too hot ta trot 1977 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ8A1QOAQ68#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Strawberry Field on November 22, 2011, 04:48:47 AM
Tammi Terrell. I wish I had the words to say how much I adore her. That voice...she has got to be my favorite Motown female singer. Diana Ross? HAH!
She is mainly known, of course, as the (greatest) duet partner of Marvin Gaye. They recorded many classics, but I think this is their pinnacle -
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g0aWP-uRbAo (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g0aWP-uRbAo)

...but she recorded some underrated solo tunes, unfortunately forgotten by many.
Check this one out. It's my favorite of her solo singles. Written by Stevie Wonder and would eventually appear on his Hotter Than July album (vastly inferior version IMO), 'All I Do Is Think About You' is sublime, sweet and perfect. The way she sings "if you should discov-uh this dream is for two" leaves me weak in the knees -
Tammi Terrell 1966 "All I Do Is Think About You" MOTOWN-24 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFGkQw2hd4A#)

Be sure to check out this compilation:
http://www.amazon.com/Come-See-Me-Complete-Collection/dp/B0042NJ0OS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321937301&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Come-See-Me-Complete-Collection/dp/B0042NJ0OS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321937301&sr=8-1)

Tammi, you are much missed!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/shireling/image.jpg1_zpsj8osbddj.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/shireling/media/image.jpg1_zpsj8osbddj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 22, 2011, 04:55:46 AM
Tammi Terrell. I wish I had the words to say how much I adore her. That voice...she has got to be my favorite Motown female singer. Diana Ross? HAH!
She is mainly known, of course, as the (greatest) duet partner of Marvin Gaye. They recorded many classics, but I think this is their pinnacle -
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need To Get By ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZNbfKibFLE#[/url])

...but she recorded some underrated solo tunes, unfortunately forgotten by many.
Check this one out. It's my favorite of her solo singles. Written by Stevie Wonder and would eventually appear on his Hotter Than July album (vastly inferior version IMO), 'All I Do Is Think About You' is sublime, sweet and perfect. The way she sings "if you should discov-uh this dream is for two" leaves me weak in the knees -
Tammi Terrell 1966 "All I Do Is Think About You" MOTOWN-24 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFGkQw2hd4A#[/url])

Be sure to check out this compilation:
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Come-See-Me-Complete-Collection/dp/B0042NJ0OS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321937301&sr=8-1[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Come-See-Me-Complete-Collection/dp/B0042NJ0OS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321937301&sr=8-1[/url])

Tammi, you are much missed!
([url]http://www.entertainmentfirst.com/images/tammi.jpg[/url])


Hi Strawberry Field! How are you? TAMMI TERRELL was blessed and gifted with a God-given talent, it is so sad that her life was cut short. The late great MARVIN GAYE never recovered from her death, it broke his heart BAD!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on November 22, 2011, 04:57:53 AM
Quote from: Strawberry Field
Tammi Terrell 1966 "All I Do Is Think About You" MOTOWN-24

Thanks for posting that. I never heard it before but I like it now that I have.  :)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 22, 2011, 05:08:41 AM
Thanks for posting that. I never heard it before but I like it now that I have.  :)

You need to purchase the 2010 release TAMMI TERRELL - COME ON AND SEE ME: THE COMPLETE SOLO COLLECTION 2-CD set, I promise you that you will love this collection.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Strawberry Field on November 22, 2011, 06:55:35 AM
Thought I'd post more Tammi:

Tammi Terrell - It's been a long time happening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VNuoU8O9ss#)

Tammi Terrell - Come On And See Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LdBMsKGVcM#ws)

A great, previously unreleased duet with Marvin:
MarvinGaye&TammiTerrell 1968 "We'll Be Satisfied" MOTOWN-158 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R61OokfyuY#)

Here's something she cut (pre-Motown) for James Brown's Try Me label, written by him too. Amazing.
Tammi Terrell I Cried (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GP3IcpdOGI#)

And here's the wonderful documentary series Unsung. This is Tammi's episode:
Unsung (Documentary) - Tammi Terrell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9iHLx8i-4g#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 22, 2011, 12:28:04 PM
Thought I'd post more Tammi:

Tammi Terrell - It's been a long time happening ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VNuoU8O9ss#[/url])

Tammi Terrell - Come On And See Me ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LdBMsKGVcM#ws[/url])

A great, previously unreleased duet with Marvin:
MarvinGaye&TammiTerrell 1968 "We'll Be Satisfied" MOTOWN-158 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R61OokfyuY#[/url])

Here's something she cut (pre-Motown) for James Brown's Try Me label, written by him too. Amazing.
Tammi Terrell I Cried ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GP3IcpdOGI#[/url])

And here's the wonderful documentary series Unsung. This is Tammi's episode:
Unsung (Documentary) - Tammi Terrell ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9iHLx8i-4g#ws[/url])


Hi Strawberry Field! I can tell that you really like the late great TAMMI TERRELL, she was one hell of a singer! She and MARVIN were the perfect Duet Duo, they both complimented each other perfectly musically. Here's another from TAMMI TERRELL!

Tammi Terrell - I can't go on without you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGH0kG6AT-I#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Strawberry Field on November 22, 2011, 05:28:11 PM
Vocals-only mixes!

MY GIRL (A CAPELLA) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOsas4VJNiI#)

What's Going On A Cappella - Marvin Gaye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwe34WzSuqk#)

My Cherie Amour acapella — Stevie Wonder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NI6JW63Sxc#)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-Ooo Baby,Baby(acapella) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO66w3pbcCA#)

Marvin Gaye - Aint Nothing like the real thing Acapella (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqdOUlK9Ru4#)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on November 28, 2011, 07:09:18 AM
1929:  Born on this day, Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, former boxer, composer. He wrote and co-wrote many songs, including "Lonely Teardrops" for Jackie Wilson. The success of this and other early songs helped him get into the recording business. I've seen Wilson refered to as a Motown artist but from what I've read he really wasn't. But since he helped get the ball rolling financially and was extremely cool I'm taking the liberty of posting "Lonely Teardrops" here.  ;D

Jackie Wilson Lonely Teardrops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwmstt8hpxQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 12:00:16 AM
Right, Kelley.  MOTOWN didn't exist when Jackie Wilson recorded Lonely Teardrops in 1958 for Brunswick...


(http://heavens-gates.com/50s/lonelyteardrops/45RPM.jpg)


It's part of MOTOWN's lineage.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 12:07:57 AM
Some alternate paths were...

Otis Redding on Atlantic...

(http://images.45cat.com/otis-redding-i-cant-turn-you-loose-atlantic.jpg)

OTIS REDDING - I Can't Turn You Loose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaqXPLRA8as#)




and Booker T. & The MGs on STAX

(http://chang4pian4.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/img008-1.jpg)

Booker T. & the MG's-Time Is Tight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUGsZgkjrco#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 12:12:34 AM
Without those two records, we would never have had...


Mall Chase - The Blues Brothers (2/9) Movie CLIP (1980) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIdGxR-aU6o#ws)



 ;D
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 12:15:22 AM
New Oldsmobiles are in early this year.



;)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 02:57:43 AM
The Blues Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkaNisbzsLY#)

The Blues Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHa_jqxnn4o#ws)



 ;D
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 05:01:17 AM
MOTOWN, TAMLA, Atlantic, STAX....

The question is:  "Do you like good music?"


The Sam & Dave Show  Sweet Soul Music  Arthur Conley  1967 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi1hqlUhoCQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on November 29, 2011, 06:01:49 AM
MOTOWN, TAMLA, Atlantic, STAX....

The question is:  "Do you like good music?"
The Sam & Dave Show  Sweet Soul Music  Arthur Conley  1967

I think we do! I'm not so sure about the young lady at 3:20 though.  ;) Oh, and we like good movies too.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 07:02:14 PM
Spotlight on James Brown y'all

James Brown "Please, Please, Please" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKNCySAvY5Y#)

...he's the king of them all y'all
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 29, 2011, 09:18:44 PM
Hi everyone! How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Mine went fast but it was great! Here's one from MARVIN GAYE!

Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usl-h5f-8W0#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 10:54:13 PM
Spotlight on Lou Rawls y'all
Aw don't he look boss y'all
Singing Love Is A Hurting Thing man...

(http://www.htbackdrops.com/v2/albums/userpics/11271/lou_rawls_4.jpg)

Lou Rawls - Love Is A Hurting Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiD3kiR1Kuo#)

...Oh yeah...Oh yeah!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 11:06:22 PM
Spotlight on Sam & Dave
Aw don't they look great now
Singing Hold On, I'm Coming

(http://www.kalamu.com/bol/wp-content/content/images/sam%20&%20dave%2001.jpg)

The Sam & Dave Show - 12. Hold On, I'm Comin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ1OEBfz8Bo#)

...Oh yeah...Oh yeah!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 11:16:38 PM
Spotlight on Wilson Pickett now
That wicked Wilson Pickett
Singing Mustang Sally

(http://bjornsmusic.blog.com/files/2011/01/pickett.jpg)

mustang sally - wilson pickett (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfuHgzu1Cjg#)

...Oh yeah...Oh yeah!




Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 29, 2011, 11:27:54 PM
Spotlight on Otis Redding now
Singing Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa

(http://meme.zenfs.com/u/d9552117eeeaa5a81c45790daf3084382b203cae.jpeg)

Otis Redding - Sad song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-gz0fqf95A#ws)

...Oh yeah...Oh yeah!



Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 30, 2011, 12:03:57 AM
And spotlight on Arthur Conley who co-wrote Sweet Soul Music with Otis Redding...

(http://i42.tinypic.com/35cmlb8.jpg)

Arthur Conley-Sweet Soul Music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYIqxDfg2bQ#)

...Oh yeah...Oh yeah!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Strawberry Field on November 30, 2011, 02:22:15 AM
Spotlight on Sam Cooke y'all
he wrote the soul book y'all
singing Nothing Can Change This Love...
(http://www.rousefamily.com/rock_roots/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/SamC1.jpg)
"Nothing Can Change This Love" - Sam Cooke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3TkNgdUH8w#)

...ohh yeah! Ohhh yeah!...
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 30, 2011, 03:45:41 AM
Since JAMES BROWN has come up on the MOTOWN thread, here's one from THE LATE GODFATHER OF SOUL!

James Brown "I feel good" lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuDeBcpLITQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 01, 2011, 12:08:12 AM
Here's one from THE JACKSONS! In my opinion, this song would give the indication of what was yet to come from MCHAEL JACKSON the following year. Enjoy!

Jackson 5 - Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) [as the Jacksons] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGvZnGTMSqU#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 01, 2011, 12:20:31 AM
Spotlight on Sam Cooke y'all
he wrote the soul book y'all
singing Nothing Can Change This Love...
([url]http://www.rousefamily.com/rock_roots/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/SamC1.jpg[/url])
"Nothing Can Change This Love" - Sam Cooke ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3TkNgdUH8w#[/url])

...ohh yeah! Ohhh yeah!...


Cheers, Strawberry Field!!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 01, 2011, 12:30:06 AM
Cheers, Strawberry Field!!


Great choices Strawberry Field! What about JACKIE WILSON?

Jackie Wilson performing Higher And Higher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1odvp-_bhk#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Strawberry Field on December 01, 2011, 12:46:55 AM
Cheers, Strawberry Field!!


 Thanks. I LOVE Sam Cooke - and that record particularly is absolutely amazing.
Some more Sam (live!):
Sam Cooke - Twisting The Night Away - Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OBq5_8HV8w#ws)

Sam Cooke - Try a Little Tenderness, For Sentimental Reasons, You Send Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5QyvW3YKM#)

..."Sam Cooke's yours...he'll never grow old."
Sam Cooke - Soul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCTZM-dVk_E#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Strawberry Field on December 01, 2011, 12:55:05 AM
Great choices Strawberry Field! What about JACKIE WILSON?

Jackie Wilson performing Higher And Higher ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1odvp-_bhk#[/url])


Jackie Wilson is da man.
In fact: Top 5 Male Soul singers (IMO)-
1. Sam Cooke
2. Marvin Gaye
3. Jackie Wilson
4. Otis Redding
5. Smokey Robinson
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 01, 2011, 01:00:48 AM
Jackie Wilson is da man.
In fact: Top 5 Male Soul singers (IMO)-
1. Sam Cooke
2. Marvin Gaye
3. Jackie Wilson
4. Otis Redding
5. Smokey Robinson



Yes!  When Smokey sings...


Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby (Ready Steady Go - 1965) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RDUYOSpH9w#)

Mistakes I know I've made a few
But I'm only human
You've made mistakes too
I'm cryin'!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Strawberry Field on December 01, 2011, 01:43:07 AM
Yes!  When Smokey sings...


Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby (Ready Steady Go - 1965) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RDUYOSpH9w#[/url])

Mistakes I know I've made a few
But I'm only human
You've made mistakes too
I'm cryin'!



Ahh, you have my favorite Smokey Robinson & The Miracles song there.
I also really like this underrated gem of theirs:
The Miracles "If You Can Want" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-LXF4AwRrU#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on December 01, 2011, 03:42:53 AM
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby[/url]

Mistakes I know I've made a few
But I'm only human
You've made mistakes too
I'm cryin'!



Ooo Smokey, Smokey...


Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears Live (1965) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coh7n6dYj5Y#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 01, 2011, 08:56:38 PM
Ooo Smokey, Smokey...


Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears Live (1965) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coh7n6dYj5Y#ws[/url])


Here's another from SMOKEY ROBINSON!

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-The Tears Of A Clown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2kxlZDOHeQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on December 01, 2011, 09:13:47 PM
I even heard Smokey singing "The First Noel" on Pandora Radio a few minutes ago. I like this one better though....

1987 Motown Merry Christmas TV Special
Smokey Robinson and the Temptatations - The Christmas Song.divx (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU3c0mo2MTs#)

Nat King Cole will always be the reason this is my favorite Christmas song but these guys do it pretty darned well too. ;)
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Post by: In My Life on December 01, 2011, 09:26:01 PM
Now it's playing Stevie. I guess the Pandora elves figured out I like MOTOWN.

Stevie Wonder - That's What Christmas Means to Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW9HxycgYlg#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 01, 2011, 09:29:10 PM
I even heard Smokey singing "The First Noel" on Pandora Radio a few minutes ago. I like this one better though....

1987 Motown Merry Christmas TV Special
Smokey Robinson and the Temptatations - The Christmas Song.divx ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU3c0mo2MTs#[/url])

Nat King Cole will always be the reason this is my favorite Christmas song but these guys do it pretty darned well too. ;)


Now lets see if we can find more Christmas songs by MOTOWN artists such as SMOKEY ROBINSON!

It's Christmas Time - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlHLgQQkGQI#)

Here's another from THE JACKSON 5!

Jackson 5 -Santa Claus is Coming to Town (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiNkll4JSwo#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 01, 2011, 09:32:07 PM
Now it's playing Stevie. I guess the Pandora elves figured out I like MOTOWN.

Stevie Wonder - That's What Christmas Means to Me ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW9HxycgYlg#[/url])


Great choice In My Life, here's another from STEVIE WONDER!

Stevie Wonder - One Little Christmas Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znqa4HEJWJA#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on December 01, 2011, 11:34:20 PM
Jackie Wilson also contributed to MOTOWN's founding with this song...

Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson at 78 RPM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-pef-byA9I#)

I wish I could have found a live performance. It's better watching Mr. Excitement perform.  :)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 01, 2011, 11:41:51 PM
Jackie Wilson also contributed to MOTOWN's founding with this song...

Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson at 78 RPM ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-pef-byA9I#[/url])

I wish I could have found a live performance. It's better watching Mr. Excitement perform.  :)


I am impressed In My Life, you really do take your music seriously don't you?
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 03, 2011, 04:00:50 AM
Here's one from BOYZ II MEN!

Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VastXQ_hPb0#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on December 05, 2011, 06:32:52 AM
This is a nice bio of Smokey, with a Beatles reference or two for forum relevance.  ;)

http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2009/11/smokey-robinson.html (http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2009/11/smokey-robinson.html)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 05, 2011, 09:57:16 PM
This is a nice bio of Smokey, with a Beatles reference or two for forum relevance.  ;)

[url]http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2009/11/smokey-robinson.html[/url] ([url]http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2009/11/smokey-robinson.html[/url])


Hi In My Life! WOW, you really are a hardcore fan of SMOKEY ROBINSON, I am impressed! Here's one from THE JACKSON 5!

Jackson 5 - Don't Say Goodbye Again (High Quality) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzKQBE-a8QY#ws)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on December 06, 2011, 04:24:25 AM
Hi In My Life! WOW, you really are a hardcore fan of SMOKEY ROBINSON, I am impressed!

It was just something I happened to find on a Beatles blog. I do really like him though. He's a great artist and an important influence on The Beatles.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 06, 2011, 04:25:50 AM
It was just something I happened to find on a Beatles blog. I do really like him though. He's a great artist and an important influence on The Beatles.

Your music knowledge is extraordinary In My Life!
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 08, 2011, 03:00:46 AM
Here's one from AL GREEN!

Al Green (Still In Love With You) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q41wyHC0gVE#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 08, 2011, 09:38:42 PM
Here's one from BRENDA HOLLOWAY!

a motown classic- brenda holloway- till johnny comes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrqjsAR9QIU#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 24, 2011, 09:49:12 PM
Here's one from DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES!

Little Bright Star - Diana Ross & The Supremes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDb9yQci3wE#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 26, 2011, 02:30:48 AM
Since we have added soul artists from different record labels other than Motown here in this thread, why not add the Queen of Soul ARETHA FRANKLIN!

Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0#) 
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 26, 2011, 04:36:09 AM
Here's one from THE O'JAYS!

The O'Jays - Love Train (1972 Audio Redone By Dj Cole) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2syR4On4xDI#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on December 27, 2011, 02:35:43 AM
1986: 29 years after its first appearance in the Top Ten, and three years after his untimely death, Jackie Wilson's "Reet Petite" climbs all the way to #1 in the UK.

"Written by Berry Gordy and Tyran Carlo, a pseudonym of Jackie's cousin Billy Davis,[1] and produced by Dick Jacobs, the song is one of the classics of rock and roll music. Taking the title from the Louis Jordan song "Reet, Petite and Gone", this was Jackie Wilson's first recording as a solo artist. The song peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1957 and reached #6 on the UK singles chart. With the success of the song, Gordy was able to fund the launch of Motown Records.

The song was reissued in 1986 following the showing of a clay animation video on the BBC Two documentary series Arena. The reissued version proved so popular that in December 1986, almost three years after Wilson's death, the song became a #1 in the UK for four weeks. This held the record for the longest time between a song's debut on the chart and it finally reaching number one (29 years, 1 month, 11 days) until it was overtaken by Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" in 2005."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reet_Petite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reet_Petite)

jackie wilson reet petite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ3-NnNx6Zs#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on December 27, 2011, 03:56:44 AM
1986: 29 years after its first appearance in the Top Ten, and three years after his untimely death, Jackie Wilson's "Reet Petite" climbs all the way to #1 in the UK.

"Written by Berry Gordy and Tyran Carlo, a pseudonym of Jackie's cousin Billy Davis,[1] and produced by Dick Jacobs, the song is one of the classics of rock and roll music. Taking the title from the Louis Jordan song "Reet, Petite and Gone", this was Jackie Wilson's first recording as a solo artist. The song peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1957 and reached #6 on the UK singles chart. With the success of the song, Gordy was able to fund the launch of Motown Records.

The song was reissued in 1986 following the showing of a clay animation video on the BBC Two documentary series Arena. The reissued version proved so popular that in December 1986, almost three years after Wilson's death, the song became a #1 in the UK for four weeks. This held the record for the longest time between a song's debut on the chart and it finally reaching number one (29 years, 1 month, 11 days) until it was overtaken by Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" in 2005."
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reet_Petite[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reet_Petite[/url])

jackie wilson reet petite ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ3-NnNx6Zs#[/url])


That's very interesting In My Life, thanks for sharing this info wih us. Here's one from SMOKEY ROBINSON!

Smokey Robinson - Cruisin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlzY6cWpoMQ#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on January 04, 2012, 03:45:32 AM
I dedicate this song to all of my loved ones and friends that are no longer among us. This video is from the film THE TEMPTATIONS!

Smokey Robinson - I'm really going to miss you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bSf276oSrU#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on January 05, 2012, 06:42:42 PM
LMFAO is #1 on Billboard this week with "Sexy and I Know It". Normally that wouldn't even get through my radar but I learned on New Year's Eve that these guys are Berry Gordy's son and grandson. So I got to start 2012 secure in the knowledge that the world has officially gone nuts and that I will continue to dewll in the past musically!

Patriarchal pride run amuck:

Motown Founder Berry Gordy on LMFAO Offspring: 'They're Making the World A Better Place'

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lmfao-berry-gordy-father-amas-264393 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lmfao-berry-gordy-father-amas-264393)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: BeatlesForever on January 06, 2012, 03:24:55 AM
LMFAO is #1 on Billboard this week with "Sexy and I Know It". Normally that wouldn't even get through my radar but I learned on New Year's Eve that these guys are Berry Gordy's son and grandson. So I got to start 2012 secure in the knowledge that the world has officially gone nuts and that I will continue to dewll in the past musically!

Patriarchal pride run amuck:

Motown Founder Berry Gordy on LMFAO Offspring: 'They're Making the World A Better Place'

[url]http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lmfao-berry-gordy-father-amas-264393[/url] ([url]http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lmfao-berry-gordy-father-amas-264393[/url])


Hi In My Life! I remember reading something about this but had forgotten about it. Thanks for refreshing my memory, I'm going to check this group out. Take care. 
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on February 05, 2012, 04:36:51 AM
Happy Birthday Barrett Strong! February 5, 1941

He was the man whose “money” helped build Motown: Founding Father Barrett Strong.
Born in Mississippi in 1941, Barrett Strong moved to Detroit in his twenties and did some work with the Atlantic and Tollie imprints before connecting with Berry Gordy. The Motown label didn’t even exist at the time Strong released the Gordy/Janie Bradford hit, “Money” on sister Gwen Gordy’s Anna label. It was the song’s 21-week run and Number 2 showing on the R&B chart that capitalized Gordy’s launch of Motown. To the masses, “Money,” which was also recorded by the Beatles, is Strong’s crowning achievement. But to soul fans, it’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “War” and “Smiling Faces Sometimes,” all songs that Strong wrote with Norman Whitfield as part of the Motown “corporation.”When Motown moved to LA in the ’70s, Strong returned to recording for himself, spinning sides for Epic and Capitol (though with little success). Since then, he’s released a number of indie albums, including a re-release of his Stronghold II in 2008.
http://wnew.radio.com/2011/09/14/founding-fathers-barrett-strong/#ixzz1lRg0OtZ2 (http://wnew.radio.com/2011/09/14/founding-fathers-barrett-strong/#ixzz1lRg0OtZ2)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_Strong (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_Strong)
money (thats what i want) - BARRETT STRONG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uqCocIh3_o#)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: In My Life on February 05, 2012, 04:42:21 AM
We all know that The Beatles covered Money (That’s What I Want) it but so did lots of other acts…

The Kingsmen
Kingsmen - Money (Great color clip) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIwcWKZMGwc#)

Etta James
Etta James ~ Money (That's What I Want) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x2e2zBI16s#)

Even Bluto Blutarsky  ;D
Animal House Soundtrack 9/14- Money (That's What I Want) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cE4zjW_jKw#)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: ibanez_ax on October 14, 2012, 11:49:54 PM
This just might be the coolest looking box set ever.  The box is a replica of the house in Detroit that was the original Motown headquarters.

The music ain't too shabby either!  Every Motown number one from 1960-2000!  party2

(http://)

Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: RICKENBACKER325 on October 15, 2012, 12:54:17 AM
I got a couple of Motown boxes, but not like that. Tell me more. It may be an item I search out. Just looking, it has a cool rating of 10 of 10. ;D
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: ibanez_ax on October 15, 2012, 02:44:32 AM
I got a couple of Motown boxes, but not like that. Tell me more. It may be an item I search out. Just looking, it has a cool rating of 10 of 10. ;D

Here is the track listing (10 discs).

(http://)
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Brynjar on October 15, 2012, 10:14:14 AM
Looks good!
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Post by: tkitna on October 16, 2012, 01:05:40 AM
Nice box set. I started losing interest part way through disc 5 though. I have just about everything on CD one way or another from disc 1 through 4 so i'll pass.
Title: Re: MOTOWN
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 28, 2015, 04:27:58 AM
http://youtu.be/leD9kTMWS9M (http://youtu.be/leD9kTMWS9M)


http://youtu.be/F28X8--2dFU (http://youtu.be/F28X8--2dFU)