This great-value 80-track 3-CD set seeks to capture the essence and character of it's musical output during the first few years of it's existence = Probably more than any other single creative and production source, the Motown operation, founded in Detroit by Berry Gordy Jr. As Tamla Records in January 1959, has made an extraordinarily powerful and significant contribution to popular music over the last 60 years, with a seemingly never-ending supply of uniquely talented artists and writers, chart hits and landmark albums. This great-value 80-track 3-CD set seeks to capture the essence and character of it's musical output during the first few years of it's existence, when it made it's first highly significant impact on the pop and R&B scene. It includes all the entries in the US pop and R&B charts on the Tamla, Motown and Gordy labels during that time - from a standing start, there were 33 of them - including iconic hits like The Marvelettes' pop No. 1 "Please Mr. Postman", and the R&B No. 1s "Shop Around" and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Miracles, "You Beat Me To The Punch" and "Two Lovers" by Mary Wells, and The Contours' "Do You Love Me". Along with those hits are selected sides from the majority of the releases on the Tamla, Motown, Gordy, Mel-O-Dy and Divinity labels during this era, featuring many obscure and collectable artists and records along with early hits and releases by the likes of Marv Johnson, Barrett Strong, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Little Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and many more. It's a feast of evocative recordings produced in a remarkable creative environment, which offers a hugely entertaining insight into the early evolution of one of a unique music industry powerhouse.
This great-value 80-track 3-CD set seeks to capture the essence and character of it's musical output during the first few years of it's existence = Probably more than any other single creative and production source, the Motown operation, founded in Detroit by Berry Gordy Jr. As Tamla Records in January 1959, has made an extraordinarily powerful and significant contribution to popular music over the last 60 years, with a seemingly never-ending supply of uniquely talented artists and writers, chart hits and landmark albums. This great-value 80-track 3-CD set seeks to capture the essence and character of it's musical output during the first few years of it's existence, when it made it's first highly significant impact on the pop and R&B scene. It includes all the entries in the US pop and R&B charts on the Tamla, Motown and Gordy labels during that time - from a standing start, there were 33 of them - including iconic hits like The Marvelettes' pop No. 1 "Please Mr. Postman", and the R&B No. 1s "Shop Around" and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Miracles, "You Beat Me To The Punch" and "Two Lovers" by Mary Wells, and The Contours' "Do You Love Me". Along with those hits are selected sides from the majority of the releases on the Tamla, Motown, Gordy, Mel-O-Dy and Divinity labels during this era, featuring many obscure and collectable artists and records along with early hits and releases by the likes of Marv Johnson, Barrett Strong, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Little Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and many more. It's a feast of evocative recordings produced in a remarkable creative environment, which offers a hugely entertaining insight into the early evolution of one of a unique music industry powerhouse.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 04/10/2020
UPC: 824046909321

Motown: The Early Years 1959-62 / Various
Artist: Motown The Early Years 1959-62 / Various
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Come to Me - Marv Johnson
2. Solid Sender - Chico Leverett
3. Snake Walk (Part 1) - the Swinging Tigers
4. It - Ron ; Bill
5. Bad Girl - the Miracles Featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson
6. Way Over There - the Miracles
7. My Beloved - the Satintones
8. Ich-I-Bon #1 - Nick ; the Jaguars
9. You Never Miss a Good Thing - Eugene Remus 1
10. Custer's Last Man - Popcorn and the Mohawks 1
11. Money - Barrett Strong 1
12. Oh I Apologize - Barrett Strong 1
13. Who Wouldn't Love a Man Like That - Mable John 1
14. Who's the Fool - Singin' Sammy Ward 1
15. Shop Around - the Miracles Featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson 1
16. Who's Lovin' You - the Miracles Featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson 1
17. Oh Lover - Sherri Taylor ; Singin' Sammy Ward 1
18. True Love (That's Love) - Herman Griffin 1
19. Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells 2
20. I've Got a Notion - Henry Lumpkin 2
21. Don't Feel Sorry for Me - Jimmy Ruffin 2
22. When I Needed You - Little Iva ; Her Band 2
23. Ain't It Baby - the Miracles Featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson 2
24. Don't Let Him Shop Around - Debbie Dean 2
25. Money (That's What I Want) - Richard Wylie and His Band 2
26. He Lifted Me - the Gospel Stars 2
27. Poor Sam Jones - Mickey Woods 2
28. Rosa Lee (Stay Off the Bell) - André Williams 2
29. Come Into My Palace - Lee ; the Leopards 3
30. Same Thing - Gino Parks 3
31. Mighty Good Lovin' - the Miracles 3
32. Broken Hearted - the Miracles 3
33. I Don't Want to Take a Chance - Mary Wells 3
34. Please, Mr. Postman - the Marvelettes 3
35. So Long Baby - the Marvelettes 3
36. I Am Bound - the Golden Harmoneers 3
37. They Shall Be Mine - Rev. Columbus Mann 3
38. Someone to Call My Own - the Equadors 3
39. Love Me - Pete Hartfield 4
40. Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues - the Miracles 4
41. Angel in Blue - Joel Sebastian 4
42. The Day Will Come - Freddie Gorman 4
43. Small Sad Sam - Bob Kayli 4
44. Whose Heart (Are You Gonna Break Now) - Don McKenzie 4
45. What's So Good About Good-Bye - the Miracles 4
46. Xmas Twist - the Twistin' Kings 4
47. That's What He Is to Me - the Wright Specials 4
48. Twistin' Postman - the Marvelettes 4
49. The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells 5
50. Your Baby's Back - the Downbeats 5
51. I Out-Duked the Duke - Little Otis 5
52. Dream Come True - the Temptations 5
53. I'll Try Something New - the Miracles 5
54. Playboy - the Marvelettes 5
55. Because I Love Her - the Valadiers 5
56. Your Heart Belongs to Me - the Supremes 5
57. I Call It Pretty Music But the Old People Call It the Blues (Par - Little Stevie Wonder 5
58. Same Old Story - Mickey McCullers 5
59. Dearest One - Lamont Dozier 6
60. This Is Our Night - the Creations 6
61. Someday, Someway - the Marvelettes 6
62. Beechwood 4-5789 - the Marvelettes 6
63. Camel Walk - Saundra Mallett ; the Vandellas 6
64. Stubborn Kind of Fellow - Marvin Gaye 6
65. Do You Love Me - the Contours 6
66. Move Mr. Man - the Contours 6
67. You Beat Me to the Punch - Mary Wells 6
68. Old Love (Let's Try It Again) - Mary Wells 6
69. I'll Have to Let Him Go - Martha and the Vandellas 7
70. Jamie - Eddie Holland 7
71. Two Lovers - Mary Wells 7
72. Operator - Mary Wells 7
73. You'll Never Cherish a Love So True ('Til You Lose It) - the Vells 7
74. Let Me Go the Right Way - the Supremes 7
75. You've Really Got a Hold on Me - the Miracles 7
76. Happy Landing - the Miracles 7
77. Strange, I Know - the Marvelettes 7
78. Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye 7
79. Shake Sherry - the Contours 8
80. Camel Walk - Labrenda Ben ; the Beljeans

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This great-value 80-track 3-CD set seeks to capture the essence and character of it's musical output during the first few years of it's existence = Probably more than any other single creative and production source, the Motown operation, founded in Detroit by Berry Gordy Jr. As Tamla Records in January 1959, has made an extraordinarily powerful and significant contribution to popular music over the last 60 years, with a seemingly never-ending supply of uniquely talented artists and writers, chart hits and landmark albums. This great-value 80-track 3-CD set seeks to capture the essence and character of it's musical output during the first few years of it's existence, when it made it's first highly significant impact on the pop and R&B scene. It includes all the entries in the US pop and R&B charts on the Tamla, Motown and Gordy labels during that time - from a standing start, there were 33 of them - including iconic hits like The Marvelettes' pop No. 1 "Please Mr. Postman", and the R&B No. 1s "Shop Around" and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Miracles, "You Beat Me To The Punch" and "Two Lovers" by Mary Wells, and The Contours' "Do You Love Me". Along with those hits are selected sides from the majority of the releases on the Tamla, Motown, Gordy, Mel-O-Dy and Divinity labels during this era, featuring many obscure and collectable artists and records along with early hits and releases by the likes of Marv Johnson, Barrett Strong, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Little Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and many more. It's a feast of evocative recordings produced in a remarkable creative environment, which offers a hugely entertaining insight into the early evolution of one of a unique music industry powerhouse.