I'mi See You Later - Johnny Griffith Trio, 22. I believe it will be completed at the publication of the 12th volume, and each volume has 5 or 6 discs. . I've been surprised to learn that there are styles of music other than soul on the Motown label. You will buy the first volume and you will immediately realize that it is a worthwhile investment to obtain the entire series.
You probably already have the other two. The Summit Chanted Meeting Interview, 6. Elegance just pours out from each disc here, it is unprecedented and will never be equaled in the future. I Found a Girl - The Valadiers, 2. Another Train Coming - Kim Weston, 3. Keith Hughes of Wantage, England, is the author of Don't Forget The Motor City, a Motown discography, and has written articles for a variety of soul magazines.
They then jack the price up into the stratosphere. Dingbat Diller - The Chuck-A-Lucks, 11. This entire series is amazing. Like most independent record moguls of the early '60s, had grand plans but unlike many of his peers, he was more than ready to enact them. You can hear how the soon to be 'stars' were being polished to perfection, as it were.
I Did - Paula Greer, 4. There were so many in 1963 that it's not surprising they dominate the flavor of this volume of The Complete Motown Singles; even if they produced neither hits nor forgotten gems, there are so many of them they leap out amidst what is the formation of the classic Motown sound. I've called their customer service, and they were clueless and indifferent. Well, as I write this, in January of 2009, volume 6 is no longer available. I Want To Talk About You - Paula Greer, 6. Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye - Darnells Too Hurt To Cry, 4.
Oh Freddy - Connie Van Dyke, 12. This can result in some fun listening -- depending on taste, either harmonies of or 's jazzy vocal stylings or ' earnest gospel sides are appealing -- but the sheer volume of these stylistic digressions steers toward the territory of mere pop archaeology. My Baby Gave Me Another Chance - Amos Milburn, 8. Sugar Cane Curtain - The Chuck-A-Lucks, 10. That following year the label had almost every gear working smoothly, but in 1963 they were still getting the machine in motion, and while there are some rough spots, the thrill of is hearing the label come into its own even as it's searching to find its own identity. May I Have This Dance - The Temptations, 24.
He Won't Be True Little Girl Blue - The Marvelettes, 24. I'm Hooked - Bunny Paul, 8. There were so many in 1963 that it's not surprising they dominate the flavor of this volume of ; even if they produced neither hits nor forgotten gems, there are so many of them they leap out amidst what is the formation of the classic Motown sound. It shows that Motown was not immune to chasing trends, which is a minor revelation in itself, but having these here provides a context to the rise of the patented Motown sound, which truly started to flourish this year -- and a large reason why is the emergence of the writing and production team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, along with the groups that were fueled by their work. He's Got the Whole World In His Hands - Liz Lands, 20. That following year the label had almost every gear working smoothly, but in 1963 they were still getting the machine in motion, and while there are some rough spots, the thrill of The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. Bisson-Esther Gordy Edwards-Berry Gordy Written-By — , 15.
The British Invasion may have brought over the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many others, but our American Motown is of equal or better historic significance. You'll Be Sorry Someday - The Valadiers, 3. Back To School Again - Morrocco Muzik Makers, 11. Just Loving You - Kim Weston, 2. The packaging for the entire series is the best I've ever seen. Discographical information courtesy of Motown Records Archive. Pig Knuckles - Morrocco Muzik Makers, 12.
The discs are held tightly in place and are well protected, and the historical information about any particular song is readily accessible. With the sudden changes in mood and preponderance of odd generic material, this box commands attention, and for listeners of a certain stripe, it is certainly compelling, as these non-traditional Motown sides replicate the sound of 1963 outside of the Gordy empire, one where crossover jazz, folk singers, and novelty records took up a significant portion of the charts. I Call It Pretty Music But the Old People Call It the Blues Pt. He dabbled in these digressions earlier in Motown's history but as the five-disc box The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. I Call It Pretty But the Old People Call It the Blues, Pt. Photos: Motown Records Archives except pgs.
Going Steady Anniversary - The Stylers, 10. My Daily Prayer - Amos Milburn, 16. Yes, I've searched the virtual catacombs of international online sellers, with no luck at all. I Gotta Dance - LaBrenda Ben I Can't Help It, 14. Envious - Linda Griner, 5.