|By Soulpuss (188.8.131.52) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 10:41 pm:|
"Call on me' was recorded by the following Motown artists:
Can you list any other songs that were recorded by two or more Motown Singers/groups that got released.
|By Caleb (184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 10:52 pm:|
Norman Whitfield would record his songs on multiple artists.
|By Livonia Ken (220.127.116.11) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 10:59 pm:|
This thread could go on forever. Of the major writer-producers, I think Norman Whitfield would come up with the most interesting re-arrangements of his material for different artists. Sometimes you would almost not recognize it as the same song.
|By Soulpuss (18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 11:02 pm:|
I meant to say three or more Motown Singers/Groups.
|By Nish (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 11:20 pm:|
"What Love Has Joined Together" - Mary Wells, the Miracles, The Temptations, Syreeta
"You Can Depend On Me" - Miracles, Temptations, Mary Wells
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Miracles
"If This World Were Mine" - Fantastic Four, Miracles, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Temptations/Supremes, Diana Ross, Marvin and Tammi
|By dvdmike (126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 11:25 pm:|
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Gladys Knight & The Pips
I WISH IT WOULD RAIN
Gladys Knight & The Pips
WHAT LOVE HAS JOINED TOGETHER
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
I WANT YOU BACK
The Jackson 5
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 05:01 am:|
I dont know about you guys but I am absolutely gobsmacked at some of the alternative versions that I have been made aware of. But first a few plugs for my ladies who just MIGHT be coming to see us Brits AGAIN this year. Watch this space...
Come See About Me
Supes, Earl Van Dyke, Choker Campbell and Jr Walker and sadly not kept, the Velvelettes
You Lost The Sweetest Boy
Mary Wells, Velvelettes (in French)....and as was jokingly said this week on another thread, maybe we should include the Supremes as Diana was singing louder than Mary Wells! lol
Long Gone Lover, Your Heart Belongs To Me, Exception to the Rule, That's A Funny Way - Supes and the Velvelettes (Exception was also done by others including the Temps)
Honey Love - Velvelettes, Vandellas and possibly the Elgins
Others that amaze me
Hurt A Little Everyday
Brenda Holloway, Kim Weston
All I Do Is Think Of You
Tammi Terrell, Brenda Holloway, Kim Weston
Spinners, Temptations, Ivy Jo Hunter
Come Into My Palace
Lee & The Leopards, Mary Wells, Brenda and Patrice, Supremes
In The Neighbourhood/On the Avenue
Jimmy Ruffin and a list of reputed versions that still amazes me...Connie Haines, Frank Wilson, Tommy Good
You need another thread for these next examples
I Gotta Find A Way To Win You Back
Tammi Terrell, Temptations and Jimmy Ruffin (as in He Who Picks A Rose),
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
Jimmy Ruffin, Supremes, Dennis Edwards, Fantastic Four and the Isleys (as in Smile)
Do Like I Do
Kim Weston, Chris Clark and, what about this one... Kim Weston AGAIN (as in I'll Never See My Love Again)
It's like a jigsaw puzzle where the pieces can be used in any picture!! This is why I never get tired of my hobby - I learn all the time!!
|By John Lester (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 05:15 am:|
You may not know this but a strange one for "Call On Me" - Bruce Channel. I dont know the version on Eddie Holland but I reckon Eddie would do that song well.
And for "I Heard It Thru The Grapevine" - Undisputed Truth which I have to admit is my favourite version and also by the Vancouvers - and this is my least favourite! :-(
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 05:40 am:|
I forgot to mention my moniker, how forgetful of me!
The Boy From Crosstown was recorded on
Marvelettes, Marvelettes (again), Velvelettes
Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips
and finally Edwin Starr.......presumably with a gender change!!
|By Soulpuss (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 07:21 am:|
"Call on me" is one of my favourite songs period. All three versions are on the money but Levi's & Tops takes the cake. I sing it to myself regularly.
|By Soulpuss (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 07:09 am:|
Hey folks I made a booboo in my opening post. Eddie Holland did not do "Call on me". I was just going through my singles and realised that I was mixing up "If you don't want my love" with "Call on me". John Lester made a point that he was not familiar with Eddie doing "Call on me".
My failing memory along with my unbridled enthusiasm get's me into trouble at times.
I also realised I made another blunder with "Deep Soul Favourites" opening thread. Grover Mitchell's "I'm still in love with you" was on Josie instead of VeeJay. I ran into my copy recently and it clicked that I made another booboo.