Today 12:04 AM

Did any non-Motown acts guest on any Motown releases?

I'll use the word "guest " to leave it open , but I'm thinking really of signed recording 'artists', not so much outside musicians that were maybe brought in for a session for some reason of necessity.

Lots of collaborations within the Motown family , a common practice, but anybody from outside the hit factory ever join in ?

I'm having a hard time coming up with any ....
Yesterday 07:57 PM

A Cellarful Of Motown Vol 5

FINALLY ten years on from the last volume and coming in the first two weeks of September the much awaited latest volume of Cellarful Of Motown. I make no excuses for the fact that unusually it has tracks that have been released previously. Most of these have appeared in downloads or on other compilations but luckily in most of those cases I am bringing you new mixes. This is being released by Caroline Records part of the Universal Group and all I can ask (for it is looking unlikely) that if you want to see more releases like this that you support it and if possible drop the record company a line telling them how much you appreciate it - I should be able to supply a track list later this morning.Attachment 18038
Yesterday 01:03 PM

Marvin Gaye's What's Going On Tops Rolling Stone's Latest 500 Greatest Albums List

Marvin Gaye’s What's Going On tops greatest albums of all-time list

Marvin Gaye’s landmark 1971 release, What’s Going On, has topped Rolling Stone magazine’s new all-time albums list.

The soul legend’s album dethrones the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which led the 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time countdown when it was last published in 2003.

What’s Going On was sixth on that list.

Announcing their number one pick on Tuesday, Rolling Stone editors called Gaye’s album “one of the most important and influential LPs ever made,” adding, “After What’s Going On, black musicians… felt a new freedom to push the musical and political boundaries of their art.”

The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds comes in at two on the new list, ahead of Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life and Abbey Road by the Beatles.

The Fab Four’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band slides from number one to 26.

Nirvana’s Nevermind, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution, Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks and Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill complete the new top 10.

Meanwhile, the 154 newcomers on the list include albums by Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Beyonce, Adele, and Kendrick Lamar.

Yesterday 03:54 PM

500 Best Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine

I won't spoil the list if you haven't seen it but will tell you two Motown albums made the top 5. This is the new 2020 listing:



Ralph Terrana

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