04-30-2023 05:08 PM

Bobby Darin - Motown Years 1970 to 1973

In the late 60s and early 70s Motown signed several well established acts but then sort of took their eye off the ball resulting in frustration. True that a lot was happening at once with the move to LA and entering the film industry with "Lady Sings The Blues". Nevertheless there were some fantastic tracks from artists such as Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Bobby Darin and to a lesser extent Sammy Davis Jr and Lesley Gore.

Thankfully, in the case of Bobby Darin, material that had long been vaulted has been made available over the years - mainly thanks to Joe Marchesse & co [[e.g. Andy Skurrow) who've made it possible for these tracks to see release on CD. The Real Gone CDs have wonderful liner notes as well and are well worth looking up. In particular, "Another Song On My Mind" includes a great resume of Darin's Motown career - much of this can still be seen on the Real Gone website -


You can see the full CD artwork here -


And here are the covers for Darin's Motown albums / CDs


Please advise of any errors


Recorded - 6 February 1971 Live at The Desert Inn [[Renamed “Finally” but still unreleased at the time)

M1183 – 17 April 1971
A Melodie
B Someday We'll Be Together

M1193 – November 1971
A Simple Song Of Freedom
B I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

M1203 – 2 June 1972
A Sail Away
B Hard Headed Woman

M753 ALBUM AUGUST 1972 – Bobby Darin

M1212 – Promo 3 November 1972 [[withdrawn)
A Average People [[mono)
B Average People [[stereo)

M1212 – 3 November 1972 [[probably a bootleg)
A Average People
B Something In Her Love

M1217 – 20 November 1972
A Happy [[Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")
B Something In Her Love

Bobby Darin died 20 December 1973

M813 ALBUM February 1974 – Darin 1936-1973

PR4 [[PROMO EP) - 1974
A1 If I Were A Carpenter
A2 Moritat [[Mack The Knife)
B1 Blue Monday
B2 Happy [[Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")

MW3014 – 1974 [[UK & EU)
A Blue Monday
B Moritat [[Mack The Knife)

M5185 ALBUM July 1981 – Darin 1936–1973 re-issued with 5 tracks having different mixes.

MCD09070MD CD 1987 – Live At The Desert Inn [[first ever issue)

MOTD -5185 CD 1989 – Darin 1936–1973 first issue on CD.

3746351852 CD 1991 – Darin 1936-1973 CD re-issue

NTD-6509-2 CD 2005 – Live At The Desert Inn [[re-issue / remaster / 2 extra tracks “Work Song” and “Beyond The Sea”.

RGM-0440 2xCD 6 May 2016 – Another Song On My Mind [[Real Gone Music)

RGM-0714 CD 13 July 2018 – Go Ahead And Back Up [[Real one Music)
Yesterday 04:29 PM
Yesterday 10:22 AM

Luther Vandross / Never Too Much blu-ray

Dolby Atmos & 96/24 Stereo Flat Transfer
  1. Never Too Much 3:50
  2. Sugar and Spice [[I Found Me a Girl) 4:57
  3. Donít You Know That? 4:01
  4. Iíve Been Working 6:35
  5. Sheís a Super Lady 5:04
  6. You Stopped Loving Me 5:16
  7. A House Is Not a Home 7:07

Bonus track in 96/24 stereo
  1. Never Too Much [[special version from the 12″ single) 5.14

04-11-2024 07:01 AM

Numbers with Motown

Just for some fun in this depressing world in which we live!

Which Motown songs feature numbers in their title? I'll start with:

Two Can Have A Party - Marvin and Tammi
Once, Twice, Three Times A Lady - Commodores
7 Rooms Of Gloom - Four Tops

Over to you all!
Today 05:24 AM

Ricky Owens -- Temptation

Is it known why Ricky Owens membership of the Temptations was for such a short period. He was hired as a possible replacement for Eddie Kendricks in June 71 but only undertook a couple of engagements with the group before being ousted.
Was he unhappy with the pay situation [[new members only being on a weekly salary) or did the Tempt's leader decide he wasn't suitable.
I'd really like to know what went on.
One of the couple of engagements he did do was in DC at the Carter Barron Th [[others were in LA and East Stanton, Pa).
Attachment 19909


Ralph Terrana

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