Today 08:51 AM

Norman Whitfield Unreleased

I’d like to firstly say Hello to you all. I have just joined having been a lurker for years so I recognise your names but obviously you won’t recognise mine.

As my first post I’d like to ask if anybody knows if there are unreleased tracks in the Motown Vaults produced by Norman Whitfield? With the 1970 Unreleased tracks hopefully making an appearance later this year, we are getting into Norman Whitfield”s most productive period and I’m hoping to hear something new from him.
Today 09:33 AM

Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ Gets 50th Anniversary Digital Reissue

Motown/UMe has marked the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s single release for “What’s Going On” — the title track from Rolling Stone’s Greatest Album of All Time — with an all-encompassing digital reissue of the 1971 LP out now on streaming services.
“What’s Going On” was released on January 20th, 1971, four months before the LP arrived. Over the past 20 years, the album has been reissued every decade, with early mixes, instrumentals and other rarities culled from the era added to each release.

What’s Going On: Deluxe Edition/50th Anniversary Track List
Set 1: Original Album
1. What’s Going On
2. What’s Happening Brother
3. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky)
4. Save The Children
5. God Is Love
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
7. Right On
8. Wholy Holy
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Set 2: Bonus Tracks
1. What’s Going On (Mono Single Version)
2. God Is Love (Single Version)
3. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Mono Single Version)
4. Sad Tomorrows (Mono Single Version)
5. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Mono Single Version)
6. Wholy Holy (Mono Single Version)
7. What’s Going On (mix 1/no horns or strings)
8. What’s Going On (rhythm & strings mix)
9. What’s Going On (Coffeehouse Mix by Russ Elevado)
10. What’s Going On (duet with B.J. the Chicago Kid)
11. Symphony (Demo Version)
12. I Love the Ground You Walk On (instrumental)

What’s Going On: The Detroit Mix
1. What’s Going On
2. What’s Happening Brother
3. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky)
4. Save The Children
5. God Is Love
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
7. Right On
8. Wholy Holy
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Funky Nation: The Detroit Instrumentals
1. Checking Out (Double Clutch)
2. Chained
3. Country Stud
4. Help the People
5. Running from Love (Version 1)
6. Daybreak
7. Doing My Thing
8. “T” Stands For Time
9. Jesus Is Our Love Song
10. Funky Nation
11. Infinity
12. Mandota
13. Struttin’ the Blues
14. Running from Love (Version 2 with Strings)

Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' Gets 50th Anniversary Digital Reissue - Rolling Stone
01-16-2021 07:55 AM

Songs with dances in the title

Mickey's Monkey
Twistin' Postman
Come On Do the Jerk
Can You Jerk Like Me?

All of the above songs were original compositions released on various Motown labels, and all contain the names of dances.

I know there are more. Can you name more songs released by Motown that contain the names of dances that are NOT covers?
Today 07:34 AM

What's the oddest motown record that you own?

What's the oddest Motown record that you own? It can be be something silly or serious. Why did you have to have it? Is there a Motown collectible you have been wanting for years and finally got it?
Yesterday 10:25 PM

Could have the Ronettes been bigger?

I always wonder what if the Ronettes wised up to Phil Spector around 1965 and went somewhere else. Could they have been bigger? I always felt like they could have been had Phil not held them back. Nedra said they were begging him to release better material on them but he wouldn't. I guess either way Nedra would have ended up getting replaced anyway as she grew disinterested in being a Ronette after she met her husband. Ronnie should have been a much bigger superstar than she was. I've seen her several times over the years and she is an amazing entertainer. Such great energy.
01-12-2021 09:37 AM


Ralph Terrana

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