Today 05:40 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
Today 05:55 PM

Marv davis rip

I received the news from forum member Bill Staiger who was able to find the information. Some had a hard time with the guy and others, like myself, were quite fond of him. he was a major contributor to the forum and his offerings will be missed. When I had a book signing date at Motown, He flew in from New York to be there with me. I will miss you and your friendship Marv.
Today 07:34 PM

German Unofficial Motown Related CDs

There have been a few discussions on this topic in the past, and there's currently a thread on the Vandellas Live albums which mentions these releases. Thought it might be useful to bring things together a bit. The guy who used to sell these on ebay is no longer registered there (not as dj-valentin-ny anyway). Also, trading of these CDs has been bannded on Discogs.

Nonetheless, Discogs has information on some (but not all) of the unofficial CDs. I do know that he also made most of the Vandellas albums in expanded format including "Dance Party", "Watchout", "Ridin' High" plus the "Live" and "At The Copa" sets.

Also made a few "Lost & Founds"by The 70s Supremes and Diana Ross. Then there was "TCB", Disney and "A Bit Of Liverpool" expandeds and also a Brenda Holloway "Every Little Bit Hurts" expanded (this list is far from exhaustive) ...

DRATS & Temptations "On Broadway"

Supremes "We Remember Sam Cooke" Expanded

Supremes "Sing Ballads & Blues" Expanded

DRATS "Funny Girl" Expanded

Diana Ross "Live At The Royal Albert Hall"

Diana Ross "Baby It's Me" expanded

Mary Wilson "Mary Wilson" Expanded

Diana Ross "Ross" Expanded

Diana Ross "Sings Songs From The Wiz"

Supremes "Sing Country Western & Pop" Expanded

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas "Natural Resources" Expanded

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas "Black Magic" Expanded

What else do you know about / have?
Today 05:43 PM

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 ....
Today 05:30 PM

New Motown compilation CD due from Ace Records

If it hasn't been mentioned elsewhere, Ace are reporting a new CD to be released on 25 September: The Sound of the R&B Hits by Various Artists.

It is a re-release of the first UK compilation of Motown tracks up until 1964, plus additional tracks.


The track listing is:

Shop Around - Mary Wells
Way Over There - The Marvelettes
Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues - The Miracles
Mockingbird - Martha & The Vandellas
Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells
I'll Try Something New - The Miracles
Dream Baby - The Marvelettes
Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
What's So Good About Goodbye - The Miracles
Let Me Go The Right Way - The Supremes
I Don't Want To Take A Chance - Mary Wells
Broken Hearted - The Miracles
The One Who Really Loves You - The Marvelettes
Do You Love Me - The Miracles
Can I Get A Witness - Marvin Gaye
Please Mr Postman - The Marvelettes
You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles
You Beat Me To The Punch - Mary Wells
Pride And Joy - Marvin Gaye
Oh I Apologize - Barrett Strong
I Found A Girl - The Valadiers
I Want A Guy - The Marvelettes
Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye
I've Been Good To You - The Miracles
Two Lovers - Mary Wells
I Found Myself A Brand New Baby - Mike & The Modifiers
Shake Sherry - The Contours
Heat Wave - Martha & The Vandellas
Today 05:25 PM

For Motown original 45 collectors - what is your most prized possession?

For you who collect original Motown 45s...what are your most prized 45s in your collection? For the sake of this discussion, prized means precious to you for whatever reason.


Ralph Terrana

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