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Today 07:30 PM

Various Artists "Motown: The Complete No.1's" 11CD box set (Motown) 6/28/2019


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Motown: The Complete No. 1’s includes Motown’s biggest hits in one special 11-CD package featuring classic songs that were No. 1 on multiple charts in the U.S. and around the world. Artists include Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, the Temptations, the Jackson 5, the Commodores, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Four Tops, Boyz II Men, and many more. Housed in a replica of the original Hitsville Motown building, the box also includes a 100-page photo book with an introduction by Smokey Robinson, who was responsible for 20 Motown No. 1’s, plus rare and classic images and detailed annotations. Updated for Motown’s 60th in 2019, the set also includes 12 bonus tracks – the songs whose cover versions were No. 1, from Martha & the Vandellas’ “Dancing in the Street” (No. 1 for David Bowie and Mick Jagger) to Stevie Wonder’s original “Pastime Paradise” (adopted as Coolio feat. L.V.’s “Gangsta’s Paradis”).

Disc 11 is a newly curated bonus disc featuring updated No. 1’s and bonus tracks.

Includes a 100-page photo book with an introduction by Smokey Robinson, who was responsible for 20 Motown No. 1’s, plus rare and classic images and detailed annotations.

More details here:
www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=109129




Today 07:27 PM

Motown: The Complete No. 1’s 11cd box june 28,2019

Motown: The Complete No. 1’s includes Motown’s biggest hits in one special 11-CD package featuring classic songs that were No. 1 on multiple charts in the U.S. and around the world. Artists include Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, the Temptations, the Jackson 5, the Commodores, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Four Tops, Boyz II Men, and many more. Housed in a replica of the original Hitsville Motown building, the box also includes a 100-page photo book with an introduction by Smokey Robinson, who was responsible for 20 Motown No. 1’s, plus rare and classic images and detailed annotations. Updated for Motown’s 60thin 2019, the set also includes 12 bonus tracks – the songs whose cover versions were No. 1, from Martha & the Vandellas’ “Dancing in the Street” (No. 1 for David Bowie and Mick Jagger) to Stevie Wonder’s original “Pastime Paradise” (adopted as Coolio feat. L.V.’s “Gangsta’s Paradise,”)

Disc 11 is a newly curated bonus disc featuring updated No. 1’s and bonus tracks.
Includes a 100-page photo book with an introduction by Smokey Robinson, who was responsible for 20 Motown No. 1’s, plus rare and classic images and detailed annotations.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NZ42KKN/?tag=imwan-21
Yesterday 01:49 AM

When You Think "Motown", Do You Think "Lionel Richie"?

This question is not meant as a diss or anything. I am just curious as to what others on the forum think of Lionel Richie's music and contributions to Motown. I notice that he or his music is never discussed here, so please share your thoughts.
Today 03:03 PM

Why is Motown so big in the UK?

With an acknowledgement to mistercarter2u who asked this question on another thread, I hope that it is acceptable to give an answer by beginning a new thread.

I don’t know if there is a definitive answer, so I can only offer my personal thoughts. I feel lucky and privileged to have grown up during the sixties which were my formative musical years, and perhaps that is why those memories have stayed with me as they are far clearer and stronger than those from later years.

Musical styles seem to have changed every few years, the Americans had the “British Invasion”, but we also had invasions of American music, which led me to spend my hard-earned pocket money on “Baby Love” on the Stateside label. This was followed later by listening to pirate radio stations, broadcast from ships off the coast just a few miles from where I lived. This was a time of change in so many different ways. The sound of Motown was different, a change from the three guitars and a drum kit sound. For me, it sounded fresh and exciting, and perhaps even exotic compared to what we had grown used to.

On Sunday afternoons one of the pirate stations would play the US Top 50, giving us a chance to hear what was happening in the States. I’ve always remembered the superb series of hits by the Four Tops around the mid-sixties, including my favourite “Bernadette”. Even now, over 50 years later, that track still sends shivers down my spine. I always thought that there was so much more emotion put into this music, raising it above the rest.

Those experiences and memories have stayed with me throughout my life, and at long last I can say that “Baby Love” is far from the only example of Motown in my collection.

Just my humble opinion…

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