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M1212 – Promo 3 November 1972 [[withdrawn)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)
Today 04:29 PM

Rhino to release sister sledge compilation on vinyl

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Rhino Records will release this Sister Sledge compilation from their Now Playing series on vinyl on June 7, 2024. Six of the songs are from their blockbuster "We Are Family" album. There are a few good album tracks listed but I would've liked to have seen more versatility in the track list.

Disc: 1
1 He's the Greatest Dancer [[Single Version)
2 We Are Family [[Single Version)
3 Easier to Love [[2006 Remaster)
4 Thinking of You [[2006 Remaster)
5 Lost in Music [[Single Edit) [2006 Remaster]
Disc: 2
1 One More Time [[2006 Remaster)
2 You Fooled Around [[2006 Remaster)
3 All American Girls [[12" Version) [2006 Remaster]
4 Pretty Baby [[2006 Remaster)
5 Frankie [[2006 Remaster) [Edit Version]
05-22-2024 08:08 PM
Yesterday 04:22 PM


A four part docuseries begins Monday, May 20th on HBO and will also be streaming on MAX

Yesterday 02:42 PM

Martha Reeves - "Now That We Found Love"

Martha in a bit of a Philly groove on her album "The Rest Of My Life". An expanded version of the album was issued on CD by Funky Town Grooves in 2014 [[whatever happened to them?). Not a Motown release, of course, but there can't be too many people more Motown than Martha.

01 Higher And Higher 3:35
02 [[I Want To Be With You) The Rest Of My Life 4:55
03 Second Chance 3:34
04 This Time I'll Be Sweeter 3:57
05 Love Blind 3:44
06 Thank You 4:51
07 Now That We Found Love 4:28
08 Love Strong Enough To Move Mountains 5:38
09 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 4:30

Bonus Tracks:
10 [[I Want To Be With You) The Rest Of My Life [[7" Version) 3:27
11 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' [[7" Version) 3:37
12 Thank You [[7" Version) 5:06
13 Love Strong Enough To Move Mountains [[7" Mix) 3:49
14 Now That We Found Love [[7" Mix) 3:29
15 [[I Want To Be With You) The Rest Of My Life [[Alternate Mix 1) 3:59
16 [[I Want To Be With You) The Rest Of My Life [[Alternate Mix 2) 4:58


Ralph Terrana

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