Today 11:16 PM

Motown songs that make you literally get up and dance!

You know you wanna dance,hehe...s.o.s[edwin starr]...the love you save[jackson 5]...hitch hike[marvin gaye]...my daddy knows best[the marvelettes]...mickey's monkee[the miracles]...ain't too proud to beg[temptations]...i can't help myself[four tops]...shotgun[jr.walker]...got to give it up[marvin gaye]...what's hard for one[mary wells]...uptight[stevie wonder]...heatwave[martha an the vandellas]...come on do the jerk[the miracles]...where did our love go[the supremes]...glasshouse[temptations]...floy joy[supremes]...boogie down[eddie kendricks]...pucker up buttercup[jr.walker]...you haven't done nothing[stevie wonder]...function at the junction[shorty long]...body and soul[the four tops]...i'll be in trouble[temptations]...jimmy mack[martha and the vandellas]...whole lotta shakin[the miracles]...well,get up and dance!!
Today 09:58 PM

Universal Music Special Markets [Reel Music] - Jimmy Ruffin

I went to play my Ruff'NReady by Jimmy Ruffin tonight and just discovered by reading the CD case that this was produced in 2009 by Universal Music Special Markets in conjunction with Reel Music. B0013185-02/66748-78015-2. Reissue supervision: Paul Williams. It is in stereo.

Does anyone know if this was the only one ever reissued by Reel Music or were there any others by any other Motown artists? I must admit the sound quality is exception on this CD. It really made Jimmy sound incredible.

Thanks for any help anyone can give.
Today 10:19 PM

Diana Ross' Playlists on YouTube

Quarantine has been ideal for me to create playlists on YouTube. I recently compiled four with Diana Ross' recordings, that you can listen to. I enjoy very much doing these lists, in some cases trying to select a few tracks that usually are not included in the artists' "best of" compilations. I would have loved to work doing those compilations at Motown, lol!

• Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)
• Surrender
• And If You See Him
• Ain't No Mountain High Enough
• Something on My Mind
• I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You
• Remember Me
• Just Say, Just Say / With Marvin Gaye
• It's My House
• No One Gets the Prize
• I Ain't Been Licked
• The Boss

• Why Do Fools Fall in Love
• Selfish One
• Behind Closed Doors
• Blame It on the Sun
• Little Girl Blue
• Turn Around
• There Goes My Baby
• Rescue Me
• Imagine
• Did You Read the Morning Paper?
• Smile
• I Will Survive

• Swept Away
• Shine
• It's Your Move
• Love or Loneliness
• Summertime
• I Am Me
• Touch by Touch
• So Close
• Chain Reaction
• Missing You
• Eaten Alive
• Pieces of Ice

• Touch Me in the Morning
• You Got It
• Battlefield
• I'm Still Waiting
• Sleepin'
• I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)
• Upside Down
• Tenderness
• My Baby (My Baby, My Own)
• Change of Heart
• Keep It Right There
• Love Hangover

Hope you enjoy them too. Here's the link to all my playlists:
Today 08:52 PM

Motown Performers FIRST Television Appearances

I was just reading the following in Robin Seymour's new book just published.

Johnny Carson asked his guest Smokey Robinson "Your first appearance on television was on American Bandstand, right?" "No," Smokey replied. "My first television appearance was 1965 in Detroit on a local dance show called Swingin' Time, hosted by Robin Seymour."

First I ever heard this about Smokey.

Now, let's try to see if we can have a running tabulation of the other Motown artists and where their first television appearance was. Let's try to cover as many as we can. This should be interesting.

Thanks for any input you can provide on this question.
Today 02:51 PM

My self-made Mock-Up-Albums and Expanded Editions

Hi everyone,

I’m a big Motown fan (Especially Diana Ross and the Supremes - and especially after 1966) but like most of other fans I’m a bit upset with Universal who releases less and less of Motown Rarities and if, mostly only digitally.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with everything we get, but I wish it would be a bit more.
But anyway, instead of waiting for something that will never come, I thought I made some designs for myself.

Though I love to have all music from one timeline on one or two CDs I created also some Kim Weston Fantasy albums as well as the two unreleased Brenda LPs with my favorite songs as „original LP“ and the rest from the timeline as bonus tracks. Like a real expanded edition.
I also created lots of Diana Ross/Supremes designs and started with doing expanded edition for the Marvelettes Albums. I love the the two sets, but I don’t like that most of the tracks are distributed on different CDs on the sets. That’s why I have doing my own Expanded editions with all tracks that belongs to the album.
Today I wanted to show you some of the designs I have done.

All of them are made in beautiful digipacks - I found a printer that also printed small editions - so I created them for printing. BUT I haven’t print them yet.

Maybe you also have some dream albums you loved to have as physical CDs and you always would loved to have :-)

If anyone is interested I can also post the tracklists I have done for these albums :-)

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Today 05:39 PM

Four Tops - I'll Never Change

Another great, wonderful lesser-known song by the Four Tops. Written by Leonard Caston and Kathleen Wakefield.
Produced by Frank Wilson.
Recorded and released in 1971 on Motown Records.


Ralph Terrana

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