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  1. #1

    A 1-lp Motown Greatest Hits

    If you were given the job of creating a greatest hits/fav songs lp out of ALL of the motown catalog, what 12 songs would you select?


    You Can't Hurry Love
    Tracks of My Tears
    Too Many Fish in the Sea
    The Boss
    I Want You
    If You Really Love Me

    I'm in a Different World
    You're All I Need To get By
    I Want You Back
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Diana)
    Ain't to proud to beg
    Help me make it through the night

  2. #2
    No time
    my past just crossed my future
    same- o same-o
    if you don't want my love
    just one last look
    what you gonna do with me baby

    where do i go from here
    can't stop this feeling
    my heart is calling you
    ballad to the one i love
    so far
    stranded on the road of love

  3. #3
    Side A:
    You're A Wonderful One
    Nowhere To Run
    When I'm Gone
    Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
    Something About You
    Don't Mess With Bill

    Side B:
    Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
    Function At The Junction
    All I Need
    The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
    Heaven Must Have Sent You (Elgins)

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    If you were given the job of creating a greatest hits/fav songs lp out of ALL of the motown catalog, what 12 songs would you select?
    Only 12 songs out of decades of the company's output? It is a 100% impossible task. Not only that, but it is a technical impossibility. Some songs will run longer than five minutes.

    Next...
    Last edited by soulster; 10-04-2018 at 11:56 AM.

  5. #5
    ^ok so don't play along.

  6. #6
    Hehe,i like this,ok-side a-money,please mr.postman,shop around,you're a wonderful one,contract on love,come and get these memories-side b-my guy,my girl,baby love,ooo baby baby,uptight alright,shotgun.

  7. #7
    i'm already starting to assemble my Greatest Hits Vol 2 lp set

  8. #8
    This is interesting... I have already complied my favorites by decade for my Motown playlist. I have more than 12, but here is my first for the 1970s in play order

    Touch - The Supremes
    Just My Imagination - The Temptations
    We've Come To Far Too End It Now - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
    Neither One Of Us - Gladys Knight and the Pips
    Still Water (Love) - The Four Tops
    Reach Out, I'll Be There - Diana Ross
    My Last Chance - Marvin Gaye
    The Bells - The Originals
    Silly Wasn't I - Valerie Simpson
    Got To Be There - Michael Jackson
    In And Out Of My Life - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
    Do You Love Me Just A Little, Honey - Supremes and Four Tops

  9. Quote Originally Posted by soulster View Post
    Only 12 songs out of decades of the company's output? It is a 100% impossible task. Not only that, but it is a technical impossibility. Some songs will run longer than five minutes.

    Next...
    It can be done. Just do like Motown did in the 80's on some of those 2-on-1 CDs: butcher and hack the songs so they can all be crammed onto the disc!

    Imagine the fun of people trying to figure out if they've lost their minds: hmmmm weren't these songs longer before? did I just imagine they were?

    MOTOWN FUN!

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by WaitingWatchingLookingForAChance View Post
    It can be done. Just do like Motown did in the 80's on some of those 2-on-1 CDs: butcher and hack the songs so they can all be crammed onto the disc!

    Imagine the fun of people trying to figure out if they've lost their minds: hmmmm weren't these songs longer before? did I just imagine they were?

    MOTOWN FUN!
    I would have to include over three decades of music. The thread asks for greatest hits and favorites. I'm not willing to offer anything more edited than an official single version. I will not compromise sound quality just to cram a lot of songs onto a single vinyl disk.

    So, again, this is an impossible task!

  11. #11
    Tough call but here it goes;

    Side One-
    1. "Shop Around"-The Miracles
    2. "Please Mr. Postman"-The Marvelettes
    3. "Heat Wave"-Martha & the Vandellas
    4. "Where Did Our Love Go"-The Supremes
    5. "My Guy"-Mary Wells
    6. "My Girl"-The Temptations

    Side Two-
    1. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"-Four Tops
    2. "The Tracks Of My Tears"-The Miracles
    3. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"-Stevie Wonder
    4. "Reach Out I'll Be There"-Four Tops
    5. "You Keep Me Hanging On"-The Supremes
    6. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"-Marvin Gaye


  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    ^ok so don't play along.
    Right? Lol.

  13. #13
    Soulster acts like we really care - ok so you aren't willing to sit and think about a limited number of songs. life will go on

    and it's not like i'm mandating a format lolol. shift the rules up. it's just a forum

    what would be your lp of missed/rare classics? best songs by obscure motown artists?

  14. #14
    Kim Weston / The Contours, were not given many lp presentations, Contours with only "Do You Love Me", Kim Weston, only a couple lps: she was 1/2 of a Marvin Gaye duet album, 1/4 of a Marvin Gaye & his Girls album:

    The Contours / Kim Weston - Greatest Hits

    Side 1
    1. Do You Love Me
    2. Shake Sherry
    3. Can You Do It
    4. Can You Jerk Like Me
    5. First I Look At The Purse
    6. Just A Little Misunderstanding

    Side 2
    1. Love Me All The Way
    2. Just Loving You
    3. Looking For The Right Guy
    4. I'm Still Loving You
    5. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
    6. Helpless
    Last edited by Ngroove; 10-05-2018 at 01:28 PM.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by soulster View Post
    I would have to include over three decades of music. The thread asks for greatest hits and favorites. I'm not willing to offer anything more edited than an official single version. I will not compromise sound quality just to cram a lot of songs onto a single vinyl disk.

    So, again, this is an impossible task!
    You’re no fun. �� Let’s pretend.

    The early British Motown Chartbusters squeezed 16 tracks onto an LP quite well. There was a little compromise on bass but more so on the stereo pressings. The mono pressings came across loud and clear. As the 70s rolled in, however, tracks got longer and volume 8 had several horrible edits.

    I’d squeeze in 16 and arrange for Motown Chartbusters Volume 3 to be re-released with the original mono mixes as opposed to the fold-downs that we got given. That album is a classic.
    Last edited by Sotosound; 10-05-2018 at 04:20 PM.

  16. #16

    My top 12

    Here are my 12 - but I'd want the full LP versions, none of the edited stuff:

    1. Maybe tomorrow – Jackson 5
    2. No one there – Martha Reeves
    3. This use to be the home of Johnnie Mae – Eddie Kendricks
    4. Like a rolling stone – Undisputed Truth
    5. Bill, when are you coming back – The Supremes
    6. If I were your woman – Gladys Knight + The Pips
    7. With you I’m born again – Billy Preston + Syreeta
    8. That’s how heartaches are made – The Marvelettes
    9. 1990 – The Temptations
    10. Simple game – 4 Tops
    11. Ma – Rare Earth
    12. The night – Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by gordy_hunk View Post
    Here are my 12 - but I'd want the full LP versions, none of the edited stuff:

    1. Maybe tomorrow – Jackson 5
    2. No one there – Martha Reeves
    3. This use to be the home of Johnnie Mae – Eddie Kendricks
    4. Like a rolling stone – Undisputed Truth
    5. Bill, when are you coming back – The Supremes
    6. If I were your woman – Gladys Knight + The Pips
    7. With you I’m born again – Billy Preston + Syreeta
    8. That’s how heartaches are made – The Marvelettes
    9. 1990 – The Temptations
    10. Simple game – 4 Tops
    11. Ma – Rare Earth
    12. The night – Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons
    I have a great fondness for “No On There” and I love the UK single mix of “Simple Game”.

    ”The Night” is a classic track that UK Northern Soul fans brought to prominence but I’m still puzzled as to why it was otherwise overlooked by the rest of the world. Great track.

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Sotosound View Post
    I have a great fondness for “No On There” and I love the UK single mix of “Simple Game”.

    ”The Night” is a classic track that UK Northern Soul fans brought to prominence but I’m still puzzled as to why it was otherwise overlooked by the rest of the world. Great track.
    Martha recently toured, and she sang "No one there". It's the first time I've ever heard her sing it - and the music was light and simple, allowing her voice to really shine through. Friends who were with me didn't know the track, and they were stunned to silence.

  19. #19
    Love Woke Me Up This Morning - Valerie Simpson
    Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes
    Smiling Faces Sonetimes - Undisputed Truth
    Isn’t She Pretty - Temptations
    Alternate You Keep Me Hangin On - Supremes
    Sinner Man - Valerie Simpson
    I’ll Be Doggone - Ross Supremes Temptations
    Uptight - Stevie Wonder
    My Baby Loves Me - Martha Vandellas
    Alternate Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart - Supremes

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