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    Motown CDs with the original Motown design

    Hi guys, I'm putting together a CD display, and I was looking for some of the nicest looking CDs to put in it (the actual CDs, not the covers). However, I couldn't find any CDs with the classic Motown design (1963) on them, that is, the one with the blue bottom half and the Detroit map at the top with the multicoloured Motown logo over it. Are there any?

    I have some with the Tamla Motown design on them, but none with Tamla, Gordy, Soul, etc. Some BBR and SoulMusic CDs (like the recent Thelma Houston one) have done great jobs recreating the original design of the album, albeit with the BBR/SoulMusic logo on them instead, like so:

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    but still no CDs with the original Motown design, my most favouritest of all label designs...
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    Ok, Stevie has some reissues in 2000 that have the original Tamla design!!!!

    https://www.discogs.com/release/1117...-Finale/images

    https://www.discogs.com/release/4010...Of-Life/images
    Last edited by TomatoTom123; 11-14-2018 at 02:08 PM.

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    The closest I have come to the original Motown design is this:

    https://www.discogs.com/release/1112...Saw-Him/images
    Last edited by TomatoTom123; 11-14-2018 at 02:10 PM.

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    any good?

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    Isn't Eddie Kendricks lp CDs on Tampa design?
    Edwin Starr and Blinky....just we two...on Gordy?
    Jr Walker Nothing but soul CDs...on Soul?

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    Just an FYI: The original Motown label (for singles) was actually pink with stripes. Not sure if any of the cds have this on them.

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    From The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_nixon View Post
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    any good?
    Ooooooh that is good Paul!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    Isn't Eddie Kendricks lp CDs on Tampa design?
    Edwin Starr and Blinky....just we two...on Gordy?
    Jr Walker Nothing but soul CDs...on Soul?
    Yes you're right snake! that Jr Walker CD does have the Soul label design, both the old white and pink one (CD 1) and the purple one (CD 2).

    Just checked and the Eddie solo albums collection does have the Tamla design!!!! http://www.45worlds.com/cdalbum/cd/b000513202

    And the Edwin & Blinky CD set: http://www.45worlds.com/cdalbum/cd/b000306802

    You guys are the best!!!
    Last edited by TomatoTom123; 11-14-2018 at 04:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    Just an FYI: The original Motown label (for singles) was actually pink with stripes. Not sure if any of the cds have this on them.
    Ah yes, you're right reese, I mean the Motown label from 1963 onwards.

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    The 1994 release of the Marvelous Marvelettes has a light blue/green cd with a yellow Tamla Records globe logo.

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    I hope these help with your project.
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    Thanks nabob

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    Martha Reeves & TheVandellas' Live Wire! collection had the Motown label design on it's labels.




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    Looking Back 1961-1964 by Mary Wells had the Motown label design on its disc also. Sorry
    I am unable to insert it here, but the design is identical to Live Wire in #16 above.

    Also, Deliver the Singles by the Marvelettes 1961-1971, which was the third in the series besides Live Wire and Looking Back, had TAMLA in yellow at the top but no map.

    These were all part of the Motown Master Series of releases.

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    Thanks for your additions thanx, Eddie and Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodward View Post
    Looking Back 1961-1964 by Mary Wells had the Motown label design on its disc also. Sorry
    I am unable to insert it here, but the design is identical to Live Wire in #16 above.

    Also, Deliver the Singles by the Marvelettes 1961-1971, which was the third in the series besides Live Wire and Looking Back, had TAMLA in yellow at the top but no map.

    These were all part of the Motown Master Series of releases.
    Here is that Mary Wells CD set: http://www.45worlds.com/cdalbum/cd/3746362532

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    Well, it only took half a year, but the display is finally complete!

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    Looks great. The choice of labels is a personal thing of course and no one could argue with those. There are some VIP or Rare Earth for example. My label choice would also have to include Phillies but for me you've already included the most iconic - the UK Tamla Motown.

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    Very nice, Tom! Great choice of labels! Pleasantly surprised to see Barry White's Unlimited Gold included! Gotta agree with mysterysinger, though -- a thousand lashes with a wet noodle for leaving out Philles (the blue/black PR logo as well as the yellow/red PR logo! I have them in my CD collection. If I knew how to scan them into this posting, I would do it for you, but, unfortunately, I don't know how. Pity, as each CD contained within the Philles Album Collection box set recreates the Philles PR logo -- some in blue/black and some in yellow/red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
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    Hey, Beautiful, mysterysinger! Thanks!

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    Thanks guys! I like it very much! I did think about VIP and Rare Earth labels, but I couldn't find any CDs with the original designs on them (don't know if there are any). I wanted to include all the main Motown labels, and a good variety of other labels like Philadelphia International and Stax, and to represent some of my fave singer-songwriter-producers like HDH and Barry White.

    If I'm honest, I am largely unfamiliar with Philles, apart from a few songs by The Ronettes and Righteous Brothers.

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    OMG, Tom! We've gotta educate you! Let me start working on it. It won't take long.

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    Tom - Your Philles Records crash course! Since you're already familiar with The Ronettes and The Righteous Brothers, let's concentrate on:

    THE CRYSTALS:

    HE'S A REBEL (Actually Darlene Love & The Blossoms)
    https://youtu.be/1D4o5yJ6arg

    HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE (Darlene Love & The Blossoms)
    https://youtu.be/Lf_fxswodiQ

    DA DOO RON RON (LALA BROOKS)
    https://youtu.be/S-OTd7DXjlo

    THEN HE KISSED ME (LALA BROOKS)
    https://youtu.be/DfM6dl_yt10

    GIRLS CAN TELL (LALA BROOKS)
    https://youtu.be/qbrAFyR9L2k

    DARLENE LOVE:

    (TODAY I MET) THE BOY I'M GONNA MARRY
    https://youtu.be/MLAbXua2WxU

    A FINE, FINE BOY
    https://youtu.be/nCdOiveMwME

    CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME)
    https://youtu.be/tNPpBMTeHUITUMBLE

    STUMBLE AND FALL
    https://youtu.be/q8t0xXtiHp0

    (HE'S A) QUIET GUY
    https://youtu.be/v6wFNpHhQak

    There ya go, Tom. That should get you started.

    I apologize if we've momentarily strayed away from the original topic.
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 05-20-2019 at 02:28 PM.

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    Hi Gary, I havent forgotten about this, I do intend to check out your Philles recommendations! Bear with me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    Hi Gary, I havent forgotten about this, I do intend to check out your Philles recommendations! Bear with me!!!
    Hey Tom! I'm so glad to hear that, as your silence had left me wondering if maybe you didn't like them. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think. Also, be sure to check out my recent first Phil Spector thread in which I included a brief Bio along with Part A -- the "Complete Philles 45 Discography". Coming very soon is Part B - "The Complete Philles LP Discography" which will be followed by "Philles Rare And Unreleased", "Philles Subsidiary Labels", Phil's A&M Records period, Phil Spector International Records, fun Philles memorabilia, etc. Hope you'll love them all!

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