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    Motown Country

    Hey gang, I'm trying to put together a collection of Motown songs that are either straight country (like the Supremes "My Heart Can't Take It No More") or have a country vibe or style to them (like Stevie's "Aint Gonna Stand For It"). Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan79 View Post
    Hey gang, I'm trying to put together a collection of Motown songs that are either straight country (like the Supremes "My Heart Can't Take It No More") or have a country vibe or style to them (like Stevie's "Aint Gonna Stand For It"). Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
    A few that immediately came to mind:

    Sail On - Commodores
    My Love - Lionel
    Stuck On You - Lionel
    Sorry Doesn’t Always Make It Right - Diana
    Last Time I Saw Him - Diana
    Help Me Make It Through The Night - GK&TP

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    "Neither One of Us Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye" by GK&TP was originally a country song. Don't know if it counts.

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    There was the Melodyland label Motown released during the mid-late seventies that thankfully was short-lived. However, one name I'm aware on it was T.G. Sheppard, whose had a couple of Country Number One Hits on the label in "Tryin' To Beat The Morning Home" and "Devil In The Bottle".

    Here you go, Melodyland:
    https://www.45cat.com/label/melodyland

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    Who Could Ever Doubt My Love, from More Hits By The Supremes, has a bit of a country sound and would have fit nicely on their Country, Western & Pop album (although it is also perfect on More Hits).

  6. The Lonesome Road- Stevie Wonder
    It's Your Wedding Day- Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me- Jimmy Ruffin
    Cold As Usual- Dorsey Burnette

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    Thanks gang. Most of these were already on my list. Ngroove thanks for the link to the Melodyland label output. I knew Motown had a country label at some point but for some reason I kept thinking it was Mowest, which Thelma Houston was on and she recorded some countryish type tunes. Thanks again!

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    Don't forget "Lucy" by The Commodores.

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    A Motown country playlist eh RanRan.......

    You could include "Honey" by The Four Tops (from Soul Spin) which was a country hit for Bobby Goldsporo (whoever that is ) although it isn't really country in The Tops' hands (but it is absolutely wonderful).

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    Texas Moon by Wendel Adkins from the Sundowners album is a good one .

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    Johnny porter[temptations-house party].

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HFiwTmQh36E

    The Originals. Game Called Love. Stevie’s creation. Hated it. As I did The Originals Behind Closed Doors. Why on earth did they go down this C&W route?
    Last edited by MIKEW-UK; 07-08-2019 at 06:13 PM.

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    Diana also did Behind Closed Doors on LTISH LP/1974

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    I always like to shake things up. Play the wild card, if you will.

    He's not Motown. Not a Motown song. BUT it is "Motown-ish". Has a country feel/ vibe to it. And is actually a soul/ blues/rock hybrid!
    You unpack all that??

    Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell In Love.
    Always thought he was Motown back inaday!

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