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    Our Motown Top 60

    Hey everyone, keeping with Motown's 60th Anniversary I think it would be great if we post a favorite Motown recording here until we reach 60 of our favorites. If someone post one that you were thinking of posting, pick a different one (God knows there are a lot to choose from).
    I will start things off with this one:

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    By jove ,marv,you've done it again...the girl's alright with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    By jove ,marv,you've done it again...the girl's alright with me.
    Thanks JAI! I can't wait to see the completed list here:

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    [QUOTE=Ngroove;527293]3).




    Excellent choice Ngroove!

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    [QUOTE=marv2;527294]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ngroove View Post
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    Excellent choice Ngroove!
    Thank you very much. It was always a dramatic standout, whether since first noticing its dramatic name, up to the buildup and beyond of the objection of what should otherwise have been a sacred celebrated ceremony, with Gladys' belting of soul.
    Last edited by Ngroove; 07-19-2019 at 12:47 AM.

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    My favorite from the Diana Ross / Nile Rogers / Bernard Edwards' Diana album, 1980.



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    Last edited by Ngroove; 07-19-2019 at 02:02 AM.

  9. (6.) This is just TOO TUFF not to love.

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    I've got so many Motown favorites but I'm going with this one for now; The Supremes' "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" (The Supremix)

    https://youtu.be/VkJCdxoQwhc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    I've got so many Motown favorites but I'm going with this one for now; The Supremes' "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" (The Supremix)

    https://youtu.be/VkJCdxoQwhc
    I wished they had done more in this style and cut out some of the "standards"

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    The Monitors - Crying In The Night

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    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    The Monitors - Crying In The Night
    Thanks Robb!

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    This has got to be the most pop-oriented "friendly" Edwin Starr, hahaha, yet this is my favorite of his Motown recordings.

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    Heaven Must Have Sent You by the great Elgins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodward View Post
    Heaven Must Have Sent You by the great Elgins.
    Woodward of course!

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    Switching genres only just a slight after all, because one memory was when subjecting my brother, a hard rock / metal listener, a few of Rare Earth's numbers, his answer was that they were still soul. I guess they were not "hardcore" enough to be fully pegged as "rock", haha.


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    Last edited by Ngroove; 07-19-2019 at 12:58 PM.

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    I know you wouldn't know this,but this "I Just Want to Celebrate", is one of my all time favorite records! LOL!

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    How about this one from the 80s:


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    let's get the J5 included here:



    the only successful song written by Clifton Davis?

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    Ok people we're up to 13 great Motown songs, let's pick it up! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    let's get the J5 included here:



    the only successful song written by Clifton Davis?
    I guess it depends on how you define "successful". He also wrote the J5's "Lookin' Through the Windows", which charted 16 Pop, 5 RnB and 9 in the U.K.

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    One of the most iconic Motown intros ever.....? Has to be included


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    One of the most iconic Motown intros ever.....? Has to be included

    It is also one of the best and most popular Motown hit for fans of my age group and perhaps younger. By the time this one hit, Motown had been producing hit records for nearly 10 years!

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    this song, when listened upon chance surfing the radio one evening, near-Christmas near twenty years ago, got my ears hooked into its beauty, and got me deciding to further absorb more of Motown in earnest from then on.


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    Oh yeah NGroove! It always takes me back to when I first heard it around Christmas time........1968! Ok, I'm kind of old! LOL! Great record!

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    Of course the amazing Isley Bros with my fave Motown song of all time...This Old Heart of Mine. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U_9M6kRfJes

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
    Of course the amazing Isley Bros with my fave Motown song of all time...This Old Heart of Mine. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U_9M6kRfJes
    Another excellent pick Luke!

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    We're at 17), still lots to go, but Four Tops has still not been mentioned, actually surprising.

    Four Tops, Always one of my consistent favorites, this is one of my personal favorites from their H-D-H peak years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lockhartgary View Post
    I guess it depends on how you define "successful". He also wrote the J5's "Lookin' Through the Windows", which charted 16 Pop, 5 RnB and 9 in the U.K.


    I haven't heard that once since the early seventies! Reaching #16 is impressive and reasonably successful !

    Both WINDOWS and NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE were Hal Davis productions

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    We can't forget this Martha & The Vandellas classic:

    https://youtu.be/sW9mCPlp61U

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    The Temptations.."I Need You"....absolute bliss to the ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    We can't forget this Martha & The Vandellas classic:

    https://youtu.be/sW9mCPlp61U
    This one does represent the "Motown Sound" all day long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowsville View Post
    The Temptations.."I Need You"....absolute bliss to the ears.
    Well then here we go Mowsville!

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    A perennial favorite of mine.........

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    beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Well then here we go Mowsville!

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    it dont get any better than this...thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowsville View Post
    it dont get any better than this...thanks.
    It sounds very much like something Eddie Kendricks would have recorded in the 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detmotownguy View Post
    Motown never sounded so sophisticated.....

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    The Contours - "Shake Sherry"


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    Kim Weston - Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luKWweHnqcc

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    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    Kim Weston - Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luKWweHnqcc
    Brilliant record and still very listenable!

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    Here's one that got away from The Marvelettes:

    https://youtu.be/m2CiT6PUG9I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    Here's one that got away from The Marvelettes:

    https://youtu.be/m2CiT6PUG9I
    They sound great, very early sixties sound too:

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    Your love is amazing-the four tops

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    What a hard one Marv, what about Marvin Gaye`s "Your Unchanging Love" great bass line too!Sorry I`m too dumb to post the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Polhill View Post
    What a hard one Marv, what about Marvin Gaye`s "Your Unchanging Love" great bass line too!Sorry I`m too dumb to post the music.
    Mr. Polhill! Excellent choice. Not to worry I will post the video for you. I cannot thank you enough for what you did for me. I will not forget it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Your love is amazing-the four tops
    Ok JAI save me some of them Four Tops! LOL! Good one!

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    You`re a champ Marv.

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