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  1. #1

    Motown Unreleased 1969 artist and track list.

    Again, no issuance on compact disc which would be appreciated by many.

    https://www.freep.com/story/entertai...ns/2383538001/

  2. #2
    Christmas came early this year! Iíll have to check Apple Music for the artist list.

  3. #3
    1. Diana Ross & the Supremes / For Once In My Life
    Produced by Henry Cosby

    2. Stevie Wonder / Can’t Do Without Your Love*
    (Seajoseffer Spencer-William Weatherspoon-James Dean)
    Produced by William Weatherspoon and James Dean

    3. Ivy Jo / It’s Love I Need
    (Ivy Jo Hunter-Stephen Bowden)
    Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter
    Assigned to Blinky Williams.

    4. Chris Clark / My World Is Empty Without You
    (Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.)
    Produced by Berry Gordy

    5. The Temptations / Pretty Little Brown Skin Girl*
    (Arthur Crier-Alva Springer-Al Cleveland)
    Produced by Arthur Crier A.K.A.: I’d Walk A Country Mile
    Assigned to the Utopians; reassigned to Temptations.

    6. The Volumes / Forever I’ll Love You*
    (Duke Browner)
    Produced by Duke Browner

    7. Jr. Walker & the All Stars / (Baby) I Need You
    (Autry DeWalt Jr-Lawrence Horn-Harry McNeil)
    Produced by Lawrence Horn. Working title: I Can’t Stop Now

    8. Frank Wilson / Look Out Your Window
    (Frank Wilson-Al Cleveland)
    Produced by Frank Wilson. Working title: What’s Your Direction
    Assigned to Marvin Gaye; track later reassigned to the Four Tops.

    9. Edwin Starr / I’ll Always Love You
    (William Stevenson-Ivy Jo Hunter)
    Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter
    Assigned to Marvin Gaye; reassigned to Ivy Jo; re-reassigned to Edwin Starr.

    10. Earl Van Dyke / Stone Soul Booster*
    (Terry Johnson-Joe Norris)
    Produced by Terry Johnson
    Working title: Soul
    Assigned to Marvin Gaye; later reassigned to Buzzie (a.k.a. Terry Johnson) and, with Johnson’s lead vocal, released as the B-side of single Gordy G-7100.

    11. Gladys Knight & the Pips / You Took Me This Far (Take Me All The Way)*
    (James Dean-William Weatherspoon)
    Produced by James Dean and William Weatherspoon

    12. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles / Won’t You Come and Fly With Me*
    (Richard Morris)
    Produced by Smokey Robinson and Wade Marcus

    13. Edwin Starr / Born Just To Be That Way*
    (George Gordy-Allen Story)
    Produced by George Gordy
    Assigned to Joe Stubbs; reassigned to David Ruffin; reassigned to Edwin Starr.

    14. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles / What About Me
    (George Gordy-Allen Story-Lawrence Brown)
    Produced by George Gordy

    15. Jonah Jones / Too Many Fish In The Sea
    (Norman Whitfield-Edward Holland Jr.)
    Produced by Henry Cosby

    16. Edwin Starr / Fan The Flame
    (William Robinson-Terry Johnson-Al Cleveland)
    Produced by Terry Johnson
    Assigned to David Ruffin; reassigned to Edwin Starr.

    17. Chris Clark / The Last Thing On My Mind
    (Tom Paxton) Produced by Berry Gordy

    18. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles / Backfire (version 1)*
    (John Bristol-William Robinson-Al Cleveland)
    Produced by Johnny Bristol and Smokey Robinson and Al Cleveland
    Later re-recorded and included on album A Pocket Full of Miracles.

    19. Gladys Knight & the Pips / I Had A Dream (Opus I)*
    (Nickolas Ashford-Valerie Simpson)
    Produced by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
    Assigned to the Supremes; reassigned to Gladys Knight & the Pips.

    20. The Temptations / Why (Must We Fall In Love)
    (Deke Richards-Sherlie Matthews)
    Produced by Deke Richards
    Completed as a duet with Diana Ross & the Supremes and issued on album Together

    21. The Fantastic Four / What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
    (Paul Riser-William Weatherspoon-James Dean)
    Produced by James Dean and William Weatherspoon
    Assigned to Dennis Edwards; reassigned to Fantastic Four. Dennis Edwards’ version on Motown Sings Motown Treasures in 1998

    22. Ivy Jo / Ask The Lonely
    (William Stevenson-Ivy Jo Hunter)
    Produced by William Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter
    Assigned to Stevie Wonder; reassigned to Ivy Jo.

    23. Ivy Jo / Yesterday’s Dreams
    (Pamela Sawyer-Vernon Bullock-Ivy Jo Hunter-Jack Goga)
    Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter, Jack Goga and Lawrence Payton
    Assigned to the Four Tops and their version issued as single Motown M 1127; reassigned to Ivy Jo.

    24. Ivy Jo / I Got To Get To California
    (Ivy Jo Hunter-Shena DeMell)
    Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter
    Assigned to the Isley Brothers; later reassigned to Marvin Gaye and released on M.P.G; assigned to Ivy Jo.

    25. The Originals / Blame It On War*
    (William Weatherspoon-James Dean-Jack Goga)
    Produced by William Weatherspoon and James Dean
    Working title: Don’t
    Assigned to Jimmy Ruffin; reassigned to the Four Tops; re-reassigned to the Originals.

    26. The Stylists / The Jackpot*
    (Raynard Miner-Janie Bradford)
    Produced by Raynard Miner
    Assigned to the Four Tops; reassigned to the Stylists.

    27. The Spinners / Don’t Think It’s Me
    (William Robinson)
    Produced by Norman Whitfield
    Assigned to Jimmy Ruffin; reassigned to the Spinners.

    28. Michael Denton / MacArthur Park/Didn’t We
    (Jim Webb)
    Produced by Tom Baird

    29. Michael Denton / Someone For My Own*
    (Tom Baird)
    Produced by Tom Baird

    30. The Volumes / One Lucky Day I Found You
    (Duke Browner)
    Produced by Duke Browner
    Later reassigned to David Ruffin and released as a bonus on The Great David Ruffin: The Motown Solo Albums Vol. 2

    31. The Rustix / Generation*
    (R. Dean Taylor)
    Produced by R. Dean Taylor
    Assigned to R. Dean Taylor; reassigned to the Rustix.

    32. Jr. Walker & the All Stars / Country Girl*
    (Autry DeWalt Jr-Willie Woods-Lawrence Horn)
    Produced by Lawrence Horn

    33. Jr. Walker & the All Stars / Something You Got [studio version]
    (Chris Kenner)
    Produced by Lawrence Horn
    Junior recorded a true live version in Hollywood, CA, that year and issued it on Jr. Walker & the All Stars Live

    34. Bobby Taylor / At Last (I Found A Love)
    (Marvin Gaye-Elgie Stover-Anna Gordy Gaye)
    Produced by Bobby Taylor

    35. Bobby Taylor / Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone
    (Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr)
    Produced by Bobby Taylor

    36. Jackson 5 / What’s So Good About Goodbye
    (William Robinson)
    Produced by Bobby Taylor

    37. Bobby Taylor / You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me – feat. the Jackson 5
    (William Robinson)
    Produced by Bobby Taylor

    38. Earl Van Dyke / The Stranger
    (Ivy Jo Hunter)
    Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter
    Assigned to the Vandellas; reassigned to Earl Van Dyke.

    39. Earl Van Dyke / I Wish It Would Rain
    (Norman Whitfield-Barrett Strong-Rodger Penzabene)
    Produced by Norman Whitfield
    Working title: At the End Of A Hard Working Day
    Assigned to “Jimmie” Ruffin; reassigned to the Temptations; re-reassigned to Earl Van Dyke.

    40. Stevie Wonder / Start Out A New Day*
    (Stevie Wonder-Angie Satterwhite)
    Produced by Stevie Wonder

    41. Gordon Staples & the Motown Strings / All the Many Shades In Between*
    (Paul Riser)
    Produced by Paul Riser

    42. Valerie Simpson / You Ain’t Livin’ Till You’re Lovin’
    (Nickolas Ashford-Valerie Simpson)
    Produced by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
    Assigned to the Marvelettes; reassigned to Valerie Simpson. Marvelettes version released on Motown Sings Motown Treasures (expanded edition) in 2005

    43. Edwin Starr / Pain From My Loneliness*
    (Pamela Sawyer-Joe Hinton-Henry Cosby)
    Produced by Henry Cosby
    Working titles: 1) It’s Unbelievable, 2) Stranded In The Road Of Love
    Assigned to the Supremes; reassigned to Edwin Starr. The track was re-purposed for the Four Tops as “Stranded On the Road of Love,” but not issued.

    44. Yvonne Fair / All I Could Do Was Cry
    (Berry Gordy-Gwen Gordy Fuqua-Billy ‘Roquel’ Davis)
    Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter
    Assigned to Chris Clark but abandoned after a re-record; reassigned to Yvonne Fair. Clark’s second version with the Vancouvers was released on Motown Unreleased 1967.

    45 The Temptations / Home Is Where The Heart Is*
    (William Robinson-Al Cleveland)
    Produced by Smokey Robinson
    Assigned to the Miracles; reassigned to the Temptations.

    46. Stevie Wonder / Mister Moon*
    (Don Hunter-Stevie Wonder-Lula Hardaway-Paul Riser)
    Produced by Don Hunter and Stevie Wonder

    47. Rare Earth / Your Heartaches I Can Surely Heal
    (Lewis Peters-Robert Purdue-John Bristol-Carol Peters)
    Produced by Rare Earth

    48. Ivy Jo / Dancing In The Street
    (William Stevenson-Marvin Gaye-Ivy Jo Hunter)
    Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter
    Assigned to Yvonne Fair; reassigned to Ivy Jo.

    49. Marvin Gaye / I’ll Take Care Of Business*
    (Delores Wilkinson-Fuller Gordy-Allen Story-Lawrence Brown-John Glover)
    Produced by George Gordy and Lawrence Brown
    Working title: Sad Memories
    Assigned to the Fantastic Four; reassigned to Marvin Gaye.

    50. Ivy Jo / Pride, Foolish Pride*
    (Jack Goga-Ivy Jo Hunter)
    Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter
    Working title: The Bells Tolled For Me

    51. Earl Van Dyke / Moratorium*
    (Paul Riser)
    Produced by Paul Riser
    Assigned to Gordon Staples.

    52. Kiki Dee / While They Watch*
    (Henry Cosby-James Dean)
    Produced by Henry Cosby
    Working title: My Sweet Talking Baby
    Assigned to the Supremes; reassigned to Kiki Dee.

    53. Terry Johnson / This Is The Beginning*
    (Terry Johnson)
    Produced by Terry Johnson
    Working title: One Life To Live
    Assigned to David Ruffin; reassigned to Terry Johnson.

    54. Terry Johnson / I Blew My Mind*
    (Terry Johnson)
    Produced by Terry Johnson
    Assigned to David Ruffin; reassigned to Terry Johnson.

    55. Earl Van Dyke / Chicken Little 69*
    (Jack Goga-Walter Fields-John Fisher)
    Produced by Jack Goga
    Working title: Chicken Little
    Assigned to Soupy Sales; reassigned to Earl Van Dyke.

    56. Kiki Dee / You’re My World
    (Umberto Bindi-Gino Paoli-Carl Sigman)
    Produced by Frank Wilson and Jimmy Roach

    57. Bobby Taylor / Touched By Love*
    (John Bristol-Doris McNeil)
    Produced by Johnny Bristol
    Assigned to David Ruffin; reassigned to Bobby Taylor.

    58. Hearts of Stone / When Push Comes To Shove*
    (Carl Cutler-John Myers-Lindsey Griffin-Floyd Lawson)
    Produced by Henry Cosby

    59. Jimmy Ruffin / I Gotta Cover A Whole Lotta Ground*
    (Clay McMurray-Marty Coleman)
    Produced by Clay McMurray
    Working title: I Gotta Cover A Whole Lotta Road

    60. Terry Johnson / Tomorrow’s Child*
    (Jack Goga-Terry Johnson)
    Produced by Jack Goga and Terry Johnson
    Working title: You Never Know If You Never Try
    Assigned to the Lollipops; reassigned to Terry Johnson.

    * Newly discovered Motown composition

  4. #4
    Details for tracks above are abridged to fit text limit on the page. Full recording info and Universal press release here:
    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/...ities-out-now/

  5. #5
    Thanks for the full listings, Alanh

  6. #6
    This has a special price on Amazon UK - $11.49! Am downloading my copy of it now!

  7. #7
    Current UK prices:

    Amazon £26.69
    Google Play £24.99
    iTunes £29.99
    7 Digital MP3 £13.99
    16 bit FLAC £21.99
    24 bit FLAC £30.49

    .....I've a feeling that 7 Digital may have priced theirs, especially the MP3 option, too low. So get in quick!!!!

  8. #8
    Gladys Knight and The Pip - track 19

    https://youtu.be/N0i4zHXH1nc

  9. #9
    Diana Ross & the Supremes - track 1

    https://youtu.be/JtJHo236GSw

    Lovely!

  10. #10
    All 60 tracks are on YouTube!

  11. #11
    Not as good as 1968 but still a must have of course.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by alanh View Post
    All 60 tracks are on YouTube!
    Playlist:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtJH...XJ2ktMQ8unf9zY

  13. #13
    And it's not even Christmas!

  14. #14
    The Motown sound is changing with this set - it`s hard to believe that some of these tracks are Motown although there are still quite a lot that fit that sound.Ivy Jo`s "Dancing In The Street" is so different. Still I`m happy to own it. I have it on 3 discs and I`m working through # 2 now.

  15. #15
    Wow...this is amazing it's out so early. Thank you!

    Looking over the list I was surprised not to see anything from Jean Terrell. Are there no tracks or are they holding off?

  16. #16
    Lots of goodies here, much better than I expected. Stand outs so far Michael Denton "Someone For My Own" and Marvin Gayes` "Take Care Of Business" Marvin with the JBs ?
    Spinners, Jr. Walker never lets us down or Earl Van Dyke and Ivy Jo. Check out "Dancing In The Street!

  17. #17
    The Jackson 5 sound so young on "What's so good about goodbye". That high note Michael hits with "please" is impressive. Wonder if this was one of the very first songs they recorded?

    Heading through the rest of the songs now.

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Luciano View Post
    Wow...this is amazing it's out so early. Thank you!
    And to me, it is still not released....until it is released on a physical form.

  19. #19
    This is just great - probably my favourite one so far - there some wonderful tracks here. I think I like the whole lot. I kinda thought "You're My World" would be too big for Kiki Dee but I do like this version. Anything by Terry Johnson is fine for me. Ivy Jo - wonderful and what a great take on "Dancing In The Street". The Bobby Taylor tracks too are amazing. Hearts Of Stone - very pleasingly soulful. Not one dud track heard - I'veonly played it all a couple of times but man this is fantastic (for £13.99 too). Yes I'd prefer CD but the track notes on Udiscover Music help to make up a little. One happy chappie here.

  20. #20
    And fitting there's 60 tracks for Motown 60.

  21. #21
    Wow, what a wonderful and unexpected surprise! Just bought it now, can't wait to listen!

  22. #22
    Hard to pass up at the amazing price of only $11.49, even though I would pay more, even twice that, for a physical set. My problem is I tend to "lose" things I download because I have to eventually store them on a CD and then they tend to get lost in my collection in the paper sleeves. But at that price, even I will likely purchase this set.

  23. #23
    On Spotify in full

    Wonder what Kiki Dee thinks listening to her recording for the first time some 50 years on! Good track.
    Last edited by MIKEW-UK; 09-22-2019 at 04:39 AM.

  24. #24

  25. #25
    A fun listen and great to have on Spotify. Lots-o-less-than-stellar, though. Usually Motown's self-cannibalizations were big misses.

  26. #26
    Surprised no Jean lead Supremes here since she signed on in 69 and they began recording together

  27. #27
    I'm very surprised as well, even if it was Jean solo or with The Andantes.

  28. #28
    I'm enjoying this release a lot and I've probably listened to it three times since Friday. The one thing that really jump out at me is the fact that only 9 of the 60 tracks are by female singers. Anyone else find that odd? And I guess if you think about the artist roster in 1969 Motown was extremely male heavy. Might there be a part 2 in December?

  29. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by SatansBlues View Post
    I'm enjoying this release a lot and I've probably listened to it three times since Friday. The one thing that really jump out at me is the fact that only 9 of the 60 tracks are by female singers. Anyone else find that odd? And I guess if you think about the artist roster in 1969 Motown was extremely male heavy. Might there be a part 2 in December?
    I doubt that thereís going to be part 2. Otherwise it would have been issued as part 1. I guess there wasnít much left of Motownís female roster. The Supremes, Marvelletes, and Vandellas all had their output liquidated on past releases, as did Syreeta. Iím assuming all of Blinkyís Ď69 recordings are on her forthcoming anthology.
    So Iím really not surprised by the lack of women on the set.
    Last edited by jboy88; 09-23-2019 at 04:29 PM.

  30. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by jboy88 View Post
    I doubt that there’s going to be part 2. Otherwise it would have been issued as part 1. I guess there wasn’t much left of Motown’s female roster. The Supremes, Marvelletes, and Vandellas all had their output liquidated on past releases, as did Syreeta. I’m assuming all of Blinky’s ‘69 recordings are on her forthcoming anthology.
    So I’m really not surprised by the lack of women on the set.
    Looking at TCMS 1969 and '69 Unreleased only the following females were recording:

    The Supremes
    Gladys Knight & The Pips
    Martha & The Vandellas
    The Marvelettes
    The Lollipops
    Tammi Terrell*
    Kiki Dee
    Chris Clark
    Syreeta
    Blinky
    Valerie Simpson
    Yvonne Fair
    Jean Terrell
    It looks like Barbara McNair and Barbara Randolph were gone by '69.
    *Questionable if Tammi did any actual recording in '69.

  31. #31
    I don't believe Tammi Terrell did any more recording after the session for "You're All I Need To Get By" in May 1968. On that track too it's obvious there was singing by Val.

    With regard to "You're All I Need To Get By", the write up in TCMS 8 is quite telling - "Tammi Terrell paid a brief visit to Detroit during 1968, to work on "You're All I Need To Get By". Her initial lines are a touch uncertain after Marvin's strong opening...."."The track was recorded April 15, 1968, horns and strings recorded April 27; demo lead vocals recorded May 21; lead vocals recorded May 22; Gaye recut May 23; background vocals recorded May 27; Terrell re-cut May 28; LEADS and backgrounds RE-RECORDED May 29, 1968". Was that re-recording by Tammi or as I suspect Val then blended?

    It's sad and not a great feeling to think about any of this and I'm a huge fan of Tammi - such a beautiful talent.

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    I really like The Volumes' cut produced by Duke Browner.

  33. #33
    Would I be right in assuming that there are plans for a J5 unreleased package coming... I'm sure they recorded more than one unreleased track for their debut album. I've got a very bad copy of their cover of "I've Gotta Be Me" which was recorded in 1969 and didn't Bobby Taylor record at least an album full of tracks with them?

  34. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by alexstassi View Post
    Would I be right in assuming that there are plans for a J5 unreleased package coming... I'm sure they recorded more than one unreleased track for their debut album. I've got a very bad copy of their cover of "I've Gotta Be Me" which was recorded in 1969 and didn't Bobby Taylor record at least an album full of tracks with them?
    Iíd be down for that! Even if previously released stuff would be included.

  35. #35
    The J5 have had loads of unreleased tracks issued over the years individually and as collections. However, I feel sure there will still be some to come out.

  36. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by alexstassi View Post
    Would I be right in assuming that there are plans for a J5 unreleased package coming... I'm sure they recorded more than one unreleased track for their debut album. I've got a very bad copy of their cover of "I've Gotta Be Me" which was recorded in 1969 and didn't Bobby Taylor record at least an album full of tracks with them?
    That version of "I've Gotta Be Me" was recorded in 1971 during the GOT TO BE THERE sessions. It's not a 1969 outtake. I agree with you regarding the fact that there were definitely more unreleased J5 tracks from 1969. Bobby Taylor has said that they recorded almost 40 tracks before the first album was out. A lot of those have come out over the years on various sets and compilations but not all of them. We know "TO SIR WITH LOVE" was recorded during those first sessions but that hasn't been released yet so I'm hoping a full set will be appearing by years end.

  37. #37
    Just checked it out iTunes, great stuff!
    Few randomers as per usual, anyone know who Michael Denton is?

  38. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    Just checked it out iTunes, great stuff!
    Few randomers as per usual, anyone know who Michael Denton is?
    \

    https://www.last.fm/music/Mickey+Denton/+wiki

    https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/mickey_denton

  39. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by jaorecords View Post
    That version of "I've Gotta Be Me" was recorded in 1971 during the GOT TO BE THERE sessions. It's not a 1969 outtake. I agree with you regarding the fact that there were definitely more unreleased J5 tracks from 1969. Bobby Taylor has said that they recorded almost 40 tracks before the first album was out. A lot of those have come out over the years on various sets and compilations but not all of them. We know "TO SIR WITH LOVE" was recorded during those first sessions but that hasn't been released yet so I'm hoping a full set will be appearing by years end.
    Thanks for the info re "I've gotta be me" the file I had said 1969 in brackets so I just assumed so

  40. #40
    I've got the Soulsation and Rare Pearl's box sets.. but I'm certain there must be loads more tracks out there.

  41. #41
    Isn't the Jr walker "Baby I need you" really a revised "Ame Cherie (Soul darling") and is it Stevie Wonder on Harmonica??

  42. #42
    Interesting that GK&TP's I Had A Dream was reassigned to the Sups. wonder when this track was done. Says by A&S. Joe Hinton produced the Sup/Top duet version. wonder if this was anticipated as a New Supremes song with Jean

  43. #43
    On this post it's saying that Nick & Val wrote I Had A Dream (Opus 1) - but on YouTube, it's saying Shorty Long & Sylvia Moy wrote it, Nick & Val produced:

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

  44. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by motown01 View Post
    On this post it's saying that Nick & Val wrote I Had A Dream (Opus 1) - but on YouTube, it's saying Shorty Long & Sylvia Moy wrote it, Nick & Val produced:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeZRzjGADZE
    The Shorty Long "I Had A Dream" is an entirely different song produced by Frank Wilson


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  46. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    Just checked it out iTunes, great stuff!
    Few randomers as per usual, anyone know who Michael Denton is?
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    He is Mickey Denton (as stated by "Lucky, Lucky, Me". Mickey came to Motown with Harry Balk, Duke Browner, The Volumes, and The Lollipops, when Balk came to Motown to run Motown's Rare Earth label. They were artists and producer (Browner) for Balk's Impact and Inferno Records, and were still affiliated with Motown subsidiary Inferno Records, which was half-owned by Balk.

    Mickey was a long-Time Detroit singer, who also recorded for Amy, and Palmer Records, and with Balk's group at Big Top, and Balk's own Twirl, and American Arts(part of World Artists (where Denton was assigned) labels, as well as one or two other Detroit labels, earlier. You should listen to his "The Other Side of Betty" on Big Top Records, it was a Balk/Duke Browner production recorded in Detroit. It sounds like it could be a Smokey Robinson 1961 production. His version of "Nature Boy" isn't bad. Balk's Soul writers, Barbey "Duke" Browner, and Maron McKenzie wrote several songs for Mickey. So he was more of a Pop/Soul hybrid than Del Shannon was for Balk. They tried to market Shannon as pure Pop.

    Listen to "Didn't We", and "Someone For My Own". He really could sing. He reminded me of Tommy Good. Listen to "The Other Side Of Betty", too. Too bad Balk didn't give him better material all those years, to have a national hit. He did do well in the local clubs in The Detroit Metro Area. Not having to take a "day job" during the '60s, with all that great Soul music, and then The British Invasion, was a quite a respectable feat. I envy him that, as I chose the "safer conservative road" getting a "day job" for my first 18 years after graduation from university, instead of trying to make it as a full-time cartoonist. I made it later, but it's always been a struggle, and I often wonder what would have happened if I had had the guts to try.
    Last edited by robb_k; 10-08-2019 at 09:42 PM.

  47. #47
    I think that the reason why we like this selection so much is because Quality Control wanted the "New" sound and not the old Motown sound.

  48. #48
    So what's everyone's favorite tracks? And is it just me or does Chris Clark and Kiki Dee sound a little alike?

  49. #49
    Yes I agree somewhat..they do.
    A lot of good stuff on 69.
    Stevie's.
    Originals
    The GK&TPs.
    .don't care for the J5 stuff

  50. #50
    Fantastic hearing Ivy doing a vocal of YESTERDAY'S DREAMS, and Frank Wilson doing a demo of the four tops LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOW. Wonder if there aren't many Four Tops songs in the vaults from this point on

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