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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by lockhartgary View Post
    love the cover and the album!

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    hey you just put it up for me[thanks,hehe]my alltime fav.

  2. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by woodward View Post
    In conjunction with posting #44 and the fact that many artists pictures were not shown on their album covers in the early days.

    I am a personal friend of Lois Powell of the Chantels. We discussed not too long ago about their End LP The Chantels. She told me that INITIALLY the album was released with the five members on the cover and they all had white gloves on. But End executives feared that the album would not sell with their pictures on the cover. As a result the album was quickly reissued with a full size jukebox on the cover and a white guy and white girl looking at the selections on the jukebox. Now today the initial album release carries a price tag of $500 or more if you can find one in decent condition.
    Thanks for the information Woodward. I've seen both versions of The Chantels album and it's wonderful to know that the original version [[with the group on the cover) is the more collectable edition of the LP.

  3. #53
    Well, Kenny, just off the top of my head, some of my favorite Motown album covers are:

    THE SUPREMES - "More Hits By..."
    SUPREMES & TEMPTS - "TCB"
    MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS - "Watch-Out"
    MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS - "Sugar 'N' Spice"
    THE MARVELETTES - Pink Cover [[Self-Titled)
    THE MARVELETTES - "Sophisticated Soul"
    THE MARVELETTES - "In Full Bloom"
    FOUR TOPS - "Four Tops"
    THE TEMPTATIONS - "Sing Smokey"
    THE MIRACLES - "Going To A Go-Go"
    MARVIN GAYE - "Moods Of Marvin Gaye"
    MARVIN GAYE & KIM WESTON - "Take Two"
    MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL "You're All I Need To Get By"
    STEVIE WONDER - "I Was Made To Love Her"
    EARL VAN DYKE & THE SOUL BROTHERS - "That Motown Sound"
    MARY WELLS - "Vintage Stock"
    THE NEW SUPREMES - "Right On"
    THE NEW SUPREMES - "Touch"
    DIANA ROSS - "The Boss"

  4. #54
    @Philles_Motown Gary,

    My buddy Gar and I always have to disagree on most things Motown related.


    In this list I can understand nearly all of them. You like the Hollywood golden age style glamour portraits of the stars! But the one I can’t understand is…Vintage Stock? A most generic rush cover design to cash in on the interest that Mary Wells may have generated and to eat into her album sales on another label at the time, using a, well, “stock“ photo!

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  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    @Philles_Motown Gary,

    My buddy Gar and I always have to disagree on most things Motown related.


    In this list I can understand nearly all of them. You like the Hollywood golden age style glamour portraits of the stars! But the one I can’t understand is…Vintage Stock? A most generic rush cover design to cash in on the interest that Mary Wells may have generated and to eat into her album sales on another label at the time, using a, well, “stock“ photo!

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    Yeah, Kenny, I know the LP cover on "Vintage Stock" is plain without Mary Wells' photo. But it had some previously-unreleased tracks [["When I'm Gone", "One Block From Heaven", "Goodbye And Good Luck", etc.) and I remember how thrilled I was to get the LP for Christmas. Because of that, I've always loved the LP's cover photo. Ditto for Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston's "Take Two" album. Despite there being no artist photos, the music contained within combined with the cool director's chairs and double meaning of the words "take two" and "second take" made me love the album's cover. Probably weird, I know, but that's just me.

  6. #56
    We in the UK got lucky with the "Take Two" album, but the release of "Vintage Stock" got cancelled. I suspect they'd have given it a different cover had it been released here.

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  7. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    We in the UK got lucky with the "Take Two" album, but the release of "Vintage Stock" got cancelled. I suspect they'd have given it a different cover had it been released here.

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    Yeah, mysterysinger, you guys on the other side of the pond got lucky with the Marvin & Kim LP and also the Martha & The Vandellas "Dance Party" LP cover. Yours shows an exciting scene of Martha, Betty and Rosalind performing on stage, while we in the U.S. got stuck with a bunch of cartoon characters supposedly dancing up a storm for our front cover. Gotta wonder what photo of Mary Wells Motown would have used had "Vintage Stock" been released in the U.K.

  8. #58
    Well we also got these among many others ....
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  9. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    Well we also got these among many others ....
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    Interesting... I've never seen that photo of The Miracles. It's totally new to me. I'm familiar with both of the Mary Wells' photos, however. And the photo of The Marvelettes was used as the 45 picture sleeve for "You're My Remedy" [[Tamla 54097).

  10. #60
    "I Like It Like That" was the third UK Tamla Motown album issued [[1964) Mary Wells "My Baby Just Cares For Me" was a re-issued "My Guy" album. "The Marvellous Marvelettes" was a UK compilation.

    TML11003
    I Like It Like That
    The Miracles
    UK Tamla Motown Album


    From album [[to re-create the tracklist)
    MM = Mickey's Monkey
    FM = The Fabulous Miracles
    FB = Greatest Hits From The Beginning
    TC = Complete Motown Singles Vol 4

    Side One
    1 "I Like It Like That" [[FB)
    2 "Dance What You Wanna [[MM)
    3 "The Wah-Watusi" [[featuring Claudette Robinson) [[MM)
    4 "Such Is Love,Such Is Life" [[FM)
    5 "The Groovy Thing" [[MM)
    6 "I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying" [[MM)

    Side Two
    7 "That's What Love Is Made Of" [[FB)
    8 "The Monkey Time" [[MM)
    9 "You're So Fine and Sweet" [[featuring Bobby Rogers) [[TC)
    10 "Would I Love You" [[FB)
    11 "Dancin' Holiday" [[MM)
    12 "Twist And Shout" [[MM)



    TML11008 The Marvellous Marvelettes.

    This is a UK mono only compilation album made up from various US album and other tracks - including many from the US album similarly titled The Marvelous Marvelettes. Consequently it is not available on CD in this form. However all the songs are now available on The Marvelettes Forever CD.

    Track list including the US album from which each originates, or CD availability if not an album track.

    side 1
    01 As Long As I Know He's Mine [[Greatest Hits)
    02 Strange I Know [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    03 Love Letters [[The Marvelettes Sing)
    04 I Forgot About You [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    05 Which Way Did He Go [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    06 Silly Boy [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)

    side 2
    01 It's Gonna Take A Lot Of Doing [[to undo all the damage that you've done) [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    02 My Daddy Knows Best [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    03 Good Luck Charm [[The Marvelettes Sing)
    04 A Little Bit Of Sympathy, A Little Bit Of Love [[The Marvelettes Forever)
    05 A Need For Love [[The Marvelettes Forever)
    06 Why Must You Go [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)

  11. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    "I Like It Like That" was the third UK Tamla Motown album issued [[1964) Mary Wells "My Baby Just Cares For Me" was a re-issued "My Guy" album. "The Marvellous Marvelettes" was a UK compilation.

    TML11003
    I Like It Like That
    The Miracles
    UK Tamla Motown Album


    From album [[to re-create the tracklist)
    MM = Mickey's Monkey
    FM = The Fabulous Miracles
    FB = Greatest Hits From The Beginning
    TC = Complete Motown Singles Vol 4

    Side One
    1 "I Like It Like That" [[FB)
    2 "Dance What You Wanna [[MM)
    3 "The Wah-Watusi" [[featuring Claudette Robinson) [[MM)
    4 "Such Is Love,Such Is Life" [[FM)
    5 "The Groovy Thing" [[MM)
    6 "I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying" [[MM)

    Side Two
    7 "That's What Love Is Made Of" [[FB)
    8 "The Monkey Time" [[MM)
    9 "You're So Fine and Sweet" [[featuring Bobby Rogers) [[TC)
    10 "Would I Love You" [[FB)
    11 "Dancin' Holiday" [[MM)
    12 "Twist And Shout" [[MM)



    TML11008 The Marvellous Marvelettes.

    This is a UK mono only compilation album made up from various US album and other tracks - including many from the US album similarly titled The Marvelous Marvelettes. Consequently it is not available on CD in this form. However all the songs are now available on The Marvelettes Forever CD.

    Track list including the US album from which each originates, or CD availability if not an album track.

    side 1
    01 As Long As I Know He's Mine [[Greatest Hits)
    02 Strange I Know [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    03 Love Letters [[The Marvelettes Sing)
    04 I Forgot About You [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    05 Which Way Did He Go [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    06 Silly Boy [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)

    side 2
    01 It's Gonna Take A Lot Of Doing [[to undo all the damage that you've done) [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    02 My Daddy Knows Best [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    03 Good Luck Charm [[The Marvelettes Sing)
    04 A Little Bit Of Sympathy, A Little Bit Of Love [[The Marvelettes Forever)
    05 A Need For Love [[The Marvelettes Forever)
    06 Why Must You Go [[The Marvelous Marvelettes)
    Boy, mysterysinger, you sure went to a lot of work here! As Motown fans, we from the U.S. and you folks from the U.K. all love pretty much the same songs. It makes you wonder why Motown didn't just release the same tracklist to the U.K. as were released here in the U.S. Over the years, it would have spared the nerves of countless Motown fans and collectors who were trying to sort it all out!

  12. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Boy, mysterysinger, you sure went to a lot of work here! As Motown fans, we from the U.S. and you folks from the U.K. all love pretty much the same songs. It makes you wonder why Motown didn't just release the same tracklist to the U.K. as were released here in the U.S. Over the years, it would have spared the nerves of countless Motown fans and collectors who were trying to sort it all out!
    I remember when I first learned that there was a Martha Reeves and the Vandellas greatest hits volume two album released in the UK only. I never was able to find a copy, which I would still buy today just for collecting purposes. I also never knew that Marv Johnson had a Motown album released in the UK. In fact I didn’t know that until the CD on him came out from the Ace/Kent label.

    Of course it makes collecting all the more fun, but those UK releases are always hard to find. I wonder if the US releases are as difficult to find in the UK.

  13. #63
    Yeah track lists are something else as in the early days and on Greatest Hits releases much tweeking took place on the UK releases. There were some very tasty UK compilations as well.

  14. #64
    Yeah, mysterysinger, you guys were getting previously-unreleased Motown tracks long before we ever did here in the U.S. I still find myself wondering if we ever caught up to the stuff that you had gotten.

    And, Mystery & Kenny, I never knew that the U.K. got a Martha/Vandellas Greatest Hits Vol. 2 collection. Did it pick up with subsequent singles where our Greatest Hits left off? [[Singles from "Ridin' High", "Sugar 'N' Spice", "Natural Resources", "Black Magic", and non-LP singles like "I Gotta Let You Go, "I Can't Dance To That Music...", and "Sweet Darlin'"?)

  15. #65
    When "Dancing In The Street" was a hit again on re-releasem they released a compilation album to try and cash in.... Name:  TML11099 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street [[c1) composite 600.jpg
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  16. #66
    STML11223
    Greatest Hits Volume 2
    Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    Tamla Motown UK LP

    SIDE 1
    A1 Jimmy Mack
    A2 Honey Chile
    A3 I Gotta Let You Go
    A4 Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone
    A5 Third Finger, Left Hand
    A6 I Should Be Proud
    A7 Your Love Makes It All Worthwhile
    A8 I Promise To Wait My Love

    SIDE 2
    B1 I Cant Dance To That Music You're Playin'
    B2 Sweet Darlin'
    B3 [[We've Got) Honey Love
    B4 Bless You
    B5 I Tried
    B6 In And Out Of My Life
    B7 Forget Me Not
    B8 What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love

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  17. #67
    Marvin and Tammi - You'll All I Need - for me is classic 60's Motown.

    Latterly, I love the Marvin Gaye covers for I Want You, Here My Dear and In Our Lifetime.

    [[I recall years ago the original sketch for In Our Lifetime being auctioned)...

  18. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    STML11223
    Greatest Hits Volume 2
    Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    Tamla Motown UK LP

    SIDE 1
    A1 Jimmy Mack
    A2 Honey Chile
    A3 I Gotta Let You Go
    A4 Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone
    A5 Third Finger, Left Hand
    A6 I Should Be Proud
    A7 Your Love Makes It All Worthwhile
    A8 I Promise To Wait My Love

    SIDE 2
    B1 I Cant Dance To That Music You're Playin'
    B2 Sweet Darlin'
    B3 [[We've Got) Honey Love
    B4 Bless You
    B5 I Tried
    B6 In And Out Of My Life
    B7 Forget Me Not
    B8 What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love

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    Great track selection and love the cover photo! Thanks for posting!

  19. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Boy, mysterysinger, you sure went to a lot of work here! As Motown fans, we from the U.S. and you folks from the U.K. all love pretty much the same songs. It makes you wonder why Motown didn't just release the same tracklist to the U.K. as were released here in the U.S. Over the years, it would have spared the nerves of countless Motown fans and collectors who were trying to sort it all out!
    When EMI gave Tamla Motown its own label, although the old albums had never been released before, it didn't make marketing sense to issue them all at once separately. It was thought to be more commerciallly viable to focus on one album per artist, hence the compilations.
    I don't know whether this decision was taken in the US or the UK, nor who was responsible for the choice of which tracks to use.

  20. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    When "Dancing In The Street" was a hit again on re-releasem they released a compilation album to try and cash in.... Name:  TML11099 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street [[c1) composite 600.jpg
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    Oh, mystery, I LOVE that photo of Martha & The Vandellas! It's an even-better outtake of the photo from their "Watchout" album. You guys were so lucky to get this!

  21. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    STML11223
    Greatest Hits Volume 2
    Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    Tamla Motown UK LP

    SIDE 1
    A1 Jimmy Mack
    A2 Honey Chile
    A3 I Gotta Let You Go
    A4 Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone
    A5 Third Finger, Left Hand
    A6 I Should Be Proud
    A7 Your Love Makes It All Worthwhile
    A8 I Promise To Wait My Love

    SIDE 2
    B1 I Cant Dance To That Music You're Playin'
    B2 Sweet Darlin'
    B3 [[We've Got) Honey Love
    B4 Bless You
    B5 I Tried
    B6 In And Out Of My Life
    B7 Forget Me Not
    B8 What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love

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    That's it, Mystery! I've died and gone to Heaven! I would have given my right arm for this "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" back in the day! 16 glorious tracks of which 5 were non-LP, 45-only tracks! And that gorgeous cover featuring Martha, Lois, and Sandi. The U.S. got seriously screwed on this one.

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