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    The Best of Motorcity [[Vols. 1-20)

    When it was suggested that I start a MOTORCITY RECORDS thread, I jumped at the chance! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I'm enjoying compiling it!

    I'm starting with the Various Artists "Best Of Motorcity" [[Vols. 1-20) series which were released as compilations between 1994 and 1997.

    II need to expres a HUGE thanks to Kenny [[Kenneth) for uploading this project for me.
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    PHILLES/MOTOWN GARY


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    A HISTORY OF IAN LEVINE'S MOTORCITY RECORDS PROJECT [[courtesy of WIKI). [[Open the link and select History.)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcity_Records



    MOTORCITY RECORDS ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY [[courtesy of WIKI)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moto...ms_discography



    MOTORCITY RECORDS 12" SINGLE DISCOGRAPHY [[courtesy of WIKI).

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moto...es_discography
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7701
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 1)"[[Compilation 1994)


    FRANCES NERO
    1) "Footsteps Following Me"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner - I.J. Hunter)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/yygZTksT2CE

    THE CONTOURS
    2) "Head Over Heels"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/j_Zn6O_1Z6Y

    MARY WELLS
    3) "Walk The City Streets"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos)
    https://youtu.be/fCy0Yy9f7pM

    PAT LEWIS
    4) "In The Name Of Love"
    [[S. Redd - R. Williams)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/APILJP45T_I

    KAREN PREE
    5) "Girl With A Broken Heart"
    [[I. Levine - K. Pree - C. McMurray)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Karen Pree
    https://youtu.be/P8118Z9stfA

    MARV JOHNSON
    6) "Better Love Next Time"
    [[I. Levine - M. Johnson)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/t3Jb8jwLJGc

    THE MIRACLES
    7) "Fun Time"
    [[A. Cleveland - D. Cleveland - C. Cotton - D. Finley)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/TjTeyUIVmDg

    EDWIN STARR
    8) "In The Nick Of Time"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/iVsFThIToPM

    VERMETTYA ROYSTER
    9) "Back Where I Belong"
    [[I. Levine - L. John)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/YvwjYdJhvjU

    BILLY PRESTON
    10) "You Are The Rhythm In My Life"
    [[I. Levine - M. McLeod[[
    Producer: Ian Levine & Marilyn McLeod
    https://youtu.be/nCVthzjab0o

    THREE OUNCES OF LOVE
    11) "Electricity"
    [[I. Levine - M. McLeod - J. Bradford - S. Warner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/1crKxUkOrQ0

    BILLY GRIFFIN
    12) "Technicolour"
    [[I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine & B. Griffin
    https://youtu.be/0aaOrN34eGY

    JEAN, SCHERRIE & LYNDA [[FLOS) WITH THE ORIGINALS
    13) "Back By Popular Demand"
    [[F. Gorman & J. Bradford)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/Py_95g0B7Bw

    RONNIE McNEIR
    14) "Ten Times A Day"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - R. Benson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Ronnie McNeir
    https://youtu.be/yk2qCSf15Jw

    P.J. [[Patti Jerome)
    15) "Down For The Third Time"
    [[I. Levine - P. Jerome - P. Frank - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/E-S6TRvBilE

    LINDA GRINER
    16) "Bitter End"
    [[I. Levine - L. Roman)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/2JpQIiJZ-rE
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7702
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 2)"[[Compilation 1994)


    CHUCK JACKSON
    1) "All Over The World"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/V6cLOzG0IEI

    KIM WESTON
    2) "A Case Of Too Much Lovemaking"
    [[T. Brock)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/VviCJCzjhVU

    FANTASTIC FOUR
    3) "Back In Circulation"
    [[I. Levine- J. Epps)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/_ipMf9ue7l8

    SISTERS LOVE
    4) "Courage"
    [[I. Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine)
    https://youtu.be/aTK8n-Jhq5o

    IVY JO HUNTER
    5) "Running Through My Fingers"
    [[I. Levine - Ivy Jo Hunter)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/toV8fiYASi0

    JAKE JACAS
    6) "Forever In The Groove"
    [[I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/vKaHSRAb_MM

    THE VELVELETTES
    7) "It Keeps Reminding Me [[Of Happy Memories)"
    [[!. Levine - I.J. Hunter - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/WHK8frygQfg

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    8) "Tow-Away Zone"
    [[I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/lZHZCtf4ev0

    JEAN, SCHERRIE & LYNDA [[FLOS)
    9) "Hit And Miss"
    [[I. Levine - S. Payne)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/p8rsvGgWEWM

    BARBARA RANDOLPH
    10) "Chasing The Hurt Away"
    [[I. Levine - J. Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/VHvQqbKMNbo

    BILLY PRESTON & SYREETA
    11) "Watching The Hands Of Time"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wright - T. Mathis - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Syreeta Wright
    https://youtu.be/QlGrxy9O-Us

    FRANKIE GAYE
    12) "My Brother"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - R. Benson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & R. McNeir)
    https://youtu.be/Dbt-Yhk6BwA

    JOHNNY BRISTOL
    13) "Man Up In The Sky"
    [[Strong - Always)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos)
    https://youtu.be/45aAfy_ag-4

    BARBARA McNAIR
    14) "Talking In My Sleep"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wright - T. Mathis - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/wyKGt83Nyx0

    THE ELGINS
    15) "Look Up To The Sky"
    [[I. Levine & B. Glanton)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Buford Glanton
    https://youtu.be/DyfZNU7X78M

    THE MONITORS
    16) "Standing Still"
    [[I. Levine - S. Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/OLbkNaDCbY0
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7703
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 3)"[[Compilation 1994)


    DAVID RUFFIN
    1) "Hurt The One You Love"
    [[R. McNeir - R. Benson - M. Crump)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Ronnie McNeir
    https://youtu.be/UDhXGEqpFJU

    FREDA PAYNE
    2) "Only Minutes Away"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/xeeKnsZUbMc

    THE ANDANTES
    3) "All Around The Motor City"
    [[I. Levine - H. Dean)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/HSl4diJP1wA

    BILLY ECKSTINE
    4) "Got The Big City Blues"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - R. Benson)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/gcRyyH2tNbw

    LYNDA LAURENCE
    5) "The Man In My Life"
    [[I. Levine - P. Shayne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/yTalD_iu6b4

    THE MARVELETTES
    6) "Getting Into Motion"
    [[I. Levine - J. Giscombe)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/u0z6l0Lvzv8

    CHRIS CLARK
    7) "From Head To Toe"
    [[W. Robinson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Gianatos
    [Video Unavailable]

    J.J. BARNES
    8) "On Top Of The World"
    [[I. Levine - J. Giscombe)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/dpSFIgvbqjI

    CAROLYN CRAWFORD
    9) "Which Way Do I Turn"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/8ic2kcZIyFc

    FIFTH DIMENSION
    10) "More Love"
    [[W. Robinson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/8ic2kcZIyFc

    MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS
    11) "Step Into My Shoes"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos)
    https://youtu.be/ZlKpp-9uQZQ

    HATTIE LITTLES
    12) "I've Never Found A Man [[To Love Me Like You Do)"
    [[Jones - Floyd - Isbel)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/gi5Ise3XzIA

    G.C. CAMERON
    13) "No Need To Explain"
    [[I. Levine - G.C. Cameron)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/68tga0IJu4Q

    BETTYE LAVETTE
    14) "Love Caught Me Out"
    [[I. Levine - S. Greene)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/01QErWpDNhk

    SYREETA WRIGHT
    15) "Love Fire"
    [[M. Aler - B. Esty)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/L6vI_1yHTgU

    EARL VAN DYKE
    16) "'Detroit City"
    [[Ian Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/i0VKcKIQSSo
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7704-2
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 4)"[[Compilation 1995)


    JIMMY RUFFIN
    1) "Wake Me Up When It's Over"
    [[Ian Levine - Fiachra Trench)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/RBYg_4oEtdA

    FRANCES NERO
    2) "You're The Push Behind Me"
    [[Ian Levine - Frances Nero)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/-tKs_fJAwC4

    JAKE JACAS
    3) "Two-Way Street"
    [[Ian Levine - Jake Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/OAxMBlISoUY

    THE MIRACLES
    4) "Heaven Knows"
    [[A. Cleveland - Darryl Cleveland - Carl Cotton - Dave Finley)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Bobby Rodgers
    https://youtu.be/xj8iv734Tvo

    SISTERS LOVE
    5) "Sympathy"
    [[Ian Levine - Jake Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/hGO6ByZI_4U

    MABLE JOHN
    6) "Time Stops"
    [[Ian Levine - Joe Webster - Kevin John - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/6CdTs7G_4E0

    SHERRI TAYLOR
    7) "Weak Hearted"
    [[Ian Levine - Sylvia Moy - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Sylvia Moy
    https://youtu.be/wchI-XiQXtQ

    LOIS REEVES
    8) "Patience Is A Virtue"
    [[Ian Levine - Sylvia Moy - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Sylvia Moy
    https://youtu.be/PD1rhEKwvqI

    BILLY GORDON & C-BRAND
    9) "Half Hearted"
    [[Ian Levine - Bobby Taylor)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Bobby Taylor
    https://youtu.be/RxuDTuYsqIA

    MARILYN McLEOD
    10) "Wish You Were Here"
    [[Ian Levine - Bobby Taylor)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Marilyn McLeod & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/Oagdj4OML6A

    BLINKY [[Williams)
    11) "Good For Nothing"
    [[Ian Levine - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Gg6I424dc9g

    THE SATINTONES
    12) "It's A Rough World"
    [[Ian Levine - Vernon Williams - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/11b5JsmVO4g

    LOUVAIN DEMPS
    13) "On The Front Page"
    [[Ian Levine - Jonathan Douglas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    [No video available]

    SCHERRIE PAYNE
    14) "Who's Wrong, Who's Right"
    [[Ian Levine - Scherrie Payne)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/bChDxm_NQZo

    FRANKIE GAYE
    15) "I Wish That I Could Be"
    [[Frankie Gaye)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/biNUYeAAXgM

    CAROLYN CRAWFORD
    16) "Timeless"
    [[Ian Levine - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/Ks-rpZXJens
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7705-2
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 5)"[[Compilation 1995)


    EDWIN STARR
    1) "Girl You're My Everything"
    [[Ian Levine - Edwin Levine)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/X_vE9LziV2A

    BRENDA HOLLOWAY
    2) "Fighting For What's Right"
    [[Ian Levine - Fiachra Trench)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/bg2rJOpj2l4

    BILLY GRIFFIN
    3) "Changing It Up"
    [[Ian Levine - Billy Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/Cz0k0UI4SEA

    THE CONTOURS
    4) "Under Love's Control"
    [[Ian Levine - Lee John)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/D-HQRDuutXY

    BARBARA RANDOLPH
    5) "From The Start"
    [[Ian Levine - Jake Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Jake Jacas
    https://youtu.be/aV7xYlEA6uA

    THE LOVETONES
    6) "Fire Alarm"
    [[Ian Levine - Sylvia Moy - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/X4xC3ugQ5X8

    LINDA GRINER
    7) "Somebody's Gotta Go"
    [[Ian Levine - Edwin Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/ID1fZEXf5-w

    BILLY ECKSTINE & SUSAYE GREEN
    8) "It's Impossible"
    [[Canche Manzanero - Sid Wayne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/8qjEOZMKubY

    BARBARA McNAIR
    9) "Face To Face With Love"
    [[Ian Lavine - Sylvia Moy - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/z6w3zMFoOH8

    HATTIE LITTLES
    10) "So Far Away"
    [[Carole King)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/7CKxcalBF6U

    THE ELGINS
    11) "Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right"
    [[Ian Levine - Buford Glanton)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/WcGivDsWL_Q

    JAMES ELLIS
    12) "If You Don't Want My Love"
    [[R. Pedrick - M. Gately - L. David)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/Ts6y63wSofs

    LIZ LANDS
    13) "Further Than Ever"
    [[Ian Levine - Vernon Williams - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/SJJ8cUofw2w

    JEAN TERRELL
    14) "Everything To Me"
    [[Ian Levine - Sylvia Moy - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/0rDp7AXXyKA

    CHUCK JACKSON
    15) "Relight My Fire"
    [[Dan Hartman)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/wCzEiOgiYRU

    THREE OUNCES IF LOVE
    16) "Evil One"
    [[Arthur Resnick - Kenny Young)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/6dKhxQS6dks
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7706-2
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 6)"[[Compilation 1995)


    JOHNNY BRISTOL
    1) "Look Into The Eyes Of A Fool"
    [[Ian Levine - Johnny Bristol - Timothy King)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Johnny Bristol
    https://youtu.be/qyfew0bASuI

    KIM WESTON
    2) "Somebody's Eyes"
    [[Viola Wills)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/zFcf1zPaDdE

    MARV JOHNSON
    3) "Paper Kisses"
    [[Ian Levine & Marv Johnson)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/V7f6VqKjaYg

    PAT LEWIS
    4) "Don't Memories Mean A Thing"
    [[Ian Levine - Lee John)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Lee John
    https://youtu.be/EO8yu_dGL4w

    C.P. SPENCER
    5) "This Man Needs You"
    [[Ian Levine - Sylvia Moy - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Sylvia Moy
    https://youtu.be/Azn2amey8-g

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    6) "Sunny Weather"
    [[Ian Levine - Pamela Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Lavine
    https://youtu.be/kla9ZCBcVsM

    THE MONITORS
    7) "You Are My Destiny"
    [[Ian Lavine - Sylvia Moy - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/twpDlA6iQVY

    LYNDA LAURENCE
    8) "I'm Not Taking A Chance"
    [[Ian Levine - Lynda Laurence)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/WiSDMiRYPuY

    MIKE & BRENDA SUTTON
    9) "No Other Love"
    [[Ian Levine - Mike Sutton - Brenda Sutton)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/qqASS2kBrrA

    VERMETTYA ROYSTER
    10) "Dreamer"
    [[Ian Levine - Lee John)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/br1ekAk9K1Y

    BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS
    11) "Find My Way Back"
    [[Ian Levine - Bobby Taylor - Haneefa Karim)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/UdbjS05OJSo

    THE MARVELETTES
    12) "Ride The Storm"
    [[Ian Lavine - Junior Giscambe)
    Producer: Ian Lavine
    https://youtu.be/VEgVJ3xkCT8

    G.C. CAMERON
    13) "Come Back To Me"
    [[Ian Levine - Susaye Greene)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/GNMxEFrEkf8

    ORTHEIA BARNES
    14) "Without Your Love"
    [[Jerry Steinberga)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/XYFKbqLeZRI

    MIKE & THE MODIFIERS
    15) "Waiting 'Round The Corner"
    [[Ian Levine - Mike Valvano)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/XPUlI6733Kk

    THE VELVELETTES
    16) "One Door Closes, Another One Opens"
    [[Ian Levine - Vernon Williams - Steve Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/K083JFAn9N8
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7707-2
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 7)"[[Compilation 1995)

    FREDA PAYNE
    1) "Memories & Souvenirs"
    [[Ian Levine - Edwin Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/gEKYKSTv1lQ

    J.J. BARNES

    2) "Whatever Happened To Our Melody"
    [[Ian Levine - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/egIXRA1wyxU

    MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS
    3) "Angel In Disguise"
    [[Ian Levine - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/8SNFJCqGG5Y

    THE ORIGINALS
    4) "Take The Only Way Out"
    [[Ian Levine - I.J. Hunter - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/myFNxXKsGpQ

    THE ANDANTES
    5) "The Boss"
    [[N. Ashford - Valerie Simpson)
    Producer: Ian Levine)
    https://youtu.be/SZxT2mhA9v4

    PETE HOORELBEKE
    6) "Standing In The Rain"
    [[Ian Levine - Bobby Taylor - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/0UHlOyamLzM

    RICHARD "POPCORN" WYLIE
    7) "See This Man In Love"
    [[Ian Levine - Richard Wylie)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Richard Wylie
    https://youtu.be/nANiVxhBo48

    P.J. [[Patti Jerome)
    8) "Tender Loving Care"
    [[Gloria Jones - Pam Sawyer - Patti Jerome)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/n4f2TTfQ5k4

    MARY WELLS
    9) "Hold On A Little Longer"
    [[Ian Levine - Bobby Taylor)
    Producer : Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/6JEDLs4tVMs

    FRANK WILSON
    10) "Promises To Keep"
    [[Frank Wilson)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/WfxzISl-5Ig

    JEAN, SCHERRIE & LYNDA [[FLOS)
    11) "I Want To Be Loved"
    [[Jeff Coz - Richard Ellison)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/0icqJdglQlk

    RONNIE McNEIR
    12) "Don't Know If This Is Goodbye"
    [[Ian Levine - Ronnie McNeir - Renaldo Benson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Ronnie McNeir
    https://youtu.be/W6_aPS89H4Q

    VEE
    13) "You're My Loveline"
    [[Ian Levine - Marilyn McLeod - Janie Bradford)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Marilyn McLeod
    https://youtu.be/qEHID_GTp9s

    MARY WILSON
    14) "Oooh Child"
    [[Stan Vincent)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/KHvEnZYLluw

    MICKEY DENTON
    15) "Fighting Back"
    [[Ian Levine - Johnny Bristol - Timothy King)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Timothy King
    https://youtu.be/0RjYi2qxYKg

    BETTYE LAVETTE
    16) "Too Great A Price To Pay"
    [[Ian Levine - Jake Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/di4QiG37ph0
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7716-2
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 8)"
    [[Compilation 1996)


    UNDISPUTED TRUTH
    1) "Law Of The Land"
    [[Norman Whitfeld)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Joe Harris
    https://youtu.be/OILF_NLjszk

    JOHNNY BRISTOL
    2) "Don't Keep Your Distance"
    [[Ian Levine - Johnny Bristol - Steven Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Johnny Bristol
    https://youtu.be/zuyEV5OPjuA

    FRANCES NERO
    3) "Making My Daydream Real"
    [[L. McNeil)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/qZ3OaXDT6lM

    FRANKIE GAYE
    4) "Extraordinary Girl"
    [[Ian Levine - Ronnie NcNeir - M. Crump - Steve Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/hJaz82xLW2k

    BILLY GRIFFIN
    5) "Walk Away From Love"
    [[C. Kipps)
    Producer: Ian Lavine
    https://youtu.be/tTYnpF4r39w

    BETTYE LAVETTE
    6) "Good Luck"
    [[Ian Levine - Sylvia Moy - Steve Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Sylvia Moy
    https://youtu.be/P21nxgdxBpo

    MARV JOHNSON
    7) "Can't Take Another Day"
    [[Ian Levine - Hazel Dean)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/bgupMuU5IJI

    VERMETTYA ROYSTER
    8) "The Comfort Of Your Arms"
    [[Ian Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    [Video Not Available]

    THE ANDANTES
    9) "Last Dance"
    [[P. Jabara)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    [Video Not Available]

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    10) "Out On The Street"
    [[Ian Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/-6XSDOwIIrI

    JOE STUBBS
    11) "Give Me Just A Little More Time"
    [[R. Dunbar - E. Wayne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/o7JJEHl8OB8

    BARBARA RANDOLPH
    12) "End Of The Line"
    [[Ian Levine - Jake Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    [Video Not Available]

    JAKE JACAS
    13) "Count To Ten"
    [[Ian Levine - Jake Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    [Video Not Available]

    THE VALADIERS
    14) "Love Don't Love Nobody"
    [[C. Simms - J. Jefferson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/IhMq6Ymkl4I

    BETTY KELLY
    15) "Giving Me The Runaround"
    [[Ian Levine - Sylvia Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/CKJkhcWVoIc

    SHERRI TAYLOR
    16) "What A Difference A Day Makes"
    [[M. Grover - S. Adams)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/-hegdUH49rA
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7717-2
    V.A. - "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 9)"
    [[Compilation 1996)


    MARTHA REEVES
    1) "Number One"
    [[Ian Levine - S. Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/5V3rLYtuRNk

    THE FIFTH DIMENSION
    2) "Love Hangover"
    [[Pam Sawyer - Marilyn McLeod)
    Producer: Ian Lavine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/99fxoIBSru0

    RARE EARTH
    3) "Playing To Win"
    [[Ian Levine - Sylvia Moy - Steve Wagner)
    https://youtu.be/xASPSxrq5Pk

    BRENDA HOLLOWAY
    4) "All It Takes"
    [[Ian Lavine - Sylvia Moy)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/QtS4QPwE5Kg

    THE ELGINS
    5) "You Got Emotion"
    [[Ian Levine - Susaye Greene)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/5g4GmP-S42I

    PAT LEWIS
    6) "The Rhythm Is Right"
    [[Ian Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/tyOyWvdylIo

    SISTERS LOVE
    7) "Somebody' Shake Me"
    [[Ian Levine - L. John)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/3gtc7UGSuWw

    RONNIE McNEIR
    8) "No More Confusion"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - M. Crump - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/MJ9zIHod14Q

    LYNDA LAURENCE
    9) "True Love Can't Be Replaced"
    [[I. Levine - L. Laurence)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/eXBl_aDT0h8

    LIZ LANDS
    10) "Like A Raging Fire"
    [[I. Levine - I.J. Hunter - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/yb82izkn_ZU

    LEEZA MILLER
    11) "Tomorrow Never Comes"
    [[I. Levine - L. Miller - T. Wood - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/LdC9PWxhdGE

    EARL VAN DYKE
    12) "No One Gets The Prize"
    [[N. Ashford - V. Simpson)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/afxS21IGAic

    BILLIE CALVIN
    13) "You Got The Love I Need"
    [[N. Whitfield - Barrett Strong)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/F7HMfjRnVfc

    C P. SPENCER
    14) "You're So Fantastic"
    [[I. Levine - I.J. Hunter - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/ZUedfeQS35I

    CLAUDETTE ROBINSON
    15) "Hurry Up"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & R. Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/3EfdyEaguvw

    BEANS BOWLES & THE SWINGING TYGERS
    16) "Michigan"
    [[I. Levine)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/K6GLynG9dB0
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7718-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 10)"
    [[Compilation 1996)


    MARY WELLS
    1) "You're The Answer To My Dreams"
    [[N/A)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/UWtaMxfrMVY

    SCHERRIE PAYNE
    2) "I'm Still Waiting"
    [[N/A)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/RH16eOwAtUs

    THE ORIGINALS
    3) "Please Mr. Postman"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/orHPijjQLPE

    BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS
    4) "Window To Your Heart"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/9tBlvWvder4

    G C. CAMERON
    5) "Right Of Way"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Tt6KJMu3w0I

    VERMETTYA ROYSTER
    6) "Where Did We Go Wrong"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/jysW7C9eaTw

    SYLVIA MOY
    7) "Major Investment"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/x75r6tnirIU

    THE LOVETONES
    8) "On The Other Side"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/tNMhz6XJCPo

    BARBARA McNAIR
    9) "You're Gonna Love My Baby"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/PUbBgaGEktU

    THE SATINTONES
    10) "Perfect Combination"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/0GN3RDyQ21Q

    PAT LEWIS
    11) "Baby I'm Cool"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/xP9Fn2-Is9I

    BLINKY [[Williams)
    12) "LifeSaver"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/UZE4ybVVEoI

    JAKE JACAS
    13) "As Serious As You Wanna Get"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/XMvZIizp9Nc

    JOE STUBBS
    14) "My Baby's Got E.S.P."
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/E0593SebGGk

    MIKE & THE MODIFIERS
    15) "Senseless"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/7eZBEkXJS10

    FRANCES NERO
    16) "Flight L-O-V-E"
    [[NA)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Ld_wztc0gXM
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7719-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 11)"
    [[Compilation 1996)


    THE MONITORS
    1) "Forever And Ever"
    [[I. Levine - J. Bristol - T. King - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/1QREZw9ERc0

    PETE HOORELBEKE
    2) "Talk To The World"
    [[I. Levine - B. Taylor - B. McGowan)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/xjtcZIVdr1s

    EDWIN STARR
    3) "Round And Round"
    [[I. Levine & E. Starr)
    https://youtu.be/r_nlJ_2jPIM

    BILLY GRIFFIN
    4) "Am I The One"
    [[ I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/QICxIXeWlPc

    JEAN TERRELL
    5) "Too Many Memories"
    [[I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/1J7NaZkDQ4k

    RONNIE McNEIR
    6) "Take The First Step"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - R. Benson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & R. McNeir
    https://youtu.be/pvBGRFiVqoA

    THE FANTASTIC FOUR
    7) "If You Need Me, Call Me"
    [[I. Levine - J. Epps)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    [No Video Available]

    SISTERS LOVE
    8) "A Little Bit Of Magic"
    [[I. Levine - L. John)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/js_GuF20qxA

    LYNDA LAURENCE
    9) "Outside Looking In"
    [[I. Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/cnTx7izTM6k

    SAMMY WARD
    10) "Part-Time Love"
    [[J. Bradford - R. Wylie)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/idLMNRjOF8U

    MABLE JOHN
    11) "From Bitter To Sweet"
    [[I. Levine - I.J. Hunter - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/scCpaVK2Y18

    BARBARA RANDOLPH
    12) "Don't Close The Door"
    [[I. Levine - E. Singleton)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/z4VW6lc7QZ8

    THE ANDANTES
    13) "Will You Always Be There"
    [[I. Levine - H. Dean)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/YDKi3OZcFwY

    HATTIE LITTLES
    14) "Dancing In The Key Of Life"
    [[S. Arrington - I. Arrington)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Mb0WlgxWbNQ

    THE LEWIS SISTERS
    15) "Dancing With Danger"
    [[I. Levine - H. Lewis - K. Lewis)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/v0GccPYTFWI

    HERMAN GRIFFIN
    16) "Not One Chance In A Million"
    [[I. Levine - I.J. Hunter - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/hY5FLEUklz8
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7720-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 12)"
    [[Compilation 1996)


    SYREETA
    1) "I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You"
    [[N. Ashford - V. Simpson - B. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Cs87h_CLxKU

    PAT LEWIS
    2) "I Don't Want Nobody Else"
    [[I. Levine - J. Reid - G. Wilson - H. Bronkin - R. Campbell)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/ANEm3mtMzTA

    THE CONTOURS
    3) "Revenge"
    [[I. Levine - J. Giscombe)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/MipjI3vuYuU

    THREE OUNCES OF LOVE
    4) "Newsy Neighbors"
    [[A. Felder - N. Harris)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/-XGx8j8hGlI

    THE LOVETONES
    5) "Key To My Happiness"
    [[R. Maxwell)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Z6D9mEGO4hE

    MOTORCITY ALL STARS
    6) "Can I Get A Witness"
    [[B. Holland - L. Dozier - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/rr1bolUkU4Y

    FREDDIE GORMAN
    7) "I Just Keep Falling In Love"
    [[I. Levine - F. Gorman - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/XE16sIvz3vs

    FRANCES NERO
    8) "Sacrifice"
    [[I. Levine)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/5KdiN0z2-o4

    JAKE JACAS
    9) "Save It Baby [[Save All Your Lovin')"
    [[I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/m-sGNGw2Gd8

    HANK DIXON
    10) "It's So Hard Being A Loser"
    [[J. Dean - W. Weatherspoon - G. McMullen)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/fVhULFsKqJM

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    11) "Just In Time For Love"
    [[I. Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/qBtiPpYET7k

    BLINKY [[Williams)
    12) "I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is"
    [[N. Ashford - V. Simpson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/wXzWNtU3gc8

    LINDA GRINER
    13) "Prime-Time Lover"
    [[I. Levine - L. Griner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/7N9WY6PCUOU

    IVY JO HUNTER
    14) "Eyewitness News"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Rk5_6hYdrM0

    CHOKER CAMPBELL
    15) "Walk In The Night"
    [[J. Bristol - M. McLeod)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Sylvia Moy
    https://youtu.be/9-GsCO-rxlo

    LOUVAIN DEMPS
    16) "Better Times"
    [[I. Levine - I. Douglas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/oCrRonop5Fw
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7746-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 13)"
    [[Compilation 1997)


    BRENDA HOLLOWAY
    1) "You've Made Me So Very Happy"
    [[B. Holloway - P. Holloway)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/IkQSQvC6UhQ

    JOHNNY BRISTOL
    2) "No More Heartaches Today"
    [[I. Levine - J. Bristol - T. King)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Johnny Bristol
    https://youtu.be/SOusjHLwAR8

    RONNIE McNEIR
    3) "You're My Lucky Number"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Ronnie McNair
    https://youtu.be/oaB2NqzCP3I

    SISTERS LOVE
    4) "Melting Ice"
    [[I. Levine - Biddu)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/y5T1QnEC-us

    THE ORIGINALS
    5) "Baby I'm For Real"
    [[M. Gaye - F. Gaye)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/BYgVqfRYv_Q

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    6) "All Or Nothing"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/lcmK-XKA4MI

    BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS
    7) "Down To Love Town"
    [[P. Daniels - B. Sutton - C. Wakefield)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/DyyWVUWLRJE

    THE ANDANTES
    8) "Step Into My Shoes"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/1PhY_Qqxy5k

    J.J. & ORTHEIA BARNES
    9) "Send Some Love"
    [[I. Levine & S. Moy)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Sylvia Moy
    https://youtu.be/xO5160gYZAA

    JOE STUBBS
    10) "Smoke's In The Air"
    [[I. Levine - I.J. Hunter - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/C7OxcsMR3q8

    BETTYE LAVETTE
    11) "Right Out Of Time"
    [[I. Levine - J. Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/icJDnzJJII0

    JAKE JACAS
    12) "Magic's In The Air"
    [[V. Montana, Jr. - R. Walker)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/lu30ITNbsjQ

    CAROLYN CRAWFORD
    13) "Cry To Me"
    [[S. Dees - D. Camon)
    Producer: Ian Lavine
    https://youtu.be/5wKIJj1Qmak

    VERMETTYA ROYSTER
    14) "If I Were Your Woman"
    [[P. Sawyer - L. Ware - C. McMurray)
    Producer: Ian Lavine
    https://youtu.be/KqcRiNHI0x0

    SUSAYE GREENE
    15) "Free"
    [[D. Williams - H. Redd - N. Watts - S. Greene)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/O37C0szuDos

    LEEZA MILLEER
    16) "Sign Of A Heartache"
    [[I. Levine - L. Miller - T. Wood - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/CMfUod4RrDw
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7747-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 14)"
    [[Compilation 1997)


    JIMMY RUFFIN & BRENDA HOLLOWAY
    1) "On The Rebound"
    [[I. Levine - F. Trench)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/iNl_EJd-Ees

    CAROLYN CRAWFORD
    2) "My Smile Is Just A Frown Turned Upside-Down"
    [[Wm. Robinson)
    Producer: Ian Lavine
    https://youtu.be/IScdnZX8VFU

    THE MONITORS
    3) "Cold As Ice"
    [[I. Levine - D. Littlejohn)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/9kVVePajOq0

    BETTYE LAVETTE
    4) "Jimmy Mack"
    [[E. Holland - L. Dozier - B. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/km0HKFr4K3I

    PAT LEWIS
    5) "Separation"
    [[I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/5zaGavLO2x8

    BARBARA RANDOLOH
    6) "Soul Searching"
    [[I. Levine - Jake Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/y5tG51-E0RM

    J.J. BARNES
    7) "Build A Foundation"
    [[I. Levine - S. Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/RpM4lodMdAk

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    8) "Crush On You"
    [[Ian Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Fkx7DGJYubc

    SISTERS LOVE
    9) "Right Between The Eyes"
    [[I. Levine - Biddu)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/fBcDedpsyEo

    BARBARA McNAIR
    10) "For Once In My Life"
    [[R. Miller - O. Murden)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/bQp_4RmFGf0

    THE SATINTONES
    11) "Half A Man"
    [[I. Levine - V. Williams - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/on_6nJ57s3I

    FRANCES NERO
    12) "Come Back And Start Again"
    [[!. Levine - F. Nero)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/rw4U46ZPD5Q

    THE ELGINS
    13) "Don't Wait Around"
    [[I. Levine - C. McMurray - K. Pree - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/EDY7CNUIhy8

    BENNY REEVES & THE MONITORS
    14) "Function At The Junction"
    [[F. Long - B. Holland - L. Dozier - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/-LvllYpUIp4

    CHICO LEVERETTE
    15) "Look Into The Future"
    [[I. Levine - C. Leverette - V. Williams - S. Saunders)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/tOItGsdVzfw

    THE LEWIS SISTERS
    16) "Just Walk In My Shoes"
    [[H. Mastor- K. Miller)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Qkq7VVureT4
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7748-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 15)"
    [[Compilation 1997)


    EDWIN STARR
    1) "Just Another Fool In Love"
    [[E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/byokCVMyGE0

    JOHNNY BRISTOL
    2) "Keep This Thought In Mind"
    [[I. Levine - J. Bristol - T. King
    Producer: Ian Levine, Johnny Bristol & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/wocPcEaZhAQ

    MARVJOHNSON
    3) "Just A Little Misunderstanding"
    [[S. Wonder - S. Broadnax - C. Paul)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/3mUKGJgJeuE

    BILLY GRIFFIN
    4) "Losing You Tonight"
    [[I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/jh-BSo-u0PQ

    BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS
    5) "Talk To The World"
    [[I. Levine - B. Taylor - B. McGowan)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/VOQU7ZnDUOE

    BILLY ECKSTINE
    6) "Ask The Lonely"
    [[W. Stevenson - I.J. Hunter)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/gdoVgLytlJE

    ROSE BANKS
    7) "You Keep Me Hanging On"
    [[E. Holland - L. Dozier - B. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/ooV9_R8XyEs

    RONNIE McNEIR
    8) "Keep On Giving Me Love"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - R. Benson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Ronnie McNeir
    https://youtu.be/MFE660nN09U

    THE VELVELETTES
    9) "Running Out Of Luck"
    [[I. Levine - F. Trench)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Fiachra Trench
    https://youtu.be/hMQDWGb2zB0

    THE LOVETONES
    10) "Turn This Heart Around"
    [[I. Levine - B. Glanton)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/uyx0ULKz9OQ

    FRANKIE GAYE
    11) "Cross That Bridge"
    [[I. Levine - A. Cleveland - D. Cleveland - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/3YLJzfRhLNE

    THE VALADIERS
    12) "No Competition"
    [[I. Levine - V. Williams - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/r1Z5fpxF7E8

    HATTIE LITTLES
    13) "Running A Fever"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/zHwNxT8jOaY

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    14) "L.O.V.E. Lovestruck"
    [[I. Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/3OZl17EH0ls

    LINDA GRINER
    15) "Not This Time"
    [[I. Levine - L. Roman)
    Producer: I. Levine
    https://youtu.be/YUkxcs2YLvQ

    LOUVAIN DEMPS
    16) "My Heart Won't Say No"
    [[I. Levine - J. Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/6g9Bu19kuSY
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7749-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 16)"
    [[Compilation 1997)


    MARY WELLS
    1) "Keeping My Mind On Love"
    [[I. Levine - F. Gorman)
    Producer: Ian Levine, Freddie Gorman & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/3-FfN0ukVG4

    BILLY GRIFFIN
    2) "Angel"
    [[I. Levine - B. Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/T8VSpqAMU_c

    FRANKIE GAYE
    3) "What Goes Around"
    [[I. Levine - F. Gaye)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/8cq1Q8eUXTs

    THE CONTOURS
    4) "Heaven Sent"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - M. Crump - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/iD82J8qlUr0

    THE MONITORS
    5) "Grazing In The Grass"
    [[P. Hou - H. Elston)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/c-BaYzeTgj8

    EDWIN STARR
    6) "Memories & Souvenirs"
    [[E. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/mheowpEgDQI

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    7) "New Hope"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/q819rPGCNVc

    BILLY ECKSTINE
    8) "Gentle Lady"
    [[I. Levine - S. Moy)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/CLfcV3TF9i0

    J.J. BARNES
    9) "Talk Of The Grapevine"
    [[I. Levine - J. Barnes - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Xo-4gvZI8Qg

    THE SATINTONES
    10) "Shake Me, Wake Me"
    [[B. Holland - L. Dozier - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/_sTvQoY-yC4

    JOHNNY BRISTOL & LIZ LANDS
    11) "Someday We'll Be Together"
    [[J. Bristol - J. Beavers - H. Fuqua)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/0xwqOG3GsiI

    THE FANTASTIC FOUR
    12) "I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up"
    [[I. Levine - J. Epps)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/FWP-C79mo7Y

    HATTIE LITTLES
    13) "The Right Direction"
    [[A. Schroeck - J. Loring)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/V-S3bYIijVs

    LYNDA LAURENCE
    14) "Fresh Out Of Tears
    [[I. Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/SBpojLUDUV0

    LOUVAIN DEMPS
    15) "One Shot At Happiness"
    [[I. Levine - H. Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Jake Jacas
    https://youtu.be/ON-n9l1Hllo

    BENNY REEVES
    16) "Show Me The Way To Love"
    [[I. Levine - S. Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine, Sylvia Moy & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/bICvSo6LM4w
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7750-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 17)"
    [[Compilation 1997)


    FREDA PAYNE
    1) "Band Of Gold"
    [[R. Dunbar - E. Wayne)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/iXx9gqzsAyg

    KIM WESTON
    2) "Helpless"
    [[B. Holland - L. Dozier - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Fiachra Trench
    https://youtu.be/syjtNSyz_Xg

    EDWIN STARR & BLINKY
    3) "Fear"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/S16vTlLpv_0

    LYNDA LAURENCE
    4) "Crying Shame"
    [[P. Sheyne - A. Friedman)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/XX3v_ZWXbgo

    THE ORIGINALS
    5) "Love Still Lives In My Heart"
    [[I. Levine - F. Gorman- S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/BzMl2weUur8

    THE MARVELETTES
    6) "For The Rest Of My Life"
    [[I. Levine - I. Giscombe)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/lI7X_N0r5ac

    BARBARA RANDOLPH
    7) "Stop And Start"
    [[I. Lavine - J. Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/OkLuZbgNiRI

    THE ELGINS
    8) "Brand New Feeling"
    [[I. Levine - T. McNair - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/v-Dm_i2jFM4

    BEANS BOWLES & THE SWINGING TYGERS
    9) "Motorcity Magic"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/nSezQVHmkSA

    VERMETTYA ROYSTER
    10) "Two Timer"
    [[I. Levine - Biddu
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/qS6--VKeltM

    BETTYE LAVETTE
    11) "Time Won't Change This Love"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/koKG-SxmUyg

    G.C. CAMERON
    12) "You're What's Missing In My Life"
    [[H. Beatty - B. Holland - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/47gjTeT2mow

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    13) "Thin Line"
    [[I. Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/5WtCZ9en0u0

    HANK DIXON
    14) "Bring It Back"
    [[I. Levine - F. Gorman - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/kfLgSo854fc

    LIZ LANDS
    15) "How Sweet It Is [[To Be Loved By You)"
    [[B. Holland - L. Dozier - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/fSZk6wW8xbs

    SAMMY WARD
    16) "Sister Lee"
    [[R. Wylie - T. Hester)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/KVt5FlNss_8
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7751-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 18)"
    [[Compilation 1997)


    KIM WESTON
    1) "My Heart's Not Made Of Stone"
    [[I. Levine - S. Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/l2GOPIfyxTk

    LOUVAIN DEMPS
    2) "On The Beach"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/zIIZZQQ2JD0

    JEAN, SCHERRIE & LYNDA [[FLOS)
    3) "Crazy 'Bout The Guy"
    [[Ian Levine - S. Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/2DTVpcAnnzw

    BARBARA RANDOLPH
    4) "I Got A Feeling"
    [[B. Holland - L. Dozier - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/h9ywb_8HviY

    THE VALADIERS
    5) "What's Wrong With Me Baby"
    [[Linzer - Rondell)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos)
    https://youtu.be/lAx7LwCTmKk

    LYNDA LAURENCE
    6) "Right Around Midnight"
    [[I. Levine - P. Sheyne)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/0oxO_vO443I

    BILLY GRIFFIN
    7) "So Hung Up On You"
    [[I. Levine - Billy Griffin)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/czCZjdi6zoQ

    SISTERS LOVE
    8) "Tonight"
    [[I. Levine - L. John)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    [Video Not Available]

    THE ELGINS
    9) "Heading Away From Heartaches"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Rs3CHNfjUyo

    SAUNDRA EDWARDS
    10) "Sunshine Love"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/rEnh2i02kaw

    RARE EARTH
    11) "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone"
    [[B. Holland - L. Dozier - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/_lQoaSfFSwk

    SUSAYE GREENE
    12) "Stop, I Need You Now"
    [[I. Levine - S. Greene)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/i1yNYuQIQ7M

    BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS
    13) "Finders Keepers"
    [[I. Levine - B. Taylor - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/dDLgeZWalxI

    FREDDIE GORMAN
    14) "Don't Make The Same Mistake Twice"
    [[I. Levine - F. Gorman - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/d8hBwX6NUs0

    BETTY KELLY
    15) "I Need To Be Independent"
    [[I. Levine - B. Taylor - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/Sm8P3tCucoU

    CHOKER CAMPBELL
    16) "After Dark"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/O_LkP7q3ZCw
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7752-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 19)"
    [[Compilation 1997)


    THE MIRACLES
    1) "Love Machine"
    [[B. Griffin - P. Moore)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/WHcQ5wRZ9iUq

    MARY WILSON
    2) "Don't Get Mad, Get Even"
    [[I. Levine - F. Trench)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Fiachra Trench
    https://youtu.be/wHrBMYmIrXw
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    SYREETA
    3) "Moment Of Weakness"
    [[I. Levine - S. Wright - T. Mathis - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Syreeta Wright
    https://youtu.be/KzQs6pPJ2UA

    THE CONTOURS
    4) "Running In Circles"
    [[I. Levine - M. McLeod - J. Bradford - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/6BdyUTXuSLM

    THE VANDELLAS
    5) "Not Gonna Be Ready"
    [[I. Levine - I.J. Hunter)
    Producer: Ian Levine & I.J. Hunter
    https://youtu.be/TDuXMvQ3Zbg

    THE MOTORCITY ALL-STARS
    6) "Motown Revue"
    [[L. Barry - B. Ingram)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/PEYtmzA6rak

    THE LOVETONES
    7) "Sitting In The Park"
    [[B. Stewart)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/008mEjgPd28

    BARBARA RANDOLPH
    8) "Lost"
    [[I. Levine & S. Moy)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/SocDbYO5u88

    PAT LEWIS
    9) "Moving On"
    [[I. Levine - L. John)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/lxsDihkEXwc

    CAROLYN CRAWFORD
    10) "Since I Lost My Baby"
    [[W. Robinson - P. Moore)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/f80AgG5Rh-I

    SAUDRA EDWARDS
    11) "Three-Way Love Affair"
    [[I. Levine - E. Starr)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    [Video Not Available]

    VERMETTYA ROYSTER
    12) "Young Heart's Run Free"
    [[D. Crawford)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/yfe4J7JV5tQ

    SYLVIA MOY
    13) "My Cherie Amour"
    [[S. Moy - S. Wonder - H. Cosby)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/O799e2Q1tqs

    THE ANDANTES
    14) "Throw Love Away"
    [[I. Levine - J. Bristol - T. King - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/dNIFgzOJikI

    ORTHEIA BARNES
    15) "Love Changes"
    [[I. Levine - S. Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Sylvia Moy
    https://youtu.be/0ZQlBdYjJ0s

    THE RAYBER VOICES
    16) "Mister Magician"
    [[I. Levine -J. Bradford - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Ray Gordy Singleton
    https://youtu.be/uOqauDeXZro
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    MOTORCITY HTCD 7753-2
    V.A.- "The Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 20)"
    [[Compilation 1997)


    MARTHA REEVES & G.C. CAMERON
    1) "You're All I Need To Get By"
    [[N. Ashford - V. Simpson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/KeVziWWRemc

    RONNIE McNEIR
    2) "Wholeheartedly"
    [[I. Levine - R. McNeir - R. Benson)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Ronnie McNeir
    https://youtu.be/nbJXR3hy2R4

    THE MARVELETTES
    3) "Holding On With Both Hands"
    [[I. Lavine - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/GTgCLYgfcsg

    PAT LEWIS
    4) "See You When I Get There"
    [[I. Levine - L. John)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/8vpVK-5hQKY

    THE MONITORS
    5) "Through The Test Of Time"
    [[I. Levine - S. Moy - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Sylvia Moy
    https://youtu.be/of4SMzcXyRY

    THE VELVELETTES
    6) "That's When The Tears Start"
    [[V. McCoy)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/UZwhoLMeEec

    THE ELGINS
    7) "It' Sensational"
    [[I. Levine - S. Greene
    Producer - Ian Levine & Billy Griffin
    https://youtu.be/pvyEZAPqows

    VERMETTYA ROYSTER
    8) "Watch Out Boy"
    [[I. Levine - Biddu)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/vBYgo0wQYNU

    BARBARA RANDOLPH
    9) "Breaking Into My Heart"
    [[I. Levine - Jake Jacas)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/IJrUXxyrWCk

    MARV JOHNSON
    10) "Heart For Sale"
    [[I. Levine - H. Dean)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/M1bLbvP3wMg

    SCHERRIE PAYNE
    11) "One More Time"
    [[I. Levine - F. Gorman - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/o0gO0u_U4r4

    BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS
    12) "Cloudy Day"
    [[I. Levine - B. Taylor - S. Wagner)
    Producer: Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/VgQEtZW3AUA

    EARL VAN DYKE Featuring THE ANDANTES
    13) "Six By Six"
    [[T. Nixon - P. Riser)
    Producer - Ian Levine
    https://youtu.be/bDVmm1cxzG0

    SHERRI TAYLOR
    14) "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart"
    [[B. Holland - L. Dozier - E. Holland)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/D9IpSjS5rFg

    MARILYN McLEOD
    15) "Straight On The Line"
    [[M. McLeod)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/O_DF4XW7IMk

    CLAUDETTE ROBINSON
    16) "Ooh Baby Baby"
    [[W. Robinson - P. Moore)
    Producer: Ian Levine & Rick Gianatos
    https://youtu.be/FoPx3FCK3D0
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    The posting is completed. [[Thank you so much, Kenny! As always, you did a beautiful job with the uploads!) Everyone, please feel free to post your comments now. Again, thanks for your patience.

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    Wow great work guys - thanks for all that info. Gonna take some digesting - the variety of artists that recorded for the project is amazing.

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    PMG/Kenny....

    A wonderful effort from you both! This will hold my interest for a long while.

    So...

    We now have 320 of the Motorcity tracks represented on this thread.

    It would be really interesting [at least, to me!] to know, from these tracks, which are considered the real top favourites by those interested in the Motorcity releases.

    Maybe we could agree on a certain number of them to select as our own personal 'VERY Best Of' selection?

    For example:

    16....to make one equivalent CD album?
    32....to make an equivalent double CD album?
    or 48/50, to make an equivalent 3CD box set?

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    Thanks. Apart from about three tracks Levine's productions & compositions are awful and that's being kind. They were synthased, lacked soul and had no connection to the true Motown sound. It has also been alleged that most artists were never paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    Thanks. Apart from about three tracks Levine's productions & compositions are awful and that's being kind. They were synthased, lacked soul and had no connection to the true Motown sound. It has also been alleged that most artists were never paid.
    I tend to agree with you for the most part. But it was interesting, because while I was doing the uploads of the photos, I did listen to a few of the tracks, and I found some that I did like. What was most amazing to me is that most of the artists sound absolutely wonderful, for example, Gladys Horton, Marv Johnson, Scherrie Payne of course, sound just the way you remember them as if their voices hadnít faded at all over the years. It was also a revelation to me to learn that Billy Eckstine recorded a few tracks, including one of the standard, ďIts Impossible,Ē with Susaye. He mustíve been very well on in years because his voice really didnít sound like him, unless you listen very closely because his voice was weak but I have to think he was in his 80s by then. Still itís a historical document having him on record and of course, I love Susaye. Itís a shame most of the material doesnít rise to the level of the artists themselves, but I guess we have to be thankful that many of them got a chance to at least record again. I know Iíve said it before, but thatís why I do appreciate his work with Wanda and the Marvelettes especially.

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    Wow, that is quite some upload. Amazing stuff. Well done!!

    What is striking is that 90% of the songs were cowritten by Ian Levine. I had no idea he was suchba prolific songwriter. Did Ian concentrate on lyrics, or was the melodic structure his focus? He collaborated with Ivy Jo, Al Cleveland,
    Billy Griffin, Marilyn McCleod, James Epps, Bobby Taylor, Johnny Bristol and on and on. Wow!

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    Not to take anything at all away from Ian Levine's songwriting talent, but I always presumed he had his name added to the songwriting credits, to earn additional publishing revenue, and which would offset his own financial investment?

    But if, in the event, he really did contribute to the composition to all those songs, then I do have to admire his efforts....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    Wow great work guys - thanks for all that info. Gonna take some digesting - the variety of artists that recorded for the project is amazing.
    Thanks, mystery! And you're very welcome. Yes, Ian produced tracks on 100+ former Motown artists while recording 700+ songs. The above "Best Of Motorcity" is but one series. There is also a Record-Producer tribute series on Holland-Dozier-Holland [[which I have), Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield, and Ashford & Simpson. There is also a 2-CD Varous Artists set on "Divas" [[which I have), although I discovered only yesterday there exists a "Divas Vol. 2" as well. Can't forget the "Cream Of The Crop" CD series which features Motorcity's 12" Extended Dance versions. In addition to all of the above, there are the individual-artist CDs of which I have only 24. I wish I had bought them all back in the day. You hit the nail on the head when you recently stated that the Motorcity recordings range from great to not so great. But, as you said, in between are some real gems that are worth seeking. I couldn't agree more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    PMG/Kenny....

    A wonderful effort from you both! This will hold my interest for a long while.

    So...

    We now have 320 of the Motorcity tracks represented on this thread.

    It would be really interesting [at least, to me!] to know, from these tracks, which are considered the real top favourites by those interested in the Motorcity releases.

    Maybe we could agree on a certain number of them to select as our own personal 'VERY Best Of' selection?

    For example:

    16....to make one equivalent CD album?
    32....to make an equivalent double CD album?
    or 48/50, to make an equivalent 3CD box set?
    Thanks, Westgrand! Had it not been for your suggestion and encouragement, I wouldn't have had the motivation to take on such an assignment. But the more I thought about it, the more enthused I became! I already have these tracks in my collection, so why not share them! I hadn't played them in a long time. All of my favorites sounded like old friends. Even some of the tracks which I never cared for before suddenly sound good to me. Thanks again for inspiring me!

    BTW, i really like your suggestion of having the fans select enough of their favorite Motorcity tracks to fill a 1-CD "Best Of" collection, a 2-CD Anthology, and a 3-CD [[or more) Box set. If Kenny promises to not kill me, I would eventually like to post my remaining Motorcity tracks as a follow-up to the above posts. I'm wondering -- we should probably wait until all of the additional tracks have been added. Or, at least, until the interested Forum members have had a chance to digest the above-posted audio links. I really do love your idea, Westgrand! I like it a LOT!!! Let me think about it for a while so we can make it fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    Not to take anything at all away from Ian Levine's songwriting talent, but I always presumed he had his name added to the songwriting credits, to earn additional publishing revenue, and which would offset his own financial investment?

    But if, in the event, he really did contribute to the composition to all those songs, then I do have to admire his efforts....
    I really have no idea about that, Westgrand, so I can't comment on it. Only the artists themselves or the co-songwriters could tell you that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEW-UK View Post
    Wow, that is quite some upload. Amazing stuff. Well done!!

    What is striking is that 90% of the songs were cowritten by Ian Levine. I had no idea he was suchba prolific songwriter. Did Ian concentrate on lyrics, or was the melodic structure his focus? He collaborated with Ivy Jo, Al Cleveland,
    Billy Griffin, Marilyn McCleod, James Epps, Bobby Taylor, Johnny Bristol and on and on. Wow!
    Thanks, Mike! I have no idea whether Ian provided the music or the lyrics. I do know, however, that Ian co-wrote and produced a wide array of highly-successful dance [[High NRG) tracks for non-Motown-related artists which he co-wrote with Fiachra Trench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    I tend to agree with you for the most part. But it was interesting, because while I was doing the uploads of the photos, I did listen to a few of the tracks, and I found some that I did like. What was most amazing to me is that most of the artists sound absolutely wonderful, for example, Gladys Horton, Marv Johnson, Scherrie Payne of course, sound just the way you remember them as if their voices hadn’t faded at all over the years. It was also a revelation to me to learn that Billy Eckstine recorded a few tracks, including one of the standard, “Its Impossible,” with Susaye. He must’ve been very well on in years because his voice really didn’t sound like him, unless you listen very closely because his voice was weak but I have to think he was in his 80s by then. Still it’s a historical document having him on record and of course, I love Susaye. It’s a shame most of the material doesn’t rise to the level of the artists themselves, but I guess we have to be thankful that many of them got a chance to at least record again. I know I’ve said it before, but that’s why I do appreciate his work with Wanda and the Marvelettes especially.
    Kenny, I knew you'd end up liking some of the tracks if you gave "em a chance.
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    Westgrand, to further answer your question above -- As I was telling MIKEW-UK [[above), I know that Ian co-wrote and produced a wide array of highly-successful dance [[High NRG) hits for non-Motown-related artists back in the '80s which he co-wrote with Fiachra Trench. Those were huge dance hits, so I would guess that he's a legitimate songwriter -- not just somebody who sticks his name on the credits to rack up a few extra bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    Thanks. Apart from about three tracks Levine's productions & compositions are awful and that's being kind. They were synthased, lacked soul and had no connection to the true Motown sound. It has also been alleged that most artists were never paid.
    Copley, what are the 3 songs that you do like? Check out the 320 tracks listed above. There's bound to be something for you to add to your original 3.

    If the artists didn't get paid, it wasn't because Ian skipped town with all of the profits. In fact, there were no profits to be had by anyone. Ian was broke from the entire Motorcity investment and nearly went bankrupt. After the success of his first few hits on Frances Nero, Mary Wilson, etc., he immediately ran into problems with the distributors. Without their cooperation, he couldn't get his productions released. In addition, American distributors didn't want to bank their money on older-age artists from yester-year. Finally, he arranged a deal with HOT Productions in Florida who specialized in the distribution of dance music. As luck [[or the lack thereof) would have it, HOT Productions went out of business leaving Ian pretty much penniless with all of this new music and no one able to buy it.

    To add insult to injury, "fans" criticized Ian's music and pretty much kicked him to the curb. Even some of the Motowners [[artists) were criticizing him for financial losses. Financially speaking, despite Ian's dedication and hard work from start to finish, the Motorcity Records project was a financial bust. It's almost like thy say, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."

    In defense of his music, Ian never promised to recreate "The Motown Sound". He promised to provide the former Motown artists a chance to record again on HIS label and under HIS production. And that he did for all 100+ of them -- nearly 800 tracks' worth. Under the worst possible financial conditions, he pressed on and lived up to his promise.

    People complain that Ian used synthesized equipment instead of real instruments. If you think back to the day, a lot of artists on other record labels were dipping their toe in the synthesized pond. Even Motown released an album or two on The Temptations which were so fake sounding [[overly synthesized), I found them unlistenable. To my ears, Ian's synthesized music sounds far more orchestral by comparison.

    Copley, if you want to verify any of the above, go into the Introducton at the very top of this thread. Open the link titled "History of Ian Levine's Motorcity Records". Scroll down just a bit and select "History". That will verify everything I just told you. The article isn't long at all, and it's very informative.
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    HEY EVERYBODY!!!

    Let's take Westgrandboulevard up on his suggestion and have some fun with it!! Using the 320 tracks in the "Best Of Motorcity [[Vol. 1-20) listed above, create a list of your favorites tracks which you will later nominate for inclusion on your very own:

    "Best of Motorcity Greatest Hits" CD [[15 Tracks)

    "Best Of Motorcity 2-CD Anthology" [[30 Tracks)

    "Best Of Motorcity 3-CD Box Set" [[45 Tracks)


    It'll be interesting to see which tracks get the most votes!

    I'll eventually start a thead for everyone to officially list your song candidates for inclusion on your recommended Motorcity "Greatest Hits", "Anthology", and "Box Set".

    In the meantime, as you audition each of the 320 songs above, be making a list of your favorites. [[You don't want to accidently leave out one single, glorious note!) In fact, it sounds like so much fun, I'll be participating, too!

    Again, many thanks to Westgrandboulevard for contributing this neat suggestion for us!
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    PMG, thank you for your kind comments!

    And just by the way.....simply to prove I've listened haha....it sounds to my ears that some of your links are different versions from those used on the original 'The Best Of Motorcity' CDs....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    PMG, thank you for your kind comments!

    And just by the way.....simply to prove I've listened haha....it sounds to my ears that some of your links are different versions from those used on the original 'The Best Of Motorcity' CDs....?
    You're welcome, Westgrand. Regarding the music links that I used, it didn't take long to discover that Ian released more than just the basic short version and the longer, extended dance version. In some cases, his short versions have semi-extended versions, though not as long as the fully-extended dance versions. Unfortunately, as can be seen on the back covers of Vols. 1-20, running times are not available. There was no way I had the time, patience, nor the desire to manually play each and every one of the 320 CD tracks to check the timings, so I used whichever YouTube video had the best sound quality -- the 3:50 version or the 4:30 version -- but never the expanded 7:00-minute dance version.

    To be perfectly honest, the thought did occur to me that if the versions I used don't quite exactly match the version on the "Best Of Motorcity [[Vols. 1-20) CD's", some purists may be outraged if they raced to their internet to order a Volume -- only to discover that the running times are different from the ones I used. I was somewhat concerned about that until I went on eBay and searched for the availability of the "Best of Motorcity" CDs. Luckily, there was only one used copy each of 3 volumes available for comparison, thank Heaven! HaHa! No one should be the wiser!

    Do you have the entire "Best Of Motorcity" CD series, Westgrand, or are you hearing a lot of these tracks for the first time? If the latter, are you pleasantly surprised by the treats you're hearing? As Mysterysinger exclaimed, "There are some real gems to be discovered." And that is so true!
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    Why do we seem to have started a trend of shouting when making posts on the forum? Does everything really need to be in bold?

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    PMG....

    Yes, I do actually have 'Best Of Motorcity' Volumes 1-20.....but there are real advantages to having this thread so readily available, instead of going to where the CDs are stored. All I need to do is run my eye down the Motorcity Jukebox list right here, and select a few favourites...smile

    That's how I spotted the difference in, for example, 'Good Luck' by Bettye LaVette. The original version is one of my very favourites...but it's always good to have an alternative for a favourite recording. I will need to check, as I may be wrong, but I think the version you have posted is a remix from the 'You Didn't Say A Word - New Northern Soul For A New Millennium' album......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    Why do we seem to have started a trend of shouting when making posts on the forum? Does everything really need to be in bold?
    Mystery, you should know me better than that! I've returned to putting my comments in bold simply because I'm having trouble seeing lately. [[Besides, isn't using ALL CAPS the usual indication of anger?) If I were angry, you would know it! I think my comments have all been pleasant and thoughtful -- at least, that's how they were intended. I really don't see how you interpreted them as anger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    PMG....

    Yes, I do actually have 'Best Of Motorcity' Volumes 1-20.....but there are real advantages to having this thread so readily available, instead of going to where the CDs are stored. All I need to do is run my eye down the Motorcity Jukebox list right here, and select a few favourites...smile

    That's how I spotted the difference in, for example, 'Good Luck' by Bettye LaVette. The original version is one of my very favourites...but it's always good to have an alternative for a favourite recording. I will need to check, as I may be wrong, but I think the version you have posted is a remix from the 'You Didn't Say A Word - New Northern Soul For A New Millennium' album......
    "Motorcity Jukebox!" Ha! I love it! You're right, it does make it easy for folks to listen to it. That's why I always provide an audio link when sharing a song I love with people I like.

    I've gotta admit that, as much as I love Ian's Motorcity productions [[not all of them, but MANY of them), I don't recognize the difference between alternate and regular versions like I do with Motown. I know Motown like the back of my hand. The slightest difference in a Motown artist's phrasing or a difference in the instrumental backing will stick out like a sore thumb, so to speak, but I can't make the same claim about the Motorcity material. Case in point -- last night, I started listening to the individual Motorcity artist's CD's [[Frances Nero's 2 CD's) -- and those mixes are even different from the "Best Of Motorcity" versions. I'll eventually provide those versions here which I think people will enjoy, as they're much smoother and less mechanical-sounding than the "Best Of Motorcity" versions.
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    PMG...

    While on the topic of different Motorcity mixes, and Frances Nero......

    Do you, or anyone reading this, have a copy of 'Uptight' various artists album, MOTCCD 64?

    Track 7 is 'Nowhere To Go But Up', by Frances Nero.

    There are differences between this, and the version on 'Motorcity Beach Party' various artists album, MOTCCD70.

    One significant difference is on my copy of the 'Uptight' version. When the chorus reaches the line "your love is turning me over and upside down', the vocals become strangely distorted.

    It is difficult to feel there is any intentional artistic merit involved. I would consider it to be a fault, but quite why it is there, or why it wasn't noticed and corrected, is a mystery to me.

    Anyone else notice it?

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    What a fantastic Presentation Gary.
    I will be the first to admit I know little of this music except from a distance. This occurred during the, escape from music and on to other things , era of my life. I had no idea so many tunes were developed with so many artists.
    Its too fantastic to be anything but a fantasy. Yet Levine did it .
    why this has never been developed into a movie seems a mystery . Maybe it is just too fantastic a story to be believable.

    [nice work !!]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    What a fantastic Presentation Gary.
    I will be the first to admit I know little of this music except from a distance. This occurred during the, escape from music and on to other things , era of my life. I had no idea so many tunes were developed with so many artists.
    Its too fantastic to be anything but a fantasy. Yet Levine did it .
    why this has never been developed into a movie seems a mystery . Maybe it is just too fantastic a story to be believable.

    [nice work !!]
    Thanks for your kind words, Boogie. It's truly a labor of love. [[Gotta credit Kenny for his part, too. Without his technical skills, this thread wouldn't be happening. Being the dance-music lover that you are, I knew it was just a matter of time before you dropped into this thread for a visit!

    Thanks to the mid-1990s HOT Productions CD Catalog, I discovered Ian's music [[both Motorcity-related and non-Motown related [[artists like Miguel Brown, Hazel Dean, etc.). His music instantly became a permanent part of my music life. I hadn't thought about it, but a movie about Ian's life is a fantastic idea! The poor guy has surely been through the wringer. It would help to clear up the bad rep that he never deserved.

    In listening to the above "Motorcity Jukebox" [[as Westgrand so cleverly coined it!), have you discovered any favorites?
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    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

    I have all of this series, and while a lot of the music sounds the same, there are some great hidden gems in there. I value the Motorcity tracks because they brought so many long-defunct artists out of hiding and retirement and gave them a chance, although not a very promising one, to be heard again.

    I have always hated the compilations, though, as I much prefer single artists releases. I hate that the FLO's material was never officially released as an album while they were at Motorcity, and I hate that there was not enough Martha Reeves and The Vandellas material for an entire Motorcity album. I do treasure the album of Barbara Randolph cuts, and I have also enjoyed the Motorcity albums by The Marvelletes, The Contours, Kim Weston, Mary Wells, and others. It's a pick and choose game with these tracks. Some are good, some are awful. Some folks actually love those that I think stink, adn vice-versa. All-in-all, though, I appreciate the Motorcity material, and I thank you for your work in compiling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    PMG...

    While on the topic of different Motorcity mixes, and Frances Nero......

    Do you, or anyone reading this, have a copy of 'Uptight' various artists album, MOTCCD 64?

    Track 7 is 'Nowhere To Go But Up', by Frances Nero.

    There are differences between this, and the version on 'Motorcity Beach Party' various artists album, MOTCCD70.

    One significant difference is on my copy of the 'Uptight' version. When the chorus reaches the line "your love is turning me over and upside down', the vocals become strangely distorted.

    It is difficult to feel there is any intentional artistic merit involved. I would consider it to be a fault, but quite why it is there, or why it wasn't noticed and corrected, is a mystery to me.

    Anyone else notice it?
    Westgrand, I'm not at all familiar with Motorcity's "Uptight" nor the "Beach Party" compilations. But I do have the "Nowhere To Go But Up" track on Frances Nero's "Very Best Of" CD. I'll check it out for you later. Today, we're dealing with severe storms with the possibility of EF-2 tornadoes. Get this -- our outdoor temp is currently an unseasonably-warm 75 degrees F [[23.8 C). After the cold front comes through stirring up the severe-weather conditions today/tonight, tomorrow's high temp will be 47 F [[8.3 C) -- with the chance of -- are you ready? -- SNOW FLURRIES! Talk about crazy-ass weather! Not sure whether to wear summer shorts or a winter coat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercarter2u View Post
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

    I have all of this series, and while a lot of the music sounds the same, there are some great hidden gems in there. I value the Motorcity tracks because they brought so many long-defunct artists out of hiding and retirement and gave them a chance, although not a very promising one, to be heard again.

    I have always hated the compilations, though, as I much prefer single artists releases. I hate that the FLO's material was never officially released as an album while they were at Motorcity, and I hate that there was not enough Martha Reeves and The Vandellas material for an entire Motorcity album. I do treasure the album of Barbara Randolph cuts, and I have also enjoyed the Motorcity albums by The Marvelletes, The Contours, Kim Weston, Mary Wells, and others. It's a pick and choose game with these tracks. Some are good, some are awful. Some folks actually love those that I think stink, adn vice-versa. All-in-all, though, I appreciate the Motorcity material, and I thank you for your work in compiling it.
    You're very welcome, Mistercarter. And thank YOU for your kind words! You're absolutely correct in stating that some tracks are gems while some are far from it. The songs that I don't care for are the ones that tend to sound alike. Ian has some wonderful styles in his various productions. However, there are some tracks in which he uses a certain chord-progression that I hate. It rubs me the wrong way every time I hear it! All of his artists have recorded at least one track using this chord-progression. [[I lovingly nick-name them "half-assed" chords! I don't know how to explain it, but it's a chord progression that neither Phil Spector nor Motown ever used.)

    I do love the Various Artists comps, as they're what inspired me to buy Ian's individual-artist CDs of which I have 24. Now I wish I had bought them all.

    I know what you mean about some people's favorites being the ones that are my least favorites! Now I'm almost afraid to tell you MY favorites! I will, however, reveal my favorites one day soon. In the meantime, here's a quick clue -- I find that I especially love Saundra Edwards, Barbara Randolph, and Pat Lewis. I would almost kill for a CD of Barbara Randolph's. Now that there's finally one available, it's not on CD.

    It's true that Ian never released an entire album on the FLOS. However, are you aware of the 18-track "Supreme Ladies" CD?

    Thanks for dropping in! What are some of your favorite tracks? I would love to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    You're very welcome, Mistercarter. And thank YOU for your kind words! You're absolutely correct in stating that some tracks are gems while some are far from it. The songs that I don't care for are the ones that tend to sound alike. Ian has some wonderful styles in his various productions. However, there are some tracks in which he uses a certain chord-progression that I hate. It rubs me the wrong way every time I hear it! All of his artists have recorded at least one track using this chord-progression. [[I lovingly nick-name them "half-assed" chords! I don't know how to explain it, but it's a chord progression that neither Phil Spector nor Motown ever used.)

    I do love the Various Artists comps, as they're what inspired me to buy Ian's individual-artist CDs of which I have 24. Now I wish I had bought them all.

    I know what you mean about some people's favorites being the ones that are my least favorites! Now I'm almost afraid to tell you MY favorites! I will, however, reveal my favorites one day soon. In the meantime, here's a quick clue -- I find that I especially love Saundra Edwards, Barbara Randolph, and Pat Lewis. I would almost kill for a CD of Barbara Randolph's. Now that there's finally one available, it's not on CD.

    It's true that Ian never released an entire album on the FLOS. However, are you aware of the 18-track "Supreme Ladies" CD?

    Thanks for dropping in! What are some of your favorite tracks? I would love to know!

    I have the Barbara Randolph CD [["The Very Best of...) that was sold on Amazon a few years back, It is only available as streaming now.... It is probably my favorite Motorcity album, that is aside from the tracks recorded by Jean,Scherrie, and Lynda [[Supremes). I also have a great bootleg CD - from the guy in Germany who used to put out a ton of Motown material - of the FLO's unreleased Motorcity "Bouncing Back" album, and I love that one. That material has been repackaged about a zillion times.

    Another favorite is "Step Into My Shoes" by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and I like msot of Brenda Holloway's MC recordings. I also love the 5th Dimension's version of "More Love" and Rare Earth's "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone." Oh, and all of Barbara McNair's MC songs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercarter2u View Post
    I have the Barbara Randolph CD [["The Very Best of...) that was sold on Amazon a few years back, It is only available as streaming now.... It is probably my favorite Motorcity album, that is aside from the tracks recorded by Jean,Scherrie, and Lynda [[Supremes). I also have a great bootleg CD - from the guy in Germany who used to put out a ton of Motown material - of the FLO's unreleased Motorcity "Bouncing Back" album, and I love that one. That material has been repackaged about a zillion times.

    Another favorite is "Step Into My Shoes" by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and I like msot of Brenda Holloway's MC recordings. I also love the 5th Dimension's version of "More Love" and Rare Earth's "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone." Oh, and all of Barbara McNair's MC songs....
    Mistercarter, I went onto Amazon and found the Barbara Randolph CD you were telling me about. I see that it was once available as a CD-R but is now only available as streaming. Damn! I can't believe it was there all along and I didn't even know it. If a song is streaming, can it be downloaded as an mp3 and burned to CD?

    I'm surprised to see that the track that first made me love Barabara Randolph's Motorcity productions isn't included on your "Very Best Of" CD. The track is "Chasing The Hurt Away". On the Motorcity Jukebox which I provided above, go to "Best Of Motorcity" [[Vol. 2), Track 10. The track is really pretty, and the female back-up vocals are gorgeous.

    BTW, I agree with everything you said except for "Step Into My Shoes", I prefer The Andantes' version.

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