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    More on motorcity - 1990 eu launch and 25 volume cd series

    1 – MOTORCITY 1990

    The purpose of this post is to provide more information on the Motorcity project and the 25 volume CD set put together at the launch of Motorcity in the EU. I personally get confused by the plethora of Motorcity releases on several labels over the years and I think this makes a bit of sense of one of the streams of CD releases. These were issued in 1990 and the liner notes are reproduced in full below. I’m assuming that these were the same for all the volumes but I’m not 100% sure on that. I hope this will supplement the excellent work already being done by others on the Forum in providing valuable information on this project. i only have a few of these CDs.

    Following the liner notes, there are track listings for each of the volumes in the series, [[with thanks to westgrandboulevard for the information on Vol 23). Apart from this, the track listings have been copied directly from Discogs and some have timings and some don’t.

    The CD covers are attractive and contain photos of some of the artists on each CD. You can see them here on Discogs [[barring 23 and 24).

    https://www.discogs.com/label/343098...In-The-Streets


    DANCING IN THE STREETS SERIES
    DOWN TOWN LABEL – EU [[Germany / Netherlands)
    NUMBER OF TRACKS - 25x16 = 400



    2 - Liner Notes

    "The Motorcity story stems back to early 1987 when songwriter/producer Ian Levine first realised a dream – to work in the studio with an idol from the classic heyday of Motown. Ian was born and raised in Blackpool in the north of England, growing up on Motown during the Sixties to become a pioneering DJ on what became known as the Northern Soul Scene during the Seventies.

    During his teenage years Ian would be packing dance venues playing Detroit’s hottest soul beats by night, while by day spending all his time and money pursuing hard to find soul discs, predominantly on Motown for his burgeoning audiences.

    As he sixties progressed, so did the Motown sound, and when the Northern soul scene burst wide open, Motown themselves came of age. Many of their artists became international superstars on a scale similar to which the world has never witnessed since. Today the Motown Sound remains synonymous with classic Detroit music making from the sixties, an era which groomed a legion of fans the world over who will never forget the special place in their lives that Motown fulfilled.

    Such a fan is Ian Levine who couldn’t believe his good fortune to be offered a chance to work with Kim Weston, a legendary lady whose hits at Motown included the duet with Marvin Gaye It Takes Two. Ian had actually met Kim previously when with his parents at the age of fifteen he shared a plane journey with Motown A&R executive/songwriter Mickey Stevenson, at the time married to Kim who was waiting at the airport. Little did he expect to be working with her in the years to come.

    The opportunity arose through British tour agent Henry Sellars who was trying to bring Kim into the UK for a series of concert dates. Ian had just scored major success as a songwriter and producer in the dance music field, and Henry put the two of them together at a time Ian had just launched his own record company to capitalise on his success.

    The record which first launched what was to become the Motorcity reunion was Kim Weston’s Signal Your Intention, written and produced by Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench. Ian and Fi had just had major success with soul singer Evelyn Thomas, Miquel Brown and Barbara Pennington, and the adrenalin to create flowed even faster as Kim stepped into the studio. The driving northern soul beat of this original song won dancefloors across the UK, topping several charts and introducing a fresh, modernised Detroit formula reflecting the atmosphere and musical values of the Sixties Motown at its peak.

    The record created incredible reactions among Motown fans and sent shock waves back to Detroit where an interest and air of anticipation was born among the music fraternity. To a large extent, the city of Detroit had ground to a halt since Motown moved bases to Los Angeles in 1972, a great many of the label’s former artists becoming disillusioned and divorced from the music scene by the departure of the company they had grown to treat as their family.

    Motown’s first hit artist, Mary Wells, was first to react to the response of the Kim Weston disc, and an overwhelmed Ian Levine was more than delighted to offer her a record deal with his label. As the news of this spread, so did his company roster. By the end of 1987 Ian was recording eight of his former Motown idols including Mary Wilson, Jimmy Ruffin, Marv Johnson, The Velvelettes and Brenda Holloway.

    From there the idea for a full Motorcity reunion was born, fuelled by the ecstatic response from Motown fans to the new recordings on their favourite artists. Ian’s dream was to put all the great singers and groups of the Sixties and Seventies back together again.

    Some of the artists were easy to trace, others proved more difficult. Others traced Ian, while some had moved away, lost touch with the music business or had fallen victim to ill-health, and the problems of a cold, deteriorating city where work was scarce and morale was low. However among the artists Motown had left behind, Ian’s dream slowly became their dream and bit by bit the dream became a reality and Detroit went back to work.

    By the end of 1988 the label had recorded 20 acts, and Motorcity had extended its quest for artists to include the immeasurably talented Detroit songwriters who played such a valuable role in the development of the Motown sound. Ian Levine was now co-writing his songs with Sylvia Moy [[Stevie Wonder’s early inspiration, responsible for My Cherie Amour), Ivy Jo Hunter [[chief songwriter of Dancing In The Street), Bobby Taylor [[who brought stardom to the Jackson 5), Johnnie Bristol [[hits for Marvin Gaye, Jr. Walker & The Supremes), and cult figures including Ronnie McNeir, Renaldo Benson [[of the Four Tops who co-wrote What’s Going On), J.J. Barnes, and Billy Griffin [[lead singer of The Miracles who wrote Love Machine).

    The first stage of this historic reunion culminated in a mass celebration outside the original ‘Hitsville’ recording studios on West Grand Boulevard where virtually all the classic Motown hits of the Sixties were recorded. On a cold March morning 1989 the road was sealed off, and crowds on the pavement stared in disbelief but as TV camera crews shot footage and recorded interviews with groups and artists who in some cases hadn’t seen each other for twenty years. Berry Gordy’s sister Esther [[instrumental in the smooth running of Motown prior to its sale to MCA and currently the head at ‘Hitsville’ in its new role as Motown Museum) reacquainted herself with old friends, while others were literally moved to tears on an occasion which brought a cheery note to the front pages of the Detroit press. Levi Stubbs of The Four Tops later said in an interview ‘This is a great idea, truly historic, but isn’t it strange that it took an Englishman to bring all these acts together?’

    The truth is the artists would have been perhaps more wary of an American, especially those whose careers had been shattered by Motown themselves following their departure to the West Coast.

    The press call at ‘Hitsville’ co-incided with a hectic two week recording schedule at Detroit’s United Sound Systems recording studio, an experience to be repeated a few months later in July at a time when ‘Kelly & Co.’ produced an hour long TV special on the reunion. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, The Marvelettes, The Contours, G.C. Cameron and The Elgins performed live, and the show attracted further TV and general media coverage nationwide.

    Just four months later the Motorcity label in conjunction with promoters Flying Music promoted a ‘Legends of Motorcity’ tour in the UK, selling out venues across the country and further endorsing the demand for these heroes of the Sixties and Seventies too. By now Motorcity had also moved its American recording operation to Detroit’s ‘Masterpiece Studios’, owned by Sylvia Moy, and now a second home for all the artists associated with the reunion.

    As the late Eighties became the early Nineties, the industry woke up and took note of what was slowly becoming a phenomenon. As phones rang, and documents flew back and forth across the world, deals were struck in all corners to ensure that Motown fans worldwide could once again hear the optimistic, colourful, melodic sounds of the most talented family of artists the music world has found impossible to surpass. This summer sees the European launch of Motorcity’s labours through Masters Music and the American launch via Quality Records.

    As of June 1990, over 400 titles have been completed on 106 former Motown artists. Exactly 400 of these songs have been completed here by Ian Levine personally over this special 25 CD volume set. It’s the definitive anthology of the reunion to date, encompassing diverse styles and themes from the Sixties throwbacks to the Nineties contemporary soul/r&b.

    The artists are from the well-known to the lesser known, each as invaluable to Motorcity today as they were to the growth of the Motown sound in the Sixties. Listen and you will hear for yourself."

    RALPH TEE
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    3 – TRACK LISTINGS FOR EACH VOLUME


    Million Sellers - Vol. 1
    1 Mary Wells– My Guy 3:22
    2 Jean*, Scherrie* & Lynda*– Stop! In The Name Of Love 4:17
    3 The Contours– The Tracks Of My Tears 3:42
    4 Kim Weston– Dancing In The Street 3:00
    5 Rose Banks– You Keep Me Hangin' On 3:56
    6 Barbara McNair– For Once In My Life 3:58
    7 Joe Stubbs– My Girl 3:27
    8 The Velvelettes– Come See About Me 3:36
    9 The Satintones– I Can't Get Next To You 3:21
    10 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– Get Ready 3:36
    11 Motorcity All Stars*– I Can't Help Myself 3:58
    12 Three Ounces Of Love– Where Did Our Love Go 3:48
    13 Sylvia Moy– My Cherie Amour 3:23
    14 G.C. Cameron– It's A Shame 3:49
    15 Barbara Randolph– You Can't Hurry Love 3:35
    16 Frankie Gaye– What's Going On 3:39

    Sounds Of The Sixties - Vol. 2
    1 The Velvelettes– Needle In A Haystack 3:15
    2 The Elgins– Heaven Must Have Sent You 3:52
    3 Kim Weston– Take Me In Your Arms [[Rock Me A Little While) 3:17
    4 The Marvelettes– When You're Young And In Love 3:01
    5 Liz Lands– How Sweet It Is [[To Be Loved By You) 3:23
    6 Barbara Randolph– I Got A Feeling 3:45
    7 Sherri Taylor– Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart 3:49
    8 Joe Stubbs– Baby I Need Your Loving 3:30
    9 Bettye Lavette– Jimmy Mack 3:39
    10 The Andantes– My World Is Empty Without You 3:12
    11 Brenda Holloway– You've Made Me So Very Happy 3:37
    12 Richard "Popcorn" Wylie– Ain't Too Proud To Beg 3:27
    13 Pat Lewis– Rescue Me 3:21
    14 Marv Johnson– I Was Made To Love Her 4:14
    15 Caroline Crawford– Since I Lost My Baby 3:22
    16 Frances Nero– Some Things You Never Get Used To 3:54

    Sounds Of The Seventies - Vol. 3
    1 The Miracles– Love Machine 4:15
    2 Undisputed Truth [[2)– Law Of The Land 5:09
    3 Jean*, Scherrie* & Lynda*– Nathan Jones 3:49
    4 Johnny Bristol & Liz Lands– Hang On In There Baby 3:50
    5 Carolyn Crawford– Let's Go Round Again 4:14
    6 Hattie Littles– Touch Me In The Morning 4:05
    7 Ronnie McNeir– Let's Get It On 4:32
    8 Frances Nero– You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3:49
    9 Pat Lewis– Remember Me 3:38
    10 Louvain Demps– Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand 3:32
    11 Billy Griffin– Date With The Rain 3:21
    12 Hattie Littles– You're The First, The Last, My Everything 3:54
    13 The Sisters Love– Saturday Night, Sunday Morning 4:02
    14 Mary Wilson– Oooh Child 3:24
    15 Kim Weston– Emotion 3:30
    16 Johnny Bristol– Man Up In The Sky 3:30


    The Girls Of Soul - Vol. 4
    1 Jean*, Scherrie* & Lynda*– Stoned Love 4:25
    2 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas– Angel In Disguise 3:50
    3 The Marvelettes– Beechwood 45789 3:03
    4 Sisters Love*– Something About You 3:41
    5 The Velvelettes– He Was Really Saying Something 3:30
    6 Three Ounces Of Love– Electricity 3:59
    7 The Andantes– Hurricane 3:57
    8 The Marvelettes– Just In The Nick Of Time 3:57
    9 Jean*, Scherrie* & Lynda*– Crazy 'Bout The Guy 3:50
    10 The Velvelettes– Running Out Of Luck 3:59
    11 Sisters Love*– No More Broken Hearts 3:59
    12 Three Ounces Of Love– Newsy Neighbours 3:59
    13 The Andantes– Throw Love Away 3:39
    14 The Marvelettes– Secret Love Affair 4:10
    15 The Velvelettes– One Door Closes, Another Opens 3:57
    16 Three Ounces Of Love– Losing Track Of Time 4:41

    The Guys Of Soul - Vol. 5
    1 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– Reach Out I'll Be There 3:56
    2 The Contours– Flashback 4:42
    3 New Miracles– Fun Time 4:22
    4 The Lovetones*– Fire Alarm 3:25
    5 Fantastic Four– I'll Be Doggone 3:22
    6 The Originals– Please Mr Postman 4:07
    7 The Satintones– Perfect Combination 3:52
    8 The Valadiers– Behind A Painted Smile 3:15
    9 The Contours– Heaven Sent 4:19
    10 Fantastic Four– Lying In The Name Of Love 4:06
    11 The Satintones– It's A Rough World 3:49
    12 The Originals– Take The Only Way Out 4:37
    13 The Lovetones [[2)– Somebody's Taken My Place 3:40
    14 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– Do Unto Others 3:59
    15 The Contours– First I Look At The Purse 3:37
    16 Fantastic Four– Sidestepping 3:46

    The Dancing Queens - Vol. 6
    1 Freda Payne– Band Of Gold
    2 Mary Wells– You Beat Me To The Punch
    3 Barbara McNair– Talking In My Sleep
    4 Brenda Holloway– You Gave Me Love
    5 Kim Weston– My Heart's Not Made Of Stone
    6 Blinky– I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is
    7 Linda Griner– Goodbye Cruel Love
    8 Hattie Littles– Never Say Never
    9 Barbara Randolph– Lost
    10 Mary Wilson– Don't Get Mad, Get Even
    11 Claudette Robinson– Hurry Up
    12 Bettye Lavette– Time Won't Change This Love
    13 Carolyn Crawford– I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
    14 Frances Nero– Attack
    15 Betty Kelly*– Giving Me The Runaround
    16 Liz Lands– Starting All Over Again


    Ladies Of The Night - Vol. 7
    1 Martha Reeves– Number One
    2 Scherrie Payne– Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    3 Brenda Holloway– Give Me A Little Inspiration
    4 Carolyn Crawford*– Which Way Do I Turn
    5 Lynda Laurence– Living With A Married Man
    6 Syreeta– Moment Of Weakness
    7 Kim Weston– Investigate
    8 Mable John– From Bitter To Sweet
    9 Lois Reeves– Patience Is A Virtue
    10 Liz Lands– Like A Raging Fire
    11 Betty Kelly*– I Need To Be Independent
    12 Frances Nero– Close My Eyes
    13 Linda Griner– Break The Chains Of My Love
    14 Barbara Randolph– Turning My Back And Walking Away
    15 Karen Pree– Higher Than A Mountain
    16 Hattie Littles– Waiting For The Day

    Manpower - Vol. 8
    1 Joe Stubbs– Standing In The Shadows Of Love
    2 David Ruffin– Hurt The One You Love
    3 Edwin Starr– Let's Fall In Love Tonight
    4 Frank Wilson– Promises To Keep
    5 G.C. Cameron– Good Times Up Ahead
    6 Billy Griffin– Technicolour
    7 J. J. Barnes– Build A Foundation
    8 Ronnie McNeir– No More Confusion
    9 Frankie Gaye– Cross That Bridge
    10 Billy Preston– You Are The Rhythm In My Life
    11 Henry [[Hank) Dixon– It's So Hard Being A Loser
    12 C.P. Spencer– This Man Needs You
    13 Freddie Gorman– Don't Make The Same Mistake Twice
    14 Chuck Jackson– Relight My Fire
    15 Herman Griffin– Not One Chance In A Million
    16 Chico Leverette*– Look Into The Future


    Detroit Motorsound - Vol. 9
    1 The Monitors– Tears Of A Clown
    2 The Elgins– Brand New Feeling
    3 Kim Weston– Oh No Not My Baby
    4 Marv Johnson– It's Magic Between Us
    5 Johnny Bristol– Look Into The Eyes Of A Fool
    6 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– Find My Way Back
    7 Marilyn McLeod– Straight On The Line
    8 Mary Wells– Don't Burn Your Bridges
    9 Ronnie McNeir– Ten Times A Day
    10 Carolyn Crawford– Break The Ice
    11 Earl Van Dyke– Let The Music Take You Away
    12 The Monitors– Forever And Ever
    13 Motorcity Allstars– Money That's What I Want
    14 Billy Griffin– Feminine Magic
    15 The Rayber Voices– Mister Magician
    16 Singin' Sammy Ward– Try It Baby

    Fingersnappers - Vol. 10
    1 Jean*, Scherrie* & Lynda*– Baby Love
    2 The Contours– Look Out For The Stop Sign
    3 Jean Terrell– Too Many Memories
    4 The Marvelettes– My Baby Must Be A Magician
    5 Frankie Gaye– My Brother
    6 Mary Wells– What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One
    7 James Ellis [[2)– If You Don't Want My Love
    8 Hattie Littles– Come And Get These Memories
    9 The Andantes– Girls Are Out To Get You
    10 Jean*, Scherrie* & Lynda* with The Originals– Back By Popular Demand
    11 The Velvelettes– That's When The Tears Start
    12 Chico Leverette*– Love Makes The World Go Around
    13 The Elgins– Souvenirs Of Love
    14 Marv Johnson– Nothing Can Stop Me
    15 Barbara Randolph– Mister Wonderful
    16 Liz Lands– Headline News

    Tearjerkers - Vol. 11
    1 Syreeta– With You I'm Born Again 4:30
    2 Billie Calvin– Wishing On A Star 4:35
    3 Brenda Holloway– Every Little Bit Hurts 3:31
    4 Caroline Crawford– Hypnotised 3:27
    5 Lynda Laurence– If This World Were Mine 5:50
    6 The Originals– Baby I'm For Real 4:06
    7 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– Does Your Mama Know About Me 3:42
    8 Kim Weston– Yes I'm Ready 3:42
    9 The Miracles– Heaven Knows 4:51
    10 Ronnie McNeir– Wholeheartedly 3:49
    11 Claudette Robinson– Ooo Baby Baby 3:22
    12 Hank Dixon*– Save Me I'm All Alone 4:03
    13 Frances Nero– Didn't You Know You'd Have To Cry Sometime 3:51
    14 Rayber Voices*– Darling Baby 3:45
    15 Singin' Sammy Ward– You Really Got A Hold On Me 3:34
    16 The Originals– Love Still Lives In My Heart 4:03

    Golden Couples - Vol. 12
    1 Frankie Gaye & Kim Weston– It Takes Two 3:19
    2 Billy Preston & Syreeta– Watching The Hands Of Time 5:46
    3 Edwin Starr & Blinky– Fear 4:24
    4 Johnny Bristol & Liz Lands– Someday We'll Be Together 3:23
    5 Frankie Gaye & Mary Wells– Once Upon A Time 3:34
    6 Martha Reeves & G.C. Cameron– You're All I Need To Get By 3:06
    7 Joe Harris & Carolyn Crawford*– Ain't Understanding Mellow 4:57
    8 Ronnie McNeir & Pat Lewis– We're Incredible 3:51
    9 J.J. Barnes* & Ortheia Barnes– Send Some Love 4:19
    10 Jimmy Ruffin & Brenda Holloway– On The Rebound 4:00
    11 Rosalind* & Annette*– Not Gonna Be Ready 3:30
    12 Mike & Brenda Sutton– No Other Love 3:22
    13 Gino Parks & Frances Nero– Your Precious Love 3:44
    14 Marv Johnson & Carolyn Gill– Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing 3:25
    15 Sammy Ward* & Sherri Taylor– Reunited 4:31
    16 Jean*, Scherrie*, Linda* With The Originals– Your Love Keeps Liting Me 3:55

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    House Music Of Detroit - Vol. 13
    1 Marv Johnson– Come To Me 3:38
    2 Billy Griffin– Give In To Love 4:14
    3 The Contours– Running In Circles 3:56
    4 Blinky– Good For Nothing 4:02
    5 Linda Griner– Too Late For Tears 4:33
    6 The Marvelettes– Hey What's Your Name 3:50
    7 Mary Wells– Stop Before It's Too Late 3:30
    8 Brenda Holloway– Hot And Cold 3:43
    9 The Velvelettes– Pull My Heart Strings 3:49
    10 Edwin Starr– Key To Love 3:59
    11 Earl Van Dyke– Detroit City 3:40
    12 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– Down To Love Town 4:00
    13 Beans Bowles* & The Swinging Tygers– Motor City Magic 3:18
    14 Liz Lands– Further Than Ever 4:22
    15 Choker Campbell– After Dark 3:58
    16 Mary Wells– You're The Answer To My Dreams 3:58

    Blue Eyed Soul - Vol. 14
    1 Rare Earth– Love Is Here And Now You're Gone 3:10
    2 The Lewis Sisters– Just Walk In My Shoes 3:26
    3 Leeza Miller*– Tomorrow Never Comes 4:02
    4 Mickey Denton– Fighting Back 3:47
    5 Mike & The Modifiers– Waiting Around The Corner 3:22
    6 P.J.*– Tender Loving Care 3:33
    7 Peter Hoorelbeke– Talk To The World 4:33
    8 The Valadiers– Love Don't Love Nobody 4:03
    9 The Lewis Sisters– Baby Baby 3:35
    10 Rare Earth– Playing To Win 4:50
    11 Leeza Miller*– Sign Of A Heartache 3:53
    12 P.J.*– Down For The Third Time 3:56
    13 Mike & The Modifiers– Senseless 3:58
    14 The Lewis Sisters– Dance With Danger 3:49
    15 Peter Hoorelbeke– Standing In The Rain 3:49
    16 The Valadiers– No Competition 4:06

    Going To A Go Go - Vol. 15
    1 The Monitors– Going To A Go Go 3:27
    2 The Marvelettes– You Bring The Love Into My Life 3:56
    3 The Contours– Ready Or Not Here I Come 3:46
    4 The Elgins– Closer To Your Heart 4:09
    5 Syreeta– I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playing 3:26
    6 The Andantes– Lightning Never Strikes Twice 3:55
    7 Lynda Laurence– Forever Came Today 3:33
    8 Kim Weston– Just One Man For Me 4:19
    9 Saundra Edwards– Tell A Fool Goodbye 3:25
    10 Marv Johnson– By Hook Or By Crook 3:55
    11 Billy Griffin– Secret Admiration 4:14
    12 Pat Lewis– No Right Turn 4:19
    13 Sylvia Moy– Major Investment 3:40
    14 Rayber Voices*– You Got What It Takes 3:18
    15 The Monitors– Brainstorm 4:30
    16 C.P. Spencer– You're So Fantastic 4:30

    Detroit Magic - Vol. 16
    1 Jean, Scherrie & Lynda of The Supremes* With, The Originals– I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 3:25
    2 The Marvelettes– Don't Mess With Bill 3:42
    3 Johnny Bristol– No More Heartaches 3:30
    4 Mary Wells– Keeping My Mind On Love 4:09
    5 The Elgins– Heading Away From Heartaches 4:09
    6 Ivy Jo Hunter– Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever 3:20
    7 Lois Reeves– Sweet Temptation 4:11
    8 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– Window Of My Heart 3:52
    9 Marv Johnson– Run Like A Rabbit 3:44
    10 The Monitors– By Hook Rescue My Heart 3:33
    11 Billy Griffin– Reluctant Lover 4:36
    12 Kim Weston– Restless Feet 4:49
    13 Vee– Smiling Faces Sometimes 3:46
    14 Choker Campbell– Walk In The Night 4:07
    15 Motorcity Allstars– The Way You Do The Things You Do 3:01
    16 Pat Lewis– Wheeling And Dealing 3:51


    Moods And Whispers - Vol. 17
    1 Frankie Gaye– I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    2 The Elgins– Take The Train
    3 Johnny Bristol– Keep This Thought In Mind
    4 Marv Johnson– Look It's Raining Sunshine
    5 Mary Wells– Hold On A Little Longer
    6 The Monitors– Through The Test Of Time
    7 Frances Nero– Footsteps Following Me
    8 J. J. Barnes– Slow Motion
    9 Hank Dixon*– Bring It Back
    10 Earl Van Dyke– No One Gets The Prize
    11 Mable John– Time Stops
    12 Joe Stubbs– Destination Unknown
    13 Pat Lewis– Come On And See Me
    14 Jean Terrell– Everything To Me
    15 Ivy Jo Hunter– Running Through My Fingers
    16 Beans Bowles* & The Swinging Tigers– Michigan

    Footstompers - Vol. 18
    1 Edwin Starr– Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache
    2 The Contours– Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty
    3 The Elgins– Look What You've Done To My Heart
    4 J. J. Barnes– Open The Door To Your Heart
    5 Saundra Edwards– There's Nothing Else To Say
    6 The Valadiers– What's Wrong With Me Baby
    7 Fantastic Four– Ain't No Soul Left In These Old Shoes
    8 Earl Van Dyke– Six By Six
    9 Three Ounces Of Love– Evil One
    10 Hattie Littles– Nowhere To Run
    11 Bettye Lavette– Let Me Down Easy
    12 Frances Nero– Keep On Loving Me
    13 Sammy Ward*– Sister Lee
    14 Pat Lewis– Selfish One
    15 Joe Stubbs– Just A Little Misunderstanding
    16 The Satintones– Shake Me Wake Me

    Dancin' And Romancing - Vol. 19
    1 Johnny Bristol– What Does It Take To Win Your Love 3:33
    2 Barbara McNair– Face To Face With Love 3:46
    3 Jimmy Ruffin– Wake Me Up When It's Over 3:35
    4 Kim Weston– Baby I'm Yours 4:03
    5 Chuck Jackson– All Over The World 3:59
    6 Blinky– Lifesaver 4:37
    7 Fantastic Four– Night Time Is The Right Time 3:52
    8 Sherri Taylor– Weak Hearted 3:57
    9 Bettye Lavette– Surrender 3:21
    10 Caroline Crawford– Timeless 3:49
    11 Benny Reeves– Show You The Way To Love 3:54
    12 Lynda Laurence– Forever 3:34
    13 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– All Strung Out 4:26
    14 Frankie Gaye– Extraordinary Girl 3:50
    15 Billy Griffin– First In Line 3:49
    16 Freddie Gorman– I Just Keep Falling In Love 4:07

    Summer Love Songs - Vol. 20
    1 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas– Heatwave
    2 The Elgins– Oooh Honey Baby
    3 Hattie Littles– Running A Fever
    4 Kim Weston– Springtime In My Heart
    5 The Marvelettes– Holding On With Both Hands
    6 Ronnie McNeir– You're My Lucky Number
    7 Rosalind* & Annette*– Running & Hiding
    8 Brenda Holloway– All It Takes
    9 The Velvelettes– These Things Will Keep Me Loving You
    10 The Valadiers– Truth Hurts
    11 Syreeta– Love Fire
    12 Bettye Lavette– I'm Ready For Love
    13 Three Ounces Of Love– Honey From A Bee
    14 Choker Campbell– I Just Called To Say I Love You
    15 Richard "Popcorn" Wylie– With This Ring
    16 Billie Calvin– You Got The Love I Need

    That Driving Beat - Vol. 21
    1 The Marvelettes– Too Many Fish In The Sea
    2 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas– Step Into My Shoes
    3 The Elgins– Stop Dead In My Track
    4 The Contours– Blinded By The Light
    5 The Monitors– You Are My Destiny
    6 Syreeta– I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You
    7 Bettye Lavette– Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead
    8 Marv Johnson– Beware There's Danger
    9 The Andantes– Like A Nightmare
    10 Edwin Starr– You Made A Believer Out Of Me
    11 Motorcity All Stars*– Heatwave
    12 Kim Weston– Signal Your Intention
    13 J. J. Barnes– That's Just Never Enough
    14 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– Seven Rooms Of Gloom
    15 Ivy Jo Hunter– Burning Sensation
    16 Richard "Popcorn" Wylie– Love Is My Middle Nam

    Soul Satisfaction - Vol. 22
    1 Edwin Starr– Stop Her On Sight [[S.O.S.)
    2 The Contours– Face Up To The Fact
    3 Fantastic Four– Working On A Building Of Love
    4 Johnny Bristol– Don't Keep Your Distance
    5 Billy Griffin– Disenchanted Broken Hearted
    6 Joe Stubbs– Smoke In The Air
    7 Carolyn Crawford– Cry To Me
    8 The Monitors– Cold As Ice
    9 Marv Johnson– Pull Myself Together
    10 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers– You Haven't Seen My Love
    11 Vermettya Royster– Give Me Your Love
    12 Kim Weston– Who's Gonna Have The Last Laugh
    13 C.P. Spencer– One Heart For Hire
    14 Barbara Randolph– The Joke's On You
    15 Richard "Popcorn" Wylie– See This Man In Love
    16 Ronnie McNeir– Can't Give You Up

    All Night Dance Party - Vol 23
    1. The Contours - This Old Heart Of Mine 3:03
    2. Marv Johnson - I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose 3.14
    3. The Elgins - Don't Wait Around 3.47
    4. J.J. Barnes - Talk Of The Grapevine 3.51
    5. Kim Weston - Helpless 2.64
    6. The Marvelettes - Used To be A Playboy 3.44
    7. Syreeta - If The Shoe Fits 4.16
    8. The Andantes - Two Sides To Love 4.05
    9. Vee - You're My Loveline 3.42
    10. Ortheia Barnes - Without Your Love 4.40
    11. Joe Stubbs - You're My Eternity 3.56
    12. Ivy Jo Hunter - Eyewitness News 3.23
    13. Sherri Taylor - What A Difference A Day Makes 3.43
    14. Frankie Gaye - What Goes Around 3.34
    15. Saundra Edwards - No More Room In My Heart 4.03
    16. Hattie Littles - You See The Trouble In Me 3.39



    Sentimental Memories – Vol 24
    1 Syreeta – Reflections 3:27
    2 Contours – Gonna Win You Back 3:15
    3 Velvelettes – It Keeps Reminding Me [[Of Happy Memories) 3:21
    4 Monitors – Standing Still 5:05
    5 Barbara McNair – You’re Gonna Love My Baby 4:07
    6 Kim Weston – It Should Have Been Me 3:59
    7 Ortheia Barnes – Lpve Changes 3:48
    8 Carolyn Crawford – My Smile Is Just A Frown 4:04
    9 Satintones – Half a Man 4:07
    10 Scherrie Payne – Chasing Me Into Somebody Else’s Arms 4:05
    11 Bettye Lavette – Good Luck 4:09
    12 Mary Wells – Walk The City Streets 3:56
    13 Marilyn McLeod – Wish You Were Here 4:23
    14 Karen Pree – Girl With a Broken Heart 3:58
    15 Ivy Joe Hunter – Storm Clouds 3:40
    16 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers – Cloudy Day 4:08





    Detroit Daydreams - Vol. 25
    1 Scherrie Payne– I'm Still Waiting
    2 Jean*, Scherrie* & Lynda*– Love Child
    3 Syreeta– One Plan Of Action
    4 Saundra Edwards– Put Yourself In My Place
    5 Billy Griffin– Accept This Apology
    6 Ronnie McNeir– I'm Dedicating My Love
    7 Sammy Ward*– If At First You Don't Succeed
    8 Frances Nero– Out On The Floor
    9 Pat Lewis– Darkest Days
    10 Scherrie Payne– Pure Energy
    11 The Fifth Dimension– More Love
    12 Sammy Ward*– Part Time Love
    13 Saundra Edwards– Love From The Inside Out
    14 Scherrie Payne– Who's Wrong Who's Right
    15 Ronnie McNeir– Don't Know If This Is Goodbye
    16 The Fifth Dimension– Love Hangover
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    All Night Dance Party - Vol 23
    1. The Contours - This Old Heart Of Mine 3:03
    2. Marv Johnson - I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose 3.14
    3. The Elgins - Don't Wait Around 3.47
    4. J.J. Barnes - Talk Of The Grapevine 3.51
    5. Kim Weston - Helpless 2.64
    6. The Marvelettes - Used To be A Playboy 3.44
    7. Syreeta - If The Shoe Fits 4.16
    8. The Andantes - Two Sides To Love 4.05
    9. Vee - You're My Loveline 3.42
    10. Ortheia Barnes - Without Your Love 4.40
    11. Joe Stubbs - You're My Eternity 3.56
    12. Ivy Jo Hunter - Eyewitness News 3.23
    13. Sherri Taylor - What A Difference A Day Makes 3.43
    14. Frankie Gaye - What Goes Around 3.34
    15. Saundra Edwards - No More Room In My Heart 4.03
    16. Hattie Littles - You See The Trouble In Me 3.39

    Vol. 23 details as above. Tried inserting them in the original post, but had to abbreviate, otherwise this response was too long to send.

    I have all volumes 1-25.

    Following a quick search, the liner notes for Vol 1 and Vol 25 do match those as shown above. I assume same for all Volumes, but can check.

    If you would like any missing track times inserted, let me know......
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    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    Vol. 23 details as above. Tried inserting them in the original post, but had to abbreviate, otherwise this response was too long to send.

    I have all volumes 1-25.

    Following a quick search, the liner notes for Vol 1 and Vol 25 do match those as shown above. I assume same for all Volumes, but can check.

    If you would like any missing track times inserted, let me know......
    Thanks westgrandboulevard - I've now inserted the info for Vol 23. Thanks also for the offer of timings - I'm content to leave them out unless others object to that lol. If you have them all that's amazing and a real anthology of the early Motorcity tracks.

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    You are welcome, mysterysinger.......

    And I have checked....the liner notes are indeed identical for all volumes 1-25.

    One thing struck me as I went through the discs.....

    A comment is often made about how great it was to hear those familiar singing voices once again.

    But it is easy to overlook just how many photos of the artists also became available...for example, as seen on this 'Dancing In The Streets' series of CDs......

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    Yes it provided a great opportunity for the artists to be photographed [[and there must be somereal rarities there). This series of CDs is great for the colour phtotos of many of the artists that adorn the front covers In the UK the CDs are not too expensive - but not easy to find on line.

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    Yes, I'm in the UK, and have bought a number of Motorcity releases over a period of years.

    That said, I have noticed in the last year or so that prices, at least for some titles, have increased a lot....and some now seem to have become quite rare.

    Good to see so many tracks available as downloads.....although not something for me, at least at the present time....

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    The prices of the CDs generally are more than I care to pay for the product at this stage - the Best Of Motorcity various artists 7700 series fall into this category. They seem to be fairly readily available though.

    However the EU Dancing In The Streets series CDs tend to be more reasonable but finding them isn't easy. Generally I prefer to pay no more than around 5.00 [[and even less on Momox or Music Magpie etc.

    Still there is fun in trying to pick out the bargains. I don't really want to download this stuff as I much prefer a CD.

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    eBay Saved Searches can be useful.......

    A bit of a slog, but still they keep coming.....and sometimes something unexpected appears.....

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    Out of interest, I thought I would do a comparison of the EU "Dancing In The Streets" series - 25 CDs x 16 tracks = 400 tracks, alongside the "Best Of Motorcity" series - 20 CDs x 16 tracks = 320 tracks.
    So with 720 tracks in total over the two series I naturally assumed that there would be a tremendous amount of overlap between them - but I was so wrong. There are only 173 tracks shared between the two series [[and there are several of these that have significantly different timings).
    This means that there are 547 different tracks between these major series and it transpires that 227 are on the "Dancing In The Streets" but not on "Best Of Motorcity" and 147 on "The Best Of" but not on DITS.

    227 DITS
    147 BOMC
    173 SHARED
    547 Total

    I also find it fascinating in terms of the artists represented [[DITS column includes “Dancing In The Streets” and shared tracks).

    DITS BOMC TOTAL
    Andantes 7 5 12
    Banks, Rose 1 0 1
    Barnes, J.J. 5 2 7
    Barnes, J.J. & Barnes, Ortheia 1 0 1
    Barnes, Ortheia 2 0 2
    Blinky 3 0 3
    Bowles, Beans & The Swinging Tigers 2 0 2
    Bristol, Johnny 6 0 6
    Bristol, Johnny & Lands, Liz 2 0 2
    Calvin, Billie 2 0 2
    Cameron, G.C. 2 4 6
    Campbell, Choker 3 0 3
    Clark, Chris 0 1 1
    Contours 12 3 15
    Crawford, Carolyn 9 0 9
    Demps, Louvain 1 5 6
    Denton, Mickey 1 0 1
    Dixon, Hank 3 0 3
    Eckstine, Billy 0 3 3
    Eckstine, Billy & Greene, Susaye 0 1 1
    Edwards, Saundra 5 11 16
    Elgins 10 4 14
    Ellis, James 1 0 1
    Fantastic Four 6 3 9
    Fifth Dimension 2 0 2
    Gaye, Frankie 6 1 7
    Gaye, Frankie & Wells, Mary 1 0 1
    Gaye, Frankie & Weston, Kim 1 0 1
    Gordon, Billy & C-Brand 0 1 1
    Gorman, Freddie 2 0 2
    Greene, Susaye 0 2 2
    Griffin, Billy 9 6 15
    Griffin, Herman 1 0 1
    Griner, Linda 3 4 7
    Harris, Joe & Crawford, Carolyn 1 0 1
    Holloway, Brenda 6 1 7
    Hoorelbeke, Peter 2 0 2
    Hunter, Ivy Jo 5 0 5
    Jacas, Jake 0 6 6
    Jackson, Chuck 2 0 2
    John, Mable 2 0 2
    Johnson, Marv 10 5 15
    Johnson, Marv & Gill, Carolyn 1 0 1
    Kelly, Betty 2 0 2
    Lands, Liz 5 0 5
    Laurence, Lynda 4 7 11
    Lavette, Bettye 7 3 10
    Leverette, Chico 2 0 2
    Lewis Sisters 3 1 4
    Lewis, Pat 7 8 15
    Littles, Hattie 8 4 12
    Lovetones 2 4 6
    Marvelettes 11 3 14
    McLeod, Marilyn 2 0 2
    McNair, Barbara 4 0 4
    McNeir, Ronnie 8 2 10
    McNeir, Ronnie & Lewis, Pat 1 0 1
    Mike & The Modifiers 2 0 2
    Miller, Leeza 2 0 2
    Miracles 2 0 2
    Monitors 9 1 10
    Motorcity All Stars 4 2 6
    Moy, Sylvia 2 0 2
    Nero, Frances 8 5 13
    New Miracles 1 0 1
    Originals 4 0 4
    P.J. 2 0 2
    Parks, Gino & Nero, Frances 1 0 1
    Payne, Freda 1 2 3
    Payne, Scherrie 5 1 6
    Pree, Karen 2 0 2
    Preston, Billy 1 0 1
    Preston, Billy & Syreeta 1 0 1
    Randolph, Barbara 6 7 13
    Rare Earth 2 0 2
    Rayber Voices 3 0 3
    Reeves, Benny 1 0 1
    Reeves, Benny & The Monitors 0 1 1
    Reeves, Lois 2 0 2
    Reeves, Martha 1 0 1
    Reeves, Martha & Cameron, G.C. 1 0 1
    Reeves, Martha & The Vandellas 3 0 3
    Robinson, Claudette 2 0 2
    Rosalind & Annette 2 0 2
    Royster, Vermettya 1 8 9
    Ruffin, David 1 0 1
    Ruffin, Jimmy 1 0 1
    Ruffin, Jimmy & Holloway, Brenda1 0 1
    Satintones 5 0 5
    Sisters Love 3 7 10
    Spencer, C.P. 3 0 3
    Starr, Edwin 5 5 10
    Starr, Edwin & Blinky 1 0 1
    Stubbs, Joe 7 2 9
    Supremes - Jean, Scherrie & Lynda 7 2 9
    Supremes & Originals 2 0 2
    Sutton, Mike & Brenda 1 0 1
    Syreeta 8 0 8
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers 11 2 13
    Taylor, Sherri 3 0 3
    Terrell, Jean 2 0 2
    Three Ounces Of Love 6 0 6
    Undisputed Truth 1 0 1
    Valadiers 5 0 5
    Van Dyke, Earl 4 0 4
    Vee 2 0 2
    Velvelettes 9 0 9
    Ward, Sammy 5 0 5
    Ward, Sammy & Taylor, Sherri 1 0 1
    Wells, Mary 9 0 9
    Weston, Kim 15 2 17
    Wilson, Frank 1 0 1
    Wilson, Mary 2 0 2
    Wylie, Richard "Popcorn" 4 0 4

    400 147 547
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    [QUOTE=mysterysinger;749741 This means that there are 547 different tracks between these major series and it transpires that 227 are on the "Dancing In The Streets" but not on "Best Of Motorcity" and 147 on "The Best Of" but not on DITS.[/QUOTE]

    Now, if there's one thing I love, it's a good overview....and then some analysis.
    Yes, very interesting indeed.....

    So now that you have your findings, how would you interpret them?

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    Tracks on the “Dancing In The Streets” series but not on “Best Of Motorcity”

    Andantes - My World Is Empty Without You 3:12
    Andantes - Hurricane 3:57
    Andantes - Girls Are Out To Get You
    Andantes - Lightning Never Strikes Twice 3:55
    Andantes - Like A Nightmare
    Andantes - Two Sides To Love 4.05
    Barnes, J.J. - Slow Motion
    Barnes, J.J. - Open The Door To Your Heart
    Barnes, J.J. - That's Just Never Enough
    Bristol, Johnny - What Does It Take To Win Your Love 3:33
    Bristol, Johnny & Lands, Liz - Hang On In There Baby 3:50
    Calvin, Billie - Wishing On A Star 4:35
    Cameron, G.C. - It's A Shame 3:49
    Cameron, G.C. - Good Times Up Ahead
    Campbell, Choker - I Just Called To Say I Love You
    Contours - The Tracks Of My Tears 3:42
    Contours - Flashback 4:42
    Contours - First I Look At The Purse 3:37
    Contours - Look Out For The Stop Sign
    Contours - Ready Or Not Here I Come 3:46
    Contours - Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty
    Contours - Blinded By The Light
    Contours - Face Up To The Fact
    Contours - This Old Heart Of Mine 3:03
    Contours - Gonna Win You Back 3:15
    Crawford, Carolyn - Let's Go Round Again 4:14
    Crawford, Carolyn - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
    Crawford, Carolyn - Break The Ice
    Crawford, Carolyn - Hypnotised 3:27
    Demps, Louvain - Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand 3:32
    Dixon, Hank - Save Me I'm All Alone 4:03
    Edwards, Saundra - Tell A Fool Goodbye 3:25
    Edwards, Saundra - There's Nothing Else To Say
    Edwards, Saundra - No More Room In My Heart 4.03
    Edwards, Saundra - Put Yourself In My Place
    Edwards, Saundra - Love From The Inside Out
    Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You 3:52
    Elgins - Souvenirs Of Love
    Elgins - Closer To Your Heart 4:09
    Elgins - Take The Train
    Elgins - Look What You've Done To My Heart
    Elgins - Oooh Honey Baby
    Elgins - Stop Dead In My Track
    Fantastic Four - I'll Be Doggone 3:22
    Fantastic Four - Lying In The Name Of Love 4:06
    Fantastic Four - Sidestepping 3:46
    Fantastic Four - Ain't No Soul Left In These Old Shoes
    Fantastic Four - Night Time Is The Right Time 3:52
    Fantastic Four - Working On A Building Of Love
    Gaye, Frankie - What's Going On 3:39
    Gaye, Frankie - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Gaye, Frankie & Wells, Mary - Once Upon A Time 3:34
    Gaye, Frankie & Weston, Kim - It Takes Two 3:19
    Griffin, Billy - Date With The Rain 3:21
    Griffin, Billy - Feminine Magic
    Griffin, Billy - Give In To Love 4:14
    Griffin, Billy - Secret Admiration 4:14
    Griffin, Billy - Reluctant Lover 4:36
    Griffin, Billy - First In Line 3:49
    Griffin, Billy - Disenchanted Broken Hearted
    Griffin, Billy - Accept This Apology
    Griner, Linda - Goodbye Cruel Love
    Griner, Linda - Break The Chains Of My Love
    Griner, Linda - Too Late For Tears 4:33
    Harris, Joe & Crawford, Carolyn - Ain't Understanding Mellow 4:57
    Holloway, Brenda - You Gave Me Love
    Holloway, Brenda - Give Me A Little Inspiration
    Holloway, Brenda - Every Little Bit Hurts 3:31
    Holloway, Brenda - Hot And Cold 3:43
    Hunter, Ivy Jo - Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever 3:20
    Hunter, Ivy Jo - Burning Sensation
    Hunter, Ivy Jo - Storm Clouds 3:40
    Johnson, Marv - I Was Made To Love Her 4:14
    Johnson, Marv - It's Magic Between Us
    Johnson, Marv - Nothing Can Stop Me
    Johnson, Marv - Come To Me 3:38
    Johnson, Marv - By Hook Or By Crook 3:55
    Johnson, Marv - Run Like A Rabbit 3:44
    Johnson, Marv - Look It's Raining Sunshine
    Johnson, Marv - Beware There's Danger
    Johnson, Marv - Pull Myself Together
    Johnson, Marv - I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose 3.14
    Johnson, Marv & Gill, Carolyn - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing 3:25
    Lands, Liz - Starting All Over Again
    Lands, Liz - Headline News
    Laurence, Lynda - Living With A Married Man
    Laurence, Lynda - If This World Were Mine 5:50
    Laurence, Lynda - Forever Came Today 3:33
    Laurence, Lynda - Forever 3:34
    Lavette, Bettye - Let Me Down Easy
    Lavette, Bettye - Surrender 3:21
    Lavette, Bettye - I'm Ready For Love
    Lavette, Bettye - Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead
    Leverette, Chico - Love Makes The World Go Around
    Lewis Sisters - Baby Baby 3:35
    Lewis Sisters - Dance With Danger 3:49
    Lewis, Pat - Rescue Me 3:21
    Lewis, Pat - Remember Me 3:38
    Lewis, Pat - No Right Turn 4:19
    Lewis, Pat - Wheeling And Dealing 3:51
    Lewis, Pat - Come On And See Me
    Lewis, Pat - Selfish One
    Lewis, Pat - Darkest Days
    Littles, Hattie - Touch Me In The Morning 4:05
    Littles, Hattie - You're The First, The Last, My Everything 3:54
    Littles, Hattie - Never Say Never
    Littles, Hattie - Waiting For The Day
    Littles, Hattie - Come And Get These Memories
    Littles, Hattie - Nowhere To Run
    Littles, Hattie - You See The Trouble In Me 3.39
    Lovetones - Somebody's Taken My Place 3:40
    Marvelettes - When You're Young And In Love 3:01
    Marvelettes - Beechwood 45789 3:03
    Marvelettes - Just In The Nick Of Time 3:57
    Marvelettes - Secret Love Affair 4:10
    Marvelettes - My Baby Must Be A Magician
    Marvelettes - Hey What's Your Name 3:50
    Marvelettes - You Bring The Love Into My Life 3:56
    Marvelettes - Don't Mess With Bill 3:42
    Marvelettes - Too Many Fish In The Sea
    Marvelettes - Used To be A Playboy 3.44
    McNeir, Ronnie - Let's Get It On 4:32
    McNeir, Ronnie - Can't Give You Up
    McNeir, Ronnie - I'm Dedicating My Love
    McNeir, Ronnie & Lewis, Pat - We're Incredible 3:51
    Monitors - Tears Of A Clown
    Monitors - Going To A Go Go 3:27
    Monitors - Brainstorm 4:30
    Monitors - By Hook Rescue My Heart 3:33
    Motorcity All Stars - I Can't Help Myself 3:58
    Motorcity All Stars - Money That's What I Want
    Motorcity All Stars - The Way You Do The Things You Do 3:01
    Motorcity All Stars - Heatwave
    Nero, Frances - Some Things You Never Get Used To 3:54
    Nero, Frances - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3:49
    Nero, Frances - Attack
    Nero, Frances - Close My Eyes
    Nero, Frances - Didn't You Know You'd Have To Cry Sometime 3:51
    Nero, Frances - Keep On Loving Me
    Nero, Frances - Out On The Floor
    Parks, Gino & Nero, Frances - Your Precious Love 3:44
    Payne, Scherrie - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    Payne, Scherrie - Chasing Me Into Somebody Else’s Arms 4:05
    Payne, Scherrie - Pure Energy
    Randolph, Barbara - You Can't Hurry Love 3:35
    Randolph, Barbara - Turning My Back And Walking Away
    Randolph, Barbara - Mister Wonderful
    Randolph, Barbara - The Joke's On You
    Rayber Voices - Darling Baby 3:45
    Rayber Voices - You Got What It Takes 3:18
    Reeves, Lois - Sweet Temptation 4:11
    Reeves, Martha & The Vandellas - Heatwave
    Rosalind & Annette - Running & Hiding
    Royster, Vermettya - Give Me Your Love
    Satintones - I Can't Get Next To You 3:21
    Sisters Love - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning 4:02
    Sisters Love - Something About You 3:41
    Sisters Love - No More Broken Hearts 3:59
    Spencer, C.P. - One Heart For Hire
    Starr, Edwin - Let's Fall In Love Tonight
    Starr, Edwin - Key To Love 3:59
    Starr, Edwin - Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache
    Starr, Edwin - You Made A Believer Out Of Me
    Starr, Edwin - Stop Her On Sight [[S.O.S.)
    Stubbs, Joe - My Girl 3:27
    Stubbs, Joe - Baby I Need Your Loving 3:30
    Stubbs, Joe - Standing In The Shadows Of Love
    Stubbs, Joe - Destination Unknown
    Stubbs, Joe - Just A Little Misunderstanding
    Stubbs, Joe - You're My Eternity 3.56
    Supremes - Jean, Scherrie & Lynda - Stop! In The Name Of Love 4:17
    Supremes - Jean, Scherrie & Lynda - Nathan Jones 3:49
    Supremes - Jean, Scherrie & Lynda - Stoned Love 4:25
    Supremes - Jean, Scherrie & Lynda - Baby Love
    Supremes - Jean, Scherrie & Lynda - Love Child
    Supremes & Originals - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me 3:55
    Supremes & Originals - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 3:25
    Syreeta - With You I'm Born Again 4:30
    Syreeta - I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playing 3:26
    Syreeta - If The Shoe Fits 4.16
    Syreeta - Reflections 3:27
    Syreeta - One Plan Of Action
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - Get Ready 3:36
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - Reach Out I'll Be There 3:56
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - Do Unto Others 3:59
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - Does Your Mama Know About Me 3:42
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - All Strung Out 4:26
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - Seven Rooms Of Gloom
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - You Haven't Seen My Love
    Three Ounces Of Love - Where Did Our Love Go 3:48
    Three Ounces Of Love - Losing Track Of Time 4:41
    Three Ounces Of Love - Honey From A Bee
    Valadiers - Behind A Painted Smile 3:15
    Valadiers - Truth Hurts
    Van Dyke, Earl - Let The Music Take You Away
    Vee - Smiling Faces Sometimes 3:46
    Velvelettes - Come See About Me 3:36
    Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack 3:15
    Velvelettes - He Was Really Saying Something 3:30
    Velvelettes - Pull My Heart Strings 3:49
    Velvelettes - These Things Will Keep Me Loving You
    Ward, Sammy - Try It Baby
    Ward, Sammy - You Really Got A Hold On Me 3:34
    Ward, Sammy - If At First You Don't Succeed
    Ward, Sammy & Taylor, Sherri - Reunited 4:31
    Wells, Mary - My Guy 3:22
    Wells, Mary - You Beat Me To The Punch
    Wells, Mary - Don't Burn Your Bridges
    Wells, Mary - What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One
    Wells, Mary - Stop Before It's Too Late 3:30
    Wells, Mary - Hold On A Little Longer
    Weston, Kim - Investigate
    Weston, Kim - Who's Gonna Have The Last Laugh
    Weston. Kim - Dancing In The Street 3:00
    Weston. Kim - Take Me In Your Arms [[Rock Me A Little While) 3:17
    Weston. Kim - Emotion 3:30
    Weston. Kim - Oh No Not My Baby
    Weston. Kim - Yes I'm Ready 3:42
    Weston. Kim - Just One Man For Me 4:19
    Weston. Kim - Restless Feet 4:49
    Weston. Kim - Baby I'm Yours 4:03
    Weston. Kim - Springtime In My Heart
    Weston. Kim - Signal Your Intention
    Weston. Kim - It Should Have Been Me 3:59
    Wylie, Richard "Popcorn" - Ain't Too Proud To Beg 3:27
    Wylie, Richard "Popcorn" - With This Ring
    Wylie, Richard "Popcorn" - Love Is My Middle Name
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    Tracks on “Best Of Motorcity” series but not on “Dancing In The Streets”

    Andantes - All Around The Motorcity 4:06
    Andantes - The Boss 5:44
    Andantes - Last Dance 5:28
    Andantes - Will you Always Be There 4:39
    Andantes - Step Into My Shoes 4:31
    Barnes, J.J. - On Top Of The World 4:41
    Barnes, J.J. - Whatever Happened To Our Melody 4:48
    Cameron, G.C. - No Need To Explain 4:32
    Cameron, G.C. - Come Back To Me 5:34
    Cameron, G.C. - Right Of Way 4:50
    Cameron, G.C. - You're What's Missing In My Life 3:47
    Clark, Chris - From Head To Toe 4:36
    Contours - Head Over Heels 3:24
    Contours - Under Love's Control 4:22
    Contours - Revenge 4:53
    Demps, Louvain - On The Front Page
    Demps, Louvain - Better Times 4:25
    Demps, Louvain - My Heart Won't Say No 3:36
    Demps, Louvain - One Shot At Happiness 3:53
    Demps, Louvain - On The Beach 4:07
    Eckstine, Billy - Got The Big City Blues 4:52
    Eckstine, Billy - Ask The Lonely 4:05
    Eckstine, Billy - Gentle Lady 4:03
    Eckstine, Billy & Greene, Susaye - It's Impossible 4:26
    Edwards, Saundra - Tow Away Zone 5:00
    Edwards, Saundra - Sunny Weather 3:54
    Edwards, Saundra - Out On The Street 3:59
    Edwards, Saundra - Just In Time For Love 4:02
    Edwards, Saundra - All Or Nothing 5:01
    Edwards, Saundra - Crush On You 4:41
    Edwards, Saundra - L.O.V.E. Lovestruck 4:39
    Edwards, Saundra - New Hope 3:51
    Edwards, Saundra - Thin Line 4:32
    Edwards, Saundra - Sunshine Love 4:41
    Edwards, Saundra - Three Way Love Affair 5:04
    Elgins - Look Up To The Sky 4:16
    Elgins - Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right 4:10
    Elgins - You Got Emotion 4:56
    Elgins - It's Sensational 4:54
    Fantastic Four - Back In Circulation 3:57
    Fantastic Four - If You Need Me Call Me 4:44
    Fantastic Four - I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up 4:11
    Gaye, Frankie - I Wish That I Could Be 04:27
    Gordon, Billy & C-Brand - Half Hearted 3:29
    Greene, Susaye - Free 5:18
    Greene, Susaye - Stop I Need You Now 4:54
    Griffin, Billy - Changing It Up 4:27
    Griffin, Billy - Walk Away From Love 4:37
    Griffin, Billy - Am I The One 4:43
    Griffin, Billy - Losing You Tonight 3:13
    Griffin, Billy - Angel 3:20
    Griffin, Billy - So Hung Up On You 4:44
    Griner, Linda - Bitter End 4:12
    Griner, Linda - Someody's Gotta Go 3:57
    Griner, Linda - Prime Time Lover 4:56
    Griner, Linda - Not This Time 4:20
    Holloway, Brenda - Fighting For What's Right 4:42
    Jacas, Jake - Forever In The Groove 5:33
    Jacas, Jake - Two Way Street 03:54
    Jacas, Jake - Count To Ten 3:44
    Jacas, Jake - As Serious As You Wanna Get 3:49
    Jacas, Jake - Save It Baby [[Save All Your Lovin') 4:18
    Jacas, Jake - Magic's In The Air 4:10
    Johnson, Marv - Better Love Next Time 4:15
    Johnson, Marv - Paper Kisses 4:24
    Johnson, Marv - Can't Take Another Day 5:13
    Johnson, Marv - Just A Little Misunderstanding
    Johnson, Marv - Heart For Sale 4:46
    Laurence, Lynda - The Man In My Life 3:54
    Laurence, Lynda - I'm Not Taking A Chance 4:08
    Laurence, Lynda - True Love Can't Be Replaced 5:18
    Laurence, Lynda - Outside Looking In 4:52
    Laurence, Lynda - Fresh Out Of Tears 4:10
    Laurence, Lynda - Crying Shame 3:35
    Laurence, Lynda - Right Around Midnight 3:30
    Lavette, Bettye - Love Caught Me Out 4:10
    Lavette, Bettye - Too Great A Price To Pay 4:11
    Lavette, Bettye - Right Out Of Time 3:34
    Lewis Sisters - Dancing With Danger 3:55
    Lewis, Pat - In The Name Of Love 4:33
    Lewis, Pat - Don't Memories Mean A Thing 4:35
    Lewis, Pat - The Rhythm Is Right 4:28
    Lewis, Pat - Baby I'm Cool 4:43
    Lewis, Pat - I Don't Want Nobody Else 4:43
    Lewis, Pat - Separation 4:09
    Lewis, Pat - Moving On 4:23
    Lewis, Pat - See You When I Get There 3:16
    Littles, Hattie - I've Never Found A Man [[To Love Me Like You Do) 3:45
    Littles, Hattie - So Far Away 3:47
    Littles, Hattie - Dancing In The Key Of Life 4:30
    Littles, Hattie - The Right Direction 4:03
    Lovetones - On The Other Side 3:43
    Lovetones - Key To My Happiness 5:12
    Lovetones - Turn This Heart Around 3:46
    Lovetones - Sitting In The Park 4:02
    Marvelettes - Getting Into Motion 4:43
    Marvelettes - Ride The Storm 4:45
    Marvelettes - For The Rest Of My Life 03:48
    McNeir, Ronnie - Take The First Step 4:02
    McNeir, Ronnie - Keep On Giving Me Love 4:13
    Monitors - Grazing In The Grass 5:47
    Motorcity All Stars - Can I Get A Witness 4:19
    Motorcity All Stars - Motown Review 4:53
    Nero, Frances - You're The Push Behind Me 4:49
    Nero, Frances - Making My Daydream Real 3:39
    Nero, Frances - Flight L-O-V-E 4:05
    Nero, Frances - Sacrifice 5:25
    Nero, Frances - Come Back And Start Again 4:00
    Payne, Freda - Only Minutes Away 4:21
    Payne, Freda - Memories & Souvenirs 5:04
    Payne, Scherrie - One More Time 4:07
    Randolph, Barbara - Chasing The Hurt Away 4:54
    Randolph, Barbara - From The Start 4:10
    Randolph, Barbara - End Of The Line 4:36
    Randolph, Barbara - Don't Close The Door 4:21
    Randolph, Barbara - Soul Searching 4:19
    Randolph, Barbara - Stop And Start 4:39
    Randolph, Barbara - Breaking Into My Heart 3:57
    Reeves, Benny & The Monitors - Function At The Junction 4:25
    Royster, Vermettya - Back Where I Belong 4:50
    Royster, Vermettya - Dreamer 4:19
    Royster, Vermettya - The Comfort Of Your Arms 4:25
    Royster, Vermettya - Where Did We Go Wrong 4:20
    Royster, Vermettya - If I Were Your Woman 4:24
    Royster, Vermettya - Two Timer 4:47
    Royster, Vermettya - Young Hearts Run Free 3:59
    Royster, Vermettya - Watch Out Boy 4:43
    Sisters Love - Courage 4:04
    Sisters Love - Sympathy
    Sisters Love - Somebody Shake Me 3:55
    Sisters Love - A Little Bit Of Magic 4:31
    Sisters Love - Melting Ice 4:28
    Sisters Love - Right Between The Eyes 3:54
    Sisters Love - Tonight 4:24
    Starr, Edwin - In The Nick Of Time 4:50
    Starr, Edwin - Girl You're My Everything 4:39
    Starr, Edwin - Round and Round 4:21
    Starr, Edwin - Just Another Fool In Love 3:43
    Starr, Edwin - Memories & Souvenirs 4:37
    Stubbs, Joe - Give Me Just A Little More Time 3:28
    Stubbs, Joe - My Baby's Got E.S.P. 4:00
    Supremes - Jean, Scherrie & Lynda - Hit and Miss 3:55
    Supremes - Jean, Scherrie & Lynda - I Want To Be Loved 3:45
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - Talk To The World 4:12
    Taylor, Bobby & The Vancouvers - Finders Keepers 4:27
    Weston, Kim - Somebody's Eyes 4:37
    Weston. Kim - A Case Of Too Much Lovemaking 04:20

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    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    Now, if there's one thing I love, it's a good overview....and then some analysis.
    Yes, very interesting indeed.....

    So now that you have your findings, how would you interpret them?
    I would hope that others could interpret the information in their own way - for example using the reference work to try YouTube or streaming services in order to hear recordings they may not yet have heard, or they could target the CDs that would best enhance their collection. Many of the tracks will also be on the individual artists CDs so folks can do a comparison there.

    That's part of the beauty in that these have all been released on CD over the years. As you say, EBay [[and Discogs) are good sources for these CDs and sometimes bargains come up.

    In terms of the "Best Of Motorcity" links have very helpfully been provided for the tracks by PMG and Kenny. I've not had the time to do the same for the DITS. My favourite source to listen on line is YouTubeMusic which includes many tracks not available on YouTube itself but I doubt any links there would be of any use to others.

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    I would have initially assumed [as did you, it seems] that the track selection would have been more similar.

    I wonder who would have made the final selection for the two sets of releases, and what their criteria for the tracks to be used would have been.

    Yes indeed, YouTube [I need to check out YouTube Music] is very useful......and quick. I have drawers full of all these discs, but then I find myself thinking "now I have to get up and find them"!

    I should check for myself, but does Ian Levine now make all, or many, of the tracks available somewhere? I see the links on YouTube often originate from him, but unsure just how many...am suspecting just a percentage....

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    Wow! That took one heck of a lot of effort, Mystery! What we need now is for Ian to release a "Complete MOTORCITY" CD box set!.

    I'll study your discography thoroughly after finishing "The MOTORCITY Jukebox of Individual-Artist CD's' which is nearly complete -- ready for Kenny to upload this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    What we need now is for Ian to release a "Complete MOTORCITY" CD box set!
    But if he did, would we then be able to actually LIFT the CD box set??!

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    In August 1990, Motorcity artists appeared for two nights on the Motorcity Revue, live at the Pontchartrain, Detroit. The flyer lists the artists on Friday, August 3 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Contours plus Kim Weston, Marv Johnson, The Valadiers, The Elgins, Hattie Littles and Bettye Lavette. Appearing on Saturday, August 4 were The Supremes with Jean Terrell, Mary Wells plus Frances Nero, Carolyn Crawford, Frankie Gaye, The Elgins, The Monitors and Marv Johnson.

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    From the clip on YouTube, it seems Wanda Rogers also appeared, and sang 'Don't Mess With Bill'.

    I assume she was not billed to do so, because it was considered unlikely she would be able to perform....

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