Late Freight - Dave Hamilton, 20. Falling In Love With Love - Paula Greer, 5. My goal is to collect all of them. I'mi See You Later - Johnny Griffith Trio, 22. Elegance just pours out from each disc here, it is unprecedented and will never be equaled in the future. And I have now discovered so many awesome Motown songs I had never even heard before! The packaging for the entire series is the best I've ever seen.
So, I'm already over a thousand bucks into this series and yet my collection is missing one of the best volumes it covers 1966 when a lot of the talent was at their crescendos. There were so many in 1963 that it's not surprising they dominate the flavor of this volume of The Complete Motown Singles; even if they produced neither hits nor forgotten gems, there are so many of them they leap out amidst what is the formation of the classic Motown sound. With the sudden changes in mood and preponderance of odd generic material, this box commands attention, and for listeners of a certain stripe, it is certainly compelling, as these non-traditional Motown sides replicate the sound of 1963 outside of the Gordy empire, one where crossover jazz, folk singers, and novelty records took up a significant portion of the charts. We're Only Young Once - Bunny Paul, 9. Yes, some songs are better than others, but all the music from this amazing dozen-year Motown era is great.
Forget About Me - Carolyn Crawford, 8. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine - Howard Crockett, 7. He Won't Be True Little Girl Blue - The Marvelettes, 24. The - Howard Crockett Big Wheel, 6. I've twice emailed Hip-O Select Records, the publisher, and not heard a word back. Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do - Wright Specials, 12. Our gratitude to Berry Gordy, the Gordy family, the artists, musicians, engineers, writers, producers, arrangers, handclappers and footstompers at 2468 West Grand Boulevard.
The girl who answered the phone for them did not know a thing about the series. The cost of even one volume here is enough that you'll probably want the entire collection. I've been surprised to learn that there are styles of music other than soul on the Motown label. Bill Dahl of Chicago has written hundreds of album reviews, feature stories and various articles about music and musicians. Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye - Darnells Too Hurt To Cry, 4.
I believe it will be completed at the publication of the 12th volume, and each volume has 5 or 6 discs. It is a little hard to hold the book open so you can pull out or put in the discs, but this is a minor struggle and it is well worth it. If you are like me, you are going to want the entire series if you buy even a single volume. And who really wants to own only part of a series of anything? Volume 4 , 1964 anyone? He is the Boy of My Dreams - Patrice Holloway. My Baby Gave Me Another Chance - Amos Milburn, 8.
He Is The Boy of My Dreams - Patrice Holloway Like most independent record moguls of the early '60s, Berry Gordy, Jr. Bisson, Esther Gordy Edwards, Berry Gordy 5-19 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands Traditional 5-20 Leaving Here Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr. Bullman 1-11 It Should Have Been Me Norman Whitfield, William 'Mickey' Stevenson 1-12 Love Me All The Way William 'Mickey' Stevenson, Barney Ales 1-13 Locking Up My Heart First Pressing Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr. With thanks to: All of the artists and Motown staffers who contributed their memories, and to the Motown Winners' Circle Chris Jenner, John Lester, Andrew Skurow and Paul Nixon ; Bill Levenson, Ritchie Hardin, Martin Hughes, Ron Murphy, Robert Pruter and Eric Charge. It Should Have Been Me - Kim Weston, 12.
Going Steady Anniversary - The Stylers, 10. Mellow In Coli - Dave Hamilton, 21. All musician credits and additional backing vocals, production, engineering or songwriting credits taken from the track-by-track annotations and essays. This entire series is amazing. Stevie - Patrice Holloway, 22. So, one can only hope that Hip-O Select does another run of these amazing Motown volumes. Goodbye Cruel Love - Linda Griner, 4.
Gordy tried everything -- folk, country, gospel, jazz, supper club crooning -- seemingly opening up a new subsidiary for every style, very rarely with much success. If you are a Motown fan, you will be astonished when you hear all the incredible treasures which this series contains. You'll Be Sorry Someday - The Valadiers, 3. Envious - Linda Griner, 5. You will buy the first volume and you will immediately realize that it is a worthwhile investment to obtain the entire series. I Found a Girl - The Valadiers, 2.
Pride and Joy - Marvin Gaye, 18. Which isn't to say that these subsidiaries were bad -- some of them were, but not all of them. My Daily Prayer - Amos Milburn, 16. Why Go Out of Your Way - Billy Merritt, 25. Pig Knuckles - Morrocco Muzik Makers, 12.
I Gotta Dance - LaBrenda Ben I Can't Help It, 14. A Love She Can Count On - The Miracles, 14. Pushing Up Daisies - The Stylers, 11. I Call It Pretty Music But the Old People Call It the Blues Pt. That's the sound I've been looking for! It shows that Motown was not immune to chasing trends, which is a minor revelation in itself, but having these here provides a context to the rise of the patented Motown sound, which truly started to flourish this year -- and a large reason why is the emergence of the writing and production team of , , and , along with the groups that were fueled by their work.