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VA - Motown Chartbusters Vol. 01 - Vol. 12 [1967 - 1982] (12 x CD's)

 

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VA - Motown Chartbusters Vol. 01 - Vol. 12 [1967 - 1982] (12 x CD's)

Motown Chartbusters is a series of compilation albums first released by EMI under licence on the Tamla Motown label in Britain. In total, 12 editions were released in the UK between 1967 and 1982. Volumes 1 and 2 were originally called British Motown Chartbusters; after this the title Motown Chartbusters was used.

Early Motown Records releases in Britain were not on the Motown label, but were issued on the London, Fontana, Oriole and Stateside labels. In 1964, Motown's first number 1 in Britain was "Baby Love" by the Supremes, released on EMI's Stateside label. "Where Did Our Love Go" by the Supremes, and "My Guy" by Mary Wells were amongst other big hits in the same year, also on Stateside. The first release on the Tamla Motown label was "Stop In The Name Of Love" by the Supremes, in March 1965.

By 1964, Motown had accumulated enough British hits for EMI to release a greatest hits album, A Collection of Tamla Motown Big Hits. Over the next few years, several more compilations were released, including six in the series 16 Original Big Hits. In 1967, the label issued the first of the Motown Chartbusters series. Although the series comprised mainly hit singles by various Motown artists, the albums also included other recordings that had not been hits in Britain and many significant single hits were excluded from the series. Later albums in the series failed to include any of the top ten singles achieved by Stevie Wonder, or any of his releases. Minor hits were sometimes included in place of bigger hits, most notably for the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. Because of Motown's policy of re-issuing tracks on single on a regular basis, there are some anomalies in the inclusion of tracks. Jimmy Ruffin's 'What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?' is included in both Volume 1 and Volume 9, as it was a UK hit single twice. Mary Wells' hit 'My Guy' features on Volume 7, released in 1972, after it had been a substantive reissue hit, despite being first released in 1964 and similarly 'Baby Love' is included on Volume 9, as it had been re-issued in 1974, ten years after it first charted in the UK for The Supremes.

The original albums were made by EMI under licence from Motown. EMI also made 8-track cartridge recordings of the early releases. In total, 12 editions were released in the UK, spanning 15 years from 1967 to 1982. The first nine albums were Top 15 UK chart entries, whereas the later albums from 10-12 didn't chart at all. The second volume of British Motown Chartbusters rose to No. 8 in January 1970. In the same year, Volume 3 spent six weeks at the No. 2 position, eventually reaching No. 1. Volumes 4 and 5 also hit No. 1. In 1971 Volume 6 went to No. 2 and, in 1972 and 1973, both Volumes 7 and 8 went to No. 9.

The series was the most successful set of compilation albums in terms of sales until the release of the Now That's What I Call Music series began in the mid-1980's. A compilation album, Now That's What I Call Motown, was released on the Universal Motown label. (Wikipedia)

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Track lists


Vol. 01

01 Stevie Wonder Blowin' in the Wind 3:08

02 Diana Ross & the Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On 2:44

03 Four Tops Standing in the Shadows of Love 2:39

04 Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston It Takes Two 3:00

05 Marvelettes When You're Young and in Love 2:38

06 Temptations [I Know] I'm Losing You 2:28

07 Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Broken Hearted 2:58

08 Diana Ross & the Supremes The Happening 2:49

09 Four Tops 7 Rooms of Gloom 2:35

10 Jr. Walker & the All Stars How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 3:02

11 Martha Reeves & the Vandellas I'm Ready for Love 2:56

12 Diana Ross & the Supremes Love is Here and Now You're Gone 2:49

13 Jimmy Ruffin Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got 2:40

14 Stevie Wonder I Was Made to Love Her 2:35

15 Gladys Knight & the Pips Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me 2:55

16 Martha Reeves & the Vandellas Jimmy Mack 2:51


Vol. 02

01 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing 2:16

02 Diana Ross & the Supremes Reflections 2:52

03 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles If You Can Want 2:45

04 Four Tops You Keep Running Away 2:51

05 Temptations I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) 3:36

06 Gladys Knight & the Pips I Heard it Through the Grapevine 2:47

07 Stevie Wonder I'm Wondering 2:55

08 Jimmy Ruffin I've Passed This Way Before 2:44

09 Diana Ross & the Supremes Some Things You Never Get Used To 2:24

10 R. Dean Taylor Gotta See Jane 3:08

11 Stevie Wonder Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day 2:47

12 Temptations You're My Everything 3:00

13 Martha Reeves & the Vandellas Honey Chile 2:59

14 Four Tops If I Were a Carpenter 2:49

15 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles I Second That Emotion 2:45

16 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell If I Could Build My Whole World Around You 2:22


Vol. 03

01 Marvin Gaye I Heard it Through the Grapevine 3:14

02 Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 3:08

03 Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour 2:57

04 Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) 2:52

05 Marv Johnson I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose 2:41

06 Diana Ross & the Supremes No Matter What Sign You Are 2:54

07 Four Tops I'm in a Different World 2:57

08 Martha & the Vandellas Dancing in the Street 2:40

09 Stevie Wonder For Once in My Life 2:48

10 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You're All I Need to Get By 2:47

11 Temptations Get Ready 2:36

12 Edwin Starr Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.) 2:17

13 Diana Ross & the Supremes Love Child 2:52

14 Isley Brothers Behind a Painted Smile 2:50

15 Jr. Walker & the All Stars [I'm A] Road Runner 2:48

16 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles The Tracks of My Tears 2:50


Vol. 04

01 Jackson 5 I Want You Back 2:58

02 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell The Onion Song 2:59

03 Four Tops I Can't Help Myself 2:43

04 Supremes Up the Ladder to the Roof 3:14

05 Temptations I Can't Get Next to You 2:55

06 Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking About My Baby 2:55

07 Stevie Wonder Yester Me, Yester You, Yester Day 3:05

08 Diana Ross & the Supremes Someday We'll Be Together 3:27

09 Jackson 5 Abc 2:54

10 Stevie Wonder Never Had a Dream Come True 3:08

11 Jimmy Ruffin Farewell is a Lonely Sound 3:00

12 Four Tops Do What You Gotta Do 4:03

13 Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations I Second That Emotion 2:31

14 Temptations Cloud Nine 3:30

15 Jr. Walker & the All Stars What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) 2:29

16 Diana Ross 16 Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) 2:58


Vol. 05

01 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles The Tears of a Clown 3:01

02 Edwin Starr War 3:21

03 Jackson 5 The Love You Save 3:02

04 Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) 4:07

05 Four Tops It's All in the Game 2:45

06 Stevie Wonder Heaven Help Us All 3:14

07 Jimmy Ruffin It's Wonderful (To Be Loved By You) 2:46

08 Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough 3:35

09 Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours 2:37

10 Supremes Stoned Love 2:58

11 Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin and John 4:17

12 Four Tops Still Water (Love) 3:13

13 Martha & the Vandellas Forget Me Not 2:37

14 Detroit Spinners It's a Shame 3:13

15 Jackson 5 I'll Be There 3:54

16 Jimmy Ruffin I'll Say Forever My Love 2:58


Vol. 06

01 Diana Ross I'm Still Waiting 3:46

02 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles I Don't Blame You at All 3:13

03 Stevie Wonder We Can Work it Out 3:17

04 Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye 2:58

05 Velvelettes These Things Will Keep Me Loving You 2:31

06 R. Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me 3:54

07 Supremes & Four Tops River Deep Mountain High 3:10

08 Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) 3:50

09 Supremes Nathan Jones 3:04

10 Four Tops Simple Game 2:57

11 Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You 2:34

12 Temptations It's Summer 2:58

13 Diana Ross Remember Me 3:22

14 Jackson 5 Mama's Pearl 3:03

15 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (Come Round Here) I'm the One You Need 2:28

16 Four Tops Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life) 3:06


Vol. 07

01 Supremes Automatically Sunshine 2:39

02 Gladys Knight & the Pips Just Walk in My Shoes 2:30

03 Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin 2:34

04 Temptations Take a Look Around 3:11

05 Supremes & Four Tops You've Gotta Have Love in Your Heart 2:49

06 Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me 3:02

07 Diana Ross Surrender 2:52

08 Michael Jackson Ain't No Sunshine 4:12

09 Temptations Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) 2:53

10 Martha Reeves & the Vandellas Bless You 3:03

11 Supremes Floy Joy 2:38

12 Junior Walker & the All Stars Walk in the Night 4:13

13 Diana Ross Doobedoodn'doobe Doobedoodn'doobe Doobedoodn'doobe 4:53

14 San Remo Strings Festival Time 2:38

15 Mary Wells My Guy 2:51

16 Michael Jackson Got to Be There 3:24


Vol. 08

01 Stevie Wonder Superstition 3:07

02 Gladys Knight & the Pips Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) 4:21

03 Temptations Law of the Land 4:46

04 Junior Walker & the All Stars Take Me Girl' I'm Ready 3:07

05 Jackson 5 Skywriter 3:10

06 Diana Ross Touch Me in the Morning 3:26

07 Gladys Knight & the Pips The Look of Love 2:50

08 Michael Jackson Morning Glow 3:31

09 Temptations Papa Was a Rolling Stone 5:10

10 Marvin Gaye Let's Get it On 4:00

11 Supremes Bad Weather 3:04

12 Michael Jackson Ben 2:45

13 Stevie Wonder You Are the Sunshine of My Life 2:54

14 Jackson 5 Hallelujah Day 2:45

15 Junior Walker & the All Stars Way Back Home 3:13

16 Gladys Knight & the Pips Help Me Make it Through the Night 3:27


Vol. 09

01 Diana Ross All of My Life 3:05

02 Stevie Wonder Higher Ground 3:09

03 Jackson 5 Dancing Machine 2:28

04 Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye My Mistake (Was To Love You) 2:51

05 Syreeta Spinnin' and Spinnin' 3:34

06 Eddie Kendricks Keep on Truckin' 3:29

07 R. Dean Taylor There's a Ghost in My House 2:15

08 Smokey Robinson Just My Soul Responding 4:58

09 Diana Ross Last Time I Saw Him 2:40

10 Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye You Are Everything 2:53

11 Stevie Wonder He's Misstra Know it All 3:59

12 Diana Ross & Supremes Baby Love 2:36

13 Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted 3:00

14 Stevie Wonder Living for the City 3:38

15 Diana Ross Love Me 2:55

16 Eddie Kendricks Boogie Down 3:46

17 Commodores Machine Gun 2:41


Vol. 10

01 Commodores Three Times a Lady 3:38

02 Diana Ross Love Hangover 3:44

03 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons The Night 3:21

04 Marvin Gaye Got to Give it Up (Part 1) 4:10

05 Tata Vega Get it Up for Love 2:55

06 Diana Ross The Boss 3:52

07 Smokey Robinson Theme From Big Time 3:26

08 Syreeta Your Kiss is Sweet 3:53

09 Diana Ross Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?) 3:23

10 Commodores Easy 4:10

11 Teena Marie I'm a Sucker for Your Love 3:12

12 Miracles Love Machine 2:55

13 Yvonne Fair It Should Have Been Me 3:27

14 Rick James You and I 3:09

15 Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way 3:38

16 Commodores Sail On 3:57


Vol. 11

01 Diana Ross Upside Down 3:40

02 Teena Marie Behind the Groove 3:55

03 Billy Preston & Syreeta It Will Come in Time 3:09

04 Commodores Still 3:42

05 Rick James Big Time 3:34

06 High Inergy Make Me Yours 3:30

07 Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious 3:33

08 Diana Ross It's My House 3:35

09 Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I'm Born Again 3:36

10 Jermaine Jackson Burnin' Hot 4:18

11 Diana Ross My Old Piano 3:54

12 Syreeta He's Gone 3:30

13 Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin' 3:37

14 Commodores Wonderland 3:47

15 Smokey Robinson Cruisin' 4:24

16 Lynda Carter The Last Song 2:54


Vol. 12

01 Smokey Robinson Being With You 3:59

02 Commodores Lady (You Bring Me Up) 3:57

03 Michael Jackson We're Almost There 3:41

04 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love 4:27

05 Rick James Give it to Me 3:53

06 Diana Ross I'm Coming Out 3:57

07 Jermaine Jackson You Like Me Don't You 3:49

08 Teena Marie It Must Be Magic 4:15

09 Commodores Oh No 3:01

10 Michael Jackson One Day in Your Life 4:08

11 Diana Ross Tenderness 3:49

12 Smokey Robinson Tell Me Tomorrow (Part 1) 3:49

13 Jose Feliciano I Wanna Be Where You Are 3:46

14 Syreeta I Must Be in Love 3:40

15 Commodores Why You Wanna Try Me 3:54

16 Jermaine Jackson Paradise in Your Eyes 3:52

17 Rick James Super Freak (Part 1) 3:20

18 Diana Ross It's My Turn 3:55

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24 comments:

  1. vol 3 cover , i was thinking about it 2 day,s ago . matey ! thx !

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    1. Hi jon,
      It is wondrous how these events occur.
      Enjoy these.

      Cheers.

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    1. You're welcome Phillip.
      A lot of great memories here.

      Cheers.

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  3. WOW!!! This collection is like the Willy Wonka "Music" Factory... lol :) Thank you!

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    1. Hi Kevin.
      It is a terrific set of CD's. Enjoy!

      Cheers.

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  4. thanks BB some sweet soul music here

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  5. Hi Butterboy, I had the first 3 volumes and I would imagine most of the well known songs, but always I appreciate your efforts and love for music. Thanks again for what you are doing here.

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  6. Great Music and wonderful memories of a golden era...Many thanks for your efforts they are very much appreciated

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    1. You're welcome, Chrisd.
      Enjoy them all.

      Cheers.

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  7. Hello BUTTERBOY, many thanks for this wonderful MOTOWN music!!I enjoy it!! Perhaps you can help in the future with an offer for two different CDs from Rollercoaster Records: Gene Vincent tribute CDs.http://www.rollercoasterrecords.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2534&osCsid=cr76ef2upn3qom1t1l3bmmejf7
    Thanks for your side.Greetings Thomas

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    1. Hi Tom.
      Glad you like the set offered here today.
      I have a lot of Gene Vincent but not the item you are seeking.

      Cheers.

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  8. Thanks BB
    Another radio station of my youth. Motown and The Beatles....

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    1. Hi lemonflag,
      These are really great fun to listen to. no wonder they were so popular.

      Cheers.

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  9. These are wonderful sets my friend but Vol 1 seems to be missing. I've downloaded it twice but still can't see it

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    1. Hi Crazy Al.
      All the files are there. However, to get them to fit best for downloading Vol.01 is included in the later Parts. Once you unpack all of them it will be there.

      Cheers.

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    2. I apologise for my rashness. Thank you so much - these are wonderful.

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    3. Thanks CrazyAl.
      Enjoy the music.

      Cheers.

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  10. A great set/collection (which I have in FLAC) - but folks should grab it, as the US versions have different tracks and are 'not as good' as the UK original releases (IMHO lol)

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    1. Hi puw,
      I was surprised that many didn't have all of these.
      Cheers.

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