Tuesday, August 9, 2022

K's Motown SPECIAL - VA - MOJO Magazine Presents - The 100 Greatest Motown Tracks (Experts Poll - February 2009) [2020] (5 x CD's)

K's MOTOWN SPECIAL     -    VA - MOJO Magazine Presents, The 100 Greatest Motown Tracks (Experts Poll - February 2009) [2020] (5 x CD's)

In memory of Motown songwriting legend and genius Lamont Dozier, who sadly died today. (RIP) Lamont Herbert Dozier June 16, 1941 - August 8, 2022) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, from Detroit, Michigan.He co-wrote and produced 14 US Billboard number 1 hits and 4 number ones in the UK.

I thought I'd take a stab at U.K.'s MOJO Magazine: The 100 Greatest Motown Tracks (Experts Poll - from February 2009). I made absolutely certain to include all the original hit single 7" 45 versions, all the glorious original mono mixes, until stereo became the norm in the early 70's.  I added 10 additional tracks as an extra special bonus, the tracks I think should have been included in the Top 100. Brought everything up to a nice even 22 tracks per disc.

Most officially released Motown CD compilations feature the much inferior stereo album mixes of songs, and not the far superior original mono 7" single mixes. I think you'll agree, the original mono single mixes sound a million times better than the stereo album versions. I honestly don't think you'll find a better Motown collection anywhere with this kind of quality and 110 massive hits found here.

Hope you enjoy many of the greatest records ever made.

Enjoy!


K

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Track lists


CD1

01 Martha and the Vandellas Dancing in the Street (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:40

02 Marvin Gaye What's Going On (7" Single Version) 3:55

03 The Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:00

04 The Temptations Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (Original 1972 7" Single Edit) 6:58

05 Stevie Wonder Superstition 4:09

06 Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) (Original 1959 7" Mono Single Version) 2:39

07 The Miracles The Tracks of My Tears (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 3:01

08 Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Original 1968 7" Mono Single Version) 3:13

09 Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:01

10 The Supremes Stop! In the Name of Love (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:53

11 Edwin Starr War (Original 1970 7" Mono Single Version) 3:27

12 Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:56

13 The Marvelettes The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:49

14 The Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:47

15 The Contours Do You Love Me (Original 1962 7" Mono Single Version) 2:53

16 The Temptations My Girl (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:56

17 The Miracles Shop Around (Original 1960 7" Mono National Hit Single Version) 2:48

18 The Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:33

19 The Four Tops Bernadette (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 3:02

20 The Temptations I Wish It Would Rain (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:51

21 The Miracles You've Really Got a Hold on Me (Original 1962 7" Mono Single Version) 2:59

22 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:29


CD2

23 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back (Original 1970 7" Mono Single Version) 3:00

24 Stevie Wonder Living for the City (7" Single Edit) 3:39

25 The Temptations I Can't Get Next to You (Original 1969 7" Mono Single Version) 2:54

26 Gladys Knight & the Pips Didn't You Know (You'd Have to Cry Sometime) (Original 1969 7" Mono Single Version) 3:34

27 The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:54

28 The Four Tops Standing in the Shadows of Love (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:36

29 Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Original 1971 7" Mono Single Version) 2:58

30 The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman (Original 1961 7" Mono Single Version) 2:30

31 Stevie Wonder I Was Made to Love Her (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:39

32 Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On (7" Single Edit) 3:54

33 The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) (Original 1971 7" Mono Single Version) 3:54

34 Eddie Holland Leaving Here (Original 1963 7" Mono Single Version) 2:32

35 The Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:45

36 Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston It Takes Two (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:56

37 Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:53

38 The Miracles Ooo Baby Baby (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:43

39 Martha and the Vandellas Heat Wave (Original 1963 7" Mono Single Version) 2:48

40 Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (7" Single Version) 2:31

41 Martha and the Vandellas Come and Get These Memories (Original 1963 7" Mono Single Version) 2:28

42 The Temptations Cloud Nine (Original 1968 7" Mono Single Version) 3:36

43 The Four Tops Baby I Need Your Loving (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:44

44 Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours (Original 1970 7" Mono Single Version) 2:33


CD3

45 The Temptations Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) (Original 1970 7" Mono Single Version) 4:03

46 Marvin Gaye Baby Don't You Do It (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:34

47 The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:44

48 Mary Wells My Guy (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:48

49 The Jackson 5 ABC (Original 1970 7" Mono Single Version) 3:12

50 Martha and the Vandellas Nowhere to Run (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:52

51 Junior Walker & the All Stars (I'm a) Road Runner (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:47

52 The Supremes Baby Love (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:36

53 The Miracles (Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:31

54 David Ruffin My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) (Original 1969 7" Mono Single Version) 3:27

55 The Temptations The Way You Do the Things You Do (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:38

56 Stevie Wonder Higher Ground (7" Single Version) 3:11

57 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles I Second That Emotion (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:41

58 Rick James Super Freak (7" Single Version) 3:25

59 The Miracles Going to a Go-Go (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:49

60 Diana Ross Touch Me in the Morning (7" Single Edit) 3:27

61 The Supremes Stoned Love (Original 1970 7" Mono Single Edit) 3:00

62 Stevie Wonder Sir Duke 3:54

63 Marvin Gaye I Want You (7" Single Version) 3:38

64 Diana Ross Love Hangover (7" Single Edit) 3:44

65 Marvin Gaye Hitch Hike (Original 1962 7" Mono Single Version) 2:32

66 David Ruffin Walk Away from Love (7" Single Version) 3:15


CD4

67 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles The Tears of a Clown (Original 1970 7" Mono Single Version) 3:05

68 The Marvelettes Too Many Fish in the Sea (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:27

69 The Jackson 5 2-4-6-8 2:57

70 Stevie Wonder You Are the Sunshine of My Life (7" Single Version) 2:52

71 The Velvelettes He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:31

72 The Temptations Take a Look Around (Original 1972 7" Mono Single Version) 3:10

73 Marvin Gaye Trouble Man 3:58

74 Stevie Wonder Too High 4:36

75 Edwin Starr Twenty-Five Miles (Original 1969 7" Mono Single Version) 3:21

76 The Undisputed Truth Smiling Faces Sometimes (Original 1971 7" Mono Single Version) 3:19

77 Gladys Knight & the Pips Friendship Train (Original 1969 7" Mono Single Version) 3:46

78 The Spinners It's a Shame (Original 1970 7" Mono Single Version) 3:08

79 The Monitors Number One In Your Heart (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:42

80 Little Stevie Wonder Fingertips (Part 2) (First Pressing) (Original 1963 7" Mono Single Version) 3:12

81 The Velvelettes Needle in a Haystack (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:31

82 Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:59

83 Mable John Actions Speak Louder Than Words (Original 1960 7" Mono Single Version) 2:51

84 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell I'll Never Stop Loving You Baby 3:21

85 Chris Clark I Want to Go Back There Again (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:41

86 Junior Walker & the All Stars Shotgun (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:58

87 Marv Johnson Come to Me (Original 1959 7" Mono Single Version) 2:19


CD5

88 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons The Night (Original 1972 7" Single Version) 3:17

89 The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:33

90 Marvin Gaye Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got (Original 1969 7" Mono Single Version) 3:28

91 Kim Weston Helpless (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:37

92 Eddie Kendricks Keep on Truckin', Pt. 1 (7" Single Edit) 3:33

93 Diana Ross Upside Down (7" Single Edit) 3:41

94 Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday 5:54

95 R. Dean Taylor There's a Ghost in My House (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:26

96 Frank Wilson Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:33

97 Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way (Original 1976 US Tamla 7" Single Edit) 3:36

98 Singin' Sammy Ward Who's the Fool (Original 1960 7" Mono Single Version) 2:42

99 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) (7" Single Edit) 4:16

100 Rockwell Somebody's Watching Me (7" Single Version) 3:57

101 The Supremes Come See About Me (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:41

102 Carolyn Crawford My Smile Is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down) (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 3:02

103 The Four Tops It's the Same Old Song (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:47

104 Tammi Terrell Come On and See Me (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:23

105 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:33

106 Martha and the Vandellas Jimmy Mack (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:53

107 The Marvelettes Don't Mess with Bill (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:49

108 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (Original 1968 7" Mono Single Version) 2:17

109 Stevie Wonder I Wish 4:13

110 Diana Ross & the Supremes Someday We'll Be Together (Original 1969 7" Mono Single Version) 3:26

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15 comments:

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    1. How doesn't, Bud_e_luv_bomb.
      As soon as those beats start, you're hooked.
      Cheers.

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  2. It always sounds so wonderful......the Motown sound.
    Ive been listening all my life and its still a joy at anytime.

    Many of these artists live on through their soul music.

    Stay safe
    Cheers
    Stephen

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    1. Thanks, Stephen.
      I have posted every Motown Box I have and now K offers this.
      Wonderful, after sadness.
      Cheers.

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    2. Sadness indeed....although he had made 81 years.
      Eddie & Brian Holland are still going, I believe a similar age.
      Very influential on the Motown Sound......A quite brilliant team.

      Cheers
      Stephen

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  3. Motown sound at it's best. Thanks K and Butterboy and RIP Lamont Dozier

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  4. Excellent track listing and is a good introduction for someone (like me when I was in my young teens) just learning about the world of great music out there.
    Thank you guys for the upload. Much appreciated.

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    1. Hi eelcat.
      You're welcome.
      Music will teach you many things. Take it while you can.
      Cheers.

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  5. What a great collection, thank you both!

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  6. Fantastic to have so many great tunes all in one place. Thanks as ever K & BB. SPx

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