RetroJoe

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Motown Sampler (1962-71) Stereo Version (mostly)

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Martha & The Vandellas  Come And Get These Memories (1963 #29, #6) (mono)   buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  For Once In My Life (1968 #2, 1969 #2)  buy on itunes
The Contours  Do You Love Me (1962 #3, #1) (mono)  buy on itunes
The Miracles  Mickey's Monkey (1963 #8, #3)  buy on itunes
The Marvelettes  Beechwood 4-5789 (1962 #17, #7) (mono)  buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  Fingertips, Pt. 2 (1963 #1, #1)  buy on itunes
Four Tops  I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) (1965 #1, #1)  buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye  Stubborn Kind Of Fellow (1962 #46, #8) (mono)  buy on itunes
Mary Wells  The One Who Really Loves You (1962 #8, #2)  buy on itunes
The Temptations  Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (1966 #3, #1)  buy on itunes
Diana Ross & The Supremes  Love Child (1968 #1, #2)  buy on itunes
Four Tops  Bernadette (1967 #4, #3)  buy on itunes
The Temptations  The Way You Do The Things You Do (1964 #11, #1)  buy on itunes
The Supremes  You Can't Hurry Love (1966 #1, #1)  buy on itunes
Jackson 5  I Want You Back (1970 #1, #1)  buy on itunes
Diana Ross  Aint No Mountain High Enough (1970 #1, #1)  buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston  It Takes Two (1967 #14, #4)  buy on itunes
Four Tops  Ask The Lonely (1965 #24, #9) (mono)  buy on itunes
The Contours  First I Look At The Purse (1965 #57, #12) (mono)  buy on itunes
Shorty Long  Devil With The Blue Dress (1964 #125, #26) (mono)  buy on itunes
The Miracles  OOO Baby Baby (1965 #16, #4)  buy on itunes
Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers  Does Your Mama Know About Me (1968 #29, #5)  buy on itunes
Gladys Knight & The Pips  If I Were Your Woman (1971 #9, #1)  buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye  Whats Going On (1971 #2, #1)  buy on itunes

Comment:

This is a repost of my mix of songs from the 4 CD set entitled "Hitsville USA - The Motown Collection - 1959-1971". All of the songs on that collection were presented in mono (even if the original charted hit was in stereo). I posted this mix before on 8/13/06, and used the mono mixes off of the 4 cd set. locovinagre complained that I was posting an all mono mix and even called me lazy (although he also said that it was a groovy mix). Well I thought it was a good mix, but decided it was worth reposting it with stereo presentations of the songs. This is my attempt to do that. Unfortunately, it looks like as much as seven songs were recorded originally in mono (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 18, 19 & 20). If anybody has a stereo version of any one of the mono songs used here, please let me know. I'm supplying this mix in a zip file of 108 megs (just click on the first song title to download). The two chart numbers given reflect the Pop & then the R&B rankings.


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DJ Karen Adams
Date: 1/21/2007
This is as groovy as ever!
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sammyg123
Date: 1/21/2007
24 All Time Classics. What else can you say? Awesome stuff...
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GambleOn
Date: 1/21/2007
Great collection!
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musicgnome
Date: 1/21/2007
With forced-romance just around the corner, this perfectly timed stuff.The Complete Motown Singles Boxes are essential, btw.
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locovinagre
Date: 1/21/2007
Sweet! Made my morning with this post. I will surely enjoy it in the morning.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 1/22/2007
Great stuff! Thanks for this Joe.
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Mesh
Date: 1/22/2007
Flawless.
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Nomates
Date: 1/22/2007
As this is a Motown selection, musical quality is already assured. The choices here are universally excellent. The stereo/mono debate however, is a thorny old thing, not unlike that vinyl/digital chestnut. I would prefer the stereo versions, for reasons that would probably not stand up to intelligent scrutiny. Nonetheless, That's my choice. Therefore, this "re-working" is the one for me. Cheers Joe.
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Mixxer
Date: 1/22/2007
"The two chart numbers given reflect the Pop & then the R&B rankings." And that of course was the genius of Motown, that they had appeal to both of those fan bases.

Great collection here. Thanks Joe.
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jonpoi
Date: 1/23/2007
Masterful.
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Jenergy
Date: 1/23/2007
This is just wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to put this together and share it with us.
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SteveRaglin
Date: 1/24/2007
Great choices all, and finishing with Mr. Gaye's seminal work is perfect!
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Orchid
Date: 1/25/2007
My lord what a cornucopia of goodness. The closer is hands down the creme-de-la-creme.
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tornadoZ
Date: 1/31/2007
what a pleasure! thanks for sharing this, Retro Joe; listened at work just now. the Diana Ross at #16 and the Miracles at #21 are old favorites that were nice to hear today.

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