RetroJoe

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The Real Nitty Gritty (Motown in 1969-70)

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The Temptations  Runaway Child, Running Wild (exten_ded vers) (#6, R&B #1)   buy on itunes
Gladys Knight & The Pips  Cloud Nine  buy on itunes
The Jackson 5  ABC (1970 #1, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Gladys Knight and The Pips  The Nitty Gritty (#19, R&B #2)  buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye  The E_nd Of Our Road (1970 #40, R&B #7)  buy on itunes
Rare Earth  (I Know) I'm Losing You (mono) (1970 #7, R&B #20)  buy on itunes
Shorty Long  Ain't No Justice (Instrumental)  buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  I Don't Know Why (I Love You) (#39, R&B #16)  buy on itunes
Martha & The Vandellas  (We've Got) Honey Love (#56, R&B #27)  buy on itunes
The Jackson 5  I'll Be There (mono) (1970 #1, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
The Supremes & Four Tops  River Deep, Mountain High (iss 1970, peak 1971 #14, R&B #7)  buy on itunes
Gladys Knight & The Pips  The Tracks Of My Tears (1970)  buy on itunes
Diana Ross and The Supremes & The Temptations  Stubborn Kind Of Fellow  buy on itunes
Chuck Jackson  Two Feet From Happiness (mono) (1970)  buy on itunes
David & Jimmy Ruffin  Stand By Me (live) (1970 #61, R&B #24)  buy on itunes
The Spinners  My Whole World En_ded (The Moment You Left Me) (1970)  buy on itunes
Earle Van Dyke  Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got (instrumental) (mono)  buy on itunes
Bob and Marcia  Young Gifted & Black (mono) (1970)  buy on itunes
Diana Ross and The Supremes & The Temptations  Try It Baby  buy on itunes
Jonah Jones  Don't Mess With Bill (instrumental) (mono)  buy on itunes
Gladys Knight & The Pips  You're My Everything (1970)  buy on itunes
Four Tops  Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me (#45, R&B #25)  buy on itunes
Kiki Dee  My Whole World En_ded (The Moment You Left Me) (1970)  buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  My Cherie Amour (#4, R&B #4)  buy on itunes

Comment:

The inspiration for this collection of motown for these years is the complete singles compilation book sets of recent vintage. Unfortunately all of the songs are only available from this source as mono tracks, even though most of them used here were originally stereo single releases. I put the mix together from the box sets, but then hunted for stereo versions which comprise 18 of the 24 tracks used here. Most of these songs are not mainstream hits, because I used 32 tracks on prior mixes for these years. One of the exceptions to this are the two #1 hits by the Jackson 5 that I used for tracks 3 & 10. Other fairly big hits are represented here as tracks 1, 4, 6, 11 & 23. The pic is of Gladys Knight and The Pips, who have more tracks (4) than any other artist on this mix (the Supremes and the Temptations came in a close second, followed by Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, and the Four Tops). Years given are year of issue unless otherwise stated (where no year is given, the song was issued in 1969).
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Feedback:

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doowad
Date: 10/12/2008
Fantastic of course, Joe, and you are delaying further the release of a similar mix I have in the can. But I wasn't sure you would ever tread these taboo waters again?
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anthony lombardi
Date: 10/12/2008
holy shit this is great
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njr
Date: 10/13/2008
You encourage us all to Get Right Down With It!
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p the swede
Date: 10/13/2008
shake it baby, can't go wrong with stuff like this
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e. buster
Date: 10/13/2008
Oh, thank you for this! I have to admit that by '69 I'd gone psychedelic (just musically) and I remember some of these only in the periphery. What a treat to be able to hear them now with fresh ears.
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G-Sphere
Date: 10/14/2008
This is the groovin' stuff.
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vandaleyes
Date: 10/14/2008
Oohhhhh how excellent!
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Newtown
Date: 10/14/2008
Pretty darn nice mix. No 5 stars though as there's no Ball Of Confusion.
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 10/15/2008
Stellar! Not that I expected any different...
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French Connection
Date: 10/16/2008
Oozes class.

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