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1967-68 M*T*WN (Be-ginning of the E-nd)

Artist Song
Shorty Long  Chantilly Lace (mono)  
Jr Walker & The All Stars  Hip City (Part 2) (1968 #31) 
Four Tops  Bernadette (#4) 
Gladys Knight & The Pips  I Heard it Through the Grapevine (#2) 
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas  I Promise To Wait My Love (1968 #62) 
The Supremes  The Happening (#1) 
The Isley Brothers  Just Ain't Enough Love Left 
Four Tops  I'll Turn to Stone (#76) 
The Marvelettes  Here I Am Baby (1968 #44) 
Martha & The Vandellas  Honey Chile (#11) 
The Temptations  All I Need (#8) 
Diana Ross & The Supremes  Reflections (#2) 
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles  Special Occasion (1968 #26) 
Gladys Knight & The Pips  Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me (#98) 
The Ones  You Haven't Seen My Love (mono) 
The Isley Brothers  That's the Way Love Is 
The Isley Brothers  Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) (1968) 
The Supremes  Love is Here and Now You're Gone (#1) 
Four Tops  Yesterday's Dreams (1968 #49) 
Barbara McNair  My World is Empty Without You 
The Isley Brothers  Behind A Painted Smile (1968) 
The Temptations  You're My Everything (#6) 
Bren-da Holloway  You've Made Me So Very Happy (promo version) (#39) 
Marvin Gaye  Chained (1968 #32) 
Diana Ross & The Supremes  In and Out of Love (#9) 
Barbara McNair  For Once in My Life 


By 1967, Berry Gordy, who founded the Motown music firm, had bought a dozen or more large homes on West Grand Blvd in Detroit as offices and studios. But things were becoming cramped so, in 1968 he bought the Donovan Bldg in Detroit for their home offices. By 1969, their offices were gradually being moved to Los Angeles and by 1972 all of their operations had moved there. But it's expansion as a money making enterprise started the motown sound down the road to it's demise. The years explored here in my opion show the signs of the decline of a sound that I believe reached it's peak in the 1964-66 period. The pictures are of Barry Gordy on West Grand Blvd in Detroit In front of the building where Motown began and is now the Hitsville Motown Museum and the Donovan Bldg in Detroit being demolished in 2006.
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Date: 8/30/2008
The music scene was changing so fast that they couldn't keep up. Like shooting stars, they blazed bright trails and burned out quickly. Fine tribute to a tumultuous time and a dazzling musical array.
Date: 8/31/2008
Heck with his real estate, let's dish about Gordy's love life! Numerous marriages and a long affair with Diana Ross showed he had mucho mojo in the studio and out.
anthony lombardi
Date: 8/31/2008
i can never get enough of these, thanks for the mix & the backstory
Mr. Mirage
Date: 9/4/2008
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