Posts Tagged ‘Motown’

Let Me Go The Right Way

September 19, 2020

“Let Me Go The Right Way,” written by Berry Gordy, recorded by The Supremes, 1962.

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Beechwood 4-5789

June 7, 2020

“Beechwood 4-5789,” written by Marvin GayeWilliam “Mickey” Stevenson and George Gordy. recorded by The Marvelettes, 1962.  Gladys Horton, lead vocal. Kids: Beechwood 4-5789 or BE4-5789 is an old-fashioned phone number, equivalent to 234-5789.

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Don’t Look Back

January 12, 2020

“Don’t Look Back,” written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, recorded by The Temptations, 1965. Lead singer: Paul Williams.

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Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

August 25, 2019

“Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,” written by Ivy Jo Hunter and Stevie Wonder and recorded by the Four Tops, 1966.

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Shake Me, Wake Me When It’s Over

August 11, 2019

“Shake Me, Wake Me When It’s Over,” written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, recorded by The Four Tops in 1966. Levi Stubbs (lead vocal), Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Lawrence Payton (vocals), backed by The Andantes (background vocals) and The Funk Brothers.

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I Got A Feeling

January 12, 2019

“I Got A Feeling,” written by  Brian HollandLamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, recorded by Barbara Randolph, 1967. There’s a better-known version by the Four Tops.

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Children’s Christmas Song

December 25, 2018

“Children’s Christmas Song,” written by Harvey Fuqua and Isabelle Freeman, released as a Supremes holiday tune on Motown in 1965. In fact, the only Supreme on this track is Diana Ross, backed by The Andantes instead of Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard.

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Suspicion

June 10, 2018

“Suspicion,” written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland Jr., recorded by The Originals, 1965.

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Children’s Christmas Song

December 25, 2017

“Children’s Christmas Song,” written by Harvey Fuqua and Isabelle Freeman, released as a Supremes holiday tune on Motown in 1965. In fact, only Diana Ross is on this track, backed by The Andantes instead of Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard.

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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

February 27, 2016

“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” written by William Weatherspoon and Paul Riser, with lyrics by James Dean, performed by Jimmy Ruffin with accompaniment by The Funk Brothers. Backup vocals by The Originals and The Andantes.

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