Posts Tagged ‘Motown’

Shakey Ground

February 19, 2022

“Shakey Ground,” written by Alphonso Boyd, Eddie Hazel, and Jeffrey Bowen, recorded by The Temptations, 1975.

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I Want You Back

January 9, 2022

“I Want You Back,” written by Berry Gordy, recorded by David Ruffin, 1971.

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Shotgun

August 8, 2021

“Shotgun,” written by Autry DeWalt (Junior Walker) and recorded by Junior Walker and the All Stars, 1965. Junior Walker (tenor sax, lead vocals), Willie Woods (lead guitar, harmony vocals), Eddie Willis (rhythm guitar), Johnny Griffith (Hammond B3 organ), Victor Thomas (keyboards), James Jamerson (bass), Jack Ashford (tamborine) and perhaps Benny Benjamin on drums. Eddie Willis created the shotgun effect by kicking his guitar amp.

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

July 3, 2021

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, 1967.

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This Love Starved Heart Of Mine

March 27, 2021

“This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It’s Killing Me),” written by Kay Lewis and Helen L. Lewis-Mastor, recorded by Marvin Gaye in in 1967. Released posthumously in 1994; re-released 1999.

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It’s You That I Need

January 30, 2021

“(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need,” written by Norman Whitfield and Eddie Holland, recorded by The Tempations in 1967. The tune was originally recorded by co-writer Eddie Holland in 1963.

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Oh How I’d Miss You

January 24, 2021

“Oh How I’d Miss You,” written by Hal Davis, Frank Wilson, and Vance Wilson, recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, 1967.

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Candy to Me

December 12, 2020

“Candy to Me,” written by Holland–Dozier–Holland, recorded by Eddie Holland, 1964.

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I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying

November 15, 2020

“I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying,” written by Brian HollandLamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, recorded by The Miracles, 1963.

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Pa, I Need a Car

October 31, 2020

“Pa, I Need a Car,” written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Freddie Gorman, recorded by The Contours, 1963.

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