The Soul Of Detroit

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 3CD
Bar-code: 5060143490903
Cat No: NOT3CD090

£7.99

If Chicago’s Chess Records was the urban sound of the Fifties, then Motown carried the torch into the next decade. This compilation covers the early years which provided the foundation for Berry Gordy’s achievement of creating the biggest African-American owned business in the US. As music historian Bill Millar put it: ‘Within three years, using only local artists, Gordy pushed gross sales of his company’s products to more than four million annually. He did so by giving his performers a sound, a style, an act and, above all, pride and prosperity.’ Amen to that!

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CD 1

1. Do You Love Me – The Contours
2. Beechwood 4-5789 – The Marvelettes
3. Stubborn Kind of Fellow – Marvin Gaye
4. You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me – The Miracles
5. (He’s) Seventeen – The Supremes
6. Contract On Love – Little Stevie Wonder
7. You Beat Me to the Punch – Mary Wells
8. (You’re My) Dream Come True – The Temptations
9. You Deserve What You Got – Eddie Holland
10. I’ll Have to Let Him Go – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
11. Fire – Gino Parks
12. I Found Myself a Brand New Baby – Mike & The Modifiers
13. Big Joe Moe – Singin’ Sammy Ward
14. What’s So Good About Goodbye – The Miracles
15. Let Me Go the Right Way – The Supremes
16. Mr. Sandman – Marvin Gaye
17. Determination – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
18. Request of a Fool – The Downbeats
19. Playboy – The Marvelettes
20. I Call It Pretty Music But … (Pt. 1) – Stevie Wonder
21. Slow Down Heart – The Temptations
22. The Chaperone – LaBrenda Ben & The Beljeans
23. Two Lovers – Mary Wells
24. If It’s Love (It’s Alright) – Eddie Holland
25. Because I Love Her – The Valadiers

CD 2

1. Money, That’s What I Want – Barrett Strong
2. Move Mr. Man – The Contours
3. Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
4. Your Heart Belongs to Me – The Supremes
5. I’m Yours, You’re Mine – Marvin Gaye
6. I’ll Try Something New – The Miracles
7. Paradise – The Temptations
8. The One Who Really Loves You – Mary Wells
9. Sunset – Little Stevie Wonder
10. If Cleopatra Took a Chance – Eddie Holland
11. Shop Around – The Miracles
12. All the Love I’ve Got – The Marvelettes
13. Heart – Jimmy Ruffin
14. Everybody’s Talking About My Baby – Debbie Dean
15. Dearest One – Lamont Dozier
16. Happy Landing – The Miracles
17. Time Changes Things – The Supremes
18. I Call It Pretty Music But …(Pt 2) – Stevie Wonder
19. It’s Not Too Late – Eddie Holland
20. Operator – Mary Wells
21. Too Strong to Be Strung Along – The Marvelettes
22. Taking My Time – Marvin Gaye
23. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – The Satintones
24. That’s the Way I Feel – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
25. The Hunch – Paul Gayten

CD 3

1. Come To Me – Marv Johnson
2. Don’t Feel Sorry for Me – Jimmy Ruffin
3. Soldier’s Plea – Marvin Gaye
4. What About Me – Eddie Holland
5. For This I Thank You – Gino Parks
6. Shake Sherrie – The Contours
7. Strange I Know – The Marvelettes
8. Buttered Popcorn – Diana Ross & The Supremes
9. I’m Gonna Stay – Mary Wells
10. Fortune Teller ( – Lamont Dozier
11. Little Water Boy – Little Stevie Wonder
12. My Baby … – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
13. Hitch Hike – Marvin Gaye
14. Misery – Barrett Strong
15. It’s Too Bad – Mike & The Modifiers
16. I’ve Been Good To You – The Miracles
17. Whose Heart – Don McKenzie
18. Last Night I Had a Vision – Eddie Holland
19. You Never Miss a Good Thing – The Miracles
20. Isn’t She Pretty – The Temptations
21. Who Wouldn’t Love a Man Like That – Mable John
22. I Want a Guy – The Supremes
23. Old Love (Let’s Try It Again) – Mary Wells
24. Someday, Someway – The Marvelettes
25. While I’m Away – The Valadiers