• Berry GORDY - Motor City Roots

2009 is the 50th anniversary of the formation of the worlds most recognisable record label - Motown - and all through the year reissue CDs, major print articles and TV specials have celebrated the music of Berry Gordy.

This compilation is the first ever attempt to gather together examples of Gordy's song writing and production skills in the late 1950s prior to the formation of his legendary label.

This unique collection brings together many of the records that helped in the formation of Motown like Jackie Wilson's 'Reet Petite' written by Gordy and often cited as his first recorded composition along with Kenny Martin's version of 'My Love Is Coming Down' which is making it's CD debut.

To top it off this set also features the earliest recordings of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles as well as those of Motown stalwarts, Marv Johnson, Eddie Holland and members of The Originals who sang with The Five Stars.

See also JASCD 248, JASCD 218.

Track Listing

1. JACKIE WILSON - REET PETITE (THE FINEST GIRL YOU EVER WANT TO MEET)
2. AL KENT - THAT'S WHY (I LOVE YOU)]
3. THE SOLITAIRES - THRILL OF LOVE
4. KENNY MARTIN - MY LOVE IS COMING DOWN
5. THE FIDELTONES - IS IT TOO LATE
6. BOB KAYLI - EVERYONE WAS THERE
7. BOB KAYLI - I TOOK A DARE
8. TOM CLAY&THE RAYBER VOICES - NEVER BEFORE
9. TOM CLAY&THE RAYBER VOICES - MARRY ME
10. THE MIRACLES - GOT A JOB
11. THE MIRACLES - MY MOMMA DONE TOLD ME
12. THE MIRACLES - I NEED SOME MONEY
13. THE MIRACLES - I CRY
14. THE FIVE STARS - BLABBER MOUTH
15. THE FIVE STARS - BABY BABY
16. EDDIE HOLLAND - YOU (YOU YOU YOU YOU)
17. EDDIE HOLLAND - LITTLE MISS RUBY
18. LAVERN BAKER - IT'S SO FINE
19. JACKIE WILSON - ETCETRA
20. JACKIE WILSON - LONELY TEARDROPS
21. BOBBY DARIN - ACTION (SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS)
22. ONCE UPON A TIME - MARV JOHNSON
23. MY BABY O - MARV JOHNSON
24. IN NATURE BOY - BRIANT HOLLAND
25. HARVEY FUQUA - DON'T BE AFRAID OF LOVE

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 12/11/2009
UPC Bar Code No 604988052725

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Berry GORDY - Motor City Roots

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