Various Artists : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Various Artists : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

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Nearly every one of these 104 tracks is a hit, and we mean a big hit, from 36 different, very famous artists-the Supremes, Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas et cetera, et cetera . With a 68-page booklet and songs like-just for example- Stop! In the Name of Love . A must.
Motown did so many things well in the '60s and early '70s that this overview of the label's smashes (and some lesser-known classics) practically demands four CDs. It gets them, too, filling them with single mixes of more than 100 tracks. That the running order begins with Barrett Strong's statement of purpose "Money (That's What I Want)" and ends with Marvin Gaye's statement of concern "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" says a lot about how far the company moved in its golden decade--but no more so than what the same two cuts' differences in sound get across. The company was able to blend the smooth and the harsh in ways that few other pop entities have ever mastered, thereby getting over not only to the feet and the wallet, but to the heart. --Rickey Wright

1. Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
2. Shop Around - The Miracles
3. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
4. Jamie - Eddie Holland
5. The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells
6. Do You Love Me - The Contours
7. Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes
8. You Beat Me To The Punch - Mary Wells
9. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - Marvin Gaye
10. Two Lovers - Mary Wells
11. You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles
12. Come and Get These Memories - Martha & the Vandellas
13. Pride And Joy - Marvin Gaye
14. Fingertips- Part 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
15. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas
16. Mickey's Monkey - The Miracles
17. Leaving Here - Eddie Holland
18. The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations
19. My Guy - Mary Wells
20. Devil With The Blue Dress - Shorty Long
21. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
22. Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops
23. Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas
24. My Smile Is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down) - Crawford, Carolyn
25. Needle in a Haystack - Velvelettes
26. Baby Love - Supremes
27. Come See About Me - Supremes
28. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - Gaye, Marvin
1. My Girl - The Temptations
2. He Was Really Sayin Somethin' - The Velvelettes
3. Ask The Lonely - Four Tops
4. Shotgun - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
5. Nowhere to Run - Martha & the Vandellas
6. When I'm Gone - Brenda Holloway
7. OOO Baby Baby - The Miracles
8. I Can't Helf Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - Four Tops
9. First I Look At The Purse - The Contours
10. The Tracks Of My Tears - The Miracles
11. It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops
12. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) - Martha & the Vandellas
13. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) - Kim Weston
14. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
15. Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes
16. Darling Baby - The Elgins
17. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - Isley Brothers
18. Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam) - The Monitors
19. Function At The Junction - Shorty Long
20. (I'm A) Roadrunner - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
21. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
22. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
23. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
24. Love Gone Bad - Chris Clark
25. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
26. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations
27. Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins
1. Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
2. I'm Losing You - The Temptations
3. Standing In The Shadows Of Love - Four Tops
4. It Take Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
5. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - Marvelettes
6. Jimmy Mack - Martha & The Vandellas
7. Bernadette - Four Tops
8. Ain't No Mountian High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
9. More Love - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
11. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
12. I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations
13. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You - Rita Wright
14. Does Your Mama Know About Me - Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers
15. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel
16. Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
17. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
18. Cloud Nine - The Temptations
19. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
20. Baby, Baby Don't Cry - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
21. Twenty-Five Miles - Edwin Starr
22. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) - David Ruffin
23. What Does It take (To Win Your Love) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
24. I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations
25. Baby I'm For Real - The Originals
26. Up The Ladder To The Roof - The Supremes
1. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
2. The Bells - The Originals
3. Gat Ready - Rare Earth
4. ABC - The Jackson 5
5. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) - The Temptations
6. The Love You Save - The Jackson 5
7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
8. War - Edwin Starr
9. It's A Shame - The Spinners
10. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
11. Still Water (Love) - Four Tops
12. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5
13. The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
14. Stoned Love - The Supremes
15. If I Were Your Woman - Gladys Knight & The Pips
16. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
17. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
18. Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
19. Nathan Jones - The Supremes
20. I Don't Want To Do Wrong - Gladys Knight & The Pips
21. Smiling Faces Sometimes - The Undisputed Truth
22. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Mavin Gaye

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