Playlist: 04/05/08

Hello Listeners,

Hope you enjoyed the sunshine today to the fullest. I decided it would be fitting to feature a few of the hits and rarities from Motown, since the label’s pop-sensibilities and precise orchestration seemed to suit the weather.

You can find much of what I played today on various Motown compilations, the most extensive of which is probably “The Complete Motown Singles,” an ongoing series of compilations released by Hip-O Select. Each volume covers one year in the label’s history; they’ve released Volumes 1 through 9 so far, covering all the Motown singles from 1959 to 1969. Another good compilation is “Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection, 1959-1971,” a four-CD set of pretty much all of Motown’s big hits. For some of Motown’s more obscure releases, a good place to begin is a two-volume set entitled “Tamla-Motown Connoisseurs”—it’s a favorite amongst Northern Soul fans in the U.K.

If you have any questions about finding a particular track, just send me an email and I’ll look it up for you!


Ashraya Gupta
American Department

Date: April 5, 2008
Host: Ashraya Gupta

1. Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street
2. Al Green – Full of Fire
3. Larry Graham & Graham Central Station – Can You Handle It?
4. Stevie Wonder – Hey Love
5. The Contours – It’s Growing
6. Martha Reeves – No One There
7. The Undisputed Truth – You Got the Love I Need
8. The Supremes – Nathan Jones
9. Gladys Knight & the Pips – Here are the Pieces of My Broken Heart
10. Marvin Gaye – Sunny
11. Tammi Terrell – Lone, Lonely Town
12. The Originals – Don’t Stop Now
13. Chris Clark – Do I Love You? (Indeed I Do)
14. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – More Love
15. Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers – Does Your Mama Know About Me?
16. The Temptations – That’ll Be the Day
17. Jr. Walker – Ain’t That the Truth?
18. Barbara McNair – Forget You Ever Met Me Baby
19. The Four Tops – Standing in the Shadows of Love
20. Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two
21. The Marvelettes – The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
22. The Four Tops – It’s the Same Old Song (Live in Detroit)
23. The Four Tops – It’s Not Unusual (Live in Detroit)
24. Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life
25. The Temptations – May I Have This Dance
26. Jr. Walker & the All-Stars – What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)
27. The Originals – Baby I’m For Real
28. The Four Tops – Are You Man Enough
29. Jackson 5 – Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing
30. Martha & the Vandellas – Jimmy Mack
31. Bobby Taylor – Don’t Be Afraid
32. The Marvelettes – Don’t Make Hurting Me a Habit
33. Stevie Wonder – Ribbon In the Sky
34. The Detroit Spinner – Where Is That Girl
35. Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – When We’re Together
36. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Flying High Together
37. Marvin Gaye – Medley I (Live at the London Palladium): Ain’t That Peculiar/You’re A Wonderful One/Stubborn Kind Of Fellow/Pride And Joy/Little Darling (I Need You)/I Heard It Through The Grapevine/Hitchhike/You/Too Busy Thinking About My Baby/How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 
38. Gladys Knight & the Pips – Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone (Live at the Motortown Revue)
39. Gladys Knight & the Pips – I Wish It Would Rain (Live at the Motortown Revue)
40. The Spinners – It’s a Shame
41. The Temptations – Ball of Confusion
42. Jackson 5 – The Love You Save
43. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
44. Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin’
45. Edwin Starr – Twenty-Five Miles
46. David Ruffin – My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
47. Rita Wright – I Can’t Give Back the Love I Feel For You
48. Rare Earth – I Just Want to Celebrate
49. The Temptations – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
50. Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye
51. Marvin Gaye – Got to Give It Up

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