This Friday gives us a new Motown connected release from Ace Records, Titled 'Good Good Feeling! More Motown Girls' we get for our money 25 Motown tracks all delivered by fabulous female motown artists
Many of the tracks were previously available only as digital downloads, and six are unreleased in any format.
The release notes on Ace Records website features the man behind the series Keith Hughes giving out some background details on those six exclusive unissued titles, a clip follows
After two singles on VIP, the Lewis Sisters’ recording career with Motown was effectively over, but they continued writing and cutting demos for the company; ‘My World Is Crumbling’ was their penultimate effort. Theirs is the original version of a track now known as a Brenda Holloway classic, thanks to the appearance of her recording on the popular “A Cellarful Of Motownǃ” CD series.
‘Good Good Feeling’ is possibly the last of Brenda Holloway’s 100-plus Motown recordings, about three quarters of which languished in the vaults until relatively recent times. It’s clearly unfinished – strings are shown on the recording sheet, yet are not present on the tape – but nonetheless Brenda gives it her best. Following some anguish over her tracks being passed over so many times, she left the company in 1968 to concentrate on married life.
Mississippi-born blues singer Hattie Littles recorded over 40 sides for Motown, almost all of which were unissued at the time. Although she had only one release, she was a fixture at the company between 1962 and 1964, touring with the Spinners and Marvin Gaye when not busy recording. ‘When I Was In School’ is from the pen of Earl Johnson....
Full release notes and purchase options can be had at the Ace Records Website, link below
As always the Cd comes complete with a glossy leaflet/booklet, the preview scans below give some idea to the detail and the quality of the booklet.
01 This Love I've Got - Martha & The Vandellas
02 Nothing But A Fool - Gladys Knight & The Pips
03 I'm In Love (And I Know It) (alternate lead vocal) - The Velvelettes
04 Good Good Feeling - Brenda Holloway
05 I'm So Helpless (When I'm With You) - Debbie Dean
06 Can't Figure It Out - The Lewis Sisters
07 A Love So Deep Inside - The Velvelettes
08 Show Me The Way - Gladys Knight & The Pips
09 Hold Me Oh My Darling - Ann Bogan
10 I Don't Want Your Promises - LaBrenda Ben
11 Drop In The Bucket - Kim Weston
12 Don't Be Too Long - Anita Knorl
13 It's Hard To Walk Away - Martha & The Vandellas
14 Stuck Up - Oma Heard
15 My Daddy Knows Best - Little Lisa
16 In Twenty Words Or Less - LaBrenda Ben
17 When I Was In School - Hattie Littles
18 Keep Me - Brenda Holloway
19 Never Trust A Man - Chris Clark
20 Watching A Plane In The Sky - Barbara McNair
21 In The Neighborhood - Connie Haines
22 My World Is Crumbling - The Lewis Sisters
23 Send Him To Me - Debbie Dean
24 Can't We Be Strangers Again - Blinky
25 All I Could Do Was Cry - Yvonne Fair
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