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Do you think we could ever get a denfinite top 500 motown list, sure we love to see one so i will sart off with my 10 favourites

1. The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine

2. Jimmy Ruffin - He Who Picks a Rose

3. The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You

4. Eddie Holland - I Like Everything About You

5. Stevie Wonder - A Place in the Sun

6. Jackson 5 - Just a Little Misunderstanding

7. JJ Barnes - Real Humdinger

8. Diana Ross and the Supremes - Baby I Need Your Loving

9. The Temptations - Ain't too Proud to Beg

10. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Third Finger Left Hand

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Do you think we could ever get a denfinite top 500 motown list, sure we love to see one so i will sart off with my 10 favourites

1. The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine

2. Jimmy Ruffin - He Who Picks a Rose

3. The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You

4. Eddie Holland - I Like Everything About You

5. Stevie Wonder - A Place in the Sun

6. Jackson 5 - Just a Little Misunderstanding

7. JJ Barnes - Real Humdinger

8. Diana Ross and the Supremes - Baby I Need Your Loving

9. The Temptations - Ain't too Proud to Beg

10. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Third Finger Left Hand

Sorry for being picky , but are we talking a " Motown Top 500 Records " listing ? if so , surely " RH " cannot be included .

This is one that escaped my attention - The Jackson 5 " Just a Little Misunderstanding " : anyone got a sound file ?

Malc Burton

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1. isley brothers why when love is gone

2.brenda holloway when im gone

3.temptations that will be the day

4.shorty long baby come home to me

5.four tops cant seem to get you out of my mind

6.edwin starr my weakness is you

7.velvelettes lonely lonely girl am i

8.marvelettes your love can save me

9.tammi terrell come on and see me

10.kim weston helpless

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Sorry for being picky , but are we talking a " Motown Top 500 Records " listing ? if so , surely " RH " cannot be included .

This is one that escaped my attention - The Jackson 5 " Just a Little Misunderstanding " : anyone got a sound file ?

Malc Burton

:hatsoff2: HI Malc you are so right to mention JJ, I can see Dave Godin Turning in his grave? Remember the Blues & Soul Article about Motown and its ownership of Goldern World?

:ph34r: Dave Kil

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Here is 10 of my favorites....thumbsup.gif

1.Brenda Holloway...When I'm Gone

2.Four Tops...Tea House In China Town

3.Isley Brothers...Ain't That Real Satisfaction

4.Temptations...Get Ready

5.Contours...Jelousy

6.Edwin Starr...Way over There

7.Shorty Long...Baby Come Back Home To me

8.marvin Gaye...Need Somebody

9.Jimmy Ruffin & David Ruffin...Stand By Me

10.Supremes...Itching In My Heart

Would love to list more.....

Alfie...thumbsup.gif

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Here's My 10 not in any order,off the top of my head.

1-Tammi Terrell-Just to much too hope for.

2-Temptations-Mother of mine.

3-Temptations-I want a love i can see.

4-Stevie Wonder-Contract on love.

5-Supremes-Standing at the crossroads of love.

6-Jimmy Ruffin-Don't feel sorry for me.

7-Marvin Gaye-Lets get it on.

8-Four Tops-I'm grateful.

9-Linda Griner-Goodbye cruel love.

10-Martha & the Vandellas-In my lonely room.

Plus gotta add David Ruffin Mr Bus Driver,yeah i know not motown release but great early Motown related..

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is this only sixties released vinyl on any of the Motown family labels or does it also include the whole Jobete catalogue and say unrel. acetates tracks and LP tracks as well as later released 45s of sixties material such as my recent anniversary ?45 ?

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1. Heaven Must Have Sent You- The Elgins

( My first ever US import from FL Moore of Leighton Buzzard, 15 shillings about 1968 )

2. I'll Always Love You - The Detroit Spinners

3. Just A Little Misunderstanding- The Contours

4. These Things Will Keep Me Loving You- The Velvelettes

5. I Want To Go Back There Again - Chris Clark

6. It's So Hard Being A Loser- Contours

7. My Love Is Your Love- Isley Brothers

8. Ask The Lonely- Four Tops

9. My Weakness Is You- Edwin Starr

10.Come On And See Me- Tammi Terrell

A separate section for unreleased ?

1. Suspicion- Originals

2. Memories Of Her Love Keep Haunting Me- Detroit Spinners

3. Reconsider- Brenda Holloway

4. He Who Picks A Rose- Jimmy Ruffin

5. Crying In The Night- Monitors

6. When I Feel The Need- Marvin Gaye

7. Breakaway- Lewis Sisters

8 .Don't Let Me Down- Kim Weston

9. Jealousy Is Creeping Up On Me- Contours

10 .Crying Time- Brenda Holloway.

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Far too many to pin down, but I know this-I've never lost a game of pool with 'I Can't Help Myself' playing on the jukebox.thumbup.gif

Kev

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It's already done(2006). I held back on it until the market picks up.

Kev

Dont quite understand what the hold up on the 'market' is Kev, surely Motown would be an even better commercial bet than the Northern 500, after all many people who have never been near a Northern All-Niter know a lot of the tracks listed on this thread?thumbsup.gif

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It's already done(2006). I held back on it until the market picks up.

Kev

To me last year during the 50th celebrations may have sounded a good idea, but would it have lost sales owing to the amount of other 50th stuff being issued ?

I will buy one whenever Kev, and if you do not mind me asking, what basis has been used to place titles in order? and are unreleased tracks included ?

Looking forward to a good read.

Will you be at Glanford Park next Wednesday?. I am looking back over my shoulder at the moment.

Steve

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I Got A Feeling = Barbara Randolph

Little Darling = Marvin Gaye

Ask The Lonely Four Tops

It Happens Everytime = Barbara McNair

I,ll Turn To Stone = Four Tops

First I Look At The Purse = Contours

Road Runner = Jr. Walker

Heart = Tammi Terrell

This Old Heart Of Mine Tammi Terrell

Girl Why You Wanna Make Me Blue =Temptations

Thats ten could list another thousand if i set my mind to it.

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It's already done(2006). I held back on it until the market picks up.

Kev

I do seem to remember something about it back then.

Get it to the printers Kev.

There is never a good or a bad time to put a book out (I've had 16 published). If it is good, then it will sell anytime.

My top ten - in no order except for No.1

Marvin Gaye - Little Darlin'

Isley's - My Love Is Your Love

Spinners - I'll Always Love You

Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You

Four Tops - I'm Grateful

Barbara Randolph - I Got A Feeling

Martha - No One There

Isley's - This Old Heart Of Mine

Kim Weston - You Can Do It

Edwin - SOS

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OMG where do you start? Where do you end?

These Eyes - Jnr Walker

Baby I'm For Real - Originals

If I Could Give You The World - Hearts Of Stone

Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

You're Not An Ordinary Girl - Temptations

I'm Grateful - 4 Tops

Can't Stop Looking For My Baby - Fantastic Four

Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & Miracles

Blackmail - Bobby Taylor

Just Look What You've Done - Brenda Holloway

From Head To Toe - Chris Clarke

Baby I Miss You - Tommy Good

Honey Chile - Martha & Vandellas

Tears At End Of A Love Affair - Tammi Terrell

Back In My Arms Again - Supremes

Hanging On - Marvin Gaye

phew this is tuff so calling it a day - "a day" :ohmy:

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OMG where do you start? Where do you end?

These Eyes - Jnr Walker

Baby I'm For Real - Originals

If I Could Give You The World - Hearts Of Stone

Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

You're Not An Ordinary Girl - Temptations

I'm Grateful - 4 Tops

Can't Stop Looking For My Baby - Fantastic Four

Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & Miracles

Blackmail - Bobby Taylor

Just Look What You've Done - Brenda Holloway

From Head To Toe - Chris Clarke

Baby I Miss You - Tommy Good

Honey Chile - Martha & Vandellas

Tears At End Of A Love Affair - Tammi Terrell

Back In My Arms Again - Supremes

Hanging On - Marvin Gaye

phew this is tuff so calling it a day - "a day" hatsoff2.gif

in no particular order

24 Hours to find my baby -- Funk Bros

Darling Your Wonderful -- Marvin Gaye

Tear from a Womans Eye -- Temptations

Cant Stop this Feeling --Contours

Daddy Deacon -- Jr Walker

Sweet Was the Love --- 4 Tops

Contract on Love -- Martha Reeves

Stay --- Temptations

My 2 arms plus u = tears -- Elgins

Hes The One --Velvellettes

10 of an ilk not many people hear

super stuff all issued somewhere bar 1

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in no particular order

24 Hours to find my baby -- Funk Bros

Darling Your Wonderful -- Marvin Gaye

Tear from a Womans Eye -- Temptations

Cant Stop this Feeling --Contours

Daddy Deacon -- Jr Walker

Sweet Was the Love --- 4 Tops

Contract on Love -- Martha Reeves

Stay --- Temptations

My 2 arms plus u = tears -- Elgins

Hes The One --Velvellettes

10 of an ilk not many people hear

super stuff all issued somewhere bar 1

For me it would have to be every track on Edwin Starr's 25 miles album. Seriously they are all cranking songs. 24 hours to find my baby and his version of he who picks a rose are two of the best dancers i've heard for a long time. T BONE. OZ. K.T.F.

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To me last year during the 50th celebrations may have sounded a good idea, but would it have lost sales owing to the amount of other 50th stuff being issued ?

I will buy one whenever Kev, and if you do not mind me asking, what basis has been used to place titles in order? and are unreleased tracks included ?

Looking forward to a good read.

Will you be at Glanford Park next Wednesday?. I am looking back over my shoulder at the moment.

Steve

The basis of the book takes into account the all time great club plays ie The Elgins, Isleys-This Old.... with Northern winners Suspicion etc.

I have the final 'definitive Northern Soul Top 500' to come first, as people have bought into that brand.

A decision on the Motown one will be taken later this year.

As for Glandford Park......what is it?

Cheers,

KR

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Hi Kev,

Glanford Park is the home of Scunthorpe United, who just happen to be playing your lot in a relegation battle next Wednesday.

Thanks for the answer on the book.

Steve

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I used to be able to rattle off all 92 grounds....back in the day. Scunthorpe were non league then weren't they?!

Joined the League in 1950 so you must be a bit older than I thought !!!

Moved from The Old Show Ground in 1988.

Steve

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Thanks for the interest. Seriously though, I will decide on which comes first later this year. The NS Top 500 did very well and has been out of print for 2 years, so my distributor is banging on the door for a re-print or new version. As we have pretty much come full circle, I want to complete the 'definitive' version and leave it at that.

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