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Not come across this until recently.

With such a big catalogue, there must be loads more out there that don't get their fair airing

Suggestions pls Under-played, under-rated Motown

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Not come across this until recently.

With such a big catalogue, there must be loads more out there that don't get their fair airing

Suggestions pls Under-played, under-rated Motown

Shorty Long ''Your love's amazing'' ?

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did she ever do a bad one, i think she is class imvho

Bearsy :rolleyes:

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The Supremes - Nothing But Heartaches

Jr Walker - Brainwasher (flip side of "What Does It Take....")

The Supremes - Your Heart Belongs To Me

Eddie Holland - If It's Love It's Alright

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did she ever do a bad one

Bearsy :thumbsup:

Deffo,some truly awfull stuff,i could post up at half hour of crappola`,by her :rolleyes: got a few albums with loadsa` rubbish on,and theres "mindreader",yuk!! :thumbsup:

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Not come across this until recently.

With such a big catalogue, there must be loads more out there that don't get their fair airing

Suggestions pls Under-played, under-rated Motown

Great Kim Weston. What's it called?

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Great Kim Weston. What's it called?

Think the Kim Weston track is called "You can do it"

Marvin Gaye's track - At last(I found a true love) never seem to hear this & it's a brilliant track IMO :rolleyes:

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Think the Kim Weston track is called "You can do it"

Marvin Gaye's track - At last(I found a true love) never seem to hear this & it's a brilliant track IMO :rolleyes:

You Can Do It - only on CD i think?

Alan

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Deffo,some truly awfull stuff,i could post up at half hour of crappola`,by her :rolleyes: got a few albums with loadsa` rubbish on,and theres "mindreader",yuk!! :thumbsup:

oh yeah i forgot about mindreader, i suppose i only want to remember the good ones :thumbsup:

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barbara mcnair-forget you ever met me baby

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Awful lot of overplayed, overrated Motown too frankly. Anyone who's ever spent an afternoon or a long car ride with Simon Green from Swindon will know what I mean!!

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Marvin Gaye - Tear It On Down ("In the Groove" LP)

David Ruffin - What You Gave Me ("Feelin' Good" LP)

Four Tops - You Got To Forget Him, Darling ("Nature Planned It" LP)

Supremes - Bad Weather (single only)

...all underplayed and under-rated, unless you're me...

TONE :rolleyes:

...oh yeah, and better than any of these -

The whole Four Tops "Still Waters" album, especially the wonderful version of "Elusive Butterfly" which I now can't wait to get home from work to play, several times probably!!!!!!

..."Love Is The Answer", from the same album (and also on single) is a criminally underexposed dancer, too....

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Marvin Gaye - Tear It On Down ("In the Groove" LP)

David Ruffin - What You Gave Me ("Feelin' Good" LP)

Spookiest Post ever for me Tony!

As I'm scrolling down I immediately thought of these two gems and thought, YES!!, a chance to give Marvin & David a plug!

Nearly fell off me keyboard when I saw your post!

Played them both on a regular basis for the past 30+years, but never hear them otherwise.

Superb recommendations!

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Four Tops - You Got To Forget Him, Darling

Four Tops - Left With A Broken Heart

Four Tops - Is There Anything I Can Do

Stevie Wonder - Aint No Loving

Supremes - You've Been So Wonderful To Me

Temptations - Loneliness

Syreeta - What Love Has Joined Together

Miracles - Soulful Shack

Miracles - Its A Good Feeling

Tammi - Tears At The End Of A Love Affair

Gladys Knight - He's My Kinda Fellow

Gladys Knight - Since I Lost You

Thelma Houston - Nothing Left To Give

G C Cameron - I'm Gonna Give You Respect

Brenda Holloway - I've Got to Find It

All Indispensable!

Sean Hampsey

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Not come across this until recently.

With such a big catalogue, there must be loads more out there that don't get their fair airing

Suggestions pls Under-played, under-rated Motown

Jr Walker - 'These Eyes'

Lenny Williams - 'Since I Met You'

Temptations - 'There's More Where That Came From'...........and there probably is!!

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Tons of underplayed motown

Temptations - I gotta know now (track 2)

Temptations - Lonely world without your love(track 01)

Supremes - I'm gonna let my heart do the walkin' (track 03)

Diana Ross & supremes - Now that I am in love again

Edwin Starr & Blinky - We'll find a way

Chuck Jackson - We'll find a way

Eddie Kendricks - Cream off the top

Supremes - You can't stop a girl in love

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The Supremes - Your Heart Belongs To Me

Fantastic tune..... whistling.gif

Also 'Let me go the right way' by The Supremes is well worth a mention :thumbsup:

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Another superb overlooked and so underplayed Supremes uptempo track.

Some things you never get used to.

Play this loud and listen to the lyrics.

It's the same routine of getting up every morning

And putting on a smile

But underneath there's another person

Who can't find a reason to make living worthwhile

Ah, another day to get through

Without the love that once was mine

Sometimes I think my heartaches come to an end

And then something brings them all back again

Like wanting you and like having you

I'll never get used to

I've gotten used to not listing

For familiar sounds you used to make

Now I'm trying to get out of the habit

Of calling your name first thing when I awake

Look here !

It's like a child's first step

I have to learn to walk all, all over again

'Cause you were always there if I should fall

And now there's nobody else that I can call

It's like wanting you and not having you

I'll never get used to

Lost in a cloud

I think I caught a glimpse of you

Blindly I rush to touch your hand, huh!

To discover it's my mind

Playing tricks on me again

Tricks on me again

Some things you never get used to

Sometimes I think my heartaches come to an end

And then something brings them all back again

Like wanting you and like having you

I'll never get used to

It's wanting you and like having you

I'll never get used to

Look here !

Like wanting you and like having you

I'll never get used to

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I went to the Midnite allnighter in birmingham the other week and the first DJ played the first hour of all motown stable tunes and I don't think I knew one of them.....and they were all top class.

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I went to the Midnite allnighter in birmingham the other week and the first DJ played the first hour of all motown stable tunes and I don't think I knew one of them.....and they were all top class.

You dont know a lot anyway!! :ohmy:

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Little miss sweetness*** Bobby Taylor

Sweet Daddy Deacon ****JR Walker

Sax Appeal *******Jr Walker

Darling your wonderful******* Marvin Gaye

Sweet was the Love *******4 tops

Deep in The Pit of Your Love**** 4 tops

Contract on Love ***************Martha Reeves

Tear from a womans eye ***********Temps

tears at the end of a love affair ************Tammi TerrelL

Gotta Find a way ************Tammi Terrell

10 brill undeplayed Trax most vinyl a couple from cd

IMO

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Bobby Taylor... if you love her... Gordy... Blinding

GLAD TO SEE THIS IN THE LIST - FANTASTIC TRACK.

i will add to the list

THE FOURTOPS - "DON'T BRING BACK MEMORIES"

MARTHA REEVES&VANDELLAS- YOUR LOVE MAKES IT ALL WORTH WHILE.

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GLAD TO SEE THIS IN THE LIST - FANTASTIC TRACK.

i will add to the list

THE FOURTOPS - "DON'T BRING BACK MEMORIES"

MARTHA REEVES&VANDELLAS- YOUR LOVE MAKES IT ALL WORTH WHILE.

Great suggestions in this topic, like to add The Miracles - Its A Good Feeling, great dancer, should get plays!!

Alan

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two more

"I can't break the habit" - Martha & Vandellas (track 26) This track never lets up - from one of those Motown albums featuring unreleased tracks that came out in the 80's

"Love (the lonely people's prayer)" - Edwin Starr (track 20) one of his lesser known mellow mid tempo items that is full of strings and a full compliment of backing singers, with Edwin's vocals searing over the top of them all - fantastic!! came out on Motown not Gordy

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Thanks for posting chaps.

Really apppreciate mp3s/wavs as I have a really poor memory.

Listings of song titles really don't do it for me.......one step away from swapping train numbers

Col... :lol:whistling.gif

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I went to the Midnite allnighter in birmingham the other week and the first DJ played the first hour of all motown stable tunes and I don't think I knew one of them.....and they were all top class.

Oooh if this was the lovely Jase Bessants set then he plays some superb stuff, always tries to play first set so he can spend rest of the night dancing :thumbsup:

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JASON BESSANT..RESIDENT AT "SOULNIGHTS @ BRIDGWATER"

TOP GUY WITH FANTASTIC TUNES.. :(

STEVE :thumbsup:

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two more

Temptations - save my love for a rainy day from the With a lot o soul album - Always liked the Van Dykes but this is the original and far and away much more polished IMHO :thumbsup:

Smokey Robinson & Miracles - My baby changes like the weather - taken from Going to a Go Go Album - great intro

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Not come across this until recently.

With such a big catalogue, there must be loads more out there that don't get their fair airing

Suggestions pls Under-played, under-rated Motown

Hiya,know a few collectors and mates with a few unreleased acetates only....mostly brill :thumbsup:

That Berry GAUDY! :( ATB Steve

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Always thought this would sound alright played out, loud on a big rig....

"Don't say you love me" off Smokey/Miracles Four in Blue LP

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two more

"I can't break the habit" - Martha & Vandellas (track 26) This track never lets up - from one of those Motown albums featuring unreleased tracks that came out in the 80's

"Love (the lonely people's prayer)" - Edwin Starr (track 20) one of his lesser known mellow mid tempo items that is full of strings and a full compliment of backing singers, with Edwin's vocals searing over the top of them all - fantastic!! came out on Motown not Gordy

I'd never played the Edwin Starr track till a couple of weeks ago, on the b side of Youve Got My Soul On Fire, Love - really nice tune!!!!

Col, you'll like this one!!!

Alan

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It's been said before, but I'll say it again:

Marv Johnson - I miss you baby (How I miss you)

I was also going to go for Mary Wells "Fancy Free" but I don't think it was on Motown-pah!

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On the subject of Mary Wells , picked up the motown-esque Cant you see (your'e losing me) on UK black Atlantic off the boot sale this morning along with others.

Worth gettting up early for alone.

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GLAD TO SEE THIS IN THE LIST - FANTASTIC TRACK.

i will add to the list

THE FOURTOPS - "DON'T BRING BACK MEMORIES"

:thumbsup:I Loooove this track!!!!!

Check out Bobby Taylor's "Blackmail"...

Fun lyrics as well....... :ohmy:

GLAD TO SEE THIS IN THE LIST - FANTASTIC TRACK.

i will add to the list

THE FOURTOPS - "DON'T BRING BACK MEMORIES"

:thumbsup:I Loooove this track!!!!!

Check out Bobby Taylor's "Blackmail"...

Fun lyrics as well....... whistling.gif

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Not come across this until recently.

With such a big catalogue, there must be loads more out there that don't get their fair airing

Suggestions pls Under-played, under-rated Motown

Stevie Wonder - Hey Love

Dross - Will This Be The Day

Spinners - Truly Yours

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I may have missed it but was this ever played anywhere - It comes off their "Easy" album which has California Soul on it. It has the same lyrics and tune(but not the same backing track) as "Your love can save me" by The Marvelettes but obviously has a slight change where they sing "only your love can save this poor heart of mine" Funny how you can have records in your collection that you don't discover for thirty odd years. Even dancing to the Marvelettes at Wigan in the 70's I never made the connection between the two tracks.

Marvin & Tammi - This poor heart of mine

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Originals ooh you put a crush on me 1973

Supremes youre whats missing in my life 1976

fifth dimension everybodys got to give it up 1979

three underated and underplayed...possibly

Temptations more where that came from is a belter from 1980 as Baz posted earlier

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Marvin & Tammi - This poor heart of mine

Always loved this and put it on many a tape over the years!

Fits the Bill spot on, Totally underrated.

:(:(:yes:

Sean

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Smokey Robinson and Mircles - I Heard It Through The Grapevine heard this other day and thought wow Northern much faster then other versions

Also not played so much due to it not being widely avaiable on vinyl is Diana Ross and the Supremes - Just a Little Misunderstanding to me one of the best Motown songs ever

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