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I have a few for different reasons.

The very first time I went to Coventry Locarno (later Tiffany's) as a 12-year old on a Saturday morning session, I went up the glass tower, along the corridor past the Wimpy bar, and into the main ballroom - as I got into this massive room, I was hit with the opening bars of the Supremes' Stoned Love, and then it went into the full beating rhythm which not only went in through my ears, but because of the volume of the venue went in through my whole body. I was hooked on Soul from then on.

Currently the one that always gets be on the floor, no matter how tired I may be, is Edwin Starr's Time. Anyone nearby better keep out of my way!

For something a bit different, it is the 1989 Good Girls version of Love is like an Itching in my Heart. When I've included it in my set, it's always had a good reaction, I think because it seems new, fresh, and yet familiar as everyone knows the words, and the sampling of Lynn Collins' Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again gives it another twist.

For love ballads Smokey is king.

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This is mine chokes me every time I hear it   

Ask the lonely four tops 

Right now, I'm loving this:     Ed

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When you swing back the doors at any venue and the atmosphere hits you, this is the  Motown track which should be on the decks

'There's something about you baby - The Four Tops

This track is at home at any event - Northern or Motown

 

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nothing rare from me...i occasionally have the pandora motown station (?) on when i'm washing the dinner dishes, and the Marvin and Tammi songs are absolutely magic, get me every time.

 

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On ‎24‎/‎02‎/‎2016 at 19:00, westender said:

It is impossible to narrow it down to just one track.

But I'm going to.....

The Temptations My Girl is a record that is flawless in every aspect. It is a masterpiece.

Tomorrow, well it might be something else!

 

 

Have to agree here - "My Girl" by the Temptations is one of the many records Motown put out that is sheer perfection in every way - lyrics, production and vocals - it has it all.

Love the video clips on YouTube of this with the dance moves are icing on the cake also.

Thanks Ray

 

 

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Impossible to pin down, but I'd agree with earlier mentions of the Temps Forever in my heart as a niter tune.

Shake me wake me already mentioned, Levi is superb! Can't seem to get you out of my mind another from the Four Tops.

Only heard it for the first time last year and it blew my socks off to hear something new of such quality and I've been listening to it at least weekly since....Kim Weston Fancy Meeting You Here...just brilliant!!

Oh, and can't not mention Suspicion in the realms of Motown greats😉

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 Another Motown great that floats my boat, Top spin from the Tops - I'll Turn To Stone  :thumbsup:  :hatsoff2: 

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Hi Guy

 

The tune that I cant get out of my head at the moment is

The Marvelettes    So Glad Its Summer Time

Have a listen on youtube

Hope you like my choice.

KTF  KEV

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8 hours ago, algsoul said:

another classic later motown track

lawrence

Anthem at the Saint

 

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Too many Classic's to mention them all!

From "Baby Hit And Run" The Contours to "That's A Funny Way" - The Velvelettes, Four Tops, Temptations etc.

But something has caught my interest of late in the crossover vein!

"HEY LOVE"  - STEVIE WONDER - TAMLA.  It was recorded in the mid 60's, but sounds much later! Quality item!

 

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There's lots of versions of this out there. Great soul record, but needs speeding up a bit, and maybe a female vocalist to get it on the dance floor! 

 

Ed

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At the risk of repeating what has gone before.  Where do you start and how do you narrow it down to just one?

Well my choice  is: Hattie Littles,  Wish you were here.

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Well, according to iTunes my most played Motown track is The Velvelettes - Let Love Live (A Little Bit Longer)

But I would say my current fave is Willie Hutch - Tell Me Why Has Our Love Turned Cold (Tamla LP 11247)

 

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Marvin's "Desperate Situation" is blowing up my mind the last few days. Absolute class.

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 Another big favourite of mine... The Four Tops - Shake Me, Wake Me (When it's over)  :yes:  :hatsoff2: 

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Fave Funks Instrumental;    :All The Time : Soul Inc on the Bari lable from 2003.  

                       Just an Opening to find out What Vocal /track  this annoyingly catchy Snakepit CD item actually is ,Please ,please Help?

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Can I vote for an album?  It would have to be the Marvellettes - Sophisticated Soul.  There is not a single duff track.  Every one is sublime, in my book.

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forever in my heart the temptations

the one I hate dancing in the street martha reeves everytime motown is mentioned on radio or tv they play this crap record 

 

 

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IVY JO (I Can Feel The Pain) just a fabulous record, and I'm not really sure why he never cut more records for Motown than he did, 🤷🏼‍♂️

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 Another one of my favourites, I do like my Tamla Motown  :)  Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone :thumbsup:  :hatsoff2:  

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On 22/10/2017 at 00:26, Gotsoul said:

How did I miss this post...anyhow for me the great Temps classic-Girl[Why You Wanna Make Me Blue]from[1964].

The few seconds intro still gives me goosebumps, the Temps greatest record? Impossible to chose 1 Motown tune, theres so many of them that's brilliant.

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10 hours ago, Soul-Slider said:

One I bang out for the neighbours at the moment is 'The Originals - Suspicion'...now finally available on vinyl!

Good choice Soul-Slider, I am sure they absolutely love it....:thumbup:  

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nvm

 

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too hard to just pick one,so here's 3

Martha Reeves- No one there

Gladys knight & the pips- Between her goodbye and my hello

Monitors- Since i lost you girl

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On ‎04‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 17:58, geeselad said:

3 from me, just could not pick one out of these

 

 

tuneeeeeeeeee

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 My favourite from the Fantastic Contours - First I Look At The Purse.  Pure Quality Tamla Motown... :yes:  :hatsoff2: 

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