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After 40years of hibernation will be doing a Motown D.J. Set. Help Me! ,what in 2016 are the ; "Dance Floor Detonators", :"Wildebeest   Chargers" , " Top Trax" too play?. Calling out all the guys in the know ; Kings Hall, Nuneaton ,100 Club ,Empire Wigan,etc,etc. G'wan what's your Top Ten  ? .Gracias for the help of the best soul fans on the planet, LOL Johnny, Malaga ,Espana,

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Wanna fill the dance floor ? Then play these......

Velvelettes - Lonely, lonely girl am I

Edwin Starr - My weakness is you

Marvelettes - I'll keep holding on

Four Tops - Something about you

Four Tops - Shake me, wake me

Velvelettes - Bird in the hand

You know it makes sense. :thumbsup:

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The TM records I strongly associate with Wigan in the 1980-81 period (Sat and Fri nights) are

Barbara McNair - You're Gonna Love My baby

Velvelettes- Lonely , lonely girl am I 

Isley Brothers -  Tell Me It's Just A Rumour

Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone

To a slightly lesser extent - Four Tops - Can't Seem To Get You Out Of My Mind

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Frances Nero - keep on loving me

Rueben Howell - you can't stop a man in love

Edwin Starr - Time

Four Tops - something about you

Velvelletes - lonely lonely girl

The Supremes - Hes all I got

Virgil Henry - you ain't saying nothing new

Isley Bros - my love is your love

The Originals - Suspicion (still massive)

frank Wilson - do I love you (seriously popular)

 

there are so many 'big' Motown spins, throw any on, they'll all get a reaction

Edited by IanP

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Go seventies !! You know it makes sense !!

 

GC Cameron - aint nothin sweeter than love

Bloodstone - just wanna get the feel of it

Rick James - Fool on the street

Flavor - don't freeze up

21st creation - Tailgate

 

Just a few to get you started !

 

 

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2 minutes ago, polyvelts said:

Go seventies !! You know it makes sense !!

 

GC Cameron - aint nothin sweeter than love

Bloodstone - just wanna get the feel of it

Rick James - Fool on the street

Flavor - don't freeze up

21st creation - Tailgate

 

Just a few to get you started !

 

 

Not forgetting 'so many sides of you' Bobby Womack 

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:thumbsup:   How  about supremes "he's all i got "

                             Marvin  gaye  little darling i need you

                             The commodores  The  Zoo 

                              The marvelettes   Danger  heartbreak dead ahead

                               the undisputed truth  you got the love i need 

                                stevie wonder every time i see you i go wild  67:hatsoff2:

                                   any of these are floor activators   

                                        i.Stace

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For serious floor detonation drop Martha Reeves & Vandella's  One Way Out. Maybe Tune Up Junior Walker, Walk In My Shoes Gladys Knight, Barbera Randolph I've Got A Feeling, what about the Spinners I'll Always Love You. The Contours Just A Little Misunderstanding gotta be a surefire winner one of the essential Motown sides for any beginer.

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A few suggestions :-

David & Jimmy Ruffin - Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Edwin Starr - Running Back And Forth /Time

Ivy Jo - I Can Feel The Pain

Earl Van Dyke - All For You

Originals - Don't Stop Now

Temptations - Save My Love for A Rainy Day

Stevie Wonder - Nothings Too Good For My Baby

4 Tops  -  I'll Never Change

 

 

 

 

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here's a quick motown twosome from me

"Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)" by The Miracles

and the search engine song

Marvin Gaye -Seek And You Shall Find

anthemic 3am motown!

 

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Recent,........ marvin gaye  "love starved heart"

Classic............isley bros     " why when the love has gone"  All time top track for dancers

Slow down classic.........frances nero         "keep on loving me"  awesome

And for the instrumental....torch classic  earl van Dyke     "6 by 6"

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Always in Motown in my sets since its getting harder to find newies and prices rising sky high....

Destination anywhere, Time, 7 Rooms, Bernadette, Ghost in my house, No more heartaches, Contact

Cheers

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And...for something a little different:

 

The Four Tops/Since you've been gone - top tune

Shorty Long/You're love is amazing - great version

Chris Clark/Put yourself in my place

Marv Johnson/You got the love I love

Mary Wells/What's easy for two (is so hard for one)

Reuben Howell/Can't stop a man in love - excellent song/production. So not Motown!

The Four Tops/I got a feeling

 

 

 

 

Edited by Carl Dixon

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Funk Brothers               Love Is Like An Itching in my Heart

Chuck Jackson              Ain't No Sun (since you've been gone)

Four Tops                     Helpless

Edited by sjclement

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11 hours ago, PeteSi said:

Recent,........ marvin gaye  "love starved heart"

Classic............isley bros     " why when the love has gone"  All time top track for dancers

Slow down classic.........frances nero         "keep on loving me"  awesome

And for the instrumental....torch classic  earl van Dyke     "6 by 6

Sorry to be pedantic but 6 by 6 was the Wheel. 

How about Uptight, So Hard Being a loser, Come on Back to me baby, Whole lot of shakin goin on in my heart, Got to have you back  (Isleys) and what two can easily do?

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20 hours ago, mike said:

here's a quick motown twosome from me

"Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)" by The Miracles

and the search engine song

Marvin Gaye -Seek And You Shall Find

anthemic 3am motown!

 

The MPG is a great shout, some phenomenal dancers on it! So many relatively untapped things tucked away on Motown LPs: the aforementioned, Temps (take your pick), Gladys Knight, Chuck Jackson, Monitors etc etc. Fish n barrels.

Edited by PhilT

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On 2 November 2016 at 22:57, conchitta said:

After 40years of hibernation will be doing a Motown D.J. Set. Help Me! ,what in 2016 are the ; "Dance Floor Detonators", :"Wildebeest   Chargers" , " Top Trax" too play?. Calling out all the guys in the know ; Kings Hall, Nuneaton ,100 Club ,Empire Wigan,etc,etc. G'wan what's your Top Ten  ? .Gracias for the help of the best soul fans on the planet, LOL Johnny, Malaga ,Espana,

Your set would depend on what you have available to play. Will it be OVO? If it is you will be limited assuming you 40 years hibernation has prevented you from buying vinyl. If it is anything goes - CD or MP3,then you could do the best Motown set ever - and because it's Motown you could do the best set ever the next night then the next one and the next etc etc. It also depends on where your gig is and the audience. I think that in most venues anyone could play a Motown set and keep the dance floor buzzing.

It also depends on your personal taste doesn't it? Play the things that do it for you - you can't go wrong with Motown!!!

Just a few from me 

Miracles - Whole Lot Of Shaking - already mentioned above

Originals - Suspicion - surprised this hasn't been mentioned

Four Tops - Walk Away Renee

David Ruffin - I Want You Back

Stevie Wonder - Be Cool Be Calm

Four Tops - I Like Everything ABout You

There is also one that you must know despite having been in hibernation for so long. It's a previously little known track from 1965 by Frank Wilson called Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) which has gained in popularity over the past 40 years. This one is very popular with the dancers.

 

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The followings never let me down:

LaBRENDA BEN & THE BELJEANS - THE CHAPERONE
The Supremes - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
Virgil Henry - You Ain't Saying Nothing New
J J Barnes - Please Let Me In
Barbara McNair - Youre Gonna Love My Baby

All the best,
Andrea

 

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2 hours ago, polyvelts said:

Just had a great hour making a 7ts motown mixcloud

 

Who's the version of Nothing sweeter than love? great listen BTW

Some more 70s Motown

Chalk It Up  Jerry Butler

Where Do We Go From Here   Supremes

I Need You Now   Tata Vega

Respect   GC Cameron, Marvin Gaye or Willie Hutch

Gotta Find A Woman   Platinum Hook

 

 

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This is a superb Motown Podcast posted on here a few years back. Had forgotten how good GC Cameron's Truly Blue is ( 24.20 )

aby Come Home To Me - Shorty Long
It's A Lonely World Without Your Love - The Temptations
Love A Go Go - Stevie Wonder
Everybody Needs Love - Jimmy Ruffin
I Gotta Find A Way (To Get You Back) - The Temptations
Every Time I See You I Go Wild - Stevie Wonder
I'll Never Change - The Four Tops
Too Many Tears, Too Many Times - The Marvelettes
Everybody Needs Somebody (I Need You) - Stevie Wonder
Truly Blue - GC Cameron
Discover Me - David Ruffin
God Is Love - Marvin Gaye
Turn Back The Hands Of Time - The Ruffin Brothers
You Can't Stop A Girl In Love - The Supremes
Strong Love - GC Cameron
I Wish You Were Here - Shorty Long
Don't Turn Away - The Four Tops
Save My Love For A Rainy Day - The Temptations
I'll Cry - Stevie Wonder
More Today Than Yesterday - Kiki Dee

 

Edited by autumnstoned

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3 hours ago, polyvelts said:

Just had a great hour making a 7ts motown mixcloud

 

Nice one Rob. I've got David Ruffin's version of No Matter Where but I really like GC Cameron's take on it too. Foolishly didn't buy one of the several copies in Music & Video Exchange in Notting Hill Gate a few years back. 

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if interested you can listen to our Motown night on mixcloud a few weeks ago. 

Witney Soul Club. 

Please forgive the feedback I don't Dj regular on a few tracks. 

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7 hours ago, autumnstoned said:

Nice one Rob. I've got David Ruffin's version of No Matter Where but I really like GC Cameron's take on it too. Foolishly didn't buy one of the several copies in Music & Video Exchange in Notting Hill Gate a few years back. 

Cheers Mike. 

Ruffin / Cameron - it's a total win/win !!

see you at 100 tomorrow ? Steve Clancy is on ! 

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Five i'll never tire of hearing -  EDDIE HOLLAND - I'm on the outside looking in  //  LINDA GRINER - Goodbye cruel love  //  MIRACLES - If your mother only knew  //  TAMMI TERRELL - This old heart of mine (fantastic version) // TEMPTATIONS - I want a love I can see  //  and a couple of different things -  Billy Preston & Syreeta - GO FOR IT (not heard it out for 30 yrs)  /  Mary Wilson - YOU'RE THE LIGHT THAT GUIDES MY WAY (actually a late Wigan c/u)

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Thank you so much for your valuable help ; ,For all those :Floor Activators( a new a descripto for the adorable Manny), Noted; 4 Tops 'Change" ,A Quid off Discogs , Marvs," Seek etc,Ploy sndTSJ,s podcasts for some 70s newies tom me, "Can't StopA man " Supremes, Tempts versions, and everybody else my Floor should Runneth over! Again Gracias too all ,You've got more ? johnny Hart Malaga Espana.

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Stubbs,great pick,

Would constantly Annoy Dickie Searling to play this , too shut me up he gave me His own ,unique ,UK Root  and Jenny Jackson ,Beacon take! Would love to buy a copy of" let's Go' By Rd on Motown Maple leaf  version without spoken intro As personified by the much missed Pete Smith  .?please Pm me .LOL Johnny hart

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On 4 November 2016 at 14:37, sjclement said:

Who's the version of Nothing sweeter than love? great listen BTW

Some more 70s Motown

Chalk It Up  Jerry Butler

Where Do We Go From Here   Supremes

I Need You Now   Tata Vega

Respect   GC Cameron, Marvin Gaye or Willie Hutch

Gotta Find A Woman   Platinum Hook

 

 

GC Cameron !

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I wouldn't knock any track mentioned before, what an awesome outlet - Motown has gotta be the purest form of 60's soul in the world, don't think I saw listed so here's some from me;

Chris Clark - Love's gone bad (So sassy)

Spinners - Sweet thing

Spinners - What more can a boy ask for

Spinners - She's gonna love me at sundown

Marvelettes - Destination anywhere

Marvin & Tammi - California Soul (one for the camper on any road on a summers day)

Edwin Starr - 25 Kilometers (Another stupid EU rule!)

Marv Johnson - I miss you baby how I miss you

Four Tops - Wonderful baby (Put onto this by one of the early Wigan DJ's, not sure how long lived his career was but he knows his stuff, Cheers - Alan Rhodes) 

And one that may not fill a dancefloor but when you want a breather, the purity of the vocal and lyrics on this is quite outstanding..... melancholy moments.....

Eivets Rednow -  Hey love

I could go on, the catalogue of released and unreleased is endless

 

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3 from me

Earl Van Dyke...Nowhere to Run

Bobby Taylor...Oh I've Been Blessed

Tammi Terrell...Come On and See Me

 

One extra classic, The Night by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

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