Various ‎– Motown Sings Motown Treasures Volumes 1+2

Label:
Hip-O Select ‎– B0003619-02, Motown ‎– B0003619-02
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2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered, Limited Edition, Digipak
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1.01 Hattie Littles Money (That's What I Want)
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Janie BradfordWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
1.02 Martha & The Vandellas* Forever
Piano – Joe HunterProducer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Freddie GormanWritten-By – Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier*
1.03 Eddie Holland* (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Norman Whifield-Edward Holland, Jr.Written-By – Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield
1.04 Martha & The Vandellas* Contract On Love
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Janie BradfordWritten-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier*, Janie Bradford
1.05 The Supremes In My Lonely Room
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.06 Kim Weston Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.07 The Temptations What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William "Smokey" Robinson*
1.08 Ivy Jo Hunter Ask The Lonely
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson And Ivy Jo Hunter*Written-By – William "Mickey" Stevenson*
1.09 Tony Martin (3) Ask Any Man
Producer – Hal Davis And Marc Gordon*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.10 Kim Weston Stop! In The Name Of Love
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.11 Kim Weston Come And Get These Memories
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.12 The Isley Brothers What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (Smile)
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – William Weatherspoon/James Dean/Paul RiserWritten-By – William Weatherspoon/James Dean*, Paul Riser
1.13 Jimmy Ruffin Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Norman Whitfield-Barrett Strong-Janie BradfordWritten-By – Barrett Strong, Janie Bradford, Norman Whitfield
1.14 The Velvelettes Everybody Needs Love
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Norman Whitfield-Edward Holland Jr.Written-By – Edward Holland Jr.*, Norman Whitfield
1.15 The Temptations My Smile Is Just A Frown (Turned Upside Down)
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten By – William "Smokey" Robinson-Janie Bradford-William "Mickey" StevensonWritten-By – Janie Bradford, William "Smokey" Robinson*, William "Mickey" Stevenson*
1.16 The Supremes Can I Get A Witness
Producer – Frank Wilson And Hal Davis*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.17 The Supremes Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Producer – Frank Wilson And Hal Davis*Written By – Stevie Wonder-Sylvia Moy-Henry CosbyWritten-By – Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy
1.18 The Originals Come See About Me
Lead Vocals – Joe StubbsProducer – Clarence PaulWritten-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.19 Stevie Wonder I Hear A Symphony
Producer – Henry CosbyWritten-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.20 Martha & The Vandellas* The Tracks Of My Tears
Producer – Frank WilsonWritten By – William "Smokey" Robinson-Warren Moore-Marvin TarplinWritten-By – Marvin Tarplin, William "Smokey" Robinson*, Warren Moore
1.21 The Isley Brothers How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
1.22 Marvin Gaye My Girl
Producer – Mickey (Michael) Gentile*Written By – William "Smokey" Robinson-Ronald WhiteWritten-By – Ronald White, William "Smokey" Robinson*
1.23 The Temptations Truly Yours
Producer – Ivy Jo HunterWritten-By – Ivy Jo Hunter-William "Mickey" Stevenson*
2.01 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Norman Whitfield-Barrett StrongWritten-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
2.02 Gladys Knight & The Pips* Good Lovin' Ain't Easy To Come By
Producer – Harvey Fuqua And Johnny Bristol*Written-By – Nickolas Ashford-Valerie Simpson*
2.03 Ivy Jo Hunter Truly Yours
Producer – Ivy Jo HunterWritten-By – Ivy Jo Hunter-William "Mickey" Stevenson*
2.04 Four Tops Old Love (Let's Try It Again)
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
2.05 The Underdogs (3) The Way You Do The Things You Do
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – William "Smokey" Robinson-Bobby RogersWritten-By – Bobby Rogers*, William "Smokey" Robinson*
2.06 The Contours What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
Bass – James JamersonLead Vocals – Dennis EdwardsPiano – Earl Van DykeProducer – James Dean And William Weatherspoon*Written By – William Weatherspoon-James Dean-Paul RiserWritten-By – William Weatherspoon-James Dean*, Paul Riser
2.07 The Velvelettes (We've Got) Honey Love
Written By – Richard Morris-Sylvia MoyWritten-By, Producer – Richard Morris (2), Sylvia Moy
2.08 Dennis Edwards Ain't That Peculiar
Producer – Mickey (Michael) Gentile*Written By – William "Smokey" Robinson-Marvin Tarplin-Warren "Pete" Moore-Bobby RogersWritten-By – Marvin Tarplin, Bobby Rogers*, William "Smokey" Robinson*, Warren "Pete" Moore*
2.09 The Marvelettes You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'
Lead Vocals – Wanda Young Rogers*Producer – Nickolas Ashford And Valerie Simpson*Written-By – Nickolas Ashford-Valerie Simpson*
2.10 Spinners, The* The Girl's Alright With Me
Lead Vocals – G.C. CameronProducer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Norman Whitfield-Edward Holland Jr.-Eddie KendricksWritten-By – Eddie Kendricks, Edward Holland Jr.*, Norman Whitfield
2.11 Brenda Holloway Ooo Baby Baby
Producer – Hal DavisWritten By – William "Smokey" Robinson-Warren MooreWritten-By – William "Smokey" Robinson*, Warren Moore
2.12 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Baby I'm For Real (The Bells)
Producer – Marvin Gaye, Richard Morris (2)Written By – Marvin Gaye-Anna Gordy GayeWritten-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Marvin Gaye
2.13 Blinky The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
Producer – Al Cleveland, Terry JohnsonWritten-By – William "Smokey" Robinson*
2.14 Spinners, The* Shop Around
Lead Vocals – G.C. CameronProducer – Al ClevelandWritten By – Berry Gordy-William "Smokey" RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William "Smokey" Robinson*
2.15 Chuck Jackson Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr.*
2.16 Jackson 5* You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Producer – Bobby TaylorWritten-By – William "Smokey" Robinson*
2.17 Fantastic Four If This World Were Mine
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten-By – Marvin Gaye
2.18 David Ruffin I Want You Back
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten-By – The Corporation (2)
2.19 David Ruffin & Bobby Taylor Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)
Producer – Bobby TaylorWritten-By – LaVerne Ware, Pam Sawyer
2.20 Ivy Jo Hunter Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Producer – Ivy Jo HunterWritten By – Ivy Jo Hunter-Stevie WonderWritten-By – Ivy Jo Hunter, Stevie Wonder
2.21 The Supremes ('70s)* All I Need
Lead Vocals – Jean TerrellProducer – Henry CosbyWritten-By – Edward Holland Jr.*, Frank Wilson, R. Dean Taylor
2.22 Gladys Knight & The Pips* I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten By – Kenneth Gamble-Leon Huff-Jerry RossWritten-By – Kenneth Gamble-Leon Huff*, Jerry Ross

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Credits

  • Artwork By [Art Direction] – Vartan & Michele Horie
  • Artwork By [Design] – Greg Ross
  • Compilation ProducerHarry Weinger
  • Mixed ByKevin Reeves (tracks: 1.06, 2.12, 2.20), Roger Nichols (tracks: 1.22), Russ Terrana (tracks: 1.20, 2.14), Suha Gur (tracks: 1.01, 1.02, 1.08, 1.12, 2.03, 2.19), Tom Moulton (tracks: 2.09)
  • Other [For Hip-o Select] – Thane Tierney
  • Other [Introductory Essay By] – Adam White
  • Other [Legal Clearance] – Jenny Shapiro
  • Other [Product Manager] – Heather Whitten
  • Other [Production Manager] – Monique McGuffin
  • Other [Track Annotations And Stories By] – Harry Weinger
  • Photography [Photo Research] – Ryan Null

Notes

<b>Track annotations w/ stories</b>
[1.]9. Ask Any Man - Tony Martin
Originally issued as single Motown 1088, December 1965
[1.]16. Can I Get A Witness - The Supremes
Original 1966 Mix; Alternate mix version first issued on the album <b>The Supremes Never-Before-Released-Masters</b>, Motown 9075, 1987
[1.]20. The Tracks Of My Tears - Martha & The Vandellas
First issued on <b>Motown Sings Motown Superstars</b>, Motown 5310, May 1983
[1.]22. My Girl - Marvin Gaye
First issued on the 4-CD box set, <b>The Marvin Gaye Collection</b>, Motown 6311, 1990
[1.]23. Truly Yours - The Temptations
First issued on the album <b>The Temptations 25th Anniversary</b>, Motown 5389, 1986
[2.]14. Shop Around - The Spinners
First issued on the <b>Motown Sings Motown Superstars</b>, Motown 5310, May 1983

All tracks previously unreleased except as noted above, and here - MOTOWN SINGS MOTOWN TREASURES: THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN COLLECTION VOL. 1 was issued as CD collection <a href="http://www.discogs.com/release/891996">Motown 0960</a>, September 1998, and included the following 21 tracks:
Disc 1 - #2 (mono), 5, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23
Disc 2 - #1, 5, 6, 10, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22

<b>Release credits</b>
Special thanks to Keith Hughes, Chris Jenner, John Lester, Paul Nixon and Andrew Skurow
Original VOLUME 1 co-produced by Georgia Ward

Digitally remastered by Suha Gur at Universal Mastering Studios-East
All songs recorded with the Funk Brothers in Motown's Studio A, except as noted
All songs mastered from the original Hitsville Detroit tapes, except:
Money (That's What I Want), Forever, Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)*,Ask The Lonely, Truly Yours (IJH version), What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted AKA Smile (Isleys), Baby I'm For Real (The Bells)*, Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life) and Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever* mixed from the original session masters by Suha Gur and *Kevin Reeves. You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin' mixed by Tom Moulton.
Shop Around and The Tracks Of My Tears mixed by Russ Terrana at Motown's Hitsville West, Hollywood, CA, and My Girl mixed by Roger Nichols at Sound Works West, W. Hollywood, Ca, for their respective original compilations.

Design by Greg Ross for Orabur
Photos: Motown Records Archivesm except digipak, booklet exterior: Wan Seub Lee/Motown Records Archives; pg. 28 (left): courtesy of Allan Slutsky; pg. 31: David Yellen

(C) 2004 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. B0003619-02

<b>Non-release notes</b>
From Hip-O Select: CD Edition limited to 5000 non-numbered limited edition copies.

All vocal and musician credits taken from the track stories written by Harry Weinger.

This release shows the artist on 1.08 "Ask The Lonely" as Tommy Good. However, this fact has been disputed by the artist, Motown fans, as well as several of the compilers themselves since. Several other Motown singers have been suggested, and in April 2008, Ivy Jo Hunter confirmed that it is him singing on the track.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602498642979
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc One): B000361902ASP
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc Two): B000361902BSP
  • Other (SID Code/ Disc One): IFPI L772
  • Other (SID Code/ Disc Two): IFPI L771
  • Other (Mould SID Code/ Disc One): IFPI 2A49
  • Other (Mould SID Code/ Disc Two): IFPI 2A28
  • Other (Disc One): B04L1003B
  • Other (Disc Two): C04L1442C

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