Various – The Complete Motown Singles | Vol. 1: 1959-1961
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- Artwork By [Art Direction] – Vartan, Michele Horie, Al Quattrocchi And Jeff Smith
- Artwork By [Design] – Tornado Design
- Compilation Producer – Harry Weinger
- Mastered By [Digitally Remastered], Producer [Additional Production Assistance] – Ellen Fitton
- Other [Associate Producer] – Keith Hughes
- Other [Essay] – Craig Werner, Mable John (As Told To David Ritz)
- Other [For Hip-o] – Thane Tierney
- Other [Legal Clearance] – Jenny Shapiro
- Other [Product Manager] – Heather WhittenVartan
- Other [Production Manager] – Monique McGuffin
- Photography [Photo Coordinator] – Ryan Null
Bill Dahl of Chicago has written hundreds of album reviews, feature stories and various articles about music and musicians. He was a Grammy(R) nominee for his liner notes to the Ray Charles box set, <i>Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversairy Collection</i>. With Weldon A. McDougal III, Dahl is the author of <i>Motown: The Golden Years</i>.
Keith Hughes is the author of <i>Don't Forget The Motor City</i>, a Motown discography, and has written articles for various Motown/Soul magazines. His research work has appeared in several CD compilations, including the U.K. collections of Mable John and Barrett Strong. Hughes lives in Oxfordshire, England.
<i>Bilboard</i> chart information courtesy of BPI Communications Inc. and Joel Whitburn's Record Research Inc.
Discographical information courtesy of Motown Records Archive.
Digitally remastered and additional production assistance by Ellen Fitton at Universal Mastering Studios-East.
Our grattitude to Berry Gordy, the Gordy family, the artists, the musicians, engineers, writers, producers, arrangers, handclappers and footstompers at the beginning of the magic at 2468 West Grand Boulevard.
Motor City thank you's to Bill Levenson, Andrew Skurow, Chris Jenner, John Lester, Paul Nixon, Pat St. John, Lily Salinas, Ritchie Hardin and Martin Hughes.
Photos courtesy of Motown Records Archives, except Mable John (pgs. 5, 41, disc 2 pocket); Peter Benjaminson (pg. 17); Michael Ochs Archives (pgs. 32, 45, 69); Gino Parks (pg. 47); Paul Barker (pg. 50, 53/picture sleeve, "Best Selling LP's" panel); Showtime Music Archives (pg. 51); Freddie Gorman (pg. 65); Showtime Music Archives/Galen Gart (disc 1 pocket)
Label and Sleeve Art courtesy of Gary Johnson and Lars Nilsson
Technical note: All songs mastered from the original Motown analog master tapes, except the following song, dubbed from original vinyl 45 RPM singles. Due to the company's early practice of not backing up single masters and due to the passing of time, master tapes for these songs could not be located.
DISC 1: It Moves, Merry-Go-Round, Let's Rock, Ich-I-Bon #1, Cool And Crazy, Solid Sender, I'll Never Love Again, Snake Walk Pts. 1 & 2, My Beloved (without strings), Gotta Have Your Lovin'
DISC 2: You Never Miss A Good Thing (with strings), Custer's Last Man, Shimmy Gully, I've Got A Notion, We Really Love Each Other
DISC 3: When I Needed You, Continental Strut, Whote Lotta Woman (regional version), They Rode Through The Valley, Money (That's What I Want), I'll Still Be Around
DISC 4: That's No Lie
DISC 5: But I'm Afraid
DISC 6: Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam), Whose Heart Are You Gonna Break Now
<b>Calendar convenience ends Volume 1 of The Complete Motown Singles collection here. It's only the beginning. Future volumes - Volumes 2 through 12 - will document every A and B side from Hitsville, USA, with box sets for every year from 1962 to 1972.</b>
(C) 2004 Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc
<font size="1"><u>Non-Release Notes</u>
Edition limited to 5000 non-numbered limited edition copies.
All musician credits and additional backing vocals, production, engineering or songwriting credits taken from the track-by-track annotations and essays.
Track B title erroneously listed as <i>Oh I Apoligize.</i></font>
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6024986433310