Various ‎– The Complete Motown Singles | Vol. 1: 1959-1961

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A Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)
Written By – J. Bradford & B. GordyWritten-By – B. Gordy*, J. Bradford*
2:24
B Barrett Strong Oh I Apologize
Written By – W. Robinson & B. Gordy Jr.Written-By – B. Gordy Jr.*, W. Robinson*
2:16
1.01 Marv Johnson Come To Me
Backing Vocals [Baritone, Credited To] – Brian HollandBacking Vocals [Bass, Credited To] – Robert BatemanBacking Vocals [Credited To] – Raynoma "Miss Ray" Gordy*Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesBass – James JamersonDrums – Benny BenjaminFlute, Saxophone – Thomas "Beans" BowlesGuitar – Eddie Willis, Joe MessinaProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Marv Johnson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Marv Johnson
1.02 Marv Johnson Whisper
Backing Vocals [Baritone, Credited To] – Brian HollandBacking Vocals [Bass, Credited To] – Robert BatemanBacking Vocals [Credited To] – Raynoma "Miss Ray" Gordy*Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesPiano – Marv JohnsonProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Marv JohnsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Marv Johnson
1.03 Eddie Holland* Merry-Go-Round
Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesWritten-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
1.04 Eddie Holland* It Moves Me
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
1.05 Barrett Strong Let's Rock
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Billy 'Roquel' Davis-Gwen Gordy FuquaWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Billy 'Roquel' Davis*, Gwen Gordy Fuqua
1.06 Barrett Strong Do The Very Best You Can
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Billy 'Roquel' Davis-Gwen Gordy FuquaWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Billy 'Roquel' Davis*, Gwen Gordy Fuqua
1.07 Chico Leverett* Solid Sender
Backing Vocals [Credited To] – Brian Holland, Miss Ray, Robert Bateman, Sonny SandersBacking Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesWritten-By – Charles Leverett
1.08 Chico Leverett* I'll Never Love Again
Backing Vocals [Credited To] – Brian Holland, Miss Ray, Robert Bateman, Sonny SandersBacking Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesDrums – Benny BenjaminOther [Session Leader] – Berry GordyPiano – Joe HunterSaxophone – Beans Bowles*Written-By – Charles Leverett
1.09 The Swinging Tigers Snake Walk (Part 1)
Bass – James JamersonDrums – Benny BenjaminGuitar – Robert WhitePiano – Joe HunterSaxophone [Alto] – Thomas "Beans" BowlesWritten By – William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.10 The Swinging Tigers Snake Walk (Part 2)
Bass – James JamersonDrums – Benny BenjaminGuitar – Robert WhitePiano – Joe HunterSaxophone [Alto] – Thomas "Beans" BowlesWritten By – William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.11 Ron & Bill It
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.12 Ron & Bill Don't Say Bye Bye
Written By – William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.13 The Satintones Going To The Hop
Backing Vocals – Chico Leverett*, Robert Bateman, William "Sonny" Sanders*Lead Vocals – James Ellis (2)Written By – Berry Gordy-Charles LeverettWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Charles Leverett
1.14 The Satintones Motor City
Backing Vocals – Chico Leverett*, William "Sonny" Sanders*Backing Vocals [Bass] – Robert BatemanLead Vocals – James Ellis (2)Written By – Berry Gordy-Charles LeverettWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Charles Leverett
1.15 Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)
Drums – Benny BenjaminPiano – Barrett StrongProducer – Berry GordyTambourine – Brian HollandWritten By – Janie Bradford-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
1.16 Barrett Strong Oh I Apologize
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.17 Nick & The Jaguars* Ich-i-bon #1
Bass – Dick Dale (2)Drums – Nick FerroGuitar – Marvin WeyerWritten-By – Johnny Ferro
1.18 Nick & The Jaguars* Cool And Crazy
Bass – Dick Dale (2)Drums – Nick FerroGuitar – Marvin WeyerWritten-By – Johnny Ferro
1.19 The Miracles Bad Girl
Flute – Beans Bowles*Lead Vocals – Smokey RobinsonLead Vocals [Bridge] – Warren MooreProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.20 The Miracles I Love Your Baby
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.21 The Miracles The Feeling Is So Fine
Organ – Miss RayProducer – Berry GordySaxophone [Baritone] – Beans Bowles*Written By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.22 The Miracles (You Can) Depend On Me [First Version]
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.23 The Satintones My Beloved [Without Strings]
Lead Vocals – James Ellis (2)Written By – Berry Gordy-Charles Leverett-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Charles Leverett, Robert Bateman
1.24 The Satintones Sugar Daddy
Bass Vocals – Robert BatemanWritten By – Berry Gordy-Charles Leverett-William 'Sonny' SandersWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Charles Leverett, William 'Sonny' Sanders*
1.25 Eugene Remus You Never Miss A Good Thing [Version Without Strings]
Written By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
1.26 Eugene Remus Hold Me Tight
Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesWritten By – Berry Gordy-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Robert Bateman
1.27 Eugene Remus Gotta Have Your Lovin'
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
2.01 The Miracles Way Over There [Version Without Strings]
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.02 The Miracles (You Can) Depend On Me [Second Version]
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.03 The Miracles Way Over There [Version With Strings]
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.04 The Satintones My Beloved [Version With Strings]
Written By – Berry Gordy-Charles Leverett-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Charles Leverett, Robert Bateman
2.05 Eugene Remus You Never Miss A Good Thing [Version With Strings]
Written By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.06 Barrett Strong Yes, No, Maybe So
Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.07 Barrett Strong You Knows What To Do
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Anna Gordy Gaye-Brian HollandWritten-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Brian Holland
2.08 Popcorn And The Mohawks Custer's Last Man
Bass – James JamersonGuitar – Eddie WillisProducer – Berry GordySaxophone – Mike Terry*Tambourine – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie-Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.09 Popcorn And The Mohawks Shimmy Gully
Bass – James JamersonGuitar – Eddie WillisProducer – Berry GordySaxophone – Mike Terry*Tambourine – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie-G. CheddarsamjunWritten-By – G. Cheddarsamjun, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*
2.10 Mable John Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That [First Version]
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Billy 'Roquel' Davis-Gwen Gordy FuquaWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Billy 'Roquel' Davis*, Gwen Gordy Fuqua
2.11 Mable John You Made A Fool Out Of Me
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Gwen Gordy Fuqua-Billy 'Roquel' DavisWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Billy 'Roquel' Davis*, Gwen Gordy Fuqua
2.12 Barrett Strong Whirlwind
Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Janie Bradford-Barrett StrongWritten-By – Barrett Strong, Janie Bradford
2.13 Barrett Strong I'm Gonna Cry (If You Quit Me)
Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – The Rayber VoicesWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.14 Mary Wells Bye Bye Baby
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Mary Wells
2.15 Mary Wells Please Forgive Me
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
2.16 Singin' Sammy Ward What Makes You Love Him [First Version]
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
2.17 Singin' Sammy Ward That Child Is Really Wild
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.18 Singin' Sammy Ward Who's The Fool
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.19 The Miracles Shop Around [Regional Version]
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.20 The Miracles Who's Lovin' You
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.21 Herman Griffin True Love
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Donald Davis*
2.22 Herman Griffin It's You
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Don Davis (2)
2.23 The Miracles Shop Around [National Version]
Drums – Benny BenjaminPiano – Berry GordyProducer – Berry GordySaxophone – Ron WakefieldWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.24 Sherri Taylor & Singin' Sammy Ward Oh Lover
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' Robinson-Brian HollandWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Brian Holland, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
2.25 Sherri Taylor & Singin' Sammy Ward That's Why I Love You So Much
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
2.26 Henry Lumpkin I've Got A Notion
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – George Fowler-Brian Holland-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Brian Holland, George Fowler, Robert Bateman
2.27 Henry Lumpkin We Really Love Each Other
Producer – Berry GordyVocals – Smokey RobinsonWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
3.01 Jimmy Ruffin Don't Feel Sorry For Me
Producer – Raynoma Liles GordyWritten-By – Jimmy Ruffin
3.02 Jimmy Ruffin Heart
Producer – Raynoma Liles GordyWritten-By – Jimmy Ruffin
3.03 Debbie Dean Don't Let Him Shop Around
Backing Vocals – The MiraclesProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Loucye Gordy Wakefield-Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Loucye Gordy Wakefield, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
3.04 Debbie Dean A New Girl
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
3.05 The Miracles Ain't It Baby
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
3.06 The Miracles The Only One I Love
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Smokey' Robinson*
3.07 Barrett Strong Money And Me
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry Gordy-Janie Bradford-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford, Robert Bateman, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
3.08 Barrett Strong You've Got What It Takes
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Gwen Gordy Fuqua-Billy 'Roquel' DavisWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Billy 'Roquel' Davis*, Gwen Gordy Fuqua
3.09 Little Iva & Her Band When I Needed You
Written-By – Raynoma Liles Gordy
3.10 Little Iva & Her Band Continental Strut
Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-William MitchellWritten-By – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, William Mitchell (2)
3.11 The Contours Whole Lotta Woman [Regional Version]
Bass Vocals – Hubert JohnsonLead Vocals – Billy GordonProducer – Berry GordyTenor Vocals [1st] – Leroy FairTenor Vocals [2nd] – Billy HoggsTenor Vocals, Baritone Vocals – Joe BillingsleaWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Billy Gordon-Billy HoggsWritten-By – Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
3.12 The Contours Come And Be Mine
Bass Vocals – Hubert JohnsonLead Vocals – Billy GordonProducer – Berry GordyTenor Vocals [1st] – Leroy FairTenor Vocals [2nd] – Billy HoggsTenor Vocals, Baritone Vocals – Joe BillingsleaWritten By – Billy Hoggs-Joe BillingsleaWritten-By – Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea
3.13 The Supremes I Want A Guy
Backing Vocals – Barbara*, Florence*, Mary*Lead Vocals – Diana*Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman
3.14 The Supremes Never Again
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
3.15 The Gospel Stars He Lifted Me [Unedited Version]
Lead Vocals – Mae GoochProducer – Berry GordyVocals – Elizabeth Davis (2), Etta Gooch, Lillian Woods, Lois Russell, Sandra GoochWritten-By, Arranged By – Mae Gooch
3.16 The Gospel Stars Behold The Saints Of God
Lead Vocals – Mae GoochProducer – Berry GordyVocals – Elizabeth Davis (2), Etta Gooch, Lillian Woods, Lois Russell, Sandra GoochWritten-By – Norvis Grant
3.17 Mickey Woods Poor Sam Jones
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
3.18 Mickey Woods They Rode Through The Valley
Backing Vocals – The ValadiersProducer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Robert Gordy
3.19 Richard Wylie & His Band Money (That's What I Want)
Arranged By, Piano – Wylie*Guitar – Eddie WillisProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Janie Bradford-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
3.20 Richard Wylie & His Band I'll Still Be Around
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Janie Bradford-Richard 'Wylie' PopcornWritten-By – Janie Bradford, Richard 'Wylie' Popcorn*
3.21 The Satintones Tomorrow And Always [Version Without Strings]
Lead Vocals – James Ellis (2), Vernon WilliamsProducer – Berry GordyVocals – Sammy MackWritten-By – Gerry Goffin-Carole King*
3.22 The Satintones A Love That Can Never Be
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Janie Bradford-Richard 'Wylie' Popcorn-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Janie Bradford, Richard 'Wylie' Popcorn*, Robert Bateman
3.23 The Satintones Tomorrow And Always [Version With Strings]
Lead Vocals – James Ellis (2)Producer – Berry GordyVocals – Sammy MackWritten-By – Gerry Goffin-Carole King*
3.24 The Contours Whole Lotta Woman [National Version]
Producer – Berry GordyVocals – Sylvester PottsWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Billy Gordon-Billy HoggsWritten-By – Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
3.25 Gino Parks Blibberin' Blabbin' Blues
Bass Vocals – Robert BatemanVocals – Henry LumpkinWritten-By – Berry Gordy
3.26 Gino Parks Don't Say Bye Bye
Written By – Berry Gordy-William 'Smokey' RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
4.01 The Satintones Angel
Lead Vocals – James Ellis (2)Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Sonny' Sanders-Charles Leverett-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Charles Leverett, Robert Bateman, William 'Sonny' Sanders*
4.02 Marvin Gay* (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Herb Magidson-Allie WrubelWritten-By – Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson*
4.03 Marvin Gay* Witchcraft
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Cy Coleman-Carolyn LeighWritten-By – Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman
4.04 Marvin Gaye Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
4.05 Marvin Gaye Never Let You Go (Sha Lu Bop)
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Anna Gordy Gaye-Harvey FuquaWritten-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Harvey Fuqua
4.06 Mary Wells I Don't Want To Take A Chance
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Mickey' Stevenson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
4.07 Mary Wells I'm So Sorry
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Earl Brooks-Berry Gordy-Lessie BrooksWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Earl Brooks, Lessie Brooks
4.08 Andre Williams (2) Rosa Lee (Stay Off The Bell)
Written By – Andre Williams-William 'Mickey' StevensonWritten-By – Andre Williams (2), William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
4.09 Andre Williams (2) Shoo-Doo
Written By – Andre Williams-William 'Mickey' StevensonWritten-By – Andre Williams (2), William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
4.10 Barrett Strong Misery
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Don Juan Mancha
4.11 Barrett Strong Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
4.12 The Miracles Broken Hearted
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
4.13 The Miracles Mighty Good Lovin'
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Smokey' Robinson*
4.14 Mable John No Love [Version Without Strings]
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
4.15 Mable John Looking For A Man
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
4.16 Gino Parks Same Thing
Producer – Berry GordySaxophone – Hank Cosby*Written-By – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
4.17 Gino Parks That's No Lie
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
4.18 The Satintones I Know How It Feels
Bass Vocals – Bateman*Lead Vocals – Vernon WilliamsProducer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Janie Bradford-Robert Bateman-Brian Holland-Richard 'Popcorn' WylieWritten-By – Brian Holland, Janie Bradford, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*, Robert Bateman
4.19 The Satintones My Kind Of Love
Lead Vocals – Vernon WilliamsProducer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Chester Scott-Vernon WilliamsWritten-By – Brian Holland, Chester Scott, Robert Bateman, Vernon Williams
4.20 Mable John No Love [Version With Strings]
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
4.21 The Supremes Buttered Popcorn [First Version]
Lead Vocals – Florence BallardProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Barney AlesWritten-By – Barney Ales, Berry Gordy
4.22 The Supremes Who's Lovin' You
Lead Vocals – Diana RossProducer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Smokey' Robinson*
4.23 The Supremes Buttered Popcorn [Second Version]
Lead Vocals – Florence BallardProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Barney AlesWritten-By – Barney Ales, Berry Gordy
4.24 The Temptations Oh Mother Of Mine
Lead Vocals – Paul Williams (4)Producer – Dre-MicProducer [Credited To] – Andre Williams, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – William 'Mickey' Stevenson-Otis WilliamsWritten-By – Otis Williams, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
4.25 The Temptations Romance Without Finance
Lead Vocals – Eddie KendricksProducer – Dre-MicProducer [Credited To] – Andre Williams, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written-By – Eddie Kendricks, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
4.26 The Golden Harmoneers* I Am Bound
Written-By – A.B. Windom
4.27 The Golden Harmoneers* Precious Memories
Written By – Robert A. Martin-Georgia JonesWritten-By – Robert A. Martin*, Georgia Jones (2)
5.01 The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman
Drums – Benny BenjaminLead Vocals – Gladys HortonPiano – Popcorn Wylie*Producer – BrianbertProducer [Credited To] – Brian Holland And Robert Bateman*Vocals – Georgeanna Tillman, Katherine Anderson, Wanda Young, Wyanetta CowartWritten By – Georgia Dobbins-William Garrett-Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Freddie GormanWritten-By – Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, Georgia Dobbins, Robert Bateman, William Garrett
5.02 The Marvelettes So Long Baby
Lead Vocals – Wanda YoungProducer – BrianbertProducer [Credited To] – Brian Holland And Robert Bateman*Written By – James Young-Robert Bateman-Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland, James Young (7), Robert Bateman
5.03 The Contours The Stretch
Producer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – William 'Mickey' Stevenson-Loucye Gordy WakefieldWritten-By – Loucye Gordy Wakefield, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
5.04 The Contours Funny
Lead Vocals – Sylvester PottsProducer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – William 'Mickey' Stevenson-Billy GordonWritten-By – Billy Gordon, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
5.05 Debbie Dean Itsy Bitsy Pity Love
Drums – Marvin GayeProducer – Janie Bradford, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*Written By – Janie Bradford-Richard 'Popcorn' WylieWritten-By – Janie Bradford, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*
5.06 Debbie Dean But I'm Afraid
Cowbell – Berry GordyWritten-By, Producer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
5.07 Rev. Columbus Mann They Shall Be Mine
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Rev. Columbus Mann-Mattie ClarkWritten-By – Mattie Clark*, Rev. Columbus Mann
5.08 Rev. Columbus Mann Jesus Loves
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Rev. Columbus Mann
5.09 The Equadors Someone To Call My Own
Producer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – William 'Mickey' Stevenson-Rex RobertsonWritten-By – Rex Robertson, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
5.10 The Equadors You're My Desire
Producer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – William 'Mickey' Stevenson-Rex RobertsonWritten-By – Rex Robertson, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
5.11 Pete Hartfield Love Me
Backing Vocals – The SupremesProducer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written-By – Pete Hartfield
5.12 Pete Hartfield Darling Tonight
Written-By – Pete Hartfield
5.13 The Miracles Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues
Arranged By – Riley C. Hampton*Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Ronald WhiteWritten-By – Ronald White, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
5.14 The Miracles I Can't Believe
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – William 'Smokey' Robinson-Marv TarplinWritten-By – Marv Tarplin*, William 'Smokey' Robinson*
5.15 Joel Sebastian Angel In Blue
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Beverly Humphrey
5.16 Joel Sebastian Blue Cinderella
Producer – Berry GordyWritten By – Janie Bradford-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
5.17 Mary Wells Strange Love
Arranged By – Sammy LoweWritten-By, Producer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
5.18 Mary Wells Come To Me
Bass Vocals – Robert BatemanProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Marv Johnson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Marv Johnson
5.19 Freddie Gorman The Day Will Come
Organ – Popcorn Wylie*Producer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Janie Bradford-Rebecca Nichols-Stanley OssmanWritten-By – Janie Bradford, Rebecca Nichols, Stanley Ossman
5.20 Freddie Gorman Just For You
Producer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Freddie Gorman-Janie BradfordWritten-By – Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, Janie Bradford, Robert Bateman
5.21 Popcorn And The Mohawks Have I The Right
Producer – Janie Bradford, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*Vocals – Popcorn*Written By – Janie Bradford-Richard 'Popcorn' WylieWritten-By – Janie Bradford, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*
5.22 Popcorn And The Mohawks Real Good Lovin'
Producer – Janie Bradford, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*Vocals – Popcorn Man*Written By – Janie Bradford-Richard 'Popcorn' WylieWritten-By – Janie Bradford, Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie*
5.23 The Satintones Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
Bass Vocals – Robert BatemanKeyboards [Ondioline] – Miss RayProducer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written-By – James Hanley*
5.24 The Satintones Faded Letter
Lead Vocals – Sammy MackProducer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Vernon Williams-Robert Bateman-Sammy 'Sonny' Mack-Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Sammy 'Sonny' Mack*, Vernon Williams
6.01 Eddie Holland* Jamie
Arranged By [Strings] – Miss Ray, Sonny SandersBacking Vocals – The AndantesBacking Vocals [Credited To] – Jackie Hicks, Louvain Demps, Marlene BarrowProducer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – Barrett Strong-William 'Mickey' StevensonWritten-By – Barrett Strong, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
6.02 Eddie Holland* Take A Chance On Me
Producer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Freddie Gorman-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, Robert Bateman
6.03 The Valadiers Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam]
Lead Vocals – Stuart AvigProducer – Berry GordyVoice [Portraying A Menacing Drill Sergeant] – Jerry LightWritten By – Robert Bateman-Brian Holland-The Valadiers-Ronald DunbarWritten-By – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Ronald Dunbar*, The Valadiers
6.04 The Valadiers Take A Chance
Producer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Marty ColemanWritten-By – Brian Holland, Marty Coleman, Robert Bateman
6.05 Mable John Actions Speaks Louder Than Words
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
6.06 Mable John Take Me
Producer – Andre Williams, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – Andre Williams-William 'Mickey' StevensonWritten-By – Andre Williams (2), William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
6.07 Sammy Ward* What Makes You Love Him
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
6.08 Sammy Ward* Don't Take It Away
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
6.09 The Temptations Check Yourself
Lead Vocals – Paul Williams (4)Producer – Berry GordyVocals [Contributing To The High Harmonies] – Eddie Holland*Written By – Berry Gordy-Otis Williams-Melvin Franklin-'Al' Elbridge BryantWritten-By – Berry Gordy, 'Al' Elbridge Bryant*, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams
6.10 The Temptations Your Wonderful Love
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
6.11 Bob Kayli Small Sad Sam
Backing Vocals – The SupremesPiano – Joe HunterProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Sunny Skylar-E.V DeaneWritten-By – E.V Deane*, Sunny Skylar
6.12 Bob Kayli Tie Me Tight
Backing Vocals – The SupremesProducer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Robert Gordy
6.13 Don McKenzie (4) Whose Heart (Are You Gonna Break Now)
Backing Vocals – The SupremesWritten-By, Producer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
6.14 Don McKenzie (4) I'll Call You
Producer – William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – Don McKenzie-Billy PittmanWritten-By – Billy Pittman (2), Don McKenzie (4)
6.15 The Twistin' Kings* Xmas Twist
Featuring – Thomas "Beans" BowlesPiano [Boogie-woogie] – Joe HunterProducer – Berry GordySaxophone – Ron WakefieldWritten By – Berry Gordy-Barney AlesWritten-By – Barney Ales, Berry Gordy
6.16 The Twistin' Kings* White House Twist
Featuring – Thomas "Beans" BowlesPiano [Boogie-woogie] – Joe HunterProducer – Berry GordySaxophone – Ron WakefieldVoice [Tongue-in-cheek Intro] – Miss RayWritten By – Brian Holland-Berry Gordy-Barney AlesWritten-By – Barney Ales, Berry Gordy, Brian Holland
6.17 Mickey Woods Please Mr. Kennedy
Backing Vocals – The ValadiersProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Loucye Gordy WakefieldWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Loucye Gordy Wakefield
6.18 Mickey Woods (They Call Me] Cupid
Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – Norman WhitfieldProducer – Berry GordyWritten By – Brian Holland-Norman Whitfield-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Brian Holland, Norman Whitfield
6.19 The Marvelettes Twistin' Postman
Lead Vocals – Gladys HortonProducer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*Written By – Robert Bateman-Brian Holland-William 'Mickey' StevensonWritten-By – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, William 'Mickey' Stevenson*
6.20 The Marvelettes I Want A Guy
Lead Vocals – Wanda YoungProducer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Berry Gordy-Brian Holland-Freddie GormanWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman
6.21 The Miracles What's So Good About Good Bye
Arranged By – Riley C. Hampton*Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Smokey' Robinson*
6.22 The Miracles I've Been Good To You
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – William 'Smokey' Robinson*
6.23 The Twistin' Kings* Congo (Part 1)
Piano – Joe HunterProducer – Barney Ales, Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Barney Ales-Loucye Gordy WakefieldWritten-By – Barney Ales, Berry Gordy, Loucye Gordy Wakefield
6.24 The Twistin' Kings* Congo (Part 2)
Piano – Joe HunterProducer – Barney Ales, Berry GordyWritten By – Berry Gordy-Barney Ales-Loucye Gordy WakefieldWritten-By – Barney Ales, Berry Gordy, Loucye Gordy Wakefield

Credits

  • Artwork By [Art Direction] – Vartan, Michele Horie, Al Quattrocchi And Jeff Smith
  • Artwork By [Design] – Tornado Design
  • Compilation ProducerHarry 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

Notes

Track-by-track annotations by Bill Dahl, with additional material and track information by Keith Hughes. Edited by Harry Weinger.

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.

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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

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<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>

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