Various ‎– The Motown Story: The First Decade

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Motown ‎– MS 5-726, Motown ‎– MS-727, Motown ‎– MS-728, Motown ‎– MS-729, Motown ‎– MS-730, Motown ‎– MS-731
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5 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
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Volume One
A1 Berry Gordy Intro
Voice [Intro] – Berry Gordy
2:26
A2 Barrett Strong Money (That's Want I Want)
Written-By – B. Gordy Jr.*, J. Bradford*
3:00
A3 The Miracles Shop Around
Voice [Intro] – Smokey*Written-By – B. Gordy Jr.*, W. Robinson*
3:35
A4 The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman
Voice [Intro] – Katherine AndersonWritten-By – B. Holland*, Gorman*, G. Dobbins*, R. Bateman*, W. Garrett*
3:36
A5 The Marvelettes Playboy
Voice [Intro] – Katherine AndersonWritten-By – B. Holland*, G. Horton*, R. Bateman*, W. Stevenson*
3:12
A6 Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
Voice [Intro] – Marvin GayeWritten-By – G. Gordy*, M. Gaye*, W. Stevenson*
3:28
B1 The Miracles You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Voice [Intro] – Smokey*Written-By – W. Robinson*
3:01
B2 Marvin Gaye Pride And Joy
Voice [Intro] – Marvin GayeWritten-By – M. Gaye*, N. Whitfield*, W. Stevenson*
2:14
B3 Stevie Wonder Fingertips
Voice [Intro] – Stevie WonderWritten-By – C. Paul*, H. Cosby*
3:51
B4 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Come And Get These Memories
Voice [Intro] – Martha ReevesWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:33
B5 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Love Is Like A Heat Wave
Voice [Intro] – Martha ReevesWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:07
Volume Two
C1 The Miracles Mickey's Monkey
Voice [Intro] – Smokey*Written-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:06
C2 Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness
Voice [Intro] – Marvin GayeWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:23
C3 Mary Wells Intro: Smokey / My Guy
Voice [Intro] – Smokey*Written-By – W. Robinson*
3:27
C4 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
4:24
C5 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Dancing In The Street
Voice [Intro] – Martha ReevesWritten-By – I. Hunter*, M. Gaye*, W. Stevenson*
3:06
C6 Four Tops Baby I Need Your Loving
Voice [Intro] – Levi Stubbs*Written-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:39
D1 The Supremes Baby Love
Voice [Intro] – Mary WilsonWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:33
D2 The Supremes Come See About Me
Written-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
2:31
D3 Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Voice [Intro] – Marvin GayeWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:02
D4 The Temptations My Girl
Voice [Intro] – Otis WilliamsWritten-By – R. White*, W. Robinson*
4:08
D5 Junior Walker & The All Stars Shotgun
Voice [Intro] – Jr. Walker*Written-By – A. Dewalt*
3:04
D6 The Supremes Stop! In The Name Of Love
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:09
Volume Three
E1 Marvin Gaye I'll Be Doggone
Voice [Intro] – Marvin GayeWritten-By – Tarplin*, Moore*, Robinson*
3:06
E2 The Supremes Back In My Arms Again
Voice [Intro] – Mary WilsonWritten-By – Holland-Dozier-Holland
3:24
E3 Four Tops I Can't Help Myself
Voice [Intro] – Levi Stubbs*Written-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
2:46
E4 The Miracles The Tracks Of My Tears
Voice [Intro] – Smokey*Written-By – M. Tarplin*, W. Moore*, W. Robinson*
3:01
E5 The Supremes Nothing But Heartaches
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:04
E6 The Supremes I Hear A Symphony
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:04
F1 Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Voice [Intro] – Stevie WonderWritten-By – H. Cosby*, S. Wonder*, S. Moy*
3:06
F2 The Supremes My World Is Empty Without You
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
2:42
F3 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas My Baby Loves Me
Voice [Intro] – Martha ReevesWritten-By – I. Hunter*, S. Moy*, W. Stevenson*
3:28
F4 The Temptations Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Voice [Intro] – Otis WilliamsWritten-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*
3:19
F5 Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Written-By – J. Dean*, P. Riser*, W. Weatherspoon*
3:20
F6 The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
2:58
Volume Four
G1 Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There
Voice [Intro] – Levi Stubbs*Written-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:24
G2 The Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
2:51
G3 Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Voice [Intro] – Levi Stubbs*Written-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:02
G4 Four Tops Bernadette
Voice [Intro] – Levi Stubbs*Written-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:17
G5 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Jimmy Mack
Voice [Intro] – Martha ReevesWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:11
G6 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Voice [Intro] – Marvin GayeWritten-By – N. Ashford, V. Simpson*
2:57
G7 Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her
Voice [Intro] – Stevie WonderWritten-By – H. Cosby*, L. Hardaway*, S. Wonder*, S. Moy*
2:52
H1 The Supremes Reflections
Voice [Intro] – Mary WilsonWritten-By – B. Holland, L. Dozier, E. Holland*
3:25
H2 Gladys Knight And The Pips I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Voice [Intro] – Gladys KnightWritten-By – B. Strong*, N. Whitfield*
4:07
H3 The Miracles I Second That Emotion
Voice [Intro] – Smokey*Written-By – A. Cleveland*, W. Robinson*
3:15
H4 The Temptations I Wish It Would Rain
Voice [Intro] – Otis WilliamsWritten-By – B. Strong*, N. Whitfield*, R. Penzabene*
3:04
H5 The Supremes Love Child
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – Deke Richards, F. Wilson*, P. Sawyer*, R. D. Taylor*
2:51
H6 Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life
Voice [Intro] – Stevie WonderWritten-By – O. Murden*, R. Miller*
2:46
H7 The Temptations Cloud Nine
Voice [Intro] – Otis WilliamsWritten By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
4:13
Volume Five
I1 The Supremes / The Temptations I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – Ross*, Gamble*
2:55
I2 Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Voice [Intro] – Marvin GayeWritten-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
3:18
I3 Junior Walker & The All Stars What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
Voice [Intro] – Jr. Walker*Written-By – H. Fuqua*, J. Bristol*, V. Bullock*
2:56
I4 The Originals Baby I'm For Real
Voice [Intro] – The OriginalsWritten-By – A. Gaye*, M. Gaye*
3:30
I5 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
Voice [Intro] – Michael JacksonWritten-By – The Corporation (2)
2:54
I6 The Temptations Psychedelic Shack
Voice [Intro] – Otis WilliamsWritten-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
3:40
J1 The Supremes Someday We'll Be Together
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – H. Fuqua*, J. Bristol*, R. Beavers*
5:35
J2 The Supremes Up The Ladder To The Roof
Voice [Intro] – Mary WilsonWritten-By – F. Wilson*, V. DiMirco*
3:45
J3 Diana Ross Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – N. Ashford, V. Simpson*
3:40
J4 Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Voice [Intro] – Diana RossWritten-By – N. Ashford, V. Simpson*
6:15

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This is the first pressing box set which included a 24 page booklet, inner picture sleeves for each lp and a box with textured graphics.

© 1970
All selections published by Jobette Music Co., Inc., BMI except "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" – published by Act Three Music, BMI and "For Once In My Life" – published by Stein & Van Stock, Inc., ASCAP
Producer: Bill Watson, History of Rock 'N' Roll, Inc.
Packaging: Album Graphics Inc.
All Rights Reserved – Trademark Motown Record Corporation – Printed in U.S.A
© Motown Record Corporation, Detroit, Michigan 48201

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MS 5-726 Various The Motown Story(5xLP, Comp + Box, Ltd) Tamla Motown MS 5-726 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
TC2-TML 11302, 1E 596 ○ 94028/9 Various The Motown Story(Cass, Comp) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TC2-TML 11302, 1E 596 ○ 94028/9 UK 1973 Sell This Version
M 726-5, M 726/5 Various The Motown Story (The First Decade)(5xLP, Comp, RE + Box, Ltd) Motown, Motown M 726-5, M 726/5 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
TMSP 1130, STML 11301-5, 1E 153 ◦ 93172/6 Various The Motown Story(5xLP, Comp, Ltd, Box) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TMSP 1130, STML 11301-5, 1E 153 ◦ 93172/6 UK 1972 Sell This Version
MS 5-726, MS-727, MS-728, MS-729, MS-730, MS-731 Various The Motown Story(5xLP, Comp + Box, RP) Motown, Motown, Motown, Motown, Motown, Motown MS 5-726, MS-727, MS-728, MS-729, MS-730, MS-731 US 1970 Sell This Version

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cleanwestswell

December 22, 2017

I grew up in the 80's with a Motown obsessed mother, this box set is fantastic. A few tracks on here I was not familiar with which was a bonus. Madlib did a podcast, now in hindsight, clearly sampling the songs are narration between them. I always wondered where he got this stuff...despite what a different reviewer said, I find the chatter between tracks an awesome touch. Consider this a aural documentary. I personally couldn't care less if Smokey has a few words on the creative process over the first two bars of My Guy.