William Stevenson

Real Name:
William R. Stevenson Jr.
Profile:
American songwriter and producer most famous for his contributions to Motown's success during the 1960s.
Born: January 4, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, he recorded a number of doo wop and gospel records for various Detroit labels including Stepp Records which he owned. The label released several records in 1959 and 1960 by Herman Griffin, Tall Tonio & The Mello-Dees (Tony Clarke's first recording) and the Barbees. He joined Motown in 1959. He was head of the A&R department there during the company's "glory" years of the mid-1960s. He left the label in 1967, when he and his than-wife Kim Weston, left for MGM Records. He wrote or produced dozens of hit records at Motown, many with Ivy Hunter, including "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & The Vandellas; "Ask The Lonley" by the Four Tops; "It Takes Two" by Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston; "My Baby Loves Me" by Martha & The Vandellas & "Devil With A Blue Dress" by Shorty Long. After leaving Motown he formed the short live People label in 1969 and released singles by Kim Weston and others. The label was disolved in 1971 at about the same time James Brown started his own label of the same name. Also in 1969 he was appointed head of Venture Records in 1969, a subsidiary of MGM, aimed at increasing their share of the R & B market. In recent years he has largely been involved in producing stage musicals. The latter include Swann, Showgirls, Wings and Things, The Gospel Truth, TKO, and Chocolate City.
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Albums

NR 5063 William Stevenson - Here I Am album art Mickey Stevenson* Here I Am (Album) Ember Records NR 5063 UK 1972 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EMBS 320 William Stevenson - Here I Am album art Mickey Stevenson* Here I Am (Single) Ember Records EMBS 320 UK 1972 Sell This Version
GSD 1001 William Stevenson - When Love Calls Your Name album art Jessie Smith* & Mickey Stevenson* Jessie Smith* & Mickey Stevenson* - When Love Calls Your Name (Single) GSF Records GSD 1001 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
EMBS 329 William Stevenson - I Need You So / I'm On My Way Back To You album art Mickey Stevenson* I Need You So / I'm On My Way Back To You (Single) Ember Records EMBS 329 UK 1973 Sell This Version
BCS-201 William Stevenson - Here I Am / Troubles A Loser album art Mickey Stevenson* Here I Am / Troubles A Loser(7") Ember Records BCS-201 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
40th William Stevenson - Ready Or Not Here Comes Love / I Stand Blue album art Carolyn Crawford* / Mickey Stevenson* Carolyn Crawford* / Mickey Stevenson* - Ready Or Not Here Comes Love / I Stand Blue(7", Mono, Promo) Kent Records 40th UK 2019 Sell This Version