Motown

Motown

Profile:
The legendary Motown label was founded on January 21, 1959 and incorporated as Motown Recording Corporation on April 14, 1960 by Berry Gordy, Jr., who merged his two successful imprints, Tamla (whose first release was Marv Johnson's "Come to Me" on January 21, 1959) and Motown (first release was the Miracles' "Bad Girl" on September 6, 1959). It was one of the most successful independent record companies in history. Its stable of hit-making artists such as The Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations and many, many others, along with a talented staff of musicians and songwriters, collectively created the "Motown Sound," a world famous hybrid of soul, doo-wop, rhythm & blues and pop. Its motto was "The Sound of Young America."

Berry Gordy sold his ownership in Motown to MCA and Boston Ventures in June 1988 for $61 million. Today, the label is a subsidiary of The Capitol Music Group, which in turn, is a division of The Universal Music Group.

Over the course of its history, the Motown Corporation has owned or distributed more than 45 labels in varying genres.

Label Code: LC 0881 or LC 00881
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Capitol Records
1750 N. Vine St.,
Hollywood, CA 90028
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Motown: Puttin' It On Ya '96  album cover Various Motown: Puttin' It On Ya '96(Cass, Album, Promo) Motown US 1996 Sell This Version
0C 062-96643 The Magic Disco Machine Disc-O-Tech(LP, Album) Motown 0C 062-96643 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1 Sugar Daddy  album cover Jackson 5ive* Sugar Daddy(Flexi, 6", S/Sided, Card, Cer) Motown 1 US 1972 Sell This Version
1 ABC  album cover Jackson Five* ABC(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Card, Pic) Motown 1 US 1971 Sell This Version
1 I'll Be There  album cover Jackson Five* I'll Be There(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Card, Cer) Motown 1 US 1971 Sell This Version
1A 006-62854 Get Ready / Hey Big Brother  album cover Rare Earth Get Ready / Hey Big Brother(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-62854 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-62873 Heaven Must Have Sent You (Special Remix)  album cover Bonnie Pointer Heaven Must Have Sent You (Special Remix)(7") Motown 1A 006-62873 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-62939 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone / Masterpiece  album cover The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin' Stone / Masterpiece(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-62939 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-62994 Reach Out I'll Be There  album cover Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-62994 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-63140 Sail On  album cover Commodores Sail On(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63140 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A006-63244 I Just Need More Money  album cover Shadee* I Just Need More Money(7", Single) Motown 1A006-63244 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63265 It Will Come In Time  album cover Billy Preston Featuring Syreeta Billy Preston Featuring Syreeta - It Will Come In Time(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63265 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63324 Cruisin'  album cover Smokey Robinson Cruisin' (Single) 1A 006-63324 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63339 Still  album cover Commodores Still(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63339 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63348 No One Gets The Prize  album cover Diana Ross No One Gets The Prize(7") Motown 1A 006-63348 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63392 Love Gun  album cover Rick James Love Gun(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63392 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63393 Ego Tripping Out  album cover Marvin Gaye Ego Tripping Out(7") Motown 1A 006-63393 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63400 Send One Your Love  album cover Stevie Wonder Send One Your Love(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63400 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63501 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)  album cover Bonnie Pointer I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63501 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63525 Wonderland  album cover Commodores Wonderland(7") Motown 1A 006-63525 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63586 Black Orchid  album cover Stevie Wonder Black Orchid(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63586 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63628 With You I'm Born Again  album cover Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - With You I'm Born Again(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63628 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63701 I Call Your Name / Next To You  album cover Switch (6) I Call Your Name / Next To You(7") Motown 1A 006-63701 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63779 Outside My Window  album cover Stevie Wonder Outside My Window(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63779 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63784 Let's Get Serious  album cover Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63784 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63789 Jamie / Just Ain't Enough  album cover Eddie Holland* Jamie / Just Ain't Enough(7", RE) Motown 1A 006-63789 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-63790 You Beat Me To The Punch / Two Lovers  album cover Mary Wells You Beat Me To The Punch / Two Lovers(7", Single, RE) Motown 1A 006-63790 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-63792 The Chaperone / Camel Walk  album cover La Brenda* & The Beljeans La Brenda* & The Beljeans - The Chaperone / Camel Walk(7", Single, RE) Motown 1A 006-63792 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63801 Let Me Be The Clock  album cover Smokey Robinson Let Me Be The Clock(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63801 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63831 Power  album cover The Temptations Power(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63831 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63850 Medley (Part 1) / Medley (Part 2)  album cover Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes - Medley (Part 1) / Medley (Part 2)(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63850 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63900 Don't Take My Love Away  album cover Switch (6) Don't Take My Love Away(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63900 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63910 One More Time For Love  album cover Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - One More Time For Love(7") Motown 1A 006-63910 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63954 Old-Fashion Love  album cover Commodores Old-Fashion Love(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63954 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63956 Behind The Groove  album cover Teena Marie Behind The Groove(7") Motown 1A 006-63956 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-63976 Upside Down  album cover Diana Ross Upside Down(7") Motown 1A 006-63976 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64031 Big Time  album cover Rick James Big Time(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64031 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64032 Struck By Lightning Twice  album cover The Temptations Struck By Lightning Twice(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64032 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64042 Mystified  album cover Black Russian (5) Mystified(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64042 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64048 Burnin' Hot  album cover Jermaine Jackson Burnin' Hot(7") Motown 1A 006-64048 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64075 My Old Piano  album cover Diana Ross My Old Piano(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64075 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64076 Master Blaster  album cover Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Single) 1A 006-64076 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64077 Heroes  album cover Commodores Heroes(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64077 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64194 I'm Coming Out  album cover Diana Ross I'm Coming Out(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64194 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-96040 Stop In The Name Of Love  album cover The Supremes Stop In The Name Of Love(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-96040 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1 A 006-98049 Standing In The Shadows Of Love  album cover Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love(7", Single, RE) Motown 1 A 006-98049 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
1A 054-63360 Motown's Love Songs  album cover Various Motown's Love Songs(LP, Comp) EMI, Motown 1A 054-63360 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 054-90854 Stevie Wonder's Greatest Hits!  album cover Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder's Greatest Hits!(LP, Comp) Motown 1A 054-90854 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 056-63405 The Best Of Michael Jackson  album cover Michael Jackson The Best Of Michael Jackson(LP, Comp, RE) Motown, EMI 1A 056-63405 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 058-92585 What's Going On  album cover Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album, RE) Motown 1A 058-92585 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-62026 Bonnie Pointer (Special Remix)  album cover Bonnie Pointer Bonnie Pointer (Special Remix)(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-62026 Benelux 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-62895 The Boss  album cover Diana Ross The Boss(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-62895 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-63064 Midnight Magic  album cover Commodores Midnight Magic(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63064 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-63099 Late At Night  album cover Billy Preston Late At Night(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63099 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-63 364 Fire It  Up  album cover Rick James Fire It Up(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63 364 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-63370 Let's Get Serious  album cover Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63370 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63497 Bonnie Pointer  album cover Bonnie Pointer Bonnie Pointer(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63497 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-63765 Diana  album cover Diana Ross Diana (Album) 1A 062-63765 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63836 Power  album cover The Temptations Power(LP, Album) Motown, EMI 1A 062-63836 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63845 Syreeta  album cover Syreeta Syreeta(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63845 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63867 Heroes  album cover Commodores Heroes(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 1A 062-63867 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A-062-63898 20 Golden Greats  album cover Four Tops 20 Golden Greats(LP, Comp) Motown 1A-062-63898 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64044 20 Golden Greats  album cover Marvin Gaye 20 Golden Greats(LP, Comp) Motown 1A 062-64044 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64121 Hotter Than July  album cover Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 1A 062-64121 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64151 20 Golden Greats  album cover The Temptations 20 Golden Greats(LP, Comp) Motown 1A 062-64151 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-93880 Talking Book  album cover Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Motown, Tamla Motown 1A 062-93880 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-94665 Innervisions  album cover Stevie Wonder Innervisions(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Tamla Motown, Motown 1A 062-94665 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 158-97900 Songs in the key of life  album cover Stevie Wonder Songs in the key of life(2xLP) Motown 1A 158-97900 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
1A 262-62895 The Boss  album cover Diana Ross The Boss(Cass, Album) Motown, Motown 1A 262-62895 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 262-63765 Diana  album cover Diana Ross Diana(Cass, Album) Motown 1A 262-63765 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1a26263867 Heroes  album cover Commodores Heroes(Cass) Motown 1a26263867 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 458-62529 Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants  album cover Stevie Wonder Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants(Cass, Album) Motown 1A 458-62529 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 138-63876/7 The Motown 20th Anniversary Album  album cover Various The Motown 20th Anniversary Album(2xLP, Comp) Motown, Motown, Motown 1A 138-63876/7 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 158-62492/3 Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants  album cover Stevie Wonder Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants(2xLP, Album, Emb) Motown 1A 158-62492/3 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-62885 Heaven Must Have Sent You (Special Remix)  album cover Bonnie Pointer Heaven Must Have Sent You (Special Remix)(12") Motown 1A K052Z-62885 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63142 Sail On / Flying High  album cover Commodores Sail On / Flying High(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-63142 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63243 I Just Need More Money  album cover Shadee* I Just Need More Money(12") Motown 1A K052Z-63243 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63392 Love Gun  album cover Rick James Love Gun(12") Motown 1A K052Z-63392 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63406 Still / Too Hot Ta Trot  album cover Commodores Still / Too Hot Ta Trot(12") Motown 1A K052Z-63406 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63633 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)  album cover Bonnie Pointer I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)(12") Motown 1A K052Z-63633 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63776 Medley Of Hits (Special Remix)  album cover Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes - Medley Of Hits (Special Remix) 1A K052Z-63776 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63831 Power  album cover The Temptations Power(12", Maxi) Motown, Motown 1A K052Z-63831 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63955 Let's Get Serious  album cover Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-63955 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63956 Behind The Groove  album cover Teena Marie Behind The Groove(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-63956 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-64015 Upside Down  album cover Diana Ross Upside Down(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-64015 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-64048 Burnin' Hot  album cover Jermaine Jackson Burnin' Hot(12") Motown 1A K052Z-64048 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-64075 My Old Piano / Give Up  album cover Diana Ross My Old Piano / Give Up(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-64075 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-64076 Master Blaster (Jammin')  album cover Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin')(12", Single) Motown, Motown 1A K052Z-64076 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-64194 I'm Coming Out  album cover Diana Ross I'm Coming Out(12") Motown 1A K052Z-64194 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A ZB-42245 Dial My Heart  album cover The Boys Dial My Heart(7", Single) Motown 1A ZB-42245 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A ZB 42945 My Fantasy  album cover Teddy Riley My Fantasy(7", Single) MOTOWN 1A ZB 42945 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1C 006-60 158 As  album cover Stevie Wonder As(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola 1C 006-60 158 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-60 452 Too Hot Ta Trot  album cover Commodores Too Hot Ta Trot(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola 1C 006-60 452 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1 C 006-60 479 Your Love Is So Good For Me  album cover Diana Ross Your Love Is So Good For Me(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-60 479 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-60 506 I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love  album cover Thelma Houston I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola 1C 006-60 506 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1 C 006-60 506 I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love  album cover Thelma Houston I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love(7", Single) Motown 1 C 006-60 506 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 006-60 546 Why You Wanna See My Bad Side  album cover Smokey Robinson Why You Wanna See My Bad Side(7", Single) Motown 1C 006-60 546 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1 C 006-60 573 You Are The Reason (I Feel Like Dancing)  album cover 5th Dimension* You Are The Reason (I Feel Like Dancing)(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-60 573 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 006-60679 Star Love / I Found Feeling  album cover 3 Ounces Of Love* Star Love / I Found Feeling(7", Single) Motown 1C 006-60679 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 006-61 008 You And I  album cover Rick James You And I(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola, Motown, EMI Electrola 1C 006-61 008 Germany 1978 Sell This Version