Tamla

Tamla

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American label. (For international imprint see Tamla Motown).
Sublabel of the Motown Record Corporation.
Tamla Records was started on January 12, 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr. using $800 borrowed from his family’s loan fund. He originally wanted to name the label “Tammy”, after the Debbie Reynolds film, but that name was already taken. Later that year, he started his second label, Motown, which became Tamla’s parent label and the cornerstone of Gordy’s musical empire.
Motown and all associated labels, including Tamla, were sold to MCA Records and Boston Ventures in June 1988, which then sold it to PolyGram in 1993. During the PolyGram era and after 10 years in dormancy, Tamla was reactivated in late 1996 under the presidency of Andre Harrell with the intention of becoming a reggae imprint, but was then immediately retired after Harrell was relieved of his position in 1997. Tamla (hereby referred to at this point as Tamla Recordings) was the only classic Motown imprint ever to be reactivated since 1986, and its only artist was Cocoa Tea. As of the acquisition of PolyGram in 1999, Motown and all its properties are now part of the Universal Music Group.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1C 054-90 622 Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Time Out For Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Time Out For Smokey Robinson And The Miracles(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla 1C 054-90 622 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 062-92585 Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album, Mis) Tamla 1C 062-92585 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C 062-92 590 Eddie Kendricks - All By Myself Eddie Kendricks All By Myself(LP, Album) Tamla 1C 062-92 590 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 062-97 371 Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend Eddie Kendricks He's A Friend(LP, Album) Tamla 1 C 062-97 371 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
2 C 006-90792 M Stevie Wonder - Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday / I Wanna Make Her Love Me Stevie Wonder Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday / I Wanna Make Her Love Me(7", Single) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 2 C 006-90792 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 066-97.371 Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend Eddie Kendricks He's A Friend(LP, Album) Tamla, Pathé Marconi 2C 066-97.371 France 1976 Sell This Version
3C 064-98134 The Miracles - The Power Of Music The Miracles The Power Of Music(LP, Album) Tamla 3C 064-98134 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
4E 006-91627 M Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours / I'm More Than Happy Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours / I'm More Than Happy(7", Single) Tamla 4E 006-91627 M Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
4E 006-94896 Marvin Gaye Come Get To This / Distant Lover(7", Single) Tamla 4E 006-94896 Sweden 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-90940 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Point It Out / Darling Dear Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Point It Out / Darling Dear(7") Tamla 5C 006-90940 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 054-92585 Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album) Tamla 5C 054-92585 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062 93255 Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind Stevie Wonder Music Of My Mind(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Tamla 5C 062 93255 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5E 006-91953 Stevie Wonder - Heaven Help Us All / I Gotta Have A Song Stevie Wonder Heaven Help Us All / I Gotta Have A Song(7", Single) Tamla 5E 006-91953 Finland 1970 Sell This Version
5E 006-96083 Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman Stevie Wonder Boogie On Reggae Woman(7", Single) Tamla 5E 006-96083 Finland Unknown Sell This Version
7C 156-62492/3 Stevie Wonder - (Journey Through) The Secret Life Of Plants Stevie Wonder (Journey Through) The Secret Life Of Plants(2xLP, Album) Motown, Tamla 7C 156-62492/3 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
7 C 190-97900/01 Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life(2xLP, Album + 7", Bon) Motown, Tamla 7 C 190-97900/01 Scandinavia 1976 Sell This Version
7E 244 93255 Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind Stevie Wonder Music Of My Mind(Cass, Album, RE) Tamla, Tamla 7E 244 93255 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
7E254-93184 Diana Ross - The Best Of Diana Ross Diana Ross The Best Of Diana Ross(Cass, Comp) Tamla, Tamla 7E254-93184 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
45-CBA 1795 The Miracles - You Really Got A Hold On Me The Miracles You Really Got A Hold On Me (Single) 45-CBA 1795 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45-HL 9276 The Miracles - Shop Around / Who's Lovin' You The Miracles Shop Around / Who's Lovin' You (Single) 45-HL 9276 UK 1961 Sell This Version
45TMC 8033 The Marvelettes - My Baby Must Be A Magician The Marvelettes My Baby Must Be A Magician (7", Single) Tamla 45TMC 8033 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
101 Marv Johnson - Come To Me / Whisper Marv Johnson Come To Me / Whisper 101 US 1959 Sell This Version
102 Eddie Holland* - Merry-Go-Round / It Moves Me Eddie Holland* Merry-Go-Round / It Moves Me(7") Tamla 102 US 1959 Sell This Version
153 The Miracles - Love Machine The Miracles Love Machine(7", Single) Tamla 153 Costa Rica Unknown Sell This Version
230 The Miracles - I'll Try Something New The Miracles I'll Try Something New (Album) 230 US 1962 Sell This Version
233 Little Stevie Wonder* - The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie Little Stevie Wonder* The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie (Album) 233 US 1962 Sell This Version
236 The Miracles - Christmas With The Miracles The Miracles Christmas With The Miracles (Album) 236 US 1963 Sell This Version
243 The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes Recorded Live On Stage The Marvelettes The Marvelettes Recorded Live On Stage 243 US 1963 Sell This Version
252 Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits (Comp) 252 US 1964 Sell This Version
253 The Marvelettes - Greatest Hits The Marvelettes Greatest Hits (Comp) 253 US 1966 Sell This Version
257 Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts (Album) 257 US 1964 Sell This Version
259 Marvin Gaye - Hello Broadway Marvin Gaye Hello Broadway(LP, Album, Mono, Roc) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 259 US 1964 Sell This Version
264 Various - Motortown Revue In Paris Various Motortown Revue In Paris (Comp) 264 US 1965 Sell This Version
266 Marvin Gaye - Moods Of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Moods Of Marvin Gaye (Album) 266 US 1966 Sell This Version
268 Stevie Wonder - Up-Tight Stevie Wonder Up-Tight (Album) 268 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
269 The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine (Album) 269 US 1966 Sell This Version
270 Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston - Take Two Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston - Take Two(LP, Album) Tamla, Tamla 270 US 1966 Sell This Version
271 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Away We A Go-Go Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Away We A Go-Go(LP, Album, RCA) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 271 US 1966 Sell This Version
272 Stevie Wonder - Down To Earth Stevie Wonder Down To Earth (Album) 272 US 1966 Sell This Version
274 The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes The Marvelettes The Marvelettes (Album) 274 US 1967 Sell This Version
275 The Isley Brothers - Soul On The Rocks The Isley Brothers Soul On The Rocks(LP, Album, Mono, Ind) Tamla, Tamla 275 US 1967 Sell This Version
276 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Make It Happen Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Make It Happen(LP, Album) Tamla, Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 276 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
277 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - United Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell United(LP, Album, RP, Roc) Tamla, Tamla 277 US 1968 Sell This Version
279 Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her (Album) 279 US 1967 Sell This Version
280 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* - Greatest Hits (Vol. 2) Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Comp) 280 US 1967 Sell This Version
281 Stevie Wonder - Someday At Christmas Stevie Wonder Someday At Christmas (Album) 281 US 1967 Sell This Version
282 Stevie Wonder - Greatest Hits Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits (Comp) 282 US 1968 Sell This Version
285 Marvin Gaye - In The Groove Marvin Gaye In The Groove(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 285 US 1968 Sell This Version
288 The Marvelettes - In Full Bloom The Marvelettes In Full Bloom(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla 288 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
327-T Eddie Kendricks - Eddie Kendricks Eddie Kendricks Eddie Kendricks(8-Trk, Album) Tamla 327-T US 1973 Sell This Version
608 Amos Milburn - The Return Of Amos Milburn The Return Of "The" Blues Boss(LP, Album) Tamla, Motown 608 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
702 Little Stevie Wonder* - Fingertips Little Stevie Wonder* Fingertips (EP) 702 France 1963 Sell This Version
911 The Temptations - Meet The Temptations The Temptations Meet The Temptations(LP, Album, Mono) Gordy, Tamla 911 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
974M03 Marvin Gaye - You're The Man Marvin Gaye You're The Man(7", S/Sided) Tamla 974M03 US 1972 Sell This Version
1601TF Smokey Robinson - Tell Me Tomorrow Smokey Robinson Tell Me Tomorrow (Single) 1601TF US 1981 Sell This Version
1602TF Stevie Wonder - That Girl Stevie Wonder That Girl (Single) 1602TF US 1981 Sell This Version
1610TF Syreeta - I Must Be In Love / Wish Upon A Star Syreeta I Must Be In Love / Wish Upon A Star (Single) 1610TF US 1981 Sell This Version
1612TF Stevie Wonder - Do I Do Stevie Wonder Do I Do (Single) 1612TF US 1982 Sell This Version
1615 TF Smokey Robinson - Old Fashioned Love Smokey Robinson Old Fashioned Love / Destiny (Single) 1615 TF US 1982 Sell This Version
1630TF Smokey Robinson - Yes It's You Lady Smokey Robinson Yes It's You Lady (Single) 1630TF US 1982 Sell This Version
1639TF Stevie Wonder - Ribbon In The Sky Stevie Wonder Ribbon In The Sky (Single) 1639TF US 1982 Sell This Version
1642TF Gene Van Buren - You've Got Me Where I Want You / One Gene Van Buren You've Got Me Where I Want You / One (Single) 1642TF US 1982 Sell This Version
1645 Smokey Robinson - The Agony And The Ecstasy Smokey Robinson The Agony And The Ecstasy(7", Single) Tamla 1645 Panama 1975 Sell This Version
1655TF Smokey Robinson - I've Made Love To You A Thousand Times Smokey Robinson I've Made Love To You A Thousand Times (Single) 1655TF US 1982 Sell This Version
1675 TF Syreeta - Forever Is Not Enough Syreeta Forever Is Not Enough(7") Tamla 1675 TF US 1983 Sell This Version
1678 TF Smokey Robinson - Touch The Sky Smokey Robinson Touch The Sky (Single) 1678 TF US 1983 Sell This Version
1684 TF Smokey Robinson With High Inergy - Blame It On Love Smokey Robinson With High Inergy Smokey Robinson With High Inergy - Blame It On Love (Single) 1684 TF US 1983 Sell This Version
1700TF Smokey Robinson - Don't Play Another Love Song / Wouldn't You Like To Know Smokey Robinson Don't Play Another Love Song / Wouldn't You Like To Know (Single) 1700TF US 1983 Sell This Version
1712 TF Keith & Darrell - Work That Body Keith & Darrell Work That Body (Single) 1712 TF US 1983 Sell This Version
1727 TF Gene Van Buren - I Love You More / You Excite Me Gene Van Buren I Love You More / You Excite Me(7", Single) Tamla 1727 TF US 1984 Sell This Version
1727TF Gene Van Buren - You Excite Me Gene Van Buren You Excite Me(7", Promo) Tamla 1727TF US 1984 Sell This Version
1735TF Smokey Robinson - And I Don't Love You / Dynamite Smokey Robinson And I Don't Love You (Single) 1735TF US 1984 Sell This Version
1756 TF Smokey Robinson - I Can't Find Smokey Robinson I Can't Find (Single) 1756 TF US 1984 Sell This Version
1758 Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise Stevie Wonder Pastime Paradise(7", Single) Tamla 1758 Panama 1976 Sell This Version
1763 Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way(7", Single) Tamla 1763 Panama 1976 Sell This Version
1772 Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On(7", Single) Tamla 1772 Panama 1973 Sell This Version
1808 Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover(7", Single) Tamla 1808 US 1985 Sell This Version
1808TF Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover (Single) 1808TF US 1985 Sell This Version
1817 Stevie Wonder - Go Home / Go Home (Instrumental) Stevie Wonder Go Home / Go Home (Instrumental)(7", Single) Tamla 1817 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
1817TF Stevie Wonder - Go Home Stevie Wonder Go Home (Single) 1817TF US 1985 Sell This Version
1828 Smokey Robinson - Hold On To Your Love Smokey Robinson Hold On To Your Love(7", Single) Tamla 1828 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
1828 TF Smokey Robinson - Hold On To Your Love Smokey Robinson Hold On To Your Love (Single) 1828 TF US 1984 Sell This Version
1832 Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed Stevie Wonder Overjoyed 1832 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
1832TF Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed Stevie Wonder Overjoyed (Single) 1832TF US 1985 Sell This Version
1836 Marvin Gaye - The World Is Rated X Marvin Gaye The World Is Rated X(7", Single) Tamla 1836 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
1836TF Marvin Gaye - The World Is Rated X (New Mix) Marvin Gaye The World Is Rated X (New Mix) (Single) 1836TF US 1986 Sell This Version
1836TF-RE1 Marvin Gaye - The World Is Rated X Marvin Gaye The World Is Rated X (Single) 1836TF-RE1 US 1986 Sell This Version
1839 Smokey Robinson - Sleepless Nights Smokey Robinson Sleepless Nights(7", Single) Tamla 1839 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
1839 TF Smokey Robinson - Sleepless Nights Smokey Robinson Sleepless Nights (Single) 1839 TF US 1986 Sell This Version
1846 Stevie Wonder - Land Of La La Stevie Wonder Land Of La La (Single) 1846 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
1846TF Stevie Wonder - Land Of La La Stevie Wonder Land Of La La (Single) 1846TF US 1985 Sell This Version
1855 Smokey Robinson - Because Of You (It's The Best It's Ever Been) Smokey Robinson Because Of You (It's The Best It's Ever Been)(7", Promo) Tamla 1855 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
1855 TF Smokey Robinson - Because Of You (It's The Best It's Ever Been) Smokey Robinson Because Of You (It's The Best It's Ever Been) (Single) 1855 TF US 1986 Sell This Version
1868 Smokey Robinson - Love Will Set You Free (Theme From Solarbabies) Smokey Robinson Love Will Set You Free (Theme From Solarbabies)(7", Single) Tamla 1868 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
1868TF Smokey Robinson - Love Will Set You Free (Theme From Solarbabies) Smokey Robinson Love Will Set You Free (Theme From Solarbabies) (Single) 1868TF US 1986 Sell This Version
2-254 The Miracles - Greatest Hits From The Beginning The Miracles Greatest Hits From The Beginning(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Roc) Tamla, Tamla 2-254 US 1965 Sell This Version
4242 CML 80.127 Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July = Más Cálido Que En Julio Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July = Más Cálido Que En Julio(Cass, Album) Tamla 4242 CML 80.127 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
4548 TG Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover (Single, Maxi) 4548 TG US 1985 Sell This Version
4553TG Stevie Wonder - Go Home Stevie Wonder Go Home (Single) 4553TG US 1985 Sell This Version
5259ML2 Marvin Gaye - Live At The London Palladium Marvin Gaye Live At The London Palladium(2xLP, Album) Tamla 5259ML2 US 1977 Sell This Version