I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose: Motown Rec 64-71

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Issued in the U.K. by Motown on the heels of Johnson's late-'60s hit "I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose," a number one record in England. The record never did much in the States, nor did any of Johnson's releases on Motown's Gordy label. The company never issued this album in the States, and, for the most part, treated Johnson like an unwanted stepchild. Johnson's success came prior to his joining Motown; though he recorded in the company's studios, Berry Gordy, Jr. leased his singles to United Artists Records. It's apparent why U.K. soul freaks fell for these, since most have that four-on-the-four beat Motown-style that they loved dancing to in clubs. "I'll Pick a Rose for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Issued in the U.K. by Motown on the heels of Johnson's late-'60s hit "I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose," a number one record in England. The record never did much in the States, nor did any of Johnson's releases on Motown's Gordy label. The company never issued this album in the States, and, for the most part, treated Johnson like an unwanted stepchild. Johnson's success came prior to his joining Motown; though he recorded in the company's studios, Berry Gordy, Jr. leased his singles to United Artists Records. It's apparent why U.K. soul freaks fell for these, since most have that four-on-the-four beat Motown-style that they loved dancing to in clubs. "I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose," "I Miss You Baby," "So Glad You Chose Me," and remakes of "Sleep" and "Bad Girl" are solid. Another favorite is "Why Do You Want to Let Me Go," which did well in the U.K., also; Johnson really cranks it up on the chorus, and what a great chorus it is. He also does the Miracles' overlooked "Everybody Got to Pay Some Dues," singing it as if it was meant for him -- maybe it was. All are genuine Motown originals waxed in the Snake Pit at 2648 West Grand Blvd. A great pickup if you can find a copy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667235129
  • Catalog Number: 6723512
  • Sales rank: 91,462

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marv Johnson Primary Artist
The Temptations Vocals
Technical Credits
Marv Johnson Composer, Producer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Johnny Allen Composer
Henry Cosby Composer, Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer
Clarence Paul Composer, Producer
William Weatherspoon Composer, Producer
Harry Weinger Liner Notes
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
Bill Randle Interviewer
Frank Wilson Producer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Janie Bradford Composer
Jennie Lee Lambert Composer
Stephen Bowden Composer
Luvel Broadnax Composer
Joe Hunter Composer
Roger Penzabene Composer
Andrew Skurow Tape Research
Jack Goga Composer
Mary Ann Johnson Composer
Keith Hughes Liner Notes
Eric Charge Cover Photo
William Stevenson Composer, Producer
James Dean Composer, Producer
George Fowler Composer, Producer
Dave Nicolson Interviewer
Michael Gentile Composer, Producer
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