Motown Singles, Vol. 5

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Far from losing momentum in the wake of their massive mass-market breakthrough in 1964, Motown continued to build upon strengths in 1965 as the six-disc box The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965 illustrates. The Supremes, the Temptations, and the Four Tops all turned into stars in 1964, but in 1965 they entrenched themselves into the white mainstream, with the Supremes even appearing on the cover of Time magazine. The Supremes were everywhere in 1965, acting as the face of Motown, racking up chart-toppers with "Stop! in the Name of Love," "Back in My Arms Again," "Nothing But Heartaches," "I Hear a Symphony," and "My World Is Empty Without You," each one a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Far from losing momentum in the wake of their massive mass-market breakthrough in 1964, Motown continued to build upon strengths in 1965 as the six-disc box The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965 illustrates. The Supremes, the Temptations, and the Four Tops all turned into stars in 1964, but in 1965 they entrenched themselves into the white mainstream, with the Supremes even appearing on the cover of Time magazine. The Supremes were everywhere in 1965, acting as the face of Motown, racking up chart-toppers with "Stop! in the Name of Love," "Back in My Arms Again," "Nothing But Heartaches," "I Hear a Symphony," and "My World Is Empty Without You," each one a piece of pop-soul so elegant it seemed effortless -- and with enough elegance to get the group a headlining spot at the Copacabana that year. So powerful and perfect was this blend of pop style and rhythmic R&B that it became the dominant sound of Motown, with Brenda Holloway who had the wonderful "When I'm Gone" and many of the new acts -- the Elgins, Chris Clark, Barbara McNair, Tammi Terrell -- working this sound, fueled by the house band of the Funk Brothers and often written and produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland. The formula may have been flourishing, but it's not quite right to say that it was the only sound at Motown in 1965 -- the label was too magnificent and monumental for that. There were still lingering echoes of the label's earlier, grittier R&B, not to mention the oddities that Berry Gordy's various subsidiaries released. It's a bit of a shock to realize that as late as 1965 not only did Howard Crockett still pop up on Mel-o-Dee, but Dee Mullins showed up with lean, driving country straight out of Bakersfield, as if Gordy gave the country market one last hurrah by serving up a Buck Owens soundalike. These forays outside of R&B aren't that common, as the other active subsidiaries pursued jazz, but this is funky, groove-oriented jazz that fits well alongside the other Motown sides here especially when it's Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers grinding out instrumental versions of the label's earlier hits, particularly the pile-driving Junior Walker & the All-Stars singles here, highlighted by their breakthrough, "Shotgun." As thrilling as the Junior Walker & the All-Stars singles still are, the harder edge of that group and longstanding Motown staples the Contours -- whose "First I Look at the Purse" is as good and funky as Motown ever got -- feels a bit like the remnants of the label's early years, as Motown's music began to get smooth and stylish around this time. Some earlier acts like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder were able to negotiate this transition by deepening their own signatures with grace, often producing big hits while doing so: this year, Marvin had the irresistible, irrepressible "Ain't That Peculiar," which Smokey & the Miracles matched with "Going to a Go-Go," but they also had the silky "Ooo Baby Baby" and "The Tracks of My Tears." Martha & the Vandellas also had a hallmark year highlighted by "Nowhere to Run," perfectly balanced between the harder edge of the early Motown singles and the style of this era, a claim that also held for the Temptations and, especially, the Four Tops, whose two big hits were "It's the Same Old Song" and "I Can't Help Myself Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch." These are the songs that dominate The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5 just as they dominated 1965 -- there are lost gems here, but not as many as you might think, as almost everything the label released in this glorious year turned into a big hit.
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  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602498789414
  • Catalog Number: 677502
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Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ask the Lonely - The Four Tops (2:59)
  2. 2 Where Did You Go - The Four Tops (2:26)
  3. 3 Do You Know What I'm Talkin' About - The Downbeats (3:01)
  4. 4 You Say You Love Me - The Downbeats (2:28)
  5. 5 Conscience I'm Guilty - Hattie Littles (3:04)
  6. 6 You Got Me Worried - Hattie Littles (2:58)
  7. 7 Shotgun - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:57)
  8. 8 Hot Cha - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (3:03)
  9. 9 All For You - Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers (2:57)
  10. 10 Too Many Fish in the Sea - Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers (2:19)
  11. 11 Love Makes the World Go Round, But Money Greases the Wheel - Dee Mullins (2:09)
  12. 12 Come on Back (And Be My Love Again) - Dee Mullins (2:22)
  13. 13 I'm Still Loving You - Kim Weston (2:49)
  14. 14 Go Ahead and Laugh - Kim Weston (2:56)
  15. 15 Nowhere to Run - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:52)
  16. 16 Motoring - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:46)
  17. 17 Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes (2:54)
  18. 18 I'm in Love Again - The Supremes (2:20)
  19. 19 Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes (2:53)
  20. 20 When I'm Gone - Brenda Holloway (2:08)
  21. 21 I've Been Good to You - Brenda Holloway (3:06)
  22. 22 When I'm Gone - Brenda Holloway (2:11)
  23. 23 I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye (2:52)
  24. 24 You've Been a Long Time Coming - Marvin Gaye (2:14)
  25. 25 I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye (2:51)
  26. 26 OOO Baby Baby - The Miracles (2:43)
  27. 27 All That's Good - The Miracles (2:54)
  28. 28 It's Growing - The Temptations (2:58)
  29. 29 What Love Has Joined Together - The Temptations (2:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Never Say No to Your Baby - Hit Pack (2:31)
  2. 2 Let's Dance - Hit Pack (2:07)
  3. 3 Kiss Me Baby - Stevie Wonder (2:13)
  4. 4 You Only Pass This Way One Time - The Hillsiders (2:05)
  5. 5 Rain Is a Lonesome Thing - The Hillsiders (2:36)
  6. 6 My Baby - The Freeman Brothers (2:33)
  7. 7 Beautiful Brown Eyes - The Freeman Brothers (2:30)
  8. 8 Back in My Arms Again - The Supremes (2:55)
  9. 9 Whisper You Love Me Boy - The Supremes (2:40)
  10. 10 Back in My Arms Again - The Supremes (2:57)
  11. 11 A Thrill a Moment - Kim Weston (3:01)
  12. 12 I'll Never See My Love Again - Kim Weston (2:54)
  13. 13 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops (2:44)
  14. 14 Sad Souvenirs - The Four Tops (2:40)
  15. 15 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops (2:45)
  16. 16 All the Good Times Are Gone - Howard Crockett (3:01)
  17. 17 The Great Titanic - Howard Crockett (2:43)
  18. 18 Lonely Lonely Girl Am I - The Velvelettes (2:11)
  19. 19 I'm the Exception to the Rule - The Velvelettes (2:20)
  20. 20 I'll Keep Holding On - The Marvelettes (2:27)
  21. 21 No Time to For Tears - The Marvelettes (2:36)
  22. 22 Do the Boomerang - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:21)
  23. 23 Tune Up - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (3:04)
  24. 24 Operator - Brenda Holloway (3:09)
  25. 25 I'll Be Available - Brenda Holloway (2:38)
  26. 26 Down to Earth - Billy Eckstine (3:03)
  27. 27 Had You Been Around - Billy Eckstine (2:45)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Buttered Popcorn - The Vows
  2. 2 Tell Me - The Vows
  3. 3 He's an Oddball - The Lewis Sisters
  4. 4 By Some Chance - The Lewis Sisters
  5. 5 Why Do You Want to Let Me Go - Marv Johnson
  6. 6 I'm Not a Plaything - Marv Johnson
  7. 7 The Only Time I'm Happy - The Supremes
  8. 8 Interview - The Supremes
  9. 9 Since I Lost My Baby - The Temptations
  10. 10 You've Got to Earn It - The Temptations
  11. 11 I'll Always Love You - The Spinners
  12. 12 Tommorow May Never Come - The Spinners
  13. 13 This Time Last Summer - Danny Day
  14. 14 Please Don't Turn the Lights Out - Danny Day
  15. 15 Why Break My Heart (Just to Run Around) - Dorsey Burnette
  16. 16 They're Only Words - Dorsey Burnette
  17. 17 Pretty Little Baby - Marvin Gaye
  18. 18 Now That You've Won Me - Marvin Gaye
  19. 19 First I Look at the Purse - The Contours
  20. 20 Searching For a Girl - The Contours
  21. 21 The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles
  22. 22 A Fork in the Road - The Miracles
  23. 23 Shake & Fingerpop - Junior Walker & the All-Stars
  24. 24 Cleo's Back - Junior Walker & the All-Stars
  25. 25 It's the Same Old Song - The Four Tops
  26. 26 Your Love Is Amazing (2:22)
  27. 27 It's the Same Old Song (2:43)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Mother Dear - The Supremes (2:41)
  2. 2 Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes (2:42)
  3. 3 He Holds His Own - The Supremes (2:30)
  4. 4 Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes (2:43)
  5. 5 Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead - The Marvelettes (2:23)
  6. 6 Your Cheating Ways - The Marvelettes (2:57)
  7. 7 Your Cheating Ways - The Marvelettes (2:53)
  8. 8 You've Changed Me - Brenda Holloway (3:04)
  9. 9 Who's Loving You - Brenda Holloway (2:44)
  10. 10 You've Been in Love Too Long - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (3:00)
  11. 11 Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:55)
  12. 12 High Heel Sneakers - Stevie Wonder (3:05)
  13. 13 Funny (How Time Slips Away) - Stevie Wonder (3:49)
  14. 14 Music Talk - Stevie Wonder (2:57)
  15. 15 The Bigger Your Heart Is (The Harder You'll Fall) - Tony Martin (2:39)
  16. 16 The Two of Us - Tony Martin (2:30)
  17. 17 I Don't Know What to Do - Richard Anthony (2:00)
  18. 18 What Now My Love - Richard Anthony (2:36)
  19. 19 Hang on Bill - Little Lisa (2:51)
  20. 20 Puppet on a String - Little Lisa (2:04)
  21. 21 You Can Cry on My Shoulder - Brenda Holloway (2:50)
  22. 22 How Many Times Did You Mean It - Brenda Holloway (3:00)
  23. 23 You Can Cry on My Shoulder - Brenda Holloway (2:54)
  24. 24 You Need Me - The Lewis Sisters (2:49)
  25. 25 Moonlight on the Beach - The Lewis Sisters (2:49)
  26. 26 Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) - Kim Weston (2:55)
  27. 27 Don't Compare Me With Her - Kim Weston (2:38)
  28. 28 Things Are Changing - The Supremes (2:56)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye (2:50)
  2. 2 She's Got to Be Real - Marvin Gaye (2:52)
  3. 3 Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye (2:59)
  4. 4 My Girl Has Gone - The Miracles (2:53)
  5. 5 Since You Won My Heart - The Miracles (2:14)
  6. 6 My Girl Has Gone - The Miracles (2:51)
  7. 7 My Baby - The Temptations (3:00)
  8. 8 Don't Look Back - The Temptations (2:51)
  9. 9 My Baby - The Temptations (2:57)
  10. 10 Don't Look Back - The Temptations (2:53)
  11. 11 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers (2:44)
  12. 12 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers (2:50)
  13. 13 I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes (2:42)
  14. 14 Who Could Ever Doubt My Love - The Supremes (2:36)
  15. 15 As Long as There Is L-O-V-E Love - Jimmy Ruffin (2:51)
  16. 16 How Can I Say I'm Sorry - Jimmy Ruffin (2:32)
  17. 17 We Call It Fun - The Headliners (2:14)
  18. 18 Voodoo Plan - The Headliners (2:26)
  19. 19 Something About You - The Four Tops (2:49)
  20. 20 Darling, I Hum Our Song - The Four Tops (2:23)
  21. 21 I've Been Cheated - Dalton Boys (2:35)
  22. 22 Take My Hand - Dalton Boys (2:47)
  23. 23 Something's Bothering You - Dalton Boys (2:59)
  24. 24 Let's Go Somewhere - R. Dean Taylor (2:52)
  25. 25 Say You - The Monitors (2:33)
  26. 26 All For Someone - The Monitors (2:18)
  27. 27 I Can't Believe You Love Me - Tammi Terrell (2:36)
  28. 28 Hold Me Oh My Darling - Tammi Terrell (2:36)
Disc 6
  1. 1 You're Gonna Love My Baby - Barbara McNair (2:57)
  2. 2 The Touch of Time - Barbara McNair (3:02)
  3. 3 Children's Christmas Song - The Supremes (2:46)
  4. 4 Twinkle Twinkle Little Me - The Supremes (3:03)
  5. 5 Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder (2:53)
  6. 6 Purple Raindrops - Stevie Wonder (3:08)
  7. 7 A Bird in the Hand (Is Worth Two in the Bush) - The Velvelettes (2:52)
  8. 8 Since You've Been Loving Me - The Velvelettes (2:15)
  9. 9 Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes (2:49)
  10. 10 Anything You Wanna Do - The Marvelettes (2:23)
  11. 11 The Flick - Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers (2:53)
  12. 12 The Flick - Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers (2:51)
  13. 13 Do Right Baby Do Right - Chris Clark (2:57)
  14. 14 Don't Be Too Long - Chris Clark (2:35)
  15. 15 Do Right Baby Do Right - Chris Clark (2:50)
  16. 16 Going to a Go-Go - The Miracles (2:49)
  17. 17 Choosey Beggar - The Miracles (2:32)
  18. 18 Ask Any Man - Tony Martin (2:40)
  19. 19 Spanish Rose - Tony Martin (2:48)
  20. 20 Cleo's Mood - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:41)
  21. 21 Baby You Know You Ain't Right - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:32)
  22. 22 My World Is Empty Without You - The Supremes (2:35)
  23. 23 Everything Is Good About You - The Supremes (3:12)
  24. 24 Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson (2:33)
  25. 25 Sweeter as the Days Go By - Frank Wilson (2:52)
  26. 26 Put Yourself in My Place - The Elgins (2:28)
  27. 27 Darling Baby - The Elgins (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clarence Paul Accompaniment
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Marv Johnson Composer
Barbara McNair Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Mary Wells Engineer
Kim Weston Composer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Jerry Riopelle Producer
R. Dean Taylor Composer
Dorsey Burnette Composer
Phil Spector Composer
James Dean Composer
Henry Cosby Composer
Jack Dalton Composer
Hal Davis Composer, Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Harvey Fuqua Composer, Producer
Ralph Gallant Composer
Marc Gordon Composer, Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer
George Gordy Composer
Cornelius Grant Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Lawrence Horn Composer, Producer
James Jamerson Composer
Gary Johns Photo Courtesy
Eddie Kendricks Composer
Ronald Dean Miller Composer
Bob Millsap Composer
Gary Montgomery Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer
Roy Nievelt Composer
Paul Nixon Photo Courtesy
Clarence Paul Composer, Producer
Ivor Raymonde Producer
Claudette Robinson Photo Courtesy
Carl Sigman Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer, Producer
Earl Van Dyke Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Willie Woods Composer
Ron Miller Composer
Billy Page Composer
Bobby Rogers Composer
Norman Warner Composer
Richard Anthony Composer
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Composer
Robert Gordy Composer, Producer
Alan Klein Producer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Chester Pipkin Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Roy Roberts Composer
Ronald White Composer
Barney Ales Composer, Producer
William Garrett Composer
Gary Pipkin Composer
Robert Staunton Composer, Producer
Gilles Petard Photo Courtesy
Janie Bradford Composer
Jack Rhodes Composer
John Thornton Composer
Luvel Broadnax Composer
Robert Dobyne Composer
Armon Frank Composer
Joe Hunter Producer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Thomas Kemp Composer
Robert Fleming Composer
Jeff Smith Art Direction
Howard Hausey Composer
Charles Jones Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Michele Horie Art Direction
Al Quattrocchi Art Direction
William O'Malley Composer
Avery Vandenberg Composer
Richard Jacques Composer
Bernard Yuffy Composer
Johnny Gilliam Composer
Keith Hughes Producer
Isabelle Freeman Composer
Ted Hull Composer
Al Abrams Liner Notes
Herb Boyd Liner Notes
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