Motown Anthology

Motown Anthology

by Chuck Jackson
     
 

Everything from Chuck Jackson's three Motown albums is included on this two-CD compilation, along with 12 rare cuts covering his non-LP single "Pet Names," a couple tracks that didn't surface until after 2000 on Motown rarity anthologies, and nine songs that were released here for the first time. While it's good to have this rare material so thoroughly and… See more details below

Overview

Everything from Chuck Jackson's three Motown albums is included on this two-CD compilation, along with 12 rare cuts covering his non-LP single "Pet Names," a couple tracks that didn't surface until after 2000 on Motown rarity anthologies, and nine songs that were released here for the first time. While it's good to have this rare material so thoroughly and conveniently collected into one place, it's neither among Jackson's best work nor among the better off the beaten track Motown sides. The Jackson-Motown combination should have worked better than it did, but for whatever reason, his 1967-1971 recordings for the label didn't click. In fact, to be blunt, this is some of the blander Motown material of the era, and Jackson's vocals are a little too brusque and overwrought to suit the songs. It's true that many of the songs were penned by top Motown writers like Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Ivy Joe Hunter, but you get the feeling that the composers (and label) were holding back their best stuff for other performers. It bears a competent and representative late-'60s Motown sound; it's just mediocre by the label's (and, to a lesser degree, performer's) own high standards. At least the dozen rare cuts are not obvious rejects, though Smokey Robinson's "Pet Names" is an awkward "get hip with the psychedelic funk times" effort ("I got a love so I don't need smoke, coke or speed").

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2005
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602498329313
catalogNumber:
9832931
Rank:
47984

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. (You Can't Let the Boy Overpower) The Man in You
  2. Your Wonderful Love
  3. Lonely Lonely Man Am I
  4. Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone
  5. I Can't Go on Sharing Your Love
  6. Forgive My Jealousy
  7. To See the Sun Again
  8. What Am I Gonna Do Without You
  9. I Like Everything About You
  10. We'll Find a Way
  11. Where You Gonna Run to Now
  12. Girls Girls Girls
  13. Are You Lonely for Me Baby
  14. Honey Come Back
  15. Can You Feel It, Babe
  16. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
  17. Cry Like a Baby
  18. You Keep Running Away
  19. Can I Change My Mind
  20. I'd Still Love You
  21. The Chokin' Kind
  22. The Day My World Stood Still
  23. No More Water in the Well
  24. Rosalind

Disc 2

  1. Let Somebody Love Me
  2. I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away
  3. Is There Anything Love Can't Do
  4. The Thrill Is Gone
  5. Baby I'll Get It
  6. Rainy Night in Georgia
  7. Just a Little Love (Before My Life Is Gone)
  8. I'll Fight It ('Til I Win Your Love)
  9. There's a Rainbow in Your Heart
  10. Two Feet from Happiness
  11. That's Me Lovin' You
  12. Have You Heard About the Fool
  13. Pet Names
  14. Who You Gonna Run To
  15. It Must Be Love Baby
  16. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
  17. Nothing Can Ever Come Between Us
  18. Fan the Flame
  19. Thanks But No Thanks
  20. At Last I Found a True Love
  21. Without Your Love
  22. Here Comes the Morning
  23. Helpless
  24. Pinpoint It Down

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Jackson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Chuck Jackson   Composer
Gladys Knight   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Edwin Starr   Composer,Producer
Charles Jackson   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
Joe Hinton   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Johnny Bristol   Producer
Lew Brown   Composer
Vernon Bullock   Composer
Henry Cosby   Composer,Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer,Producer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Cornelius Grant   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Eddie Kendricks   Composer
Marilyn McLeod   Composer
Clay McMurray   Composer,Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Richard Morris   Composer,Producer
Paul Nixon   Liner Notes
Deke Richards   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Roach   Composer,Producer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
William Weatherspoon   Composer,Producer
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Duke Browner   Composer,Producer
Bobby Rogers   Composer
Allen Story   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Carl Wolfolk   Composer
Beatrice Verdi   Composer
Martin Coleman   Composer
Barry Despenza   Composer
Cleveland   Producer
Thomas Kemp   Composer
Frank Beaty Wilson   Producer
Andrew Skurow   Vault Research,Annotation
Jack Goga   Composer
James Frank Dean   Producer
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Rosey Jones   Composer
Sherlie Matthews   Composer

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