The Motown Anthology

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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: 11/1/2005
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602498329313
  • Catalog Number: 9832931
  • Sales rank: 57,447

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (You Can't Let the Boy Overpower) The Man in You (3:00)
  2. 2 Your Wonderful Love (2:56)
  3. 3 Lonely Lonely Man Am I (2:31)
  4. 4 Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone (3:04)
  5. 5 I Can't Go on Sharing Your Love (2:53)
  6. 6 Forgive My Jealousy (2:13)
  7. 7 To See the Sun Again (2:42)
  8. 8 What Am I Gonna Do Without You (2:31)
  9. 9 I Like Everything About You (3:11)
  10. 10 We'll Find a Way (2:17)
  11. 11 Where You Gonna Run to Now (3:02)
  12. 12 Girls Girls Girls (2:45)
  13. 13 Are You Lonely for Me Baby (3:19)
  14. 14 Honey Come Back (3:36)
  15. 15 Can You Feel It, Babe (3:40)
  16. 16 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (3:05)
  17. 17 Cry Like a Baby (2:59)
  18. 18 You Keep Running Away (3:56)
  19. 19 Can I Change My Mind (3:18)
  20. 20 I'd Still Love You (2:52)
  21. 21 The Chokin' Kind (2:48)
  22. 22 The Day My World Stood Still (3:21)
  23. 23 No More Water in the Well (2:38)
  24. 24 Rosalind (3:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Let Somebody Love Me (3:41)
  2. 2 I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away (2:31)
  3. 3 Is There Anything Love Can't Do (3:08)
  4. 4 The Thrill Is Gone (3:24)
  5. 5 Baby I'll Get It (2:44)
  6. 6 Rainy Night in Georgia (4:11)
  7. 7 Just a Little Love (Before My Life Is Gone) (2:55)
  8. 8 I'll Fight It ('Til I Win Your Love) (3:00)
  9. 9 There's a Rainbow in Your Heart (2:36)
  10. 10 Two Feet from Happiness (3:03)
  11. 11 That's Me Lovin' You (2:55)
  12. 12 Have You Heard About the Fool (3:16)
  13. 13 Pet Names (2:54)
  14. 14 Who You Gonna Run To (3:21)
  15. 15 It Must Be Love Baby (2:42)
  16. 16 Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) (3:14)
  17. 17 Nothing Can Ever Come Between Us (2:28)
  18. 18 Fan the Flame (2:29)
  19. 19 Thanks But No Thanks (3:18)
  20. 20 At Last I Found a True Love (2:33)
  21. 21 Without Your Love (3:02)
  22. 22 Here Comes the Morning (2:59)
  23. 23 Helpless (3:35)
  24. 24 Pinpoint It Down (2:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chuck Jackson Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Chuck Jackson Composer
Gladys Knight 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 Jr. 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
William Robinson 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
Al Cleveland II 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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