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Motown Collection
     

The Motown Collection

by Chris Clark
 
Along with so many other artists on the Motown imprint, Chris Clark stood in the shadows of music giants, waiting patiently to get her turn in the spotlight under the magic spell of the Motor City music machine. Like many of these artists, Clark had her brief moment in the sun, then languished in near obscurity, save for the die-hard loyalists of the Northern soul

Overview

Along with so many other artists on the Motown imprint, Chris Clark stood in the shadows of music giants, waiting patiently to get her turn in the spotlight under the magic spell of the Motor City music machine. Like many of these artists, Clark had her brief moment in the sun, then languished in near obscurity, save for the die-hard loyalists of the Northern soul scene, who relished every move she made from her Motown years and beyond. Thankfully, the folks over at the U.K. imprint of Motown had the good sense to include her in their recent onslaught of catalog reissues highlighting the minor players of Motown. The two-disc set is all the Chris Clark diehards and casual fans could possibly ever need to include in their collection, but the gems found herein are pleasant surprises nevertheless. The first disc culls tracks off her Soul Sounds and CC Rides Again albums, a bluesy blue-eyed soul (think Dusty Springfield) take on the traditional Motown formula as well as mildly tepid takes on contemporary pop songs. The covers (especially "Got to Get You into My Life" and "In the Ghetto") don't work nearly as well as the original compositions, but Motown would often pad full-length records with them, so they're of little use other than for historical significance. Her take on "Take Me in Your Arms" (originally recorded by Kim Weston) and the amazing "If You Should Walk Away" are two of many highlights that compensate for the duller moments, but it's the second disc of unreleased material and rarities where Clark truly shines. There are several moments that would find the perfect home at a weekender in the Northern country, especially the stomper "Something's Wrong." It's another fine addition to the U.K. Motown series, and for those longing for the majority of her recorded works on compact disc, it's simply essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602498195642
catalogNumber:
9819564

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Clark   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer,Producer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Andre Williams   Composer
David Clayton-Thomas   Composer
R. Dean Taylor   Composer,Producer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
James Dean   Composer
Tom Baird   Composer
Capps   Composer
Cleveland   Producer
Hal Davis   Composer,Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Mickey Gentile   Producer
Marc Gordon   Composer,Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer,Producer
Patrice Holloway   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Brenda Holloway   Composer
Ronald Dean Miller   Composer
Richard Morris   Composer,Producer
Paul Nixon   Liner Notes
Clarence Paul   Producer
Deke Richards   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Pam Sawyer   Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer,Producer
David Van De Pitte   Composer
William Weatherspoon   Composer
Artie Glenn   Composer
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Renee Taylor   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer,Producer
Frank Wilson   Composer
Margaret Johnson   Composer
Jennie Lee Lambert   Composer
John Thornton   Composer
Beatrice Verdi   Composer
Mary Dean   Composer
Michel Gentile   Composer,Producer
Bryan Wells   Composer
Joe Hunter   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Frank Beaty Wilson   Producer
Andrew Skurow   Vault Research,Annotation
Sherlie Matthews   Composer

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