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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Total Motown is a five-disc, 100-track compilation from the U.K.'s Spectrum label. Even if it's purchased as an import, it provides a cheap way to obtain a significant portion of the label's biggest hits -- and some of its lesser-known cult faves -- from the mid-'60s through the mid-'80s. Martha & the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street," Barrett Strong's "Money That's What I Want," the Temptations' "My Girl," the Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love," the Four Tops' "Standing in the Shadows of Love," Commodores' "Easy," and Rick James' "Super Freak" are among the biggest hits offered here. The mid- to late-'70s get something of a short shrift, but that's a minor gripe for an...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Total Motown is a five-disc, 100-track compilation from the U.K.'s Spectrum label. Even if it's purchased as an import, it provides a cheap way to obtain a significant portion of the label's biggest hits -- and some of its lesser-known cult faves -- from the mid-'60s through the mid-'80s. Martha & the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street," Barrett Strong's "Money That's What I Want," the Temptations' "My Girl," the Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love," the Four Tops' "Standing in the Shadows of Love," Commodores' "Easy," and Rick James' "Super Freak" are among the biggest hits offered here. The mid- to late-'70s get something of a short shrift, but that's a minor gripe for an extensive, cheap set like this one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 600753278000
  • Catalog Number: 890706
  • Sales rank: 73,416

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:40)
  2. 2 The Tracks of My Teras - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (2:57)
  3. 3 Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes (2:53)
  4. 4 Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (2:30)
  5. 5 Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett String (2:37)
  6. 6 I've Been Good to You - Brenda Holloway (3:06)
  7. 7 My Guy - Mary Wells (2:52)
  8. 8 He Was Really Sayin' Something - The Velvettes (2:32)
  9. 9 Ain't Too Proud to Beg (2:33)
  10. 10 Midnight Johnny - Connie Haines (2:58)
  11. 11 Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) - Kim Weston (2:58)
  12. 12 (I'm A) Road Runner - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:47)
  13. 13 Keep Stepping (Neevr Look Back) - Carolyn Crawford (2:23)
  14. 14 Take My Hand - Dalton Boys (2:49)
  15. 15 I'll Always Love You - The Spinners (2:47)
  16. 16 Darling Baby - The Elgins (2:38)
  17. 17 Leaving Here - Eddie Holland (2:32)
  18. 18 Do You Love Me - The Contours (2:54)
  19. 19 Baby Love - The Supremes (2:36)
  20. 20 My Girl (2:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops (3:03)
  2. 2 You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes (2:47)
  3. 3 Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes (2:12)
  4. 4 Heatwave - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:45)
  5. 5 Here I Am Baby - Barbara McNair (2:52)
  6. 6 Show Girl - The Vows (3:10)
  7. 7 This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak for You) - The Isley Brothers (2:52)
  8. 8 Shotgun - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (3:07)
  9. 9 When I'm Gone - Brenda Holloway (2:10)
  10. 10 Needle In a Haystack - The Velvettes (2:32)
  11. 11 I'm Still Loving You - Kim Weston (2:48)
  12. 12 Let's Talk It Over - Marv Johnson (2:22)
  13. 13 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin (3:01)
  14. 14 I Can't Get Along Without You - The Monitors (2:43)
  15. 15 All Day All Night - Earl Van Dyke (2:32)
  16. 16 Function at the Junction - Shorty Long (2:51)
  17. 17 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Tammi Terrell (2:16)
  18. 18 Choo Choo Train - Little Lisa (2:21)
  19. 19 Get Ready (2:36)
  20. 20 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight & the Pips (2:47)
Disc 3
  1. 1 For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder (2:50)
  2. 2 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross (3:36)
  3. 3 Help Me Make It Through the Night - Gladys Knight & the Pips (3:26)
  4. 4 Standing in the Shadows Of Love - The Four Tops (2:41)
  5. 5 When You're Young and in Love - The Marvelettes (2:39)
  6. 6 Nothing in This World Like My Baby - The Originals (2:54)
  7. 7 I've Passed This Way Before - Jimmy Ruffin (2:45)
  8. 8 Behind a Painted Smile - The Isley Brothers (2:50)
  9. 9 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (3:55)
  10. 10 Does Your Mama Know About Me - Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers (2:54)
  11. 11 Your Love Grows More Precious Everyday - The Contours (3:04)
  12. 12 Gotta See Jane - R. Dean Taylor (3:09)
  13. 13 Nowhere to Run - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:59)
  14. 14 Hoping the Pause Is Helping the Cause - The Miracles (3:10)
  15. 15 Every Time I See You, I Go Wild! - J.J. Barnes (2:59)
  16. 16 If I Were a Carpenter - The Four Tops (2:52)
  17. 17 Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins (2:33)
  18. 18 Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me - Gladys Knight & the Pips (2:55)
  19. 19 I Guess I'll Always Love You - The Isley Brothers (2:39)
  20. 20 It Takes Two - Kim Weston (2:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder (2:42)
  2. 2 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (7:03)
  3. 3 I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (3:01)
  4. 4 Twenty Five Miles - Edwin Starr (3:18)
  5. 5 My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) - David Ruffin (3:30)
  6. 6 Baby, I'm for Real - The Originals (3:19)
  7. 7 Stoned Love - The Supremes (3:01)
  8. 8 Forget Me Now - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (3:00)
  9. 9 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye (3:15)
  10. 10 I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross (3:47)
  11. 11 It's Wonderful (To Be Loved by You) - Jimmy Ruffin (2:48)
  12. 12 Where Is the Love - Rita Wright (2:55)
  13. 13 I Just Want to Celebrate - Rare Earth (3:39)
  14. 14 Smiling Faces Sometimes - The Undisputed Truth (3:18)
  15. 15 River Deep, Mountain High - The Supremes (3:10)
  16. 16 The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (3:02)
  17. 17 I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 (4:00)
  18. 18 Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) (3:50)
  19. 19 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (3:12)
  20. 20 War - Edwin Starr (3:24)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Three Times a Lady - The Commodores (3:39)
  2. 2 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (4:54)
  3. 3 Love Machine - The Miracles (2:56)
  4. 4 Ben - Michael Jackson (2:46)
  5. 5 Endless Love - Diana Ross (4:30)
  6. 6 I Need Your Lovin' - Teena Marie (3:38)
  7. 7 Keep On Truckin' - Eddie Kendricks (3:30)
  8. 8 Easy - The Commodores (4:11)
  9. 9 Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson (2:23)
  10. 10 Super Freak - Rick James (3:25)
  11. 11 Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson (3:34)
  12. 12 Being with You - Smokey Robinson (3:59)
  13. 13 Feelin' Alright - Rare Earth (5:06)
  14. 14 Ball of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) (4:06)
  15. 15 Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell (3:57)
  16. 16 Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie (4:03)
  17. 17 Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston (3:41)
  18. 18 Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells (2:54)
  19. 19 Agent Double-O Soul - Edwin Starr (2:45)
  20. 20 Ain't No Sunshine - Michael Jackson (4:12)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Tim Hardin Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Rick James Composer
Teena Marie Composer
Dave Mason Composer
Lionel Richie Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Rockwell Composer
Edwin Starr Composer
Mary Wells Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Van McCoy Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
R. Dean Taylor Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Lee Garrett Composer
Tom Baird Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Renaldo Benson Composer
Don Black Composer
Johnny Bristol Composer
Leonard Caston Composer
Tommy Chong Composer
Al Cleveland Composer
Henry Cosby Composer
Hal Davis Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Dino Fekaris Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Anna Gordy Gaye Composer
Cary Gilbert Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Ivy Jo Hunter Composer
Willie Hutch Composer
Charles Jones Composer
Alonzo Miller Composer
Alphonso Mizell Composer
Gary Montgomery Composer
James Moore Composer
Richard Morris Composer
Clarence Paul Composer
Freddie Perren Composer
Deke Richards Composer
Paul Riser Composer
Jimmy Roach Composer
Walter Scharf Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer
Richard Street Composer
Ed Townsend Composer
William Weatherspoon Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Syreeta Wright Composer
Nick Zesses Composer
Ron Miller Composer
Mickey Stevenson Composer
Ken Thomas Composer
Georgia Dobbins Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Chester Pipkin Composer
Sylvester Potts Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Frank Wilson Composer
Ronald White Composer
William Griffin Composer
William Garrett Composer
Robert Staunton Composer
Janie Bradford Composer
Orlando Murden Composer
Anita Poree Composer
Helen Lewis Composer
Kay Lewis Composer
Robert Bateman Composer
Bill Sharpley Composer
Bobby Solomon Composer
William Witherspoon Composer
Beatrice Verdi Composer
Huey Davis Composer
Roger Penzabene Composer
Lula Mae Hardaway Composer
Jack Goga Composer
Freddie Gorman Composer
Bob West Composer
Thelma Gordy Composer
Morris Chestnut Composer
Sylvia Rose Moy Composer
Warren Moore Composer
Charles Hatcher Composer
Pamela Sawyer Composer
William Stevenson Composer
Nickolas Ashford Composer
James Dean Composer
Frederick Long Composer
Ronald Norman Miller Composer
Autry Dewalt Composer
Cornelis Grant Composer
Ralph Chestnut Composer
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