Ultimate Motown Rarities Collection, Vol. 1

Ultimate Motown Rarities Collection, Vol. 1

     
 
Ultimate Motown Rarities Collection essentially posits a kind of bizarro-world take on the sound of young America, an alternate reality where familiar favorites like "I Want You Back," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," and "Stop! In the Name of Love" were popularized not by the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye

Overview

Ultimate Motown Rarities Collection essentially posits a kind of bizarro-world take on the sound of young America, an alternate reality where familiar favorites like "I Want You Back," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," and "Stop! In the Name of Love" were popularized not by the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and the Supremes but by David Ruffin, Smokey Robinson, and Kim Weston instead. This eye-opening compilation unearths some 21 tracks from the Motown vaults, each the result of a musical assembly line that saw songs pass through any number of artists and producers before all the pieces finally fell into place. The pairing of familiar compositions and familiar artists yields most unfamiliar results, and while it's no doubt jarring to hear the Isley Brothers tackle "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" or the Supremes take on "Can I Get a Witness," it's equally difficult to understand just why some of these recordings were rejected outright, the songs themselves then moving on to the artists who made them famous. As a glimpse into the label's creative process, Ultimate Motown Rarities Collection is invaluable, but on a less academic level, it's a consistently engaging set that takes overplayed classics and gives them a new and entirely different life.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/1998
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0731453096028
catalogNumber:
530960

Tracks

  1. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
  2. I Want You Back
  3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  4. Everybody Needs Love
  5. My Girl
  6. If This World Were Mine
  7. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  8. Stop! In The Name Of Love
  9. In My Lonely Room
  10. Come See About Me
  11. The Girl's Alright With Me
  12. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
  13. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
  14. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  15. I Hear A Symphony
  16. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
  17. Truly Yours
  18. The Way You Do The Things You Do
  19. Can I Get A Witness
  20. Forever
  21. My Smile Is Just A Frown (Turned Upside Down)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Contours   Track Performer
Fantastic Four   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Jackson 5   Track Performer
David Ruffin   Track Performer
Jimmy Ruffin   Track Performer
Spinners   Track Performer
Temptations   Track Performer
Kim Weston   Track Performer
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Jack Brokensha   Vibes
Larry Nozero   Saxophone
Dennis Coffey   Guitar
Johnny Griffith   Keyboards
Herbie Williams   Trumpet
Blinky   Track Performer
Martha & the Vandellas   Track Performer
Jack Ashford   Percussion,Vibes
Lanny Austin   Saxophone
George Bohannon   Trombone
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Percussion
Angelo Carlisi   Saxophone
Russell Conway   Trumpet
Henry Cosby   Saxophone
Bob Cousar   Trombone
Lefty Edwards   Saxophone
Eli Fontaine   Saxophone
Danya Hartwick   Flute,Piccolo
Billy Horner   Trumpet
Ivy Jo Hunter   Keyboards
James Jamerson   Bass
Uriel Jones   Drums
Patrick Lanier   Trombone
Joe Messina   Guitar
Bernie Peacock   Saxophone
Carl Raetz   Trombone
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin   Guitar
Paul Riser   Trombone
Ernie Rodgers   Saxophone
Don Slaughter   Trumpet
Gordon Staples   Conductor
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Saxophone
Johnny Trudell   Trumpet
Earl Van Dyke   Keyboards
Don White   Trombone
Jimmy Wilkins   Trombone
Eddie Willis   Guitar
Stevie Wonder   Track Performer
Eddie Jones   Trumpet
Underdogs   Track Performer
Velvelettes   Track Performer
Diana Ross & the Supremes   Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips   Track Performer
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles   Track Performer
Robert White   Guitar
John Wilson   Trumpet
Eugene Rodgers   Saxophone
Dan Turner   Saxophone
Ted Buckner   Alto Saxophone
Floyd Jones   Trumpet
Andrew Smith   Drums
Maurice Davis   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Don Covay   Composer
James Dean   Producer
Cleveland   Producer
Henry Cosby   Producer
Hal Davis   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Oscar Fields   Executive Producer
Mickey Gentile   Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Fred Hammond   Executive Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer
David Irvin   Art Direction
Terry Johnson   Producer
Clay McMurray   Producer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Clarence Paul   Producer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
William Weatherspoon   Producer
Harry Weinger   Producer,Liner Notes,Essay
Norman Whitfield   Producer
Adam White   Liner Notes,Essay
Frank Wilson   Producer
George Ward   Producer
Joe Talley   Executive Producer
Corporation   Composer

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