I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose: Motown Rec 64-71

I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose: Motown Rec 64-71

by Marv Johnson


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I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose: Motown Rec 64-71

Issued in the U.K. by Motown on the heels of Johnson's late-'60s hit "I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose," a number one record in England. The record never did much in the States, nor did any of Johnson's releases on Motown's Gordy label. The company never issued this album in the States, and, for the most part, treated Johnson like an unwanted stepchild. Johnson's success came prior to his joining Motown; though he recorded in the company's studios, Berry Gordy, Jr. leased his singles to United Artists Records. It's apparent why U.K. soul freaks fell for these, since most have that four-on-the-four beat (Motown-style) that they loved dancing to in clubs. "I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose," "I Miss You Baby," "So Glad You Chose Me," and remakes of "Sleep" and "Bad Girl" are solid. Another favorite is "Why Do You Want to Let Me Go," which did well in the U.K., also; Johnson really cranks it up on the chorus, and what a great chorus it is. He also does the Miracles' overlooked "Everybody Got to Pay Some Dues," singing it as if it was meant for him -- maybe it was. All are genuine Motown originals waxed in the Snake Pit at 2648 West Grand Blvd. A great pickup if you can find a copy.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2011
Label: Kent Records Uk
UPC: 0029667235129
catalogNumber: 6723512
Rank: 60147

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marv Johnson   Primary Artist
Temptations   Vocals

Technical Credits

Marv Johnson   Composer,Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Johnny Allen   Composer
Henry Cosby   Composer,Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer,Producer
Clarence Paul   Composer,Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer,Producer
William Weatherspoon   Composer,Producer
Harry Weinger   Liner Notes
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Bill Randle   Interviewer
Frank Wilson   Producer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Jennie Lee Lambert   Composer
Stephen Bowden   Composer
Luvel Broadnax   Composer
Joe Hunter   Composer
Roger Penzabene   Composer
Andrew Skurow   Tape Research
Jack Goga   Composer
Mary Ann Johnson   Composer
Keith Hughes   Liner Notes
Eric Charge   Cover Photo
James Dean   Composer,Producer
George Fowler   Composer,Producer
Dave Nicolson   Interviewer
Michael Gentile   Composer,Producer

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