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A Cellarful Of Motown!

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Jun 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Motown / Universal
  • ASIN: B00005V1AY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,983 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Baby A Go-Go (2002 Cellarful Of Motown Version)Barbara McNair 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. All Your LoveBrenda Holloway 3:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'Earl Van Dyke 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Danger Heartbreak Dead AheadThe Contours 2:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) (Alternate Mix)Chris Clark 2:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Baby Hit And RunThe Contours 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. How Can IBrenda Holloway 2:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Like Everything About YouDennis Edwards 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. All I Do Is Think About YouTammi Terrell 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lucky Lucky MeJimmy Ruffin 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. In The Neighborhood (2002 Cellarful of Motown Version)Jimmy Ruffin 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. My World Is CrumblingBrenda Holloway 3:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Poor Little Rich GirlThe Marvelettes 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Save My Love For A Rainy DayMarv Johnson 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Tell Me It's Just A Rumor Baby (Instrumental)The Funk Brothers 3:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. If You Ever Get Your Hands On LoveGladys Knight & The Pips 2:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Are You Sure Love Is The Name Of This Game (Album Version)Stevie Wonder 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Until You Came AlongCarolyn Crawford 2:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Before It's OverSammy Ward 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Long Gone LoverThe Velvelettes 2:320.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. My Sugar BabyFrank Wilson 2:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Here Are The Pieces Of My Broken Heart (Single Reference Mix)Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. There's A Definite Change In YouThe Temptations 2:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Who You Gonna Run ToBrenda Holloway 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. It's Easy To Fall In Love (With A Guy Like You)Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 2:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Touch Of VenusPatrice Holloway 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Wish I Liked You (As Much As I Love You)Marvin Gaye 2:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Trapped In A Love AffairBrenda Holloway 2:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. (Stop Leading Me On) I Know How To Love HerJimmy Ruffin 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Riding High On Love (Album Version)Jr. Walker & The All Stars 2:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Why When Love Is Gone (Single "Reference" Mix)The Originals 2:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. If This World Were Mine (Single "Reference" Mix)The fantastic four 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Don't Let Me DownKim Weston 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Don't Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Do Today (Extended Single Mix)The Monitors 3:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. (Tell Me) Ain't It The TruthJ.J. Barnes 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. You Made Me Feel Like (Everything Is Alright)Syreeta 2:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. A Weakspot In My HeartThe Isley Brothers 2:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Don't Make Me Live Without Your LoveThe Lewis Sisters 2:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. It Must Be Love BabyChuck Jackson 2:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Ain't No Place Like MotownThe Velvelettes 3:190.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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Compiled by Jazz FM's Richard Searling, A Cellarful of Motown is a truly astonishing 40-track collection featuring 39 previously unreleased 60s cuts plucked from Hitsville's archives. It's simply mind-boggling that only one of these stunning tracks--Jnr Walker's "Riding High on Love"--received an official release at the time. Incredibly, the others flunked Motown's weekly "quality control" meetings and were consigned to the vaults. Surely no other label in the history of popular music is blessed with such a boundless provision of timeless nuggets. Each gem here has been fastidiously restored from the original master tapes, so although many of these tunes are available as vinyl bootlegs on the northern-soul scene they are generally poorly pressed with inferior sound quality. This, then, is the compilation that Motown collectors have feverishly anticipated for years. It's almost impossible to pick standouts as the quality throughout is eye-rotatingly brilliant; however, celestial moments include Barbara McNair's infectious frugger "Baby A-Go-Go", Earl Van Dyke's exhilarating instrumental stampede through "He Was Really Sayin' Something", and one of the biggest northern-soul discoveries of recent years, Gladys Knight's phenomenal "If You Ever Get Your Hands on Love". This is an absolutely essential purchase for anyone even remotely interested in soul music. --Chris King

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Ain't No Place Like Motown!" 5 July 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This 2 cd set collection is a Motown lover's dream. 99% is culled from the vaults. 98% is brilliant. Most of these wonderful tracks should've been released as singles, especially, Barbara McNair's "Baby A Go-Go", JJ Barnes' "(Tell Me) Ain't It The Truth", Gladys Knight & The Pips' "If You Ever Get Your Hands on Love", Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers "Tell Me It's Just A Rumour Baby", Marv Johnson's version of "Save My Love for a Rainy Day" and Brenda Holloway's soul drenched "All Your Love." There's just too many excellent tracks on this set. Honorable mention goes out to The Contours, The Fantastic Four, Martha Reeves And The Vandellas, Frank Wilson, Stevie Wonder,Kim Weston, Jimmy Ruffin, The Marvelettes, Junior Walker & The All Stars, The Monitors and the other 4 Brenda Holloway cuts included. Hopefully, "A Cellarful of Motown" is volume 1 of many superb collections to be released onto the marketplace.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought you'd heard all there was to hear. 29 Jun 2002
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So after 30 yrs of listening to the same old classic tracks along comes a CD full to the brim with that magical Motown sound.In the sleeve notes we are asked why were'nt some of these tracks released when they were recorded,if we are honest their appeal lies in the area of Northen Soul and though fantastic as they are they would probably not have appealed to your average Motown listner,the handbag dancers we all see at weddings,21st etc.But what of the music,two fantastic Gladys Knight tracks,the absoloutely gorgeous Tammi Terrell singing All I do is Think of You,those Tempting Temptations with a future classic in Definite Change in you....a surprise awaits at the end of every track as one gem follows another.and lets not forget the price....for Millionaires only..not this collection....2 cds for the price of a curry and a pint.do i love this cd.in the words of Chris Clark cd1 track 5....Indeed I Do
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ain't No Place Like Motown! 17 Jun 2002
Format:Audio CD
A MUST BUY is "A Cellarful of Motown", a 2 CD set of 40 of the hottest dance-floor cuts from the classic Detroit era of this much-loved label.
Among my favorites are: Frank Wilson's infectious "My Sugar Baby" (which would have been a sure-fire hit if he had ever had a single released on the label), Chris Clark (getting her first ever official CD release of Frank Wilson's excellent "Do I Love You", which removed his vocals and replaced them with hers), Tammi Terrell's haunting original version of the Stevie Wonder composition "All I Do" (which Stevie recorded over a decade later on his "Hotter Than July" album), Martha & The Vandellas' catchy "(It's So Easy To Fall In Love) With A Guy Like You", Jr. Walker and the All Stars' joyous "Riding High On Love" (previously released only on vinyl, though), Kim Weston's smooth-as-silk "Don't Let Me Down", and The Velvelettes' spirited anthem "Ain't No Place Like Motown", a sentiment with which I heartily agree! "Baby A Go-Go"!
Why some of these gems weren't released when they were originally recorded will remain a mystery, but you're guaranteed to find a cellarful of your own favorites on this classy collection of cuts that sounds more like a greatest hits compilation than a couple of discs of previously unreleased tracks!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a cellarful of motown 3 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
stormin,great,soulful,melodic,dancers.......basically everything you want in afantastic soul album.these tunes are all wonders.as soon as you've heard the highly infectious dancer baby a go-go from the wonderful barbara mcnair, you know you're on a winner.chris clarks take on frank wilsons "do i love you" is a belter too.my own personal favourite is gladys knights"if you ever get your hands on love".this is a real stormer sure to shake up any northern dance floor.another gladys tune gets its second outing having already been released on another must have motown compilation"connoisseurs".this being the slow builder"here are the pieces of my broken heart" on disc two.there are a few average tunes but the true soul fan will love this album.it gives me"goosepimples" just thinkin about it!a MUST for all northern fans.KEEP THE FAITH!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Motown at it's best! 12 Jun 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Excellent CD of unrealeased (and rare) tracks from Motown's classic '60s heyday. Almost all the songs could've been hits had they been released at the time. Barbara McNair's "Baby A Go-Go", The Marvelettes's "Poor Little Rich Girl", Brenda Holloway's "Trapped In A Love Affair" & The Contours's "I Like Everything About You" are all among their very best work and a must for fans of the Motown Sound and Northern Soul. There's probably no other record label (then or now) that could issue such a high quality set solely of unrealeased recordings. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars These are the rejects!!! 3 July 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I only got this because I really like the Velvelettes and it was so cheap. But I'm amazed at the quality throughout. Only Motown could have thought these records weren't worth releasing.
Most of the recordings aren't obvious single hits so maybe that was why they were buried. The best tracks come from Motown's "second division" such as Brenda Holloway and Jimmy Ruffin, though the standout for me is Gladys Knight and the Pips' "If you ever get your hands on love".
Most albums dug up from the archives are just for completists (like me) but this should work for anyone who loves 60s soul.
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I recommend this double cd to everyone who loves mowtown. I played it to a friend who said " I have died and gone to heaven"
Published 1 month ago by BZeun
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Great songs on this album , this is a must have for any Motown / Northern Soul fan. Keep up the good work.
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If you want to have these tracks playing in top quality in your home you could do worse than buy this collection on CD and you get the download free as well, no scratches or... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the coin
Excellent compilation with lesser and unknown versions of classics, a must buy for Motown fans to help complete their collection
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Great collection of unreleased material from the Motown vaults. All praise to the folks at Universal music for releasing these albums in such great quality recordings. Read more
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this is a lovely inclusion into your music library and will give you the chance to listen to missed moments in time.
Published 12 months ago by steve.jpalmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Motown Magic!!!!!!
Now have purchased the whole series its that good. some very interesting tracks and they are
all really good, some excellent dancers never heard them, great versions of... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Paul Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars A Cellar Full of Motown
After hearing another volume of the 'Cellarful' series I thought I'd add this one to my collection. There were a few tracks that I had not heard before, but was not disappointed. Read more
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