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For This I Thank You: Motown R&B, Popcorn and Rock n Roll [Box set]

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  • Audio CD (14 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Fantastic Voyage
  • ASIN: B00E8HULT6
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,932 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. For This I Thank YouGino Parks 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Oh LoverSherri Taylor, Singin' Sammy Ward 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. MiseryBarrett Strong 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Who Wouldn't Love a Man Like ThatMable John 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Come to MeMarv Johnson 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Let's RockBarrett Strong 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sugar DaddyThe Satintones 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Shake SherrieThe Contours 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Congo, Pt. 1The Twistin' Kings 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mo Jo HannaHenry Lumpkin 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. FireGino Parks 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Real Good Lovin'Popcorn And The Mohawks 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Contract on LoveStevie Wonder 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. PlayboyThe Marvelettes 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. OperatorMary Wells 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Stubborn Kind of FellowMarvin Gaye 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Oh, Mother of MineThe Temptations 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I Out-Duked the DukeLittle Otis 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Request of a FoolThe Downbeats 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Ich-I-Bon #1Nick & The Jaguars 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Move Mr ManThe Contours 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Shop AroundThe Miracles 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. That Child Is Really WildSingin' Sammy Ward 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Rosa Lee (Stay off the Bell)Andre Williams 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Mighty Good Lovin'The Miracles 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Buttered PopcornThe Supremes 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Beechwood 4-5789The Marvelettes 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. You Beat Me to the PunchMary Wells 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Who's the FoolSingin' Sammy Ward 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. When I Needed YouLittle Iva & Her Band 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Do You Love MeThe Contours 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Money (That's What I Want)Barrett Strong 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Don't Feel Sorry for MeJimmy Ruffin 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Bye Bye BabyMary Wells 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Same ThingGino Parks 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Let Me Go the Right WayThe Supremes 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen37. JamieEddie Holland 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Way over ThereThe Miracles 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Someday Pretty BabySingin' Sammy Ward 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Hitch HikeMarvin Gaye 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Mix It UpThe Marvelettes 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen42. The StretchThe Contours 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen43. I Call It Pretty Music but the Old People Call It the Blues, Pt. 1Stevie Wonder 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen44. WhirlwindBarrett Strong 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Don't Say Bye ByeGino Parks 1:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen46. What Makes You Love HimSammy Ward 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen47. What Is a Man (without a Woman)Henry Lumpkin 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen48. True Love (That's Love)Herman Griffin 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Looking for a ManMable John 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Hold Me TightEugene Remus 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen51. UptightHerman Griffin 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Trouble LoverThe Charters 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Big Joe MoeSingin' Sammy Ward 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Come on and Be MineThe Contours 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Who's Lovin' YouThe Supremes 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen56. You've Really Got a Hold on MeThe Miracles 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen57. I'm Gonna Cry (If You Quit Me)Barrett Strong 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Please Forgive MeMary Wells 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Gotta Have Your Lovin'Eugene Remus 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Snake Walk, Pt. 1The Swinging Tigers 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Come to MeMary Wells 2:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen62. Please Mr PostmanThe Marvelettes 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen63. I Want a GuyThe Supremes 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen64. Whole Lotta WomanThe Contours 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen65. Just for YouFreddie Gorman 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen66. Baby I Need YouLittle Otis 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen67. You Knows What to DoBarrett Strong 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen68. Ain't It, BabyThe Miracles 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen69. I Don't Want to Take a ChanceMary Wells 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen70. Don't Take It AwaySammy Ward 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen71. Blibberin' Blabbin' BluesGino Parks 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen72. Solid SenderChico Leverett 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen73. Romance Without FinanceThe Temptations 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen74. Cool and CrazyNick & The Jaguars 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen75. Money (That's What I Want)Richard Wylie & His Band 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen76. Hallelujah I Love Her SoStevie Wonder 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen77. Shoo-DooAndre Williams 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen78. Show Me Some SignThe Charters 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen79. Don't Leave MeHenry Lumpkin 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen80. Actions Speak Louder Than WordsMable John 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen81. Two Wrongs Don't Make a RightBarrett Strong 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen82. Part Time LoveSingin' Sammy Ward 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen83. That's No LieGino Parks 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen84. You Made a Fool out of MeMable John 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen85. You Deserve What You GotEddie Holland 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen86. Don't You KnowStevie Wonder 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen87. So Long BabyThe Marvelettes 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen88. I'll Try Something NewThe Miracles 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen89. FingertipsStevie Wonder 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Compiled and annotated by Mojo magazine s Lois Wilson, who is also soul columnist for Record Collector, For This I Thank You contains 89 tracks from the formative years of the Motown family of labels. Here s the other side of the Motown label started by Berry Gordy in 1959. It s a more wild, raw and rough-edged side to the polished soulful pop one, later sculpted by Holland, Dozier and Holland for The Supremes and The Four Tops. This one captures the moment, with the intention to get you out on the floor. It is also historically important: it s the foundations of what we call soul. The 3CD set comprises some of the most raucous R&B, rollicking rock n roll, heart-wrenching early soul and delicious popcorn. It includes the heavily bootlegged and current in-demand DJ spins Misery by Barrett Strong and Gino Parks title track plus artists ranging from the then little-known but soon-to-be household names Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder to the should-have-been-big-but-never-were: the aforesaid Gino Parks, Mable John (the first female to be signed to the label), The Twistin Kings and many, many more.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth Buying 22 Nov 2013
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It was good to hear some of the original Motown stars, and especially good to hear the early tracks of the stars that came to be household names. Not an album that I would listen to every day, but a must for any Motown collection. Certainly worth buying.
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Again a cheap release but its all been done before but for the price PICK IT UP.the Title track is awesome. Reviewed by StefC c/o Leek Soul Club
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hits or flops its all good 16 Oct 2013
By Richard
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The Berry Gordy labels created their finest music in the early years and so much music went out you can't help but wonder why as much went into the vaults to be finally resurrected with the 8 CDs in the Cellarful Of Soul series
Read about Berry Gordy on the Valadiers website and you learn that he rejected many songs which came out later as massive hits eg Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 July 2014
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great cd
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Fans of early Motown will want to hear this 3 CD collection jammed with early soul, r&b, and even a little bit of r'n'r. The music has a harder edge when compared to later releases by Motown, with their more smoothed out, sophisticated sound that made the label famous.

Listing standout tracks is pretty useless. Across these 89 tracks there's little (if any) real filler. This is mostly tough, big city soul and r&b. Artists include a number of well known performers like Barrett Strong, The Contours, Little Stevie Wonder (sounding very young), The Marvelettes, Mary Wells, The Supremes, and several others. Along with these are lesser known performers like Mabel John, The Twistin' Kids, Little Otis, The Charters, Eugene Remus, Little Iva & Her Band (Iva was Berry Gordy's second wife), Singin' Sammy Ward (talk about tough--whoa!) and quite a few more that keeps the interest level high.

The sound varies slightly, but is uniformly good. The 16 page booklet has short essays on each artist along with a list of singles, and repros of 45 RPM labels. The discs snap inside a quad-fold cardboard package that has a slot for the booklet. All in all a nice package.

I have to confess that this early period of Motown has a certain appeal to me over the label's later sound. At this stage label owner Berry Gordy was releasing 45 singles at a rapid rate, hoping for a hit record. The sheer number of singles he released meant that some records became hits, while others should've been hits but got lost in the shuffle. The competition was fierce, so a number of deserving songs simply fell by the wayside. But one listen to this great collection will have you wondering why some of these songs didn't do as well as they should have in the charts.

With many collections of soul/r&b on the market it would be a shame if this fine set got lost in the marketplace. Besides being a history of early Motown music, this collection is filled with good/great sides of hard soul that soon disappeared from Motown for a more manicured sound. This is the music that helped build Motown in the early days--that and it's just good sounding music. I have to say it again--fans of early hard soul/r&b from Motown--miss this at your own peril.
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