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Tamla Motown Connoisseurs


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  • Audio CD (5 Feb 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B00004WGE6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,906 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Here Are The Pieces Of My Broken Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips
2. My Love Is Your Love (Forever) - The Isley Brothers
3. Tell Me Your Story - Brenda Holloway
4. Sunny - Marvin Gaye
5. Lone, Lonely Town - Tammi Terrell
6. Don't Stop Now - The Originals
7. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Chris Clark
8. That'll Be The Day - The Temptations
9. Ain't That The Truth - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
10. Forget You Ever Met Me Baby - Barbara McNair
11. It's Growing - The Contours
12. No One There - Martha Reeves
13. You Got The Love I Need - The Undisputed Truth
14. Don't Be Afraid - Bobby Taylor
15. Don't Make Hurting Me A Habit - The Marvelettes
16. Where Did You Go - Four Tops
17. Hey Love - Stevie Wonder
18. Where Is That Girl - The Detroit Spinners
19. When We're Together - Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye
20. Flying High Together - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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It has taken the intense rivalry between the UK's Northern soul DJ's to introduce Motown's lesser-known tracks and artists to a truly obsessive audience. Now, with Tamla Motown Connoisseurs, esteemed northern jock Richard Searling has compiled a phenomenal collection spotlighting some of these obscure and previously unreleased gems. During the 60s and early-70s, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder et al bequeathed Motown an unparalleled inheritance of timeless classics. These 20 tunes hail from that era, when Motown was at its dazzling peak as the planet's premier record label. It's simply staggering that such a thunderous burst of anguished beseeching as "Here Are the Pieces of My Broken Heart", by Gladys Knight & the Pips, was originally consigned to the Hitsville vaults, likewise, Chris Clark's combustible version of the Frank Wilson anthem "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" and Tammi Terrell's swashbuckling "Lone, Lonely Town". Sitting alongside these hitherto unavailable cuts is an equally scintillating selection of little-known album tracks, B-sides and rarities. Standouts, amongst many, include the Isley Brothers' sublime "My Love Is Your Love (Forever)", Martha Reeves' wistful shuffler "No One There", and Stevie Wonder's jaunty two-stepper "Hey Love". The Motown legacy lives on. --Chris King

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By simonncfc@aol.com on 14 Mar 2001
Unbelievable - Richard Searling's compilation of Motown rarities is quite simply the best compilation I've bought since his Soul Chasers collection at least five years ago. Gem follows gem follows gem without let-up. Its so hard to pick out highlights but I'll have a go; the Gladys Knight track is like the best Northern Soul floor-filler you've ever heard, Chris Clark's blue eyed soul gem is the same song as the Frank Wilson classic, but what an interpretation, while Marvin Gaye's version of the pop hit Sunny is sublime.
I can't help going on! The Marvelettes' track is one to keep you on the dancefloor just when those legs were tiring, while Barbara McNair proves that there's more than her than "You're Gonna Love My Baby". The Undisputed Truth and the great Bobby Taylor prove that Motown is not exclusive to Northern Soul dancefloors, while the Detroit Spinners soar away on Where is that Girl...
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By "vmjen" on 5 Nov 2003
I thoroughly enjoyed this c.d.took me back to my old northern soul days,would highly recommend this to you "old soulers" out there!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dave Roberts on 14 Oct 2002
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I have a wide interest in music;rock, blues,rock,heavy,spanish, classic's. I play them in my car, at home, in my bedroom,living room etc (you get the picture) this cd is so good that is shifting all the time from one player to another.....!!! My favorite is Track 7 it just sticks in my head round and round...briliant!!
I am 42 yrs old and missed this era, think I was into "Yes" at the time, but now making up for it now.
Really enjoying this cd... a bargain... next selection please
YOU JUST GOTA BUY IT!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 13 Feb 2002
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I've had this album for over a year now, and I have to endorse fully that which others have put on this review section. Quality song after quality song with no let up. Richard Searling's ear is without question but even he's excelled himself on this one - pure genius. Standouts are impossible to define, but the Temptations "That'll Be The Day" just won't go away, The Originals "Don't Stop Now" proves just how soulful Motown can be. Tammi Terrell's "Lone Lonely Town" and Marvin's "Sunny" makes you miss them even more - outstanding. Hit repeat on the CD player, or random over and again - you will not tire of a single one of these classy items. Timeless. Thanks RS & Universal for making me rediscover why I got into Soul in the first place - the quality and sincerity in every emotive note sung and infectious beat played.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By David Spanswick VINE VOICE on 12 Nov 2001
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This is simply the best deal for a soul album ever.It would be worth the cash for Martha Reeves' "No one There" alone. just listen to those lyrics - pure Sondheim!
Every track is a winner and I have not stopped playing it since I got it. Beside the Martha track there are other great treasures: Gladys Knight's pulsating Here are the pieces of my broken heart", and Marvellettes "Don't make hurting me a habit". Lyrics like this are simply not written any more and the delivery is gooseflesh inducing. Instead of blowing seven quid at the pub tonight buy this album. It is the kind of compilation you would construct for any new soul fan whose extent of soul music starts and ends with Marvin Gaye. What other gems are out there waiting to be heard. A million thank yous Richard Searling for satisfying this ol' broken heart!!!!!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dave W on 19 Oct 2003
This collection contains some of the lesser known music produced by motown was during the 60s & 70s and yet it still has that obvious motown quality. For me one of the great things about the 'northern soul' scene is that great tracks are still being unearthed even today.
My favorite 3 tracks are-
1."Here are the pieces of my broken heart" Gladys Knight
A great typically motown beat with Gladys in great form
2."It's growing" The Contours
The legendary Contours show a slower side with this excellent track
3."No one there there" Martha Reeves
Not a typical northern beat, just great lyrics & vocals. A truly soulful track-my personal favorite on this CD.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Idontknow on 13 May 2002
For those who only want Motown's top hits: this CD provides none of those. What it does provide is a much deeper appreciation of the greatness of the company's writers, producers and performers. I am an avid Motown/Soul fan, and after I'd gotten all of Motown's "big names" like Marvin, the Temptations, Martha Reeves, the Supremes, the Four Tops, etc., I hungered for more. So I thought, "There must've been much more to Motown than those big names and hits everybody knows..." And I was right. I found the 'Big Hits & Hard To Find Classics' series and loved it; then 'Motown Connoisseurs'. But you always want more - the beautiful sounds of Motown are addictive. Luckily, a new volume of 'Big Hits & Hard To Find Classics' has just come out, and a double CD of rare material is just around the corner too. What great times for Motown fans!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DONJAUN on 30 Oct 2007
A big well done to Richard Searling for this fantastic collection.From the very first track Gladys Knight"s brilliant "Here are the pieces of my broken heart" It doesn"t let up just one great track after another.Any one of these tracks could have been a top 5 hit.As well as motown legends like Marvin,Stevie and the Temptations it contains tracks from sadly underated artists like Brenda Holloway,Chris Clark and Barbara McNair.At last these tracks have been realesed from the vaults after all these years. A marvellous compalation.Buy it now
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