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Motown Unreleased 1963

17 Jan. 2014 | Format: MP3

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2:26
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3:43
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2:23
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2:48
Disc 2
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3:10
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2:13
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2:25
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2:08
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2:35
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2:37
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3:12
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2:41
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2:32
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2:58
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2:34
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2:23
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2:41
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2:56
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2:48
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2:40
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2:24
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3:07
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2:38
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3:00
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2:48
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2:26
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2:35
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2:04
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2:39
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 Jan. 2014
  • Release Date: 17 Jan. 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 2:21:16
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  • ASIN: B00HXLKPJK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,248 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ROGER on 25 Feb. 2014
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1963 was the year in which a distinctive Motown sound started to become established and this is a collection of 52 recordings that at the time were shelved by the company (sometimes inexplicably) in favour of tunes that the company felt were more likely to sell well.
Most of the tracks are by acts that were shortly to become household names throughout the world, such as STEVIE WONDER, THE SUPREMES (featuring DIANA ROSS on lead vocal), THE FOUR TOPS, THE TEMPTATIONS, MARVIN GAYE and THE MIRACLES (with SMOKEY ROBINSON of course) and have to be of interest to their legions of fans.
Other artists, such as THE CONTOURS, R. DEAN TAYLOR and BRENDA HOLLOWAY will be well known to Motown fans, acts such as LABRENDA BEN, SINGING SAMMY WARD and MIKE AND THE MODIFIERS were allowed to slip into obscurity whereas FREDDIE GORMAN was to achieve some later success as a member of THE ORIGINALS.
Highlights for me include the sublime version of the Jazz-Standard "Lazy Bones" by THE SUPREMES, 'He Who Picks a Rose" by THE TEMPTATIONS (a song that finally saw the light of day when remade by artists such as EDWIN STARR some half-dozen years later) and an early version of "Blowing In the Wind" by STEVIE WONDER.
Musically some of the tracks are a bit rough around the edges but this collection should still be of interest to anyone with more than a passing interest in Motown.
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By Tony_Wales on 12 July 2014
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Now for me personally this is a wonderful collection as I have been there from the start but for anyone only just coming recently to Motown the older more raw sound may not be appreciated. A lot of 'Alternate Version' tracks on the first side which don't really sound any different from the released versions but there quite a few gems and between this collection and the two cheap ones, The Soul of Detroit (100 Original Songs - Remastered) and Motor City Sound (The Soul of Detroit - 160 Original Songs - Remastered, I have been amazed to see how many tracks are available now by the mysterious La Brenda Ben with or without her Beljeans!

For me this is a great collection as it will be for fans.
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By Paul Goldstein on 29 Mar. 2014
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I have only just downloaded this, played a quick snippet of every track and I was shocked. Why have these tracks never been released before. This is by far the best compilation of unreleased tracks from the Motown vaults better than all those Cellarful Of Motown releases. Every track here could have been released as a single and become a massive hit apart from the Supremes' version of a jazz standard Lazybones and The Four Tops track which are plain dreary and five of the six tracks by Labrenda Ben who I have never heard of but which are plain awful. She must then have joined forces with the Where Are They Now brigade. But they are the only duff tracks here out of 52 although a few of the Stevie Wonder tracks are also a bit rough and ready. But he was only a kid then, and his tracks here were recorded before his voice broke. I have not yet had a chance to play the whole of all the tracks. There are too many of them. It is too late at night. But at what I have heard so far, I would have to give this more than five stars. I would strongly recommend this download not only to the Motown completist but to the general collector. I was overjoyed with this. This is Soul music at its best. I would like Amazon to send me an email if a 1964 volume comes out. It is also worth noting that it was during the second half of this year that the Motown label suddenly progressed, as it was then that they suddenly invented this new backing sound that caught the world by a storm, which eventually became known as the Motown sound, and added the icing to the cake. I think you can tell by ear which of these tracks came from the end of the year and which tracks were recorded earlier in the year, as they had a sound similar to the tracks that were recorded for Motown during previous years.Read more ›
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Some great tunes
Love the LaBrenda Ben tracks and you can hear Diana Ross and The Supremes on background vocals when they were young and trying to make it in the music bussiness
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