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Early Motown At Its Finest.,
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This review is from: One Of These Days: The Anna Records Story (Audio CD)
I've been a fan of Tamla Motown since it was first introduced on the pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and later Radio London by Tony Blackburn back in 1964. This 2cd set is setting the sound as Anna Records 1959 to 1961 which was one of the forerunners of that Motown sound we all know and love. There are 40 tracks of pure pre-Motown magic as issued in the USA. Amongst the artists appearing here are David Ruffin, Barrett Strong, Paul Gayten, Falcons and Joe Tex amongst others. It is a fact that these early tracks would see little or no play here in the UK which makes them very unique for anyone who likes the records of Motown. I'd often wondered what these fine tracks would sound like and I'm a little biased when I say I love them all. I like the history of Motown and this great 2cd set, copied from vinyl singles of the day, is well worth a visit. Enjoy this slice of nostalgia and wonder where all the years went from 1959 to 1961! Happy listening.