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Just A Little Misunderstanding ~ Rare And Unissued Motown 1965-68 Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (30 Jun. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Kent
  • ASIN: B00KAP2VHA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,437 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Just A Little Misunderstanding
  2. First I Look At The Purse
  3. It's Growing
  4. Baby Hit And Run
  5. It's So Hard Being A Loser
  6. Determination
  7. A Weak Spot In My Heart
  8. Girl Come On In
  9. I Can't Help Loving You Baby
  10. Your Love Grows More Precious Everyday
  11. I'm Here Now That You Need Me
  12. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
  13. Sunny
  14. Keep On Tryin' (Till You Find Love)
  15. Ain't That Peculiar
  16. Can't Do Without Your Love
  17. I Like Everything About You
  18. What's So Good About Goodbye
  19. Which Way To My Baby
  20. I'll Turn To Stone
  21. Need Your Lovin' (Want You Back)
  22. Our Last Rendezvous
  23. Sometimes I Have To Cry
  24. I Grow Deeper In Love Every Day
  25. Come See About Me
  26. When A Man Loves A Woman

Product Description

Kent's second collection of this group s material from the Motown vaults follows 2011's Dance With The Contours (CDTOP 350) Just A Little Misunderstanding features material that the group cut between early 1965 and their demise in early 1968, along with all the known solo material cut by their final lead singer, Dennis Edwards, before he was enlisted by the Temptations as a replacement for David Ruffin in 1968. (Other featured singers include Joe Stubbs, Jerry Green and the group's original lead, Billy Gordon). 14 of the 26 featured tracks have never been heard before in this form 12 of the 14 have never been heard in ANY form prior to this release. All these tracks feature the great and probably definitive Motown sound of the mid-60s. We are sure many will find a home on the Northern Soul scene, which has supported the group's dance tracks since its earliest days. The booklet features copious annotation by renowned Motown authority Keith Hughes and many rare and previously unseen photos of the mid 60s incarnations of the Contours.

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The Contours were never really major players at Motown but had a few hits in it's early years, most notably the 1962 smash "Do You Love Me?", and they were mainly known for upbeat dance and novelty tracks in the '61-'64 period. However they did produced at least one indisputable classic in the decidedly non-PC, "First I Look At The Purse" and this compilation provides for the 1st time the to date unreleased re-cut of this great track and it cuts deep despite being not quite as superb as the original. Other than that this compilation provides a valuable service in yielding tracks from the declining years of The Contours when they were regularly swapping lead vocalists (Billy Gordon then Jerry Green then Dennis Edwards) and were trying to change the tenor of their music to a more 'mature' sound. This era coincides with the peak period of Motown, roughly from 1965 to 1968 and so whilst most of this music remained unreleased in the main it is pretty strong despite clearly being "production-line" Motown with a number of covers of tracks better known from other artists in their roster. There are strong tracks including the alternate version of "Baby Hit & Run" with a Jerry Green lead vocal, the dramatic "Our Last Rendezvous", the richly harmonised Northern-style dancer "Sometimes I Have To Cry", the punchy "Determination", the Northern Soul classic "Just A Little Misunderstanding" and the bluesy "Come See About Me" with a fairly raw backing track. Much of the rest of The Contours material is fairly generic Motown but only rarely less than pleasant.

There are also several tracks from Dennis Edwards who led The Contours for a period before leaving in high dudgeon (explained in the functional liner notes) and moving onto The Temptations.
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After being one of the pioneer acts of Motown in the early '60s THE CONTOURS seemed to fade away around 1967, just after having a minor hit with the melodic "It's So Hard Being A Loser". This collection combines previously released material with some that remained unissued at the time (including alternative versions of old favourites "First I Look At the Purse" and "Baby Hit And Run"). The overall "sound" here is generally rawer than much of what Motown was producing in 1965-68, which might explain why it was overlooked at the time, but almost 50 years on that just makes it sound fresher. Leaving aside the music, the booklet that comes with this release gives a fascinating insight into the internal workings of the group and the circumstances that led one of its members (DENNIS EDWARDS) to depart for international stardom with THE TEMPTATIONS.
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The period from 1965 to 1968 quite rightly is regarded as the peak of Motown's best releases. The songs, musical backing, recording techniques and artists were at a peak never found before or since.
This period was at the time an amazing current 'soul scene' and the UK's underground soul club DJ's were trying to find the best sounds for the rapidly discerning dancers. At the time 'First I Look At The Purse' was amongst the top ten plays. This established the group's sound for many collectors at the time, so to get a collection of rare and unheard songs and arrangements from this period is a sheer delight for those of us who clamoured for such music at the time.(and since) That it has taken so long for it to surface is to Motown/UM's disgrace whilst this (ACE)/KENT release is to their credit, and is recognition that not only will 'older' collectors relish this but that young soul fans will discover what we got hooked on back then.

Whilst some reviewers may see the group's lowly label reputation and success as a limiting factor in this set others will glory at the sheer quality of most of the performances. The group had faded as their novelty style between 1963 and 1965 had no longevity and Berry Gordy understandably didn't see they had any future. This selection with a substantial number of unreleased tracks shows that the writers, producers and the group members didn't think so and it was also the birth of the magnificent Dennis Edwards career which would reach it's full potential with the Temptations. His emerging vocal prowess is evident throughout this set. The group and Dennis were able to develop some mature and highly competent tracks and this set very much enhances their historical reputation.

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This album contains many tracks available on similar 'Hits' CDs. However it does provide a comprehensive selection of tracks covering a successful period for the Contours. A bonus are the Dennis Edwards tracks which are worth purchasing the album for in there own right.
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A "romper stomper" from beginning to end! Not one bad song in the bunch. Many heretofore unknown and mostly uptempo gems and probably THE best cover version of the Bobby Hebb hit "Sunny", which Stevie and Marvin also covered, but this version has real driving soul. Also much better than most of the stuff on most of the other The Contours anthologies that have been released in the past years. I defy anyone to able to sit still when they put this one on
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