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Here Comes...Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters Import


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Frederick 'Shorty' Long has always had a special place in the affections of all serious Motown collectors, although he recorded less than three dozen tracks in total in his five years with the company. His singles on Motown's Soul label are cherished artifacts of the company's Golden Era and have been for decades now.

Unfortunately Shorty died in a boating accident in 1969, just as he was beginning to move into the commercial mainstream. and shortly before his second album was due to be released. His catalogue has not been too well served in the CD era, but Kent aims to rectify that with the latest release in our ongoing series of Motown projects.

Here Comes...Shorty Long presents all the masters that were mixed to stereo by Motown's engineers in the 60s, and includes the world premiere of a very different take of his great version of the Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace, as well as many of his eternally popular hits such as Function At the Junction, Devil In The Blue Dress and Here Come The Judge.

With typically copious illustrations and an annotation that includes a personal memoir of Shorty by his frequent Motown collaborator Sylvia Moy, this is a package that every vintage Motown fan will want.


1. Here Come The Judge
2. Night Fo' Last (Instrumental)
3. Function At The Junction
4. Don't Mess With My Weekend
5. Ain't No Justice
6. Devil With The Blue Dress
7. Night Fo' Last (Version 2 - Vocal)
8. Stranded In The Jungle
9. Here Comes Fat Albert
10. Sing What You Wanna
11. Another Hurt Like This
12. People Sure Act Funny
13. Mobile Lil The Dancing Witch
14. Chantilly Lace (Alternate Version)
15. I Had A Dream
16. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
17. Memories Are Made Of This
18. I'm Walkin'
19. Cross My Heart
20. Lillie Of The Valley
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 17, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Kent Records UK
  • ASIN: B0076L9WHI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,133 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 17, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Until this came along from the British outlet Kent (fast becoming a rival of Ace of London) the best available CD on Frederick Earl Long - better known as Shorty Long - was the 2000 Universal/Spectrum 18-track release "Essential Collection." The title of this release raised some hope that we would, at least, get all his material for Motown's Soul subsidiary, but that is dashed when you examine the contents.

Like the previous volume, this one does not include any sides from the three singles cut for Tri-Phi Records (see Comments below), owned by Harvey Fuqua of Harvey & The Moonglows fame and his wife Gwen Gordy, sister of Motown's Berry Gordy. But while that's understandable given the title of the album, they proceed to leave out too much of the Soul output, a label he joined in 1964 when Harvey and Gwen sold their entire operation to the Motown empire.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama on May 20, 1940, Shorty came by his nickname honestly as he stood barely over 5 feet, but when you heard his booming voice on record or radio it conjured up visions of a much larger individual. He was also skilled on a wide array of instruments, including the harmonica, guitar, trumpet/coronet, drums, and piano/organ.

His first release with his new label was the self-penned (along with William Stevenson) Devil With The Blue Dress On b/w Wind It Up (omitted here) on Soul 35001, but it could only reach # 125 on the Billboard Pop Hot 100 Bubble Under charts in the spring of 1964, a time when the British Invasion was keeping many North American artists off the charts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hernando DeSoto on January 2, 2013
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Shorty Long will always be remembered by hard core Motown Fans for his novelty smash "Here comes the Judge". Although it was not a big hit, I preferred the hypnotic and funky "Function at the Junction". Shorty also recorded the original bluesy "Devil with a blue dress on" long before Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels took the song to number one. There is much to enjoy here, b-sides, novelties and the poignant "I had a dream", but the one track I wanted the most was Shorty's cover of "Chantilly Lace". Along with the Funk Brothers and the Andantes, Shorty kicked this Fifties Classic into High Gear sixties soul. Unfortunately, the version you will hear on this CD is an alternate stereo version, not the mono single that many of us remember. The best change on the alternate is the addition of Shorty's line: "And after supper?.. a little picker-upper?... still, for this price,they could have easily given us both versions. That's why this CD only gets 3 stars (maybe 4).
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VERY PLEASED,this cd has alot of great sounds on it,supprised this came out on cd, arrived very fast.thank you!!!
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