Motown #1's

April 20, 2004 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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2:43
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2:51
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2:55
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2:39
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2:59
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2:56
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2:43
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2:52
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2:31
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2:58
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2:58
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3:20
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3:50
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4:01
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2:58
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3:38
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3:36
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4:25
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3:54
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3:55
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2:48


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 20, 2004
  • Release Date: April 20, 2004
  • Label: UTV Motown
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:18:29
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  • ASIN: B001NYO28S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,220 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I am a big Motown fan and this CD had a great collection of songs on it.
JEFFREY JENKINS
I loved all the songs on this purchase cause it brought me so much joy to hear all the old favorites I used to listen to.
Sabrina Cisne
Can't miss with this one if you really like the easy and great songs of the past.
Craig

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Wood on January 24, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
The review and rating of this item by DJ Girl seems unfair to me. She gave it one star simply because it's a collection of old standards with nothing new, all of which she has on her collection, and due to the 'fact' that some of the tunes aren't true Motown. Some people don't have such an assortment in their personal collections. For them this is an excellent choice. Their are no remakes; they are all orignal. The claim that the songs are not 'true Motown' is deceptive. A few of them may not be to her liking but they are all, each and every one of them, songs that appeared on the Motown label and therefore fall into the defintion of Motown. Anyone who doesn't have a Motown collection presently and would like one, at a very good price, would really like this compilation.

Larry Wood
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By S. Lacey on January 31, 2009
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This is an extremely solid collection spanning several decades with legendary hits on the Motown label. Strong.
Highly recommend. No remakes here, all original and all great. Definitely worth the money.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Wondertwin on February 1, 2009
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If you don't have a lot of the classic Motown hits in your collection already, this is a pretty good place to start. It's a solid collection until you start getting to the last few songs.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kerner HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
There is just definitely so much you can arguably say about classic Soul & R&B. While most people today would rather hear performers that seem to be more like pop than soul, especially for those who's rather enjoy Beyonce', Ashanti and Usher. While they seem like they are definitely overdone, the clasic vibes of Motown have still maintained an audience after all these years. While this isn't as bad as the music of today, it still has a distinction that draws in different auidences. Now, that distinction is collaged into one remarkable collection of hits that stretches for so many generations.

Motown 1's, is a well-received compilation that stretches and reflects on the classic eras of Motown throughout nearly five decades. Most of the record does a great job with the distinctive sound of 70's Motown. The collection includes a vast amount of classic tracks that still deliver the feeling of great vibes. The album contains classics like Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, What's Going On by Marvin Gaye, Where Did Our Love Go by the original legendary girl group The Supremes, and Uptight by Steveie Wonder. The compilation also includes Michael McDonald's 2003 rendidtion of the classic Ain't No Mountian High Enough as a bonus. Although the collection does distinctively deliver, there are just so many great #1 classics that weren't displayed like Easy by The Commodores, Super Freak by Rick James, Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder, and ABC by the Jackson 5 to name a few.

Despite the fact that there just should've been more added to Motown 1's, it still delivers graciously well as a sampler for anybody who yet hasn't discovered the longeveity of Motown and its impact on music today. This is a delightful collection that still stands out today, as it did back in the 70's, 60's, and all the way through today.

Album Cover: B+

Songs: B 1/2+

Price: A-

Remastering: A-

Overall: B+
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Unlike the similar albums that were put out for the Beatles and Elvis Presley "Motown 1's" opens itself up to debate by virtue of the two-dozen songs from the Motown catalog selected to be included on this single disc. During the 1960s Berry Gordy's Detroit label became the biggest independent label in the music industry, unleashing a string of smooth, sophisticated blend of R&B and memorable pop melodies in what some called "velvet elegance" that put black popular music in the American mainstream forever.
However, the Motown label produced a lot more than two dozen #1 hits so there is not a person who picks up this album that is not going to think they could not come up with a better mix. When you picked up this album did you think there would be only one track each for Stevie Wonder ("Uptight (Everything's Alright")), and the Temptations ("Ain't Too Proud to Beg")? If I had made a guess I would have said Diana Ross and the Supreme would be at the top of the list, but Ross gets the "Endless Love" duet with Lionel Richie and "Where Did Our Love Go?" and "Stop! In the Name of Love" representing the period when the Supremes were second in terms of #1 hits to only the Beatles on the pop charts.
The artist who comes out on top is this collection, who does his "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" duet with Tammi Terrell and then gets the classic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Going On," and "Let's Get It On." But then quibbling about what is on this CD is really a wasted effort because you really should have almost all of these tracks in your music library.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Preston on August 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This was smartly done for a Motown compilation album! Past albums stopped to the Jackson 5 in 1970. But I'm like, Where's the '70s hits, the '80s hits, the '90s hits, the 2003-2004 hits? Motown went further ahead than the '60s! This time, they got it right and included the '70s, '80s and '90s hits as well as Michael McDonald's 2003 remake of Ain't No Mountain High Enough! Everybody's on here--Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, my man Marvin Gaye, Thelma Houston, Jackson 5, Debarge, Commodores, Boyz II Men, Diana Ross/Lionel Richie and others! You can hear the musical and transitional changes in the Motown sound from then to now on this collection. From Detroit to LA and now New York, Motown has stood the test of time. I hope that the artists now on that label continue that tradition the way these artists on this album did. A fabulous 26-track, 79-minute album!!!!!!!!
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