Motown #1's
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Motown #1's

April 20, 2004

  Song Title Artist
Intro - Motown #1's Various artists
Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
My Guy Mary Wells
My Girl (2003 Stereo Mix) The Temptations
Where Did Our Love Go (Stereo) The Supremes
Stop! In The Name Of Love (2003 Remix) The Supremes
Shotgun Jr. Walker And The All Stars
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Stereo) The Four Tops
Uptight (Everything's Alright) Stevie Wonder
Ain't Too Proud To Beg The Temptations
Reach Out, I'll Be There (Stereo) The Four Tops
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing Tammi Terrell
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Stereo) Marvin Gaye
I Want You Back Jackson 5
War Edwin Starr
The Tears Of A Clown (Stereo) Smokey Robinson
What's Going On Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
Love Machine (Part 1) The Miracles
Don't Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston
Three Times A Lady Commodores
Endless Love (Endless Love Soundtrack Version) Diana Ross
Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge
I'll Make Love To You Boyz II Men
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Michael McDonald

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  • Label: UTV Motown
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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 (191 customer reviews)
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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Review January 24, 2009
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Actually it is True Motown 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly a good collection 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitively Motown 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Two dozen #1 songs from the Motown glory years 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenally done! Covers all of Motown then and now! August 28, 2004
By Preston
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars just grooving along
I was singing along as soon as the music started. Dancing in the streets! I've gotten quite a lot of music from Amazon and this is some of my favorite.
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My era and love that music. Some of my favorite artists. It makes really good work out music. Very Happpy
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2.0 out of 5 stars The music is off don't sound like the original beat.
I selected this rating because I wanted to be fair. The music is off don't sound like the original beat. These are good song but the beat to these songs are off. Read more
Published 17 days ago by george bady
4.0 out of 5 stars motown Memories
great originals! brought back alot of memories! Shared at work and friends couldnt get enough. had to take my turn to get my kindle back!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not Impressed.
I thought it was all old Motown but instead its 90's and up. Prefer the older stuff to what this offered.
Published 17 days ago by Roy D Bell
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Always love Motown music. I grew up listening and dancing to this memorable music. Makes me remember the happy times when I was young(er) :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music
This album is full of throw backs. I just absolutely love this album. I has a lot of different artists and songs.
Published 22 days ago by derag
5.0 out of 5 stars Motown #1's
Great CD. A wonderfully put together CD that highlights all the greatest artists of that era. Very enjoyable listening. Thank you.
Published 22 days ago by Cheryl Cowie
5.0 out of 5 stars love motown
This is a great variety of Motown, which I love, and it gives a time frame that is both young and old!! excellent!
Published 23 days ago by TERRI L.WATKINS
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