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The Motown Collection Import

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UK only 50-track collection issued through Island Records.. 2005.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Want To Go Back There Again
  2. Love's Gone Bad
  3. Born To Love You Baby
  4. If You Should Walk Away
  5. Whisper You Love Me Boy
  6. Got To Get You Into My Life
  7. Day By Day Or Never
  8. From Head To Toe
  9. Do Right Baby Do Right
  10. Until You Love Someone
  11. Put Yourself In My Place
  12. Sweeter As The Days Go By
  13. C.C. Rider
  14. Spinning Wheel
  15. How About You
  16. Good Morning Starshine
  17. With A Little Help From My Friends
  18. One
  19. In The Ghetto
  20. Can I See You In The Morning
  21. You've Made Me So Very Happy
  22. Get Back
  23. Don't Be Too Long
  24. I Love You
  25. Beginning Of The End
  26. Ask Any Girl
  27. Everything Is Good About You
  28. Try It Baby
  29. I Like Everything You
  30. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me For A Little While)
  31. In The Neighbourhood
  32. Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday
  33. I Just Can't Forget Him
  34. If You Let Me Baby
  35. Your Wonderful Love
  36. Do Like I Do
  37. Let Me Go
  38. Mr. Maestro Play A Blue Sonata
  39. Soft Touch
  40. Crying In The Chapel
  41. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
  42. It Must Be Love Baby
  43. Stay Away From Temptation
  44. He's Good For Me
  45. I Just Wanna Be Lovin' You
  46. Bad Seed
  47. Something's Wrong
  48. Mighty Good Lovin'
  49. Everything's Right Everything's Wrong
  50. What You Doing

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 14, 2005)
  • Imported ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal UK
  • ASIN: B00076SJNC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By C. A. Moore on March 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Chris Clark, along with Bobby Darin, Rare Earth and Tommy Good, was among a handful of white music artists signed to the legendary Motown Records, the country's top, independent black owned record company in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Los Angeles born singer was groomed for success by Motown chief Berry Gordy. She was to serve as America's answer to Britain's Dusty Springfield. But unlike Springfield, who saw significant chart action throughout much of her career, Clark remained relatively hitless during her tenure at Motown, where she was undoubtedly frustrated by the company's inability to make her a major star. Nevertheless, like the majority of artists signed to the Detroit label, Clark recorded almost endlessly and managed to have at least two albums released, the often brilliant but underrarted SOUL SOUNDS released in 1967 and C.C, RIDES AGAIN, a late Sixties outting which found the singer altering her image a bit by covering rock and pop tunes. The album was different from what Motown was hitting with at the time, and yet very much in the distinctive company style. Both albums failed to make a strong showing on the music charts.
However, THE MOTOWN ANTHOLOGY collects all of the tracks from both of Clark's albums and adds several more B-sides and an entire disc of previously unreleased recordings, which will hopefully bring some late, but very deserved attention and respect to the singer.
In this impressive collection, you get a total of 50 tracks that show Clark was very much a blue-eyed soul stylist with a cool style very much suited to the classic Motown Sound.

Among the collection's many delights is the complete SOUL SOUNDS album in stereo.
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Apart from a couple of titles on anthologies, the recordings of the blonde blue-eyed soul sister Chris Clark have been out of print for so long that most record buyers now have probably never even heard of the lady. Those soul aficionados who had, and were aware how good she was, must have thought all their Chris-masses were coming at once when they heard about this double CD. Not only does it contain disc both of her albums in full, along with the singles and their B-sides, but also tracks from Motown's vaults that have never before seen the light of day. These two discs between them contain everything officially released during her career, and the bulk of what wasn't. So how do they stack up?
The first LP, Soul Sounds, was mostly recorded in August 1967 but includes previously released singles, including her first, Do Right Baby Do Right, from December 1965, with the Lewis Sisters on back-up vocals. These include her only hit, the wonderful Love's Gone Bad from 1966, and the divine and funky follow up, I Want To Go Back There Again. 
These were the only two singles I had at the time and I was very curious to hear more, as they exemplified for me the classic Motown sound of that period. Never having seen a picture of her, I had no idea she was one of very few white female singers signed to Motown, decked out like a six-foot Dusty Springfield complete with big hair, but I certainly appreciated the glorious creamy voice and the Funk Brothers' bubbling grooves upon which she floated, and listened keenly to both flipsides, which included her slightly jazzier version of the Elgins' Put Yourself In My Place.
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The comments in the other reviews state correctly what great music sits on these two CDs catching in one swoop everything before its all too late, of Tamla's "missing" major white artiste.

The politics of Tamla are what one feels dripping out of this CD - the failure to promote her as shown by a rave concert appearance in the UK being an event that should have been a signal that was ignored but which exploited right could have produced a "new" star at a time when Tamla was beginning to recycle older acts.

Put that alongside a number of these songs being great covers of contemporary songs (her second LP which was shelved till their impact had passed resuting it seems in only 200 copies being sold) or songs being taken and re-recorded by or with sections by other Tamla artistes ("Take me in your arms" being the most famous), demostrates what happened when you were not Diana Ross or did not have a strong producer such as Norman Whitfield.

This release is cause indeed to celebrate for a lady whose releases have long been sought after in the UK by Tamla and '60s soul fans.
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Excellent collection of music from Chris Clark. Sound quality is exellent and there quite a few gems on this 2 CD set. I first heard of Chris back in the 70's - owning her first LP released Motown. But I love this collection for it's Unreleased songs as well as the little known CC Rider LP. Chris' voice was well suited to these rock tunes from the 1970's - her interpretation of them is unique. Great to have these finally on CD. At times, she's a bit Dusty in her phrasing and vocal techniques. Glad to have this set.
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