The Rita Wright Years – Rare Motown 1967-1970

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Kent - Uk #ad - All brought top-drawer material to the table in the hope of finding her a hit. One of motown's best loved female acts of the 70s and 80s finally receives a long overdue overview of her first recordings from 1967-70 These tracks were recorded when Syreeta was still being marketed by Motown as Rita Wright.

Shrink-wrapped. A formidable 17 are seeing the light of day here for the first time. Only two were issued at the time of recording. She was teamed with many of motown's top producers of the period, Hal Davis, including Ashford & Simpson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Hank Cosby and her future husband Stevie Wonder.

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Spellbound: Rare And Unreleased Motown Gems / Brenda Holloway

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SOULMUSIC RECORDS #ad - Spellbound has been compiled and produced by longtime Motown expert Paul Nixon, responsible for the successful Cellarful Of Motown series, who has carefully selected the tracks on this superb compilation by one of Motown's most soulful singers. California-born brenda holloway became the first west coast-based artist signed to motown in 1963; within one year, 'every Little Bit Hurts'; Brenda's five further charted singles included 'When I'm Gone', 'Just Look What You've Done' and 'You've Made Me So Very Happy' a song she co-wrote, later recorded by pop/rock group Blood, she achieved US national success with the now-timeless classic, Sweat & Tears.

Two cD set. Included here are nine previously unreleased tracks along with rare cuts that have only been available digitally. Soulmusic records is very proud to present a sumptuous 33-track set of classic recordings by the legendary Brenda Holloway drawn from Motown's vaults and recorded between 1963-66.

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Where The Girls Are Volume Ten

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Ace - Uk #ad - Many are making their first appearance on CD, including 'Top Twenty' by the Delicates, previously unissued in any format. Spanning the years 1962 to 1968, this is the tenth and final volume in our long-running compilation series of girl group treasures from the USA. The tracks were recorded in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Cincinnati.

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The Supremes Sing Holland - Dozier-Holland: Expanded Edition 2 CD

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Motown Records #ad - It includes 28 tracks heard for the first time via updated mixes & alternate versions, as well as a score of electrifying live performances captured at the Copacabana nightclub in New York City in May 1967, the last recorded performance of the original trio: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard.

. Shrink-wrapped. This 2cd expanded edition of the supremes’ chart-topping, ‘The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland, ’ includes a whopping 52 tracks that magnify the scope of a seminal album that made history.

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Baby I've Got It - More Motown Girls

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Ace - Uk #ad - The selections were recorded between 1961 and 1969, and - although predominantly up tempo, which should please most Motown fans - represent several variations of the Motown sound. Of the 24 tracks here on 'baby i've got it!', 14 are previously unissued in any format and 10 were first made available as 'Motown Unreleased' downloads between 2014 and 2017.

We're confident followers of the series will find this new volume well worth the wait. Shrink-wrapped. Many moons have passed since our last 'Motown Girls' project was released - but these things take time and a great deal of patience. Shrink-wrapped.

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Nothing But The Truth

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Kent - Uk #ad - Surprisingly, only one of the original four Motown albums by the group's classic one-guy-two-girl trio has ever been reissued on CD until now. It also features a generous selection of non-album A and B sides, previously un-reissued alternate single mixes and edits plus other rarities from UT's golden era.

Generally regarded by fans as the group's best, it's a pleasure to finally have these albums available digitally, as they were originally heard. 2-cd set put together by esteemed writer-producer norman whitfield, the undisputed truth were one of Motown's flagship acts in the early-mid 70s, with 15 R&B chart hits - including their near chart-topper 'Smiling Faces Sometimes' and the original version of 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' - and a string of best-selling albums.

Nothing But The Truth #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Nothing but the truth' features the group's eponymous debut plus their 'Down To Earth' and 'Law Of The Land' albums in their entirety and as originally issued by US Motown. Shrink-wrapped.

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More Motown Girls - Love & Affection

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Ace - Uk #ad - Finders keepers' was a half-and-half mix of previously released titles and unissued recordings from the Motown vaults. More than two years have passed since the release of our well-received 'Finders Keepers - Motown Girls' CD, so the time has arrived for a second volume. Shrink-wrapped. Here on 'love & affection - more motown girls' we've upped the ante and unearthed 25 tracks that have never appeared on CD before, or vinyl for that matter, making the collection a must-have for Motown collectors and female soul and pop buffs alike.

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Supremes A Go Go 2 CDExpanded Edition

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Motown Records #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. 1 lp, inspired by the album's 50th anniversary last year. Outtakes and rare mixes, have been added to the album's original mono and stereo versions, including a newly created duet with the Four Tops, now remastered for the first time in decades, to create a unique package deserving of the Supremes legendary status.

Comes with a 24-page booklet with extensive liner notes and never-before-seen photos. A 2-cd deluxe rendering of the group's first pop No.

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On The Detroit Beat - Motor City Soul - Uk Style 1963-67

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Ace - Uk #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Incredibly, across an assortment of labels, not one of the forty 45s issued from their catalogue, breached the UK charts in the company's first five years of operation. Shrink-wrapped. On this cd you'll hear the likes of cilla Black singing Junior Walker, Elkie Brooks taking on the Temptations, the Hollies essaying the Miracles and much more besides.

Not all of those homegrown versions were artistically successful, but Ace's 'On The Detroit Beat!' brings together two dozen that were, by some of our best-known and best-loved singers and groups of the Beat Era and beyond. It's been part of the uk's musical dna for so many years that it's hard to imagine a time when Motown was struggling to make an initial impact here.

On The Detroit Beat - Motor City Soul - Uk Style 1963-67 #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Motown's initial lack of success here made its early catalogue fair game for any UK artist looking to score a hit with a quality song. Shrink-wrapped. After the beatles recorded three Motown songs on their second album, local artists were queuing up to put their own spin on Motown copyrights.

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The Complete ABC/Dunhill Singles

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Real Gone Music #ad - It’s the missing chapter in the career of one of the greatest vocal groups of all time…a very, very proud addition to our Real Gone Music roster and a Four Tops collection you’re gonna want to spin again and again! Shrink-wrapped. Just how rare are these tracks? We’ll get into that in a sec; but first, a little history.

Shrink-wrapped. A few singles—those identical to the album versions—have leaked out on cd, and 13 songs have never appeared on cd in any version! like on our previous collections, and co-producer Gordon Anderson is at the helm for this release; Osborne’s notes which are always a fun, but here is the breakdown: of the 33 tracks the seven earliest mono, 27 have never been available on CD in their correct single versions, liner note writer/A&R man Ed Osborne, the rest stereo, informative read feature quotes from original writers/co-producers Steve Barri and Dennis Lambert, the “Dunhill dream reissue team” of engineer Aaron Kannowski, with great photos to boot.

Shrink-wrapped. Though the four tops renaldo “obie” benson, lawrence payton, and lead singer levi stubbs had dominated the charts with their classic recordings for Motown in the ‘60s, the group, like many of their celebrated label-mates, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, when the label decided in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, felt it was time for a change.

The Complete ABC/Dunhill Singles #ad - Why? well, and the grass roots, steppenwolf, legend has it that label head Jay Lasker threw out the tapes, in a sad tale we’ve told before on our previous Dunhill singles collections featuring The Mamas and The Papas, deeming them worthless. But a big chunk of their hits, the ones they recorded for the ABC/Dunhill label, have been almost entirely unavailable in the CD era.

With 47 pop hits and 52 r&b hits to their credit spanning nearly 25 years of recordings, The Four Tops are one of the greatest vocal groups in the history of pop music, hands down. Shrink-wrapped.

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The Lost Motown Album

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Kent - Uk #ad - The lost motown album' presents the planned 1970 long player in Motown's plan for its running order augmented with more than a dozen gems from the same period. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The fantastic Four are revered by Motown fans. Shrink-wrapped.

Their three-year stay with the label resulted in just a couple of issued 45s but the quartet was scheduled for an album release and recorded enough extra originally-unissued tracks to fill a second album. A whopping 14 of these have never seen the light of day before.

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