Motown

Where would music be today without Motown Records? This was a fun post to research for me since I enjoy classic Motown so much. Here is this weeks up to an hour worth of music.

My daughter and I were just watching a show and this Jr Walker & The All Stars song came on. The chance that a song I was about to put on a list playing on a TV show right before the post is done? Needless to say that means it has to be the first one.

For years all I ever heard was the short radio version of this Temptations classic. Finally the day came that I heard the long version and now it’s the only version I will play.

Every once and awhile you can come across one of those classic beach movies on TV. A couple years ago the music guest on one of them was Little Stevie Wonder. Here is two videos (two different movies) only because the lady in the white dress in one and red dress in the other had to be in every beach movie ever made.

Here is a classic from Rare Earth.

Always have loved this Smokey Robinson & the Miracles tune.

Found this cartoon version of a classic by The Jackson Five and just had to add it.

Reach out for this one by The Four Tops.

Some bands end up with a lot of turmoil and one of the artists will have a successful solo career, just like what happened to this famous trio of ladies. Here is a great one by The Supremes.

Gladys Knight & the Pips had a major hit with their version of this classic tune.

Another group that gave me a heck of a time trying to decide which one to play was Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.

The post office has been a staple in America for a long time. We all have had one of those times where we all are doing what The Marveletts are singing about in this tune.

May 17th was the first day in along time since I watched live sports and right before the car race started I’m sure these words were spoken by many people. OK this Marvin Gaye song has nothing to do with sports but what the hell.

So many songs and artists that I know some of them were missed and song choices for many of them was a challenge.