Annotation

cat # release : 531.747-4
cat # disc 1 : 531.747-5
cat # disc 2 : 531.747-6
cat # disc 3 : 531.747-7

Annotation last modified on 2013-07-21 06:21 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dancing in the Street
Martha and The Vandellas 3.65 2:37
2 Stop! In the Name of Love
The Supremes 2:53
3 Reach Out, I’ll Be There
Four Tops 2:55
4 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 5 2:28
5 ABC
The Jackson 5 3:00
6 It’s a Shame
The Spinners 3:12
7 Superstition
Stevie Wonder 4:00
8 Please Mr. Postman
The Marvelettes 2:30
9 Feelin’ Alright
Rare Earth 5:05
10 War
Edwin Starr 4.35 3:21
11 Brick House
Commodores 4 3:32
12 Super Freak
Rick James 3:23
13 Somebody’s Watching Me
Rockwell 3:54
14 Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations 5 2:32
15 I Guess I’ll Always Love You
The Isley Brothers 2:37
16 River Deep, Mountain High
The Supremes & Four Tops 3:08
17 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye 3.5 3:15
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 You Can’t Hurry Love
The Supremes 5 2:47
2 My Guy
Mary Wells 4.5 2:53
3 Easy
Commodores 4 4:14
4 What’s Going On
Marvin Gaye 4.3 3:54
5 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
The Temptations 3 6:52
6 Say You, Say Me
Lionel Richie 4.5 4:02
7 I’m Still Waiting
Diana Ross 3:46
8 When You’re Young and in Love
The Marvelettes 2:38
9 I’ll Always Love You
The Spinners 2:45
10 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:54
11 Ben
Michael Jackson 2:46
12 You Are Everything
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye 2:54
13 I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 3:52
14 Going to a Go-Go
The Miracles 4 2:47
15 Nowhere to Run
Martha and The Vandellas 5 2:56
16 For Once in My Life
Stevie Wonder 2:45
17 Don’t Leave Me This Way
Thelma Houston 5 3:37
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Three Times a Lady
Commodores 3 3:39
2 Let’s Get It On
Marvin Gaye 4 4:52
3 Endless Love
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 4 4:26
4 One Day in Your Life
Michael Jackson 4:07
5 My Girl
The Temptations 4.75 2:56
6 It Takes Two
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston 2:57
7 I Want You Back
The Jackson 5 4.3 2:57
8 The Tears of a Clown
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 3:03
9 (I’m a) Road Runner
Jr. Walker & The All Stars 2:47
10 Do You Love Me
The Contours 5 2:52
11 Love Machine, part 1
The Miracles feat. Billy Griffin 2:55
12 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Jimmy Ruffin 2:55
13 If I Were a Carpenter
Four Tops 2:50
14 Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours
Stevie Wonder 5 2:39
15 Baby Love
The Supremes 4.65 2:36
16 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Diana Ross 3:35

Credits

CD 1

drums:
Richard "Pistol" Allen (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
Uriel Jones (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
organ:
Earl Van Dyke (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
background vocals:
The Andantes (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 2)
Florence Ballard (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 2)
Mary Wilson (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 2)
Melvin Franklin (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Eddie Kendricks (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
The Andantes (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (track 2)
Lee Garrett (track 6)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 2)
Ivy Jo Hunter (track 1)
Rick James (American vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer) (track 12)
William King (member of Commodores) (track 11)
Ronald LaPread (track 11)
Thomas McClary (track 11)
Ron Miller (US songwriter Ronald Alonzo Miller) (track 12)
Walter Orange (track 11)
Lionel Richie (track 11)
Rockwell (R & B - "Somebody's Watching Me") (track 13)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
Syreeta (track 6)
Norman Whitfield (track 14)
Milan Williams (track 11)
Marvin Gaye (track 1)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 6–7)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 2)
The Funk Brothers (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
The Funk Brothers (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
lead vocals:
Levi Stubbs (track 16)
Jean Terrell (track 16)
Diana Ross (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 2)
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Marvin Gaye (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
lyricist:
Lee Garrett (track 6)
Ivy Jo Hunter (track 1)
Rockwell (R & B - "Somebody's Watching Me") (track 13)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
Syreeta (track 6)
Norman Whitfield (track 14)
Marvin Gaye (track 1)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 2, 14)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 6–7)
orchestra:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
performer:
Edwin Starr (track 10)
producer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 16)
Lamont Dozier (track 2)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 2)
Valerie Simpson (track 16)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 14, 17)
vocals:
Marvin Gaye (track 4)
Tammi Terrell (track 4)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 4)
Berry Gordy (track 5)
Dennis Lussier (track 5)
Fonce Mizell (track 5)
Freddie Perren (track 5)
Valerie Simpson (track 4)
Barrett Strong (tracks 10, 17)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 10, 17)
Jeff Barry (1966) (track 16)
Ellie Greenwich (1966) (track 16)
Phil Spector (1966) (track 16)
phonographic copyright by:
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1964) (track 1)
publisher:
Black Bull Music (track 7)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 13)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (tracks 1, 1)
Jobete Music (tracks 13–14)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 2, 10, 17)
Mecolico Music (track 16)
大洋音楽 (track 7)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 2)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
later releases:
Brick House by Commodores (track 11)
mash-ups:
Shake Your Grapes by ccc (track 17)
Purple War by Go Home Productions (2015) (track 10)
sampled by:
Fallin by Jay-Z & Marvin Gaye (track 4)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 40) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 80) (track 17)
cover recording of:
War (track 10)
is the basis for:
Easy Love (track 5)
Fallin (track 4)
It's a Shame (Mt. Airy Groove) (song from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five) (track 6)
It's a Shame (My Sister) (Monie Love song) (track 6)
later parody versions:
Superficial (track 7)
later translated versions:
Baila por ahí (track 1)
Dans tous les pays (track 1)
Das kann doch nicht dein Ernst sein (I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (track 17)
Superstition (French version) (track 7)
later versions:
Brick House 2003 (track 11)
recording of:
ABC (track 5)
Brick House (track 11)
It’s a Shame (The Spinners’ song) (track 6)
Super Freak (track 12)
Superstition (track 7)
Stop! In the Name of Love (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 2)
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (1966-01-04 – 1966-01-11) (track 14)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 2)

CD 2

trumpet:
Russell Conway (trumpet player) (1964) (track 2)
Herbert Williams (trumpet player) (1964) (track 2)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (1964) (track 2)
organ:
Earl Van Dyke (1964) (track 2)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964) (track 2)
Eddie Willis (1964) (track 2)
bass:
James Jamerson (1964) (track 2)
vibraphone:
Dave Hamilton (1964) (track 2)
percussion [box drum]:
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 4)
piano:
Johnny Griffith (1964) (track 2)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 4)
trombone:
George Bohanon (1964) (track 2)
Paul Riser (1964) (track 2)
arranger:
Art Wright (track 17)
background vocals:
Florence Ballard (track 1)
Mary Wilson (track 1)
The Andantes (1964) (track 2)
Marlene Barrow (1964) (track 2)
Louvain Demps (1964) (track 2)
Jackie Hicks (1964) (track 2)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 4)
Lem Barney (1971-05-06) (track 4)
Mel Farr (1971-05-06) (track 4)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 1, 15)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 1, 15)
Smokey Robinson (track 2)
Walter Scharf (track 11)
Lionel Richie (tracks 3, 6)
conductor:
David Van dePitte (1971-05-06) (track 4)
engineer:
Lamont Dozier (track 1)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1964) (track 2)
The Funk Brothers (1966) (track 1)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1971-05-06) (track 4)
The Funk Brothers (1971-05-06) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Diana Ross (track 1)
Mary Wells (1964) (track 2)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 4)
lyricist:
Lamont Dozier (track 1)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 1)
Smokey Robinson (track 2)
Don Black (English lyricist) (track 11)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 1, 15)
Lionel Richie (tracks 3, 6)
mixer:
Lawrence Miles (1971-05-06) (track 4)
producer:
Hal Davis (track 17)
Lamont Dozier (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (track 4)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 1)
vocals:
Thelma Houston (1976) (track 17)
writer:
Thom Bell (track 12)
Renaldo Benson (track 4)
Al Cleveland (track 4)
Linda Creed (track 12)
Hal Davis (track 13)
Kenneth Gamble (track 17)
Marvin Gaye (track 4)
Cary Gilbert (track 17)
Berry Gordy (track 13)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 17)
Willie Hutch (track 13)
Ron Miller (Motown songwriter Ronald Norman Miller) (track 16)
Orlando Murden (track 16)
Smokey Robinson (track 14)
Bobby Rogers (track 14)
Barrett Strong (tracks 5, 10)
Marvin Tarplin (track 14)
Bob West (US session bassist, producer & songwriter) (track 13)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 5, 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Universal Motown Records (2003) (track 6)
Motown Records (2015) (tracks 1, 6)
Motown Records (2017) (track 1)
publisher:
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 3, 10)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 4, 13)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964) (track 2)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1971-05-06) (track 4)
edit of:
mash-ups:
Lovely and Easy by ccc (track 3)
remixes:
sampled by:
Stop by Blazin’ Squad (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 4) (track 4)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 168) (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 359) (track 15)
cover recording of:
For Once in My Life (track 16)
is the basis for:
Stop (track 3)
later parody versions:
Easter (track 3)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Das kann doch nicht dein Ernst sein (I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (track 10)
Easy (track 3)
I’LL BE THERE (track 13)
later versions:
recording of:
Ben (track 11)
Easy (track 3)
Going to a Go-Go (track 14)
I’ll Be There (track 13)
Nowhere to Run (track 15)
Say You, Say Me (track 6)
You Are Everything (track 12)
My Guy (1964) (track 2)
You Can’t Hurry Love (1966-06 – 1966-07) (track 1)
What’s Going On (1971-05-06) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 5)
Polka Party! (track 6)

CD 3

bass guitar:
Wilton Felder (1969-07) (track 7)
Wilton Felder (1973-03-22) (track 2)
strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
drums:
James Graves (track 9)
Benny Benjamin (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
Johnny Jackson (1969-07) (track 7)
Paul Humphrey (1973-03-22) (track 2)
guitar:
Willie Woods (US guitarist & songwriter) (track 9)
Huey Davis (guitarist) (1962) (track 10)
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
Tito Jackson (1969-07) (track 7)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Louis Shelton (1969-07) (track 7)
bass:
James Jamerson (track 9)
James Jamerson (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
vibraphone:
Victor Feldman (jazz musician) (1973-03-22) (track 2)
Emil Richards (1973-03-22) (track 2)
percussion:
Marlon Jackson (1969-07) (track 7)
Emil Richards (1973-03-22) (track 2)
foot percussion [Footstomps]:
Mike Valvano (1964-08-13) (track 15)
keyboard:
Vic Thomas (keyboard) (track 9)
Ronnie Rancifer (1969-07) (track 7)
saxophone:
Junior Walker (track 9)
Plas Johnson (1973-03-22) (track 2)
Ernie Watts (1973-03-22) (track 2)
bongos and congas:
Eddie "Bongo" Brown (1973-03-22) (track 2)
Bobbye Hall (1973-03-22) (track 2)
piano:
Ronnie Rancifer (1969-07) (track 7)
Marvin Jenkins (1973-03-22) (track 2)
Joe Sample (1973-03-22) (track 2)
Marvin Gaye (1973-03-22) (track 2)
guitar family:
Don Peake (1973-03-22) (track 2)
Louie Shelton (1973-03-22) (track 2)
David T. Walker (1973-03-22) (track 2)
Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson (1973-03-22) (track 2)
additional guest performer:
Diana Ross (track 3)
arranger:
Gene Page (track 3)
Paul Riser (track 14)
background vocals:
Joe Billingslea (1962) (track 10)
Billy Hoggs (1962) (track 10)
Hubert Johnson (singer) (1962) (track 10)
Sylvester Potts (1962) (track 10)
Florence Ballard (1964-08-13) (track 15)
Mary Wilson (1964-08-13) (track 15)
Eddie Kendricks (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
Marlon Jackson (1969-07) (track 7)
Tito Jackson (1969-07) (track 7)
Jermaine Jackson (soul/pop singer, of Jackson 5) (1969-07) (track 7)
Marvin Gaye (1973-03-22) (track 2)
composer:
Renee Armand (track 4)
Lamont Dozier (tracks 9, 15)
Berry Gordy (track 10)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 9, 15)
Lionel Richie (tracks 1, 3)
Smokey Robinson (track 5)
Ronald White (track 5)
conductor:
René Hall (1973-03-22) (track 2)
engineer:
William McMeekin (track 2)
Art Stewart (track 2)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1962) (track 10)
The Funk Brothers (1964-08-13) (track 15)
The Funk Brothers (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
lead vocals:
Lionel Richie (track 1)
Billy Gordon (1962) (track 10)
Billy Hoggs (1962) (track 10)
Diana Ross (1964-08-13) (track 15)
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1969-07) (track 7)
Stevie Wonder (1970) (track 14)
Marvin Gaye (1973-03-22) (track 2)
lyricist:
Berry Gordy (track 10)
Lionel Richie (track 3)
Smokey Robinson (track 5)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 9, 15)
mixer:
Suha Gur (track 9)
Cal Harris (track 2)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
producer:
Lamont Dozier (track 15)
Marvin Gaye (track 2)
Berry Gordy (track 10)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 15)
Lionel Richie (track 3)
Ed Townsend (track 2)
Stevie Wonder (track 14)
vocals:
Kim Weston (track 6)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1969-07) (track 7)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 16)
James Dean (US soul songwriter) (track 12)
Lee Garrett (track 14)
Marvin Gaye (track 2)
Berry Gordy (track 7)
Lula Mae Hardaway (track 14)
Deke Richards (track 7)
Fonce Mizell (track 7)
Sylvia Moy (track 6)
Freddie Perren (track 7)
Lionel Richie (track 1)
Valerie Simpson (track 16)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 6)
Syreeta (track 14)
Ed Townsend (track 2)
Stevie Wonder (track 14)
Paul Riser (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
Motown Record Company, L.P. (1981 –) (track 3)
publisher:
Brockman Music (track 3)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1, 12)
Jobete Music (track 1)
Jobete Music (UK) (track 12)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 1–2, 5, 15)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 7, 10, 16)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 2)
PGP Music (track 3)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (1974 –) (track 4)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1962) (track 10)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-08-13) (track 15)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
mash-ups:
I Want You Back by Girl Talk (track 7)
music videos:
remixes:
Let’s Get It On (single edit) by Marvin Gaye (track 2)
Pokémon by Neil Cicierega (track 7)
sampled by:
Izzo (H.O.V.A.) by Jay‐Z (track 7)
My Baby by Lil Romeo (track 7)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 120) (track 7)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 167) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 324) (track 15)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Fallin (track 16)
later parody versions:
Mummo (track 5)
later translated versions:
medley of:
Waiting for Jody (track 5)
recording of:
Endless Love (track 3)
It Takes Two (track 6)
Three Times a Lady (track 1)
Do You Love Me (1962) (track 10)
Baby Love (1964-08-13) (track 15)
My Girl (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 5)
I Want You Back (The Jackson 5 song) (1969-07) (track 7)
Let’s Get It On (1973-03-22) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Truly (track 1)