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Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Superstition
Stevie Wonder 4:01
2 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
The Temptations 3 6:51
3 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye 3.5 3:15
4 My Guy
Mary Wells 4.5 2:52
5 It’s a Shame
The Spinners 2:45
6 Please Mr. Postman
The Marvelettes 2:29
7 He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’
The Velvelettes 2:32
8 Somebody’s Watching Me
Rockwell 3:54
9 Smiling Faces Sometimes
The Undisputed Truth 3:17
10 Standing in the Shadows of Love
Four Tops 2:39
11 The Tracks of My Tears
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 2:51
12 Help Me Make It Through the Night
Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:26
13 One Day in Your Life
Michael Jackson 4:08
14 Three Times a Lady
Commodores 3 3:39
15 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Temptations 5 3:52
16 ABC
The Jackson 5 2:59
17 Baby Love
The Supremes 4.65 2:35
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dancing in the Street
Martha and The Vandellas 3.65 2:37
2 My Girl
The Temptations 4.75 2:56
3 Stop! In the Name of Love
The Supremes 2:52
4 What’s Going On
Marvin Gaye 4.3 3:54
5 For Once in My Life
Stevie Wonder 2:44
6 Being With You
Smokey Robinson 3:57
7 Feelin’ Alright
Rare Earth 5:04
8 Super Freak
Rick James 3:24
9 Heatwave
Martha and The Vandellas 2:47
10 Shotgun
Jr. Walker & The All Stars 3:05
11 Let’s Get Serious
Jermaine Jackson 3:33
12 River Deep, Mountain High
The Supremes & Four Tops 3:07
13 I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 3:51
14 Mercy Mercy Me
Marvin Gaye 4.75 3:15
15 Easy
Commodores 4 4:15
16 Endless Love
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 4 4:26
17 Don’t Leave Me This Way
Thelma Houston 5 3:36
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Say You Say Me
Lionel Richie 4.5 4:02
2 Ain’t No Sunshine
Michael Jackson 3 4:11
3 Let’s Get It On
Marvin Gaye 4 4:51
4 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Diana Ross 3:34
5 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
Stevie Wonder 5 2:39
6 It Takes Two
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston 2:58
7 This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
The Isley Brothers 2:46
8 Nowhere to Run
Martha and The Vandellas 5 2:56
9 Keep on Truckin’, Part 1
Eddie Kendricks 3:29
10 War
Edwin Starr 4.35 3:21
11 Do You Love Me
The Contours 5 2:54
12 The Tears of a Clown
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 3:04
13 I Want You Back
The Jackson 5 4.3 2:57
14 Get Ready
The Temptations 2:33
15 Reach Out, I’ll Be There
Four Tops 2:56
16 You Can’t Hurry Love
The Supremes 5 2:46

Credits

CD 1

trumpet:
Russell Conway (trumpet player) (1964) (track 4)
Herbert Williams (trumpet player) (1964) (track 4)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (1964) (track 4)
Richard "Pistol" Allen (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
Uriel Jones (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
organ:
Earl Van Dyke (1964) (track 4)
Earl Van Dyke (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964) (track 4)
Eddie Willis (1964) (track 4)
bass:
James Jamerson (1964) (track 4)
vibraphone:
Dave Hamilton (1964) (track 4)
foot percussion [Footstomps]:
Mike Valvano (1964-08-13) (track 17)
piano:
Johnny Griffith (1964) (track 4)
trombone:
George Bohanon (1964) (track 4)
Paul Riser (1964) (track 4)
background vocals:
The Andantes (1964) (track 4)
Marlene Barrow (1964) (track 4)
Louvain Demps (1964) (track 4)
Jackie Hicks (1964) (track 4)
Florence Ballard (1964-08-13) (track 17)
Mary Wilson (1964-08-13) (track 17)
The Andantes (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
composer:
Renee Armand (track 13)
Lamont Dozier (tracks 10, 17)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 10, 17)
Kris Kristofferson (track 12)
Lionel Richie (track 14)
Syreeta (track 5)
Norman Whitfield (track 15)
Lee Garrett (track 5)
Smokey Robinson (track 4)
Rockwell (R & B - "Somebody's Watching Me") (track 8)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1, 5)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1964) (track 4)
The Funk Brothers (1964-08-13) (track 17)
The Funk Brothers (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
lead vocals:
Lionel Richie (track 14)
Mary Wells (1964) (track 4)
Diana Ross (1964-08-13) (track 17)
Marvin Gaye (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
lyricist:
Kris Kristofferson (track 12)
Syreeta (track 5)
Samuel F. Brown III (track 13)
Lee Garrett (track 5)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 10, 17)
Smokey Robinson (track 4)
Rockwell (R & B - "Somebody's Watching Me") (track 8)
Barrett Strong (track 15)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1, 5)
orchestra:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 15)
producer:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 10, 17)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 10, 17)
Norman Whitfield (track 3)
writer:
Berry Gordy (track 16)
Dennis Lussier (track 16)
Fonce Mizell (track 16)
Freddie Perren (track 16)
Lionel Richie (track 14)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 2–3)
Barrett Strong (tracks 2–3)
publisher:
Black Bull Music (track 1)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 8)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 12)
Jobete Music (tracks 8, 14)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 3, 14, 17)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 10)
大洋音楽 (track 1)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (1974 –) (track 13)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964) (track 4)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-08-13) (track 17)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
Golden World in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 15)
mash-ups:
Shake Your Grapes by ccc (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 80) (track 3)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 168) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 324) (track 17)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 389) (track 15)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Easy Love (track 16)
It's a Shame (Mt. Airy Groove) (song from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five) (track 5)
It's a Shame (My Sister) (Monie Love song) (track 5)
The Other Side (track 10)
later parody versions:
Superficial (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Das kann doch nicht dein Ernst sein (I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (track 3)
Superstition (French version) (track 1)
later versions:
recording of:
ABC (track 16)
It’s a Shame (The Spinners’ song) (track 5)
Superstition (track 1)
Three Times a Lady (track 14)
My Guy (1964) (track 4)
Baby Love (1964-08-13) (track 17)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 2)
Truly (track 14)

CD 2

strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
mellotron:
Marvin Gaye (1971-03) (track 14)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
bass:
James Jamerson (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
percussion [box drum]:
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 4)
piano:
Marvin Gaye (1971-03) (track 14)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 4)
additional guest performer:
Diana Ross (track 16)
arranger:
Gene Page (track 16)
Art Wright (track 17)
background vocals:
Eddie Kendricks (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
The Andantes (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 3)
Florence Ballard (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 3)
Mary Wilson (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 3)
Marvin Gaye (1971-03) (track 14)
The Andantes (1971-03) (track 14)
Lem Barney (1971-05-06) (track 4)
Mel Farr (1971-05-06) (track 4)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 4)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 3)
Rick James (American vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer) (track 8)
Ron Miller (US songwriter Ronald Alonzo Miller) (track 8)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 2, 6)
Ronald White (track 2)
Marvin Gaye (tracks 1, 14)
Ivy Jo Hunter (track 1)
Lionel Richie (tracks 15–16)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
conductor:
David Van dePitte (1971-03) (track 14)
David Van dePitte (1971-05-06) (track 4)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
The Funk Brothers (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 3)
The Funk Brothers (1971-03) (track 14)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1971-05-06) (track 4)
The Funk Brothers (1971-05-06) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Levi Stubbs (track 12)
Jean Terrell (track 12)
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
Diana Ross (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 3)
Marvin Gaye (1971-03) (track 14)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 4)
lyricist:
Smokey Robinson (track 2)
Marvin Gaye (tracks 1, 14)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (track 3)
Ivy Jo Hunter (track 1)
Lionel Richie (tracks 15–16)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
mixer:
Lawrence Miles (track 14)
Lawrence Miles (1971-05-06) (tracks 4, 14)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
producer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 12)
Hal Davis (track 17)
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 3)
Valerie Simpson (track 12)
Marvin Gaye (tracks 4, 14)
Lionel Richie (track 16)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
solo tenor saxophone:
Wild Bill Moore (jazz and R&B saxophonist) (1971-03) (track 14)
vocals:
Thelma Houston (1976) (track 17)
writer:
Renaldo Benson (track 4)
Al Cleveland (track 4)
Hal Davis (track 13)
Kenneth Gamble (track 17)
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 5)
Orlando Murden (track 5)
Bob West (US session bassist, producer & songwriter) (track 13)
Marvin Gaye (track 4)
Jeff Barry (1966) (track 12)
Ellie Greenwich (1966) (track 12)
Phil Spector (1966) (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1964) (track 1)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1971) (track 14)
Motown Record Company, L.P. (1981 –) (track 16)
publisher:
Brockman Music (track 16)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (tracks 1, 1)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 2–3, 15)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 4, 13–14)
Mecolico Music (track 12)
PGP Music (track 16)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 3)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1971-03) (track 14)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1971-05-06) (track 4)
edit of:
mash-ups:
Lovely and Easy by ccc (track 15)
remixes:
sampled by:
Hey Ma by Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya (track 15)
Stop by Blazin’ Squad (track 15)
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: 40) (track 1)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Stop (track 15)
later parody versions:
Easter (track 15)
Mummo (track 2)
later translated versions:
Baila por ahí (track 1)
Dans tous les pays (track 1)
Easy (track 15)
I’LL BE THERE (track 13)
medley of:
Waiting for Jody (track 2)
recording of:
Being With You (track 6)
Easy (track 15)
Endless Love (track 16)
I’ll Be There (track 13)
Super Freak (track 8)
My Girl (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 2)
Stop! In the Name of Love (1965-01-05 – 1965-01-11) (track 3)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (1971-03) (track 14)
What’s Going On (1971-05-06) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 3)

CD 3

bass guitar:
Wilton Felder (1969-07) (track 13)
Wilton Felder (1973-03-22) (track 3)
drums:
Johnny Jackson (1969-07) (track 13)
Paul Humphrey (1973-03-22) (track 3)
guitar:
Huey Davis (guitarist) (1962) (track 11)
Tito Jackson (1969-07) (track 13)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Louis Shelton (1969-07) (track 13)
vibraphone:
Victor Feldman (jazz musician) (1973-03-22) (track 3)
Emil Richards (1973-03-22) (track 3)
percussion:
Marlon Jackson (1969-07) (track 13)
Emil Richards (1973-03-22) (track 3)
keyboard:
Ronnie Rancifer (1969-07) (track 13)
saxophone:
Plas Johnson (1973-03-22) (track 3)
Ernie Watts (1973-03-22) (track 3)
bongos and congas:
Eddie "Bongo" Brown (1973-03-22) (track 3)
Bobbye Hall (1973-03-22) (track 3)
piano:
Ronnie Rancifer (1969-07) (track 13)
Marvin Jenkins (1973-03-22) (track 3)
Joe Sample (1973-03-22) (track 3)
Marvin Gaye (1973-03-22) (track 3)
guitar family:
Don Peake (1973-03-22) (track 3)
Louie Shelton (1973-03-22) (track 3)
David T. Walker (1973-03-22) (track 3)
Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson (1973-03-22) (track 3)
arranger:
Paul Riser (track 5)
background vocals:
Florence Ballard (track 16)
Mary Wilson (track 16)
Joe Billingslea (1962) (track 11)
Billy Hoggs (1962) (track 11)
Hubert Johnson (singer) (1962) (track 11)
Sylvester Potts (1962) (track 11)
Tito Jackson (1969-07) (track 13)
Jermaine Jackson (soul/pop singer, of Jackson 5) (1969-07) (track 13)
Marlon Jackson (1969-07) (track 13)
Marvin Gaye (1973-03-22) (track 3)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 7–8, 16)
Berry Gordy (track 11)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 7–8, 16)
Sylvia Moy (track 7)
Lionel Richie (track 1)
Bill Withers (track 2)
conductor:
René Hall (1973-03-22) (track 3)
engineer:
Lamont Dozier (track 16)
William McMeekin (track 3)
Art Stewart (track 3)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1962) (track 11)
The Funk Brothers (1966) (track 16)
lead vocals:
Diana Ross (track 16)
Billy Gordon (1962) (track 11)
Billy Hoggs (1962) (track 11)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1969-07) (track 13)
Stevie Wonder (1970) (track 5)
Marvin Gaye (1973-03-22) (track 3)
lyricist:
Lamont Dozier (track 16)
Berry Gordy (track 11)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 16)
Lionel Richie (track 1)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (tracks 7–8, 16)
Bill Withers (track 2)
mixer:
Cal Harris (track 3)
performer:
Edwin Starr (track 10)
producer:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 7, 16)
Marvin Gaye (track 3)
Berry Gordy (track 11)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 7, 16)
Ed Townsend (track 3)
Stevie Wonder (track 5)
vocals:
Kim Weston (track 6)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1969-07) (track 13)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 4)
Lee Garrett (track 5)
Marvin Gaye (track 3)
Berry Gordy (track 13)
Lula Mae Hardaway (track 5)
Deke Richards (track 13)
Fonce Mizell (track 13)
Sylvia Moy (track 6)
Freddie Perren (track 13)
Valerie Simpson (track 4)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 6)
Barrett Strong (track 10)
Syreeta (track 5)
Ed Townsend (track 3)
Norman Whitfield (track 10)
Stevie Wonder (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Universal Motown Records (2003) (track 1)
Motown Records (2015) (tracks 1, 16)
Motown Records (2017) (track 16)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 2)
Jobete Music (track 7)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 3, 10)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 4, 11, 13)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 3)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1962) (track 11)
mash-ups:
I Want You Back by Girl Talk (track 13)
Purple War by Go Home Productions (2015) (track 10)
music videos:
remixes:
Let’s Get It On (single edit) by Marvin Gaye (track 3)
Pokémon by Neil Cicierega (track 13)
sampled by:
Izzo (H.O.V.A.) by Jay‐Z (track 13)
My Baby by Lil Romeo (track 13)
Then Days Went By by 50 Cent (track 2)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 120) (track 13)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 167) (track 3)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 359) (track 8)
cover recording of:
War (track 10)
is the basis for:
Fallin (track 4)
later translated versions:
Allem Anschein nach bist Du's (Ain't No Sunshine) (track 2)
later versions:
recording of:
It Takes Two (track 6)
Nowhere to Run (track 8)
Say You, Say Me (track 1)
Do You Love Me (1962) (track 11)
You Can’t Hurry Love (1966-06 – 1966-07) (track 16)
I Want You Back (The Jackson 5 song) (1969-07) (track 13)
Let’s Get It On (1973-03-22) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Vereinzelt Schauer (track 2)
Polka Party! (track 1)