Underrated Motown songs?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tamla Junkie, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Thanks so much for turning me on to Spyder Turner's song...I love it when singers name check other artists and this one is a classic in that genre!
     
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  2. jmj190

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    Another Mary Wells gem , B-side of My Guy , & a better track in my opinion, Oh Little Boy ( What Did You Do To Me ) - Mary Wells


     
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  3. trebori

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    That's one intense track. I bought My Guy as a single when it came out and when I flipped it over it scared me. I eventually grew to like this more than My Guy as well. It's produced by the great Andre Williams.
     
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  4. Stereosound

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    How about a sound alike?
     
  5. troggy

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    The Hornets - "Give Me A Kiss". ;)
     
  6. Tamla Junkie

    Tamla Junkie Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I love "Angel", both versions by the Satintones, and the Marvelettes version.
     
  7. Tamla Junkie

    Tamla Junkie Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  8. Tamla Junkie

    Tamla Junkie Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  9. troggy

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    Don't remember if it charted or not but The Marvelettes "Ill Keep On Holding On" is pretty great.
     
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  10. jmj190

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    B-side of He Was Really Sayin' Something ( which failed to reach the top 50 ) - The Velvelettes- Throw A Farewell Kiss

     
  11. heliocentric

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  12. troggy

    troggy Forum Resident

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    Also, the Velvelettes "Needle In A Haystack".
     
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  13. Tamla Junkie

    Tamla Junkie Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I'm a huge Motown fan, but even I hesitate to call any Motown recording absolutely flawless. This though, is a flawless, perfect recording. :love:

     
  14. smallworld

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    Kiki Dee - The Day Will Come Between Sunday and Monday

     
  15. 389 Tripower

    389 Tripower Forum Resident

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    IMO - This cover version "Tops" the Left Banke's version.
     
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  16. John54

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    On top of what I've already posted, Ask the Lonely and If I Were a Carpenter by the Four Tops.
     
  17. zebop

    zebop Well Known Member

    And not released until 2004, tragic...
     
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  18. SuntoryTime

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    "Is That Enough?" by Marvin Gaye (and the whole Here, My Dear album is an underappreciated classic, in my humble opinion.)

     
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  19. rlp

    rlp New Member

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    Oooh ... i love this topic! Here are a few of my faves:

    Scorpio
    The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game by Blinky
    Asky Any Man
    Contract On Love
    Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)
     
  20. jerrygene

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    RIP and J Geiles

     
  21. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    wow I was gonna vote/write for this one too
     
  22. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    also Leaving Here by Eddie Holland!

    but First the purse, money...

    Money by Barrett Strong
    War by Edwin Starr

    I can't go through if they've been mentioned, pardon.
     
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  23. FriendlyRanger

    FriendlyRanger Well-Known Member

    His fourth A-side would be the one that everybody would remember but I've always liked this third A-side from Jimmy Ruffin.

     
  24. mesfen

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    Much different beast than the Temp's version
     
  25. scousette

    scousette Well-Known Member

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    Another shout out for My Mistake by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye.
     
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