Thursday, June 14, 2012

Oldtimer Souldies Series No. 9 - Motown Memoriez

The Veteranos have taken a trip to the Motor City for our latest offering. As you would expect, most of these tracks are from the Tamla-Motown stable, although there are a couple from other Detroit labels too. Berry Gordy's troops were notorious for covering each other's songs so there are quite a few  examples of that here. The rare color cover pic is from the  Tops' appearance on British television in March 1970. It's from a recently discovered, color video recording of them performing “I Can’t Help Myself” on March 15 for Sir David Frost’s “Frost on Sunday” variety show. I managed to see them at the Finsbury Park Astoria in North London on that particular U.K. trip of theirs - memorable performance and incredible atmosphere ! Maybe you can get the same sense of nostalgia listening to this set. Enjoy, and let us know ! RossyBoy for The Veteranos

Track list:
01 - Jimmy Ruffin - In The Neighborhood (RossyBoy)
02 - The Gaslight - Here's Missing You (Mello)
03 - The Temptations - Don't Look Back (East LA Guy)
04 - Stevie Wonder - I Hear A Symphony (BillyMac)
05 - The Four Tops - Stay In My Lonely Arms (RossyBoy)
06 - Nolan Strong & The Diablos - Since You've Gone (Mello)
07 - The Velvelettes - Selfish Lover (East LA Guy)
08 - Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Feel Like Makin' Love (BillyMac)
09 - Marvin Gaye - Soulie (RossyBoy)
10 - The Miracles - Oh Be My Love (Mello)
11 - The Contours - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (East LA Guy)
12 - Barbara McNair - My World Is Empty Without You (BillyMac)
13 - The Sisters Love - My Love Is Yours (Till The End Of Time) (RossyBoy)
14 - The Spinners - That's What Girls Are Made For (Mello)
15 - The Isley Brothers - Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam) (East LA Guy)
16 - Martha & The Vandellas - Love, Guess Who (BillyMac)
17 - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - (Come Around Here) I'm The One You Need (RossyBoy)
18 - Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts (Mello)
19 - David Ruffin - One More Hurt (East LA Guy)
20 - The Marvelettes - You Ain't Livin' Until You're Lovin' (BillyMac)
21 - The Supremes feat. Susaye Greene - I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking (RossyBoy)
22 - The Superlatives - I Don't Know How (To Say I Love You) (Mello)
23 - The Spinners - The Girl's Alright With Me (East LA Guy)
24 - Kim Weston - Come And Get These Memories (BillyMac)

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  1. Ahh Yeah..I know this one is gonna be off the hook...especially if the veteranos are visiting motown...Gracias for the share carnals...

  2. THANKS RossyBoy, Mello, East LA Guy & BillyMac!!!!!!! The Veteranos holding it down again with this one! Much appreciation to you guys for the dope comp!