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Motor Town Soul

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Motor Town Soul
Motor Town Soul


Detroit was and is the American "Motor Town". However, the hometown of the three largest American automakers is also one of the most important birthplaces of the music we call "Soul". The economic boom had brought many black Americans to the steel and car metropolis, and the demand for musical entertainment in the local clubs and also for records by the most successful musicians was high. At the same time "Soul music" began its triumphal rise at the end of the 1950s.

Detroit had its first big soul star in Jackie Wilson, from under whose shadow new talents soon emerged. Vocal groups like The Miracles (with Smokey Robinson), The Supremes (with Diana Ross) and The Marvelettes made a giant leap from Doo Wop to this new black pop music, which made its way to the top via constant hits, extensive tours and a huge TV presence to become the only serious rival of the British invasion around the Beatles and Rolling Stones. Aretha Franklin grew up in Detroit, but the reverend's daughter began developing her jazz roots before becoming the "Queen of Soul". The soul legends Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, who already proved their exceptional talent with their debut albums, also were an early part of the success story of "Motor Town Soul". Many singers made great singles, but remained One-Hit-Wonders, as exemplified by the recordings of groups such as the Pyramids or soloists like Vivian Collins. However, they all helped make Detroit the Mecca of Soul of the 1960s.


  1. Name
  2. Who's Loving You
  3. (You Can) Depend on Me
  4. Heart Like Mine
  5. Shop Around
  6. Won't You Take Me Back
  7. Cause I Love You
  8. Your Love
  9. After All
  10. Way Over There
  11. Money
  12. Don't Leave Me
  13. That's The Way I Feel
  14. Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues
  15. Mama
  16. Ain't It Baby
  17. Determination
  18. You Never Miss A Good Thing
  19. Embraceable You
  20. The Only One I Love
  21. Broken Hearted
  22. I Can't Believe
  23. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
  24. My Funny Valentine
  25. Witchcraft
  26. Easy Living
  27. How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)
  28. Love for Sale
  29. Always
  30. How High the Moon
  31. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
  32. Never Let You Go
  33. You Don't Know What Love Is
  34. Stubborn Kind of Fellow
  35. Pride and Joy
  36. Hitch Hike
  37. Got to Get My Hands on Some Lovin'
  38. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
  39. Soldier's Plea
  40. It Hurt Me Too
  41. Taking My Time
  42. Hello There Angel
  43. I'm Yours
  44. Come to Me
  45. I Don't Want to Take a Chanc
  46. Bye Bye Baby
  47. Shop Around
  48. I Love the Way You Love
  49. I'm Gonna Stay
  50. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
  51. Bad Boy
  52. I'm So Sorry
  53. Please Forgive Me
  54. The One Who Really Loves You
  55. Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
  56. You Beat Me to the Punch
  57. I've Got a Notion
  58. The Day Will Come
  59. Strange Love
  60. You're My Desire
  61. I'll Still Be Around
  62. She Don't Love You
  63. Drifting Love
  64. Angel
  65. I Want a Guy
  66. Please Mr. Postman
  67. So Long Baby
  68. I Know How It Feels
  69. Way Over There
  70. Happy Days
  71. You Don't Want Me No More
  72. All the Love I Got
  73. Whisper
  74. Oh I Apologize
  75. Mashed Potato Time
  76. Love Letters
  77. The One Who Really Loves You
  78. Twistin' The Night Away
  79. Hey Baby
  80. Twistin' Postman
  81. Good Luck Charm
  82. Slow Twist
  83. Lover Please
  84. Dream Baby
  85. Fingertips
  86. The Square
  87. Soul Bongo
  88. Manhattan at Six
  89. Paulsby
  90. Some Other Time
  91. Wondering
  92. Session Number 112
  93. Bam
  94. Hallelujah I Love Her So
  95. Ain't That Love
  96. Don't You Know
  97. The Masquerade
  98. Frankie & Johnny
  99. Drown in My Own Tears
  100. Come Back Baby
  101. Mary Ann
  102. Sunset
  103. My Baby's Gone
  104. Jamie
  105. True Love Will Go A Mighty Long Way
  106. If It's Love (It's Alright)
  107. What About Me
  108. It's Not Too Late
  109. (If) Cleopatra Took A Chance
  110. Take A Chance On Me
  111. Last Night I Had A Vision
  112. A Little Bit Of Lovin'
  113. Gotta Have Your Love
  114. Money
  115. Way Over There
  116. Shop Around
  117. Bye Bye Baby
  118. Oh! Lover
  119. Depend On Me
  120. Please Forgive Me
  121. Who's Loving You
  122. Oh I Apologize
  123. That's Why I Love You So Much
  124. Your Heart Belongs to Me
  125. Who's Loving You
  126. Baby Don't Go
  127. Buttered Popcorn
  128. I Want a Guy
  129. Let Me Go the Right Way
  130. You Bring Back Memories
  131. Time Changes Things
  132. Play a Sad Song
  133. Never Again
  134. (He's) Seventeen
  135. Shake Sherry
  136. You Better Get in Line
  137. The Stretch
  138. It Must Be Love
  139. Whole Lotta' Woman
  140. Claudia
  141. So Grateful
  142. The Old Miner
  143. Funny
  144. Playboy
  145. Mix It Up
  146. Beechwood 4-5789
  147. I'm Hooked
  148. Forever
  149. Someday
  150. Goddess of Love
  151. You Should Know
  152. (I've Got To) Cry Over You
  153. Old Folks Twist
  154. White House Twist
  155. Twistin' The World Around
  156. Twist A La B.G.
  157. Flying Circle Twist
  158. Mexican Twist
  159. Congo Twist
  160. Christmas Twist
  161. Twisting Ales Style
  162. Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet
  163. I´m Wandering
  164. We have Love
  165. To Be Loved
  166. Lonely Teardrops
  167. I´ll Be Satisfied
  168. That´s Why I Love You So
  169. Little Miss Ruby
  170. You (You You You)
  171. (Where´s the Joy) In Nature Boy
  172. Shock
  173. Merry-Go-Round
  174. It Moves Me
  175. Everybody´s Going
  176. Magic Mirror
  177. Will You Love Me
  178. The Last Laugh
  179. You Lied
  180. My Letter
  181. I Know How It Feels
  182. Shakin´ Fit
  183. That´s No Way To Spend My Time
  184. Devils In His Heart
  185. Don´t You Know (How You Thrilled Me When You Kissed Me)
  186. Answer Me
  187. You Made Me Love You
  188. I Told You So
  189. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
  190. Nobody Like You
  191. Exactly Like You
  192. It's So Heartbreakin'
  193. Rough Lover
  194. Blue Holiday
  195. Just For You
  196. That Lucky Old Sun
  197. I Surrender
  198. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
  199. Don't Cry
  200. Try A Little Tenderness
  201. I Apologize
  202. Without The One You Love
  203. Look For The Silver Lining
  204. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
  205. Just For A Thrill
  206. God Bless The Child
  207. I'm Wandering
  208. How Deep Is The Ocean
  209. I Don't Know You Anymore
  210. Lover Come Back To Me
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