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NO I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU LOVE ME – Tammi Terrell

NO I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU LOVE ME – Tammi Terrell

The Essential Collection is a compilation album for Motown soul singer Tammi Terrell, released by Universal Music Group’s Spectrum Music in the United Kingdom in 2001. The compilation includes Terrell’s only solo album, Irresistible in its entirety, several B-sides and unreleased tracks, and Terrell’s most famous duet recording with singing partner Marvin Gaye, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.​https://youtu.be/bX_4xUkgPf0

 

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“THE TEMPTATIONS – Beauty Is Only Skin Deep”

“THE TEMPTATIONS – Beauty Is Only Skin Deep”


Over the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles, and their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. The Temptations were the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award – for “Cloud Nine” in 1969[5] – and in 2013 received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Six of the Temptations (Edwards, Franklin, Kendricks, Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams) were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Three classic Temptations songs, “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”, and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations were also ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time.

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 “Martha and the Vandellas “Jimmy Mack!” 

 “Martha and the Vandellas “Jimmy Mack!” 




Jimmy Mack” is a pop/soul song that in 1967 became a hit single by Martha and the Vandellas for Motown‘s Gordy imprint. Written and produced by Motown’s main creative team, Holland–Dozier–Holland, “Jimmy Mack” was the final Top 10 hit for the Vandellas in the United States, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967 and at number-one on the Billboard R&B Singles chart.[1]

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THE ELGINS – HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU

THE ELGINS – HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU


“Heaven Must Have Sent You” is a song written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland when at Motown, and first recorded by The Elgins in 1966. It was also a 1979 disco hit single by Bonnie Pointer.

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The version by the Elgins, released on the Motown subsidiary V.I.P. Records label in 1966, reached no. 9 on the Billboard R&B chart and no. 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Popular on the Northern soul scene in the UK it was reissued in 1971, and reached no. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.[1][2][3] The Elgins’ backing vocals were augmented by The Andantes.

“Heaven Must Have Sent You”

was one of two remakes of Motown hits recorded by Bonnie Pointer for her 1978 self-titled solo debut album which was released by Motown: Pointer would state: “”I wanted to cut that tune and the other old Motown tune: ‘When I’m Gone’, simply because I’ve always dug them.”[5] Pointer has stated that she suggested to Berry Gordy that he have her remake “Heaven Must Have Sent You” as a disco track after Pointer had heard the Village People hit “Y.M.C.A.” and realized that “Heaven Must Have Sent You” would work well with an arrangement similar to that of “Y.M.C.A”.[6]

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“Shake Me, Wake Me”

“Shake Me, Wake Me”

Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)” is a 1966 song written and produced by Holland–Dozier–Holland and released as a single by the Four Tops on the Motown label. The song peaked at number eighteen on the US Pop Singles chart. It peaked at number five on the R&B singles chart.

Barbra Streisand recorded her version in her 1975’s album Lazy Afternoon, it was the second single of the album and peaked #14 on Dance Music/Club Play Singles and #10 on Disco Singles charts.

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