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What's in Store
Various Artists
The Complete Motown Singles Vol 6: 1966
Disc 28
1. My Baby Loves Me - Martha & The Vandellas 
2. Never Leave Your Babyís Side - Martha & The Vandellas 
3. Together íTil The End Of Time - Brenda Holloway 
4. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers 
5. Thereís No Love Left - The Isley Brothers 
6. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers [alternate mix] 
7. One More Heartache - Marvin Gaye 
8. When I Had Your Love - Marvin Gaye 
9. Shake Me, Wake Me (When Itís Over) - Four Tops 
10. Just As Long As You Need Me - Four Tops 
11. Get Ready - The Temptations 
12. Fading Away - The Temptations 
13. Helpless - Kim Weston 
14. A Love Like Yours (Donít Come Knocking Everyday) - Kim Weston 
15. Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam) - The Monitors 
16. Number One In Your Heart - The Monitors 
17. I Miss You Baby (How I Miss You) - Marv Johnson 
18. Just The Way You Are - Marv Johnson 
19. Slender Thread - Billy Eckstine 
20. I Wish You Were Here - Billy Eckstine 
21. Whatís Easy For Two Is Hard For One - Connie Haines 
22. Walk In Silence - Connie Haines 
23. Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero 
24. Fight Fire With Fire - Frances Nero 
Disc 29
1. (Iím A) Road Runner - Jr. Walker & The All Stars 
2. Shoot Your Shot - Jr. Walker & The All Stars 
3. Function At The Junction - Shorty Long 
4. Call On Me - Shorty Long 
5. Truly Yours - The Spinners 
6. Where Is That Girl - The Spinners 
7. Nothingís Too Good For My Baby - Stevie Wonder 
8. With A Childís Heart - Stevie Wonder 
9. Youíre The One - The Marvelettes 
10. Paper Boy - The Marvelettes 
11. Come On And See Me - Tammi Terrell 
12. Baby Donítcha Worry - Tammi Terrell 
13. Itís My Time - The Mynah Birds 
14. Go On And Cry - The Mynah Birds 
15. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Chris Clark 
16. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart - The Supremes 
17. Heís All I Got - The Supremes 
18. Just A Little Misunderstanding - The Contours 
19. Determination - The Contours 
20. Take Some Time Out For Love - The Isley Brothers 
21. Who Could Ever Doubt My Love - The Isley Brothers 
22. Take This Heart Of Mine - Marvin Gaye 
23. Need Your Loviní (Want You Back) - Marvin Gaye 
24. Take This Heart Of Mine - Marvin Gaye [alternate mix] 
Disc 30
1. Ainít Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations 
2. Youíll Lose A Precious Love - The Temptations 
3. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Four Tops 
4. I Like Everything About You - Four Tops 
5. What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love - Martha & The Vandellas 
6. Go Ahead And Laugh - Martha & The Vandellas 
7. Whole Lot Of Shakiní In My Heart (Since I Met You) - The Miracles 
8. Oh Be My Love - The Miracles 
9. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin 
10. Baby Iíve Got It - Jimmy Ruffin 
11. Three Choruses Of Despair - Rick, Robin & Him 
12. Copper Kettle - Rick, Robin & Him 
13. Cause You Know Me - Rick, Robin & Him 
14. Just Walk In My Shoes - Gladys Knight & The Pips 
15. Stepping Closer To Your Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips 
16. I Guess Iíll Always Love You - The Isley Brothers 
17. I Hear A Symphony - The Isley Brothers 
18. La La La La La - The LaSalles 
19. This Is True - The LaSalles 
20. Blowiní In The Wind - Stevie Wonder 
21. Ainít That Asking For Trouble - Stevie Wonder 
22. Blowiní In The Wind - Stevie Wonder [alternate mix] 
23. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars 
24. Nothing But Soul - Jr. Walker & The All Stars 
25. Loveís Gone Bad - Chris Clark 
26. Put Yourself In My Place - Chris Clark 
Disc 31
1. You Canít Hurry Love - The Supremes 
2. Put Yourself In My Place - The Supremes 
3. Little Darling (I Need You) - Marvin Gaye 
4. Hey Diddle Diddle - Marvin Gaye 
5. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations 
6. Youíre Not An Ordinary Girl - The Temptations 
7. Reach Out Iíll Be There - Four Tops 
8. Until You Love Someone - Four Tops 
9. These Things Will Keep Me Loving You - The Velvelettes 
10. Hurt A Little Everyday - Brenda Holloway 
11. Where Were You - Brenda Holloway 
12. Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins 
13. Stay In My Lonely Arms - The Elgins 
14. Play It Cool, Stay In School - Brenda Holloway 
15. Everything Is Good About You - Barbara McNair 
16. What A Day - Barbara McNair 
17. And There You Were - Billy Eckstine 
18. A Warmer World - Billy Eckstine 
19. I'm Iím Ready For Love - Martha & The Vandellas 
20. He Doesnít Love Her Anymore - Martha & The Vandellas 
21. You Keep Me Hanginí On - The Supremes 
22. Mother You, Smother You - The Supremes 
23. Remove This Doubt - The Supremes 
24. Loraine Alterman Interviews Marvin Gaye 
25. The Teen Beat Song - Marvin Gaye 
Disc 32
1. (Come ĎRound Here) Iím The One You Need - The Miracles 
2. Save Me - The Miracles 
3. A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder 
4. Sylvia - Stevie Wonder 
5. Money (Thatís What I Want) (Part 2) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars 
6. Money (Thatís What I Want) (Part 1) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars 
7. (I Know) Iím Losing You - The Temptations 
8. I Couldnít Cry If I Wanted To - The Temptations 
9. Iíve Passed This Way Before - Jimmy Ruffin 
10. Tomorrowís Tears - Jimmy Ruffin 
11. Since I Lost You Girl - The Monitors 
12. Donít Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Do Today - The Monitors 
13. Some Day At Christmas - Stevie Wonder 
14. The Miracles Of Christmas - Stevie Wonder 
15. Some Day At Christmas - Stevie Wonder [alternate mix] 
16. Standing In The Shadows Of Love - Four Tops 
17. Since Youíve Been Gone - Four Tops 
18. It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston 
19. Itís Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love) - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston 
20. 6 By 6 - Earl Van Dyke & The Motown Brass 
21. (There Is) No Greater Love - Earl Van Dyke & The Motown Brass 
22. Goodnight Irene - The Originals 
23. Need Your Loviní (Want You Back) - The Originals 
24. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes 
25. I Think I Can Change You - The Marvelettes 
26. Mother You, Smother You - Christine Schumacher & The Supremes 
RELEASE DATE: November 24th 2006
CD Edition limited to 6000 non-numbered limited edition copies.
If you thought Volume 5 was the ultimate Motown singles box, bam! here comes Volume 6. This (once again) awesome set chronicles 1966, when 22 Motown A-sides reached the Top 20 and, quite remarkably, three-quarters of all Motown releases land someplace on the charts.
This is the year “The Sound of Young America” becomes an official slogan. When H-D-H and their brothers & sisters in music and spirited competition are making more sophisticated strides. The Supremes have four no. 1 hits in a row – again. The Four Tops hit no. 1 with “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” what many consider the greatest Motown record ever. When new artists from the Isley Brothers to Gladys Knight & The Pips make some mighty Motown noise – and another new act, those crazy kids called the Mynah Birds, make a helluva rock ’n’ soul record but it gets shuffled aside. (Well, until now).
The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1966, the latest release in our acclaimed series, showcases the exploding success of the classic label on a 5-CD, 125-track set. It features the A-side and B-side of every single released by Motown and its subsidiary labels during the year, including several alternate pressings. This volume is highlighted by hits from the Tops, the Supremes, the Temptations, the Isleys, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy “Brokenhearted” Ruffin, Martha & The Vandellas and more. Also included are rare tracks by Tammi Terrell, the Spinners, Billy “Mr. B” Eckstine, Earl Van Dyke, Rick Robin & Him, the LaSalles and many more. Among the fascinating obscurities is “The Teen Beat Song,” Marvin Gaye’s ode to the Detroit Free Press.
The release is the latest phase of a plan that extends through 2009, with issuing further volumes covering all of Motown’s single releases during its tenure in Detroit. The label moved to Los Angeles in 1972.
As with all previous volumes, packaging for the set resembles a scaled-down 78-rpm-era “album,” with cardboard sleeves to hold each of the discs, and 112 pages of rare photos and extensive liner notes. Each box will feature an actual reproduction 45 RPM single of the Four Tops’ smash, “Reach Out I’ll Be There” b/w “Until You Love Someone.” (Yes, it plays!)
Introducing the package is a vivid, personal essay by Motown songwriter (and former artist) Edward Holland, Jr., who remembers 1966 as his busiest year ever.
“I was so strongly caught up in the moment that I didn’t fully grasp what was happening to me or around me,” he writes. “Motown was on warp speed. We were young and enjoying what we were doing so much. It was never like work in the first place.”
Also included is a historical overview by Stu Hackel, a regular chronicler of Motown and soul music, who makes a strong case for Motown’s underappreciated political and musical influence. Track-by-track annotations have been written by noted authors and researchers Bill Dahl and Keith Hughes, with assistance by UMe VP Harry Weinger, who has overseen the series.
Only 6000 copies of this limited-edition box set will ever be manufactured.
HIP-OCRATES says: Northern soul favorite Frances Nero has her one classic single on this volume: “Keep On Lovin’ Me.” She got in the door at Motown by winning a radio station contest, beating out singer Ronnie McNeir. Nero was given her release from Motown soon after, but McNeir hung on to become a Motown solo act and producer in the 1970s, and in recent years he has been singing with the Four Tops.