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Covered With Soul Vol. 19 – Motown Edition

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Covered With Soul 19

This is the second Motown edition in the Covered With Soul series. One song sums up the series: Margie Joseph’s version of The Supremes’ “Stop In The Name Of Love”. It begins as a straight cover until halfway through Margie goes freewheeling with the song in the manner of Isaac Hayes.

“Cloud Nine” opened the first Motown edition in the series, in Marvin Gaye’s version, and it closes this mix, in an interpretation by the Mar-Keys which gives the appearance of having been created with the aid of certain mind-altering substances.

As far as I can tell, two of the songs here were released on Motown: The Undisputed Truth’s take on The Temptations’  “Just My Imagination” and The Dynamic Superiors’ version of Marvin & Tammi’s “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”. One little twist here is that “For Once In My Life”, the Stevie Wonder hit covered here by the magnificently named Rosetta Hightower, was originally recorded by Jean DuShon, whom we hear doing Marvin Gaye’s “Hitch Hike”.

And if the voice of James Gilstrap, featured here with a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar”, sounds familiar, it might be because you hear him dueting in the first verse of Stevie Wonder’s “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”.

1. Anna King – Come And Get These Memories (1964)
2. Jean DuShon – Hitch Hike (1964)
3. Calvin Scott – Can I Get A Witness (1972)
4. David Porter – The Way You Do The Things You (1970)
5. The Undisputed Truth – Just My Imagination (1973)
6. The Main Ingredient – Superwoman (1973)
7. The Dynamic Superiors – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing (1975)
8. Aretha Franklin – Tracks Of My Tears (1969)
9. Jackie Wilson – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1968)
10. Linda Jones – Dancing In The Street (1972)
11. James Gilstrap – Ain’t That Peculiar (1975)
12. Mike James Kirkland – Baby I Need Your Loving (1972)
13. Margie Joseph – Stop! In The Name Of Love (1971)
14. Thelma Jones – I Second That Emotion (1978)
15. The Jackson 5 – Standing In The Shadows Of Love (1968)
16. Roberta Flack – You Are Everything (1978)
17. O.C. Smith – My Cherie Amour (1969)
18. Erma Franklin – For Once In My Life (1969)
19. Rosetta Hightower – Stoned Love (1971)
20. Donnie Elbert – Heard It Thru The Grapevine (1974)
21. The Mar-Keys – Cloud Nine (1971)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    April 10th, 2014 at 07:19 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Cidinha
    April 10th, 2014 at 15:18 | #2

    Thank you!! I love it!!

  3. richsoul
    April 12th, 2014 at 19:24 | #3

    Thanks always look forward to your covered soul series, especially the covers.

  4. dogbreath
    April 14th, 2014 at 15:05 | #4

    Very cool & a fine piece of assembly work as always. Many thanks.

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