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Motown Overseas

05/26/12 8:00PM By Joel Najman

AP Photo
The American pop group, "The Four Tops," pose at Heathrow airport in London in 1966. From left to right are, Abdul Fakir, Levi Stubbs, Lawrence Payton and Renaldo Benson.
From the early to mid 1960's Berry Gordy's Motown Record Company grew to be a major player in the world of contemporary popular music. With this success, Gordy envisioned his "Sound Of Young America" as a major force in international markets, and with that in mind, he had his top recording artists re-record a number of their domestic hit singles in foreign languages for distribution overseas.
 
This week Joel Najman's My Place program presents a collection of rarely heard recordings by the Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and others singing phonetically in Spanish, Italian and French.

Playlist

8:03pm

Where Did Our Love Go
Artist Name: The Supremes
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Motown 1060
 

8:06pm

Baby Baby, Wo Ist Usere Lieb
Artist Name: The Supremes
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: CBS 1719
Note: German release
 

8:09pm

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Artist Name: Marvin Gaye
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Tamla 54107
 

8:12pm

We Schon Das Ist
Artist Name: Marvin Gaye
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: CBS 1840
Note: German release
 

8:15pm

Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
Artist Name: Stevie Wonder
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Tamla 54188
 

8:18pm

Mi Ayer Tu Ayer El Ayer
Artist Name: Stevie Wonder
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Tamla Motown M5077
Note: Spanish release
 

8:21pm

I'm Ready For Love
Artist Name: Martha & The Vandellas
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Gordy 7056
 

8:24pm

Yo Necesito De Tu Amor
Artist Name: Martha & The Vandellas
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Tamla Motown M5076
Note: Spanish release
 

8:27pm

The Way You Do The Things You Do
Artist Name: The Temptations
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Gordy 7028
 

8:30pm

Sei Solo Tu
Artist Name: The Temptations
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Tamla Motown TM8006
Note: Italian release
 

8:33pm

As Long As I Know He's Mine
Artist Name: The Marvelettes
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Tamla 54088
 

8:36pm

Poisque Je Sais Quil Est A Moi
Artist Name: The Velvelettes
CD/Album: Velvelettes Motown Anthology
Record co./Cat #: Universal UK B0002Z9YGY
Note: UK release
 

8:39pm

Reach Out I'll Be There
Artist Name: Four Tops
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Motown 1098
 

8:42pm

Gira Gira
Artist Name: Four Tops
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Tamla Motown TM8014
Note: Italian release
 

8:45pm

Blue Bird
Artist Name: The Temptations
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: CBS 1840
Note: German release
 

8:50pm

You Keep Me Hangin' On
Artist Name: The Supremes
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Motown 1101
 

8:55pm

Se Il Filo Spezzerai
Artist Name: The Supremes
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Tamla Motown TM8004
Note: Italian release
 
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