Various Artists

Motown Instrumentals

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An interesting concept album that bears reissuing and remastering on CD. "Hungry for Love" by the San Remo Golden Strings actually surfaced on Golden World Records, a label that Motown (Natural Resources) acquired. It charted on the R&B and pop charts; its successor, "Festival Time," was less successful but had the same swinging groove as "Hungry." The Crusaders hit on Motown's Chisa label with the lazy, shuffling "Way Back Home." The Temptations' "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and Rare Earth's "Get Ready" went under the edit knife and had the vocals removed. Jr. Walker's sassy sax sound captivates on "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and the syncopated "Cleo's Back." Obscure items from Jermaine Jackson and the Commodores round out the package.