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Motown Guy Groups

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I can't see rhyme or reason for this one. Every one of these tracks can be easily found on other, more essential collections than Motown Guy Groups. This is creative packaging at its worst. You get one cut each from the Contours, the Four Tops, the Jackson Five, the Originals, and Junior Walker & the All Stars(?); yes, technically, the All Stars was a guy group, but isn't their inclusion a bit of a stretch? There's two tracks from Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, and a whopping three from the Temptations. No problem with the songs, all stellar performances, but the concept is trivialized into a cheap horse and pony show. And to make matters worst, the info sucks.

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