Various Artists

Motown Mod Fave Raves, Vol. 1

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Another in the endless line of Motown repackages done on the European side of the Atlantic, this one has some well-known cuts, as well as a few lesser-known -- but not obscure -- selections as well. Some of the better-known tracks, hits like Barrett Strong's "Money (That's What I Want), and the Contours' "First I Look at the Purse," and the Miracles "Going to a Go-Go," and Martha & the Vandellas' read of "Hitch Hike" have shown up on other comps, but never on an up-tempo groover like this one. These picks are juxtaposed against stuff that the collectors have had for years perhaps, but the rest of us missed, like Eddie Holland's vocal, piano and horn rave-up -- based on Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips, Part 2" -- "Leaving Here," and Earl Van Dyke's killer instrumental dance jams "6X6," that uses the Tijuana Brass M.O. and turns it inside out -- and the finger-poppin' classic "All For You." And that's not even half of the stuff here. Solid.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:37
2 2:27
3 2:30
4
2:21
5 2:31
6 2:45
7 2:28
8 2:34
9 2:34
10 2:54
11
2:39 Amazon
12 2:58
13 2:57
14 2:31
15 3:03
16 2:50
17 2:33
18 2:25
19 2:40
20 2:55 Amazon
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