Various Artists

Motown Mod Fave Raves, Vol. 2

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This second -- and long overdue, horribly-titled -- volume in the Motown Mod Fave Raves series issued in Europe has more hits than the first set had, but other than Martha Reeves' "Heat Wave," Shorty Long's ubiquitous "Function at the Junction," the Miracles' "C'mon Do the Jerk," and the Temptations' "(I Know) I'm Losin' You," there are other cuts that don't make the compilation circuit often enough -- Kim Weston's "Helpless," Earl Van Dyke's crushing groover "Soul Stomp," Chris Clark's "From Head to Toe," and Barbara McNair's "You're Gonna Love My Baby" are all welcome additions to the general selection. In all there are 20 cuts, and there's not a weak one in the bunch. Those who are looking for the more up-tempo side of the Motown sound will find this one satisfying.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:34
2 2:37 Amazon
3 2:45
4 2:41
5 3:00
6 2:27
7 2:44
8 2:16 Amazon
9 2:27
10 2:47
11 2:49
12 2:56 Amazon
13 2:58
14 2:40
15 3:04
16 2:54
17 2:45
18 3:13 Amazon
19 2:37
20 2:45 Amazon
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