Sunday, 28 August 2011

Motown CC

50 years ago Motown CC gained its first US number 1, Please Mr Postman by the Marvelettes, subsequently covered to good effect by the Beatles and many others.  This began of a period of supremacy at the top of the averages.   Fantasy Bob acknowledges that cricket songs are few and far between in Motown's back catalogue.  In fact not only that, they are non-existent. As usual he fails to understand why this should be.  He assumes it is not deliberate just an accidental collective oversight by many fine artists.

Despite this perplexing lacuna Motown churned out great pop songs one after another guaranteed to get any dance floor jumping.  Here is FB's selection as the all time First XI of Motown CC

Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Reach Out - The Four Tops
Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Baby Love - The Supremes
You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
The Happening - The Supremes
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Night and the Pips
Get Ready - The Temptations
Same Old Song - The Four Tops
I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
Dancin' in the Streets - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

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