unknown motown songs

The Killer Meters-Freak/Black Mountain

Holy great new music, Batman! I just discovered this band while doing a little spot of Youtube-ing, and, um….whoa. They’re dropping big stinky funk bombs all over the UK and EU. Check ‘em out at http://www.myspace.com/thekillermetersfunk and send some US love their way!

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Posted in Unknown Songs on December 13th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – Jenny Take A Ride

Falling Somewhere in the Venn Diagram intersection of soul, doo-wop and motown music, the group of white boyz known as Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels definitely sounds more enthusiastic than they look playing “Jenny Take a Ride” in this Swingin’ Time clip. But the groove is rock solid, the chorus feel-good, and the organs help accent the classic “wall of sound” approach. Plus you get to hear Ryder before his solo career, which extends all the way to 2009.

Speaking of recent times, the prolific Ryder sounds pretty peeved he’s not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Ryder: “There’s six members on the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame board of directors and three of those men are my enemies. So what are my chances of getting in there?”). How bout some Rust Belt love for Ryder, Cleveland?

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Posted in Forgotten Music on April 15th, 2010 by Burgess –

The Jackson Five – Who’s Loving You

I don’t think I need to say much about The Jackson Five. “Who’s Loving You” is my favorite Jackson Five song and also the best display of Michael Jackson’s voice as a child.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music on September 1st, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

The passing of Michael Jackson yesterday was very sad and unexpected. I spent all night listening to Michael Jackson songs (it’s 4:30 am as I write this post to be published in the morning). There are tons of great Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 songs. I think the best way to pay respects is not to post an obscure Michael Jackson tune, but my favorite one. “I Want You Back” is without a question my favorite Michael Jackson tune. I created a new category for this post – Dedication. I did this because I don’t think this song is necessarily forgotten, unknown, or underplayed. Let me know what you think.


R.I.P. Michael Jackson

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Posted in Dedication on June 26th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –