Producers: Smokey Robinson, Clarence Paul, Berry Gordy, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Recorded between 1962 & 1964. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This sharply focused compilation presents the finest mid-1960s Motown recordings by the label's leading solo lady, Mary Wells. The no-frills track listing features Wells's major hits of the era, many of which were penned by Smokey Robinson, including the shimmering "You Beat Me to the Punch" and "My Guy," her breezy take on "My Girl." Although THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION is a more comprehensive anthology, 20TH CENTURY MASTERS is ideal for those seeking a concise, well-selected sampler of the soulful singer's star-making early career.