Finders Keepers: Motown Girls 1961-67
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Finders Keepers: Motown Girls 1961-67
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  • Released: April 2, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Ace Records UK

Tracks:

  • 1.Let Love Live (A Little Bit Longer) - The Velvelettes
  • 2.Don't Turn Your Back On Me - Brenda Holloway
  • 3.When Somebody Loves You (You're Never Alone) - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • 4.No More Tearstained Make Up - Martha & The Vandellas
  • 5.Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers - The Marvelettes
  • 6.Do You Know What I'm Talkin' About - LaBrenda Ben
  • 7.What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One - Mary Wells
  • 8.Dance Yeah Dance - Thelma Brown
  • 9.(Like A) Nightmare - The Andantes
  • 10.Long Gone Lover - The Supremes
  • 11.Lover Boy - Carolyn Crawford
  • 12.Till Johnny Comes - Brenda Holloway
  • 13.Camel Walk - Saundra Mallet & The Vandellas
  • 14.My Black Belt - Hattie Littles
  • 15.Build Him Up - Martha & The Vandellas
  • 16.I Cant Help It, I Gotta Dance - LaBrenda Ben
  • 17.Buttered Popcorn - The Supremes
  • 18.Grass Seems Greener (On The Other Side) - The Marvelettes (sic)
  • 19.He Don't Care About Me - The Miracles
  • 20.You'll Never Cherish A Love So True ('Til You Lose It) - The Vells
  • 21.If Wishes Came True - Anita Knorl
  • 22.So Let Them Laugh At Me - Linda Griner
  • 23.I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - Liz Lands
  • 24.It's Too Soon To Know - Kim Weston

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Keith Hughes.
Recording information: California; Chicago, IL; Hittsville USA Studio, Detroit, MI; New York.
Illustrators: Andy Rix; Lars-G”ran Nilsson; Mick Patrick.
The very title of Ace's Finders Keepers: Motown Girls 1961-67 suggests this 2013 collection digs deep into the vaults, excavating sides that are rarely -- or possibly never -- heard. And that is indeed true: half of these 24 songs are unissued, while much of the rest were unearthed at a relatively recent vintage, either in the late '90s or early 2000s. That leaves just a handful of songs released at the time: Martha & the Vandellas' album track "No More Tearstained Make Up," Mary Wells' Detroit hit "What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One," the Adantes' "(Like A) Nightmare," the Supremes album track "Long Gone Lover," Saundra Mallett & the Vandellas' "Camel Walk," LaBrenda Ben's "I Can't Help It, I Gotta Dance," the Supremes' "Buttered Popcorn," the Miracles (not Smokey's group) with "He Don't Care about Me," and the Vells' "You'll Never Cherish a Love So True ('Til You Lose It)." Of these, only the Wells was a big hit -- it reached Billboard's R&B Top 10 in 1963 -- but the hook of this compilation is how everything here is vaguely familiar yet unheard. Some of these sides were clearly destined for the vaults as they lack distinction (or border on the silly, as on Hattie Littles' "My Black Belt"), and the cuts gathered at the end (Liz Lands, Kim Weston) emphasize Motown's enduring fascination with supper club crossover crooning. Fortunately, Finders Keepers is sequenced cleverly, so the slight unevenness of the material isn't readily apparent. Instead, this plays a bit like an unexcavated jukebox from the '60s, one that contains a few period pieces that are overshadowed by the songs that feel like they could've been hits. Those are the tunes that make digging into this disc a joyful thing. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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