A Tribute To Holland, Dozier, Holland: The Motorcity Recordings
by Various Artists

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  • Released: August 30, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Empire Musicwerks


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Performers include: Levi Stubbs, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Kim Weston, Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, The Contours, Syreeta, Betty Lavette, Rare Earth, The Velvelettes, Rose Banks.
It's got the latter-day versions of groups like Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and the Contours, not to mention Levi Stubbs leading the "Motorcity All-Stars," but that shouldn't stop anyone from picking up this 20-song collection of new recordings. The artists have held together well, and they do their best to forge a compromise between their early-'60s sounds and mid-1990s expectations; "Heatwave" has a prominent harp arpeggio ornamenting its verses, but the arrangement is good and the singing is a good match for what we remember. Most of the rest matches up, from Kim Weston's version of "Helpless" to Rare Earth and their version of "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone." A couple of recent Supremes are here, and they hold their own, though the sound of the drums throughout most of this stuff is a little too up front. Other acts include Rose Banks ("You Keep Me Hangin' On"), Sherrie Taylor ("Love Is Like an Itching In My Heart"), Syreeta ("Reflections"), and the Velvettes ("Come See About Me"). ~ Bruce Eder

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  • Sales Rank: 59,181
  • UPC: 654545073229
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