Every Single Motown 'A-Side': Singles In An Album Market
Episode date - September 11, 2009
As we progress deeper into 1971, you can literally hear how Motown’s relevance began to taper off (with Marvin Gaye’s entry being an obvious exception).
The label just didn’t have the juice it once had, and Berry Gordy’s focus was intensely aimed at the west coast and the movie industry, so it was no real surprise when the singles began to lose their luster, Of course, by this time, Motown was a singles label in an album market, which only made things worse. Nevertheless, the material itself wasn’t so bad, even if it was no longer topping the charts and influencing an entire generation.
Songs from this show include;
My Piece of Heaven – The Rustix
Surrender – Diana Ross
Can’t It Wait Until Tomorrow – Valerie Simpson
Happiness – Lodi
Mac Arthur Park, pt. II – The Four Tops
Funky Rubber Band (vocal) – Popcorn Wylie
I’m an Easy Rider – My Friends
Who You Gonna Run To – Chuck Jackson
Act Like a Shotgun – G.C. Cameron
Walk Down the Path of Freedom – Sunday Funnies
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Marvin Gaye
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