Colour Combination – Jack Hammer

Every Single Motown 'A-Side': Still Struggling to Stay Relevant

Episode 64

Episode date - September 18, 2009

How Music Changed

    Our 64th show dedicated to playing every single Motown A-side from the label’s inception until its move to L.A. at the end of 1971, catches the label in the throes of struggling to remain relevant.

    Yes, they still had chart hits, and yes, much of the material was quite good, but the label simply was not as relevant as it had once been, and the chart positions of the label’s biggest stars spoke volumes about how much had changed since the mid-60s.

    Songs from this show include;

    Touch – The Supremes

    Bless You – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

    Colour Combination – Jack Hammer

    Got to Be There – Michael Jackson

    I’m Still Waiting – Diana Ross

    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Suzee Ikeda

    Whatever Happened to Love – Tom Clay

    When Sundown Comes – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

    Superstar (Remember How You Got Where you Are) – The Temptations

    Satisfaction – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

    We’ve Only Just Begun/ I‘ll Be There – Tony and Carolyn

    Channel 137 - Every Single Motown 'A-Side'