Brick House – The Commodores

Every Single Motown 'A-Sides": The Later Years

Episode 67

Episode date - October 10, 2009

How Music Changed

    I don’t mean to be crude, but it would have been almost poetic if this was Part 69 in our Motown series, because this show – rather coincidentally, really – collects some of the sexiest material ever released by the label.

    Partly, it really is no coincidence at all; Motown simply got ‘looser’ with its quality control standards, allowing stuff that previously would never have gotten past their built-in censors. Besides, the times demanded the change. The ‘70s were not called ‘the Me decade’ for nothing, and disco was nothing if not hedonistic.

    This show will also be a bit different from the others in this series in that we won’t do nearly as much talking, as we’d hate to disturb the mood…

    So, we start off with sexy material and ‘keep it up’, so to speak, for most of our show. Here’s what we feature in our 67th (damn….) episode dedicated to Motown;

    Touch Me in the Morning – Diana Ross

    Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

    Boogie Down – Eddie Kendricks

    Dancing Machine – The Jacksons

    Harmour Love – Syreeta

    Love Machine – The Miracles

    Quiet Storm – Smokey Robinson

    Love Hangover – Diana Ross

    I Want You – Marvin Gaye

    Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston

    Got to Give It Up – Marvin Gaye

    Brick House – The Commodores

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