Motown 50 Fanthology

Motown 50 Fanthology


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The compilation Motown 50 Fanthology commemorates the 50th anniversary of the founding of Motown Records in 2009 with 50 familiar hits spread across two discs. None of those hits actually dates back to 1959, however, and, in fact, the core of the collection is drawn from the label's late-'60s and early-'70s heyday with acts such as the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder. There are a handful of mid-'60s tracks by the likes of the Four Tops, the Supremes, and Martha & the Vandellas, some material from the '80s by Lionel Richie and Rick James, and even a couple of '90s tunes by Boyz II Men. The sequencing in non-chronological, which can be jarring, such as when the Gladys Knight & the Pips version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is followed by James' "Super Freak." Some tracks are featured in unusual versions, such as single edits or rare stereo mixes. There are many compilations of Motown hits, of course, and this is just another one.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2009
Label: Motown
UPC: 0602527131245
catalogNumber: 001320902
Rank: 669

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Clifton Davis   Composer
Commodores   Arranger,Producer
Marvin Gaye   Composer,Producer
Rick James   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Lionel Richie   Composer,Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Reggie Andrews   String Arrangements
Nick Ashford   Composer,Producer
Dallas Austin   Producer
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Johnny Bristol   Composer,Producer
Henry Cosby   Composer,Producer
Hal Davis   Composer,Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer,Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Willie Hutch   Composer
Ronald LaPread   Composer
Daniel LeMelle   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Alonzo Miller   Composer,Executive Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Walter Orange   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Joe Porter   Producer
Paul Riser   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer,Producer
Art Stewart   Producer
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Milan Williams   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Babyface   Composer,Producer
Thomas McClary   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
William Witherspoon   Composer,Producer
Jackey Beavers   Composer
Christine Yarian   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination

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