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Greatest Hits And Rare Classics (CD) Kim Weston: Greatest Hits And Rare Classics (CD) Art-Nr.: CD554513

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Rare Tracks From Detroit Vol.7 (CD, Ltd.) Various: Rare Tracks From Detroit Vol.7 (CD, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: CDBAR154

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The Complete Duets (2-CD) Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: The Complete Duets (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD0164022

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Live...plus - 24 Bit Mastering COMMODORES: Live...plus - 24 Bit Mastering Art-Nr.: CD017214

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I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters JACKSON 5: I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters Art-Nr.: CD1358902

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J Is For Jackson 5 JACKSON 5: J Is For Jackson 5 Art-Nr.: CD1409702

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Let's Get It On...plus (Rarities Edition) Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On...plus (Rarities Edition) Art-Nr.: CD1460902

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What's Going On (2-CD - 1-LP) Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (2-CD - 1-LP) Art-Nr.: CD1555202

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The 'Motown' sound is commonly referred to as the Rhythm 'n' Blues - and Soul music, written and recorded between 1959 and 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. The term 'Motown' is made up of the words ‚motor‘ and 'town' and is an allusion to the car city of Detroit, where  companies such as 'Ford', 'Chrysler' and 'General Motors' had their production halls and offices and which have shaped Detroit to this day, both positively and negatively.

Musically speaking, the 'Motown' sound did not exist at all - it was coined by the press and most of all associated with Berry Gordy Jr. and the 'Tamla / Motown' labels. This "sound" was recorded almost 24 hours a day in the company's own  ‚Hitsville‘ studio, mostly under the direction of well-known production teams, such as Holland / Dozier / Holland, Whitfield / Strong or Ashford / Simpson, who in turn also influenced the Motown sound with their own compositions.

Furthermore, in the studio always the same accompanists were used, which were also referred to as the 'Funk Brothers'. The 'Funk Brothers' coined the' Motown 'sound, especially with their saxophone breaks, played by Mike Terry, Thomas, Beans' Bowles and Teddy Buckner, the bass lines of James Jamerson and the drums of Benny Benjamin.

Among the most popular artists of the 'Motown' song are u.a. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Contours, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Martha Reevs & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Junior Walker & The All-Stars, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers just to name a few.

At Bear Family Records you'll find all the well-known and lesser known representatives of the 'Motown' sound

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The 'Motown' sound is commonly referred to as the Rhythm 'n' Blues - and Soul music, written and recorded between 1959 and 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. The term 'Motown' is made up of the words ‚motor‘ and 'town' and is an allusion to the car city of Detroit, where  companies such as 'Ford', 'Chrysler' and 'General Motors' had their production halls and offices and which have shaped Detroit to this day, both positively and negatively.

Musically speaking, the 'Motown' sound did not exist at all - it was coined by the press and most of all associated with Berry Gordy Jr. and the 'Tamla / Motown' labels. This "sound" was recorded almost 24 hours a day in the company's own  ‚Hitsville‘ studio, mostly under the direction of well-known production teams, such as Holland / Dozier / Holland, Whitfield / Strong or Ashford / Simpson, who in turn also influenced the Motown sound with their own compositions.

Furthermore, in the studio always the same accompanists were used, which were also referred to as the 'Funk Brothers'. The 'Funk Brothers' coined the' Motown 'sound, especially with their saxophone breaks, played by Mike Terry, Thomas, Beans' Bowles and Teddy Buckner, the bass lines of James Jamerson and the drums of Benny Benjamin.

Among the most popular artists of the 'Motown' song are u.a. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Contours, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Martha Reevs & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Junior Walker & The All-Stars, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers just to name a few.

At Bear Family Records you'll find all the well-known and lesser known representatives of the 'Motown' sound

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Sophisticated Soul (CD) The Marvelettes: Sophisticated Soul (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT5430

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(Motown) 12 tracks 1968 AAD Stereo
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A' Go-Go - Expanded Edition (2-CD) The Supremes: A' Go-Go - Expanded Edition (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT48670

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(Motown) 53 Tracks - Deluxe Digipack - The first No. 1 record of the pop band, 'A' Go-Go' (1966), re-released as a 2-CD set for the 50th anniversary. Besides remastered original recordings of the album in mono and stereo versions, the...
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Greatest Hits Vol.2 (CD) Stevie Wonder: Greatest Hits Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT530213

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On The Detroit Beat - Motor City Soul UK Style 1963-67 (CD) Various: On The Detroit Beat - Motor City Soul UK Style... Art-Nr.: CDTOP1539

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks It may seem unbelievable in 2019 but there was a time when Motown was not a household name in the UK. Around 40 Motown singles were released here between 1959 and 1964, not one making a dent in our charts until...
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Reach Out (CD, Limited Edition) The Four Tops: Reach Out (CD, Limited Edition) Art-Nr.: CD782100

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(Culture Factory) 12 Tracks - Digisleeve - Limited Edition - Original 1960s Motown Masters!
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Four Tops On Top (CD, Limited Edition) The Four Tops: Four Tops On Top (CD, Limited Edition) Art-Nr.: CD782099

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(Culture Factory) 12 Tracks - Digisleeve - Limited Edition - Original 1966 Motown Masters!
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Detroit - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD) Various: Detroit - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD) Art-Nr.: CD898163

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(Motown) 14 tracks The greatest hits of that time are included on 14 tracks, including songs by Martha Reeves, The Dramatics, Marvin Gaye, The Roots and John Coltraine - and many more!
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Marvin Gaye - 3 Original CDs (3-CD) Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye - 3 Original CDs (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD089682

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(Spectrum) 56 tracks CD set from the late Soul great containing a trio of full-length releases housed together in one package: I Heard I Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye & Friends (a compilation of duets) and Tamla/Motown Early Classics.
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For This I Thank You - Motown R&B, Popcorn And Rock'n'Roll (3-CD) Various: For This I Thank You - Motown R&B, Popcorn And... Art-Nr.: CD001821

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(Fantastic Voyage) 89 tracks
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While The City Sleeps (CD) The Spinners: While The City Sleeps (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP481

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(Ace Records) 25 tracks with 16 page booklet The Detroit vocal group’s “2nd Time Around” album, originally released in 1970, with 13 bonus tracks including 10 previously unissued masters from the Motown vaults. The majority of tracks...
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Call Me - Livin' For You (CD, Cut-Out) Al Green: Call Me - Livin' For You (CD, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: CD804023-C

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(Motown) 18 tracks
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Anthology (CD) The Jackson 5: Anthology (CD) Art-Nr.: CD965025

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(Motown Records) 36 tracks
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Motown's Greatest Hits (CD) The Four Tops: Motown's Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CD530016

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(Motown Records) 20 tracks
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Baby I've Got It!: More Motown Girls (CD) Various: Baby I've Got It!: More Motown Girls (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP1524

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(Ace) 24 tracks. Many moons have passed since our last 'Motown Girls' project was released – but these things take time and a great deal of patience. We’re confident followers of the series will find this new volume well worth the wait....
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Let's Get It On (CD) Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT64021

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​(Motown Records) 10 tracks
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Go Ahead & Back Up (CD) Bobby Darin: Go Ahead & Back Up (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRGM0714

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(Real Gone Music) 24 tracks Bobby Darin joined Motown Records in 1970, inaugurating the final phase in a remarkable career that saw him transform from a rock-and-roll teen idol to a sophisticated swinger to a socially conscious folkie....
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The Motown Years (CD) Gladys Knight & The Pips: The Motown Years (CD) Art-Nr.: CD5443132

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(Spectrum) 18 tracks
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The Motown Songbook (CD) Various: The Motown Songbook (CD) Art-Nr.: CDVSOP180

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(Connoisseur) 20 tracks
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Hotter Than July (CD) Stevie Wonder: Hotter Than July (CD) Art-Nr.: CD620529

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(Motown Records) 10 tracks
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Looking Back 1961-1964 (2-CD) Mary Wells: Looking Back 1961-1964 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD625326

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(Motown Records) 43 tracks, remastered from the original mono masters, 19-page booklet, essay by David Ritz
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Truly Yours...plus (CD) The Spinners: Truly Yours...plus (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP371

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(2012/ACE) 26 tracks with 20 page booklet. The renowned Detroit group's debut album with bonus material incl. 10 unissued masters from the Motown vaults. In 1961 they had their first hit on Tri-Phi Records with 'That's What Girls Are...
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The E Of Everything (CD) The Elgins: The E Of Everything (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPOG6236

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(Pot Of Gold Records) 14 tracks (59:44)
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The Supremes 70's Greatest Hits And Rare Classics (CD) The Supremes: The Supremes 70's Greatest Hits And Rare... Art-Nr.: CDMOT530050

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(Motown) 22 Tracks - Fantastic Motown compilation of The Supremes' best 1970s soul grooves!
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Essential Stevie Wonder (2-CD) Stevie Wonder: Essential Stevie Wonder (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDWD72585

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(Motown) 39 Tracks - 12 page booklet - Fantastic Tamla-Motown anthology, starting when he was still 'Little' Stevie Wonder, 1963-1972! Rare German Pressing!!
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Rare Tracks From Detroit Vol.7 (CD, Ltd.) Various: Rare Tracks From Detroit Vol.7 (CD, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: CDBAR154

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(Marginal) 28 Tracks - A collection of previously unreleased and hard-to-find items for your Motortown collection! Limited Edition!
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Greatest Hits And Rare Classics (CD) Kim Weston: Greatest Hits And Rare Classics (CD) Art-Nr.: CD554513

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(1999/Motown) 20 tracks 1963-66
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Early Classics (CD) Mary Wells: Early Classics (CD) Art-Nr.: CD552124

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(Motown-Spectrum) 18 tracks ​
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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Greatest Hits (CD) Martha Reeves: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT52042

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(1987/Motown) 12 tracks, Stereo, A Motown Compact Classic, Music That Makes Memories
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Greatest Hits (CD) Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT52252

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(1986/Motown) 12 tracks
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20th Century Masters - The Best Of (CD) Junior Walker & The All Stars: 20th Century Masters - The Best Of (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMT92832

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(2000/Motown) 11 tracks
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You Keep Me Hangin' On (CD) Diana Ross & The Supremes: You Keep Me Hangin' On (CD) Art-Nr.: CD530792

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(Spectrum) 20 tracks
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The Definitive Collection (CD) Diana Ross & The Supremes: The Definitive Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CDUNI80542

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(2008/Motown-Universal) 18 Tracks (51:23) - cool booklet (12 pages full color) Top Sound!
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The Best Of The Spinners (CD) The Spinners: The Best Of The Spinners (CD) Art-Nr.: CD3746351992

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(Motown) 10 tracks
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The Early Years - Rare Recordings 1962-63 (CD) Brenda Holloway: The Early Years - Rare Recordings 1962-63 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1241

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(Ace Records) 22 tracks with 16 page booklet. - We’ve always known that Brenda Holloway was not your run-of-the-mill Motown diva. One of the imprint’s first signings from outside Detroit and its environs, Brenda grew up far from the...
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The Motown Anthology (2-CD) The Elgins: The Motown Anthology (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD980089

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(Universal/Motown) 50 tracks 1961-67 with 12 page booklet. - Featuring the Downbeats and Saundra Mallett & The Vandellas !
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The Artistry Of Brenda Holloway (CD) Brenda Holloway: The Artistry Of Brenda Holloway (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP406

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(Ace Records) 22 tracks with 16 page booklet. - We provided an appetiser to the career of Brenda Holloway with “The Early Years - Rare Recordings 1962-1963”, issued on CDCHD 1241 in 2009. Now we serve up the main course with this...
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The Definitive Collection (CD Album) The Marvelettes: The Definitive Collection (CD Album) Art-Nr.: CDMOT77333

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(2008/UNIVERSAL) 18 tracks
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Romancin' The '60s (CD) Frankie Valli: Romancin' The '60s (CD) Art-Nr.: CD990802

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(2007/UNIVERSAL/MOTOWN) 13 tracks (47:42) produced by Bob Gaudio - special bonus track 'On Broadway' feat. THE JERSEY BOYS - a stunning new album of all time favorites !!
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Home Cookin' (CD) Jr. Walker & The All Stars: Home Cookin' (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT0402

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(1994/Motown) 10 Tracks - CD reissue of his original 1968 Motown vinyl album! It's funky!
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The Definitive Collection (CD) Mary Wells: The Definitive Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT77335

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(2008/UNIVERSAL) 18 tracks
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Best Of Motown (10-CD Box Set, Ltd.) Various: Best Of Motown (10-CD Box Set, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: CD983394

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(2005/UNIVERSAL) 158 tracks - original recordings - last copies! Tiny cute box with 10 theme-CDs (Love, Duets, Meet The Beatles etc.) long time deleted - we still got it available, limited numbers only!
$89.81
Motown Christmas Vol.2 Various: Motown Christmas Vol.2 Art-Nr.: CD556947

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(2002/Universal)18 tracks, original Tamla-Motown recordings, 1965-1991, with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, a.m.o. - MM/Bear Family Records
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Exposed & Valerie Simpson - Two Original Classic Soul Albums Valerie Simpson: Exposed & Valerie Simpson - Two Original... Art-Nr.: CDCAROLR006

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(2015/Motown) 21 tracks - two Motown Soul albums by Valerie Simpson from 1971 and 1972!
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Finders Keepers - Motown Girls 1961-67 (CD) Various: Finders Keepers - Motown Girls 1961-67 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP1364

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks - Motown's feminine side, including 12 unissued masters from the vaults.
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Detroit Special: Motor City Roots (2-CD) Various: Detroit Special: Motor City Roots (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS248

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(2014 JASMINE) 56 tracks, 2-CD
$19.04
50th.The Singles Collection 1961-69 (3-CD) Diana Ross & The Supremes: 50th.The Singles Collection 1961-69 (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD1594302

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(2011/HIP-O) 82 tracks - Limited 18.5x21cm Digibook (60 pages).
$56.11
What's Going On (2-CD - 1-LP) Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (2-CD - 1-LP) Art-Nr.: CD1555202

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(2011/MOTOWM) 46 tracks, original album plus 28 bonus tracks (12 unreleased), booklet. Gatefold/Klappcover.
$61.73
J Is For Jackson 5 JACKSON 5: J Is For Jackson 5 Art-Nr.: CD1409702

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CD on MOTOWN RECORDS by JACKSON 5 - J Is For Jackson 5
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Icon Love Songs Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Icon Love Songs Art-Nr.: CDMOT15126

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For Once In My Life (1968) Stevie Wonder: For Once In My Life (1968) Art-Nr.: CD6352342

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CD on MOTOWN RECORDS by Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life (1968)
$13.76
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