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Track Listing
1. BYE BYE BABY Mary Wells (Motown 1003)
2. PLEASE FORGIVE ME Mary Wells (Motown 1003)
3. I DON'T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE Mary Wells (Motown 1011)
4. I'M SO SORRY Mary Wells (Motown 1011)
5. STRANGE LOVE Mary Wells (Motown 1016)
6. COME TO ME Mary Wells (Motown 1016)
7. THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU Mary Wells (Motown 1024)
8. I'M GONNA STAY Mary Wells (Motown 1024)
9. YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH Mary Wells (Motown 1032)
10. OLD LOVE (LET'S TRY IT AGAIN) Mary Wells (Motown 1032)
11. TWO LOVERS Mary Wells (Motown 1035)
12. OPERATOR Mary Wells (Motown 1035)
13. SHOP AROUND Mary Wells (From the LP 'Bye Bye Baby - I Don't Want To Take A Chance ' Motown MLP600)
14. I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE Mary Wells (From the LP 'Bye Bye Baby - I Don't Want To Take A Chance ' Motown MLP600)
15. LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE Mary Wells (From the LP 'Bye Bye Baby - I Don't Want To Take A Chance ' Motown MLP600)
16. BAD BOY Mary Wells (From the LP 'Bye Bye Baby - I Don't Want To Take A Chance ' Motown MLP600)
17. TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT Mary Wells (From the LP 'The One Who Really Loves You' Motown MLP605)
18. I'VE GOT A NOTION Mary Wells (From the LP 'The One Who Really Loves You' Motown MLP605)
19. THE DAY WILL COME Mary Wells (From the LP 'The One Who Really Loves You' Motown MLP605)
20. YOU'RE MY DESIRE Mary Wells (From the LP 'The One Who Really Loves You' Motown MLP605)
21. I'LL STILL BE AROUND Mary Wells (From the LP 'The One Who Really Loves You' Motown MLP605)
22. SHE DON'T LOVE YOU Mary Wells (From the LP 'The One Who Really Loves You' Motown MLP605)
23. DRIFTING LOVE Mary Wells (From the LP 'The One Who Really Loves You' Motown MLP605)
Artist:
Mary Wells
Title:
The Early Years: Complete Motown 1960-62
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACMCD4400
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
Mary Wells occupies a unique niche in pop music in that she was the first female artist on any of Motown’s labels to have a hit record, and she remained as the vanguard in that regard until leaving the label in 1964, her hits during those years helping to define the Motown sound and style. Starting out as a budding songwriter and singer in Detroit, when she was 17 years old, she approached label founder Berry Gordy Jr. with a song she had written for Jackie Wilson – hearing her voice, he signed her on the spot. In 1960 he made the R&B Top 10 and pop Top 50 with her first release, her own song “Bye Bye Baby”, and over the next two years had four more hits from her five releases, most notably the R&B No. 1s, which also made the pop Top 10, 'You Beat Me To The Punch' and 'Two Lovers', both written and produced by Smokey Robinson.This collection comprises the A and B sides of all he singles from these formative years, plus all the tracks from her two albums during this era, 'Bye Bye Baby - I Don't Want To Take A Chance' and 'The One Who Really Loves You', not otherwise released as singles. It naturally features the hits already mentioned plus the other chart entries from these releases 'I Don't Want To Take A Chance' and the R&B No. 2 'The One Who Really Loves You'. It’s a fascinating insight into the creative world of the early years of Motown, and a great showcase for one of the most distinctive voices of the era