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Discovering Motown No.39

Discovering Motown No.39

Playing tracks by

J. J. Barnes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Marvelettes, The Miracles and more.

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global northern soul chart, 1st in the global oldies chart, 2nd in the global old school chart and 11th in the global soul chart.

Motown historian Steve Devereux presents another hand-picked selection of hits and rarities from the world's greatest record label.

First broadcast on Radio Cardiff 98.7FM, August 2014


John Lester

Great show. Brought back a few school day memories for me.

Discovering Motown

Thanks for your kind words as always, John! Glad you enjoyed.

John Lester

You can hear Ronald Isley also singing in the background on One Too Many Heartaches. The Andantes are on it too.

John Lester

That's Smokey to be heard at 8.57....he was mouthing the lyrics to David.


Thanks for playing Jr Walker!!

Discovering Motown

Happy to oblige!

Trevor Simpson

Nice selection of music,J.J.,was a better traveling performer than most,in the 70ts ,it seems he was on every week for long enough,hope he gets better soon

Discovering Motown

Thanks Trevor, glad you enjoyed! Get well soon Mr Barnes.

Motor City Soul Club

Just talked to J.J. the other day. He's doing better following his bout of ill health. A shame how Motown killed his career.

Discovering Motown

Good to hear. Motown could still make this right even now with a proper retrospective set while there's still time for the great man to see it.