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Discovering Motown No.26

Discovering Motown No.26

Playing tracks by

Chuck Jackson, Kim Weston, The Spinners, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Billy Eckstine and more.

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global oldies chart, 3rd in the global northern soul chart, 7th in the global old school chart and 16th in the global soul chart.

Motown historian Steve Devereux presents another hand-picked selection of hits and rarities.

First broadcast on Radio Cardiff 98.7FM, June 2014


Motor City Soul Club

That Spinners song is so ridiculously good - probably the best Spinners song I've heard. Hard to believe it never saw the light of day, and it looks like it STILL hasn't been issued on wax? As they once sang, "It's a shame."

Discovering Motown

What amazes me (and yes, you're right, it's amazing), is how often that happens in the course of putting these things together - I've got playlists mapped out for at least the first fifty (!) hours, but I still come across things on random compilations, or album tracks and B-sides I'd previously overlooked, which catch me unawares and which I just HAVE to include because of their obvious awesomeness and their need to be shared with my listeners. Astonishing strength in depth. Which is why I do the show (and the blog) in the first place, I guess.

Discovering Motown

Again, this was pre-recorded at an ungodly hour in the morning rather than broadcast live. That's my excuse, anyway. Enjoy!