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NOW It's Time To Pimp Motown


12/04/2008
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(PR) NOW That's What I Call Motown is the latest release from the hugely successful NOW That's What I Call Music! series, which has collectively scanned over 70 million units in the U.S. over the last decade. The album will be released on CD and digitally on January 13.

NOW That's What I Call Motown features 25 of the most beloved, timeless classics, R&B and soul tracks from some of the greatest music artists of all-time, with its release marking the legendary label's 50th anniversary since Berry Gordy established the original "Hitsville U.S.A." at 2648 West Brand Boulevard in his hometown of Detroit.

The tracks include Barrett Strong "Money (That's What I Want)" (co-written by Gordy), The Miracles "Shop Around" (the label's very first R&B #1 in 1961), The Marvelettes "Please Mr. Postman" (its first Pop #1), Mary Wells "My Guy," The Temptations "My Girl" and "I Can't Get Next to You," The Supremes "Stop in the Name of Love" and "You Keep Me Hangin' On," Marvin Gaye "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" and "Let's Get It On," Smokey Robinson & the Miracles "The Tears of a Clown," The Jackson 5 "I Want You Back," Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," Edwin Starr "War," The Commodores "Brickhouse," Diana Ross "Upside Down" and Rick James "Super Freak," among others.

NOW That's What I Call Motown follows the release of the 10-CD deluxe Motown: The Complete No. 1's box set on Motown/UMe, on December 9.



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