Listing of song titles beginning with B : page 3



Beachcomber, The (Arthur Wright) published Jobete 15-Apr-64

[instrumental]

Stevie Wonder; recorded California, completed before 09-Apr-64 ; produced by Marc Gordon, Hal Davis

Jul-64; LP (M): Tamla TM255 Stevie At The Beach
1966; LP (S): Tamla S255 Stevie At The Beach
12-Oct-05; MP3 (S): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder
17-Dec-08; CD: Motown UICY-93867 Stevie At The Beach [Japan]


Bean Ball Epidemic (spoken word)

Red Jones; recorded live Hitsville

Sep-69; LP (S): Motown S691 Red Jones Steerikes Back


Beans (Thomas Bowles) published Jobete 15-Mar-65

alt title: Beans Bossanova

[instrumental]

Beans Bowles; recorded Hitsville, completed 13-Oct-62 ; produced by George Gordy ; [instrumental]

[unreleased]; LP (M): Workshop WSJ215 no title allocated
14-Dec-12; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release Motown Unreleased 1962: Jazz, Vol. 2


Beating Around The Bush (Alonzo Mitchell-Harvey Fuqua) published Birdsong/Jobete 08-Nov-61

alt title: Stop Beating Around The Bush

The Velvelettes; recorded Hitsville, completed 11-Mar-64 ; produced by William Stevenson

19-Mar-01; CD (M): Spectrum 544 467 2 The Best Of the Velvelettes [title shown as "Stop Beating Around The Bush"] [UK]
31-Oct-04; CD (S): Motown 980 9372 The Motown Anthology [title shown as "Stop Beating Around The Bush"] [UK]


Beatles Medley (Hey Jude/Eleanor Rigby/Blackbird) (John Lennon-Paul McCartney) published Maclen

Bobby Darin; recorded live Desert Inn, Las Vegas NV, 06-Feb-71 ; produced by Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson

[unreleased]; LP (S): Motown MS738 Live! At The Desert Inn
Apr-87; CD (S): Motown MOTD 6227 Live! At The Desert Inn


Beatnik Beat (Paul Gayten-Billy 'Roquel' Davis) published Ro-Gor 21-Mar-60

Paul Gayten; recording details unknown ; produced by Billy 'Roquel' Davis ; arranged by Riley C. Hampton

11-Mar-60; 45 (M): Anna 1112 A


Beautiful Brown Eyes (Grace Walters) published Pickwick

The Freeman Brothers; recorded Hitsville ; produced by Berry Gordy

31-Mar-65; 45 (M): Soul S 35011 B
04-Aug-06; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0006775-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5 1965


Beautiful Brown Eyes (Arthur Smith-Alton Delmore-Jerry Capehart) published Bourne

The Manhattans; recorded GW ; produced by Rob Reeco, Popcorn Wylie

05-Sep-64; 45 (M): Golden World GW 14 B


Beautiful Sound, A (Milton DeLugg-Anne DeLugg) published Kitty-Anne /Childhood

The Proud City Singers; recorded GW

Apr-66; 45 (M): Maltese MLT-103 A


Beautiful Women (Howard Hausey) published Jobete 16-Jan-64

Gene Henslee; recording details unknown ; produced by Al Klein

21-Jan-64; 45 (M): Mel o-dy 110 B
24-Feb-06; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0005946-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4 1964


Beauty (? Myers-? Nivons) published Bayr

Don McKenzie; recording details unknown

Dec-60; 45 (M): Ridge 6602 A


Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (Norman Whitfield-Edward Holland Jr) published Jobete 01-Sep-65

The Miracles; recorded Hitsville, completed 29-Apr-64 ; produced by Norman Whitfield ; [odb on the Temptations v1]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; 45 (M): Jobete
16-Nov-66; LP (M): Tamla T271 Away We A Go-Go
Dec-66; LP (S): Tamla S271 Away We A Go-Go
Jan-87; CD (S): Motown TCDO 8050 TD Doin' Mickey's Monkey / Away We A Go-Go
16-Feb-93; CD (M): Rhino R2 71181 Whatever Makes You Happy
07-May-01; CD (S): Motown 013 358 2 Going To A Go-Go / Away We A Go-Go [UK]
26-Mar-02; CD (S): Motown 017 227 2 Going To A Go-Go / Away We A Go-Go

Jimmy Ruffin; recorded Hitsville, completed 10-May-66 ; produced by Norman Whitfield ; [v2]

Mar-83; LP (M): Motown 5310 Motown Superstars Sing Motown Superstars [UK]
1998; CD (M): Motown SACD-MOTOWR Rare Gems From The Motown Vaults [promotional record for Tower Records music store chain]
12-Jan-04; CD (M): Motown 981 2006 Jimmy Ruffin - The Ultimate Motown Collection [UK]

The Temptations; recorded Hitsville, completed 11-May-66 ; produced by Norman Whitfield ; [v2 lead David Ruffin]

04-Aug-66; 45 (M): Gordy G 7055 A [first issue on arrowhead label]
16-Nov-66; LP (S): Gordy S919 Temptations' Greatest Hits
16-Nov-66; LP (M): Gordy G919 Temptations' Greatest Hits
Dec-67; LP (M): Motown M666 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 8
Dec-67; LP (S): Motown S666 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 8
Mar-70; LP (S): Gordy S950 Motown Winners' Circle - No. 1 Hits Vol. 5
23-Aug-74; LP: Motown M-782R3 Anthology
01-Jul-91; CD (S): Motown MOTD 5455 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 8
03-Nov-92; CD (M): Motown MOTD 6312 Hitsville USA The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
20-Sep-94; CD (M): Motown 530 338 2 Emperors Of Soul
May-95; CD (M): Motown 530 524 2 Anthology / The Best Of The Temptations
22-Aug-95; CD (S): Motown 530 522 2 Motown Year By Year / The Sound Of Young America 1966
1997; CD (S): Britannia 530 706/7/8 Motown: The History: The Love Songs [UK]
02-Aug-99; CD: Spectrum 530 795 2 My Girl [UK]
23-Oct-00; CD: Spectrum 544 383 2 From 1966-1969 [UK]
30-Jun-06; CD (S): Reader's Digest RDCD 5251-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - Male Groups
24-Nov-06; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0007872-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6 1966
07-Oct-11; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0154942-02 50th Anniversary | The Singles Collection 1961-1971

The Temptations; recorded live Roostertail, Detroit, completed 03-Oct-66

06-Mar-67; LP (M): Gordy G921 Temptations Live!
06-Mar-67; LP (S): Gordy S921 Temptations Live!
18-May-99; CD (S): Motown 31454 9515 2 Temptations Live!


Because (Dave Clark) published Ivy

The Supremes; recorded California, completed before 12-Sep-64 ; produced by Marc Gordon, Hal Davis

Oct-64; LP (M): Motown MT623 A Bit Of Liverpool
Oct-64; LP (S): Motown S623 A Bit Of Liverpool
23-Oct-00; CD (S): Motown 159 618 2 A Bit Of Liverpool / TCB (With The Temptations) [UK]


Because I Love Her (Berry Gordy) published Jobete

Eddie Holland; recording details unknown ; produced by Berry Gordy ; accompaniment The Rayber Voices

26-Oct-59; 45 (M): United Artists UA 191 A
30-Jan-12; CD (M): Ace CDTOP2 1331 It Moves Me - The Complete Recordings 1958-1964 [UK]

The Valadiers; recorded Hitsville, completed 25-Feb-62 ; produced by Berry Gordy

21-May-62; 45 (M): Gordy 7003 A
13-May-05; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0004402-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 2 1962


Because I Love Him (William Stevenson-Ivy Jo Hunter) published Jobete 01-Sep-65

The Marvelettes; recorded Hitsville, completed 30-Jul-64 ; produced by William Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter ; [odb on the Velvelettes]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; 45 (M): [no catalogue number]
28-Feb-00; CD (M): Spectrum 554 859 2 The Essential Collection [UK]
08-May-09; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0011516-02 Forever: The Complete Motown Albums Volume 1


Because I Love Him (Berry Gordy)

The Supremes; recording details unknown ; produced by Berry Gordy ; [v1]

25-Mar-08; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0003263-02 Let The Music Play: Supreme Rarities

The Supremes; recording details unknown ; [v2]

12-Mar-10; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0013788-02 Meet The Supremes - Expanded Edition


Because I Love You (Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Vernon Williams-Chester Scott) published Jobete

The Satintones; recording details unknown ; [2nd odb no group]

26-Apr-10; CD (M): Ace CDLUX 002 The Satintones Sing! - The Complete Motown and Tamla Singles Plus [2010 mix] [UK]


Because Of You (Arthur Hammerstein-Dudley Wilkinson) published Dash

Marvin Gaye; recorded N.Y. / Chicago, 03-Jan-64 ; produced by William Stevenson, Clarence Paul ; [2nd odb]

01-Apr-64; LP (M): Tamla TM251 When I'm Alone I Cry
1966; LP (S): Tamla S251 When I'm Alone I Cry
23-Aug-94; CD (S): Motown 530 356 2 When I'm Alone I Cry
23-Aug-94; CD (M): Motown 530 356 2 When I'm Alone I Cry


Because Of You (Arthur Adams)

Letta; recorded Hollywood, CA,

[unreleased]; LP (S): Chisa CS809 Mosadi
1973; LP (S): Tamla Motown TMC5242 I'll Never Be The Same [South Africa]


Bedtime For Toys (Ronald Miller-Orlando Murden) published Stein & Van Stock 15-Oct-67

Stevie Wonder; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 15-Aug-67 ; produced by Henry Cosby ; arranged by Wade Marcus

27-Nov-67; LP (M): Tamla T281 Someday At Christmas
27-Nov-67; LP (S): Tamla S281 Someday At Christmas
Nov-71; 45 (M): Tamla T 54214F B [cv]
29-Oct-01; CD: Spectrum 544 086 2 Someday At Christmas [UK]
Dec-04; CD (S): Motown 986 2772 The Best Of Stevie Wonder: The Christmas Collection
12-Oct-05; MP3 (S): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder
12-Oct-05; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder
20-Jan-09; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0012227-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 11B 1971


Beechwood 4-5789 (William Stevenson-Marvin Gaye-George Gordy) published Jobete 25-Jun-62

The Marvelettes; recorded Hitsville, completed 19-May-62 ; produced by William Stevenson ; [lead Gladys Horton]

11-Jul-62; 45 (M): Tamla T 54065 A
Jul-62; LP (M): Tamla TM231 Playboy
Nov-63; LP (M): Motown MT614 A Package Of 16 Original Big Hits
16-Feb-66; LP (S): Tamla S253 Marvelettes' Greatest Hits
16-Feb-66; LP (M): Tamla TM253 Marvelettes' Greatest Hits
Aug-66; LP (S): Motown S614 A Package Of 16 Original Big Hits
Oct-68; LP (M): Tamla Motown TML11077 Motown Memories Vol. 2 [UK]
Mar-70; LP (S): Gordy S950 Motown Winners' Circle - No. 1 Hits Vol. 5
15-May-75; LP (E): Motown M7-827R2 Anthology
01-Jul-91; CD (S): Motown MOTD 5448 A Package Of 16 Original Big Hits
13-Apr-92; CD (S): Motown MOTD 5473 Playboy
03-Nov-92; CD (M): Motown MOTD 6312 Hitsville USA The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
07-Sep-93; CD (M): Motown 37463 6259 2 Deliver: The Singles 1961-1971
1997; CD (S): Britannia 530 701 Motown: The History: In The Beginning [UK]
1997; CD (M): DPSM 5238 The Complete Motown Anthology Vol 2
10-Feb-98; CD (M): Motown 530 856 2 The Ultimate Collection
15-Aug-00; CD (S): Motown 159 407 2 Millennium Collection: The Best Of The Marvelettes
13-May-05; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0004402-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 2 1962
23-Feb-07; CD (M): Reader's Digest RDCD 5561-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - The Early Years
08-May-09; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0011516-02 Forever: The Complete Motown Albums Volume 1
08-May-09; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0011516-02 Forever: The Complete Motown Albums Volume 1

The Marvelettes; recorded live Regal, Chicago ; produced by Berry Gordy

Jul-63; LP (M): Tamla TM243 Recorded Live / The Marvelettes On Stage
08-May-09; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0011516-02 Forever: The Complete Motown Albums Volume 1


Before It's Over (Clarence Paul-George Fowler) published Jobete 01-Apr-65

Sammy Ward; recorded Hitsville, completed 23-Apr-63 ; produced by George Fowler ; accompaniment The Temptations ; [2nd odb]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; 45 (M): [no catalogue number]
03-Jun-02; CD (M): Motown 544 619 2 A Cellarful Of Motown! [UK]


Beg Me (Robert Fazio-Thomas Corio-Edwin Corliss) published Jobete 22-Sep-70

The Poor Boys; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 10-Jul-70 ; produced by Mike Valvano

Sep-70; LP (S): Rare Earth RS519 Ain't Nothin' In Our Pocket But Love


Beginning (Tom Bee-Michael Valvano) published Jobete 09-Dec-71

Xit; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 22-Oct-71 ; produced by Ralph Terrana, Russell Terrana, Mike Valvano

Feb-72; LP (S): Rare Earth R536L Plight Of The Redman
1993; CD: Sound Of America SOAR 101 Plight Of The Redman


Beginning Of The End (Berry Gordy) published Jobete 01-Jul-64

Tommy Good; recorded Hitsville, completed 09-Jun-64 ; produced by Berry Gordy ; [1st odb]

01-May-06; CD (M): Motown 983 7832 The Motown Collection [UK]


Beginning Of The End Of Love, The (Deke Richards-R. Dean Taylor-Debbie Dean) published Jobete 01-Aug-68

alt title: Can't Do Without It

The Supremes; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 26-Mar-68 ; produced by Deke Richards

29-Aug-00; CD (M): Motown 159 415 2 The Supremes
25-Mar-08; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0003263-02 Let The Music Play: Supreme Rarities [stereo mix]


Beginning Of The End, The (John Rhys-Dennis Coffey) published Myto/Jobete 23-Sep-65

Little John & Tony; recorded GW ; produced by John Rhys ; arranged by Dennis Coffey

Oct-65; 45 (M): Volkano V 5001 A


Beginning Of The End, The (Margaret Johnson) published Jobete 15-Aug-67

Chris Clark; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 18-Aug-67 ; produced by Berry Gordy

07-Sep-67; 45 (M): Motown M 1114 B [reissued on Motown 1121]
13-Feb-68; 45 (M): Motown M 1121 B [previously on Motown 1114]
07-Mar-05; CD (S): Motown 981 9564 The Motown Collection [UK]
25-May-07; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0008993-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7 1967

The Supremes; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 27-Mar-69 ; produced by Frank Wilson, Billie-Jean Brown

27-Mar-69; 45 (M): Motown MT 1146 B
Nov-69; LP (S): Motown S694 Cream Of The Crop
29-Aug-00; CD (S): Motown 159 415 2 The Supremes
23-Oct-00; CD (S): Motown 159 588 2 Let The Sunshine In / Cream Of The Crop [UK]
06-Dec-07; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0010270-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 9 1969
07-Oct-11; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0154943-02 50th Anniversary | The Singles Collection 1961-1969


Beginning Of The End, The (Neil Faigenbaum-Alan Nathanson)

Howl The Good; recorded Olympic Studio, London

Feb-72; LP (S): Rare Earth R537L Howl the Good


Beginning To Ending (George Fowler) published Jobete

alt title: Beginning To The Ending

The Supremes; recorded Hitsville, completed 06-May-63 ; produced by George Fowler

Dec-04; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0003696-02 Where Did Our Love Go 40th Anniversary Edition


Behind A Painted Smile (Ivy Jo Hunter-Beatrice Verdi) published Jobete 01-Feb-67

alt title: Behind A Faded Smile

The Isley Brothers; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 12-Jun-67 ; produced by Ivy Jo Hunter ; [v4]

28-Aug-67; LP (M): Tamla T275 Soul On The Rocks
28-Aug-67; LP (S): Tamla S275 Soul On The Rocks
05-Nov-68; 45 (M): Tamla T 54175 B
Oct-70; LP (E): Starline SRS5043 Isley Brothers Greatest Hits
26-Feb-91; CD (M): Motown MOTD 5483 Greatest Hits And Rare Classics
22-Jul-96; CD (S): Spectrum 552 122 2 Early Classics [UK]
1997; CD (S): Britannia 530 709 Motown: The History: The Happening [UK]
02-Nov-98; CD (S): Spectrum 554 146 2 Motown Chartbusters Volume 3 [UK]
17-Jul-00; CD (S): Spectrum 544 280 2 Tamla Motown Big Hits And Hard To Find Classics Volume 3 [UK]
11-Nov-02; CD (S): Motown 017 190 2 This Old Heart Of Mine / Soul On The Rocks [UK]
27-Jul-05; CD (S): Reader's Digest RDCD 4621-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - The Sixties
03-Oct-07; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0009708-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8 1968
21-Sep-09; CD (M): Motown 532 1498 The Motown Anthology [UK]
07-Dec-09; CD (M): Motown 00753 22709 A Complete Introduction To Tamla Motown [UK]


Behind Closed Doors (Kenny O' Dell) published House Of Gold

The Originals; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 04-Oct-73 ; produced by Freddie Gorman ; [lead Freddie Gorman/lead Hank Dixon/Ty Hunter]

Aug-74; LP (S): Soul S740L Game Called Love


Behind The Wall (B. Vera)

Gotham; recorded MoWest ; produced by Tom Wilson

Jul-72; LP: Natural Resources NR-104L Pass The Butter


Behold (James Jamerson-Ken Rice-Ted Sheely-Dennis Coffey-Eddie Willis) published Jobete

James Jamerson; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 21-Nov-68 ; produced by Henry Cosby

13-Mar-12; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0016212-02 The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums & More [1995 stereo mix]


Behold The Saints Of God (Norvis Grant) published Jobete

The Gospel Stars; recording details unknown ; produced by Berry Gordy

Feb-61; LP (M): Tamla TM222 The Great Gospel Stars
07-Mar-61; 45 (M): Tamla T 54037 B [2nd pressing - globes]
07-Mar-61; 45 (M): Tamla T 54037 B [1st pressing - stripes]
14-Jan-05; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0003831-21 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1 1959-1961


Believe In Me (Tom Baird) published Stein & Van Stock

The Supremes; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 19-Mar-68 ; produced by Norman Whitfield

25-Mar-08; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0003263-02 Let The Music Play: Supreme Rarities


Believe It Or Not (Berry Gordy) published Jobete 30-Nov-60

Barrett Strong; recording details unknown

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; 45 (M): [no catalogue number]
15-Mar-04; CD (M): Spectrum 980 7773 The Complete Motown Collection [UK]


Believe Me (Gwen Gordy Fuqua-Billy 'Roquel' Davis) published Earl,Fidelity

Little David Bush; recording details unknown

26-Jan-59; 45 (M): Vega V 1002 B


Bells, The (Iris Gordy Bristol-Elgie Stover-Marvin Gaye-Anna Gordy Gaye) published Jobete 01-Aug-68

The Originals; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 27-Oct-69 ; produced by Marvin Gaye ; arranged by Dave Van DePitte ; [lead Walter Gaines/lead Hank Dixon/lead Freddie Gorman/C.P. Spencer]

09-Jan-70; 45 (M): Soul S 35069 A [2nd pressing] [alt mix]
09-Jan-70; 45 (M): Soul S 35069 A [1st pressing]
Jun-70; LP (S): Soul SS724 Portrait Of The Originals
May-71; LP (S): Motown MS734 Motown Chartbusters Volume 4
20-Nov-72; 45 (M): Yesteryear Y477F A [previously on Soul 35069]
Feb-73; LP (S): Tamla Motown STML11217 The Motown Sound Volume One [UK]
03-Nov-92; CD (M): Motown MOTD 6312 Hitsville USA The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
1992; CD: Motown MOTD 5461 Portrait Of The Originals
1997; CD (M): DPSM 5943 The Complete Motown Anthology Vol 7
23-Mar-99; CD (S): Motown 31454 9506 2 The Very Best Of The Originals
26-Jun-00; CD (S): Spectrum 544 278 2 Tamla Motown Big Hits And Hard To Find Classics Volume 1 [UK]
01-Apr-02; CD: Spectrum 544 705 2 The Essential Collection [UK]
20-Dec-05; CD (S): Reader's Digest RDCD 5081-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - Midnight Soul
27-Jun-08; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0011056-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10 1970 [alt mix]
27-Jun-08; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0011056-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10 1970


Ben (Don Black-Walter Scharf) published Jobete 25-Jul-72

[from film "Ben"]

The Jackson 5; recorded live Los Angeles Forum, Inglewood CA, 26-Aug-72

11-Jun-10; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0014405-02 Live At The Forum

Michael Jackson; recorded MoWest ; produced and arranged by The Corporation TM

12-Jul-72; 45 (M): Motown M 1207F A [cv]
12-Jul-72; 45 (S): Motown M 1207F A [promo]
12-Jul-72; 45 (M): Motown M 1207F A [promo]
Aug-72; LP (S): Motown M755L Ben
Jul-86; CD: Motown MCDO 8000 MD Got To Be There / Ben
19-Oct-93; CD: Motown MOTD 6358 Hitsville USA The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992
27-Jun-95; CD: Motown 530 489 2 Soulsation! The 25th Anniversary Collection
1997; CD (S): Motown 530 714 2 Motown: The History: Musical Revolution [UK]
Jan-01; CD (S): Singing Machine G8856 Motown Classics - Stop! In The Name Of Love Vol. 6
Jan-01; CD (S): Singing Machine G8856 Motown Classics - Stop! In The Name Of Love Vol. 6 [band track]
20-Dec-05; CD (S): Reader's Digest RDCD 5081-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - Midnight Soul
10-Dec-13; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0019213-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 12B 1972


Benjamin (Nick Zesses-Dino Fekaris) published Jobete 02-Dec-68

The Vandellas; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 03-Mar-71 ; produced by Jimmy Roach

03-Mar-72; LP (S): Gordy G958L Black Magic
21-Aug-74; LP (S): Motown M7-778R2 Anthology
May-02; CD (S): Motown 016 838 2 Natural Resources / Black Magic [UK]


Benjie (Nickolas Ashford-Valerie Simpson) published Jobete 03-Jul-72

Valerie Simpson; recorded N.Y. / Hitsville-GW, completed 04-Mar-72 ; produced by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Jul-72; LP (S): Tamla T317L Valerie Simpson
11-Oct-04; CD (S): Spectrum 981 7630 The Collection [UK]


Benny The Skinny Man (Lamont Dozier-Gwen Gordy Fuqua-Billy 'Roquel' Davis) published Ro-Gor/Tri-Phi 17-Feb-61

Lamont Anthony; recording details unknown ; produced by Billy 'Roquel' Davis ; arranged by Billy 'Roquel' Davis, Sammy Lowe

11-Feb-61; 45 (M): Anna 1125 G A [second pressing]


Bernadette (Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr) published Jobete 31-Mar-67

Four Tops; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 25-Jan-67 ; produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier ; accompaniment The Originals

16-Feb-67; 45 (M): Motown M 1104 A [cv]
16-Feb-67; 45 (M): Motown M 1104 A [promo]
16-Feb-67; 45 (M): Motown M 1104 A [promo]
03-Apr-67; 45 (M): Tamla Motown TM8005 B [Italy]
Jul-67; LP (M): Motown M660 Reach Out
Jul-67; LP (S): Motown S660 Reach Out
Sep-67; LP (M): Motown M662 Four Tops' Greatest Hits
Sep-67; LP (S): Motown S662 Four Tops' Greatest Hits
Sep-68; LP (S): Motown S668 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 9
Sep-68; LP (M): Motown M668 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 9
Oct-70; LP (S): Motown MS715 Motown Chartbusters Volume 2
Mar-71; LP (S): Motown MS730 The Motown Story Volume 4 [with intro by Levi Stubbs]
Jul-74; LP (S): Motown M9-809R3 Anthology
01-Jul-91; CD (S): Motown MOTD 5456 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 9
03-Nov-92; CD (M): Motown MOTD 6312 Hitsville USA The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
07-Oct-97; CD (M): Motown 530 825 2 The Ultimate Collection
1997; CD (M): DPSM 5240 The Complete Motown Anthology Vol 4
1997; CD (S): Britannia 530 709 Motown: The History: The Happening [UK]
27-Jun-00; CD: Spectrum 530 791 2 Reach Out I'll Be There [UK]
Jan-01; CD (S): Singing Machine G8851 Motown Classics - Dancing In The Street Vol. 1
Jan-01; CD (S): Singing Machine G8851 Motown Classics - Dancing In The Street Vol. 1 [band track]
25-Sep-01; CD (M): Motown 314 556 225 2 Fourever
31-Dec-01; CD (S): Motown 013 360 2 On Top / Reach Out [UK]
24-Sep-02; CD (S): Motown 064 691 2 Standing In The Shadows Of Motown [band track]
13-Jan-04; CD (S): Motown B000048802 Anthology 50th Anniversary
11-May-04; CD (S): Motown 066 365-2 Standing In The Shadows of Motown - De Luxe [band track]
27-Jul-05; CD (S): Reader's Digest RDCD 4621-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - The Sixties
03-Aug-05; CD (S): Shout B0004999-02 The Motown Box
25-May-07; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0008993-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7 1967
25-May-07; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0008993-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7 1967 [promo version]
02-Apr-13; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0017484-02 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1964-1972

Claude François; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 05-Mar-71 ; produced by Henry Cosby ; [French lyrics, text Claude François, tape sent to France]

1971; LP: Disques Flèche ?– 6442.001 C'Est La Même Chanson [France]
2010; CD: Universal ?600753191491 C'Est La Même Chanson + Comme D' Habitude [France]


Best Friends (Guy Finley Jr-Tony Martin Jr) published Jobete 01-Nov-72

Martin & Finley; recorded MoWest ; produced by Bob Gaudio ; arranged by Bob Gaudio, Dave Van DePitte

[unreleased]; 45 (M): MoWest 5043F B
[unreleased]; LP (S): MoWest MW120L Dazzle 'Em With Footwork
19-Jun-74; LP (S): Motown M6-797S1 Dazzle 'Em With Footwork


Best Is Yet To Come, The (Carolyn Leigh-Cy Coleman) published Edwin H. Morris

Willie Kendrick; recording details unknown

[unreleased]; 45 (M): Check Mate 1009 A

The Miracles; recorded Hitsville, completed 15-Jul-65 ; produced by William Stevenson

22-Jul-65 [acetate]; 45 (M): CBMN 1940-NH1
27-Oct-98; CD (S): Motown 530 975 2 Motown Celebrates Sinatra


Best Part Of Me, The (no writer credited)

unidentified f singer; recording details unknown

Jan-65 [acetate]; LP (M): Hitsville


Betcha By Golly, Wow (Thom Bell-Linda Creed) published Bellboy & Assorted

The Miracles; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 02-May-72 ; produced by Johnny Bristol

27-Jul-72; LP (S): Tamla T318L Flying High Together
19-Aug-14; MP3: UMC Digital Release Flying High Together


Better Git Hit In Yo' Soul (Charlie Mingus) published Jazz Workshop

Pepper Adams; recorded N.Y., 12-Sep-63 ; produced by William Stevenson, Henry Cosby ; [v2]

10-Aug-64; LP (S): Workshop WJ219 Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus
10-Aug-64; LP (M): Workshop W219 Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus
18-Aug-03; CD (M): Fresh Sounds FSR CD 341 Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus [Spain]


Better Keep Movin' (George Kerr-Gerald Harris) published Maltese

The Perigents; recording details unknown ; produced by Mr Lucky

Oct-66; 45 (M): Maltese MLT-106 B


Better Late Than Never (William Robinson) published Jobete 15-Dec-61

Bobby Breen; recorded Hitsville, completed 12-Dec-63 ; produced by Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson

31-Jan-64; 45 (M): Motown M 1053 B
24-Feb-06; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0005946-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4 1964

Mickey McCullers; recorded Hitsville, completed 12-Nov-61 ; produced by Smokey Robinson

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; 45 (M): [no catalogue number]


Better Think It Over (William Stevenson-Ricardo Wallace) published Jobete

alt title: Think It Over

The Vandellas; recorded Hitsville, completed 18-Sep-62 ; produced by William Stevenson

14-Dec-12; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release Motown Unreleased 1962: Girls
29-Apr-13; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0017845-02 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1962-1972 [2013 mix]


Better Un-Said (George Fowler-William Robinson) published Jobete 15-Jun-65

LaBrenda Ben; recorded Graystone Ballroom, Detroit / Hitsville, completed 04-Sep-63 ; produced by George Fowler

17-Dec-13; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release Motown Unreleased 1963


Between Her Good-Bye And My Hello (Jim Weatherly)

Gladys Knight & The Pips; recorded MoWest ; produced by Joe Porter

Mar-74; LP (S): Soul S-741V1 Knight Time
May-74; 45: Soul S 35111F A
21-Mar-95; CD: Motown 530 483 2 Anthology / The Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips
06-Nov-06; CD (S): Motown 984 1941 Knight Time / A Little Knight Music [UK]


Between The Lines

The Mob; recording details unknown

18-Aug-71 [acetate]; LP: Motown Record Corporation


Beware Of A Stranger (Valerie Simpson-Nickolas Ashford) published Jobete 15-Nov-67

Tammi Terrell; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 12-Oct-67 ; produced by Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford

01-Oct-10; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0014792-02 Come On And See Me: The Complete Solo Collection

Syreeta Wright; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 16-Feb-68 ; produced by Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford

15-Oct-07; CD (M): Motown 530 3228 2 A Cellarful Of Motown! Volume 3 [UK]
30-Sep-16; CD (M): Kent CDTOP 455 Syreeta - The Rita Wright Years 1967-1970 [UK]


Bewildered (Teddy Powell-Leonard Whitcup) published Tee Pee,Whitcup

Amos Milburn; recorded Hitsville, completed 08-Nov-62 ; produced by Clarence Paul

06-Feb-96; CD (M): Motown 530 611 2 The Motown Sessions 1962-1964


Bewitched (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart) published Chappell

[from musical and film "Pal Joey"]

The Supremes; recorded L.A. / Hitsville-GW, completed 31-Jan-67 ; produced by Berry Gordy, Gil Askey

Jun-87; CD: Motown MCDO 9074 MD The Rodgers And Hart Collection
11-Dec-01; CD (S): Motown 016 409 2 Anthology
26-Mar-02; CD (S): Motown 016 817 2 Sing Rodgers And Hart - The Complete Recordings [alt version]


Beyond Myself (Jim Webb)

The Supremes; recorded MoWest ; produced by Jim Webb

Nov-72; LP (S): Motown M756L The Supremes Produced And Arranged By Jimmy Webb
01-Dec-06; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0005938-02 This Is The Story


Beyond The Sea (Charles Trenet-Jack Lawrence) published Chappell

Bobby Darin; recorded live Desert Inn, Las Vegas NV, 06-Feb-71 ; produced by Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson

Apr-87; CD (S): Motown MOTD 6227 Live! At The Desert Inn

Stevie Wonder; recorded California, completed before 09-Apr-64 ; produced by Marc Gordon, Hal Davis

Jul-64; LP (M): Tamla TM255 Stevie At The Beach
1966; LP (S): Tamla S255 Stevie At The Beach
28-Feb-00; CD (M): Spectrum 544 211 2 Early Classics [UK]
12-Oct-05; MP3 (S): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder
17-Dec-08; CD: Motown UICY-93867 Stevie At The Beach [Japan]


 

 

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