Listing of song titles beginning with B : page 4



Big Ben (film soundtrack)

Diana Ross; recording details unknown ; [film "Lady Sings The Blues"]

Oct-72; LP (S): Motown M758D Lady Sings The Blues
1986; CD: Motown MCDO 6133 MD Lady Sings The Blues


Big Boy (Wayne Henderson-Arthur Adams) published Four Knights

Monk Montgomery; recording details unknown

Jan-70; LP (S): Chisa CS801 It's Never Too Late
08-Nov-94; CD (S): MoJazz 530 403 2 It's Never Too Late


Big Brother (Stevie Wonder) published Stein & Van Stock 03-Oct-72

Stevie Wonder; recording details unknown

28-Oct-72; LP (S): Tamla T7-319R1 Talking Book
21-Mar-00; CD: Motown 157 579 2 Talking Book
12-Oct-05; MP3 (S): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder


Big City Babies Don't Cry (Ronald Miller-William O'Malley) published Stein & Van Stock 01-Dec-64

unidentified f singer; recording details unknown

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

The Supremes; recorded Hitsville, completed 16-Apr-65 ; produced by Hal Davis, Marc Gordon, Harvey Fuqua

[unreleased]; LP (M): Motown S628 There's A Place For Us
[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP (M): JD 337 [band track]
09-Jul-04; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0002663-02 There's A Place For Us


Big Joe Moe (William Stevenson-Brian Holland) published Jobete 19-Feb-62

Sammy Ward; recorded Hitsville, completed 09-Dec-61 ; produced by William Stevenson, Andre Williams ; [v3]

01-Mar-62; 45 (M): Tamla T 54057 A [artist shown as Singin' Sammy Ward]
13-May-05; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0004402-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 2 1962 [artist shown as Singin' Sammy Ward]


Big John Is My Name (Norman Whitfield)

alt title: Hannah

The Undisputed Truth; recorded MoWest ; produced by Norman Whitfield ; arranged by Paul Riser

Aug-74; LP (S): Gordy GS968 Down to Earth


Big Spender (Dorothy Fields-Cy Coleman)

The Supremes; recorded live Frontier, Las Vegas NV, 14-Jan-70 ; produced by Deke Richards

Apr-70; LP (S): Motown MS2-708 Farewell
13-Apr-92; CD: Motown MOTD2 5278 Captured Live On Stage!


Big Time Fun (Joanne Jackson Bratton) published Myto/Jobete 28-Jan-66

The Debonaires; recorded GW ; produced by Ed Wingate

Jun-66; 45 (M): Golden World GW 38 A


Big Wheel, The (Howard Hausey) published Jobete 08-Nov-63

Howard Crockett; recorded Texas ; produced by Al Klein

30-Oct-63; 45 (M): Mel o-dy 109 A
14-Oct-05; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0005352-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 3 1963


Bigger You Love (The Harder You Fall), The (Mel Larson-Jerry Marcellino) published Almo

The Supremes & Four Tops; recorded Hitsville-GW / Chicago, completed 26-Jul-71 ; produced by Bobby Taylor, Frank Wilson

Dec-71; LP (S): Motown M745L Dynamite
14-Aug-09; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0013119-02 Magnificent - The Complete Studio Duets

Bobby Taylor; recorded MoWest ; produced by Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino

01-May-06; CD (S): Motown 983 8511 The Motown Anthology [UK]


Bigger Your Heart Is (The Harder You'll Fall), The (Ronald Miller-William O'Malley) published Stein & Van Stock 01-Feb-65

Tony Martin; recorded L.A., completed before 06-Jul-65 ; produced by Marc Gordon, Hal Davis ; [v2]

16-Aug-65; 45 (M): Motown M 1082 A
12-Mar-05; CD (M): Reader's Digest RDCD 4631-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - Soul Brothers
04-Aug-06; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0006775-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5 1965


Bigtime Spender, The (? Kerrin-? Landon) published Wilstadala

Bill (Winehead Willie) Murray and George (Sweet Lucy) Copeland; recording details unknown ; produced by Billy 'Roquel' Davis ; arranged by Billy 'Roquel' Davis, Sammy Lowe

Oct-60; 45 (M): Anna 1121 B [part 2]
Oct-60; 45 (M): Anna 1121 A [part 1]


Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home (Hughie Cannon) published Larrabee

The Ding Dongs; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 22-Jun-70 ; produced by Tom King ; [instrumental]

Aug-70; LP (S): Motown MS716 Gimme Dat Ding

The Vandellas; recorded live Copa, N.Y. (1st show), 22-Jun-68

11-Oct-68 [acetate]; LP: Q HEM-0957/8-FNDD


Bill Cosby (Segment) (no writer credited)

Bill Cosby; recorded 05-Dec-70 ; [tv "Diana!" Special]

29-Mar-71; LP (S): Motown MS719 Diana! Original TV Soundtrack
1991; CD: Motown MOTD 5155 Diana! Original TV Soundtrack


Bill, When Are You Coming Back (Pamela Sawyer-John Bristol) published Jobete 24-Feb-70

The Supremes; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 09-Jan-70 ; produced by Johnny Bristol ; arranged by Wade Marcus

[unreleased]; 45 (M): Motown M 1162 B
16-Feb-70; 45 (M): Motown M 1162 B
Apr-70; LP (S): Motown MS705 Right On
29-Aug-00; CD (M): Motown 159 415 2 The Supremes
01-Dec-06; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0005938-02 This Is The Story
27-Jun-08; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0011056-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10 1970


Billie & Harry (film soundtrack)

Diana Ross; recording details unknown ; [film "Lady Sings The Blues"]

Oct-72; LP (S): Motown M758D Lady Sings The Blues
1986; CD: Motown MCDO 6133 MD Lady Sings The Blues


Billie Sneaks Into Dean & Dean's (film soundtrack)

Diana Ross; recording details unknown ; [film "Lady Sings The Blues"]

Oct-72; LP (S): Motown M758D Lady Sings The Blues
1986; CD: Motown MCDO 6133 MD Lady Sings The Blues


Billie's Gone (Charles Brucato) published Jobete / Fercharl 18-May-70

The Rustix; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 29-Jan-70 ; produced by R. Dean Taylor

Jul-70; LP (S): Rare Earth RS513 Come On People


Billy Brown (Robert Hamilton) published Jobete

The Vandellas; recorded Hitsville, completed 29-Mar-63 ; produced by Robert Hamilton ; [no vocals]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP (M): JD 122 [band track]


Billy, Come On Back As Quick As You Can (Edwin Starr-John Bristol-Scott Regan) published Jobete 15-Feb-69

Gladys Knight & The Pips; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 25-Nov-68 ; produced by Johnny Bristol

Mar-74; LP (S): Soul S-741V1 Knight Time [1973 mix]
21-Mar-95; CD: Motown 530 483 2 Anthology / The Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips [1968 mix]
06-Nov-06; CD (S): Motown 984 1939 Silk 'N' Soul / The Nitty Gritty [1968 mix] [UK]
06-Nov-06; CD (S): Motown 984 1941 Knight Time / A Little Knight Music [1973 mix] [UK]


Bingo (Richard Morris-Al Hamilton) published Myto/Jobete 02-Feb-66

The Dynamics; recorded GW ; produced by Al Kent, Richard Morris

Aug-66; 45 (M): Wingate WG 018 A


Bird In The Hand (Is Worth Two In The Bush), A (Edward Holland Jr-Norman Whitfield) published Jobete 01-Aug-65

alt title: When A Good Guy Comes Along

Gladys Knight & The Pips; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 24-Nov-67 ; produced by Norman Whitfield

[unreleased]; CD: Motown no catalogue number Motown Lost & Found: Time Can't Erase 1966-1970
30-Aug-10; CD (S): Motown 882 4009 A Cellarful Of Motown! Volume 4 [UK]

The Velvelettes; recorded Hitsville, completed 22-Jun-65 ; produced by Norman Whitfield ; [v2, 1st odb]

[unreleased]; 45 (M): V.I.P. 25021 A [released on VIP 25030]
22-Nov-65; 45 (M): V.I.P. 25030 A [scheduled for VIP 25021]
Jan-68; LP (M): Tamla Motown TML11064 Motown Memories [UK]
23-Mar-98; CD (S): Debutante 530 814 2 This Is Northern Soul! Volume 2 [UK]
23-Mar-99; CD (M): Motown 31454 9507 2 The Very Best Of The Velvelettes
17-Jul-00; CD (M): Spectrum 544 280 2 Tamla Motown Big Hits And Hard To Find Classics Volume 3 [UK]
19-Mar-01; CD (M): Spectrum 544 467 2 The Best Of the Velvelettes [UK]
31-Oct-04; CD (S): Motown 980 9372 The Motown Anthology [alt mix] [UK]
02-May-05; CD (S): Motown 067 024 2 This Is Northern Soul! The Motown Sound Volume 1 [UK]
31-Jan-06; CD (M): Reader's Digest RDCD 5121-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - Girl Groups
04-Aug-06; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0006775-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5 1965


Birds And The Bees, The (Herbert Newman)

Tommy Good; recorded Hitsville ; [tv "Teen Town"]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP (M): JD 339
[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP (M): JD 339
01-May-06; CD (M): Motown 983 7832 The Motown Collection [UK]


Bird's The Word, The (Al Frazier-Carl White-Turner Wilson-John Harris)

The Miracles; recorded Hitsville, completed 27-Aug-63 ; produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier ; [no vocals]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP (M): JD 185 [band track]


Birth Of The Blues, The (Buddy De Sylva-Lew Brown-Ray Henderson)

[from revue "George White's Scandals of 1926"]

Stevie Wonder; recorded Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, completed 01-Aug-63 ; produced by Clarence Paul ; [1st odb, instrumental]

[unreleased]; LP (M): Tamla TM248 Workout Stevie Workout
12-Oct-05; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder


Bite It Deep (John Pantry-Nick Ryan)

Wolfe; recording details unknown ; produced by Jerry Ross

18-Aug-71 [acetate]; LP: Motown Record Corporation
Jul-72; LP (S): Rare Earth R541L Wolfe


Bits And Pieces (Dave Clark-Mike Smith) published Ardmore & Beechwood

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]


Bitter Sweet Sorrow (L. Wickhan)

Corliss; recorded MoWest ; produced by John Wagner

May-72; LP: Natural Resources NR-103L Corliss


Blabber Mouth (Gwen Gordy Fuqua-Berry Gordy-Tyran Carlo) published RealGone/Gil 22-Jul-58

The Five Stars; recording details unknown

21-Jul-58; 45 (M): End E 1028 A
Oct-61; 45 (M): Columbia 4 42056 B


Black California (Barry Mann-Cynthia Weil)

Thelma Houston; recorded MoWest ; produced by Joe Porter ; arranged by Michael Omartian

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP: DCT Recorders
Jul-72; LP (S): MoWest MW102L Thelma Houston
23-Oct-12; CD (S): Soulmusic SMCR 5072 The MoWest Album - Expanded Edition [UK]


Black Clouds (T.J. Fowler) published Ro-Gor

Letha Jones; recording details unknown

23-May-60; 45 (M): Anna 1113 B


Black Is Black (Tony Hayes-Steve Wadey-Michelle Grainger) published Elmwin

Jimmy Ruffin; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 10-Oct-66 ; produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier

Jan-67; LP (M): Soul S704 Sings Top Ten
Jan-67; LP (S): Soul SS704 Sings Top Ten
10-Feb-92; CD: Motown MOTD 5445 Sings Top Ten


Black Light (Charlie Mingus) published Jazz Workshop

Pepper Adams; recorded N.Y., 09-Sep-63 ; produced by William Stevenson, Henry Cosby ; [v2]

10-Aug-64; LP (S): Workshop WJ219 Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus [correct title: "Peggy's Blue Skylight"]
10-Aug-64; LP (M): Workshop W219 Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus [correct title: "Peggy's Blue Skylight"]
18-Aug-03; CD (M): Fresh Sounds FSR CD 341 Plays The Compositions Of Charlie Mingus [correct title: "Peggy's Blue Skylight"] [Spain]


Black Maybe (Stevie Wonder) published Stein & Van Stock & Black Bull 03-Jul-72

Syreeta Wright; recorded Electric Lady Studios, N.Y. / Crystal Industries L.A. / Olympic Studios London ; produced and arranged by Stevie Wonder ; [Assoc. Prod. R. Margouleff and M. Cecil]

Jun-72; LP (S): MoWest MW113L Syreeta
20-Sep-72; 45 (S): MoWest 5016F B [cv]
13-Nov-06; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0002543-02 Syreeta / Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta
Jun-11; CD (S): Light In The Attic LITA064 Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's MoWest Story 1971-1973
10-Dec-13; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0019213-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 12B 1972


Black Mt. Rag (Al Klein-Barney Ales) published Jobete 12-Jul-63

[instrumental]

Ralph Sharon; recorded Dallas ,TX ; produced by Al Klein ; arranged by Ralph Sharon, H. Reed ; accompaniment Rolena Carter Chorale ; [Vocal Arr:Ted Furguson]

Jun-63; LP (M): Gordy 903 Modern Innovations On Country And Western Themes


Black Poets Festival 1

various poets; recording details unknown ; produced by Eddie Langford

1972; LP: Black Forum B 456L-DJ Black Spirits: Festival Of New Black Poets In America [promo copies only]


Black Poets Festival 2

various poets; recording details unknown ; produced by Eddie Langford

1972; LP: Black Forum B 456L-DJ Black Spirits: Festival Of New Black Poets In America [promo copies only]


Black Top Island (Of The West) (Kathleen Warren) published Stein & Van Stock 28-Dec-71

Odyssey; recorded MoWest ; produced by Karl Bornstein, Michael Goldberg

May-72; LP (S): MoWest MW115L Odyssey
10-Jul-96; CD: Polydor POCT 1925 Odyssey [Japan]


Blackberries (Bonnie White)

Thelma Houston; recorded MoWest ; produced by Al Cleveland, Eddie Langford ; arranged by Gene Page

Jul-72; LP (S): MoWest MW102L Thelma Houston
23-Oct-12; CD (S): Soulmusic SMCR 5072 The MoWest Album - Expanded Edition [UK]


Blackmail (Pamela Sawyer-Gloria Jones) published Jobete 22-Dec-69

David Ruffin; recorded MoWest ; produced by Henry Cosby

13-Oct-06; CD: Hip-O Select B0005940-02 The Great David Ruffin - The Motown Solo Albums Vol. 2

Bobby Taylor; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 18-Oct-69 ; produced by Henry Cosby ; arranged by Paul Riser

08-Jan-70; 45 (M): V.I.P. 25053 B
05-Jun-03; CD (M): Spectrum 067 016 2 Tamla Motown Connoisseurs Volume 2 [UK]
01-May-06; CD (M): Motown 983 8511 The Motown Anthology [UK]
27-Jun-08; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0011056-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10 1970


Blame It On The Sun (Stevie Wonder-Syreeta Wright) published Stein & Van Stock 05-Dec-72

Stevie Wonder; recording details unknown

28-Oct-72; LP (S): Tamla T7-319R1 Talking Book
21-Mar-00; CD: Motown 157 579 2 Talking Book
12-Oct-05; MP3 (S): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder


Bless Bess (Herbert Williams) published Jobete 01-Sep-65

[instrumental]

Herbie Williams; recorded Hitsville, completed 17-Apr-63 ; produced by William Stevenson, Henry Cosby ; [instrumental]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP (M): JD 129


Bless You (Barry Mann-Cynthia Weil) published Aldon

Jimmy Ruffin; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 09-Oct-66 ; produced by William Weatherspoon, James Dean

Jan-67; LP (S): Soul SS704 Sings Top Ten
Jan-67; LP (M): Soul S704 Sings Top Ten
10-Feb-92; CD: Motown MOTD 5445 Sings Top Ten


Bless You (Freddie Perren-Alphonso Mizell-Berry Gordy-Deke Richards) published Jobete 16-Sep-71

The Vandellas; recorded MoWest ; produced and arranged by The Corporation TM

14-Sep-71; 45 (M): Gordy G 7110F A [cv]
14-Sep-71; 45 (S): Gordy G 7110F A [promo]
14-Sep-71; 45 (M): Gordy G 7110F A [promo]
03-Mar-72; LP (S): Gordy G958L Black Magic
21-Aug-74; LP (S): Motown M7-778R2 Anthology
07-Sep-93; CD (M): Motown MOTD 6313 Live Wire! The Singles 1962-1972
1997; CD (S): Motown 530 713 2 Motown: The History: Silk 'n' Soul [UK]
10-Feb-98; CD (M): Motown 530 858 2 The Ultimate Collection
May-02; CD (S): Motown 016 838 2 Natural Resources / Black Magic [UK]
31-Jan-06; CD (S): Reader's Digest RDCD 5121-3 The Ultimate Motown Collection - Girl Groups
07-Mar-06; CD (S): Motown B000522602 Gold
20-Jan-09; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0012227-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 11B 1971
20-Jan-09; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0012227-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 11B 1971 [stereo promo version]
29-Apr-13; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0017845-02 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1962-1972


Bless You (My Love) (Norma Jean Toney-Al Kent-Hermon Weems) published Myto 12-Jun-68

The Flaming Embers; recorded GW ; produced by Ed Wingate, Norma Jean Toney, Al Kent

Jun-68; 45 (M): Ric Tic RT-140 A

Al Kent; recording details unknown ; produced by Ed Wingate, Norma Jean Toney, Al Kent ; [instrumental]

Jun-68; 45 (M): Ric Tic RT-140 B


Blibberin' Blabbin' Blues (Berry Gordy) published Jobete 17-Apr-61

Gino Parks; recording details unknown ; [artist logged as Hank Gino Bob, 1st odb]

[unreleased]; 45 (M): Miracle 3 A
14-Jan-05; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0003831-21 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1 1959-1961


Blood Donors Needed (Give All You Can) (Bobby Miller) published Jobete

David Ruffin; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 12-Sep-72 ; produced by Bobby Miller

27-Feb-73; 45 (S): Motown M 1223F A [cv]
27-Feb-73; 45 (S): Motown M 1223F A [promo]
Feb-73; LP (S): Motown M762L David Ruffin
26-Aug-05; CD (S): Hip-O Select B0005168-02 The Great David Ruffin - The Motown Solo Albums Vol. 1


Bloomington Closing (Luther Allison) published Jobete

Luther Allison; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 21-Mar-73 ; produced by Joe Peraino ; [early version, L.A. tape]

27-Feb-01; CD (S): Motown 013 409 2 Luther's Blues


Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan) published M. Witmark & Sons

The Supremes; recorded L.A. / Hitsville, completed 15-Jun-66 ; produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier

Nov-69; LP (S): Motown S694 Cream Of The Crop
23-Oct-00; CD (S): Motown 159 588 2 Let The Sunshine In / Cream Of The Crop [UK]
28-Apr-17; CD (S): Motown 602557 486704 A' Go-Go (Expanded Edition) [2017 mix]

Stevie Wonder; recorded Hitsville, completed 04-Dec-63 ; produced by Clarence Paul ; [v1]

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

Stevie Wonder; recorded Hitsville, completed 17-Jan-66 ; produced by Clarence Paul ; accompaniment Clarence Paul ; [v2]

04-May-66; LP (M): Tamla T268 Up Tight [LP mix]
04-May-66; LP (S): Tamla S268 Up Tight [LP mix]
28-Jun-66; 45 (M): Tamla T 54136 A [1st pressing]
28-Jun-66; 45 (M): Tamla T 54136 A [2nd pressing] [alt mix]
30-Aug-66 [acetate]; 45 (M): TEST DISC
Mar-68; LP (M): Tamla T282 Stevie Wonder's Greatest Hits [DJ copies only]
Mar-68; LP (S): Tamla S282 Stevie Wonder's Greatest Hits
Dec-70; LP (S): Motown MS707 Motown Chartbusters Volume 1
30-Nov-77; LP (S): Motown M804LP3 Looking Back
Aug-86; CD (S): Motown MCDO 8025 TD For Once In My Life / Up Tight
30-Jul-92; CD: Motown 530 047 2 Essential [UK]
22-Aug-95; CD (S): Motown 530 522 2 Motown Year By Year / The Sound Of Young America 1966
02-Nov-98; CD (S): Spectrum 554 144 2 Motown Chartbusters Volume 1 [UK]
28-Feb-00; CD (S): Spectrum 544 211 2 Early Classics [UK]
12-Oct-05; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder
12-Oct-05; MP3 (S): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder
24-Nov-06; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0007872-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6 1966 [alt mix]
24-Nov-06; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0007872-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6 1966

Stevie Wonder; recorded live Shibuya Public Hall, Tokyo, 13-Feb-68

Sep-68; LP (S): Tamla Motown Victor SJET 8040 Tamla-Motown Festival Tokyo '68 [Japan]
12-Oct-05; MP3: UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder; recorded live Roostertail, Detroit, 19-Dec-69

Mar-70; LP (S): Tamla S298 Stevie Wonder Live
12-Oct-05; MP3 (S): UMC Digital Release The Complete Stevie Wonder
04-Feb-09; CD: Motown UICY-93930 Stevie Wonder Live [Japan]


Blue And Nude (Johnny Griffith) published Jobete 01-Sep-65

[instrumental]

Johnny Griffith Trio; recorded Hitsville, completed 17-Oct-62 ; produced by William Stevenson ; [instrumental]

14-Dec-12; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release Motown Unreleased 1962: Jazz, Vol. 2


Blue Berry (Berry Gordy) published Jobete 01-Jul-64

[instrumental]

Earl Van Dyke; recorded Hitsville, completed 11-Jun-64 ; produced by Berry Gordy ; [instrumental]

16-Dec-14; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release Motown Unreleased 1964


Blue Bird (Werner Scharfenberger-Fini Busch) published Jobete

The Temptations; recorded California / Hitsville, completed 29-Jan-65 ; produced by Marc Gordon, Hal Davis, Berry Gordy ; [v1, German lyrics, lead David Ruffin]

Dec-65; 45 (M): CBS 1840 B [Germany]
26-Feb-10; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0013917-02 Motown Around The World - The Classic Singles And More
07-Oct-11; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0154942-02 50th Anniversary | The Singles Collection 1961-1971


Blue Cinderella (Janie Bradford-Berry Gordy) published Jobete 16-Oct-61

Joel Sebastian; recording details unknown ; produced by Berry Gordy

Dec-61; 45 (M): Miracle MIR 9 B
14-Jan-05; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0003831-21 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1 1959-1961


Blue Down (? Plumley-? Wilson-? Kalmback) published Kapa

Dave & The Shadows; recording details unknown

02-Jun-62; 45 (M): Check Mate 1011 B


Blue Flame (Leo Corday-Jimmy Noble-Joe Bishop)

The Groove Makers; recorded Hitsville, completed 07-Nov-62 ; produced by William Stevenson ; [instrumental]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP (M): JD 084


Blue Monday (Fats Domino-Dave Bartholomew) published Travis

[from film "The Girl Can't Help It"]

Bobby Darin; recorded MoWest ; produced by Bobby Darin

Feb-73; LP: Motown M-813V1 Darin: 1936-1973
Mar-74; 45 (S): Motown PR 4B1 A
01-Jul-91; CD: Motown MOTD 5185 Darin: 1936-1973 [alt mix]
06-May-16; CD (S): Real Gone Music RGM-0440 Another Song On My Mind: The Motown Years [alt CD version]
06-May-16; CD (S): Real Gone Music RGM-0440 Another Song On My Mind: The Motown Years

Shorty Long; recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 10-May-69 ; produced by Frederick Long ; arranged by Paul Riser

Nov-69; LP (S): Soul SS719 The Prime Of Shorty Long
26-Mar-12; CD (S): Kent CDTOP 369 Here Comes Shorty Long - The Complete Stereo Masters [UK]


Blue Monday (Dick Reynolds-Don Spires) published R. H. Waller Inc., Chicago

Jean Terrell; recording details unknown

1970; LP: Discover America S-1-50596 Discover America On The Monday Holidays It's A Great Place To Visit [promotional record for "Discover America" campaign]


Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart) published Robbins

Allen 'Bo' Story; recording details unknown ; produced by Billy 'Roquel' Davis ; arranged by Harvey Fuqua

Jul-60; 45 (M): Anna 1118 A

The Supremes; recorded L.A. / Hitsville-GW, completed 28-Oct-66 ; produced by Berry Gordy, Gil Askey

May-67; LP (M): Motown M659 Supremes Sing Rodgers And Hart
May-67; LP (S): Motown S659 Supremes Sing Rodgers And Hart
Jun-87; CD: Motown MCDO 9074 MD The Rodgers And Hart Collection
26-Mar-02; CD (S): Motown 016 817 2 Sing Rodgers And Hart - The Complete Recordings
Feb-03; CD (S): Spectrum 064 713 2 Motown From Broadway To Hollywood [UK]


Blue Phase (George Bohannon) published Jobete 01-Sep-65

[instrumental]

George Bohannon Quartet; recorded Hitsville, completed 30-Oct-62 ; produced by William Stevenson ; [instrumental]

14-Dec-12; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release Motown Unreleased 1962: Jazz, Vol. 1


Blue Room (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart) published Harms

[from musical "The Girl Friend" and film "Words And Music"]

The Supremes; recorded L.A. / Hitsville-GW, completed 03-Nov-66 ; produced by Berry Gordy, Gil Askey ; [v1 tk 2]

Apr-86; LP (S): Motown 5381 25th Anniversary
Oct-86; CD (M): Motown MOTD 6193 25th Anniversary
Jun-87; CD: Motown MCDO 9074 MD The Rodgers And Hart Collection
26-Mar-02; CD (S): Motown 016 817 2 Sing Rodgers And Hart - The Complete Recordings


Blueberry Hill (Larry Stock-Al Lewis-Vincent Rose) published Chappell

[from film "The Singing Hill"]

Holly Maxwell; recorded GW ; produced by Deke Atkins

1966; 45: Star 101 A

San Remo Golden Strings; recorded GW ; produced by Ed Wingate ; arranged by Gil Askey

Nov-65; 45 (M): Ric Tic RT-108 A
Dec-65; LP (M): Ric Tic LP-901 Hungry For Love
Dec-65; LP (S): Ric Tic SLP-901 Hungry For Love
Aug-67; LP (M): Gordy G923 Hungry For Love
Aug-67; LP (S): Gordy S923 Hungry For Love


Bluer Than Blue (Dorsey Burnette) published Jobete 15-Jun-65

Dorsey Burnette; recorded California, completed before 04-Mar-65 ; produced by Hal Davis, Marc Gordon

16-Dec-14; MP3 (S): UMC Digital Release The Complete Motown Recordings 1964-1965 [2014 mix]


Blues For The Young (Johnny Allen-George Gordy) published Jobete 01-Sep-65

[instrumental]

Dave Hamilton; recorded Hitsville, completed 16-Jun-63 ; produced by George Gordy ; [instrumental]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; LP (M): JD 152


Blues Helping (John Williams-Dave Edmunds-Bob Jones)

Love Sculpture; recorded Europe

Jun-69; LP (S): Rare Earth S505 Blues Helping [first released on Parlophone (UK) PCS 7059 (1968)]


Bluesette (Norman Gimbel-Jean Thielemans) published Duchess

Four Tops; recorded L.A. / Hitsville, completed 31-Mar-66 ; produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier

08-Jul-66; LP (S): Motown S647 Four Tops On Top
08-Jul-66; LP (M): Motown M647 Four Tops On Top
31-Dec-01; CD (S): Motown 013 360 2 On Top / Reach Out [UK]

Monk Montgomery; recording details unknown

Jan-70; LP (S): Chisa CS801 It's Never Too Late
08-Nov-94; CD (S): MoJazz 530 403 2 It's Never Too Late


Bob Feller's Fast Ball (spoken word)

Red Jones; recorded live Hitsville

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


Bobbie (Cecil McBee) published Jobete 13-Feb-63

alt title: Bobbi

[instrumental]

George Bohannon Quartet; recorded Hitsville, completed 04-Nov-62 ; produced by William Stevenson ; [instrumental]

Feb-63; LP (M): Workshop Jazz WSJ207 Boss Bossa Nova
Feb-63; 45 (M): Workshop Jazz WSJ 2006 A
14-Oct-05; CD (M): Hip-O Select B0005352-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 3 1963


Bobby With A "D" (Laura Shay-Grey Gayton) published Jobete

Laura Shay; recorded L.A., completed before 15-Nov-65 ; produced by Hal Davis, Marc Gordon ; [demo]

[pressing date unknown] [acetate]; 45: Harmony Recorders


Bobo And Eddie Yost (spoken word)

Red Jones; recorded live Hitsville

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


Bobo Newsome (spoken word)

Red Jones; recorded live Hitsville

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


Boo Hoo (You Got Me Crying Over You) (Berry Gordy) published Jobete 12-Jun-59

Saundra Edwards; recording details unknown

07-May-07; CD (M): Motown 980 0892 The Motown Anthology [UK]


Boogaliss (Marc Gordon-Hal Davis) published Jobete

Earl Van Dyke; recorded Hitsville ; [instrumental]

16-Dec-14; MP3 (M): UMC Digital Release Motown Unreleased 1964


Boo-Ga-Loo (Billy Gordon-Sylvester Potts) published Chi Sound & Payton/Jobete

[alt lyrics to "Do The See Saw"]

Tom & Jerrio; recording details unknown

Apr-65; 45 (M): JerryO 110 A
Apr-65; 45 (M): ABC 45 10638 A


Boogie Down (Frank Wilson-Leonard Caston-Anita Poree) published Stone Diamond

Jr. Walker & the All Stars; recorded L.A. / Hitsville-GW, completed 23-May-74 ; produced by Clarence Paul ; [tape sent to L.A.]

[unreleased]; LP: Soul S6-742S1 Jr. Walker & The All Stars Featuring Stevie Wonder
Jul-75; LP: Tamla Motown STML11274 Jr. Walker & The All Stars [UK]


Boogie For George (Phil Mogg-Mick Bolton-Pete Way-Andy Parker)

U.F.O.; recording details unknown

Apr-71; LP (S): Rare Earth RS524 UFO 1


Boogie Man (Johnny Caswell)

Crystal Mansion; recording details unknown ; produced by Jerry Ross

Apr-72; LP (S): Rare Earth R540L The Crystal Mansion


 

 

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