Tracklist

CD 1: Volume I
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Please Mr. Postman
The Marvelettes 2:29
2 Baby Love
The Supremes 4.7 2:38
3 My Girl
The Temptations 4.75 2:44
4 I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Four Tops 3.5 2:43
5 You Can’t Hurry Love
The Supremes 5 2:47
6 Reach Out I’ll Be There
Four Tops 4 3:01
7 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye 3.5 3:17
8 I Want You Back
The Jackson 5 4.3 2:58
9 ABC
The Jackson 5 4.15 2:59
10 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Diana Ross 5 3:30
11 I’ll Be There
The Jackson 5 4 3:57
12 The Tears of a Clown
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 4.25 3:01
13 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Temptations 5 3:49
14 What’s Going On
Marvin Gaye 4.3 3:52
CD 2: Volume II
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
The Temptations 3 6:55
2 Superstition
Stevie Wonder 5 4:28
3 You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder 4 2:53
4 Let’s Get It On
Marvin Gaye 4 4:03
5 Keep On Truckin’, Part 1
Eddie Kendricks 3:35
6 Don’t Leave Me This Way
Thelma Houston 5 3:41
7 Got to Give It Up, Part 1
Marvin Gaye 5 4:15
8 Three Times a Lady
Commodores 3 3:39
9 Still
Commodores 3:46
10 Give It to Me Baby
Rick James 4.5 4:18
11 Endless Love
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 4 4:28

Credits

CD 1: Volume I

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1970-01) (track 9)
electric bass guitar:
Wilton Felder (1970-01) (track 9)
Bob West (US session bassist, producer & songwriter) (1970-01) (track 9)
drums (drum set):
Benny Benjamin (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Richard "Pistol" Allen (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Uriel Jones (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Johnny Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
Gene Pello (1970-01) (track 9)
bass guitar:
Wilton Felder (1969-07) (track 8)
strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1965) (track 4)
membranophone:
Benny Benjamin (1961-04) (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (1961-04) (track 1)
organ:
Earl Van Dyke (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Marvin Tarplin (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Tito Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
Don Peake (1970-01) (track 9)
Louis Shelton (1970-01) (track 9)
David T. Walker (1970-01) (track 9)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Louis Shelton (1969-07) (track 8)
bass:
James Jamerson (1961-04) (track 1)
James Jamerson (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
percussion:
Eddie “Bongo” Brown (1961-04) (track 1)
Marlon Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
percussion [box drum]:
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 14)
foot percussion [footstomps]:
Mike Valvano (1964-08-13) (track 2)
keyboard:
Ronnie Rancifer (1969-07) (track 8)
Freddie Perren (1970-01) (track 9)
piano:
Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie (1961-04) (track 1)
Ronnie Rancifer (1969-07) (track 8)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 14)
background vocals:
Florence Ballard (track 5)
Mary Wilson (track 5)
Katherine Anderson (United States motown singer) (1961-04) (track 1)
Wyanetta "Juanita" Cowart (1961-04) (track 1)
Gladys Horton (1961-04) (track 1)
Wanda Young (1961-04) (track 1)
Georgeanna Tillman (1961-04) (track 1)
Florence Ballard (1964-08-13) (track 2)
Mary Wilson (1964-08-13) (track 2)
Eddie Kendricks (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
The Andantes (1965) (track 4)
Marlene Barrow (1965) (track 4)
Renaldo Benson (1965) (track 4)
Louvain Demps (1965) (track 4)
Abdul Fakir (1965) (track 4)
Jackie Hicks (1965) (track 4)
Lawrence Payton (1965) (track 4)
The Andantes (1966) (track 6)
Marlene Barrow (1966) (track 6)
Renaldo Benson (1966) (track 6)
Louvain Demps (1966) (track 6)
Abdul Fakir (1966) (track 6)
Jackie Hicks (1966) (track 6)
Lawrence Payton (1966) (track 6)
Warren “Pete” Moore (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Claudette Robinson (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Bobby Rogers (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Ronald White (1966-09-26) (track 12)
The Andantes (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Marlon Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
Tito Jackson (1969-07) (track 8)
Jermaine Jackson (soul/pop singer, of Jackson 5) (1969-07) (track 8)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 9)
Marlon Jackson (1970-01) (track 9)
Tito Jackson (1970-01) (track 9)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 14)
Lem Barney (1971-05-06) (track 14)
Mel Farr (1971-05-06) (track 14)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1970-01) (track 9)
composer:
Henry Cosby (track 12)
Lamont Dozier (tracks 2, 4–6)
Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 2, 4–6)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 3, 12)
R.White (track 3)
Norman Whitfield (track 13)
Stevie Wonder (track 12)
conductor:
David Van dePitte (1971-05-06) (track 14)
engineer:
Lamont Dozier (track 5)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1961-04) (track 1)
The Funk Brothers (1964-08-13) (track 2)
The Funk Brothers (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
The Funk Brothers (1965) (track 4)
The Funk Brothers (1966) (tracks 5–6)
The Funk Brothers (1966-09-26) (track 12)
The Funk Brothers (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1971-05-06) (track 14)
The Funk Brothers (1971-05-06) (track 14)
lead vocals:
Diana Ross (track 5)
Gladys Horton (1961-04) (track 1)
Diana Ross (1964-08-13) (track 2)
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Levi Stubbs (1965) (track 4)
Levi Stubbs (1966) (track 6)
Smokey Robinson (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Marvin Gaye (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1969-07) (track 8)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 9)
Jermaine Jackson (soul/pop singer, of Jackson 5) (1970-01) (track 9)
Tito Jackson (1970-01) (track 9)
Marvin Gaye (1971-05-06) (track 14)
lyricist:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 4–5)
Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 4–5)
Smokey Robinson (tracks 3, 12)
Eddie Holland (Motown songwriter, lyricist of Holland‐Dozier‐Holland songwriting team) (tracks 2, 4–6)
Barrett Strong (track 13)
mixer:
Lawrence Miles (1971-05-06) (track 14)
orchestra:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
producer:
Lamont Dozier (tracks 2, 4–6)
Marvin Gaye (track 14)
Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 2, 4–6)
Smokey Robinson (track 3)
Norman Whitfield (track 7)
vocals:
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (1969-07) (track 8)
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 13)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 10)
Robert Bateman (R&B singer/songwriter/record producer) (track 1)
Renaldo Benson (track 14)
Al Cleveland (track 14)
Hal Davis (track 11)
Georgia Dobbins (track 1)
William Garrett (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (track 14)
Berry Gordy (tracks 8–9, 11)
Freddie Gorman (track 1)
Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter) (track 1)
Willie Hutch (track 11)
Fonce Mizell (tracks 8–9)
Freddie Perren (tracks 8–9)
Deke Richards (American songwriter and record producer) (tracks 8–9)
Valerie Simpson (track 10)
Bob West (US session bassist, producer & songwriter) (track 11)
Norman Whitfield (track 7)
Barrett Strong (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Motown Record Corporation (1964) (track 2)
UMG Recordings (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1964) (track 2)
Motown Record Corporation (1966) (track 5)
Motown Record Corporation (1967) (track 12)
Motown Record Corporation (1969) (track 8)
Motown Record Corporation (1970) (track 9)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1970) (track 12)
Motown Record Corporation (1971) (track 13)
Motown Records (2015) (track 5)
Motown Records (2017) (track 5)
publisher:
FCG Music (track 14)
Jobete (music publisher, affiliated to BMI in the US) (track 5)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 2–3, 6–7)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 1, 6, 8, 10–11, 13–14)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 12)
MG III Music (track 14)
NMG Music (track 14)
Stone Agate Music Division (tracks 1, 4–6)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1961-04) (track 1)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-08-13) (track 2)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1965) (track 4)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1966) (track 6)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1966-09-26) (track 12)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
Golden World in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 13)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1971-05-06) (track 14)
compiled in:
has remixes:
Pokémon by Neil Cicierega (track 8)
mash-ups:
ABC Street by Jackson 5 / Prince (track 9)
I Want You Back by Girl Talk (track 8)
I Want You D.A.N.C.E. (Justice vs. Jackson 5) (Best of Bootie 2008 DJ-mix) by ComaR (track 8)
Shake Your Grapes by ccc (track 7)
music videos:
sampled by:
Dancin’ by Vanilla Ice (track 9)
Izzo (H.O.V.A.) by Jay‐Z (track 8)
My Baby by Lil Romeo (track 8)
O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature (track 9)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 4) (track 14)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 80) (track 7)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 120) (track 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 206) (track 6)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 324) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 389) (track 13)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 415) (track 4)
cover recording of:
is based on:
is the basis for:
Easy Love (track 9)
Fallin (track 10)
NEW LOOK (track 2)
later parody versions:
Mummo (track 3)
later translated parody versions:
Bo cartero (track 1)
later translated versions:
Das kann doch nicht dein Ernst sein (I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (track 7)
Es mejor (track 6)
Gheat si des? (track 4)
Hei postimies (track 1)
I’LL BE THERE (track 11)
J’attendrai (Mais si un jour tu te retrouves toute seule…) (track 6)
L’amore verra (Italian version of "You Can’t Hurry Love") (track 5)
Vine (track 6)
What’s Going On (Japanese version) (track 14)
為了妳 (track 11)
跳進你心窩 (track 3)
later versions:
medley of:
Waiting for Jody (track 3)
recording of:
I’ll Be There (track 11)
Please Mr. Postman (1961-04) (track 1)
Baby Love (1964-08-13) (track 2)
My Girl (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 3)
Reach Out, I’ll Be There (1966) (track 6)
You Can’t Hurry Love (1966-06 – 1966-07) (track 5)
The Tears of a Clown (1966-09-26) (track 12)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 7)
I Want You Back (The Jackson 5 song) (1969-07) (track 8)
ABC (1970-01) (track 9)
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 13)
What’s Going On (1971-05-06) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars (12″ mix) (12″ mix, duration: ~11:56 on vinyl, ~11:38 on cd) (tracks 6, 12)

CD 2: Volume II

bass guitar:
Scott Edwards (bassist) (1972) (track 3)
trumpet:
Steve Madaio (track 2)
percussion:
Emil Richards (track 4)
saxophone:
Trevor Lawrence (70s-90s saxophonist & producer, father of Trevor Lawrence Jr.) (track 2)
Moog programming:
Robert Margouleff (track 3)
Malcolm Cecil (track 3)
congas:
Daniel Ben Zebulon (1972) (track 3)
additional guest performer:
Diana Ross (track 11)
arranger:
Gene Page (track 11)
Art Wright (track 6)
associate producer:
Robert Margouleff (track 3)
Malcolm Cecil (track 3)
background vocals:
Gloria Barley (1972) (track 3)
Jim Gilstrap (1972) (track 3)
Lani Groves (1972) (track 3)
composer:
Marvin Gaye (track 7)
Lionel Richie (tracks 8–9, 11)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 2–3)
engineer:
Robert Margouleff (track 3)
Malcolm Cecil (track 3)
lead vocals:
Lionel Richie (track 8)
Stevie Wonder (1972) (track 3)
lyricist:
Marvin Gaye (track 7)
Lionel Richie (tracks 8–9, 11)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 2–3)
mixer:
Guy Costa (track 11)
producer:
Hal Davis (track 6)
Marvin Gaye (track 4)
Lionel Richie (track 11)
Ed Townsend (track 4)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 2–3)
recording engineer:
Reggie Dozier (track 11)
vocals:
Thelma Houston (1976) (track 6)
writer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 6)
Marvin Gaye (track 4)
Cary Gilbert (track 6)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 6)
Rick James (US vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (track 10)
Barrett Strong (track 1)
Ed Townsend (track 4)
Norman Whitfield (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Motown Records (1973) (track 4)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1973) (track 4)
Motown Record Company, L.P. (1981) (track 11)
publisher:
Black Bull Music (track 2)
Brockman Music (track 11)
Jobete Music (track 8)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 4, 7–8)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 4)
PGP Music (track 11)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 11)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 6)
大洋音楽 (track 2)
edit of:
mash-ups:
remix of:
Let’s Get It On (album version) by Marvin Gaye (track 4)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 74) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 168) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 281) (track 3)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
Superficial (track 2)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Superstition (French version) (track 2)
later versions:
recording of:
Endless Love (track 11)
Give It To Me Baby (Rick James song) (track 10)
Got to Give It Up (track 7)
Let’s Get It On (track 4)
Still (track 9)
Superstition (track 2)
Three Times a Lady (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars (12″ mix) (12″ mix, duration: ~11:56 on vinyl, ~11:38 on cd) (track 1)
Truly (track 8)
Vereinzelt Schauer (track 3)