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Old 01-30-2009, 05:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 80's Motown Dance Tunes

Can Anyone suggest some Motown Dancers from the 80's. My mate wants to hold a themed Party but I'm not very knowledgable here 'cos I'm more Funk than Motown!
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 80's wasn't the best period for Mowtown dance tracks.

Off ther top of my head:

I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

Treat Her Like A Lady - The Temptations

In My House - Mary Jane Girls

Give It To Me Baby - Rick James

Rhythm Of The Night - El DeBarge

Nightshift - The Commodores

Being With You - Smokey Robinson

Farewell My Summer Love - Michael Jackson

Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell

Let It Whip - Dazz Band

Don't Look Any Further - Dennis Edwards/Seidah Garrett

Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson

Super Freak - Rick James

Let Me Tickle Your Fancy - Jermaine Jackson

Dial My Heart - The Boys

Sexappeal - Georgio
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanx for the Suggestions! Looks like we might have to consider 70's Motown as well.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Forget Motown. This is all you need...dance moves included;

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I was doing footsie to a couple of those tracks on Saturday night at a scooter club do in Whitburn.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ROCKWELL - SOMEBODY'S WATCHING ME

TATA VEGA - GET IT UP FOR LOVE

THELMA HOUSTON - SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY MORNING

CARL BEAN - I WAS BORN THIS WAY (IF YOU'RE THAT WAY INCLINED...)

STEVIE WONDER - PART TIME LOVER / FREE / DO I DO / I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU (lol)

i was gonna say diana ross and michael jackson but theyd both left motown by then

BRUCE WILLIS - RESPECT YOURSELF / UNDER THE BOARDWALK

COMMODORES - LADY (YOU BRING ME UP)
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Rick James was at his peak in the early 80's, and Teena Marie was getting better and better. You could definately include all the cool jams from them at the time.

Rick James - Dance wit Me, Give it to me Baby, Superfreak, Standing on the Top (with the Temps), Throwdown, Pimp the Simp (or whatever that was called lol) New York Town, etc...anything from Street Songs, Throwin' Down, and Cold Blooded. Rick was the man! You could include some Mary Jane Girls and Val Young (seduction, if you should ever be lonely) as well.

Teena - Behind the Groove, Squarebiz, those are classic dancers.

Dazz Band are probably more in your (and mine) style of 80's dance & funk jams.

High Inergy can be included. they were Motown's premier late 70's early 80's girl trio. and Barbara Mitchell when she went solo if she stayed at Motown, I'm not sure.

Thelma Houston was still going strong, but I dont think she was at motown in the 80's. For a strong 80's female artist I would go with Syreeta. She was still at Motown in the 80's and was one of their greatest singers ever. Listen to "Move It, Do It"

wasnt Billy Preston at motown? the Billy and Syreeta duet albums are great.

Debarge was not very good with dance hits except Rhythm of the Night imo. I cant think of any other uptempo songs from them that are standouts and not too corny? sorry Debarge fans :p

Stevie and Smokey, Commodores and Lionel, and others mentioned here I'm not into so I dont know much about their work
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if they're all motown:

Isley Brothers-stone cold lover
mary jane girls-in my house
one way-cutie pie

...and of course rick james.
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