|01-30-2009, 04:14 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
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
I live the life of a happy man. I just hope he doesn't wan't it back.
|05-27-2009, 03:52 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: north west UK
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)
|05-28-2009, 12:55 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: West Virginia
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