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Monday, January 12, 2009

EDDIE HOLLAND - LEAVING HERE : HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY, MOTOWN


As today is what is acknowledged as Motown's 50th birthday, it's only fitting to feature a favorite Motown track. Happy birthday to the label that not only has been a source of so much musical happiness but also revolutionized black music in giving it a strong commercial viability while retaining its' soul. The records released on Motown and its subsidiaries Tamla, Gordy, Soul and VIP are an unparalleled cache of soul music.

While Eddie Holland was known mostly for his part in the incredible Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, he also whipped out a few legendary singles, of which this one is my favorite. This incredible song has also been covered very well by The Who and Jimmy Hanna (whose version was a pst 45 of the day).

from 1964...

4 comments:

Mr Lucky Doubles said...

Hey Derek - Just wanted to say how much I enjoy the Soul Deep comps that got made form your 45 postings. I got one for the heck of it from TWILIGHTZONE blog - loved it - and am trying to get the rest. Great compilations and I love having the individual 45 labels.

Stuart Shea said...

This one is such a monster...

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, dear Motown! W.

mike s said...

Love this...but Just Ain't Enough Love is my pick of Eddie's tracks