- THE ISLEY BROTHERS: THIS OLD HEART OF MINE: 1966: SOUL: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: A pretty good album for Motown- not known for great albums but great singles in this era. I never think of The Isley Brothers as a Motown band- and they didn’t stay there long- feeling like they were treated like second stringers they would leave for Buddah Records then to form their own label.
- THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND: 1967: ROCK: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL:
- THE BROTHERS JOHNSON: BLAM: 1978: SOUL: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: There is no “Strawberry Letter 23” on this album but it has its moments. Louis Johnson the bass player- would later play on an album called Thriller.
- THE BEATLES: WHITE ALBUM: 1968: ROCK: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL:
- MOTOWN: THE COMPLETE 1’S: 2017: SOUL: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: APPLE: In disc 2 it is still the 1960’s and Motown is still in Detroit. All is well. Again I’d much rather listen to a 10 disc best of Motown than just one that had #1 hits on it.