The Temptations - "Standing On The Top" (feat Rick James - dub beat mix) (6:38)
Rick James - "Big Time" (Big Time vocal dub) (5:28)
Commodores - "Brick House" (Brick That dub house mix) (4:04)
Review: John Morales - one half of the beyond-legendary production team M+M - finally delivers the new Club Motown series that began in 2014. The last 12" focused on divas but here we're celebrating two of the funkiest names in funk soul; Rick James and The Temptations. From the epic 11 minute reprise of "Standing On The Top" to the equally extensive shake up of "Brick House" via the brand new arrangement of "Big Time", it's another collection that only Morales could concoct. The stomping percussion-heavy into on the vocal dub of "Big Time" is impossible to sniff at too...
Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garett - "Don't Look Any Further" (feat Siedah Garret)
Michael Lovesmith - "Ain't Nothin' Like This Club"
Mary Jane Girls - "In My House"
The Temptations - "Standing On The Top" (feat Rick James)
Lionel Richie - "All Night Long (All Night)"
Vanity - "Under The Influence"
Commodores - "Nightshift"
Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"
Phyllis St James - "Candlelight Afternoon"
Bobby Nunn - "Don't Knock It (Until You Try It)"
Jermaine Jackson - "Let's Get Serious"
The Temptations - "Treat Her Like A Lady"
Rockwell - "Somebody's Watching Me"
Rick James - "Super Freak"
Stacy Lattisaw - "Jump Into My Life"
Teena Marie - "I Need Your Lovin'"
Val Young - "If You Should Ever Be Lonely"
Diana Ross - "The Boss"
Thelma Houston - "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning"
Tata Vega - "Get It Up For Love"
Review: John Morales is no stranger to the compilation format, with long running UK imprint BBE serving up a great series of archival releases based around the New York disco icon's classic extended mixes. Here Morales digs through the sizeable archives of Motown to present a weighty 20 track selection of the label's dancefloor hits. The focus on Club Motown Volume 1 is squarely on the label's prodigious '80s output and features a pleasing mixture of stand out classics such as Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long" and the iconic Rockwell heater "Somebody's Watching Me" alongside some lesser known gems all presented in extended 12" mix glory. Extra intrigue for Morales fans is present in the shape of six new and exclusive mixes from Morales including thundering takes on Teena Marie and Tate Vega. Includes in-depth, track-by-track liner notes co-written by John Morales and edited by Motown head honcho, Harry Wiengar