Wells, Mary: Early Years: Complete Motown Releases 1960-62

Wells, Mary SKU: 39687111
Wells, Mary: Early Years: Complete Motown Releases 1960-62

Wells, Mary: Early Years: Complete Motown Releases 1960-62

Wells, Mary SKU: 39687111

Format: CD

Regular price $20.99

On average, orders containing available-to-ship items are processed and dispatched within 1-2 business days, although this is not guaranteed.

Orders containing preorder items will ship as 1 fulfillment once all items in the order are available to ship.

Please note, Tower Records Merchandise and Exclusives are dispatched separately. On average, these items take 3-4 business days to dispatch, although this is not guaranteed.

The estimated shipping times that are displayed at checkout are from the point of dispatch. 

See our shipping policy for more information.

We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to make a return.

To be eligible for a return of an unwanted item, your item must be in the same condition that you received it and in its original packaging.

In the unfortunate situation that a product is damaged/faulty/incorrect, let us know and we will endeavor to correct any issue as soon as possible.

Please see our refund policy for more information.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Title: Early Years: Complete Motown Releases 1960-62
Artist: Wells, Mary
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 824046440022
Genre: Soul/R & B

Mary Wells occupies a unique niche in pop music in that she was the first female artist on any of Motown's labels to have a hit record, and she remained as the vanguard in that regard until leaving the label in 1964, her hits during those years helping to define the Motown sound and style. Starting out as a budding songwriter and singer in Detroit, when she was 17 years old, she approached label founder Berry Gordy Jr. With a song she had written for Jackie Wilson - hearing her voice, he signed her on the spot. In 1960 he made the R&B Top 10 and pop Top 50 with her first release, her own song "Bye Bye Baby", and over the next two years had four more hits from her five releases, most notably the R&B No. 1s, which also made the pop Top 10, "You Beat Me To The Punch" and "Two Lovers", both written and produced by Smokey Robinson. This collection comprises the A and B sides of all he singles from these formative years, plus all the tracks from her two albums during this era, "Bye Bye Baby - I Don't Want To Take A Chance" and "The One Who Really Loves You", not otherwise released as singles. It naturally features the hits already mentioned plus the other chart entries from these releases "I Don't Want To Take A Chance" and the R&B No. 2 "The One Who Really Loves You". It's a fascinating insight into the creative world of the early years of Motown, and a great showcase for one of the most distinctive voices of the era

1.1 Bye Bye Baby
1.2 Please Forgive Me
1.3 I Don't Want to Take a Chance
1.4 I'm So Sorry
1.5 Strange Love
1.6 Come to Me
1.7 The One Who Really Loves You
1.8 I'm Gonna Stay
1.9 You Beat Me to the Punch
1.10 Old Love (Let's Try It Again)
1.11 Two Lovers
1.12 Operator
1.13 Shop Around
1.14 I Love the Way You Love
1.15 Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
1.16 Bad Boy
1.17 Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
1.18 I've Got a Notion
1.19 The Day Will Come
1.20 You're My Desire
1.21 I'll Still Be Around
1.22 She Don't Love You
1.23 Drifting Love

Audio Sample:
All soundclips are provided by Tidal and are for illustrative purposes only. For some releases, the tracks listed may not accurately represent the tracks on the physical release.
Recently viewed