Motown & More

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Motown & More
Studio album by Rockapella
Released March 15, 2013 (2013-03-15)
Recorded 2012[1]
Genre A Cappella
Length 35:42
Label Shakariki Records / PAID, Inc.
Producer Scott Leonard
Layne Stein
Rockapella chronology
A Rockapella Holiday
(2011)
Motown & More
(2013)

Motown & More is the eighteenth overall and thirteenth North American album released by the a cappella group Rockapella. Just like the live show it accompanies, the album consists of covers of classic Motown covers.

Announcement, publicity, and release[edit]

It was hinted through a post by the official Rockapella Facebook page made on May 31, 2012 that a new album would be released in the fall to go along with the new show the group planned to start in September 2012 entitled "Motown & More".[2][3] The album was not released, however, and news was scarce until February 28, 2013 when the track list and estimated released date of March 11-15 was posted by the group's Facebook page.[4] On March 10, a track preview video was uploaded to Rockapella's official YouTube channel, and the album was released on iTunes five days later on March 15, with physical CDs to follow.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Blame It On The Boogie"   Michael G. Jackson-Clark, David Jackson-Rich, Hans Kampschroer, Elmar Krohn 3:15
2. "Brick House"   William King, Ronald LaPread, Thomas McClary, Walter Orange, Lionel Richie, Milan Williams 3:29
3. "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"   Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong 4:01
4. "(Stop) The Love You Save"   The Corporation (Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell, Deke Richards) 1:33
5. "Dancing Machine"   Hal Davis, Don Fletcher, Dean Parks 2:46
6. "Pretty Much You" (previously released on Scott's solo album Tokyo Robots) Scott Leonard 3:28
7. "My Cherie Amour"   Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy 4:02
8. "Dancing In The Street"   Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson 2:46
9. "Use Ta Be My Girl"   Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff 1:28
10. "My Girl"   Smokey Robinson, Ronald White 2:11
11. "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"   Whitfield, Edward Holland, Jr. 3:05
12. "Just My Imagination"   Whitfield, Strong, John Lennon 3:45


Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hey all, Steven.... Facebook. (June 14, 2012). Retrieved on March 15, 2013.
  2. ^ Yes, it's true.... Facebook. (May 31, 2012). Retrieved on March 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Motown & More. Rockapella.com (June 20, 2012). Retrieved on March 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Alright we'll work.... Facebook. (February 28, 2013). Retrieved on March 15, 2013.
  5. ^ ROCKAPELLA - Motown & More album - FAN PREVIEW!. Youtube. (March 10, 2013). Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  6. ^ iTunes is up.... Facebook. (March 15, 2013). Retrieved March 15, 2013.