On-Air Highlights

Motown: Big hits and more

Written by witf | Mar 7, 2013 10:45 AM

Producer TJ Lubinsky and the MY MUSIC team have spent the last year in the Motown vaults assembling this program of original Motown classics from 1959 to 1967. This special features many of Motown’s biggest hits and classics from the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Martha & the Vandellas and more. Featuring the biggest and best moments from past PBS Motown specials, enhanced and extended with additional footage and archival gems from the vaults, MOTOWN: BIG HITS AND MORE is part of special programming premiering on witf on March 10 at 6 p.m., March 12 at 1 a.m., March 18 at 8 p.m. and March 19 at 1 a.m.

Performances in this program include:

• “Heatwave” (Martha Reeves)
• “Nowhere To Run” (Martha & the Vandellas)
• “Do You Love Me” (The Contours)
• Dennis Edwards Temptations Review (Temptations Medley)
(“Get Ready,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do”)
• “Bernadette” – The Four Tops
• “It’s the Same Old Song” – The Four Tops
• “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” – The Four Tops
• “Baby I Need Your Loving” – The Four Tops
• “Standing in the Shadows of Love” – The Four Tops
• “Ooh Baby Baby” – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
• “Mickey’s Monkey” – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
• “Tracks of My Tears” – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
• “Going to a Go-Go” – The Miracles
• “Tears of a Clown” – The Miracles
• “Stop! In the Name of Love” – Diana Ross & the Supremes
• “You Can’t Hurry Love” – Diana Ross & the Supremes
• “Back in My Arms Again” – Diana Ross & the Supremes

During the show, we'll be offering special Motown: Big hits and more themed thank you gifts for your donation to witf. For your contribution of $60, you will receive My Music - The Soundtrack CD. For your contribution of $150, you will receive Motown: Big Hits & More + Motown The DVD + Ed Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics 3-DVD set. For your contribution of $150, you will receive Motown: Big Hits & More 6-CD set. For your contribution of $250, you will receive both the 3-DVD set and the 6-CD set.

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