Three Overlooked Motown Songs Worth a Listen

The director of investor relations at Piedmont Private Equity, LLC, Samuel Brice Hall serves as a key liaison for professionals, third-party advisors, and investors, and manages conservation strategy and tax mitigation teams. Outside of work, Samuel Brice Hall loves music, especially pre-1965 jazz and Motown.

There are several Motown songs that are recognized and beloved by fans, but some lesser-known ones are worthy of mention. Following are just a few of the best Motown songs that most people have forgotten:

A Bird in the Hand (Is Worth Two in the Bush): Sung by the Velvelettes, this song was released in November 1965. It was released several months after the group’s last release, so it largely fell by the wayside despite being a good example of Motown music.

Love’s Gone Bad: Only charting at #41 on the Billboard Top 100 when it was released, Love’s Gone Bad by Chris Clark was part of a short career for the California teen. Despite not having the look of a typical Motown artist, Clark has been referred to as Motown’s answer to Dusty Springfield.

Leaving Here: Released in December 1963, the song was sung by Eddie Holland, most recognized as being a part of the songwriting group Holland-Dozier-Holland. The song told men that they aren’t treating women right and was part of one of Holland’s solo records.


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