(“Flotsam and jetsam”)
**This is a discography for Motown-related releases other than those on the main Motown labels, which are listed here. If you’re looking for a full list of every Motown single, try the Master Index instead!**
Not everything on this site fits neatly into the Motown catalogue. Between the company’s foundation in the winter of 1958/59, and its demise as an independent concern in 1988, Motown-related music appeared on a whole host of obscure, often one-shot labels, either licensed by Motown or set up by the company specifically to release one or two records.
Rather than set up a separate sub-page for each of these weird and wonderful Motown apocrypha, I’ve collected them all below. Most of these releases don’t have anything in common with each other, beyond the fact Motown didn’t really know what to do with them. Enjoy!
THE UNCLASSIFIED SINGLES
- WADE JONES: I Can’t Concentrate / Insane (Rayber 1001, January/April (?) 1959)
- THE VELVELETTES: There He Goes / That’s The Reason Why (IPG 45-1002, July 1963)
- CORNELL BLAKELY: I’ve Got That Feeling / I Want My Share (Rich 1801, date not known, 1963)
- LEE ALAN: Set Me Free (same song both sides) (Summer Camp ZTSC 94422, February 1964)
- VARIOUS ARTISTS: Greetings to Tamla Motown Appreciation Society (Hitsville USA (no cat #), Summer 1964)
- THE SUPREMES: The Only Time I’m Happy (8) / Supremes Interview (George Alexander Inc. 1079, June 1965)
- THE SUPREMES: Things Are Changing (6) (Advertising Council promo, September 1965)
- THE SUPREMES: Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (3) (AIP promo, November 1965)
(Click a song title to read a full review of that side. NB: The coloured numbers after each title indicate the highly subjective mark out of ten I gave that song on the day I happened to write about it. They weren’t intended to be taken too seriously.)