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Essential Collection
Tammi Terrell
Essential Collection
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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UK budget-price compilation for the late Motown legend, best known for her classic duets with Marvin Gaye (one duet is included here). 18 tracks including her entire 1968 album, 'Irresistible' along with singles, B-sides...  more »


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All Artists: Tammi Terrell
Title: Essential Collection
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram UK
Release Date: 7/16/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Motown, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454449120, 766487718523


Album Description
UK budget-price compilation for the late Motown legend, best known for her classic duets with Marvin Gaye (one duet is included here). 18 tracks including her entire 1968 album, 'Irresistible' along with singles, B-sides & rarities. 2001 release.

CD Reviews

She finally gets her due solo!
K Collins Crapo | Idaho Falls, ID USA | 02/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very few CDs contain anything by Tammi Terrell other than her duets with Marvin Gaye. But this collection goes beyond the tip of the iceberg. It chronicles her entire career at Motown; the duets are represented in the final track with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Rare tracks like "Slow Down" are a boon to die-hard fans like me.According to Tammi's sister Ludie, Tammi was never married to anyone, much less to boxer Ernie Terrell. However, she was the niece of another boxer, Bob Montgomery. She assumed the stage name Terrell simply because it was shorter than her birth name, Montgomery.Thanks to this CD, Tammi finally gets her due not just as Marvin's duet partner, but as a solo artist who died before she could realize her full potential."
Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 06/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When "I Can't Believe You Love Me" was released as a single in 1965 with its flowing arrangement and bad bass line, I became hooked on the soulful sound of Tammi Terrell! This is the collection to have as the sound and selection show what a great singer this little lady was and what a sad thing it was that she went too soon. The stirring "That's What Boys Are Made For" is a great Terrell vocal and the hit single "Come On And See Me" is a true motown classic with a great vocal and cooking arrangement that should have been a much bigger hit that it was!!! Funky and unusual is "What A Good Man He Is" followed by the buoyant and majestic "Tears At The End Of A Love Affair" which flows in the cooking "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)" that has a great driving arrangement. All of Tammi's album "Irresistible" which is aptly titled is featured here plus newly discovered gems such as the stunning "Lone Lonely Town" and the hauntingly gorgeous "Slow Down". When Mary Wells left Motown, Tammi became Marvin's new duet partner and was extraordinary as shown in the classic "Ain't Mountain High Enough" which is a Motown Masterpiece...if you love classic 60's Motown don't miss the great set as this foxy little lady is smooth and very soulful and will grow on you and have a lasting effect!!! Thank you Tammi and God Bless You!!!"
Bradly Briggs | 07/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's an ongoing pity that Motown domestically continues to give little attention to the music in the vaults while across the water you can buy unreleased Marvelettes and now unreleased Tammi Terrell. "Lone Lonely Town," also unreleased by Martha and the Vandellas (whose scheduled album of unreleased singles has disappeared from the release lists, naturally), is a wonderful record. "Slow Down," also unreleased by the Supremes, is delicious. Tammi was a wonderful singer who never moved from the back burner at Motown. The original plan was to have her succeed Miss Ross in the Supremes but because of her fatal illness that didn't happen. She found great duet success with Marvin Gaye but deserved a big solo career. As this album shows, she was topnotch.
It's amazing that Marvin and Tammi's best album, "You're All I Need," actually consisted mostly of old, unreleased Tammi solos overdubbed by Marvin with in some cases rerecorded instrumental accompaniment. The best of what Tammi recorded had been held back and, had she not fallen ill, we never may have heard it. Even "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" began as a Tammi solo. This is a wonderful C.D. and don't miss "The Complete Duets" as, miraculously, the original solo versions of what became duets with Marvin have survived and are included."