Motown Records in the 1960s and 1970s was very much like a Detroit auto assembly line when it came to producing songs, and the countless Motown hits attest to just how well it worked. But a lot of great songs and performances never even saw the light of day, and as A Cellarful of Motown! Vol. 4
shows, the label's vaults are still full of scores of delightful gems. There's so much to marvel at here, including the stomping opener by the Blackberries
, "Kidnapped," the Monitors
' "Doctor of Love," Marvin Gaye
's "Three Time Loser," the Lollipops
' "In the Summer," the Utopians' "Whole Lot of Shakin' in My Heart (Since I Met You)," and a lost Stevie Wonder
nugget, "Why Don't You Come Home." The quality is astounding and it's a wonder why some of these tracks were never released as singles.