The One Who Really Loves You
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INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACKS
Mary Wells developed a unique stage persona that was shy and sexy at the same time. Her earthy, radiant, and crystal clear voice presaged what was to come later with The Supremes and Diana Ross. Wells became a star when Berry Gordy signed her as a teenager, and her first Motown hits (such as “Bye, Bye Baby”, “You Beat Me to the Punch” and “The One Who Really Loves You”) helped define the emerging sound of the Detroit label in the early 1960s. This quintessential collector’s edition contains Mary Wells’ magnificent and long unavailable second album for Motown, The One Who Really Loves You (1962). We have also included 10 bonus tracks from the same period. These remastered songs serve as the best introduction for anyone wanting to explore the music from Wells’ early career. This is the material upon which her reputation and personal style were built.
MARY WELLS, lead vocals on all tracks, plus:
Probably Joe Hunter (band leader and piano),
Eddie Willis (guitar)
James Jamerson (bass)
Benny Benjamin or Richard Allen (drums)
Norris Patterson (saxophone)
Herbie Williams or Russell Conway (trumpet)
Paul Riser (trombone)
The Love-Tones (backing vocals), among others.
Recorded in Detroit, Michigan, between 1960 and 1962.
Original recordings produced by Berry Gordy, Jr.
and William “Smokey” Robinson.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU
01. THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU 2:31
02. TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT 2:50
03. YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH 2:47
04. I’VE GOT A NOTION 2:33
05. THE DAY WILL COME 2:22
06. STRANGE LOVE 2:48
07. YOU’RE MY DESIRE 2:20
08. I’LL STILL BE AROUND 2:17
09. SHE DON’T LOVE YOU 2:34
10. DRIFTING LOVE 2:29
11. TWO LOVERS 2:49
12. OLD LOVE (LET’S TRY IT AGAIN) 2:26
13. (YOU CAN) DEPEND ON ME 2:55
14. COME TO ME 2:18
15. SHOP AROUND 2:39
16. OLD LOVE (LET’S TRY IT AGAIN) – [alternate take] 2:20
17. OPERATOR 2:48
18. YOU LOST THE SWEETEST BOY 2:31
19. BAD BOY 2:24
20. I’VE GOT A STORY 2:45