45s for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

by Administrator 23. November 2021 15:56

Looking for an extra thanksgiving dish to serve your family? How about a fine platter of some of the finest Motown 45s coming out of the 1960s. Our list of November 45s is guaranteed to fill your belly up and keep your soul warm as we head into 2022. You might recognize a few of our artists this month including Brenda Holloway, Ty Hunter and Charles Hodges. Check it out!


Brenda Holloway: Together ’Til the End of Time / Sad Song



Label: Tamla 54125 (Promo). Released 1965.

Label Owner: Beery Gordy Jr. 1719 Gladstone St, Detroit, MI. West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI. 2547 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI. 6464 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA. 1959-1981.

A Side: Together ’Til the End of Time

B Side: Sad Song


Brenda Holloway is a Motown singer and songwriter born in California. Her discography is quite expansive and she even opened up for a little band called The Beatles during the 60s. “Together ’Til the End of Time” showcases Holloway’s vocal range and smooth falsetto which can be heard at the beginning of the tune. 


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Ty Hunter: Orphan Boy / Everything About You


Label: Anna 1114 (Promo). Released 1960.

Label Owner: Roquel Davis (AKA Billy Davis), Tyran Carlo and Gwendolyn Gordy. 5139 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI. 1959-1961.

A Side: Orphan Boy

B Side: Everything About You


Ty (Tyrone) Hunter was born in Detroit and had an impressive career performing solo, with an Invictus Records group called Glass House, and the Motown group The Originals. The A side of this 45 “Orphan Boy” is supported by a train-like drum rhythm and repetitive flute melody heard throughout the track. 


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Charles Hodges: I’ll Never Go to the Party Again / Is This the Beginning of the End


Label: Philips 40171. Released 1964. Universal Music Group. 45 released 1962-1970.

A Side: I’ll Never Go to the Party Again

B Side: Is This the Beginning of the End


You might have said the words “I’ll Never Go to the Party Again” yourself after a long night out. If that’s the case, the A side of this 45 from Charles Hodges is for you! To end this month’s list, we are slowing things down with a soulful tune called “Is This the Beginning of the End”. Hodges vocals couldn’t sound better on this track and his backing band plays with outstanding dynamics. Listen to both tracks using the link below!


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