November 19, 2009

Here they are…FREE YOUTUBE VIDEOS of 89 #1 hits from MOTOWN Records, Diana, Marvin, Smokey, Michael, The J5, Temptations, Miracles, and Stevie, all engineered or mixed by the amazing Russ Terrana!

In 1971, I was living in Hollywood and working as the General Professional Manager for Warner Brothers Music, plugging songs. One of my objectives was to get more of our songs recorded by Motown Records, one of the most successful independent labels in the business, and one of the most secretive!

It took me months of hanging out in the Motown lobby and reception area, until I met and became friendly with songwriter/producers Norman Whitfield (“Cloud Nine”, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”), Freddie Perren (“Say Goodbye To Yesterday) and Hal Davis (“I’ll Be There”). As they started to invite me into their sessions, I noticed that they all used the same engineer.

Russ Terrana is a name that you seldom read about, but who played one of the most important parts in the success of what is called “The Motown Sound”. If the Guinness Book of World Records listed recording engineers with the most number one records, Russ would top the list with 89 hits he did for Motown!

When New Media Joe, told me he was doing an on line article  with our mutual friend, I thought this would be a perfect time to post THE MOTOWN VIDEO JUKE BOX with the 89 HITS engineered by RUSS TERRANA! Thanks to New Media Joe and Christie Terrana Hunziker for helping to compile and organize this collection!


1966 The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love

1966 The Marvelettes – Don’t Mess With Bill

1967 The Supremes – Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone

1967 The Supremes – The Happening

1967 The Supremes -You Keep me Hanging On:

1967 The Supremes – In and Out of Love

1967 The Supremes – Reflections

1967 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

1967 Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her

1967 The Four Tops – Standing In The Shadows Of Love

1967 Martha and the Vandellas – Jimmy Mack

1967 Martha and the Vandellas – Love Bug

1967 Four Tops – Seven Rooms of Gloom

1967 Gladys Knight and the Pips – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Recorded Version)

1967 The Marvelettes – The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game

1968 The Supremes – Love Child (Nothing to the video but excellent sound quality)

1968 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing

1968 The Temptations – I Wish It Would Rain

1968 The Supremes and The Temptations – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

1969 Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour

1969 The Temptations – Run Away Child Running Wild

1969 Rare Earth – Get Ready (Studio Version)

1969 The Temptations – Can’t Get Next To You

1969 The Temptations – Cloud Nine

1969 Edwin Starr – War (Original video)

1969 The Supremes – Someday We’ll be Together

1969 Stevie Wonder – Yester Me Yester You Yesterday

1970 Jackson 5 – Medley (From Motown 25 Special)

1970 Funkadelic – I Bet You

1970 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears of a Clown

1970 Jackson 5 – I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save (Ed Sullivan Show)

1970 Jackson 5 – ABC (Recorded Version)

1970 The Temptations – Ball of Confusion

1970 The Temptations – Psychedelic Shack

1970 Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Live in Central Park 1983)

1970 Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)

1970 Rare Earth – Born To Wander

1970 The Four Tops – Still Waters

1970 The Supremes and Four Tops – River Deep, Mountain High

1970 The Four Tops – It’s All In The Game

1970 R. Dean Taylor – Indiana Wants Me

1970 Jackson 5 – Mama’s Pearl

1970 Freda Payne – Band of Gold

1970 Gladys Knight and the Pips – If I Were Your Woman

1970 The Supremes – Up The Ladder to the Roof

1970 The Supremes – Stoned Love

1970 Frijid Pink – House of the Rising Sun

1970 Rare Earth – I’m Losing You

1971 Rare Earth – Hey Big Brother

1971 Rare Earth – I Just Want To Celebrate

1971 The Temptations – Just my Imagination

1971 he Supremes – Nathan Jones

1971 Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?

1971 Marvin Gaye – Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology Song)

1971 Stevie Wonder – We Can Work It Out

1970 The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces

1971 The Isley Brothers – Love The One You’re With

1972 Michael Jackson – Ben

1972 Diana Ross – Lady Sings The Blues

1972 The Four Tops – Bernadette

1972 The Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone

1972 Gladys Knight and the Pips – Neither One of Us

1973 Stevie Wonder – You are the Sunshine of my Life (Recorded Version)

1973 Jackson 5- Get It Together

1973 Eddie Kendricks – Boogie Down

1973 Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Trucking Pt I

1973 The Temptations – Masterpiece

1974 Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine (Recorded Version)

1974 Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (Original Version

1975 Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from Mahogany)

1975 The Miracles – Love Machine

1975 Smokey Robinson – Quiet Storm

1976 Diana Ross – Love Hangover

1976 Charlene – I’ve Never Been To Me

1977 Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way (Extended Version – Recorded)

1979 Billy Preston and Syretta – I’m Born Again

1980 Diana Ross – Upside Down (Recorded Version)

1980 Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out

1980 Diana Ross – It’s My Turn

1980 Diana Ross – To Love Again

1983 DeBarge Family – All This Love

1985 DeBarge Family – Rhythm of the Night

Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne

(c) Edward Wolfrum, All Rights Reserved
Used with permission

Copyright 2011 by Artie Wayne

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  1. Ronnie Allen Says:

    Simply awesome in every way!

    Watching the Marvin and Tammi video makes me so sad, in particular knowing that her time on earth would be so limited.

  2. NewMediaJoe Says:


    The video jukebox looks great!

    I am sure many of your readers will enjoy the awesome videos included in this collection. We all owe Russ’ daughter, Christie, a debt of gratitude for compiling this awesome collection!

    It’s nice to see my decades-long friend, Russ, get some much deserved attention and recognition for his own awesome accomplishments…..not the least of which is mixing 94 total number #1 hits and hundreds of other charted singles and albums!

    I’ll be posting a great story chronicling Russ’ history and amazing career within the next few days on my company blog at

    Thanks again for your ongoing efforts in bringing the “music community” together and stimulating dialogue and conversation.

    BLOG ON!

    “New Media Joe” Klein

  3. Christi Terrana Hunziker Says:

    Wow! What can I say?! You did an amazing job putting this all together. I just want to say thank you so much. Putting this all together with Joe Klein’s help “New Media Joe” was incredible.

    Listening to all of these songs brought back so many wonderful memories and I really hope that everyone enjoy’s it as much as I do.

    My dad deserves so much credit for all of the hard work he put into each and every song that is on this list, as well as the songs that are not on this list. They are timeless and he taught me so much about music, how to really hear it and I am just so proud of all that my dad accomplished. The music world also changed because of the way he heard and listened to music and thanks to him, so many amazing songs are what you hear today!

    So, I want to say a very personal thank you to my dad, Russ Terrana, for being the genius that you are. You taught me so much about music and I still use what you taught me today! Thank you, daddy.

    And again, thank you so much, Artie and Joe, for everything you have done. You both are amazing! Keep on doing all of the great work that you do!

    I love you both!
    Christi Terrana

  4. Christi Terrana Says:

    Thank you again to you and Joe for putting all of this into motion. I really hope that dad does get the recognition he deserves. I am so happy that I could help put this together. It was amazing and fun!

    Thank you again,

  5. Tammy Crider Says:

    Thank you, thank you for putting this together. I truely enjoyed the trip down Motown music lane. And Russ Terrana should definately receive kudos and acclaim for the work he did to bring about these legendary hits! He is an amazing man and should be celebrated for his accomplishments!

  6. Brian Gari Says:

    Where do you start when you’re commenting on some of the greatest records ever made. YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON, AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH (only the Gaye/Terrell version!), SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED are engineered to perfection–just listen with headphones like I did when I got headphones in the 70s–incredible!

  7. Marva Holiday Says:

    Wow! Russ should get some sort of award. Is there a category for engineers in the Hall of Fame? If not, there should be.

    I am going to view every one of these.

    Marva Holiday

  8. jimmyboi2 Says:

    It just goes to prove– what kind of listening excitement is there today to compare? Does anyone even turn on the radio anymore? This is not to disparage anyone working today– I’m just sayin’ ! How great it must hav ebeen to hear, on transistor, Da Doo Ron Ron followed by Please Mr, Postman followed by Be My Baby followed by Surf City…

  9. Laura Says:

    WOW, what an impressive list! I grew up with all of these songs. I can’t say enough good things about the Motown label, which brought the world so much wonderful music. It’s so cool to learn about the people behind the scenes like Russ Terrana, whose magic touch helped shape these tracks into the hits they were. The Internet is all about information and education, and this is just the kind of education I enjoy. Russ, what an impressive roster you built up. Thanks so much for breathing life into these tunes. And, thanks to you, Artie, as always, for spreading the good news!

  10. John X Says:

    Wow Artie!
    What a great compilation you have assembled here! looking at these titles together really shows Motown’s incredible contribution to the music world.
    They sure don’t write them like that anymore.

  11. Mike Edwards Says:

    Artie – how do you find the time to do all this? Thanks for compiling these for us. My favorite? The Marvelettes’ very atmospheric, “Hunter Gets Captured By The Game”.

  12. Amin EL Says:

    Artie this is wonderful.
    A good reminder to appreciate the work it takes on a collective level, to make a good thing happen.

    Thanks again for your tenacity at keeping us in the know…

  13. Roger Atkins Says:

    I’m embarrassed to say that this is the first time I’ve heard the name Russ Terrana and that’s just wrong. He’s one of the greatest engineers of all time and the Motown “SOUND” wouldn’t exist without him. Thank you for bringing him to my attention. As soon as I can get into a time machine I’m going back to the 60’s and demanding to work with him.

  14. Steve Dworkin Says:

    Hi Artie,
    It brings back a lot of memories, even though I do regularly watch these, it’s great to see them all together. Now, how can we get the younger people to watch it. So many are clueless about the music of the 50s & 60s & I’m sure if they sat & watched it, they would like it. I’m sending this to my kids, 38 & 31.
    And speaking of Motown, The Temptations (my favorites) had 3 TV specials in the late 60s, 2 with Diana Ross & The Supremes. How can we get those released on DVD?
    Keep up the good work.

  15. Great!I really like this article. I can tell you have a lot knowledge on the topic and writing skills. Thank you for this interesting material.

  16. Russ Terrana Says:

    Artie … Thanks for your great blogs and friendship through the years. We seen a lot of action between us and the ride was wild!
    You take care my friend.

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