I’m really tired of my friends bitching about how music isn’t as good as it was “back in the day”. I agree there’s not as much to choose from, but there are many contenders fighting their way into the soundtrack of our lives.

Here’ the hottest song from “NEW MOON” by Death Cab For Cutie – “MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjIErrcr75A

“WE WEREN’T BORN TO FOLLOW” by Bon Jovi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Te8piQH70

“WHO SAYS” By John Mayer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZwVjys2bQI

“FIREFLIES” by Owl City http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI4JLa0hbUw

“HAPPY” BY Leona Lewis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D8POSR-kdo

“NOTHING HURTS LIKE LOVE” by Jimmy Demers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMT0E_XtaNk

“LE PETIT TRAIN” by Rita Mitsouka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHEwFoo_KA0&feature=player_embedded

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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

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Whenever Elvis or the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, I’d get a call from my classmates to make sure I was watching. Not much has changed except it’s my Twitter pals and Facebook friends around the world who now make sure I’m tuned into a special musical event!

My friend New Media Joe (Klein), who did all the radio and TV spots for U2s “Rattle and Hum” advertising campaign, was the first to tweet me about it, and later sent me this e-mail.

“Artie…..Tonight was a VERY MONUMENTAL night for new media! YouTube streamed out the U2 concert from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena LIVE!

This was quite the event to be sure! A deal was made with YouTube for the rights to stream out the concert live. The concert will be available soon as a high-definition Blu-Ray DVD, so this is a total “win-win-win” for YouTube, U2, and NEW MEDIA!

The concert itself did not disappoint in any way, nor did the very well-produced “live” streamed video! (I am sure that all of the individual cameras and audio tracks were being simultaneously recorded so that they can be re-edited and remixed for the high-definition DVD release.) The “live switched” muilti-camera video streamed out on the YouTube feed was very well done and on par with the best of any live concerts I’ve ever scene on network, cable or satellite television.

At the height of the “buzz” during the live feed, there were as many as 9,000 tweets in the Twitterfall “queue” to be displayed! In the couple of years I’ve been using Twitter, I’ve never seen this kind of volume at any one particular moment or hour!

It would be interesting to see a stat on how many people tweeted about U2 and the webcast, It is estimated that TENS OF MILLIONS of people worldwide were watching the live YouTube stream! There must have been hundreds, if not thousands of tweets posted every second!

This is a great example of how new media can be employed to promote music! Create an incredible buzz through social networks like Facebook and Twitter and garner a huge worldwide audience by offering a well-produced, high quality live feed of the event itself. The “official” page on YouTube had links to purchase U2 music and merchandise, find out more about the causes and charities the band is championing and links to donate to the charities. On top of that, the whole event drives incredible amounts of traffic to the YouTube site (which hardly is starving for hits anyway) and becomes a promotion for the “up-sell” of the “premium content” (the actual high-definition Blu-Ray DVD of the event).

This really was a totally “BEAUTIFUL DAY” for NEW MEDIA! It’s now becoming clear that the internet is in the process replacing terrestrial, cable and satellite television as the primary delivery method for content. This transformation will only accelerate as broadband connectivity continues to spread and bandwitdth rates (the “speed” of the connections) improve.

“The revolution has not just begun, but is now in full gear!”

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Three weeks ago my friend New Media Joe (Klein), broke the story that our friend Russ Terrana, former chief engineer of Motown records, was in the studio remixing 11 newly discovered Jackson five tracks, recorded at the time as “I Want You Back”, but never released.

Terrana, one of the unsung heroes of the Motown Hit Making machine, who has 89 number one records he mixed or engineered under his belt, would probably have made it into the Guinness Book Of World records, if such a category existed.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Russ, after all these years, is suddenly thrust into the spotlight and “forced” to go back into the studio and turn more hit tracks into classics!

New Media Joe, adds, “I am so excited for Russ that he was chosen to mix these newly-unearthed vintage Jackson 5 tracks for this historic project. Besides being a close friend for decades and a really great guy, he’s one of the most talented and gifted engineers in the history of pop music and deserves all the recognition and respect worthy of a living legend. I was happy to break the story about the new Jackson 5 album, and thrilled to be the first to interview Russ about it since he finished mixing the tracks about ten days ago . Maybe this will lead to a rebirth of his brilliant career as a recording engineer. That would be great. He really is the best of the best!”

“During the interview, I asked Russ if he had been contacted recently by anyone from the Jackson family. I had to laugh when Russ told me that Jermaine Jackson recently requested that Russ add him as a friend on Facebook! You heard it here first!”

To listen to Russ’ mix of “THAT’S HOW LOVE IS,” the first single from the new Jackson 5 album:


As excited as I am as a fan to hear the New “Old” Jackson Five cuts, I’m even more excited to hear that as a songwriter I’m in the JACKSON FIVE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS ALBUM coming out next week, on October 13, with a song I co-wrote with George Clinton, Jr. ”LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE”. It was Produced by Marcellino and Larson, engineered and mixed by, who else? Russ Terrana, of course. This track, featuring a 12 year old Michael, was supposed to be the follow up to “Ben,” but, surprisingly, never did get released as a single.

ultimate christmas collection



For NEW MEDIA JOE’S EXCLUSIVE interview with Russ Terrana, just published:


For the original news story broken by NEW MEDIA JOE with Brett Bumeter last month:


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