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#49 Promo Parade #3 "JOBETE"
"Medley"
by Stevie Wonder

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Motown's publishing arm was called "Jobete" and it appears that at least for the first ten years or so, if you wanted to be a Motown writer you used their publishing company. The publisher splits the royalties with the songwriter, so it was quite a windfall for Motown. These albums released in the mid '70s, featured medleys taken from the original recorded versions. For example, the back cover of the Norman Whitfield album (see below) shows that track one (of five) on side one is a medley of "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone," Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Ball Of Confusion," "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep," and "Cloud Nine." All of these were recorded by the Temptations but many of the other tracks vary the artists. These albums were promoting the songs - not the artists. Jobete's plan was to try and get the songs placed in movies, commercials or recorded by other artists.

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Pro 1 Various
Pro-1-Various-alternate
Pro 1 Various alternate
Pro-2-Smokey-Robinson
Pro 2 Smokey Robinson
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Pro 2 Smokey Robinson alternate
Pro-3-Ashford-&-Simpson
Pro 3 Ashford & Simpson
Pro-4-Holland-Dozier-Hollan
Pro 4 Holland Dozier Holland
Pro-5-Stevie-Wonder
Pro 5 Stevie Wonder
Pro-6-Marvin-Gaye
Pro 6 Marvin Gaye
Pro-7-Norman-Whitfield
Pro 7 Norman Whitfield
Pro-8-Bristol,-Perren,-Stev
Pro 8 Bristol, Perren, Stevenson, Wilson
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View from the back Pro 7



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