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From the Land of Band Box Records

The Gordy label started off in 1962 with an obscure Temptation release on Gordy 1001 “Dream Come True” b/w Isn’t She Pretty”.  Like the Supremes it would take the Temptations awhile to catch on but when they did…..!    The Motown label Gordy continued to release 45’s into the mid 1980’s.  Following are the nearly complete collection of releases with chart positions (when charting) R&B first followed by Hot 100.  The Gordy label started off a little slow on chart success.  The Contours hit first with the monster hit “Do You Love Me” reaching number 1 on the R&B and #3 on the Hot 100 in August of 1962.  Soon both The Temptations and Martha & the Vandellas would firmly establish the success of Gordy.

The Temptations – May, 1962 – #20

MOTOWN 03MOTOWN 07 MOTOWN 06 MOTOWN 05

GORDY 7001 - 5-62 - 22 A GORDY 7001 - B

Lee & The Leopards – May, 1962

GORDY 7002 - 4-62 - A GORDY 7002 - 4-62 - B

The Valadiers – May, 1962

GORDY 7003 - 5-62 - A GORDY 7003 - 5-62 - B

The Contours – August, 1962 – #1 (#3)

GORDY 7005 - 8-62 - 1-3 GORDY 7005 - 8-62 - B

Mike & The Modifiers

GORDY 7006 - 7-62 A GORDY 7006 - 7-62 B

Hadie Littles – September, 1962

GORDY 7007 - 9-62 A GORDY 7007 - 9-62 B

Bob Kayli – September, 1962

GORDY 7008 - 9-62 A GORDY 7008 - 9-62 B

LaBrenda Ben & The Beljeans

GORDY 7009 - 9-62 A GORDY 7009 - 9-62 B

The Temptations – October, 1962

GORDY 7010 - 10-62 A GORDY 7010 - 10-62 B

Martha & The Vandellas – September, 1962

GORDY 7011 - 9-62 AGORDY 7011 - 9-62 B

The Contours – January, 1963 – #21 (#43)

GORDY 7012 - 1-62 - 21-43 GORDY 7012 - 1-62 - b

The Valadiers – January, 1963

GORDY 7013 - 1-63 A GORDY 7013 - 1-63 B

Martha & The Vandellas – March, 1963 – #6 (#29)

GORDY 7014 - 4-63 - 6-29 GORDY 7014 - 4-63 - B

The Temptations – March, 1963

GORDY 7015 - 3-63 A GORDY 7015 - 3-63 B

The Contours – March, 1963

GORDY 7016 - 3-63 A GORDY 7016 - 3-63 B

Bunny Paul – May, 1963

GORDY 7017 - 5-63 A GORDY 7017 - 5-63 B

The Stylers – May, 1963

GORDY 7018 - 5-63 A GORDY 7018 - 5-63 B

The Contours – June, 1963

GORDY 7019 - 6-63 A GORDY 7019 - 6-63 B

The Temptations – May, 1963

GORDY 7020 - 6-63 A GORDY 7020 - 6-63 B

LaBrenda Ben – August, 1963

GORDY 7021 - 8-63 A GORDY 7021 - 8-63 B

Martha & The Vandellas – August, 1963 – #1 (#4)

GORDY 7022 - 8-62 - 1-4 GORDY 7022 - 8-62 - B

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr./Liz Lands – October, 1963

GORDY 7023 - 10-63 A GORDY 7023 - 10-63 B

The Darnells – October, 1963

GORDY 7024 - 10-63 A GORDY 7024 - 10-63 B

Martha & The Vandellas – November, 1963 – #7 (#8)

GORDY 7025 - 11-63 - 7-8 GORDY 7025 - 11-63 - B

Liz Lands – September, 1963

GORDY 7026 - 9-63 A GORDY 7026 - 9-63 B

Martha & The Vandellas – February, 1964 #11 (#42)

GORDY 7027 - 2-64 - 11-42 GORDY 7027 - 2-64 - B

The Temptations – February, 1964 – #1 (#11)

GORDY 7028 - 2-64 - 1-11 GORDY 7028 - 2-64 - B

The Contours – April, 1964 – #16 (#41)

GORDY 7029 - 4-64 - 16-41 GORDY 7029 - 4-64 - B

Liz Lands – March, 1964

GORDY 7030 - 3-64 - A GORDY 7030 - 3-64 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – April, 1964 – #6 (#44)

GORDY 7031 - 4-64 - 6-44 GORDY 7031 - 4-64 - B

The Temptations – May, 1964 – #22 (#33)

GORDY 7032 - 5-64 - 22-33 GORDY 7032 - 5-64 - 39-102

Martha & The Vandellas – August, 1964 – #8 (#2)

GORDY 7033 - 8-24 - 8-2 PS

GORDY 7033 - 8-24 - 8-2 A GORDY 7033 - 8-24 - B

Tommy Good – July, 1964

GORDY 7034 - 7-64 A GORDY 7034 - 7-64 B

The Temptations – September, 1964 – #11 (#26)

GORDY 7035 - 9-64 - 11-26 GORDY 7035 - 9-64 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – December, 1964 – #11 (#34)

GORDY 7036 - 12-64 - 11-34 GORDY 7036 - 12-64 - B

The Contours – (Can You Jerk Like Me) – December, 1964 – #15 (#47) – (That Day When She Needed Me) January, 1965 – #37

GORDY 7037 - 1-65 - 37 GORDY 7037 - 12-64 - 15-47

The Temptations – January, 1965 – #1 (#1)

GORDY 7038 - 1-65 - 1-1

GORDY 7038 - 1-65 - 1-1 A GORDY 7038 - 1-65 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – February, 1965 – #5 (#8)

GORDY 7039 - 2-65 - 5-8 GORDY 7039 - 2-65 - B

The Temptations – April, 1965 – #3 (#18)

GORDY 7040 - 4-65 - 3-18 GORDY 7040 - 4-65 - B

Kim Weston – April, 1965

GORDY 7041 - 4-65 - A GORDY 7041 - 4-65 - B

Marv Johnson – May, 1965

GORDY 7042 - 5-65 A GORDY 7042 - 5-65 B

The Temptations – July, 1965 – #4 (#17)

GORDY 7043 - 7-65 - 4-17 GORDY 7043 - 7-65 - 22-123

The Contours – August, 1965 – #8 (#65)

GORDY 7044 - 8-65 - 12-57GORDY 7044 - B SIDE

Martha & The Vandellas – September, 1965 – #25 (#36)

GORDY 7045 - 9-65 - 25-36 GORDY 7045 - 10-65 - 22-70

Kim Weston – September, 1965 – #4 (#50)

GORDY 7046 - 9-65 - 4-50 A GORDY 7046 - 9-65 B

The Temptations – October, 1965 – #4 (#13)

GORDY 7047 - 10-65 - 4-13 GORDY 7047 - 11-65 - 15-83

The Martha & The Vandellas – February, 1966 – #3 (#22)

GORDY 7048 - 2-66 - 3-22 GORDY 7048 - 2-66 - B

The Temptations – January, 1966 – # (#29)

GORDY 7049 3-66 - 1-29 GORDY 7049 3-66 - B

Kim Weston – February, 1966 – #13 (#56)

GORDY 7050 - 2-66 - 13-56 A GORDY 7050 - 2-66 - B

Marv Johnson – April, 1966 – #39

GORDY 7051 - 4-66 - #39  A

The Contours – June, 1966 – #18 (#85)

GORDY 7052 - 6-66 - 18-85 GORDY 7052 - 6-66 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – May, 1966

GORDY 7053 - 5-66 A GORDY 7053 - 5-66 B

The Temptations – May, 1966 – #1 (#13)

GORDY 7054 - 5-66 - 1-13 GORDY 7054 - 5-66 - B

The Temptations – January, 1966 – #1 (#3)

GORDY 7055 - 8-66 - 1-3 PS A GORDY 7055 - 8-66 - 1-3 PS B

GORDY 7055 - 8-66 - 1-3 A GORDY 7055 - 8-66 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – November, 1966 – #2 (#)

GORDY 7056 - 11-66 - 2-9 GORDY 7056 - 11-66 - B

The Temptations – November, 1966 #1 (#8)

GORDY 7057 - 11-66 - 1-8 GORDY 7057 - 11-66 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – March, 1967 – #1 (#10)

GORDY 7058 - 3-67 - 1-10 GORDY 7058 - 3-67 - B

The Contours – April, 1967 – #35 (#79)

GORDY 7059 - 4-67 - 35-79 GORDY 7059 - 4-67 - B

The Sam Remo Golden Strings – June, 1967

GORDY 7060 - 6-67 - A GORDY 7060 - 6-67 - B

The Temptations – May, 1967 – #2 (#8)

GORDY 7061 - 5-67 - 2-8 A GORDY 7061 - 5-67 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – September, 1967 – #14 (#25)

GORDY 7062 - 9-67 - 14-25 GORDY 7062 - 9-67 - B

The Temptations – August, 1967 – #3 (#6)

GORDY 7063 - 8-67 - 3-6 GORDY 7063 - 8-67 - B

The Temptations – October, 1967 – #3 (#14)

GORDY 7065 - 10-67 - 3-14 GORDY 7065 - 10-67 - B

Edwin Starr – October, 1967

GORDY 7066 - 10-67 - A GORDY 7066 - 10-67 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – November, 1967 – #5 (#11)

GORDY 7067 - 11-67 - 5-11 GORDY 7067 - 11-67 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – 1967 Mini Seven Inch LP

GORDY 60917 EP 1967

The Temptations – January, 1968 – ##1 (#4)

GORDY 7068 - 3-68 - 41-116 GORDY 7069 - 4-68 - 5-29 A

Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers – April, 1968 – #5 (#29)

GORDY 7069 - 4-68 - 5-29 A GORDY 7069 - 4-68 - B\

Martha & The Vandellas – May, 1968 – #36 (#62)

GORDY 7070 - 5-68 - 36-62 GORDY 7070 - 5-68 - B

Edwin Starr – May, 1968 – #45 (#112)

GORDY 7071 - 5-68 - 45-112 GORDY 7071 - 5-68 - B

The Temptations – May, 1968 – #1 (#13)

GORDY 7072 - 5-68 - 1-13 GORDY 7072 - 5-68 - B

Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers – September, 1968 – #40 (#85)

GORDY 7073 - 9-68 - 40-85 GORDY 7073 - 9-68 - B

Rita Wright – September, 1968

GORDY 7074 - 1-68 - A GORDY 7074 - 1-68 - B

The Temptations – August, 1968 – #4 (#26)

GORDY 7074 - 8-68 - 4-26 GORDY 7074 - 8-68 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – August, 1968 – #24 (#42)

GORDY 7075 - 8-68 - 24-42 GORDY 7075 - 8-68 - B

Eivets Rednow (Stevie Wonder – His only 1960’s release on the Gordy Label) – August, 1968

GORDY 7076 - 8-68 A GORDY 7076 - 8-68 B

Marv Johnson – October, 1968

GORDY 7077 - 10-68 A GORDY 7077 - 10-68 B

Edwin Starr – November, 1968

GORDY 7078 - 11-68 - A GORDY 7078 - 11-68 - B

Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers – November, 1968 – #16 (#48)

GORDY 7079 - 11-68 - 16-48 - A GORDY 7079 - 11-68 - 16-48 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – November, 1968 – #45 (#80)

GORDY 7080 - 11-68 - 45-80 GORDY 7080 - 11-68 - B

The Temptations – November, 1968 – #3 (#6)

GORDY 7081 - 11-68 - 3-6 GORDY 7081 - 11-68 - B

The Temptations – November, 1968

GORDY 7082 - 11-68 A GORDY 7082 - 11-68 B

Edwin Starr – February, 1969 – #6 (#6)

GORDY 7083 - 2-69 - 6-6 GORDY 7083 - 2-69 -B

The Temptations – March, 1969 – #1 (#6)

GORDY 7084 - 3-69 - 1-6 GORDY 7084 - 3-69 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – April, 1969 – #27 (#56)

GORDY 7085 - 4-69 - 27-56 GORDY 7085 - 4-69 B

The Temptations – May, 1969 – #2 (#20)

GORDY 7086 - 5-69 - 2-20 GORDY 7086 - 5-69 - B

Edwin Starr – June, 1969 – #27 (#80)

GORDY 7086 - 6-69 - 27-80 A GORDY 7086 - 6-69 - B

Blinky & Edwin Starr – July, 1969

GORDY 7090 - 7-69 A GORDY 7090 - 7-69 B

Bobby Taylor – July, 1969

GORDY 7092 - 7-69 A GORDY 7092 - 7-69 B

The Temptations – August, 1969 – #1 (#1)

GORDY 7093 - 8-69 - 1-1 GORDY 7093 - 8-69 - B

Martha & The Vandellas – November, 1969 – #44 (#102)

GORDY 7094 - 9-69 - 44-102 GORDY 7094 - 9-69 - B

2 Comments

  1. Pingback: Gordy 45′s: The Motor City Sound! | PopBopRocktilUDrop

  2. Big thanks for all the hard work

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