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Motown’s Gordy LP’s from 1980 through 1990

Gordy LP’s continued to be numbered consecutively and independent of other Motown labels until 1982 at which time the Motown numbering system changed with all existing Motown labels sharing a common consecutive numbering system.  Also, as the 90’s approached – Motown began releasing LP’s in other formats including cassette and CD – as did all record producers – eventually culminating in the demise of vinyl.  Only vinyl releases are presented here.

LP – Gordy 991 – Stone City Band – In and Out – Released January, 1980 – Charted March 22nd, 1980 – #122 – 6 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 991 - STONE CITY BAND A

GORDY 991 - STONE CITY BAND B GORDY 991 - STONE CITY BAND C

LP – Gordy 992 – Teena Marie – Lady T – Released February, 1980 – Charted March 15th, 1980 – #45 – 20 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 992 - TEENA M - A GORDY 992 - TEENA M - B

GORDY 992 - TEENA M - E GORDY 992 - TEENA M - F

GORDY 992 - TEENA M - C GORDY 992 - TEENA M - D

LP – Gordy 993 – Switch – Reaching for Tomorrow – Released March, 1980 – Charted April 12th, 1980 – #57 – 4 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 993 - SWITCH A GORDY 993 - SWITCH B

GORDY 993 - SWITCH C GORDY 993 - SWITCH D

LP – Gordy 994 – The Temptations – Power – Released April, 1980 – Charted May 17th, 1980 – #45 – 14 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 994 - TEMPS - A GORDY 994 - TEMPS - B

GORDY 994 - TEMPS - F GORDY 994 - TEMPS - E

GORDY 994 - TEMPS - C GORDY 994 - TEMPS - D

LP – Gordy 995 – Rick James – Garden of Love – Released July, 1980 – Charted August 23rd, 1980 – #83 – 10 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 995 - JAMES R - A

GORDY 995 - JAMES R - B GORDY 995 - JAMES R - C

LP – Gordy 995 – Rick James – Garden of Love – Released July, 1980 – Charted August 23rd, 1980 – #83 – 10 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 995 - JAMES R - A

GORDY 995 - JAMES R - B GORDY 995 - JAMES R - C

LP – Gordy 996 – High Inergy – Hold On – Released August, 1980 – Did not chart

GORDY 996 - HIGH INERGY - C ONLY

LP – Gordy 997 – Teena Marie – Irons In The Fire – Released August, 1980 – Charted September 13th, 1989 – #38 – 29 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 997 - TEENA M - A

GORDY 997 - TEENA M - B GORDY 997 - TEENA M - C

LP – Gordy 998 – The Temptations – Give Love at Christmas – Released October, 1980 – Charted December, 1983 on the Billboard Christmas Charts – #6 (Note: This LP was originally released on the Motown Label #2832)

GORDY 998 - TEMPS - A GORDY 998 - TEMPS - B

GORDY 998 - TEMPS - C GORDY 998 - TEMPS - D

LP – Gordy 999 – Switch – This is My Dream – Released October, 1980 – Charted November 15th, 1980 – #85 – 17 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 999 - SWITCH A GORDY 999 - SWITCH D

GORDY 999 - SWITCH B GORDY 999 - SWITCH C

LP – Gordy 1000 – Nolen & Crossley – Nolen & Crossley – Released January, 1981 – Did not chart

GORDY 1000 - NOLEN C ONLY

LP – Gordy 1001 – The Stone City Band – The Boys Are Back – Released January, 1981

GORDY 1001 - BOYS - A

GORDY 1001 - BOYS - B GORDY 1001 - BOYS - C

LP – Gordy 1002 – Rick James – Street Songs – Released April, 1981 – Charted May 2nd, 1981 – #3 – 74 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 1001 - JAMES - A GORDY 1002 - JAMES R - B

GORDY 1002 - JAMES R - C GORDY 1002 - JAMES R - D

LP – Gordy 1002 – The DeBarges – DeBarges – Released March, 1981 – Did not chart

GORDY 1003 - DEBARGE - CO

LP – Gordy 1004 – Teena Marie – It Must Be Magic – Released May, 1981 – Charted June 13th, 1981 – #23 – 25 Weeks on Hot 100

GORDY 1004 - TEENA - CO

LP – Gordy 1005 – High Inergy – High Inergy – Released May, 1981 – Did not chart

GORDY 1005 - HIGH INERGY - A

GORDY 1005 - HIGH INERGY - B GORDY 1005 - HIGH INERGY - C

LP – Gordy 1006 – The Temptations – The Temptations – Released July, 1981 – Charted August 29th, 1981 – #119 – 9 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 1006 - TEMPTATIONS - CO

LP – Gordy 1007 – Switch – Switch V – Released October, 1981 – Charted November 21st, 1981 – #174 – 4 Weeks on Hot 200

GORDY 1007 - SWITCH CO

LP – Gordy 6003 -Nolen & Crossley – Ambience – Released

GORDY 1008 - NOLEN A GORDY 1008 - NOLEN B
LP – Gordy 6005 – Rick James – Throwin’ Down – Released May, 1982 – Charted June 5th, 1982 – #13 – 23 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6005 - JAMES R - A

GL 6005 - JAMES R - C GL 6005 - JAMES R - D

LP – Gordy 6006 – High Inergy – So Right – Release April, 1982 – Did not chart

GL 6006 - HIGH INERGY - AS GL 6006 - HIGH INERGY - B

LP – Gordy 6008 – The Temptations – Reunion – Released April, 1982 – Charted May 1st, 1982 – #37 – 18 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6008 - TEMPS A

GL 6008 - TEMPS B GL 6008 - TEMPS C

LP – Gordy 6012 – DeBarge – All This Love – Released August, 1982 – Charted September 11th, 1982 – #24 – 48 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6012 - DEBARGE A GL 6012 - DEBARGE B

GL 6012 - DEBARGE C GL 6012 - DEBARGE D

LP – Gordy 6023 – Rick James – Blow – Released August, 1982 – Did not chart

GL 6023 - JAME R PRESENTS A

GL 6023 - JAME R PRESENTS B GL 6023 - JAME R PRESENTS C

LP – Gordy 6032 – The Temptations – Surface Thrills – Released February, 1983 – Charted March 19th, 1983 – #159 – 9 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6032 - TEMPS A

LP – Gordy 6040 – The Mary Jane Girls – Mary Jane Girls – Released April, 1983 – Charted May 14th, 1983 – #56 – 41 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6040 - MARY JANE A GL 6040 - MARY JANE B

GL 6040 - MARY JANE C

GL 6040 - MARY JANE D GL 6040 - MARY JANE E

LP – Gordy 6041 – High Inergy – Groove Patrol – Released April, 19983 – Did not chart

GL 6041 - HIGH INERGY A GL 6041 - HIGH INERGY B

GL 6041 - HIGH INERGY C GL 6041 - HIGH INERGY D

LP – Gordy 6042 – The Stone City Band – Meet the Stone City Band – Released July, 1983 – Did not chart

GL 6042 - STONE CITY A

LP – Gordy 6043 – Rick James – Cold Blooded – Released July, 1983 – Charted August 27th, 1983 – #16 – 29 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6043 - JAMES R A GL 6043 - JAMES R B

GL 6043 - JAMES R C GL 6043 - JAMES R D

GL 6043 - JAMES R E GL 6043 - JAMES R F

LP – Gordy 6057 – Dennis Edwards – Don’t Look Any Further – Released January, 1984 – Charted March, 1984 – #48 – 27 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6057 - EDWARDS D - A

GL 6057 - EDWARDS D - B GL 6057 - EDWARDS D - C

LP – Gordy 6061 – DeBarge – In A Special Way – Released September, 1983 – Charted October 22nd, 1983 – #36 – 40 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6061 - DEBARGE A GL 6061 - DEBARGE B

GL 6061 - DEBARGE C

LP – Gordy 6085 – The Temptations – Back to the Basics – Released March, 1984 – Charted April 21st, 1984 – #152 – 9 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6085 - TEMPS - A GL 6085 - TEMPS - B

GL 6085 - TEMPS - C GL 6085 - TEMPS - D

LP – Gordy 6095 – Rick James – Reflections – Released July, 1984 – Charted August 25th, 1984 – #41 – 19 Weeks on Hot 200

LP – Gordy 6119 – The Temptations – Truly For You – Released October, 1984 – Charted November, 1984 – #55 – 34 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6119 - TEMPS

LP – Gordy 6123 – DeBarge – Rhythm of the Night – Released February, 1985 – Charted March 23rd, 1985 – #19 – 48 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6123 - DEBARGE A GL 6123 - DEBARGE B

GL 6123 - DEBARGE C GL 6123 - DEBARGE D

LP – Gordy 6135 – Rick James – Glow – Released April, 1985 – Charted May 11th, 1985 – #50 – 26 Week on Hot 200

GL 6135 - JAMES C

GL 6135 - JAMES A GL 6135 - JAMES Aa

LP – Gordy 6147 – Val Young – Seduction – Released July, 1985 – Did not chart

GL 6147 - VAL YOUNG CO

LP – Gordy 6148 – Dennis Edwards – Coolin’ Out – Released June, 1985 – Did not chart

GL 6148 - EDWARDS A GL 6148 - EDWARDS B

GL 6148 - EDWARDS C GL 6148 - EDWARDS D

LP – Gordy 6164 – The Temptations – Touch Me – Released December, 1985 – Charted January 25th, 1986 – #146 – 10 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6164 - TEMPATIONS A GL 6164 - TEMPATIONS B

LP – Gordy 6181 – El DeBarge – El DeBarge – Released May, 1986 – Charted June 21st, 1986 – #24 – 23 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6181 - DEBARGE - A GL 6181 - DEBARGE - B

GL 6181 - DEBARGE - C

GL 6181 - DEBARGE - D GL 6181 - DEBARGE - E

LP – Gordy 6185 – Rick James – The Flag – Released June, 1986 – Charted July 5th, 1986 – #95 – 12 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6185 - JAMES R - A GL 6185 - JAMES R - B

GL 6185 - JAMES R - C GL 6185 - JAMES R - D

LP – Gordy 6207 – The Temptations – To Be Continued – Released July, 1986 – Charted August 2nd, 1986 – #74 – 33 Weeks on Hot 200

GL 6207 - TEMPS - A GL 6207 - TEMPS - B

GL 6207 - TEMPS - C GL 6207 - TEMPS - D

This would be the final Gordy vinyl release for the great Temptations.  They would go on to release a few more vinyl releases on the “Motown” label as well as several Motown cassette releases.  Their final appearance on the Hot 200 charts came in June of 2004 with “Legacy” lasting a single week on the charts at #163.  Their charting history on Motown ran from 1964 until 2004!

LP – Gordy 6216 – General Kane – In Full Chill – Released October, 1986 – Charted on R&B Charts November, 1986 – #46 (This would be the final release to carry the Gordy label)

GL 6216 - GEN KANE CO

 

 

 

 

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