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From the Land of Band Box Records

By the early 1980’s the Tamla vinyl output diminished until finally giving way completely to CD’s.

Motown’s Tamla Label from 1970 through 1979

Tamla 300 – Marvin Gaye – Super Hits – Released September, 1970 – Charted November, 1970 – #117 Hot 200

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Tamla 301 – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – What Love Has Joined Together – Released April, 1970 – Charted May, 1970 – #97 Hot 200

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Tamla 302 – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Greatest Hits – Released May, 1970 – Charted June, 1970 – #171 Hot 200

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Tamla 303 – Kiki Dee – Great Expectations – Released July, 1970 – Did not chart

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Tamla 304 – Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Released July, 1970 – Charted August, 1970 – #25 Hot 200

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Tamla 305 – The Marvelettes – The Return of the Marvelettes – Released September, 1970 – Charted November, 1970 – #50 R&B Charts

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Tamla 306 – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – A Pocket Full of Miracles – Released September, 1970 – Charted October, 1970 – #56 Hot 200

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Tamla 307 – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Season for Miracles – Released November, 1970 – Charted #13 Christmas Charts

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Tamla 308 – Stevie Wonder – Where I’m Coming From – Released April, 1971 – Charted May, 1971 – #62 Hot 200

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Tamla 309 – Eddie Kendricks – All By Myself – Released April, 1971 – Charted May, 1971 – #80 Hot 200

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Tamla 310 – Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On – Released May, 1971 – Charted June, 1971 – #6 Hot 200

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Tamla 311 – Valerie Simpson – Exposed – Released May, 1971 – Charted July, 1971 – #159 Hot 200

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Tamla 312 – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – One Dozen Roses – Released August, 1971 – Charted September, 1971 – #92 – Hot 200

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Tamla 313 – Stevie Wonder – Stevie Wonder’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 – Released October, 1971 – Charted November, 1971 – #69 Hot 200

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Tamla 314 – Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind – Released February, 1972 – Charted March, 1972 – #21 Hot 200

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Tamla 315 – Eddie Kendricks – People Hold On – Released May, 1972 – Charted June, 1972 – #21 Hot 200

Tamla 317 – Valerie Simpson – Valerie Simpson – Released July, 1972 – Charted August, 1972 – #162 Hot 200

Tamla 318 – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Flying High Together – Released July, 1972 – Charted August, 1972 – #162 Hot 200

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Tamla 319 – Stevie Wonder – Talking Book – Released October, 1971 – Charted November, 1972 – #3 Hot 200

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Tamla 320 – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – 1957-1972 – Released December, 1972 – Charted January, 1973 – #75 Hot 200

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Tamla 322 – Marvin Gaye – Soundtrack – Trouble Man – Released November, 1972 – Charted January, 1972 – #14 Hot 200

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Tamla 325 – Miracles – Renaissance – Released May, 1973 – Charted June, 1973 – #174 Hot 200 (without Smokey Robinson)

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Tamla 326 – Stevie Wonder – Innervisions – Released July, 1973 – Charted August 3rd, 1973 – #4 Hot 200

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Tamla 327 – Eddie Kendricks – Eddie Kendricks – Released May, 1973 – Charted June, 1973 – #18 Hot 200

Tamla 328 – Smokey Robinson – Smokey – Released June, 1973 – Charted July, 1973 – #70 Hot 200

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Tamla 329 – Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On – Released August, 1973 – Charted September, 1973 – #3 Hot 200

Tamla 330 – Eddie Kendricks – Boogie Down! – Released February, 1974 – Charted March, 1974 – #30 Hot 200

Tamla 331 – Smokey Robinson – Pure Smokey – Released March, 1974 – Charted April, 1974 – #99 Hot 200

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Tamla 332 – Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale – Released June, 1974 – Charted August, 1974 – #1 Hot 200

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Tamla 333 – Marvin Gaye – Marvin Gaye Live! – Released June, 1974 – Charted July, 1974 #8 Hot 200

Tamla 334 – The Miracles – Do It Baby – Released August, 1974 – Charted September, 1974 – #41 Hot 200

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Tamla 335 – Eddie Kendricks – For You – Released November, 1974 – Charted December, 1974 – #108 Hot 200

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Tamla 336 – The Miracles – Don’t Cha Love It – Released January, 1975 – Charted February, 1975 – #96 Hot 200

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Tamla 337 – Smokey Robinson – A Quiet Storm

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Tamla 338 – Eddie Kendricks – The Hot Man

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Tamla 339 – The Miracles – City of Angels

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Tamla 340 – Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life – Released September, 1976 – Charted October, 1976 – #1 Hot 200

Tamla 341 – Smokey Robinson – Smokey’s Family Reunion   Released February, 1976 – Charted March, 1976 – #57 Hot 200

Tamla 342 – Marvin Gaye – I Want You – Released March, 1976 – Charted April, 1976 – #4 Hot 200

Tamla 343 – Eddie Kendricks – He’s a Friend – Released January, 1976 – Charted January, 1976 – #38 Hot 200

Tamla 344 – The Miracles – The Power of Music – Released September, 1976 – Charted October, 1976 – #178 Hot 200

Tamla 345 – Thelma Houston – Any Way You Like It – Released October, 1976 – Charted December, 1976 – #11 Hot 200

Tamla 346 – Eddie Kendricks – Going Up in Smoke – Released September, 1976 – Charted October, 1976 – #144 Hot 200

Tamla 347 – Tata Vega – Full Speed Ahead – Released August, 1976 – Did not chart

Tamla 348 – Marvin Gaye – Marvin Gaye’s Greatest Hits – Released September, 1976 – Charted October, 1976 – #44 Hot 200

Tamla 349 – Syreeta – One to One – Released January, 1977 – Did not chart

Tamla 350 – Smokey Robinson – Deep in My Soul – Released January, 1977 – Charted February, 1977 – #47 Hot 200

Tamla 351 – Valerie Simpson – Keep It Comin’ – Released January, 1977 – Did not chart

Tamla 352 – Marvin Gaye – Live at the London Palladium – Released March, 1977 – Charted April, 1977 – #3 Hot 200

Tamla 365 – Thelma Houston – Ride to the Rainbow

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Tamla 6001 – Smokey Robinson – Yes It’s You Lady – Released January, 1982 – Charted February, 1982 – #33 Hot 200

Tamla 6002 – Stevie Wonder – Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I – Released May, 1982 – Charted May, 1982 – #4 Hot 200

Tamla 6015 – Gene Van Buren – What’s Your Pleasure – Released January, 1983 – Did not chart\

Tamla 6030 – Smokey Robinson – Touch the Sky – Released January, 1983 – Charted January, 1983 – #50 Hot 200

Tamla 6039 – Syreeta – The Spell – Released April, 1983 – Did not chart

Tamla 6064 – Smokey Robinson – Blame It On Love and All the Great Hits – Released August, 1983 – Charted September, 1983 – #124 Hot 200

Tamla 6098 – Smokey Robinson – Essar – Charted May, 1984 – Charted June, 1984 – #141 Hot 200

Tamla 6134 – Stevie Wonder – In Square Circle – Released September, 1985 – Charted October, 1985 – #5 Hot 200

Tamla 6156 – Smokey Robinson – Smoke Signals – Released January, 1986 – Charted February, 1986 – #104 Hot 200

Tamla 6172 – Marvin Gaye – Motown Remembers Marvin Gaye – Released March, 1986 – Charted May, 1986 – #193 (Appropriately – this was to be the final Tamla Vinyl LP release)

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