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From the Land of Band Box Records

Motown’s Tamla LP’s from June, 1961 through 1969

LP – Tamla 220 – The Miracles – Hi We’re The Miracles – Released June, 1961 – Did not chart

Tamla 220A - Miracles Tamla 220B - Miracles

TAMLA 220 - MIRACLES A TAMLA 220 - MIRACLES B

LP – Tamla 221 – Marvin Gaye – The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye – Released June, 1961 – Did not chart

Tamla 221A - Gaye, Marvin Tamla 221B - Gaye, Marvin

TAMLA 221 - GAYE A TAMLA 221 - GAYE B

LP – Tamla 222 – Gospel Stars – The Great Gospel Stars – Released February, 1961 – Did not chart

TAMLA 222 - GOSPEL STARS - C

LP – Tamla 223 – The Miracles – Cookin’ With the Miracles – Released November, 1961 – Did not chart

Tamla 223A - Miracles Tamla 223B - Miracles

TAMLA 223 - MIRACLES - A TAMLA 223 - MIRACLES - B

LP – Tamla 224 – Various Artists – Tamla Special #1 – Released June, 1962 – Did not chart

Tamla 224A - Various Tamla 224B - Various

TAMLA 224 - VARIOUS - A TAMLA 224 - VARIOUS - B

LP – Tamla 227 – Rev. Columbus Mann – They Shall Be Mine – Released December, 1962 – Did not chart

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TAMLA 227 - MANN REV - A TAMLA 227 - MANN REV - B

LP – Tamla 228 – The Marvellettes – Please Mr. Postman – Released November, 1961 – Did not chart

Tamla 228A - Marvelettes Tamla 228B - Marvelettes

TAMLA 228 - MARVELLETTES A TAMLA 228 - MARVELLETTES B

LP – Tamla 229 – The Marvelettes – The Marvelettes Sing – Did not chart

Notice the incorrect spelling of the group’s name on the front cover. LP was first released as “Marvelettes Smash Hits of 62”

Tamla 229A - Marvelettes Tamla 229B - Marvelettes

TAMLA 229 - MARVELETTES R TAMLA 229 - MARVELETTES R_0001

LP – Tamla 230 – The Miracles – Try Something New – Did not chart

Tamla 230A - Miracles Tamla 230B - Miracles

TAMLA 230 - MIRACLES R TAMLA 230 - MIRACLES R_0001

LP – Tamla 231 – The Marvelettes – Playboy – Did not chart

Tamla 231A - Marvelettes Tamla 231B - Marvelettes

TAMLA 231 - MARVELETTES R TAMLA 231 - MARVELETTES R_0001

LP – Tamla 232 – Stevie Wonder – Tribute to Uncle Ray – Released October, 1962 – Did not chart

Tamla 232A - Wonder, Little Stevie Tamla 232B - Wonder, Little Stevie

TAMLA 232 - WONDER R (1)

LP – Tamla 233 – Stevie Wonder – The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie – Released September, 1962 – Did not chart

Tamla 233A - Wonder, Little Stevie Tamla 233B - Wonder, Little Stevie

TAMLA 233 - WONDER R TAMLA 233 - WONDER R_0001

LP – Tamla 236 – The Miracles – Christmas with the Miracles – Released December, 1964 – Charted December 19th, 1964 – #15 – 8 Weeks on Christmas Charts

Tamla 236A - Miracles Tamla 236B - Miracles

TAMLA 236 - MIRACLES R TAMLA 236 - MIRACLES R_0001

LP – Tamla 237 – The Marvelettes – The Marvelous Marvelettes – Released February, 1963 – Did not chart

Tamla 237A - Marvelettes Tamla 237B - Marvelettes

TAMLA 237 - MARVELETTES R TAMLA 237 - MARVELETTES R_0001

LP – Tamla 238 – The Miracles – The Fabulous Miracles – You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me – Released May, 1963 – Charted June 8th, 1963 – #118 – 8 Weeks on Hot 200

Tamla 238A - Miracles Tamla 238B - Miracles

TAMLA 238 - MIRACLES A TAMLA 238 - MIRACLES B

LP – Tamla 239 – Marvin Gaye – That Stubborn Kind of Fellow – Released January, 1963 – Did not chart

Tamla 239A - Gaye, Marvin Tamla 239B - Gaye, Marvin

TAMLA 239 - GAYE R TAMLA 239 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 240 – Stevie Wonder – Little Stevie Wonder the 12 Year Old Genius – Released May, 1963 – Charted July 13th, 1963 – #1 for 1 week – 20 Weeks on Hot 200

Tamla 240A - Wonder, Little Stevie Tamla 240B - Wonder, Little Stevie

TAMLA 240 - WONDER R TAMLA 240 - WONDER R_0001

LP – Tamla 241 – The Miracles – The Miracles on Stage – Released September, 1963 – Charted October 5th, 1963 – #139 – 5 Weeks on Hot 200

Tamla 241A - Miracles Tamla 241B - Miracles

TAMLA 241 - MIRACLES R TAMLA 241 - MIRACLES R_0001

LP – Tamla 242 – Marvin Gaye – Recorded Live On Stage – Released September, 1963 – Did not chart

Tamla 242A - Gaye, Marvin Tamla 242B - Gaye, Marvin

TAMLA 242 - GAYE R TAMLA 242 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 243 – The Marvelettes – Recorded Live on Stage – Released June, 1963 – Did not chart

Tamla 243A - Marvelettes Tamla 243B - Marvelettes

TAMLA 243 - MARVELETTES R TAMLA 243 - MARVELETTES R_0001

LP – Tamla 245 – The Miracles – Released December, 1963 – Charted January 4th, 1964 – #Weeks on Hot 200

Tamla 245A - Miracles Tamla 245B - Miracles

TAMLA 245 - MIRACLES R TAMLA 245 - MIRACLES R_0001

LP – Tamla 250 – Stevie Wonder – With a Song In My Heart – Released December, 1963 – Did not chart

Tamla 250A - Wonder, Little Stevie Tamla 250B - Wonder, Little Stevie

TAMLA 250 - WONDER R TAMLA 250 - WONDER R_0001

LP – Tamla 251 – Marvin Gaye – When I’m Alone I Cry – Released April, 1964 – Did not chart

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TAMLA 251 - GAYE R TAMLA 251 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 252 – Marvin Gaye – Greatest Hits – Released April, 1964 – Charted May 30th, 1964 – #72 – 14 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 252 - GAYE R TAMLA 252 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 253 – The Marvelettes – Greatest Hits – Released February, 1966 – Charted March 19th, 1966 – #84 – 16 Weeks on Hot 200

Tamla 253A V1 - Marvelettes Tamla 253A V2 - Marvelettes

Tamla 253B V1 - Marvelettes

TAMLA 253 - MARVELETTES R TAMLA 253 - MARVELETTES R_0001

TAMLA 253 - MARVELETTES STEREO R TAMLA 253 - MARVELETTES STEREO R_0001

LP – Tamla 254 – The Miracles – Greatest Hits from the Beginning – Released March, 1965 – Charted April 17th, 1965 – #21 – 25 Weeks on Hot 200

Tamla 254A - Miracles Tamla 254B - Miracles

TAMLA 254 - MIRACLES R TAMLA 254 - MIRACLES R_0001

TAMLA 254 - MIRACLES R_0002 TAMLA 254 - MIRACLES R_0003

LP – Tamla 255 – Stevie Wonder – Stevie At the Beach – Released June, 1964 – Did not chart

Tamla 255A - Wonder, Little Stevie Tamla 255B - Wonder, Little Stevie

TAMLA 255 - WONDER R TAMLA 255 - WONDER R_0001

LP – Tamla 256 – Various Artists – A Collection of 16 Big Hits Volume 2 – Released June, 1964 – Did not chart

Tamla 256A - Various Tamla 256B - Various

TAMLA 256 - VARIOUS VOL 2 R TAMLA 256 - VARIOUS VOL 2 R_0001

LP – Tamla 257 – Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts – Released June, 1964 – Did not chart

Tamla 257A - Holloway, Brenda Tamla 257B - Holloway, Brenda

TAMLA 257 - HOLLOWAY R TAMLA 257 - HOLLOWAY R_0001

LP – Tamla 258 – Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is – Released January, 1965 – Charted February 27th, 1965 – #128 – 10 Weeks on Hot 200

Tamla 258A - Gaye, Marvin Tamla 258B - Gaye, Marvin

TAMLA 258 - GAYE R TAMLA 258 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 259 – Marvin Gaye – Hello Broadway – Released November, 1964 – Did not chart

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TAMLA 259 - GAYE R TAMLA 259 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 261 – Marvin Gaye – A Tribute to the Great Nat King Cole – Released November, 1965 – Did not chart

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TAMLA 261 - GAYE R TAMLA 261 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 264 – Motown Revue in Paris – Released November, 1965 – Charted December 18th, 1965 – #111 – 7 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 264 - VARIOUS PARIS TAMLA 264 - VARIOUS PARIS_0001

LP – Tamla 265 – Willie Tyler & Lester – Hello Dummy – Released November, 1965 – Did not chart

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TAMLA 265 - TYLER R TAMLA 265 - TYLER R_0001

LP – Tamla 266 – Marvin Gaye – Moods of Marvin Gaye – Released June, 1966 – Charted July 16th, 1966 – #118 – 10 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 266 - GAYE R TAMLA 266 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 267 – The Miracles – Going to A-Go-Go – Released October, 1965 – Charted November 27th, 1965 – #8 – 40 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 267 - MIRACLES R TAMLA 267 - MIRACLES R_0001

LP – Tamla 268 – Stevie Wonder – Uptight Everything’s Alright – Released May, 1966 – Charted June 18th, 1966 – #33 – 25 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 268 - WONDER R TAMLA 268 - WONDER R_0001

LP – Tamla 269 – The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart of Mine – Released May, 1966 – Charted June 18th, 1966 – #140 – 5 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 269 - ISLEYS R TAMLA 269 - ISLEYS R_0001

LP – Tamla 270 – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – Take Two – Released April, 1967 – Charted on R&B Charts April, 1967 – #24

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TAMLA 270 - GAYE & WESTON R TAMLA 270 - GAYE & WESTON R_0001

LP – Tamla 271 – The Miracles – Away We Go Go – Released November, 1966 – Charted December 17th, 1966 – #41 – 27 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 271 - MIRACLES TAMLA 271 - MIRACLES_0001

LP – Tamla 272 – Stevie Wonder – Down to Earth – Released November, 1966 – Charted January 28th, 1967 – #92 – 7 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 272 - WONDER R TAMLA 272 - WONDER R_0001

LP – Tamla 274 – The Marvelettes – The Marvelettes – Released March, 1967 – Charted April 8th, 1967 – #129 – 8 Weeks on Hot 200 (Note: The Marvelettes only experienced two charting LP’s – this being their final.  The group would break up in 1969)

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TAMLA 274 - MARVELETTES R TAMLA 274 - MARVELETTES R_0001

LP – Tamla 275 – The Isley Brothers – Soul on the Rocks – Released August, 1967 – Did not chart

Tamla 275A - Isley Brothers Tamla 275B - Isley Brothers

TAMLA 275 - ISLEYS R TAMLA 275 - ISLEYS R_0001

LP – Tamla 276 – The Miracles – Make it Happen – Released August, 1967 – Charted September 30th, 1967 – #28 – 23 Weeks on Hot 200 (Note:  Was re-released in December of 1970 as “Tears of a Clown” – Notice that the label did not change titles)

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TAMLA 276 - MIRACLES - R TAMLA 276 - MIRACLES - R_0001

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TAMLA 276 - MIRACLES - REISSUE 70'S TAMLA 276 - MIRACLES - REISSUE 70'S_0001

LP – Tamla 277 – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – United – Released September, 1967 – Charted October 7th, 1967 – #69 – 44 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 277 - GAYE & TERRELL - R TAMLA 277 - GAYE & TERRELL - R_0001

LP – Tamla 278 – Marvin Gaye – Greatest Hits Vol. 2 – Released August, 1967 – Charted September 30th, 1967 – #178 – 5 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 278 - GAYE - R TAMLA 278 - GAYE - R_0001

LP – Tamla 279 – Stevie Wonder – I Was Made to Love Her – Released August, 1967 – Charted September 20th, 1967 – #45 – 13 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 279 - WONDER - R TAMLA 279 - WONDER - R_0001

LP – Tamla 280 – The Miracles – Greatest Hits Vol. 2 – Released January, 1968 – Charted February 24th, 1968 – #7 – 44 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 280 - MIRACLES - R TAMLA 280 - MIRACLES - R_0001

LP – Tamla 281 – Stevie Wonder – Someday at Christmas – Released November, 1967 – Charted on Christmas Charts December 23rd, 1967 – #81 – 2 Weeks on Christmas Charts

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TAMLA 281 - WONDER - R TAMLA 281 - WONDER - R_0001

LP – Tamla 282 – Stevie Wonder – Greatest Hits – Released March, 1968 – Charted April 27th, 1968 – #37 – 29 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 282 - WONDER - R TAMLA 282 - WONDER - R_0001

LP – Tamla 284 – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – You’re All I Need – Released August, 1968 – Charted September 60 – 21 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 284 - GAYE & TERRELL R TAMLA 284 - GAYE & TERRELL R_0001

LP – Tamla 285 – Marvin Gaye – In the Groove – Released October, 1968 – Charted November 2nd, 1968 – #63 – 27 Weeks on Hot 200

Released with two different covers the second being “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” a 1969 reissue

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TAMLA 285 - GAYE - R TAMLA 285 - GAYE - R_0001

LP – Tamla 286 – The Marvelettes – Sophisticated Soul – Released August, 1968 – Charted on R&B Charts September, 1968 – #41

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TAMLA 286 - MARVELETTES R TAMLA 286 - MARVELETTES R_0001

LP – Tamla 287 – The Isley Brothers – Doin’ Their Thing – Released April, 1969 – Did not chart

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TAMLA 287 - ISLEYS - R TAMLA 287 - ISLEYS - R_0001

LP – Tamla 288 – The Marvelettes – In Full Bloom – Released October, 1969 – Did not chart

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TAMLA 288 - MARVELETTES R TAMLA 288 - MARVELETTES R_0001

LP – Tamla 289 – The Miracles – Live! – Released January, 1969 – Charted February 15th, 1969 – #71 – 14 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 289 - MIRACLES R TAMLA 289 - MIRACLES R_0001

LP – Tamla 290 – The Miracles – Special Occasion – Released September, 1968 – Charted October 5th, 1968 – #42 – 23 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 290 - MIRACLES R TAMLA 290 - MIRACLES R_0001

LP – Tamla 291 – Stevie Wonder – For Once in My Life – Released December, 1968 – Charted January 1st, 1969 – #50 – 18 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 291 - WONDER - R TAMLA 291 - WONDER - R_0001

LP – Tamla 292 – Marvin Gaye – M.P.G. – Released May, 1969 – Charted June 14th, 1969 – #33 – 18 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 292 - GAYE R TAMLA 292 - GAYE R_0001

LP – Tamla 293 – Marvin Gaye and His Girls (with Mary Wells, Tammi Terrell) – Released May, 1969 – Charted June 14th, 1969 – #183 – 7 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 293 - GAYE & GIRLS 2 TAMLA 293 - GAYE & GIRLS_0001

LP – Tamla 294 – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Easy – Released September, 1969 – Charted October 18th, 1969 – #184 – 2 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 294 - GAYE & TERRELL R TAMLA 294 - GAYE & TERRELL R_0001

LP – Tamla 295 – The Miracles – Time Out for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Released July, 1969 – Charted August 9th, 1969 – #25 – 19 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 295 - MIRACLES - R TAMLA 295 - MIRACLES - R_0001

LP – Tamla 296 – Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour – Released August, 1969 – Charted October 11th, 1969 – #34 – 20 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 296 - WONDER - R TAMLA 296 - WONDER - R_0001

LP – Tamla 297 – The Miracles – Four in Blue – Released November, 1969 – Charted December 6th, 1969 – #78 – 12 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 297 - MIRACLES - R TAMLA 297 - MIRACLES - R_0001

LP – Tamla 298 – Stevie Wonder – Stevie Wonder Live – Released March, 1970 – Charted April 11th, 1970 – #81 – 15 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 298 - WONDER - R TAMLA 298 - WONDER - R_0001

LP – Tamla 299 – Marvin Gaye – That’s The Way Love Is – Released October, 1969 – Charted November 1st, 1969 – #189 – 3 Weeks on Hot 200

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TAMLA 299 - GAYE - R TAMLA 299 - GAYE - R_0001

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