Starting in January 1982, the numbering for all the active Motown labels was consolidated under one system. 6000 numbering system with a two letter designation after the number indicating the label, TL was Tamla, I Can’t Give Her Up – Michael Lovesmith – Diamond In The Raw was Motown and GL was Gordy. In addition to these, there was Latino designated by LL. We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography.
Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Motown Records, which are currently owned by Universal Music Group. 6000ML – Tell Me a Lie – Bettye Lavette Originally scheduled to be released as Motown M-964, but changed to the consolidated series. There are two different covers for this album, the first had a soft focus picture of Charlene with a blue strip at the top with “I’ve Never Been to Me” in it and a purple strip down the right side of the album.
The second cover had a different picture of Charlene with a red band across the top with the title, there is no purple strip on the right side. 6019ML – Love Changes – O. Smith Also released on Motown-distributed South Bay SB 1001. 6042GL – Meet the Stone City Band! Originally scheduled for release as on December 6, 1981 as Motown M8-954M1. Commercial release of the first five discs of a 1981 6-LP promotional set .
Each side has segments, which are indicated by a backslash. Side changes are denoted by the double slash as usual. 6055LL – Me Enamore – Jose Feliciano Released on Profono Records SL-2014 under license from Motown. Original title was scheduled to be Positive Space. Issued on compact disc as 6062MD in 1984. At this point, Motown begins compact disc releases with several anthology compilations, and also begins cassette-only reissues of their earlier albums.
6068MD – 14 Greatest Hits – Commodores Compact disc release. 6069TD – 15 Greatest Hits – Marvin Gaye Compact disc release. 6072MD – 14 Greatest Hits – Diana Ross Compact disc release. Movin’ On – Commodores Double cassette tape.
Reach Out – Four Tops Double cassette tape. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye Double cassette tape. Ben – Michael Jackson Double cassette tape. Fire It Up – Rick James Double cassette tape. Masterpiece – Temptations Double cassette tape.
Feels So Good – Grover Washington, Jr. My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder Double cassette tape. Live at Caesar’s Palace – Diana Ross Double cassette tape. United – Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell Double cassette tape. 6089TL – Essar – Smokey Robinson Released as 6098TL.