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Title Motown 25 [videorecording] : yesterday, today, forever / a Motown production in association with Don Mischer Productions, Motown Productions ; produced by Don Mischer, Buz Kohan ; directed by Don Mischer ; written by Buz Kohan and Ruth Robinson, Suzanne de Passe.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : StarVista Entertainment, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    781.644 MOT    Available
Description 3 videodiscs (458 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical 2.0 stereo 5.1 surround rda
video file DVD video rda
Note Program notes by Suzanne de Passe and Nelson George (16 unnumbered pages : color portraits) inserted in container.
Contents Disc 1, The show. Dancing in the street (the Lester Wilson Dancers) -- Smokey Robinson -- Richard Pryor -- Medley. Shop around ; You've really got a hold on me ; The tears of a clow ; Going to a go-go (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) -- Dick Clark -- I wish ; and, Medley. Uptight (Everything's alright) ; Signed, sealed, delivered I'm yours ; My cherie amour ; Sir Duke ; You are the sunshine of my life (Stevie Wonder) -- Money (that's what I want) (Motown songwriters) -- Smokey Robinson -- Medley. Reach out, I'll be there ; Get ready ; It's the same old song ; Ain't too proud to beg ; Baby I need your loving ; My girl ; I can't get next to you ; I can't help myself ; (I know) I'm losing you (the Temptations and Four Tops) -- What's going on (Marvin Gaye) -- Howard Hesseman and Tim Reid of WKRP in Cincinnati -- Heat wave (Martha Reeves) -- My guy (Mary Wells) -- Shotgun (Jr. Walker) -- Brick house (Commodores) -- John Moshitta -- Lonely teardrops (José Feliciano) -- Where did our love go (Adam Ant) -- You mean more to me (Lionel Richie) -- Medley. I want you back ; The love you save ; Never can say goodbye ; I'll be there (the Jackson 5) -- Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) -- I want you (the Lester Wilson Dancers) -- Billy Dee Williams, Motown and the movies -- Richard Pryor, What is the Motown sound? -- All this love (DeBarge) -- He's a pretender (High Inergy) -- Can't stop (DeBarge and High Inergy) -- Medley. Ooo baby baby ; The tracks of my tears (Smokey Robinson and Linda Ronstadt) -- The Motown company song -- Medley. Being with you ; Cruisin' (Smokey Robinson) -- Richard Pryor, The Motown story...a fairy tale -- Ain't no mountain high enough (Diana Ross) -- Someday we'll be together (Diana Ross and the Supremes, with entire cast) -- Reach out and touch (somebody's hand) (entire cast) -- Bonus material. Motown 25 performers roundtable (featuring Smokey Robinson, Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Otis Williams (founder/leader, the Temptations), Suzanne de Passe) ; featurette: Signed, sealed & delivered : the making of Motown 25.
Disc 2, Rehearsal. Marvin Gaye rehearsal -- Featurette: What's going on: Marvin Gaye -- Interviews (Suzanne de Passe, Don Mischer).
Disc 3, The reunion. Roundtables. Yesterday, today, forever : the Motown 25 production roundtable ; Motown 25 performers roundtable, part 2 (featuring Smokey Robinson, Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Otis Williams (the Temptations) -- Featurettes. Reach out, I'll be there: the Temptations and Four Tops ; Come and get these memories: inside Hitsville -- Interviews: Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Otis Williams (the Temptations), Claudette Robinson (the Miracles), Martha Reeves (Martha & the Vandellas).
Performer Various performers; Richard Pryor, host.
Event Originally broadcast on NBC 1983 May 16.
Summary Television special commemorating record company Motown's 25th anniversary, featuring performances and interviews.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD; 2.0 stereo., 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Motown Record Corporation.
Soul music.
Popular music.
Soul musicians -- United States -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Television interviews.
Concert television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Mischer, Don, television producer, television director.
Robinson, Ruth Adkins, screenwriter.
De Passe, Suzanne, 1947- screenwriter.
Kohan, Buz, television producer, screenwriter.
Pryor, Richard, 1940-2005, host.
Don Mischer Productions, production company.
StarVista Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Motown Productions, production company.
Added Title Motown twenty-five
Note Additional title on container: M25
Standard No. 610583487091
Music No. 30737-X StarVista Entertainment

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