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This page gives Early Motown labels and lists of releases under those various labels.

LONDON AMERICAN LABEL  
Paul Gayton:The Hunch / Hot Cross BunsHLM 8998 – Nov 1959
Paul Gayton Was Issued On A 78 As Well As A 45 first on Anna US Berry gordy’s sister label pre-dating Motown
Barrett Strong:Money (That’s What I Want) / Oh I ApologiseHL 9088 – Apr 1960
The Miracles:Shop Around / Who’s Lovin’ YouHL 9276 – Feb 1961
The Miracles:Ain’t It Baby / The Only One I LoveHL 9366 – Jun 1961
FONTANA LABEL  
The Marvelettes:Please Mr Postman / So Long BabyH 355 – Dec 1961
The Miracles:What’s So Good About Goodbye / I’ve Been Good To YouH 384 – Mar 1962
The Marvelettes:Twistin’ Postman / I Want A GuyH 386 – Mar 1962
Eddie Holland:Jamie / Take A Chance On MeH 387 – Mar 1962
ORIOLE LABEL  
Mary Wells:You Beat Me To The Punch / Old Love (Let’s Try Again)CBA 1762 – Sep 1962
The Contours:Do You Love Me / Move Mr ManCBA 1763 – Sep 1962
The Marvelettes:Beechwood 4-5789 / Someday, SomehowCBA 1764 – Sep 1962
Mike & The Modifiers:I Found Myself A Brand New Baby / It’s Too BadCBA 1775 – Oct 1962
The Miracles:You Really Got A Hold On Me / Happy LandingCBA 1795 – Jan 1963
Mary Wells:Two Lovers / OperatorCBA 1796 – Jan 1963
The Contours:Shake Sherry / You Better Get In LineCBA 1799 – Feb 1963
Marvin Gaye:Stubborn Kind Of Fellow / It Hurts Me TooCBA 1803 – Feb 1963
Eddie Holland:If It’s Love (It’s Alright) / It’s Not Too LateCBA 1808 – Mar 1963
The Valadiers:I Found A Girl / You’ll Be Sorry SomedayCBA 1809 – Mar 1963
Martha & The Vandellas:I’ll Have To Let Him Go / My Baby Won’t Come BackCBA 1814 – Mar 1963
The Marvelettes:Locking Up My Heart / ForeverCBA 1817 – Apr 1963
Martha & The Vandellas:Come And Get These Memories / Jealous LoverCBA 1819 – Apr 1963
Mary Wells:Laughing  Boy / Two Wrongs Don’t Make A RightCBA 1829 – May 1963
The Contours:Don’t Let Her Be Your Baby / It Must Be LoveCBA 1831 – May 1963
Marvin Gaye:Pride And Joy / One Of These DaysCBA 1846 – July 1963
Mary WellsYour Old Stand-By / What Love Has Joined TogetherCBA 1847 – July.1963
Little Stevie Wonder:Fingertips (11) / Fingertips (1)CBA 1853 – Aug 1963
The Miracles:Mickey’s Monkey / Whatever Makes You HappyCBA 1863 – Sep 1963
STATESIDE LABEL  
Martha & The Vandellas:Heatwave / A Love Like Yours Don’t Come Knocking Every DaySS 228 – Oct 1963
Little Stevie Wonder:Workout Stevie Workout / Monkey TalkSS 238 – Nov 1963
Mary Wells:You Lost The Sweetest Boy / What’s Easy For Two Is So Hard For OneSS 242 – Nov 1963
Marvin Gaye:Can I Get A Witness / I’m Crazy About My BabySS 243 – Nov 1963
Martha & The Vandellas:Quicksand / Darling I Hum Our SongSS 250 – Jan 1964
The Marvelettes:As Long As I Know He’s Mine / Little Girl BlueSS 251 – Jan 1964
Supremes:When The Lovelight Starts Shining Thru’ His Eyes / Standing At The Crossroads Of LoveSS 257 – Jan 1964
The Miracles:I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying / Such Is Love Such Is LifeSS 263 – Feb 1964
Martha & The Vandellas:Live Wire / Old Love (Let’s Try Again)SS 272 – Mar 1964
The Marvelettes:He’s A Good Guy (Yes He Is) / Goddess Of LoveSS 273 – Apr 1964
The Temptations:The Way You Do The Things You Do / Just Let Me KnowSS 278 – Apr 1964
The Miracles:(You Can’t Let The Boy Overpower) The Man In You / Heartbreak RoadSS 282 – Apr 1964
Marvin Gaye:You’re A Wonderful One / When I’m Alone I CrySS 284 – Apr 1964
Little Stevie Wonder:Castles In The Sand / Thank You (For Loving Me All The Way)SS 285 – Apr 1964
Mary Wells:My Guy / Oh Little Boy (What Did You Do To Me)SS 288 – Apr 1964
The Contours:Can You Do It / I’ll Stand By YouSS 299 – May 1964
Martha & The Vandellas:In My Lonely Room / A Tear For The GirlSS 305 – Jun 1964
Brenda Holloway:Every Little Bit Hurts / Land Of 1000 BoysSS 307 – Jun 1964
Mary Wells & Marvin Gaye:Once Upon A Time / What’s The Matter With You BabySS 316 – Jul 1964
The Temptations:I’ll Be In Trouble / The Girls Alright With MeSS 319 – Jul 1964
Stevie Wonder:Hey Harmonica Man / This Little GirlSS 323 – Aug 1964
The Miracles:I Like It Like That / You’re So Free And SweetSS 324 – Aug 1964
Marvin Gaye:Try It Baby / If My Heart Could SingSS 326 – Aug 1964
The Supremes:Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To MeSS 327 – Aug 1964
The Marvelettes:You’re My Remedy / A Little Bit Of Sympathy, A Little Bit Of LoveSS 334 – Sep 1964
The Four Tops:Baby I Need Your Loving / Call On MeSS 336 – Sep 1964
Martha & The Vandellas:Dancing In The Street / There He Is (At My Door)SS 345 – Oct 1964
The Temptations:(Girl) Why You Wanna Make Me Blue / Baby Baby I Need YouSS 348 – Oct 1964
The Supremes:Baby Love / Ask Any GirlSS 350 – Oct 1964
The Miracles:That’s What Love Is Made Of / Would I Love YouSS 353 – Oct 1964
Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers:Soul Stomp / Hot ‘n’ TrotSS 357 – Nov 1964
Kim Weston:A Little Bit More Love / Go Ahead And LaughSS 359 – Nov 1964
Marvin Gaye:How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / ForeverSS 360 – Nov 1964
The Velvelettes:Needle In A Haystack / Should I Tell ThemSS 361 – Nov 1964
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston:What Good Am I Without You / I Want You ‘RoundSS 363 – Dec 1964
The Marvelettes:Too Many Fish In The Sea / A Need For LoveSS 369 – Jan 1965
The Four Tops:Without The One You Love (Life’s Not Worthwhile) / Love Has GoneSS 371 – Jan 1965
The Supremes:Come See About Me / (You’re Gone But) Always In My HeartSS 376 – Jan 1965
The Miracles:Come On Do The Jerk / Baby Don’t You GoSS 377 – Jan 1965
The Temptations:My Girl / (Talkin’ Bout) Nobody But My BabySS 378 – Jan 1965
The Contours:Can You Jerk Like Me / That Day When She Needed MeSS 381 – Jan 1965
Martha & The Vandellas:Wild One / Dancing SlowSS 383 – Jan 1965
Carolyn Crawford:When Someone’s Good To You / My HeartSS 384 – Feb 1965
The Velvelettes:He Was Really Saying Something / Throw A Farewell KissSS 387 – Feb 1965
Tony Martin:Talkin’ To Your Picture / Our RhapsodySS 394 – Mar 1965

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