I hope that all of you had a lovely Mother’s Day. I couldn’t be with my mom, but I did chat with her, as well as both of my grandmothers, on the phone. Actually, first my mom called my brother to chew him out for a good twenty minutes and then hung up. Eventually, I did get her on the phone to wish her a proper Mother’s Day.

One thing I’ll always be grateful to both my parents for, is my love for music. They took me to see The Who doing Quadrophenia when I was in 5th grade for my first concert. Take that every else my age, who lists the Backstreet Boys, N SYNC or something similar. It started even before that, though. I remember listening, and singing along to, all sorts of Motown and girl groups in the car with my mom. This week’s playlist is dedicated to that.

  • “The Tears of a Clown” – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • “Heatwave” – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
  • “Please Mr. Postman” – The Marvelettes
  • “The Love You Save” – Jackson 5
  • “Ball of Confusion” – The Temptations
  • “You’re All I Need To Get By” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • “Come See About Me” – The Supremes
  • “For Once In My Life” – Stevie Wonder
  • “Shotgun” – Jr. Walker & the All Stars
  • “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” – Four Tops