Motown had a sound of its own when I was a kid.
Jim, as always, has provided us with some terrific background and I recommend you check that out here
I was a Jackson 5 fan, but I haven’t chosen one of their hits for this.
Richard Dean Taylor (May 11, 1939 – January 7, 2022) was a Canadian musician, most notable as a singer, songwriter, and record producer for Motown during the 1960s and 1970s. According to Jason Ankeny, Taylor was “one of the most underrated acts ever to record under the Motown aegis.”
As a singer, American audiences know Taylor best for his chart-topping 1970 hit “Indiana Wants Me”,which hit No. 1 in Cash Box in the United States and was also No. 2 in Canada and No. 2 in the UK. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. He became well known in the United Kingdom for other hits, including “Gotta See Jane” and “There’s a Ghost in My House”.
1967’s “There’s A Ghost In My House” was written by the team of Holland–Dozier–Holland along with Taylor, and again produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier. It was also a commercial disappointment in the US – but it was a No. 3 hit in the UK Singles Chart in 1974. Taylor was also beginning to become a songwriter for other acts, as “I’ll Turn to Stone” by the Four Tops, and “All I Need” by The Temptations were both charting US singles in 1967, co-composed by him. In 1968, Taylor’s self-produced single “Gotta See Jane”, co-written with Brian Holland, became a Top 20 hit in the UK.