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Barrett Strong

voc, p, *1941 US, West Point, Mississippi
Singer / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul

American singer and songwriter. Born February 5, 1941 in West Point, Mississippi. Strong was the first artist to record a hit record for Motown, though he is best known for his successful songwriting collaboration with Norman Whitfield, which produced hits like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", "Ball of Confusion", and "War". Barrett Strong was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Money (That's What I Want) - Single Version / Mono on Money - MotownSelect.com by Barrett Strong
Misery - Single Version on Misery - MotownSelect.com by Barrett Strong
Money And Me - Single Version on 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Barrett Strong by Barrett Strong
Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right - Single Version on 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Barrett Strong by Barrett Strong
You Got What It Takes - Single Version on 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Barrett Strong by Barrett Strong
I'm Gonna Cry (If You Quit Me) - Single Version on 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Barrett Strong by Barrett Strong
Oh I Apologize - Single Version on 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Barrett Strong by Barrett Strong
Money (That's What I Want) - The Motown Story: The 60s Version on The Motown Story: The Sixties by Various Artists
You Knows What To Do - Single Version on 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Barrett Strong by Barrett Strong
Yes, No, Maybe So - Single Version on 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Barrett Strong by Barrett Strong

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Money & Other Big HitsBarrett Strong2017Compil.
Money (That's What I Want) / MiseryBarrett Strong2016Single
MoneyBarrett Strong2016Compil.
Rarer Stamps 01Barrett Strong & Gino Parks2015Album
Money (That's What i Want)Barrett Strong, Jackie Shane2013Single
Misery / Let's RockBarrett Strong2012Single
The Complete Motown CollectionBarrett Strong2004Compil.
The Best Of Barrett StrongBarrett Strong2003Compil.
Stronghold 2Barrett Strong2001Album
Do You Love Me? / Money (That's What I Want)The Contours / Barrett Strong1988Single
Love Is YouBarrett Strong1987Album
Rock It EasyBarrett Strong1981Album
Live & LoveBarrett Strong1976Album
Man Up In The SkyBarrett Strong1976Single
SurrenderBarrett Strong1975Single
Is It TrueBarrett Strong1975Single
SurrenderBarrett Strong1975Single
StrongholdBarrett Strong1975Album
Stand Up And Cheer For The PreacherBarrett Strong1973Single
Make Up Your Mind / I Better RunBarrett Strong1966Single
Seven Sins / What Went WrongBarrett Strong1962Single
Money And MeBarrett Strong1961Single
Misery / Two Wrongs Don’t Make A RightBarrett Strong1961Single
Whirlwind / I'm Gonna Cry (If You Quit Me)Barrett Strong And The Rayber Voices1960Single
Money (That's What I Want)Barrett Strong1960Single
You Knows What To Do / Yes, No, Maybe SoBarrett Strong1960Single
Let's Rock / Do The Very Best You CanBarrett Strong1959Single
Money (That's What I Want) / Oh I ApologizeBarrett Strong1959Single
Love Is You / You Make Me Feel The Way I DoBarrett StrongSingle
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