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DETROIT film soundtrack features The Roots, John Coltrane, The Dramatics & more


Motown RecordsWhether you’re a fan of classic R&B or more modern sounds, Motown’s soundtrack for the forthcoming movie DETROIT has likely got something for you.

Artists include The Roots, with an original song featuring Bilal titled “It Ain’t Fair,” jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, and Detroit’s very own The Dramatics.    

In an official statement, Roots producer-drummer Questlove says “It Ain’t Fair” “was designed to emphasize the importance of social justice through the prism of late-sixties Detroit, which means many things culturally and politically, and also certain things musically.” 

Other songs on the disc, which captures the sound and story behind Detroit’s 1967 12th Street Riot, include “Your Precious Love” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Tyrell, “Devil’s Gotten Into My Baby” by The Devotions, “Jimmy Mack” from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and The Elgins‘ “Heaven Must Have Sent You.”   

The DETROIT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released this month.  

Here’s the complete track listing: 

 “If You Haven’t Got Love” — The Dramatics
“Jimmy Mack” — Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
“Baby Bunny (Sugar Honey)” — Jerry Williams
“Your Precious Love” — Marvin Gaye & Tammi Tyrell
“Till Johnny Comes” — Brenda Holloway
“Larry’s Rescue” — James Newton Howard
“It Ain’t Fair” (feat. Bilal) — The Roots
“Devil’s Gotten Into My Baby” — The Devotions
“The Cream Of The Crop” — Lee Rogers
“All Because Of You” — The Dramatics
“Larry’s Alone” — James Newton Howard
“Grow” — Algee Smith
“Heaven Must Have Sent You” — The Elgins
“I Want To Talk About You” — John Coltrane 

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