Three complete Motown albums by the Undisputed Truth, the early ’70s proteges of writer/producer Norman Whitfield, are due to make their CD debut via Britain’s Ace Records. Nothing But The Truth will be released August 25 on Ace’s Kent imprint as a two-CD set, and includes ten Top 50 R&B hits, plus rarities and non-album singles.
Universal Music has licensed this Motown material to Ace, which has previously released albums by Marv Johnson, the Spinners, Syreeta, the Contours, Shorty Long and the Monitors, among others, as well as a number of various-artists compilations.
The Undisputed Truth were one of Motown’s flagship acts during the first half of the 1970s, with such hits as 1971’s “Smiling Faces Sometimes” and the original 1972 version of “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone.” Nothing But The Truth features the group’s first, self-titled LP and their Down To Earth and Law Of The Land albums in their entirety, as originally released on Motown’s Gordy label.
Nothing But The Truth was compiled at Ace by Tony Rounce, whose liner notes feature a new interview with original Undisputed Truth member Joe Harris, with track annotations by Keith Hughes.