In the mid-'60s, arrangers, road band leaders, and session musicians released albums under their names of instrumental arrangements of popular hits. Earl Van Dyke
, Gene Barge
, and others attempted to cash in with these projects. Few realize that H. B. Barnum
was one of Motown's most popular arrangers -- he worked almost exclusively with Holland, Dozier, & Holland -- this was before Motown credited arrangers on the labels, so this album of Motown hits comes natural for him. A nice try, but there's nothing remotely close to a hit among these 11 elevator specials that include "Baby I Need Your Loving," "My Guy," "Heat Wave," "Come See About Me," and "Hitch Hike."