From the title track to the final fade, ‘Chocolate City’ kicks ass and provided the foundations for George Clinton and Parliament’s next funk masterpiece.
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
Twenty of the best Muddy Waters songs: legendary cuts from the blues legend who helped launch Chess Records and inspired The Rolling Stones.
Hailed as 'the truest artist' Motown founder Berry Gordy has ever known, Marvin Gaye was an uncompromising force that defined soul music in the 70s.
Raw and alluring, ‘Iron Lion Zion’ brought Bob Marley’s message to the world in a fresh guise, with lyrics that were open to interpretation.
An overlooked Motown classic, 'Wild And Peaceful' introduced Teena Marie as an assertive, self-determining artist with an impressive range of skills.
A powerful call to action, Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ continues to resonate with those struggling to overcome oppression.
His final album for Stax Records, ‘Crown Prince Of Dance’ proved that Rufus Thomas could still claim the throne when it came to floor-filling soul music.
Absorbing and life-affirming, Smokey Robinson’s ‘A Quiet Storm’ is one of the landmark soul albums of its era, and its innovations continue to resonate.
Rightfully known as the queen Supreme, the best Diana Ross songs reveal just how much the Motown icon achieved when she stepped out as a solo artist.
Arrested Development’s debut album, ‘3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of…’ offers heaps to appreciate today. Dig your hands in its works.
Representing its era of soul music perfectly, ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’ paired five iconic voices with Motown’s leading songwriter for a stunning album.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.
Motown’s story is often told by the superstars who helped define the company’s sound, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Wearing its crown well, ‘King & Queen’ saw Otis Redding team up with Carla Thomas for a laidback and playful album that included the hit single ‘Tramp.’