'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow,' which Gaye co-wrote with Mickey Stevenson and Berry Gordy’s brother George, established him as a soul contender.
'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
On October 9, 1971, ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),’ the latest 45 from Marvin’s immortal ‘What’s Going On’ album, bowed on the US pop and R&B charts.
The ebullient song was composed by the Motown writing team known as The Corporation, with Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, and Berry Gordy himself.
The co-founder of the Miracles shares memories of life on the road and in the studio with Motown’s first-ever signings.
The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ is one of the greatest soul songs of all time. Here's the story of how it got made.
One Motown smash replaced another at No. 1 in the US on September 19, 1970, as Edwin Starr’s ‘War’ was succeeded by Diana’s ’Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.’
From a tiny $800 loan, Berry Gordy turned Motown into the biggest African-American business of its era, paving the way for black-owned labels that followed.
Inspiring covers by everyone from The Beatles to Carpenters, The Marvelettes’ ‘Please Mr. Postman’ song put Motown on the map as a true cultural force.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was first cut a month earlier — and got the thumbs down from Berry Gordy.
The six-piece from Detroit, the Contours, took the song to No.1 on the US R&B chart for three weeks.
The engine that drove the Motown machine was made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
The pair had already written hits for Stevie and others when he oversaw her first album for Motown's MoWest label.
The first Temptations single may have gone nowhere fast, but the label stuck with them, and soon they began to grow into soul giants.