'Come And Get These Memories' embodied the sound that Berry Gordy had been looking for.
A pioneering and everlasting legend, Mary Wells was Motown’s first true icon, paving the way for an artistic freedom that others would come to follow.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Tammi left us at a tragically young 24, but her elegant vocals live on.
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.
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.
From singing in Motown’s biggest girl group to earning Oscar nods and becoming a fashion icon, Diana Ross set the template for future stars to follow.
The story of Motown is also a story of female empowerment. Its finest female talents took opportunities – and risks – to help give women a spotlight.
After 30 years of pioneering pop music, modern-day Motown still shapes 'The Sound Of Young America,' thanks to a slew of new artists storming the charts.
Whether as a songwriter for himself, The Miracles, or for others, Smokey Robinson perfected the art of expression, penning countless classics for Motown.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
Founded by Berry Gordy in 1971, the relaunched Black Forum label will reissue six historic spoken word albums by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, Elaine Brown and more.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, Jamerson helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
Co-penned by Berry Gordy and Marv Johnson, ‘Come To Me’ became Motown’s first single, paving the way for the label’s world domination.