It wasn’t easy for musicians to be openly feminist – or, indeed, to be openly women. But right from the start, they’ve been there...
The Motown/UMe album will be available digitally on 29 May, with CD and crystal-clear vinyl editions on 26 June.
Our uDiscover Music playlist celebrates the Prince of Motown, and a legacy that remains as powerful as ever.
Like previous songs in the sequence, the 1976 chart-topper has been remixed by US DJ, producer, arranger, writer and remixer Eric Kupper.
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.
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.
The lyrics of 'Nightshift' united Gaye with another soul giant, Jackie Wilson, who had died just three months earlier in 1984.
From The Supremes to Martha & The Vandellas and beyond, the best Motown girl groups defined a strain of soul music that keeps us dancing in the street.
Girl groups go all the way back to the birth of pop, and their long and honourable dedication to delighting the ears deserves far more recognition than it gets.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
In the way its music was presented and the universal themes its artists sang of, Motown broke racial barriers to move everyone, no matter their skin colour.
Five 45s transformed Motown Records in America between August 1964 and June 1965. Each one – ‘Where Did Our Love Go,’ ‘Baby Love,’ ‘Come See About Me,’ ‘Stop! In The Name Of...
Diana Ross has been embracing and endearing for the past five decades, ever since she became one of the four singular talents who define the music of Motown for all time, representing...
Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney have already been announced as 2020 Glastonbury headliners, along with Diana Ross who will perform this year’s ‘legend’s slot’.
This year, the highly-feted event will present more than 1000 musicians in over 150 performances across its 3 days.
Our selection also includes posts by Elton John, Luke Bryan, KT Tunstall and Duran Duran.