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.’
‘War’ was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
From deep funk cuts to snazzy jazz numbers, the best Thanksgiving songs focus on food and gratitude for the holidays.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
The album completed the group's transition to a more experimental sound, heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and by their adventurous producer, Norman Whitfield.
Charles Edwin Hatcher, born on January 21, 1942 in Nashville, is affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
Producer and label owner Harry Balk, a key figure in the careers of Del Shannon, Little Willie John, Rare Earth and others, died 3 December, 2016 at 91.
The Billboard Hot 100 for 12 May, 1979 showed Peaches & Herb's traditional soul sound stemming the disco tide, as 'Reunited' held at No. 1 amid dance fever.
What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...
In the week the May 17, 1969, the popularity of his recent ’25 Miles’ hit helped take Nashville-born Edwin Starr onto the US album chart for the first time.