A generous offering for the holidays, the ‘A Motown Christmas’ album includes seasonal classics from Stevie, Smokey, The Supremes, and Jackson 5.
Yuletide classics by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney and Jackson 5… the best Christmas songs of all time are the gifts that keeps on giving.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No.1 in the series itself.
Motown's inspired decision to release the three-year-old 'Tears Of A Clown' as a UK 45 led it to No.1 in Britain and a belated US release.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
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.
Mass-marketed music for the X-Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers to teenagers looking for romance from their pop idols is not actually a new thing.
Our tribute to the often underrated family harmony group from Newport, Rhode Island.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
The 1966 smash had the working title ‘This Is Where I Came In,’ before Holland-Dozier-Holland found the lyric they wanted.
The summer of 1969 saw the world united in hope, but by the end of the year, the death of the 60s dream left the world asking: what was next?
'I’m sick and tired of all their lies,' said Stevie as his politically motivated 'You Haven't Done Nothin'' was released.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.