The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
When Tammi fell on stage and collapsed into Marvin Gaye's arms on 14 October 1967, it foretold of tragedy.
On 9 October 1971, ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),' the latest 45 from the immortal 'What's Going On' album, bowed on the US pop and R&B charts.
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.
Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.
There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a distinction among the best cover versions of all time.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
In 1963, the rapid emergence of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas travelled at 45 rpm with three smash hit singles, then at 33rpm with their second album.
The song was written by drummer Don Brewer and produced, like all of the eponymous album, by Todd Rundgren.
The song was a musical tour de force by the 23-year-old Motown genius, who survived a serious accident just after its release.
Our appreciation of the career of a unique British music innovator and stylist who has never been replaced.
Released on 23 September 1969, Isaac Hayes’ Hot Buttered Soul remains a visionary album, and a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes centre stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
The album features newly-available tracks by some of the greatest Motown stars, including Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
Full of artistry and soul, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ is a pinnacle of pop music that cannot be surpassed.