'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow,' which Gaye co-wrote with Mickey Stevenson and Berry Gordy’s brother George, established him as a soul contender.
A seismic career shift and a bold new artistic direction brought an indelible classic.
'Tear It On Down' was the final single to carry the name of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.
'You're The Man (Part 1)' is perhaps his least-celebrated top ten soul hit.
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 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 Philadelphia singer became famous through her hit singles that were recorded for the legendary Motown label.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
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.
Funkateers, country stars and punks contributed to the best concept albums in music, proving that prog rockers didn’t entirely own the concept of concepts.
Initially Stevie Wonder’s live drummer, Bohannon also performed with Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, Miles Davis and countless others.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
The best Earth Day songs range from political warnings to songs written in celebration of our planet’s beauty.
From protest songs to Greenpeace concerts, musicians have long helped push the environmental movement’s cause, rallying for Mother Earth.