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’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.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
Our uDiscover Music playlist celebrates the Prince of Motown, and a legacy that remains as powerful as ever.
Known as "Mr. Rhythm," Williams was a colourful presence on the R&B scene back to his origins in pre-Motown Detroit.
When it came to a new song by Smokey Robinson, the departing Mary Wells' loss was Brenda's gain.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
Critics and fans acclaimed 'Let's Get It On' as his best album yet, and it promptly went platinum within three weeks.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
The much-covered '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' had its origins at the end of World War II.
The 1960s were in their dying days when Little Milton made another entry on Billboard's soul singles chart on 27 December 1969 with 'If Walls Could Talk.'
Late in 1960, the first female star produced by the still-emerging company was making her R&B chart debut with 'Bye Bye Baby.'
How to follow a classic like 'My Guy'? The first queen of Motown did so by making it two soul chart-toppers in a row.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.