Setting Rick James on the road to success, ‘Street Songs’ reflected the conflicting duality at the heart of his “punk funk” aesthetic.
Hailed as “the truest artist” Motown founder Berry Gordy has ever known, Marvin Gaye was an uncompromising force that defined soul music in the 70s.
An overlooked Motown classic, Wild And Peaceful introduced Teena Marie as an assertive, self-determining artist with an impressive range of skills.
Like previous songs in the sequence, the 1976 chart-topper has been remixed by US DJ, producer, arranger, writer and remixer Eric Kupper.
A newly-assembled snapshot of Marvin Gaye’s 1972 recordings, ‘You’re The Man’ makes for a pleasing additional chapter in an eternally soulful story.
After paying dues all through the 1960s, the American soul man's hard work finally paid dividends.
The story of Motown is also a story of female empowerment. Its finest female talents took opportunities – and risks – to help give women a spotlight.
From singing in Motown’s biggest girl group to earning Oscar nods and becoming a fashion icon, Diana Ross set the template for future stars to follow.
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.
Absorbing and life-affirming, Smokey Robinson’s ‘A Quiet Storm’ is one of the landmark soul albums of its era, and its innovations continue to resonate.
From The Supremes to Martha & The Vandellas and beyond, the best Motown girl groups defined a strain of soul music that keeps us dancing in the street.
Legendary groups The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas and The Marvelettes are well known, but there are many female Motown stars you need to know.
The 1978 album that included 'Every Kinda People' had another A-list of Palmer collaborators.
The range of limited edition products to honour Robinson include a Vinton Watch and a Smokey Robinson Runwell Turntable.
In the way its music was presented and the universal themes its artists sang of, Motown broke racial barriers to move everyone, no matter their skin colour.