“Motown is critical not only to the history of music in America, but also the history of America itself”
You’ll find answer records in all walks of music. Some are aggressive, some motivated by a sense of injustice, and others show contempt through wit.
This richly romantic number is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
The Temptations were at a crossroads with 1966’s ‘Gettin’ Ready’: producing dancefloor hits of the highest order while heading towards the future of soul.
From the superb catalogue of the Emperors of Soul, 20 of the best Temptations songs in this exclusive playlist, including their latest album 'All The Time'.
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.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
To mark Motown’s 60th anniversary, all of the surviving artists who helped build Motown’s legacy to what it is today were on hand to perform their hits.
Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Claudette Robinson and Mary Wilson shared the stage to discuss Berry Gordy’s historic label.
To celebrate the Motown legend and the ‘Prince Of Soul’, the US Postal Service unveiled the Marvin Gaye Forever Stamp on what would have been his 80th birthday.
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.
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.
Representing its era of soul music perfectly, ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’ paired five iconic voices with Motown’s leading songwriter for a stunning album.
The new SaLaAM ReMi remix of Marvin Gaye's 'Symphony,' from his forthcoming You're The Man album, has been premiered by people.com.