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.
“By honouring me, you are also honouring the entire Motown family – those who make Motown what it is today.”
The engine that drove the Motown machine was made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
The long-awaited Motown documentary, ‘Hitsville: The Making Of Motown’, received its European premiere in London ahead of a one-night-only cinema showing.
Everyone knows the heavy-hitting classics, but Motown’s output was so good there are tons of overlooked 70s albums you need to know.
The film, directed by Gabe and Ben Turner, tells the Motown story from its birth in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s.
Paul remained a lesser-known name than either David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, despite his great vocal presence and pivotal role in the rise of the classic five-piece line-up.
Watch Smokey Robinson and James Corden perform old and new soul hits in a late night sing-off battle.
The stars of Motown were out in full force at the West Coast premiere of ‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ in Los Angeles
“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.
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.
The new SaLaAM ReMi remix of Marvin Gaye's 'Symphony,' from his forthcoming You're The Man album, has been premiered by people.com.
The show will also feature such fellow Motown greats as Martha Reeves, Holland Dozier Holland and Boyz II Men.