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.
Motown giant Smokey Robinson has been named as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s latest Music Master, the 20th artist to be so honoured.
A hidden gem by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles made its Billboard Hot 100 debut on June 18, 1966, ‘Whole Lot Of Shakin’ In My Heart (Since I Met You).’
The six original studio albums in the Blondie catalogue, from 1976 to 1982, have been reissued today (May 4) on vinyl by Universal Music Catalogue.
15 years ago today, the ‘Voodoo’ album served notice that D'Angelo was the soul sound of the new millennium, when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
On January 4, 1964, after their dance craze smash with ‘Mickey’s Monkey,’ the Miracles made the US chart with the LP it inspired, 'Doin' Mickey's Monkey.'
On the Hot 100 of November 4, 1967, Brenda Holloway hit No. 39 with ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,' little knowing it would be her final top 40 showing.
On September 30, 1967, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles returned to the Billboard album chart with another classy offering, ‘Make It Happen.’
The Temptations. With interviews from the band, we how Smokey Robinson made this all-male vocal group one of the biggest names on the planet.
Motown left Detroit a long time ago, but the record company who gave us Diana, Marvin, Smokey & Stevie continues to exert a huge influence on popular music.
Watch James McCartney guesting with The Cure on a 34-track tribute album to James' dad titled ‘The Art Of McCartney.’
3rd episode in our Motown series concentrates on the man who ran Motown Records, the legendary Berry Gordy. Employees & artists recall their memories of him
In 1981, Kim Carnes came up with the album that would make her a platinum-selling celebrity in the US, and take her around the world. That album was our Rediscovered Gem —...
Smokey Robinson and Elton John’s duet version of ‘The Tracks Of My Tears' is available to listen to in full. Smokey & Elton talk about each other here.
Smokey Robinson has confirmed the full track listing for his duets album ‘Smokey & Friends,’ now due for US release on August 19 on Verve.