‘Who’s Making Love’ practically defined the 'can’t trust a lover' strain of soul and made Johnnie Taylor a Stax star...
Released in 1971, ‘Black Rock’ was the first important step towards making The Bar-Kays one of the most reliable and powerful funk groups of the decade.
Widely regarded as The Staples Singers’ greatest album, ‘Be Altitude: Respect Yourself’ was released in 1972 and lifted the group above the competition.
The album features 14-year-old Franklin's performances at New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit in 1956.
This week’s film on the life, death and forgotten legacy of the soul legend is the latest entry in the eye-opening series.
The set contains all of the soul figurehead's solo and non-soundtrack recordings from 1972, with most tracks making their first appearance on vinyl.
The show will also feature such fellow Motown greats as Martha Reeves, Holland Dozier Holland and Boyz II Men.
Chaka Khan is also releasing her long-awaited new album, 'Hello Happiness', on 15 February.
Diana Ross is headed to the big screen, with her 1983 Central Park concert headed to 700s screens in the US and will premiere on her birthday, 26 March.
An all-star line-up of artists paying tribute to the Motown sound will be announced during Grammy Week.
The set will be complemented by reissues of three individual albums and two by the vocal trio that White produced, Love Unlimited.
The legendary singer joins stars such as The Rolling Stones, Chris Stapleton and Katy Perry on the festival line-up.
Young was a much-respected session man on countless hits created in Memphis and Nashville.
“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta".
The new set will be the first studio release by the soul queen since 2007's 'Funk This.'
To mark the 60th anniversary of the trailblazing music label Motown, The Motown Museum in Detroit has unveiled a number of never-before-seen artefacts that show how the historic empire was started.