The stirring ballad became the group's second Motown, and third overall, R&B No.1.
The Grammy-winning song is a revered example of the group’s fruitful relationship with producer Norman Whitfield and his co-writer Barrett Strong
‘Who’s Making Love’ practically defined the 'can’t trust a lover' strain of soul and made Johnnie Taylor a Stax star during the label’s pivotal year.
Hear the former MGs member, in-demand session player for more than half a century, and co-writer of some of the greatest soul records ever made.
In October 1961, 'The Genius' began his first climb towards the UK Top 10 with ‘Hit The Road Jack.’
'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow,' which Gaye co-wrote with Mickey Stevenson and Berry Gordy’s brother George, established him as a soul contender.
The sibling duo liked Strawberry Letter 23 so much that one of them went down the aisle to the Shuggie Otis original.
Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
The powerful song was the second single from the group's 'Puzzle People' album.
'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.
Motown's inspired decision to release the three-year-old 'Tears Of A Clown' as a UK 45 led it to No.1 in Britain and a belated US release.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
When Tammi fell on stage and collapsed into Marvin Gaye's arms on October 14, 1967, it foretold of tragedy.
The soul legend offers his first new music in four years with ‘Can’t Put It in The Hands of Fate’ and ‘Where Is Our Love Song.’
In October 1973, with some seven years of great Stax recordings already to his name, Taylor charted with another, ‘Cheaper To Keep Her.’