Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
An overlooked Motown classic, 'Wild And Peaceful' introduced Teena Marie as an assertive, self-determining artist with an impressive range of skills.
Motown’s story is often told by the superstars who helped define the company’s sound, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
The soul singer and songwriter was famous for her impressive soprano vocal range as well as her arranging talents.
Remembering one of the last international stars of the original Motown empire.
Ware also wrote for many of the leading names in the R&B world, including the Isley Brothers and Quincy Jones, and made many fine records in his own name.
What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...
The vital presence of women of soul in the history of R&B, from Nina Simone to Jessie Ware, is commemorated in the new UMC compilation ‘Soul Sisters.’
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.
From folk-pop, psychedelia, country-rock, to hair metal and hip-hop, music has been integral to California’s cultural identity.
Four Motown singers, the pillars of Motown Records – Smokey, Stevie, Marvin and Diana – all became global soul superstars due to one man, Berry Gordy.