One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
'Heat Wave' sizzled as the second R&B hit for Martha & the Vandellas and their pop breakthrough.
His first singles chart appearance captured the improvised, call-and-response electricity between Stevie and a Chicago crowd.
The 1978 album that included 'Every Kinda People' had another A-list of Palmer collaborators.
The exciting instrumental 'Shotgun' is rich in Tamla legend, with an unusual contribution by one of the Funk Brothers.
Perhaps it was the unfamiliar rawness of 'You' that prevented it from going higher than No. 34 in the pop market, but it climbed to No. 7 on the soul side.
The song opened with the doo-wop harmonies of Marvin's youth, before blossoming into a fingersnapping, joyful ode to a returning lover.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
Gilles Pétard gives uDiscover a unique insight into Motown’s French invasion of 1965 and the Motortown Revue In Paris box set.