Defining 'The Sound Of Young America' in the 60s, Motown dominated the decade with some of the most life-affirming music of all time.
The late 1964 single was nothing like the big hit it deserved to be, but it became a much-loved Hitsville highlight.
The Marvelettes were one of the most influential groups of the Motown era, thanks to their No.1 hit ‘Please Mr. Postman,’ which became the first No.1 hit for the Detroit label.
Motown's first-ever chart-toppers rounded off a memorable 1967 as another Smokey song and production entered Billboard's Hot 100.
Thirteen years after the Marvelettes' original, Richard and Karen Carpenter’s cover of ‘Please Mr. Postman’ became their third US No.1.
'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow,' which Gaye co-wrote with Mickey Stevenson and Berry Gordy’s brother George, established him as a soul contender.
Inspiring covers by everyone from The Beatles to Carpenters, The Marvelettes’ ‘Please Mr. Postman’ song put Motown on the map as a true cultural force.
21st-century vocal successes are proof that, as musical revolutions have risen and fallen, the desire to sign as a group remains. And there's nothing that can move listeners more than the human...
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
Their sixth LP included such signature songs as 'Please Mr. Postman,' 'Only Yesterday,' and 'Solitaire.'
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Hailed as 'the truest artist' Motown founder Berry Gordy has ever known, Marvin Gaye was an uncompromising force that defined soul music in the 70s.
From The Supremes to Martha & The Vandellas and beyond, the best Motown girl groups defined a strain of soul music that keeps us dancing in the street.
The story of Motown is also a story of female empowerment. Its finest female talents took opportunities – and risks – to help give women a spotlight.
Girl groups go all the way back to the birth of pop, and their long and honorable dedication to delighting the ears deserves far more recognition than it gets.