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.
Their sixth LP included such signature songs as 'Please Mr. Postman,' 'Only Yesterday' and 'Solitaire.'
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 honourable dedication to delighting the ears deserves far more recognition than it gets.
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.
On 30 January 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
Thirteen years after the Marvelettes' original, Richard and Karen Carpenter's cover of 'Please Mr. Postman' became their third US No. 1.
'He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'' was nothing like the big hit it deserved to be, but it became a much-loved Hitsville highlight.
How to follow a classic like 'My Guy'? The first queen of Motown did so by making it two soul chart-toppers in a row.
The session veteran won the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award with his fellow musicians in 2004.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
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...
1965 was the year that Motown went into the stratosphere, releasing a string of classic singles and taking their legendary Revue shows to Europe.
Gilles Pétard gives uDiscover a unique insight into Motown’s French invasion of 1965 and the Motortown Revue In Paris box set.