The engine that drove the Motown machine mas made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow,' which Gaye co-wrote with Mickey Stevenson and Berry Gordy’s brother George, established him as a soul contender.
Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
‘The Whole World’s Shaking: The Complete Recordings 1963-66,' an elegant new document of the seminal early work of Georgie Fame, is just out on UMC.
The Smokey Robinson tribute concert at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Music Masters series in November will feature three fellow former Motown stars.
'Beauty Is Only Skin Deep' became the third of four consecutive R&B No. 1s for the Emperors of Soul.
The soundtrack of ‘Legend,’ starring Tom Hardy as both of the Kray twins, is full of legends itself, such as Clapton, Mayall, the Small Faces and many more.
A new film recorded during Eric Clapton’s 2015 shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall will be in cinemas next month, ahead of its release on DVD by Eagle Rock.
A hidden gem by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles made its Billboard Hot 100 debut on June 18, 1966, ‘Whole Lot Of Shakin’ In My Heart (Since I Met You).’
‘Marvin Gaye: 1961-1965,' the first of three vinyl box sets celebrating the catalogue of Marvin Gaye, will be released worldwide by USM in May.
On January 4, 1964, after their dance craze smash with ‘Mickey’s Monkey,’ the Miracles made the US chart with the LP it inspired, 'Doin' Mickey's Monkey.'
On September 30, 1967, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles returned to the Billboard album chart with another classy offering, ‘Make It Happen.’
In 1981, Kim Carnes came up with the album that would make her a platinum-selling celebrity in the US, and take her around the world. That album was our Rediscovered Gem —...
Smokey Robinson and Elton John’s duet version of ‘The Tracks Of My Tears' is available to listen to in full. Smokey & Elton talk about each other here.
Four Motown singers, the pillars of Motown Records – Smokey, Stevie, Marvin and Diana – all became global soul superstars due to one man, Berry Gordy.
It's the groups of Motown who have largely defined the sound and soul sent around the world from “Hitsville U.S.A.” at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit.