Jimmy Webb is not only a great tunesmith, he's fantastic wordsmith. Few songwriters have a gift for both words and music greater than Webb.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was first cut a month earlier — and got the thumbs down from Berry Gordy.
The follow-up to 'The Happening' was the first single by the group to be credited to Diana Ross and the Supremes.
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 pair had already written hits for Stevie and others when he oversaw her first album for Motown's MoWest label.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
A history of Detroit music is wider-ranging than almost any other city’s. Everything from blues to soul and techno calls Motor City home…
The album will feature 60 tracks from the company's culture-shaping history, in 3CD and digital formats as well as a shorter 2LP edition.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
'Tear It On Down' was the final single to carry the name of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.
Even as the trio were riding the Hot 100 with 'The Happening,' they unveiled an album of classic show tunes.
A pioneering and everlasting legend, Mary Wells was Motown’s first true icon, paving the way for an artistic freedom that others would come to follow.
Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
Within months of the great soul man's premature passing, the Motown trio paid tribute on disc.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.