A generous offering for the holidays, ‘A Motown Christmas’ includes seasonal classics from Stevie, Smokey, The Supremes, and Jackson 5.
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.
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.
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
The group's brilliant vocal performance on another memorable Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong composition climbed to No.1.
The LP became Glen's third of no fewer than seven consecutive No.1s on the country chart.
You never know which version of Beck is coming next, and one of the many landmarks that got him here is the sixth full-length studio album, 'Guero.'
Representing its era of soul music perfectly, ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’ paired five iconic voices with Motown’s leading songwriter for a stunning album.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.
The album completed the group's transition to a more experimental sound, heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and by their adventurous producer, Norman Whitfield.
The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
TYA's first UK Top 10 album charted on February 22, 1969, with a title that captured the mood of the times.
Attempting to build on the success of ‘Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,’ The Temptations And Norman Whitfield created ‘Masterpiece’ in 1973.
On February 20, 1965, the new single by the Motown queens entered the Hot 100. Within five weeks, it was their next chart-topper.
‘I Wish It Would Rain' topped the Billboard soul listing for February 17, 1968, as the Tempts' fabulous run of No. 1s continued.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.