A Motown review

All soul music fans will be familiar with the Tamla Motown label as this was the marque of quality. Starting out in Detroit Michigan the whole project was from Berry Gordy with a borrowed $800 and a vision to produce a sound that became Motown. His ‘hands on’ approach was evident in the artists, musicians, writers and music releases that shaped America. He had been a featherweight boxer yet he inspired the talent of Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye and particularly Diana Ross. Assembling a ‘house band’ of professionals they created the Motown Sound and convinced US radio to play black artists which they did resulting in a string of hits. They did become the sound of young Amer

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