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- Motown was also home to the great songwriter Norman Whitfield and the classic song writing team Brian Holland, his brother Edward Holland and Lamont Dozier.
- And while Motown is the cornerstone of the Northern sound, arguably there's no Northern Soul without Mirwood.
- She remembers Stevie Wonder as the blind kid who showed her around Motown studios.
- This book by Jack Ashford was very limited in its inside peek behind the scenes at Motown.
- It also was a Motown -styled song reminiscent of Tammi Terrell.
- Smokey Robinson, however, was less than pleased about Dreamgirls' allusions to Motown history.
- Bye Bye Baby I Don't Want to Take a Chance is the debut album by Motown recording artist Mary Wells, released on Motown in 1961.
- Ron Tyson's first appearance with the Temptations was on the "Motown 25" television special in 1983.
- Along with Stevie Wonder, Gaye was one of the first Motown artists to gain complete artistic control of his records.
- Allan Slutsky, Eddie Willis and Jack Ashford: The main live band guy on the road for Motown was Choker Campbell and he had his own musicians.
- Gaye signed on with Berry Gordy and worked as a session drummer and vocalist for various Motown acts.
- Dominated by Berry Gordy 's Motown Records empire, Detroit soul is strongly rhythmic, and influenced by gospel music.
- After blazing through categories such as Motown, R&B, and even one named Boyz II Men, the group won $500,000 and split the sum between two charities.
- Boyz II Men was signed to Motown Records from 1990 to 2000, at which point it was moved to parent label Universal Records.
- In the UK, the Motown Sound was the basis of the "Northern Soul" phenomenon.
- Internet radio station specialising in Northern Soul and Motown.
- James Jamerson Born and raised in Charleston, SC, legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson single-handedly revolutionized bass playing.
- Walker & the All Stars and Gladys Knight & the Pips (who were the first act to have been successful before joining Motown, as 'The Pips' on Vee-Jay).
- Though the pilot never made it to television, Motown signed Teena Marie in 1975.
- This was the "classic Motown" period, which ended when the team of Holland-Dozier-Holland left the label.
- Bobby Taylor (born February 18 1936) & the Vancouvers were an Canadian soul band, signed to the Motown label during the late 1960s.
- Singer Jermaine Jackson referred Mills to Motown head Berry Gordy, who signed her to the label.
- The Four Tops are an American musical group, who helped define the Motown sound of the 1960's.
- After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the hits became less frequent for the Four Tops.
- Abdul "Duke" Fakir (born December 26, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan) is best known as a member of popular Motown act The Four Tops from 1954 to the present day.
- So the first Tamla "the Motown Sound" tracks were all backed by the Joe Hunter Band.
- Studio One is one of Reggaes most renowned record labels, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica.
- She, her sister Brenda and I were the Belles for Mirwood Records, and we did a lot of background singing in the '60s and '70s for Motown, Barry White, etc.
- After that, people began to pay attention to Luther Allison, and in 1972 he signed with Motown Records.
- Boyz II Men's first album, Cooleyhighharmony, was released on Motown in 1991, executive produced by Michael Bivins.
- Signed a solo act to Fantasy Records in 1977, and working with the production talents of legendary Motown producer Harvey Fuqua.
- Music & Me is sometimes confused with a Michael Jackson compilation album of the same name that Motown Records released in 1993.
- Charlene signed to Motown Records in 1973, under the name of Charlene Duncan, and released her first single, "All That Love Went To Waste" in January 1974.
- He plays shows frequently in the Seattle area and also DJs under the name "Sad Bastard" usually spinning country, motown, folk and soul.
- Lionel Richie exemplifies the spirit of Motown today.
- CTI Records: Motown distributed output for CTI Records, a jazz label owned by Creed Taylor, from 1974 to 1975.
- Motown head Berry Gordy refused, however, calling the single "uncommercial".
- A few years after Motown moved its base from Detroit to Los Angeles, Joe Messina retired from the music business and opened up a couple of businesses.
- Along with childhood friend, Billy Bass Nelson, Hazel developed psychedelic funk rock, mixing blues, rock and roll, soul, Motown and pop music.
- He played piano, guitar, and mandolin growing up, soaking up Motown, rock, bluegrass, and the polka music played by neighborhood wedding bands.
- Popular music styles played mostly by black musicians, such as soul, Motown, ska, reggae, hip hop, and rap music, are also considered rock.
- He taught himself piano by listening to the records of the day, including the sounds of Motown and jazz artists.
- And as far as Motown, Blues, and Hard Rock, I don't think there was ever a better group in America at blending those three styles.
- This small, close-knit group of musicians performed on the vast majority of Motown recordings during most of the 1960s.
- Biography of R&B and soul singer Smokey Robinson, who is best known for his Motown recordings with the Miracles.
- True, it didn't match the quality of her Motown recordings -- Smokey Robinson could not be replaced.
- In 1962, she was discovered by Willie Dixon and signed to a Chess recording contract - Chess Records was the Motown of Chicago.
- Joining Motown For one of their performances in 1968, the Jackson 5 opened for Motown group Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers at Chicago 's Regal Theater.
- Being located in Detroit, which has long been known as Motor City, the company was named the Motown Record Corporation.
- After Williams had recovered enough to perform again, Motown made plans for a Paul Williams solo career, but he died at age 34 in Detroit on August 17, 1973.
- During this period, the group had two more #1 hits as Motown began plans for a Diana Ross solo career, which was announced in November 1969.
- Shanice went on to sign a record deal with Motown Records in 1991.
- After the first album, 98 Degrees left Motown for its parent company, Universal Records.
- Wonder also learned to play the bass during his early years at Motown.
- Eddie Willis - Detroit may have been a northern city but the Motown Sound had a lot of the South in it.
- In later years, Northern Soul became synonymous with the Motown Sound.
- The Motown Sound also had a profound influence on other musicians of the time including Dusty Springfield and the Foundations, among others.
- Music historians will tell you that it was the era of Berry Gordy's "Motown" label that gave the electric bass it's prominence in today's modern music.
- After receiving an offer from Berry Gordy of Motown Records, the group got out of its contract with Matthews and left Northern.
- An injunction was issued by the trial court prohibiting Teena Marie from bolting her contract with Motown to go to another major label.
- Diana Ross' landmark 1980 album, diana, was her final LP for Motown Records before leaving for RCA the following year.
- Michael Henderson played bass with the Fantastic Four, Detroit Emeralds, Billy Preston, and other Motown acts from the age of 13.
- In September 1970, at the age of 20, Wonder married Syreeta Wright, a former company secretary for Motown and songwriter.
- West started recording music at the age of 12 much like his uncle Grammy winner Smokey Robinson of Motown fame.
- Motown > Marvin Gaye
- Motown > Stevie Wonder
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