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MOTOWN STUDIOS
JACK ASHFORD
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MOTOWN HISTORY
MOTOWN RECORDING ARTIST MARY WELLS
MOTOWN 25
FIRST MOTOWN ARTISTS
EDDIE WILLIS
SESSION DRUMMER
MOTOWN RECORDS EMPIRE
BOYZ
NORTHERN SOUL
LEGENDARY MOTOWN BASSIST JAMES JAMERSON
PIPS
TEENA MARIE
HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND
BOBBY TAYLOR
MOTOWN HEAD BERRY GORDY
FOUR TOPS
TRACKS
STUDIO
LOT
ATTENTION
EXECUTIVE
SOLO ACT
NAME
SPIRIT
OUTPUT
SINGLE
LOS ANGELES
ROCK
REGGAE
LISTENING
BLUES
RECORDINGS
CHICAGO
COMPANY
PLANS
RECORD DEAL
FIRST ALBUM
WONDER
SOUND
ELECTRIC BASS
CONTRACT
RCA
AGE
Review of Short Phrases and Links

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Definitions

  1. 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.
  2. And while Motown is the cornerstone of the Northern sound, arguably there's no Northern Soul without Mirwood.

Motown Studios

  1. She remembers Stevie Wonder as the blind kid who showed her around Motown studios. (Web site)

Jack Ashford

  1. This book by Jack Ashford was very limited in its inside peek behind the scenes at Motown.

Motown -Styled Song

  1. It also was a Motown -styled song reminiscent of Tammi Terrell. (Web site)

Motown History

  1. Smokey Robinson, however, was less than pleased about Dreamgirls' allusions to Motown history.

Motown Recording Artist Mary Wells

  1. 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.

Motown 25

  1. Ron Tyson's first appearance with the Temptations was on the "Motown 25" television special in 1983. (Web site)

First Motown Artists

  1. Along with Stevie Wonder, Gaye was one of the first Motown artists to gain complete artistic control of his records.

Eddie Willis

  1. 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. (Web site)

Session Drummer

  1. Gaye signed on with Berry Gordy and worked as a session drummer and vocalist for various Motown acts. (Web site)

Motown Records Empire

  1. Dominated by Berry Gordy 's Motown Records empire, Detroit soul is strongly rhythmic, and influenced by gospel music. (Web site)

Boyz

  1. 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. (Web site)
  2. Boyz II Men was signed to Motown Records from 1990 to 2000, at which point it was moved to parent label Universal Records. (Web site)

Northern Soul

  1. In the UK, the Motown Sound was the basis of the "Northern Soul" phenomenon. (Web site)
  2. Internet radio station specialising in Northern Soul and Motown.

Legendary Motown Bassist James Jamerson

  1. James Jamerson Born and raised in Charleston, SC, legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson single-handedly revolutionized bass playing. (Web site)

Pips

  1. 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).

Teena Marie

  1. Though the pilot never made it to television, Motown signed Teena Marie in 1975. (Web site)

Holland-Dozier-Holland

  1. This was the "classic Motown" period, which ended when the team of Holland-Dozier-Holland left the label. (Web site)

Bobby Taylor

  1. Bobby Taylor (born February 18 1936) & the Vancouvers were an Canadian soul band, signed to the Motown label during the late 1960s. (Web site)

Motown Head Berry Gordy

  1. Singer Jermaine Jackson referred Mills to Motown head Berry Gordy, who signed her to the label.

Four Tops

  1. The Four Tops are an American musical group, who helped define the Motown sound of the 1960's. (Web site)
  2. After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the hits became less frequent for the Four Tops.
  3. 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.

Tracks

  1. So the first Tamla "the Motown Sound" tracks were all backed by the Joe Hunter Band. (Web site)

Studio

  1. Studio One is one of Reggaes most renowned record labels, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica. (Web site)

Lot

  1. 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.

Attention

  1. After that, people began to pay attention to Luther Allison, and in 1972 he signed with Motown Records. (Web site)

Executive

  1. Boyz II Men's first album, Cooleyhighharmony, was released on Motown in 1991, executive produced by Michael Bivins. (Web site)

Solo Act

  1. Signed a solo act to Fantasy Records in 1977, and working with the production talents of legendary Motown producer Harvey Fuqua. (Web site)

Name

  1. Music & Me is sometimes confused with a Michael Jackson compilation album of the same name that Motown Records released in 1993. (Web site)
  2. 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.
  3. He plays shows frequently in the Seattle area and also DJs under the name "Sad Bastard" usually spinning country, motown, folk and soul. (Web site)

Spirit

  1. Lionel Richie exemplifies the spirit of Motown today.

Output

  1. CTI Records: Motown distributed output for CTI Records, a jazz label owned by Creed Taylor, from 1974 to 1975. (Web site)

Single

  1. Motown head Berry Gordy refused, however, calling the single "uncommercial".

Los Angeles

  1. 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. (Web site)

Rock

  1. Along with childhood friend, Billy Bass Nelson, Hazel developed psychedelic funk rock, mixing blues, rock and roll, soul, Motown and pop music.
  2. He played piano, guitar, and mandolin growing up, soaking up Motown, rock, bluegrass, and the polka music played by neighborhood wedding bands. (Web site)

Reggae

  1. Popular music styles played mostly by black musicians, such as soul, Motown, ska, reggae, hip hop, and rap music, are also considered rock. (Web site)

Listening

  1. He taught himself piano by listening to the records of the day, including the sounds of Motown and jazz artists.

Blues

  1. 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.

Recordings

  1. This small, close-knit group of musicians performed on the vast majority of Motown recordings during most of the 1960s. (Web site)
  2. Biography of R&B and soul singer Smokey Robinson, who is best known for his Motown recordings with the Miracles.
  3. True, it didn't match the quality of her Motown recordings -- Smokey Robinson could not be replaced. (Web site)

Chicago

  1. In 1962, she was discovered by Willie Dixon and signed to a Chess recording contract - Chess Records was the Motown of Chicago.
  2. 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.

Company

  1. Being located in Detroit, which has long been known as Motor City, the company was named the Motown Record Corporation.

Plans

  1. 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. (Web site)
  2. 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.

Record Deal

  1. Shanice went on to sign a record deal with Motown Records in 1991. (Web site)

First Album

  1. After the first album, 98 Degrees left Motown for its parent company, Universal Records.

Wonder

  1. Wonder also learned to play the bass during his early years at Motown.

Sound

  1. Eddie Willis - Detroit may have been a northern city but the Motown Sound had a lot of the South in it.
  2. In later years, Northern Soul became synonymous with the Motown Sound. (Web site)
  3. The Motown Sound also had a profound influence on other musicians of the time including Dusty Springfield and the Foundations, among others. (Web site)

Electric Bass

  1. 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. (Web site)

Contract

  1. After receiving an offer from Berry Gordy of Motown Records, the group got out of its contract with Matthews and left Northern.
  2. An injunction was issued by the trial court prohibiting Teena Marie from bolting her contract with Motown to go to another major label. (Web site)

Rca

  1. Diana Ross' landmark 1980 album, diana, was her final LP for Motown Records before leaving for RCA the following year.

Age

  1. Michael Henderson played bass with the Fantastic Four, Detroit Emeralds, Billy Preston, and other Motown acts from the age of 13.
  2. In September 1970, at the age of 20, Wonder married Syreeta Wright, a former company secretary for Motown and songwriter. (Web site)
  3. West started recording music at the age of 12 much like his uncle Grammy winner Smokey Robinson of Motown fame.

Categories

  1. Motown > Marvin Gaye
  2. Motown > Stevie Wonder
  3. Label
  4. Detroit
  5. Jackson

Subcategories

Marvin Gaye (2)
Berry Gordy
Dennis Edwards
Florence Ballard
Holland-Dozier-Holland
Jermaine Jackson
Lamont Dozier
Lionel Richie
Martha Reeves
Smokey Robinson
Stevie Wonder

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