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American singer, who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Wikipedia

  • Full discography of albums and singles released by Motown legend Mary Wells during a 30-year career that spanned a repertoire of doo-wop, R&B, pop, soul, disco and dance. Throughout her career, she released a total of sixteen albums and twenty-seven singles that charted between 1960 and 1982. Wikipedia

  • Four Tops

    American vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan who helped to define the city's Motown sound of the 1960s. The group's repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes. Wikipedia

  • The Temptations

    American vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music. Wikipedia

  • American musician, most famous as a songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Native of Morganton, North Carolina, about which he wrote an eponymous song. Wikipedia

  • The Funk Brothers were a group of Detroit-based session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972. Its members are considered among the most successful groups of studio musicians in music history. Wikipedia

  • The Supremes

    American female singing group and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Wikipedia

  • Berry Gordy

    American record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer and television producer. Best known as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for decades. Wikipedia

  • Soul music

    Popular music genre that originated in the African American community throughout the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Wikipedia

  • Brenda Holloway

    American singer and songwriter, who was a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, "Every Little Bit Hurts", "When I'm Gone", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy." Wikipedia

  • James Jamerson

    American bass player. The uncredited bassist on most of the Motown Records hits in the 1960s and early 1970s , and is now regarded as one of the most influential bass players in modern music history. Wikipedia

  • Smokey Robinson

    American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. The founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. Wikipedia

  • American female session group for the Motown record label during the 1960s. Composed of Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, and Louvain Demps, the group sang background vocals on numerous Motown recordings, including songs by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, Jimmy Ruffin, Edwin Starr, the Supremes, the Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye and the Isley Brothers, among others. Wikipedia

  • The Marvelettes

    American girl group that achieved popularity in the early- to mid-1960s. Replaced by Wanda Young prior to the group signing their first deal. Wikipedia

  • The Contours

    The Contours were one of the early African-American soul singing groups signed to Motown Records. Best known for its classic chart-topping 1962 hit, "Do You Love Me", a million-selling single that became a major hit all over again in 1988. Wikipedia

  • Your Heart Belongs to Me

    1962 song written and composed by The Miracles' William "Smokey" Robinson and released as a single by Motown singing group The Supremes during their early years with the label. About a woman whose lover is in the armed forces and has "Gone to a far-away land"; its narration has her tell him to always remember their love for each other if he ever gets lonely. Wikipedia

  • Martha and the Vandellas

    American vocal girl group formed in Detroit in 1957. The group achieved fame in the 1960s with Motown. Wikipedia

  • Levi Stubbs

    American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the R&B group the Four Tops, who released a variety of Motown hit records during the 1960s and 1970s. He has been noted for his powerful, emotional, dramatic style of singing. Wikipedia

  • Marvin Gaye

    American singer, songwriter, and record producer. In-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul". Wikipedia

  • David Ruffin

    American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of the Temptations (1964–68) during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known. The lead voice on such famous songs as "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." Wikipedia

  • American musician, best known as the co-founder of The Miracles and its only consistent original member. Also known for bringing Stevie Wonder to the attention of Motown Records and songwriting several hit singles for the Miracles and other artists including The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Mary Wells. Wikipedia

  • Disco

    Genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene. Typified by four-on-the-floor beats, syncopated basslines, string sections, horns, electric piano, synthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars. Wikipedia

  • Vintage Stock

    Compilation album consisting of hit singles, b-sides and unreleased material recorded by Mary Wells during the R&B singer's tenure at Motown. Released two years after she departed from the label. Wikipedia

  • Music of Detroit

    Major center in the United States for the creation and performance of music, and is best known for three developments: Motown, early punk rock , and techno. The Metro Detroit area has a rich musical history spanning the past century, beginning with the revival of the world-renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1918. Wikipedia

  • Barry White

    American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer. A two-time Grammy Award–winner known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice and romantic image, his greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with The Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits: "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe". Wikipedia

  • Motown: The Musical

    Jukebox musical that premiered on Broadway in April 2013. Based on Berry Gordy's autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown , and on the history of his founding and running of the Motown record label, and his personal and professional relationships with Motown artists such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson. Wikipedia

  • Frank Wilson (musician)

    American songwriter, singer and record producer for Motown Records. Office of Motown in Los Angeles. Wikipedia

  • Eddie Kendricks

    American singer and songwriter. One of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. Wikipedia

  • 1983 television special, produced by Suzanne de Passe for Motown Records, to commemorate Motown's 25th year . Taped before a live studio audience at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on March 25, 1983, and broadcast on NBC on May 16. Wikipedia

  • Motown

    American record label owned by the Universal Music Group. Founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. Wikipedia

  • American songwriter, producer, composer, and singer. Best known for producing hits for other artists including Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Maxwell, Minnie Riperton and Marvin Gaye, co-producing the latter's album, I Want You. Wikipedia

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