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Today 05:56 AM

Neutralized the sound

I don't understand how Mr. Gordy allowed the "Motown sound" to become neutralized. He knew that the rhythm section was apart of his success...songwriters>rhythm section>singers.
Today 06:02 AM

Bob Ohlsson

Bob has returned to the posted thread after completing his mastering assignment. Better try and grab him before he is called away again.
Today 06:43 AM

Hunting for ivy jo hunter

hi everyone! i'm new here and am looking for any background info i can find about IVY JO HUNTER. i know he is from Detroit and still lives there...wrote prolifically for Motown, and wrote some outstanding songs. i do know the basics, but am hunting for all the info i can get. lol! i'd appreciate anyone's help on this topic. thank you!!
03-02-2021 09:44 AM

Songs with dances in the title

Mickey's Monkey
Twistin' Postman
Come On Do the Jerk
Can You Jerk Like Me?
Shotgun
Hitchhike

All of the above songs were original compositions released on various Motown labels, and all contain the names of dances.

I know there are more. Can you name more songs released by Motown that contain the names of dances that are NOT covers?
04-20-2021 11:46 AM

Motowniest Non Motown Song?

What non Motown label song do you think sounds most like a Motown Song?

Covers of Motown songs donít count

I would say Cool Jerk by the Capitols but if I remember right wasnít it all Funk Brothers playing on it? Which to me would disqualify it

I always thought that Karma Chameleon by Boy George had a Motownesque feel to it

When the Motown sound became a phenomenon a lot of labels and artists tried to emulate it

Who do you think did it the best?

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