Post Tagged with: "Motown Records"

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, by Peter Benjaminson: Books

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, by Peter Benjaminson: Books

‘Super Freak: The Life of Rick James’ offers a glimpse at the human being and musical legacy underneath all the coked-out madness.

Rare Earth – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Rare Earth (2001): On Second Thought

Rare Earth – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Rare Earth (2001): On Second Thought

This collection of early Rare Earth favorites returns us to a period when rock music prompted people to listen, learn and react.

The Band, “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s version of this Four Tops gem illustrates their canny ability to countrify soul music. A Motown classic is reborn.

One Track Mind: The Doughboys, “The Tears Of A Clown” (2014)

One Track Mind: The Doughboys, “The Tears Of A Clown” (2014)

An utterly awesome revision of Smokey Robinson’s 1970 hit single.

‘Always something you can learn’: For Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Duck Dunn and James Jamerson were huge

Largely self-taught, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones learned most of his early craft on the bass from listening to albums from the Stax and Motown legacy.

‘We’d still like to get one more’: The Temptations’ ageless Otis Williams isn’t close to retiring

‘We’d still like to get one more’: The Temptations’ ageless Otis Williams isn’t close to retiring

Otis Williams, nicknamed “Big Daddy” for his imposing presence, stands as the only surviving original member of the Motown hitmaking juggernaut known as the Temptations.

Stevie Wonder, “Superwoman [Where Were You When I Needed You]” (1972): Almost Hits

Stevie Wonder, “Superwoman [Where Were You When I Needed You]” (1972): Almost Hits

An eight minute song with alien (for the time) sounds wasn’t a recipe for a major hit, but just reaching 33 on the Hot 100 in 1972 qualifies as a notable achievement for “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You).”

Forgotten series: The Temptations – Puzzle People (1969)

Seemingly every musician in the late ’60s was cruising on psychedelic control, or at least tampering with the genre. But not the Motown artists.

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar (2012): Books

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar (2012): Books

In this excerpt from ‘Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar,’ we join Wells at her big-bang moment.

Something Else! sneak peek: The Jackson 5, "If The Shoe Don't Fit" (2012)

A new 32-track, two-disc set focusing on the earliest days of the Jackson 5, to be released the day before Michael Jackson’s 54th birthday, will include the never-before-heard “If The Shoe Don’t Fit.” Check it out here!

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