Motown records

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The 20 greatest Christmas albums – ranked!
Whether you fancy a heartwarming carol with Elvis or the story of a yuletide drug dealer from OutKast, there’s a festive album for you in our rundown of the best ever

Alexis Petridis

15, Dec, 2022 @1:52 PM

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Bruce Springsteen cover reignites row over lost northern soul classic
Who saved Frank Wilson’s Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) from Motown oblivion?

David Barnett

19, Nov, 2022 @2:40 PM

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Ivy Jo Hunter obituary
Motown songwriter best known for his part in Martha and the Vandellas’ worldwide hit Dancing in the Street

Richard Williams

17, Oct, 2022 @3:26 PM

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‘We carried pistols to defend ourselves’: the Four Tops and the Temptations on six decades of soul
As they tour the UK together, Motown icons Duke Fakir and Otis Williams reflect on meeting the Beatles, facing down white supremacists, and the collaborators they’ve lost along the way

Garth Cartwright

07, Oct, 2022 @12:14 PM

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Mable John obituary
First female singer signed to Motown whose later hit for Stax, Your Good Thing, became a classic of deep soul

Richard Williams

02, Sep, 2022 @3:46 PM

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From Reach Out I’ll Be There to Heat Wave: six of Lamont Dozier’s best songs
The hugely influential Motown songwriter and one third of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who has died aged 81, wrote for the likes of Diana Ross, the Four Tops and Chairmen of the Board

Bob Stanley

10, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lamont Dozier: the Motown master craftsman who created miracles under pressure
As one third of a legendary songwriting and production partnership, Dozier produced a slew of indelible hits that expressed the joy and frustration of a whole generation

Alexis Petridis

09, Aug, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Lamont Dozier obituary
Member of the trio who wrote and produced songs that built the Motown legend and helped define popular music in the 1960s

Richard Williams

09, Aug, 2022 @3:14 PM

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Lamont Dozier, Motown songwriter, dies aged 81
As one third of Holland–Dozier–Holland, the Detroit musician was responsible for some of Motown’s biggest hits of the 1960s

Michael Cragg

09, Aug, 2022 @9:27 AM

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Diana Ross at Glastonbury review – disco diva detonates explosion of joy
Confidently filling the traditional Sunday ‘legends’ slot at the festival, the fabulously attired Motown and disco star treated the vast crowd to hit after hit

Alexis Petridis

26, Jun, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Gladys Knight review – career-spanning set from the empress of soul
The star is in outstanding voice as she pours her whole heart into hits ranging from the Motown era to her 1980s Bond theme

Dave Simpson

19, Jun, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Joe Messina obituary
Jazz-trained guitarist whose playing made a vital contribution to the sound of Motown hits of the 1960s

Richard Williams

05, Apr, 2022 @4:02 PM

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