Wednesday, January 28 2009
When Obie Benson of the Four Tops brought him a song he had co-written with Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye found something that had reflected the way he had been feeling ever since Tammi Terrell's death -- anger, sadness, and disillusionment about his friend's death and the chaotic world around him.
Tuesday, January 27 2009
For any influential group in the hip-hop game, specifically in the early 1990s, Motown's stamp of approval and its variety of subsidiaries were undeniably influential.
Monday, January 26 2009
Like the nameplates on the auto industry's productive output, Motown's headline acts were brand identities under which cultural commodities were sold.
Wednesday, July 9 2008
Guitarist Eddie Willis takes us from the beginnings of Motown through the band's current activities, all with a sense of amazement that he's been part of something so big.