The 'Motown' sound is commonly referred to as the Rhythm 'n' Blues - and Soul music, written and recorded between 1959 and 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. The term 'Motown' is made up of the words ‚motor‘ and 'town' and is an allusion to the car city of Detroit, where  companies such as 'Ford', 'Chrysler' and 'General Motors' had their production halls and offices and which have shaped Detroit to this day, both positively and negatively.

Musically speaking, the 'Motown' sound did not exist at all - it was coined by the press and most of all associated with Berry Gordy Jr. and the 'Tamla / Motown' labels. This "sound" was recorded almost 24 hours a day in the company's own  ‚Hitsville‘ studio, mostly under the direction of well-known production teams, such as Holland / Dozier / Holland, Whitfield / Strong or Ashford / Simpson, who in turn also influenced the Motown sound with their own compositions.

Furthermore, in the studio always the same accompanists were used, which were also referred to as the 'Funk Brothers'. The 'Funk Brothers' coined the' Motown 'sound, especially with their saxophone breaks, played by Mike Terry, Thomas, Beans' Bowles and Teddy Buckner, the bass lines of James Jamerson and the drums of Benny Benjamin.

Among the most popular artists of the 'Motown' song are u.a. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Contours, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Martha Reevs & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Junior Walker & The All-Stars, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers just to name a few.

At Bear Family Records you'll find all the well-known and lesser known representatives of the 'Motown' sound

The 'Motown' sound is commonly referred to as the Rhythm 'n' Blues - and Soul music, written and recorded between 1959 and 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. The term 'Motown' is made up of the words... read more »
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The 'Motown' sound is commonly referred to as the Rhythm 'n' Blues - and Soul music, written and recorded between 1959 and 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. The term 'Motown' is made up of the words ‚motor‘ and 'town' and is an allusion to the car city of Detroit, where  companies such as 'Ford', 'Chrysler' and 'General Motors' had their production halls and offices and which have shaped Detroit to this day, both positively and negatively.

Musically speaking, the 'Motown' sound did not exist at all - it was coined by the press and most of all associated with Berry Gordy Jr. and the 'Tamla / Motown' labels. This "sound" was recorded almost 24 hours a day in the company's own  ‚Hitsville‘ studio, mostly under the direction of well-known production teams, such as Holland / Dozier / Holland, Whitfield / Strong or Ashford / Simpson, who in turn also influenced the Motown sound with their own compositions.

Furthermore, in the studio always the same accompanists were used, which were also referred to as the 'Funk Brothers'. The 'Funk Brothers' coined the' Motown 'sound, especially with their saxophone breaks, played by Mike Terry, Thomas, Beans' Bowles and Teddy Buckner, the bass lines of James Jamerson and the drums of Benny Benjamin.

Among the most popular artists of the 'Motown' song are u.a. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Contours, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Martha Reevs & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Junior Walker & The All-Stars, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers just to name a few.

At Bear Family Records you'll find all the well-known and lesser known representatives of the 'Motown' sound

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Where Did Our Love Go - I Hear A Symphony (CD)
The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go - I Hear A Symphony (CD) Art-Nr.: CD159509

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CD on MOTOWN RECORDS by The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go - I Hear A Symphony (CD)
$35.56
The Supremes 70's Greatest Hits And Rare Classics (CD)
The Supremes: The Supremes 70's Greatest Hits And Rare... Art-Nr.: CDMOT530050

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(Motown) 22 Tracks - Fantastic Motown compilation of The Supremes' best 1970s soul grooves!
$29.63
Merry Christmas (CD)
Diana Ross And The Supremes: Merry Christmas (CD) Art-Nr.: CD525220

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(Motown Records) 12 tracks
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A' Go-Go - Expanded Edition (2-CD)
The Supremes: A' Go-Go - Expanded Edition (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT48670

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(Motown) 53 Tracks - Deluxe Digipack - The first No. 1 record of the pop band, 'A' Go-Go' (1966), re-released as a 2-CD set for the 50th anniversary. Besides remastered original recordings of the album in mono and stereo versions, the...
$33.19
Hotter Than July (CD)
Stevie Wonder: Hotter Than July (CD) Art-Nr.: CD620529

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(Motown Records) 10 tracks
$21.31
The E Of Everything (CD)
The Elgins: The E Of Everything (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPOG6236

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(Pot Of Gold Records) 14 tracks (59:44)
$20.13
Essential Stevie Wonder (2-CD)
Stevie Wonder: Essential Stevie Wonder (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDWD72585

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(Motown) 39 Tracks - 12 page booklet - Fantastic Tamla-Motown anthology, starting when he was still 'Little' Stevie Wonder, 1963-1972! Rare German Pressing!!
$47.44
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Greatest Hits (CD)
Martha Reeves: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT52042

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(1987/Motown) 12 tracks, Stereo, A Motown Compact Classic, Music That Makes Memories
$35.56
The Best Of The Spinners (CD)
The Spinners: The Best Of The Spinners (CD) Art-Nr.: CD3746351992

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(Motown) 10 tracks
$17.75
The Definitive Collection (CD Album)
The Marvelettes: The Definitive Collection (CD Album) Art-Nr.: CDMOT77333

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(2008/UNIVERSAL) 18 tracks
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Best Of Motown (10-CD Box Set, Ltd.)
Various: Best Of Motown (10-CD Box Set, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: CD983394

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(2005/UNIVERSAL) 158 tracks - original recordings - last copies! Tiny cute box with 10 theme-CDs (Love, Duets, Meet The Beatles etc.) long time deleted - we still got it available, limited numbers only!
$94.93
Early Classics (CD)
Stevie Wonder: Early Classics (CD) Art-Nr.: CD544211

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(2000/UNIVERSAL) 18 tracks, 1962-66, best compilation available with his early recordings for Tamla/Motown.
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