Sounds of the 60's & 70's...
Hi… We’re The MiraclesMotown Records (1961) When Smokey sings. The very first album ever released by the Motown Record Corporation. My copy is a reissue from the early 80’s and you can see where they put that era’s Motown logo over the original logo (which was that of Motown subsidiary Tamla Records) in the upper right hand corner. One of my favorite album covers.
Ed Sullivan with the Jackson Five The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) aka Toast of the Town WHAT A RECORD...MOTOWN CELEBRATES 50th BIRTHDAY It was the record label that changed the face of America... Motown Records - home of legendary singers including Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder - is 50 years old this month (Jan09). Songwriter Berry Gordy launched the label as Tamla Records on January 12 1959, with a modest $800 (£550) loan from his parents. With an eye for the next big thing and an unerri
Please Mr. Postman - The Beatles - Please Mr. Postman was part of the Beatles LIVE act in 1962, they performed it regularly at the Cavern Club. The original was the debut single by The Marvelettes for the Tamla (Motown) label, notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. The single achieved this position in late 1961.
Hitsville/Motown/Barry Gordy: In 1959, Barry Gordy founded Tamla records with an 800 hundred dollar loan from his family. Tamla signed acts such as The Miracles with lead singer Smokey Robinson. Later in the same year, Gordy purchased the house that would become Hitsville, USA. The photography studio in the back of the house was converted into a small recording studio. In September of 1959, Gordy founded his second label and called it Motown Records. In 1985, the Hitsville, USA building was re-opened as the Motown Historical Museum dedicated to the legacy of the record label, its artists and its music.
"I Want You" is Marvin Gaye's 1976 hit song released on the Tamla Motown label. The album was his first recorded studio material released in three years and marked a change in direction for Gaye, leaving his trademark Motown soul for funky, light-disco soul. Much of Gaye's music encompassed spirituality, sexuality, and vulnerability. Origin...