Motown 3 of 23 Genres

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Motown, or the Motown sound, is a style of rhythm and blues music named after the record company Motown in Detroit, where teams of songwriters and musicians produced material for girl groups, boy bands, and solo singers during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Links to 115 Motown artists:

Adams, Faye Shake a Hand 36

Armstrong, Louis Greatest Hits 30 (https://youtu.be/Nsu520GQWME) (RQ10).

Bailey, Chloe (19) Upper Register 37

Ballard, Hank (& The Midnighters) The Twist 6 (https://youtu.be/2qoY93CkwlA) (RQ 8).

Bass, Fontella Rescue Me 36 (https://youtu.be/x7BeGDZewHs) (RQ 10).

Bell, Archie (& The Drells) Tighten Up 6 (https://youtu.be/Wro3bqi4Eb8) (RQ 8).

Benjamin, Benny (drummer) Jozil 19

Bostic, Earl (saxophone) Where or When 12

Bradley, Jan Mama Don’t Lie 12 (https://youtu.be/eu1FN09x7-4) (RQ 8).

Brown, Chris Kiss Kiss 32 & 33 (https://youtu.be/DNbj7KNAyLE) (RQ 8).

Brown, James It’s a Mans World & Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag 12, 30 & 56 (https://youtu.be/QE5D2hJhacU) (RQ 10).

Burke, Soloman The Proce 6

Carter, Clarence Slip Away 6 (https://youtu.be/tj8eAHn_2YM) (RQ 8).

Chambers Brothers Funky 6 (https://youtu.be/EVJlCVPhhwY) (RQ 8).

Charles, Ray Georgia on My Mind 12 (https://youtu.be/fRgWBN8yt_E) (RQ 10).

Conley, Arthur Sweet Soul Music 6 (https://youtu.be/grE0lwTsSPg) (RQ 8).

Cool and the Gang Get Down on It 56 (https://youtu.be/qchPLaiKocI) (RQ 8).

Covey, Don Mercy Mervy 6

Curtis, King (Saxophone) Memphis Soul Stew & Chief Called 6 & 19

Crawford, Carolyn My Smile is Just a Frown 35 (https://youtu.be/vGOkUkBU7e4) (RQ 8).

Dean, Debbie Don’t Let Him 35

Dekker, Desmond (& The Aces) Istaelites 6

Doe, Ernie K. Mother in Law 6 (https://youtu.be/49iEnlvEbpU) (RQ 7).

Domino, Fats Ain’t that a Shame 12 (https://youtu.be/I6JZW7zMDfY) (RQ 10).

Drake I’m Goin In 33

Dukes, Kelvin (14) Ain’t No Way 37

Dyke & The Blazers Funky Broadway 6

Eminem Lose Yourself 33

Everett, Betty The Shoop Shoop Song 36 (https://youtu.be/4L7WTpxcPfQ) (RQ 8).

Four Tops Baby I Need Your Loving 1 (https://youtu.be/joqjBAJx4ZA) (RQ 10).

Four Tops Sugar Pie Honey Bunch 1

Four Tops Reach Out I’ll Be There 1 (https://youtu.be/2EaflX0MWRo) (RQ 8).

Four Tops Bernadette 1

Franklin, Aretha Respect 1, 38 (https://youtu.be/9iayJ8u4Qew) (RQ 10).

Franklin, Aretha Chain of Fools 1

Franklin, Aretha Think 1

Franklin, Aretha You Made Me Feel Like a Natural Woman 1

Franklin, Aretha Say a Little Prayer 1, 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/7Ifw8JhDBvs) (RQ 9).

Freeman, Bobby C’Mon and Swim 54

Gaye, Marvin I Heard It Through the Grapevine 56 (https://youtu.be/hajBdDM2qdg) (RQ 9).

Gray, Dobie Drift Away 36 (https://youtu.be/gr_eVcCAUXo) (RQ 9).

Green, Al Greatest Hits 56 (https://youtu.be/csZV3w_nscg) (RQ 9).

Hayes, Isaac Soul Man 3 (https://youtu.be/EVGiykCYHCE) (RQ 6).

Holloway, Brenda Every Little Bit Hurts 36

Hughes, Jimmy Steal Away 6 (https://youtu.be/eAVmPkOrIkY) (RQ 8).

Ifil, Faith (12) Proud Mary 37

Jackson, Chuck Mix (Any Day Now, etc.) 6 (https://youtu.be/RPgE991VDwM) (RQ 10).

Jamerson, James (electric bass) What’s Going On 19

John, Dr. What a Wonderful World 6

Knight, Gladys (& The Pips) I Heard It Through the Grapevine 5 (https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg) (RQ 7).

Lance, Major Um Um Um Um Um Um 6

Lewis, Barbara Hello Stranger 36 (https://youtu.be/J5BRuWS9iAk) (RQ 10).

Liggins, Jimmy Boogie Woogie King 7

Little Eva (Boyd) Loco-Motion 36 (https://youtu.be/eKpVQm41f8Y) (RQ 8).

Love, Darlene The Boy I’m Gonna Marry 6

Makastu Sound Africa Calling 48

Malone, Post White Iverson 32 & 33

Martha & The Vandellas Dancing in the Streets & Jimmy Mack 31, 33 & 56 (https://youtu.be/CdvITn5cAVc) (RQ 8).

Mason, Barbara Yes, I’m Ready 36

Mayfield, Curtis Diamond in the Back 56 (https://youtu.be/ZVANQheoRUw) (RQ 8).

Mickey and Sylvia Love is Strange 36 (https://youtu.be/5SwMB9v1pQ4) (RQ 8).

Moon, Arei (28) Finesse 37

Ndombolo Dance 49

Oldham, Spooner (keyboard) For Percy Sledge. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

Parker, Robert Barefootin 36 (https://youtu.be/2VZakvxRD44) (RQ 8).

Phillips, Esther Release Me 36 (https://youtu.be/R5yYwiYEJ_8) (RQ 9).

Pickett, Wilson Midnight Hour & Mustang Sally 8, 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/16u6w0cjjrU) (RQ 8).

Price, Lloyd Personality 8

Purify, James & Bobby I’m Your Puppet 6 (https://youtu.be/rYyCdHUJfb4) (RQ 9).

Rawls, Lou You’re the One 9 (https://youtu.be/VDCNQuBLifw) (RQ 10).

Redding, Otis Sittin on the Dock of the Bay 9 & 38 (https://youtu.be/rTVjnBo96Ug) (RQ 8).

Rida, Flo Low 32 & 33

Robinson, Smokey (& The Miracles) Shop Around & Tracks of My Tears 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/rNS6D4hSQdA) (RQ 9).

Rodgers, Nile (guitar) Everybody Dance and I’m Comin Out 19 & 56

Sam (Moore) & Dave (Prater) Soul Man 14 & 33 (https://youtu.be/h8uVBcWk5aw) (RQ 9).

Sharp, Dee Dee Mashed Potatoes 36 (https://youtu.be/51eJ3-h86JQ) (RQ 9).

Sledge, Percy When a Man Loves a Woman 14 (https://youtu.be/EYb84BDMbi0) (RQ 7).

Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People & Dance to the Music 14 & 33 (https://youtu.be/YUUhDoCx8zc) (RQ 10).

Soloman, Victor My Girl 53

Spencer Davis Group Gimmie Some Lovin 33 (https://youtu.be/ko3m0NBbq1o) (RQ 7).

Starr, Edwin Funky Music 6

Stewart, Billy Summertime 6 (https://youtu.be/CDLDl0_pt_k) (RQ 9).

Swann, Betty Make Me Yours 36

Tate, Howard Ain’t Nobody Home 6

Tex, Joe I Want to Do 6

The Capitals Cool Jerk 36 (https://youtu.be/R73iEOvkr10) (RQ 8).

The Clovers Love Potion Number Nine 51 (https://youtu.be/qTjs7a9l0hM) (RQ 9).

The Coasters Yakety Yak 36 (https://youtu.be/epCN0f7FTIY) (RQ 9).

The Contours Do You Love Me 35 & 36 (https://youtu.be/3EoI-6lQFIE) (RQ 8).

The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron 56 (https://youtu.be/v-qqi7-Q19k) (RQ 8).

The Delfonics La La Means I Love You 51

The Dells Oh What a Night & Stay in My Corner 6 & 36 (https://youtu.be/dOrb7py-cgo) (RQ 9).

The Impressions (Jerry Butler) For Your Precious Love 6 (https://youtu.be/SrZ7NfwNBEk) (RQ 10).

The Isley Brothers For the Love of You 56

The Marvelettes Don’t Mess with Bill & Please Mr. Postman 7, 30 & 33

The Meters Cissy Strut 6

The Orioles (& Sonny Till) Crying in the Chapel 18 (https://youtu.be/Qe_tL7aVGE8) (RQ 10).

The Shangri-Las Leader of the Pack 33 (https://youtu.be/Q8UKf65NOzM) (RQ 7).

The Shirelles Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow & Momma Said 14 & 17 (https://youtu.be/L842mz-tNBQ) (RQ 10).

The Supremes Stop in the Name of Love & Baby Love 15 & 17 (https://youtu.be/ZAWSiWtUK2s) (RQ 8).

The Tams Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me 6

The Temptations My Girl & Just My Imagination 16, 17 & 33 (https://youtu.be/eepLY8J4E6c) (RQ 8).

The Weeknd The Hills 32 & 33

Thomas, Fufus Do the Push and Pull 6

Timmons, Courtney Soulmate 50

Troy, Doris Just One Look 35 & 36 (https://youtu.be/GI3OYR_XM0w) (RQ 9).

Turner, Tina Proud Mary & I Want to Take You Higher 16 & 17 (https://youtu.be/02QUmKVsyFY) (RQ 10).

Washington, Justine “Baby” Only Those in Love 36

West, Kenye Gold Digger 32 & 33

Walter, Jr. Shot Gun 6

Williams, Billy I’m Going to Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter 21 (https://youtu.be/rxhT8T44bt8) (RQ 10).

Williams, Maurice (& The Zodiacs) Stay 35 (https://youtu.be/o1Z_hskvz1M) (RQ 8).

Wilson, Jackie Star Dust 21 (https://youtu.be/UzgmnGm0wD0) (RQ 9).

Womack, Bobby If You Think You’re Lonely 6 (https://youtu.be/bRXnRwm-njM) (RQ 10).

Wonder, Stevie Superstition 33 (https://youtu.be/0CFuCYNx-1g) (RQ 10+).