Welcome back for another addition to the music bucket list of must-hear music.
This week I’m talking about Motown.
Motown has been a part of my life since I was very young. My mother was born and raised in Detroit, the Motown capital of the world.
She and my father would play Motown so I could learn about what music was like back in the day.
And with any discussion of Motown, you almost have to start with Diana Ross and the Supremes, one of my favorite female Motown groups.
I just love the sound they have. The way they are able to harmonize just really brings the group together. I suggest you listen to the song “You Can’t Hurry Love,” for starters.
And what would a Motown discussion be without Aretha Franklin? She is a power house. Her voice makes me feel alive with energy. I suggest one of her most popular songs, “Respect” as a great one to get acquainted with her.
And last, but not least, you have to listen to the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 is a big staple in my Motown diet. Before the fake nose and bizarre behavior, Michael Jackson was fronting this electric band with his brothers.
I suggest the songs “ABC,””I’ll Be There,” and “I want you back.”
Tune in next issue for a chat about the band Man Overboard.
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