In its classic era—the seminal music scene of the 1960s—Motown’s artists were among the most popular, establishing a standard of excellence and sophistication that has never been surpassed. Calling itself “The Sound of Young America,” the instantly recognizable - and often-imitated - Motown Sound blended distinctively passionate singers, the call-and-response vocal arrangements of the African-American church tradition, pop music sensibilities, jazz virtuosity and irresistible rhythms, overlaying them with timeless songwriting. Rediscover the songs of Motown’s legends like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, the Jackson 5, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Lionel Richie, Rick James, and many more. The “Motown Sound” is the soundtrack of change in America that shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.
Before he became the King of Pop, Michael Jackson earned his stripes fronting his band of brothers on Motown. Check out all things Jackson 5, and find out why they were one of the most successful young groups ever.
Released to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest record labels in music history, Now That's What I Call Motown presents 25 of the most beloved and timeless R&B tracks from some of the greatest music acts of all-time.