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Motown

(ˈməʊˌtaʊn)
n
(Music, other) trademark music combining rhythm and blues and pop, or gospel rhythms and modern ballad harmony
[C20: from Motown Records of Detroit; from Mo(tor)Town, a nickname for Detroit, Michigan, centre of the US car industry]

Mo•town

(ˈmoʊˌtaʊn)

n.
1. Detroit, Michigan: a nickname.
2. an upbeat, often pop-influenced style of rhythm and blues associated with Detroit and with numerous black vocalists since the 1950s.

Motown

A record company set up in the 1960s in Detroit (the Motor Town” from which the name is derived) by Berry Gordy, Jr. The name became associated with a characteristic style of black music that combined rhythm and blues with the rhythms and ballad style of pop music, often with orchestral backing. The company featured a stable of songwriters and composers that scored many hits in the 1960s and 70s, including Smokey Robinson and The Supremes.
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Noun1.Motown - the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes portMotown - the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor
Great Lakes State, Michigan, Wolverine State, MI - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
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BIRTHDAYS: Berry Gordy, Tamla Motown founder, 88; Randy Newman, singer/songwriter, 74; Alistair Darling, former chancellor of the Exchequer, 64; Kris Akabusi, former athlete and TV presenter, 59; Stephen Roche, former cyclist, 58; Judd Nelson, actor, 58; Martin Clunes, actor, 56; Jon Stewart, television host, 55; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actress, 33; Karen Gillan, actress, 30.
Rock Cafe has a Tamla Motown and soul night on the last Friday of the month.
Produced by the legendary Tamla Motown producer Norman Whitfield, the trio consisted of Joe Harris, Billie Calvin and Brenda Evans, though the line-up would change over the years.
To mark the occasion, and as October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, the DJ lineup comprised totally of lady DJs who played a great selection of 60s and 70s soul, Tamla Motown, R&B and northern soul and kept the dance floor busy all afternoon.
There are two facts about the now legendary 1965 Tamla Motown tour of the UK: you couldn't possibly afford to stage the same show today with the artists involved and, during the tour, which took in 18-20 towns across the UK, they only played to two full houses - Hammersmith Odeon and the Odeon in Glasgow.
As part of the Tamla Motown Revue package tour, which also included acts such as a 15-year-old Stevie Wonder and TURN TO PAGE 40 SCOTLAND'S ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION From Page 39 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas performed two shows at Glasgow's Odeon cinema on April 1, 1965.
Animals are going wild and running amok Tarzan is trying to calm them all down, but while all this mayhem is going on Beethoven is dancing to Tamla Motown.
Pre Retro times, around the mid to late 80s, Barr Gordon Paul Taylor had been DJing at the club, playing underground jazz funk, disco, Tamla Motown and northern soul from the 70s and had established a unique sound over the years with a strange unique Balearic feel in the centre of Lancashire.
Tamla Motown legend Smokey Robinson has signed up for Carnival Cruises' LIVE concert season for 2015.
This latter–day masterpiece, with its 11 tracks, harks back to the golden age of Tamla Motown and Stax, unlike soul revivalists such as Fitz And The Tantrums and Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings.
His 2012 album, Faithful Man, garnered glowing reviews and its follow-up, Emma Jean, is another latter-day masterpiece, with its 11 tracks harking back to the golden age of Tamla Motown and Stax.
Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and Funk get an airing at The Jam House as Detroit Soul put punters in the party mood tonight and tomorrow.