Apart from dozens of chart-topping acts, hundreds of millions of records sold and its positive influence on music-making, undoubtedly Motown (along with rock and television) helped pave the way for 60s civil rights legislation … and a LOT of romance. Berry on ‘To Tell the Truth’ Funk Bros back ‘Hold on Me’
To learn more about Motown and the top-grade musicians who propelled many of those hits, see the excellent 2002 film Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
The album includes two songs by US bluesman Willie Dixon. At first many are not sure what to make of the band, and it gets negative reviews, but widespread popularity soon reverses that.
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