Motown Year By Year: The Sound of Young America, 1968

Motown Year By Year: The Sound of Young America, 1968

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The symbiotic relationship between the Motown Sound and the young American culture it claimed to represent was never deeper than in the landmark year of 1968, a year which saw the sweeping changes throughout the country reflected in microcosm by the sweeping changes which hit Berry Gordy's recording empire. Most crucial was the defection of the

Overview

The symbiotic relationship between the Motown Sound and the young American culture it claimed to represent was never deeper than in the landmark year of 1968, a year which saw the sweeping changes throughout the country reflected in microcosm by the sweeping changes which hit Berry Gordy's recording empire. Most crucial was the defection of the Holland-Dozier-Holland production trio; in their absence the Motown Sound turned earthy and gritty under the supervision of producer Norman Whitfield, with real-world concerns the subject of sophisticated new hits like the Temptations' "Cloud Nine" (their first record to feature David Ruffin's replacement Dennis Edwards) and the Supremes' "Love Child." Whitfield also helmed 1968's Marvin Gaye chart-topper "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," arguably the label's absolute creative peak and the obvious highlight of this 16-track collection, which also includes hits from Stevie Wonder ("For Once in My Life") and Gladys Knight ("The End of Our Road").

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/1995
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0731453050723
catalogNumber:
530507

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Four Tops   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Track Performer
Gladys Knight   Track Performer
Marvelettes   Track Performer
Temptations   Track Performer
Junior Walker   Track Performer
Tammi Terrell   Track Performer
Blinky Williams   Track Performer
Stevie Wonder   Track Performer
Bobby Taylor   Track Performer
Diana Ross & the Supremes   Track Performer
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Green   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Producer
Clan   Producer
James Dean   Producer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Nick Ashford   Producer
Candace Bond   Executive Producer
Vernon Bullock   Composer
Henry Cosby   Producer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Berry Gordy   Producer
Amy Herot   Executive Producer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
Lawrence Horn   Producer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer,Producer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Producer
William Weatherspoon   Producer
Norman Whitfield   Producer
Frank Wilson   Producer
Jack Goga   Composer

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