Sunday Music 6: Motown [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]
The impact of Motown on pop culture worldwide is immeasurable. The songs emanating from Berry Gordy's Detroit hit factory sounded an undeniable call to freedom, self-expression, and joy. Motown conjured unknown worlds, from romance (and whatever Great Mysteries lay beyond)... to church, and what it might feel like to have a meaningful faith... to social and political issues, and listeners could sense the power, pain, and desire for change beneath these exquisite harmonies. It was, and 50 years on still is, electrifying. In this collection, featuring 8 of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," we celebrate the quieter side of the label in a soulful Sunday soundtrack. Classics by artists who only ever required a first name -- Marvin, Stevie, Diana, Smokey -- are interwoven with definitive readings of Motown standards by their legendary friends -- Aretha, Otis, and Al. The full range and possibilities of the songbook are heard in exclusive a cappella tracks, from a stunning and brand new update of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" by Sonos, to Gladys Knight & The Pips' breathtaking call-and-response on "Grapevine."
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Technical CreditsGene Zacharewicz Executive Producer
Steven Scott Executive Producer
Hugo Vereker Producer
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fantastic compilation. very unexpected, trippy reworking of the J5 tune. wtf?!?
gonna wear this disk out.
Great music to listen to! Very energizing and uplifting.
B&N's Sunday Music Motown is like a walk in your old neighborhood -- all your best friends from your growing up years are there, and it's great to be with them again.
Tehnically good recordings, however not what you might think it is. Look closely. These are Motown greats BUT singing covers of other's songs - and all over-orchestrated with a bit of electric thrown in. Just not satisfying - except maybe as background music in a dentist's office.