The Chairmen of the Board teamed up with Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland to create a Beach Music classic
The Funk Brothers
One year ago in this column, I featured Ruby and the Romantics and their 1963 smash hit “Our Day Will Come.” The record was so big that it cemented the…
Two classic versions of one classic song. Which is your favorite?
Legendary studio guitarist Dennis Coffey had a hit of his own in ’71
Rare Earth scored big with two Temptations covers, and more
Jimmy Ruffin’s biggest hit is a Motown classic
Are moments like Beatles on Sullivan, The Elvis Comeback, Moonwalk on Motown and the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video doomed? Here’s some random speculation as to why that may be so.
Marvin Gaye’s ’77 hit was huge, it’s influence even greater
The Friday Five: sharing is caring.
We lost Funk Brother Bob Babbitt this week, He played on countless Motown hits, including this Stevie Wonder classic.
The Four Tops smash “Bernadette” was just one of the hundreds of Motown hits that featured the bass playing of the legendary James Jamerson.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland song “Baby Don’t You Do It” had some great cover versions, but it’s hard to to to the Marvin Gaye original.
The Marvelettes were Motown’s first successful female group, and they scored the company’s first number one pop hit. In all they scored 21 hits in eight years.
In which our own Ken Shane and Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal debate the merits of Phil Spector’s work in light of his murder conviction.
May 21 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye’s landmark album What’s Going On. Ken Shane has an appreciation.
It’s surprising to me that we’re now several months into Soul Serenade, and I have yet to feature a track by the Temptations. They are, after all, my favorite soul…