Growing up near Detroit, in an age when vinyl ruled the airwaves, I can’t help but to have a great appreciation for Motown. Barry Gordy Jr. established Motown Records in 1959. In the ’60s and ’70s Motown not only defined a specific style of music, the record label and the artists signed to it, also helped define a city.
The only bad part about this five album set is deciding which side to listen to when you only have time for one. I usually decide by randomly grabbing one and playing whatever side is facing up when it comes out of the sleeve.
Today’s winner: record four, side one.
- Diana Ross &The Supremes – Come See About Me
- Stevie Wonder – Fingertips
- Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
- Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
- Commodores – Brick House