2009 is the 50th anniversary of American’s greatest record label and global music icon – Motown! Celebrate the anniversary with this podcast series featuring rare and intimate conversations with Motown legends, producers, songwriters and singers - including Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, the Commodores and more. Also hear from hip-hop pioneer Q-Tip, actor/singer/producer Nick Cannon, film director Lawrence Kasdan, songwriter Diane Warren, author Frank Rich and many more. Listen to fantastic stories of America's greatest record label, including exclusive insights on some of the greatest songs ever, from "My Girl" to "Love Hangover" to “Brick House.”
Motown 50 was produced by Vella Interactive.
The Motown Legacy
Chairman Berry Gordy Jr. reflects on the Motown Legacy.
The Anatomy Of A Hit: My Girl
The all-time classic Motown anthem "My Girl" is explored.
Award-winning choreographer Toni Basil shares her love for Motown's moves.
The Anatomy Of A Hit: Skeletons and Dark-N-Lovely
Stevie Wonder talks about the inspiration behind, and the making of, the #1 hit "Skeletons" and the ballad "Dark-N-Lovely."
The Anatomy Of A Hit: Where Did Our Love Go
Original Supreme member Mary Wilson shares the story of creating the chart-topping hit "Where Did Our Love Go."
Motown and The Big Chill
Film director Lawrence Kasdan and his wife Meg discuss how they made the most of Motown music in the classic film The Big Chill.
Great insight into Motown.
😊 I love the Jackson five one
Great interview with a young Marvin Gaye. Never heard him speak before, just singing, he was so well spoken at 19. Luved his thinking on artists wanting to be immortal.