What Motown Means To Me

Would you believe I am influenced by Motown music as a writer? I want what I write to be catchy, bouncy, dynamically innovative. Motown, founded by Berry Gordy, redefined music and gave the world Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and many others. Smokey Robinson’s Shop Around “was the opening salvo in a barrage of smash hits in the 1960s,” writes Marian Smith Holmes in Smithsonian (reprinted in Reader’s Digest May 1996). “Motown combined elements of blues, gospel, swing, jazz, pop with a thumping backbeat for a new, instantly recognizable sound.”

(Watch videos of Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Michael Jackson. Photo courtesy of SJE. See Berry Gordy's profile on History-Of-Rock. Visit Motown.com. Your comments are welcome and will be answered. You can link your blog with EasyHyperLinks)


Anonymous said…
I prefer Renz Verano music
njoyed reading yor writing
JonathanAquino said…
Thank you Leslie! I came to your MySpace blog andI really enjoyed the tour -- very visual, just like what I want for 2Rivers. More power on your showbiz career, and keep us up-to-date, okay?