A Visit to “Hitsville U.S.A.” Birthplace of the Detroit--Motown Sound

Jun 20, 2016

Join Correspondent Tom Wilmer in Detroit, Michigan at Hitsville U.S.A., the birthplace of Motown Records. The Motown Sound— It’s been described as a marriage of saintly and secular music, melding the syncopation and improvisation of the jazz be-bop movement.

From the Four Tops to Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, and Stevie Wonder--the music created in Barry Gordy’s Motown Records “Studio A” transformed the world of music in America forever.

The Motown Sound remains just as much a part of cultural fabric today as it was when hits like Dancin’ In The Streets, How Sweet It Is, What’s Goin’ On, and I Heard it Through the Grapevine, first rocked the charts back in the 1960s.

Shanel Adams, Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator at The Motown Museum, in downtown Detroit, Michigan takes us on a Motown-Sound journey of Discovery.  

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