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The Temptin’ Temptations

Today’s #tbtXPN – Throwback Thursday – showcases the mighty sounds of Motown Records, and its various label imprints, Tamla, Soul, Invictus, Rare Earth records and more. Home to dozens of Billboard hits for over more than three decades, the Motor City label was home to some of the greatest all-time soul and R&B records. Continue reading →


#TBTXPN: Watch 10 of the greatest Motown songs

Motown Records

Throughout the Summer, WXPN has been doing a special themed weekly programming series, #TBTXPN – a musical #ThrowbackThursday through August. Each week XPN has been travelling back to a special year, a genre, or musical movement. This week we put the spotlight on the incredible Motown record labels, and the many hits and deep tracks in its vaults. Founded by Berry Gordy in January, 1959 as Tamla Records on a family loan of $800, the songwriter and businessman incorporated the company in Detroit, Michigan in 1960 as the Motown Record Corporation. The word Motown was a combination of the words motor and town, and the label quickly became synonymous with the some of the greatest R&B and soul hits – and deep tracks – of the Sixties, Seventies, and beyond. Continue reading →