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date: 20 January 2021

Motown [ Tamla Motown]. 

The Oxford Companion to Music
Kenneth GloagKenneth Gloag

An American record company formed by Berry Gordy, originally based in Detroit (‘motor town’), to promote black *soul to the widest possible audience. Early recordings focused on vocal groups whose style was derived from the gospel tradition. Motown has produced many outstandingly successful performers, including ... ...

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