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tg

"Watching their glorious performances I would find myself focusing on Mary who always seemed to be having a good time."

I agree 100% Rob.

Mark Bailen

I grew up on the east side of Detroit in the 60's and Motown just seemed like a regional recording studio the produced "The Sound of Young America" for local audiences. Dozier Holland and Dozier wrote many of Motown's hits. My math and home room teacher at Cleveland Junior High was Benny Dozier; whose family members wrote the music for Motown. Joe Massina played the guitar and was the only white musician of the Funk Brothers; the studio band that played on most of Motown's songs. I grew up with his relatives across the street from the Charles/Buffalo street projects. We never realized how popular Motown would become until Motown's acts were on the Ed Sullivan show. Wow! We were all proud; Detroiters of all races and colors! We not only started the auto industry but invented a new kind of music known as "The Motown Sound" that didn't fit any of the traditional music genres. It was a combination of soul, jazz, Chicago & Mississippi blues, gospel, rock & roll, rap, funk, country, and pop. It was all of that but never any one. That's why it hit the vein of so many people and cherished even now because it has and always be evergreen, sexy, innocent, timely and fresh. It becomes part of a listeners musical DNA, has pasted the test of time & history and will never fade from musical history. I am fortunate enough to have experienced and grown up with "The Motown Sound" Your comments please.

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