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REVIEW: The Nation's Favourite Motown Songs

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 27, 2014

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I WOULDN’T think there is anyone in the country who doesn’t like at least one song which has Motown stamped on its label.

Me, well I like most of them and The Nation’s Favourite Motown Songs is positively magical.

The album is set to be released on July 7 to co-incide with a new TV show which will tell the story behind some of Motown’s best-love songs, and will count down to the final reveal of what has been voted as the all-time favourite.

ITV’s The Nation’s Favourite Motown Song will air in July 6 and features interviews and footage of iconic artists such as Tito Jackson, Mary Wilson, Duke Fakir, Otis Williams, as well as Martha Reeves who will all personally help to tell the story behind some of the 40 songs which feature on the double disc CD.

Motown was born in late 1950s Detroit which was famous for car manufacturing and known as Motor Town. The city had a thriving music scene and the nickname was eventually shortened to Motown. This soon became the name of one of the most iconic record labels in the world.

Fifty years on and Motown is still as popular as it was then – may be even more so – and this album celebrates the wonderful blend of words, music and performances which remain close to many of our hearts.

I’ve been a huge fan of this style of music for as long and I can remember and there isn’t a dud track on the album. It includes some of my all-time favourites such as Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) by Frank Wilson, Being With You by the legend who is Smokey Robinson and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross.

This album is in my car’s CD player and that’s where it’s going to stay for the summer.

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