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    The Impact Of Motown

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    matter what color. Berry Gordy, who is the father of Motown tried many occupations like a boxer, a record store owner, and even an auto worker. He didn’t have any luck, so he decided to try having a record label. He started out with a loan of $800 from his family, and with that money he created Hitsville U.S.A. founded in 1959, in Detroit, Michigan. He discovered Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in 1957, and then he started building his group of artists. Just within a couple years this record label sold more singles and released more hits than any other recording label. Just some of the influential artists that were on this label were Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations,The Four Tops, Jackson 5, and many more. Some of the many hits from Motown that are still well known today are “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye was his first number one and it was what made him famous. This song was a number one hit for three different artists. Another song that was huge for Motown was “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5. Which was Jackson 5 first single released with Motown records. It went to number one and there next three songs “ABC”, “The Love You Save”, and “I’ll Be There” followed. Motown helped African Americans receive success with white people and they had crossover success. In this era there was segregation and a lot of racism. A lot of white people wouldn’t listen to songs that African Americans have made, or watch a show with an African…

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    Marvin Gaye Analysis

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    The emotion in Marvin's voice in this song is unparalleled to many other singers. In the song, as well as throughout the album, Gaye used multiple tracks to sing many of his backing vocals. “War is not the answer /For only love can conquer hate” I see it as a call for communication instead of violence to resolve conflicts. The song speaks openly and honestly about racism, war, and sexism. In consideration of the anti-war movement and African Americans’ struggle for civil rights, Marvin asks…

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    businesses. Growing up he saw the way they made cars and thought “why can 't you do that with music?” With help from family he was able to come up with motown records with a 800$ loan. He was encouraged to keep going because of his friend smokey robinson. By starting his recording studio he brought in only african americans to play. It started with a riff and everyone in the band built up upon it. This was the start of not only african americans gaining the mainstream audience but started a…

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    editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, or other modifications, which, as a whole, represent an original work of authorship, is a ‘derivative work.’” Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 (2012) (Emphasis added). On it’s face, one could easily call “Blurred Lines” a derivative work that was derived from “Gotta Get It Up.” As addressed in the Amicus brief, music builds on itself. That is an inherent fact, and therefore, one could define every single song ever created to be a derivative…

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    History Of Motown Records

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    Motown Records was created by Berry Gordy on January 12, 1959. Motown made its impact on the music industry forever. Artists that we know as legends today such as Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson 5 started in Motown. Together their music brought a community together. Motown started with just a man and 800 dollars loaned from his family. Berry Gordy was a dreamer, and also a teacher, producer, and entrepreneur.Gordy as an African American owner wanted to make a…

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    track layered on top of each other. It’s an easier and faster way of recording the instrumental tracks because you won’t have to record them individually. During the 60’s most of the music was usually about peace, love, unity, and feelings. One reason for that was because we were going through the Vietnam War, but we’re also going through a horrendous war at this moment but all we hear is about parties, breakups, fame and money. The hippie scene in the sixties was a huge influence in song…

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    themes. Top 40 hit songs performed by The Weekend include "Can 't Feel My Face," "The Hills," and "Earned It" have all earned a place in the top 5 of Billboard 's The Hot 100. Since The Weeknd is a Billboard topper and is musically similar to Frank Ocean, Jesse will probably also enjoy Frank Ocean and Channel Orange. Many influential artists for Ocean are also artists Jesse enjoys listening to. MTV lists Ocean 's influences as being Beyonce, Marvin Gaye, Mos Def, Prince, Kanye West, Pharrell…

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    Every song has its unique theme which expresses critical messages and reflects the life at a particular time. One of the most influential R&B (rhythm and blues) song is the anti-war song "what's going on" by Marvin Gaye on 21 may 1971. It is one of the top twenty political songs as mentioned in New-statesman by Jennifer Thompson. The "what's going on" song and its album have the same name. The album comprises nine songs which related to each other so it has been categorized as a song cycle. The…

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    incorporated the spoken word into his company by creating a label for recording, people like Martin Luther King J. and Stokely Carmichael giving voice to the social movements and struggles prevalent at the time (Smith 17). Although historians relate that Marvin Gaye led Motown into social consciousness with his seminal album “What’s Going On,’ in 1971, Mark Clague in his essay "What Went on?: the (Pre-) History of Motown's Politics at 45 Rpm," counters that there were many instances that used…

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    Berry Gordy Biography

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    like Diana Ross. This was very important to the racial tension during this time period. White people wanted nothing to do with black people creating this strain between races. With the comments women made about their feelings toward Diana, this shows the cultural boundaries Motown achieved as they’re artists were able to capture culturally different audiences. “The company’s first major hit came the next year with Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want).” In 1961 came Motown’s first million…

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