A Visit to “Hitsville U.S.A.” Birthplace of the Detroit--Motown Sound
Join Correspondent Tom Wilmer in Detroit, Michigan at Hitsville U.S.A., the birthplace of Motown Records. The Motown Sound— It’s been described as a marriage of saintly and secular music, melding the syncopation and improvisation of the jazz be-bop movement.
From the Four Tops to Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, and Stevie Wonder--the music created in Barry Gordy’s Motown Records “Studio A” transformed the world of music in America forever.
The Motown Sound remains just as much a part of cultural fabric today as it was when hits like Dancin’ In The Streets, How Sweet It Is, What’s Goin’ On, and I Heard it Through the Grapevine, first rocked the charts back in the 1960s.