About Motown

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About Motown Soul Music – Motown records were first released in the UK on the Philips Fontana Label and then on John Schroeder’s Oriole label. Later they were released on the Stateside label, then after Dave Godin‘s effort it became a label in its own right in March 1965 with the first release – Stop In The Name Of Love by The Supremes (No1 USA at the time).

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Tamla  Motown records  were played at most of the Manchester clubs but the soul clubs would be very selective about which tracks were played – Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Tops being particular favourites.

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