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Four on the Floor: The Motown Sound

Lenny Kaye, David Dalton, Rock 100, 1977

IT WAS EVER MORE THAN A RECORD LABEL. At its zenith, during a span that dominated most (if not all) of the sixties, the hit factory of Motown charged and defined the state of rhythm and blues art, offering black identity through multiracial discipline, individual independence subordinated to the needs of a vast, insatiable audience.

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