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  • Motown

    22 Aug 2007, 12:03 by Nectar_Card

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    Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan ("Motor City"), where it achieved widespread international success. Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as the first record label owned by an African American and primarily featuring African American artists to regularly achieve crossover success and have a widespread, lasting effect on the music industry.

    Incorporated on 12 January 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records, Motown has, over the course of its history, owned or distributed releases from more than 45 subsidiaries in varying genres, although it is most famous for its releases in the musical genres of R&B, hip hop, pop, and soul. Motown left Detroit for Los Angeles in 1972, and remained an independent company until 1988, when Gordy sold the company to MCA. …
  • A Quiz Wot I Nicked From Chicken_Boosh

    27 Sep 2006, 15:51 by silic0n

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    A fucking National Accident Helpline advert. Yes, the ruddy telly's on, but it wasn't my choice. The last thing I listened to was The Postal Service's cover of Grow Old With Me. Twas pretty good.

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Happy Hardcore / DJ Cami. Ok, that's not a song, but it encompasses many of them. It makes me truly suicidal. Music that I like to listen to when I'm sad (they actually make me less sad however) includes Radiohead and Red House Painters. Trailways is a good one.

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    It's annoying when the next question in a quiz is the one you would have given your previous answer to if you'd only read ahead.

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    Band? Radiohead. Favourite artist? Female = Björk. Male = Prince.

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    Broken Social Scene.

    6. Best female voice?
    Björk. Lauryn Hill. Roisin Murphy of Moloko. Mariah Carey. Rosie Gaines. …