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with them their music (Dixieland and Jazz!) Detroit. 1960s mid 1970s ... Reconciliation of Popular Music ... singing style starting from Gospel music ...
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Motown Detroit, Michigan "Engine City" Ford Assembly Line Brings African American laborers to Detroit for work, opportunity, and non-isolation African Americans carried with them their music (Dixieland and Jazz!) 1960s – mid 1970s Detroit

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Civil Rights Movement Brown versus Leading group of Education 1954: Topeka, Kansas "Isolate yet equivalent is naturally unequal." Rosa Parks 1955-1956: Montgomery, Alabama Refused to surrender her transport seat to a white man and was captured. Prompted the Montgomery Bus Boycott Martin Luther King Jr. 1963: "I Have A Dream" discourse More open familiarity with the Civil Rights Movement 1955 – 1968 Attempt to annul racial isolation in America.

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Motown Music Groups Marvin Gaye The Marvelettes Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Stevie Wonder The Jackson 5 The Temptations The Supremes "Dreamgirls" motion picture taking into account the narrative of the Supremes!

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The Marvelettes Began in 1961 as quintet called Casinyets ("Can\'t Sing Yet") out of Inkster, Michigan. Came in fourth place in a school theatrical presentation and were then permitted to try out for Motown Records. They were offered an arrangement immediately. Gordy Berry renamed them the Marvelettes. "Please Mr. Postman" turned into a #1 Billboard hit 14 weeks after its discharge.

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Motown: The Beginning Berry Gordy-(Born 1929 in Detroit, Michigan) a. Dropped out of secondary school to end up a boxer b. 1951-Drafted by the Army for the Korean War, earned his secondary school degree c. Returned home in 1953, opened a jazz record store d. At that point took a shot at a sequential construction system composing tunes as he worked Berry Gordy-The Beginnings of Success a. Submitted tunes to magazines, artists, challenges b. Co-composed "Reet Petite" which was recorded by Jackie Wilson in 1957 c. Started delivering and recording his own specialists: the Five Stars, the Miracles (with Smokey Robinson) d. 1959-Establishes Tamla Records which got to be Motown Records

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Motown\'s Role in Racial Integration of Popular Music First record mark to be claimed by an African American b. To start with to include generally African American specialists who picked up hybrid achievement

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The Motown Sound The Motown Sound of the 1960s a. A style of soul music, coming from holy Gospel music b. Utilization of tambourine alongside drums c. Noticeable/melodic bass line played by electric bass d. Call and Response singing style starting from Gospel music e. Arrangement with strings and horns

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The Temptations "My Girl"- First hit in 1964 Signed to the Motown name for more than 40 years Sold more than 22 million collections by 1982 Always highlight 5 African American vocalist/dancers Recognizable for their choreography and stage suits Said to be as compelling to soul as the Beatles were to shake. The "Classic Five" lineup of the Temptations, around 1965. Left to right: Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, Paul Williams, and David Ruffin .

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