A Music Empire “Hitsville USA!” These are the words the young, arrogant Berry Gordy wrote on the front of Motown's headquarters (Cruz). At the time, this self-appointed title wasn't deserved, but Motown records would soon become a music powerhouse. So, how did Motown grow from it's humble beginnings to “Hitsville USA?” Everyone has heard some of Motown's greatest hits, even if it's origin is unknown to the listener. Berry Gordy built a music empire out of Motown. He didn't have much experience, but he managed nonetheless.
He was reportedly released after Death Row Records CEO Marion "Suge" Knight paid a bond of more than $1 million as part of Shakur's parole. In his latest project, Shakur as the defiant street thug was back in full force on this recording. The song "California Love" featured a guest appearance by famed rapper-producer Dr. Dre and made a strong showing on the pop charts. "How Do You Want It" also was another smash success for Shakur. It appeared to be a golden time for
B. King, an American blues guitarist and singer songwriter, to say "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." He was also ranked38th in the Rolling Stones list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Many artists cited Peter Green as a great influence. Fleetwood Mac, started in 1967 by two former members of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and became an enormously popular pop-oriented group in the late 1970s. Problems of Alcohol and Drugs resulted in a breakup of Fleetwood Mac.
His debut solo album of 1972, Got To Be There, started a string of hits, and he eventually parted company with his brothers in 1981. Michael's reputation grew as a songwriter, dancer, choreographer and producer. Using innovative techniques and special effects, he created music videos that seemed more like mini-movies. Accompanying his landmark 1982 album Thriller, was a 13-minute film that was influenced by classic Hollywood horror movies. Thriller is still among the biggest-selling albums in history, with sales of more than 45 million worldwide.
Both black and white musicians became friends because of what they did. It was wonderful. But right outside those doors it stopped," comments Stax songwriter David Porter. Redding's triumphs at Stax encouraged other labels to look for this new style raw talent.The local Gold Wax label signed an incredible talent - James Carr. One of his rare, previously unseen television performances features in Soul Deep.
Though Wellers composed many tunes he sold them for very little money so when the tunes became famous other artist assumed full credits for the tunes. Being known as the man who made the piano sing Waller’s was also known for his generosity and the joy he would bring to a room. Waller would also play Bach organ pieces for small group setting on occasions. After his sudden death in 1943 from Pneumonia Fats Waller’s legacy still live on in the many form of music and film for his hit Ain’t Misbehaving and many other
He showed remarkable range and depth for such a young performer, impressing audiences with his ability to convey complex emotions (A+E Television Networks, LLC). Michael Jackson became one of the most interntionally famous award winning solo pop artists. Michael Joseph Jackson, also known as The Gloves One, Wacko Jacko, Jacko, King of Pop, MJ, Smelly, Applehead or Mike. The American superstar was born on August 29th , 1958 in Gary, Indian. He began his singing career when he was 5 years old.
Tamela came from the hit film Tammy and The Bachelor that artist Debbie Reynolds sang. Tamela Records introduced many artists such as Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, Marvelettes, and The Isley Brothers. Tamela Records is a record label that was established in The United Kingdom. Tamela Records has its own slogan “The Sound that makes the world go round.” Tamela was started off an $800 family loan in 1959. (tamela records) In 2005 Motown merged with Universal Records and became Universal Motown Records.
Otis Redding was one of the leading pioneers of his time and served as the pinnacle of soul music during the 1960's. Raised with a background in gospel music, Redding launched his career immediately when he needed to earn money in order to support his family. Although it wasn't his first time singing for a record label, he got his first real recording session when he was introduced to Jim Stewart of Stax Records. During the session, he was singing with Jimmy Jenkins, the leader of The Pinetoppers. After Jenkins failed to leave any kind of impression on Stewart, he decided to put Redding in the last part of the session.
His eroticized image was viewed very differently but all of America’s society. Teenagers admired his sexual magnetism; parents disagreed with the values he was presenting to society. Nothing less, he recorded dozens of hit singles. One being “Heartbreak Hotel.” This recording became his first million-seller, and was the best-selling single of 1956. “Heartbreak Hotel” had a great affect on the 1950s.