"The Sound of Young America"; inventors of crossover. It was a
Detroit indie label started by songwriter Berry Gordy; it soon came to feature more great songwriter-producers than you can shake a stick at. But the later emphasis on charm schools, choreography, and Vegas glitz was its downfall; in the 70's, Gordy moved it to Hollywood, completing the process in which it lost its soul. The Supremes, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops...

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